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London/Dublin
11-night Treasures of the British/Irish Isles Cruise/Land Package
May 8, 2020
Tauck - Cruise Division: L'Austral
London/Dublin
Vacation Offer ID 1342261
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Cruise Inclusions

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Lecturer on the history of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • Gratuities to Tauck Directors, ship staff and local guides
  • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $3,710
  • Two nights in Dublin at a city-center hotel
  • Two nights in London at a hotel in the heart of the city
  • Seven nights aboard the luxury small ship L’Austral, cruising to islands and major cities in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Great Britain
  • Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions
  • Choice of all-included shore excursions in or from Belfast, the Isle of Man, Liverpool, Cork, Kinsale, the Isles of Scilly, Isle of Guernsey, and Portsmouth Early entry to the Tower of London, before the crowds
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship, including house wines & spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
  • 28 meals on land and sea; applicable fuel charges, service charges, porterage and taxes
11-night Treasures of the British/Irish Isles Cruise/Land Package
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
London

London 05/08/2020

Tour ends: London. Fly home anytime. Transfers are included from your London hotel to Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, or London International Airport as well as the St Pancras railway station. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.,
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London

London 05/09/2020

Your first stop today is the Tower of London for an early-opening visit ahead of the crowds; see the Crown Jewels, and experience the labyrinthine wonders of this storied fortress, the ancient heart of the city. Next, you're off on a guided tour of London which includes the Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and more. Enjoy lunch at an historic English pub before some time to spend as you please; join us for a farewell reception and dinner in your hotel this evening.,
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London

London 05/10/2020

Dock in Portsmouth, Britain's chief naval port and a symbol of its military might for centuries. Disembark and tour the famous dockyard, where you'll learn how warships built here changed the course of history. Go aboard HMS Victory, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's ship of the line, which won glory at the Battle of Trafalgar. You'll also explore Henry VIII's flagship, built in 1510, at the Mary Rose Museum. The museum galleries display Tudor treasures not seen anywhere else in the world. Enjoy free time at Gunwharf Quays, then depart for London. Arrive late afternoon at your hotel in the heart of London: Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, The Royal Horseguards, or The Langham, London; the evening is yours to spend as you wish in Britain's historic capital.,
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Hampton Court

Hampton Court 05/10/2020

Dock in Portsmouth, Britain's chief naval port and a symbol of its military might for centuries. Disembark and tour the famous dockyard, where you'll learn how warships built here changed the course of history. Go aboard HMS Victory, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's ship of the line, which won glory at the Battle of Trafalgar. You'll also explore Henry VIII's flagship, built in 1510, at the Mary Rose Museum. The museum galleries display Tudor treasures not seen anywhere else in the world. Enjoy free time at Gunwharf Quays, then depart for London. Arrive late afternoon at your hotel in the heart of London: Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, The Royal Horseguards, or The Langham, London; the evening is yours to spend as you wish in Britain's historic capital.,
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Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
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Portsmouth, UK

Portsmouth, UK 05/10/2020

Dock in Portsmouth, Britain's chief naval port and a symbol of its military might for centuries. Disembark and tour the famous dockyard, where you'll learn how warships built here changed the course of history. Go aboard HMS Victory, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's ship of the line, which won glory at the Battle of Trafalgar. You'll also explore Henry VIII's flagship, built in 1510, at the Mary Rose Museum. The museum galleries display Tudor treasures not seen anywhere else in the world. Enjoy free time at Gunwharf Quays, then depart for London. Arrive late afternoon at your hotel in the heart of London: Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, The Royal Horseguards, or The Langham, London; the evening is yours to spend as you wish in Britain's historic capital.,
05/10/2020 05/10/2020
St. Peter Port (Guernsey)

