UK & IRELAND
- UK Pre & Post Cruise Options
- London City Stay
- Edinburgh City Stay
- Belfast City Stay
- Dublin City Stay
- Other Cities
- London and Heart of England
- Highlights of Scotland
- Highlights of Ireland
- England Wales and Scotland
- England's South West
- Essential England
- English Heritage
- In the Footsteps of the Royals
- Castles of Scotland
- Whisky and The Flavour of Scotland
- A Pilgrimage to Britain and Ireland
- Celtic and Roman Heritage
- Harry Potter's Enchanting England
- Music Legends
- Bond Style
- Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen
- London for Singles
WESTERN & SOUTHERN EUROPE
- Simply Italy
- Northern Italy & the Lakes
- Swiss Rail Tours - Glacier Express
- London & Paris
- Amsterdam City Stay
- European Pilgrimage Tour
- Explore France: Paris & Nice
- European Pre Cruise Options
- Portugal & Spain
- Italy - Rome, Florence & Venice
- London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris
- Barcelona City Stay
- Paris City Stay
- Highlights of Europe
- Southern European Highlights
CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE
- Best of Eastern Europe
- Charms of Croatia and Slovenia
- Croatia Island Hopping Cruise
- Balkans Adventure
- Highlights of Bulgaria
- Budapest City Stay
- Prague, Warsaw & Baltic States
- Prague City Stay
- Vienna City Stay
- Christmas Markets in Central & Eastern Europe
- Austria, Slovenia, Croatia & Hungary
- From Warsaw to Hamburg
- Europe's Imperial Capitals
- Lapland Explorer
- Greenland - A Place Like No Other On Earth
- Norway - All the Way North!
- Scandinavian Capitals
- Prague, Warsaw & Baltic States
- Grand Tour of Iceland
- Incredible Iceland
- Norway’s Spectacular Fjords and Glaciers
PRE & POST CRUISE
HIGHLIGHTS OF IRELAND
Ireland north and south, with a visit to the world heritage site of Giant’s Causeway, stays in Belfast and Dublin and tours of Ireland’s tranquil, ever-changing landscapes of the west and south.
Arrive in Dublin, half day panoramic sightseeing tour taking in the main highlights of the city including Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, St Stephen's Green, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Bank of Ireland.. Overnight in Dublin.
Today we begin our tour of Ireland. We travel north to visit Ireland's most notable Neolithic sites including Bru na Boinne, and the passage tombs in Newgrange and Knowth. Then onto Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Here we see Belfast City Hall, the Linen Hall Library founded in 1788, St. Anne's Cathedral, famous for its impressive stained glass windows collection, Queen's University Visitor Centre and Belfast Castle. Overnight Belfast/Belfast area.
Today we visit the highlights of Northern Ireland starting from Carrickfergus Castle, the finest and best preserved Norman castle in Ireland. Next travel along the coast through Larne, the gateway to the glens including picturesque Glenariff up to the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, the wobbly bridge made from rope every year by salmon fishermen as access to their fishery. Next the world-famous Giant's Causeway - 37,000 basalt columns extended from the cliffs down to the sea created by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. And during the day a stop at Old Bushmills Distillery - the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Overnight Londonderry area.
Travel south to Galway, en route visiting Donegal and Knock, which since 1879 has been an internationally recognised Marian Shrine, and the destiny of thousands of pilgrims each year. Overnight Galway area.
Travel south this morning from Galway towards Limerick, with an included visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Museum en route. Here, visitors can see a recreation of 19th Century Irish village life. Then continue onto Ireland's most beautiful Lakeland country - The Killarney Lakes - for overnight in the Killarney area.
The day begins with a tour around the Ring of Kerry, famous for its breathtaking and dramatic scenery. Then in the afternoon it's east towards Cork. En route an included visit to Blarney Castle, where there's a chance to kiss the famous Blarney stone. Overnight Cork area.
This morning we travel on to Waterford, with the possibility to visit the world famous crystal factory before heading north back to Dublin. This scenic journey takes us through the Wicklow Mountains, and there will also be the opportunity to visit either the ancient religious site at Glendalough or the impressive stately home of Powerscourt House and Gardens. Overnight Dublin area.
Free morning in Dublin for shopping and sightseeing before departure home