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About 3 months beforehand or just after you have paid your final balance.  Do some online research on your ports.  So many can be done on your own or with local transport, so much cheaper than a ships tour.  Where are you going?

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Faroes, Iceland, Glasgow and Belfast.

already done some research and found something that looks good in Iceland, the Golden Circle tour, but wondered if P and O was cheaper.

The company I have found cater well for my wheelchair.

We are sorted in Glasgow and Belfast with DIY.

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Ah excellent.  Not so easy if you are a wheelchair user.  We sail in april, and I don't expect the excursions to be online until about late Jan, early Feb.

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We arranged our own Golden circle tour which was considerably cheaper than the ships tour, you just need to check that you are getting like for like as the tour is quite a long one.  

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This Icelandic tour company was fantastic for us.

https://www.igtours.is/en/cruise-ships-2019

I think we worked out that that they were about a third less expensive than P&O tours, and of course there were far fewer people on each tour.

 

You would need to contact them regarding accessibility though.  There weren’t any wheelchair users on the trips we took and I’m afraid I didn’t notice whether the vehicles were wheelchair accessible 

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Hi Silversurf. We are on this cruise but will have to wait for the accessible tours to come out as I can't get onto normal coaches.  They usually cost the earth of course.i have seen a video on YouTube of someone in a wheelchair doing the Golden circle tour so I know it is doable. Which company did you find?

 

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Hello Happy. I don’t know how to do a link, it is Saga Travel Iceland. I don’t think they have accessible transport as such. I’m lucky and can get on a coach with a little help, but it seems as if they use mini vans.Could you manage that or are you a full time wheelchair user?

I have emailed them to try and find out for you.

Fully accessible excursions are a ridiculous price,  I do think it’s wrong to penalise people for being disabled. It’s not just a few pounds but hundreds.

 

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Good morning Happy. I have received a reply from the excursion company. They usually use a 19 seater mini bus and you need to be able to get into the vehicle and use a folding wheelchair.

They have assured me that most of the tour is accessible, though not all.

Hope that helps.

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Thank you so much Silversurf.  Sadly I would have to stay in the wheelchair so this would be no good. Thanks all the same.  Looks like I will have to see what PandO offer.

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