St. Peter Port (Guernsey) 05/11/2020

Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, was a notorious haven for pirates in the Middle Ages, and often a strategic prize in England's wars with Spain and France. By the 19th century, it was famous as a summer resort for wealthy Victorians. But its easy reach from Normandy made it a strategic prize again when it was seized by the German regime during World War II; fortifications, bunkers, and an observation tower built by the Germans are still present on the island, many of them restored as tourist attractions. Today you have a choice to explore Guernsey on one of three shore excursions. "Occupied Guernsey" includes a visit to the German Occupation Museum, where imaginative exhibits recreate life in Guernsey during the war, along with other sites throughout the island. "Guernsey Highlights & Cream Tea" experiences the charm and beauty of the island's beaches, seascapes, and village communities — and of course an opportunity to try some scones and local Guernsey cream. Finally, "A Guernsey Clifftop Hike" takes you to the southeast corner of Guernsey to Jerbourg Point for an awesome hike, stunning scenery, and rich insights into Guernsey's past — and a visit to a Norman manor house for an opportunity to do some small batch gin tasting produced by the family for over a century. Enjoy some time exploring St Peter Port, a town of colorful row houses, winding lanes, and alleys, before boarding the ship to set sail for Portsmouth.,
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Isle of Scilly

Isle of Scilly 05/12/2020

Cruise to the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago off the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. Only a handful of the tiny islands are inhabited, and their temperate climate, turquoise seas, and white-sand beaches offer an idyllic retreat far from the madding crowds of the mainland. You have a choice of morning sightseeing; visit Tresco Island where lush Tresco Abbey Gardens, established in the 19th century, wander over 17 colorful acres. This horticultural paradise is sometimes referred to as "Kew with the roof off", full of exotic flowers and plants from 80 countries, many of sub-tropical varieties that flourish here in the warm breezes of the Gulf Stream; tour the gardens with a local guide. Alternatively, visit the island of St. Mary's; the story of St. Mary's reaches back to the Iron Age and the Romans, who colonized it later, so there are ample historical sites on this small island – explore them with a local historian guide. Sail for the Isle of Guernsey this afternoon.,
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Cork

Cork 05/13/2020

Dock late morning in the colorful seaport village of Cobh where you have time explore as you please, perhaps visiting the Queenstown Story museum. Following lunch, you have a choice of three different sightseeing excursions. "Cork and Blarney Castle" first explores the city of Cork then travels to Blarney Castle, where a kiss upon its Stone of Eloquence, high up on on the battlements, may grant you the gift of gab. Alternatively, you can explore the Irish countryside on an excursion to the village of Kinsale, a picturesque resort town of brightly colored houses and shops, known for its art galleries and gourmet restaurants, for a walking tour along its winding cobbled streets; or, a third choice takes you on a panoramic tour of Cork along Merchants Quay, St. Patrick's Street, Grand Parade, and South Mall where you'll learn the history behind the French Quarter, English Market, Father Mathew's statue, and Bishop Lucey Park. Return to the ship late afternoon.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Cork's Fabulous Food Trail - Half Day Tour
Meet with your driver and enjoy the short scenic drive along the banks of the River Lee to the Food Capital of Ireland, Cork City where your Fabulous Food Trail begins.  

On arrival meet your local food guide and embark on a gentle 2.5 hour culinary walk of the best this city has to offer. During your tour you will enjoy frequent stops and lots of generous tastings of local cheeses, pastries and savoury delights.   In this particular corner of Ireland, no self-respecting foodie would begin a culinary trail without first visiting the iconic English Market in the heart of Cork city. This Victorian gem has been faithfully serving food to the people of Cork for more than a century.

A morning at the English Market immerses you in the unique cadence of life in Cork and caters for just about all culinary tastes and eating occasions. Amongst its many appetizing edible delights are chocolates and cakes, cheeses and pastas. There is time to  chat  with locals and food producers alike as  Cork people have a wonderful sense of humour and  simply love to chat!.

As you stroll through the city your guide will point out Cork’s more interesting architectural features and recount some of it’s history.  

After your walk there is some free time to explore this wonderful city on your own before meeting with your driver for transfer back to your ship.


Inclusions
  • Private Driver Guide
Cork - Blarney & Kinsale - Full Day Tour
Today you will have the opportunity to visit the world famous Blarney Castle, Charles Fort, as well as Ireland’s Gourmet Restaurants Capital, the town of Kinsale.

After your whistle-stop tour of Cork City, visit Blarney Castle (situated just north of Cork City). This castle was completed in 1446 by Cormac Mc Carthy, and is famous the world over for the Blarney Stone, which upon kissing, bestows the eternal gift of eloquence on those lucky enough to do so.

