TOURING SCENIC IRELAND
- Cruise Killary Harbour - Ireland’s glacial fjord
- Visit the Cliffs of Moher from Galway
- Visit the Guinness factory in Dublin
17th May 2022 - 9 nights - Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) - Braemar - M2214
Ashore, there are many delights to discover too. Cobh is famed for its brightly coloured harbour and impressive cathedral, and links to the infamous, ill-fated ocean liner, RMS Titanic. A visit to Belfast is a chance to explore the connection between Titanic and Northern Ireland’s capital – a city entrenched in centuries of maritime history – too. In Dublin, perhaps see the city’s iconic sights on a guided walking tour; don’t miss the vibrant Temple Bar and its famous ‘Irish craic’, and the Guinness Storehouse. Galway offers delicious local seafood, medieval history and dramatic west coast scenery, while Killybegs is the gateway to the coastal scenes of County Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.
- *FREE DRINKS or £125pp ONBOARD SPEND PLUS EXCLUSIVE CONNOISSEUR HOME TRANSFERS OR COACH FROM GLASGOW
- Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
- A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
- Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
- A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
- Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
- A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
- Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
- Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
*Term's & condition's apply.
Day 1 Rosyth, (Edinburgh)
Arrive at Rosyth and set sail on your Ireland adventure
Day 2 BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Belfast is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Northern Ireland's capital offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Only in Belfast can the Titanic story be traced to its source, and the excitement of an era when the city was at the height of its powers relived.
Day 3 DUBLIN, IRELAND
Dublin, the Republic of Ireland's celebrated capital city, wears its past with pride, and is a magnet for visitors seeking unabashed joie de vivre. Literature, theatre, the arts and the famous Irish 'craic' play an important role in Dublin's unique cultural experience.
Day 4 CRUISING BY SPIKE ISLAND, IRELAND
Situated at the entrance of Cork Harbour, Spike Island is one of the most important sites in Irish history. Originally a Monastic settlement in the 7th century, the island became – thanks to its ideal strategic location – and important site for defence and imprisonment, and is now often referred to as ‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’.
Day 4 COBH, IRELAND
The charming seaside town of Cobh, situated in Cork harbour, has served as a route in and out of Ireland for centuries. Formerly known as Queenstown before locals reverted back to the old Irish name in 1922, Cobh was the embarkation point for 2.5 million people who emigrated to America from the 'Emerald Isle' between 1848 and 1950, and was famously the Titanic's final port of call on her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912.
Day 5 CRUISING BANTRY BAY, IRELAND
Slicing into the picturesque landscape of Ireland’s southwest coast, Bantry Bay separated the Beara and Sheep’s Head peninsulas, and is surrounded by some of the most impressive mountain scenery discovered along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Sailing into Bantry Bay presents an opportunity to see the mountains, rolling valleys and pebbled shores up close, and immerse yourself in the unspoilt peace and beauty of the region. Look out for the charming town of Bantry too, as well as tiny Whiddy Island, with its fascinating historic sites including the ruins of a centuries-old castle.
Day 5 CRUISING BY THE SKELLIGS, IRELAND
If you’ve seen recent Star Wars films, you’re likely to have seen the Skelligs, as they were used as the filming location for some of the most important and iconic scenes in Star Wars: A Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Day 5 CRUISING BY INISHNABRO, IRELAND
Many Irish cities and towns are famed for their churches and religious sites, but there is one ‘cathedral’ along Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way that a lot of people may have never even heard of, let alone seen, called Inishnabro.
Day 5 CRUISING BY TEARAGHT ISLAND, IRELAND
At the westernmost point of Ireland’s Blasket archipelago lies the imposing island of Tiaracht, a craggy, uninhabited rock formation steeped in mystery. Tearaght is very rarely visited – the only people who land here by helicopter are engineers tasked with keeping the lighthouse operating – and in fact, the island is seldom seen by anyone either.
Day 5 CRUISING KILLARY HARBOUR, IRELAND
Ireland’s only ‘true’ fjord, slicing inland from the picturesque Atlantic west coast, and framed by magnificent mountains and rolling valleys, Killary Harbour boasts some of the most spectacular scenery the ‘Emerald Isle’ has to offer.
Day 6 GALWAY, IRELAND
Rich in medieval heritage, yet oozing with contemporary style, Galway – Ireland’s fifth largest city – is one of the Emerald Isle’s most engaging destinations.
The city’s vibrant centre is hub of culture, visitors and locals – many of which continue to speak age-old Irish dialects – alike flock here to be part of various festivals and events that take place throughout the year; visit the interesting museums and galleries, such as Galway City Museum; and sample the famous ‘craic’ at traditional Irish pubs. Intertwined with the delights of modern Galway are remnants of medieval walls and centuries-old structures such as the Spanish Arch and St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church – the oldest medieval church still in use in Ireland – offering an insight into the city’s fascinating past.
Day 6 CRUISING BY CLIFFS OF MOHER, IRELAND
The heart of Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher are a magnificent, five-mile-long stretch of dramatic, grass-topped sheers cliff faces and craggy rock formations and one of Ireland’s most iconic natural wonders. An UNESCO Global Geopark, the cliffs are renowned for their unspoilt beauty and for providing the perfect habitat for a wealth of wildlife including various bird species such as puffins, razorbills and even elusive peregrine falcons.
Where the cliffs fall into the Atlantic Ocean below, basking sharks and pods of friendly dolphins are often spotted swimming along the coast on calm days too.
Day 7 KILLYBEGS, IRELAND
The welcoming, picturesque Irish town of Killybegs is a great place to pass the hours watching fishing boats and net menders, or catching a glimpse of the seals in the harbour. Home to Ireland’s premier fishing port, Killybegs is a town with a deep maritime history and a fine harbour.
Located within the rolling hills of the Wild Atlantic Way – a 2,500km tourist trail that stretches from County Donegal to County Cork – Killybegs offers links to some of Ireland’s most popular attractions including Malin Head; The Shannon Estuary, which is home to bottlenose dolphins; and Claire Island Lighthouse. In town, Killybegs’ International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre and the Maritime and Heritage Centre are both worth visiting to get an understanding of the history of this small, yet important, Irish town.
Day 7 CRUISING BY ARRANMORE, IRELAND
As you sail along the coast of Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way, beautiful Arranmore Island – situated off the rugged coast of County Donegal – comes into view and is a sight to behold.
Day 7 CRUISING BY TORY ISLAND, IRELAND
A scenic cruise by Tory Island is a scenic cruise past Ireland’s most northerly inhabited land, a picturesque gem situated nine miles off Wild Atlantic Way on the northwest coast of County Donegal. As you sail by, you’ll not only be enamoured by the beauty of Tory Island, with its rugged sheer cliffs and vast grasslands, but also get a feel for just how remote the island is, and how detached the inhabitants are from mainland Ireland as they go about their day-to-day lives.
Day 7 CRUISING LOUGH SWILLY, IRELAND
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is renowned for the beauty of its rugged coast, spectacular cliffs and natural wonders, so to say Lough Swilly is one of the region’s greatest scenic attractions gives you some idea of just how special this 45 kilometre-long waterway really is.
Day 10 ROSYTH, (EDINBURGH)
Disembark at Rosyth