10-Day Ireland Immersion: An Unforgettable Cruise
Do you want to go someplace off the beaten track? How about Ireland? March is the month we all think of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day…so, this Ireland cruise is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time cruisers. We can begin planning your trip for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration! You’ll experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, and you’ll dock in some of the most interesting parts of Ireland. Plus, we can arrange special experiences to give you a true local perspective. An Unforgettable Cruise…
DUBLIN TO DUBLIN
10-Day – Ireland Immersion in July 2022
on the OCEANIA SIRENA
Published Fares from:
$3299 p/p – Inside Stateroom
$3549 p/p – Ocean View
$4899 p/p – Veranda
$6299 p/p – Penthouse Suite
The Sirena – Elegantly Charming
Sleek and elegantly charming, Sirena’s decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Sirena offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships.
Special Offer: With OLife Choice*, a limited-time inclusive package, enjoy Roundtrip Airfare* and Free Internet plus choose one: FREE – 6 Shore Excursions, FREE – Beverage Package, or FREE – $600 Shipboard Credit
Amenities are per stateroom
Itinerary by Port
||Embark 1 PM
||Bristol, United Kingdom
Day 1: Dublin, Ireland – Tour majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift is buried, and stroll through lovely St. Stephen’s Green, a beautiful city park immortalized by James Joyce in Ulysses. The magnificently decorated Book of Kells is on display at the venerable Trinity College. For more secular pursuits, tour the Guinness Storehouse or the Jameson Distillery and learn the secrets to making great Irish beer and whiskey.
Day 2: Waterford, Ireland – Stroll through this 1,100-year-old Viking town and admire Rodney’s Tower, still in use, and see the exquisite treasures in the museum. Visit the Waterford Crystal Visitors’ Centre, where you can see how the artisans cut their famous designs. Or enjoy the beautiful Irish countryside as you pass majestic abbey ruins, stroll through quaint villages, and see remnants of Viking heritage.
Day 3: Bristol, United Kingdom – From the clock over the historic Exchange with dual minute hands – for Greenwich Mean Time and local meridian time – to a street so steep that locals tie up their parked cars when it gets icy, Bristol is a city you won’t soon forget. Birthplace of renowned graffiti artist Banksy, Bristol displays the anonymous artist’s work on buildings and landmarks and in museums alongside the work of other graffiti artists, as the city nurtures this unconventional expression. After shopping along Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft, said to be the largest collection of independent shops in Europe, quench your thirst with a craft beer or cider at a local pub.
Day 4: Cork (Ringaskiddy), Ireland – Cheerful Cork sprawls about the River Lee in one of Ireland’s most stunning settings. Bridges crisscross the city leading to landmarks like St. Anne’s Church and the Old City Gaol, where you’ll see the 19th century prisoners’ graffiti. Make time to kiss the Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle.
Day 5: Bantry, Ireland – Bantry is situated at the head of ancient Bantry Bay, which is renowned for being one of the most breathtaking vistas along Ireland’s coast. The picturesque town’s narrow lanes are filled with old-fashioned shops and restaurants that offer a taste of the region’s history and culture. In fact, Bantry has a history extending into Neolithic times when humans left their mark in locations such as Killnaruane. You can also discover the region’s past in Wolfe Tone Square and the famed Bantry House & Gardens, one of Ireland’s most renowned manors and the ancestral seat of the Earls of Bantry.
Day 6: Galway, Ireland – From shopping and culture to castles and cliffs, the city of Galway and its surroundings offer a wide array of fascinating experiences. In town, visit An Taibdearc – the national Irish language theater of Ireland – or learn about the area’s history at the Galway City Museum. Venture into the countryside to take in the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, which are more than 700 feet high and home to 29 species of seabirds. Wrap up the day at a pub featuring traditional Irish music.
Day 7: Killybegs, Ireland – Donegal’s scenic fishing village, Killybegs is situated in a region marked by natural beauty and rich in Celtic heritage. Discover thatched Irish cottages and picturesque Gaeltacht villages, not to mention super fresh seafood and beautiful stretches of coastline with Blue Flag beaches. Get a sense of the town’s history and see the world’s largest hand-knotted loom at the former factory of Donegal Carpets, now known as Killybegs International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre. Nature lovers will want to head to hiking trails of dramatic Slieve League Mountains just west of Killybegs – those up for the adventure will be rewarded with stunning views of Donegal Bay, local wildlife and some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.
Day 8: Belfast, Ireland – Delight in this vibrant city of ornate Victorian and Edwardian architecture, gracious gardens and friendly pubs. Thrill to the natural phenomenon of the Giants’ Causeway, a stunning geological anomaly of tightly packed, uneven basalt columns disappearing into the sea, and the enigmatic ruins of Grey Abbey.
Day 9: Douglas, United Kingdom – The capital of the Isle of Man, Douglas lies on a beautiful bay backed by wild moors and rugged glens. A horse-drawn tram ride is a fantastic way to see the considerable sights. Don’t miss the fascinating collection of Viking artifacts in the Manx Museum.
Day 10: Liverpool, United Kingdom – A wealthy port city since the 19th century, Liverpool is noted for its rich architectural heritage, diverse communities, and innovative infrastructure, as well as being the birthplace of The Beatles. The history of the city as one of the world’s greatest seaports unfolds at The Merseyside Maritime Museum, and the exhibitions at The Beatles Story take you on a journey through the lives and times of the Fab Four. For a spectacular panoramic view of the city, climb the tower of Liverpool Cathedral.
Day 11: Dublin, Ireland – Time to fly home to the USA. TravelKatz will help plan for an extended stay if you wish. Otherwise, you will be making your way to the airport for your flight home.
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