About Kinsale:
Kinsale in County Cork is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast of Ireland and famous for its beautiful yachting, sea angling, gourmet restaurants and golf.  Art galleries in Kinsale can easily claim its place amongst Ireland's most historic locations for this has been a centre of population, commerce, trade and fishing far beyond memory and record.
 
In its earliest days the estuary of the Bandon River gave Kinsale great importance as the river is tidal and water transport was dominant until the 18th Century. The estuary also provided excellent anchorage for ancient shipping which went in peril of the vagaries of the weather. The Town nestles between the hills and the shoreline, it is a maze of narrow streets and is never far from the water - little has changed in many hundreds of years. Amongst buildings of later periods are those of another age with historical links to the French, Spanish, British and Americans.

Charles Fort, Kinsale
Perhaps the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Charles Fort, is on the road just beyond Summercove. It is open all year, and regular guided tours are available. Charles Fort is one of the finest surviving examples of a 17th Century star-shaped fort, and much of the construction begun in 1678 remains. The fort has two enormous bastions overlooking the estuary, and three facing inland. Within its walls were all the barracks and ancillary facilities to support the fort’s garrison. The fort continued in military use until 1922.


Lunch included at Blarney Woollen Mills or Kinsale


Inclusions
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Entrance to Blarney Castle
  • Entrance to Charles Fort Kinsale
  • Lunch
Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour (4 hours) (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Guided Sightseeing Option: Please see below for details on this option.

Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “Guided Sightseeing” touring.

Cork

Meet your expert local driver/guide for the drive to Cork.

Your first stop of the day is a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre a dramatic exhibition of the origins, history and legacy of Cobh. Known previously as Queenstown this was the main port for Irish emigrants to Canada and the United States. The famine resulted as a consequence of widespread potato crop failure. In 1846, the potato crop failed completely and in the years 1847-1849, escape was seen by many as the only chance for survival - between 1845 and 1851 over 1,500,000 people emigrated from Ireland.

On April 11, 1912, the newly built Titanic called to the port of Queenstown (now known as Cobh) on her maiden voyage. Titanic had set out from Southampton and called to Cherbourg before her final call to Queenstown (Cobh). The story of the Titanic and the White Star line is also told at the Cobh Heritage Centre.
 
Leaving Cobh behind drive to Midleton. Visit The Jameson Old Midleton Distillery which is a wonderful, worthwhile excursion. Tour the distillery and learn how the world famous Irish whiskey is made. Here you will have the opportunity to taste the sample some of Ireland’s finest whiskies.

Return to the ship.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking driver/guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Gratuities to driver/guide*

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature

*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.

Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour - 4 Hours (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Guided Sightseeing Option: Please see below for details on this option.

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Cork.

Your first stop of the day is a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre, a dramatic exhibition of the origins, history and legacy of Cobh. Known previously as Queenstown, this was the main port for Irish emigrants to Canada and the United States. In 1846, the potato crop failed completely and in the years 1847-1849, escape was seen by many as the only chance for survival - between 1845 and 1851 over 1,500,000 people emigrated from Ireland.

On the 11th April 1912, the newly built Titanic called to the port of Queenstown (now known as Cobh) on her maiden voyage. Titanic had set out from Southampton and called to Cherbourg before her final call to Queenstown (Cobh). The story of the Titanic and the White Star line is also told at the Cobh Heritage Centre.

Then, leaving Cobh behind, enjoy the drive to Midleton. Here, you will visit The Jameson Old Midleton Distillery. You will tour the distillery and learn how the world famous Irish whiskey is made. You will have the opportunity to sample some of Ireland’s finest whiskies.

Return to your ship.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking driver-guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to driver-guide*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature
*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
Cork - Guided Sightseeing Tour - 8 Hours (Provided by Moloney & Kelly)

Guided Sightseeing Option: Please see below for details on this option.

Meet your expert local guide for the drive to Cork.

Enjoy the drive through the attractive City of Cork which hosts some fine Georgian architecture, the imposing St Finbarr’s Cathedral, great shopping and many pubs.   You will continue your journey into the Irish countryside to the pretty town of Blarney.
In Blarney, you will visit the 15th Century Blarney Castle, famous for its stone, which is traditionally believed to have the power to bestow eloquence on all those who kiss it.  The stone itself is set in the wall below the battlements and to kiss it, one has to lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk. 

Then, enjoy some free time in the Blarney Woollen Mills store that sells Irish gifts including Waterford Crystal, Beleek China, Lladro, Aran Sweaters, Irish Crystal, Irish Linen, Irish Jewelry, and Celtic Gifts.

You will have time for lunch on your own.

Following lunch, you will visit the Cork City Gaol.  Here you can step back in time to see what 19th Century life was like in Cork – inside and outside prison walls. Amazingly life-like figures, furnished cells, sound effects, and fascinating exhibitions are to be seen.

Return to your ship.

Included:

  • Private Luxury Sedan with English-Speaking driver-guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees for listed sights
  • Gratuities to driver-guide*
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Cost of meals and refreshments other than bottled water
  • Items of personal nature
*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
Cork’s Culture and Heritage – full day tour
This morning we visit to the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, one of the most historic buildings in Cork, parts of which date back to the early eighteenth century. The gallery has an interesting frontage of red brick dressed with limestone and was built in 1724 as the Custom House. The permanent collection comprises over 2500 works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome. We also visit Cork Museum, which houses very fine collections of Cork silver and glass as well as Youghal Needlepoint Lace.  

Continuing on to Glanmire on the outskirts of Cork and visit Riverstown House, which was rebuilt in 1745 and is home to some fine plasterwork by the Francini brothers, of particular interest is the dining room ceiling which is adorned with allegorical figures and the Green Drawing Room which is notable for its exceptionally fine timber carved fireplace.


We conclude our Cork City tour with a visit to nearby Lakemount Gardens, a privately owned garden on acid soil overlooking Cork Harbour. It has many flourishing ericaceous plants, including the more tender rhododendrons. Retaining walls and raised beds built from local stone provide a home for rock plants, choice dwarf shrubs and a collection of primulas. Hydrangeas are particularly good in late summer, whilst the many Japanese acers throughout the garden produce brilliant autumn colour. Unusual climbers can be seen on the walls of the conservatory, which shelters exotic varieties.

Your driver with then transfer you back to your ship.
 
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Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle 05/13/2020

Dock late morning in the colorful seaport village of Cobh where you have time explore as you please, perhaps visiting the Queenstown Story museum. Following lunch, you have a choice of three different sightseeing excursions. "Cork and Blarney Castle" first explores the city of Cork then travels to Blarney Castle, where a kiss upon its Stone of Eloquence, high up on on the battlements, may grant you the gift of gab. Alternatively, you can explore the Irish countryside on an excursion to the village of Kinsale, a picturesque resort town of brightly colored houses and shops, known for its art galleries and gourmet restaurants, for a walking tour along its winding cobbled streets; or, a third choice takes you on a panoramic tour of Cork along Merchants Quay, St. Patrick's Street, Grand Parade, and South Mall where you'll learn the history behind the French Quarter, English Market, Father Mathew's statue, and Bishop Lucey Park. Return to the ship late afternoon.,
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Douglas (Isle of Man)
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Liverpool

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Liverpool: Explore Liverpool - 8 hours
This morning, you are met as you disembark your cruise ship by your driver-guide. Begin your full day private sightseeing tour of Liverpool, once the most important centre of maritime trade in the world.

Liverpool was the European capital of Culture in 2008 as is also the birthplace of Beatles. You may like to walk through the Mathew Street to the Cavern Club, following in the footsteps of the Beatles. See the buildings known as the ‘Three Graces’, and the impressive civic buildings that were constructed as a result of the mercantile wealth. The most important of these is St. George’s Hall, that interestingly claims to be the world’s first air-conditioned building. The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the finest collections of paintings in the UK outside of London. However the two most magnificent buildings from the 20th-century in Liverpool are the cathedrals. The Anglican Cathedral built in traditional gothic style is the largest church in the UK; the Roman Catholic cathedral is a fine example of contemporary modernist architecture.

Time permitting you may also pass under the River Mersey to Port Sunlight, one of the first planned industrial villages in the world that was opened by the Lever Brothers to house their workers in better conditions. The focal point of the village is the Lady Lever Art Gallery that houses a large collection of Wedgwood Jasperware. You could also visit Speke Hall (closed Monday and Tuesday), a fine example of a Tudor half-timbered manor house that is richly decorated with wooden furniture inside.

Highlights:
  • Follow in the footsteps of the famous band the Beatles who grew up in Liverpool
  • See the impressive civic buildings, the Walker Art Gallery and the largest church in the UK
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Belfast

Belfast 05/16/2020

Dock in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, once famous for linens, shipbuilding, and political unrest, now a rising star of commerce, tourism, and hip urban culture — and explore from a choice of shore excursions. "Belfast — Past, Present, and Future" brings you a powerful look at the city a sightseeing tour of historic sights including Queen's University (established in 1845 by Queen Victoria), the magnificent Baroque Revival-style City Hall, and the parliament buildings at Stormont Estate. Signs of past sectarian conflict are brought to light on a tour of the Falls Road and Shankill Road where the "peace walls" crisscross the city landscape, dividing Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods, and emblazoned with politically-themed murals; the longest and highest of the walls, along Cupar Way, is an open-air gallery of graffiti and publicly commissioned paintings that echo the history, hopes, and sentiments of the people who live within its boundaries. Another possibility is "The Titanic Trail", a guided tour that provides you with access to some historic buildings and places including the Titanic Quarter, the former Headquarter of Harland and Wolff, Titanic's Drawing Offices where she was designed, the pump house that operated the dock, and the dock itself. Visit the extraordinary Titanic Belfast and the Titanic Experience, an award-winning state-of-the-art multi-media museum on the site where the great ocean liner was built. Interactive exhibits trace the story of the Titanic from its construction to its doomed maiden voyage, designed to place you in the midst of its history and drama. "The Titanic Trail" ends with a panoramic drive through Belfast's iconic sites. Your third choice today is the "Ards Peninsula Scenic Drive". Travel the coastal road along the southern shore of Belfast Lough where you'll join a local guide for a look at local life outside of the city in the picturesque County Down countryside including a visit to the seaside town of Donaghadee. All sightseeing excursions return to the ship for lunch and time to explore Belfast before a lecture by a local historian on the political strife of "The Troubles"; the power-sharing agreement that ended the violence is considered a model of conflict resolution. Join us tonight onboard ship for a welcome reception followed by dinner.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Belfast - Tour of Antrim Coast - Full Day Tour
Depart Port by luxury vehicle accompanied by local professional guide.  Leaving Belfast behind, head north on a scenic, northbound journey.  Travel to the port of Larne and then join the spectacular Antrim Coast road.  Onwards through the villages of Ballygalley and Glenarm to Cushendall, know as the "Capital of the Glens" and Ballycastle, host of the annual 'Oul Lammas Fair'.

Arrive at The Giants Causeway Centre.  
Next, travel to the famouse village of Bushmills, which is home to the legendary Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.

Enjoy a 2 Course lunch with tea/coffee in the wonderful Distillers Arms restaurant.

Following lunch you will travel along the Coast up to the fantastic Dunluce Castle. It is thought by some to be the most picturesque of all Irish castles. Situated in the most north-easterly tip of Ireland and first built by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster in the 13th century, the ruins of the castle are a huge tourist attraction.

The castle is surrounded by terrifyingly steep drops at either side; these would have been essential features to the Vikings and early Christians, who were drawn to this magnificent place where an early Irish ring-fort once stood. It is situated on a 100 foot high basalt stack with a sea cave underneath. The earliest features of the castle, the two large drum towers, about nine metres in diameter, can still be seen on the eastern side.  

Return to Belfast Port on the motorway which runs close to some scenic inland countryside.


Inclusions:
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Giants Causeway visitor Centre
  • Entrance to Dunluce Castle
  • Lunch Including Tea and Coffee
Belfast: Cultural Belfast - 8 hours
Belfast may be a small city, but it has a wealth of culture and excitement on offer for you to discover! Firstly, visit the purpose-built iconic ‘Titanic Belfast’. With over nine galleries, the Titanic story is brought to life for you with exhibitions, rides, full-scale reconstructions and lots
of interactive fun.

After a hearty Irish lunch (payable locally) head into Belfast city where your guide unravels stories related to “the troubles” of Northern Ireland. You cannot miss the murals across Belfast that offer a fascinating history in pictures. Although huge strides have been made in the fight to combat sectarianism in the city, the marks of the past can still be witnessed across the city, adorning the sides of buildings and walls. A tour of Belfast wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a pint of Guinness at the famous Crown Bar in the city centre. This 19th-century bar is an experience that is unique to Northern Ireland. You are privately transferred back to board your cruise after your tour.

Highlights:
  • Explore the 'Titanic Belfast' and learn about the ship's fascinating history
  • Learn about Belfast's turbulent past and visit the famous Crown Bar in the city centre
Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Belfast: Highlights of Belfast - 6 hours
Today you are met by your expert local guide for a sightseeing in Belfast and the surrounding area. Spend the morning on a panoramic tour of the city centre, where you see the impressive City Hall in Donegall Square, St. Anne’s Cathedral and the buildings of Queen’s University. During this tour, your guide talks to you about the sectarian divisions that have been so prominent in Belfast in recent years. You also visit the Titanic Quarter, so-called as it was here that the ill-fated liner was being constructed a century ago. Your guide shows you where the ship was constructed and the Thomson Dock where it had its final fit-out.

Highlights:
  • Take a panoramic tour of Belfast’s city centre to see the impressive City Hall and the buildings of Queen’s University
  • Visit the Titanic Quarter where the ill-fated liner was constructed a century ago
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning / Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 6 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Dublin

Dublin 05/17/2020

Take a drive to Enniskerry for a visit to Powerscourt Estate, and one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe. Set on an estate that encompasses a Palladian manor house, a golf course, and stunning views of the Wicklow hills, the gardens were originally designed in 1731, inspired by the opulent formal gardens of Renaissance-era Italian villas. Enjoy a guided tour of enchanting grottoes, terraces, ponds, waterfalls, statuary, tree-lined avenues, winding wooded paths, Japanese gardens, and unique ornamental features such as a medieval tower adorned with ivy and surrounded by cannon; the tower was added in the 19th century, modeled after a pepperpot belonging to the 8th Viscount Lord Powerscourt! Enjoy lunch at Powerscourt before returning to Dublin. This afternoon, embark your ship; settle in and dine aboard ship. This evening you sail for Belfast.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Ireland, known affectionately as the “the Emerald Isle” is renowned for its excellent hospitality and you can be assured of a warm welcome by your guide and driver, who will meet you at the port. Discover the history, literary heritage and culture that lies behind Dublin’s elegant Georgian architecture and famous landmarks, during your full day (8 hours) tour.

Founded in the 16th-century, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and holds the Book of Kells, a greatly treasured example of early Irish manuscript illumination. History lovers may opt to visit the nearby Treasury of the National Museum or, for those interested in art, the National Gallery houses a superb collection.

Complete your touring this afternoon, with a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland. Here, take a guided tour of the impressive staterooms which are a longtime symbol of British rule in Ireland. Afterwards transfer back to your ship.

Highlights:

  • Privately guided tour of Trinity College which houses the famous Book of Kells
  • Admire the grandeur of St Patrick's Cathedral with your private guide

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:

  • Private transport by Mercedes E-class or similar for 1 and 2 passengers, VW Caravelle (7 passenger seats) or similar for 3 and 4 passengers and 12-seater or similar for 5 and 6 passengers.
  • Expert local guide for 8 hours of sightseeing in Dublin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the "inclusions" list above
Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour
Upon arrival in Dublin Port, you will meet with your private driver/guide and transfer directly to Powerscourt House & Gardens in Co. Wicklow

This stunning 18th Century Stately home comprises Powerscourt Houseextensive gardens, which are open to the public; as is the Main House.    There is a lovely restaurant in the house, overlooking the gardens and Wicklow Mountains, which offers the finest in Irish artisan, home cooked cuisine.   The 34,000 acres of this estate extend along both shores of the River Dargle .  Powerscourt is one of the finest properties in Europe, designed and laid out by Daniel Robertson between 1745 and 1767.  This property is filled with splendid Greek and Italian-inspired statuary, decorative ironwork, a petrified-moss grotto, lovely herbaceous borders, a Japanese garden, a circular pond and fountain with statues of winged horses, and an occasional herd of deer.  Opportunity for shopping at Avoca Handweavers now located in Powerscourt House. Enjoy lunch here at Powerscourt or at a traditional Irish pub in the city centre.

Upon your return from Powerscourt Estate, your private driver guide will take you on your tour of Dublin City. 

Whilst Dublin is a vibrant and bustling city, by European standards it is a small city with a population of just over 1 million people. Much of Dublin’s streetscapes are adorned with beautiful 18th century townhouses and a number of city parks, such as St. Stephen’s Green and indeed Merrion Square. The highlights of any tour in Dublin may include a visit to Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse… and –if time permits –St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  

Following the city tour, your driver will return you to your ship.


Inclusions
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Lunch
Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours
Disembark for a city adventure this morning accompanied by your expert guide and driver. Your tour of Dublin begins with the impressive Trinity College; Ireland's oldest university. Explore the Old Library, which houses 200,000 antiquarian texts and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland. Here you will see the world-famous Book of Kells; a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination. Hand-crafted by monks, it contains the four gospels and has been resident at Trinity College since the 17th century. Continue to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, where you have the opportunity to see a memorial to Jonathan Swift, the author of 'Gulliver's Travels', who became Dean of St. Patrick's in 1713. Afterwards you are transferred back to port.

Highlights:
  • See the world-famous Book of Kells, a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination
  • Continue to St Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland and home of a memorial to the writer Jonathan Swift
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/17/2020 05/17/2020
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
05/17/2020 05/17/2020
Dublin

Dublin 05/17/2020

Take a drive to Enniskerry for a visit to Powerscourt Estate, and one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe. Set on an estate that encompasses a Palladian manor house, a golf course, and stunning views of the Wicklow hills, the gardens were originally designed in 1731, inspired by the opulent formal gardens of Renaissance-era Italian villas. Enjoy a guided tour of enchanting grottoes, terraces, ponds, waterfalls, statuary, tree-lined avenues, winding wooded paths, Japanese gardens, and unique ornamental features such as a medieval tower adorned with ivy and surrounded by cannon; the tower was added in the 19th century, modeled after a pepperpot belonging to the 8th Viscount Lord Powerscourt! Enjoy lunch at Powerscourt before returning to Dublin. This afternoon, embark your ship; settle in and dine aboard ship. This evening you sail for Belfast.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Ireland, known affectionately as the “the Emerald Isle” is renowned for its excellent hospitality and you can be assured of a warm welcome by your guide and driver, who will meet you at the port. Discover the history, literary heritage and culture that lies behind Dublin’s elegant Georgian architecture and famous landmarks, during your full day (8 hours) tour.

Founded in the 16th-century, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and holds the Book of Kells, a greatly treasured example of early Irish manuscript illumination. History lovers may opt to visit the nearby Treasury of the National Museum or, for those interested in art, the National Gallery houses a superb collection.

Complete your touring this afternoon, with a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland. Here, take a guided tour of the impressive staterooms which are a longtime symbol of British rule in Ireland. Afterwards transfer back to your ship.

Highlights:

  • Privately guided tour of Trinity College which houses the famous Book of Kells
  • Admire the grandeur of St Patrick's Cathedral with your private guide

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:

  • Private transport by Mercedes E-class or similar for 1 and 2 passengers, VW Caravelle (7 passenger seats) or similar for 3 and 4 passengers and 12-seater or similar for 5 and 6 passengers.
  • Expert local guide for 8 hours of sightseeing in Dublin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the "inclusions" list above
Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour
Upon arrival in Dublin Port, you will meet with your private driver/guide and transfer directly to Powerscourt House & Gardens in Co. Wicklow

This stunning 18th Century Stately home comprises Powerscourt Houseextensive gardens, which are open to the public; as is the Main House.    There is a lovely restaurant in the house, overlooking the gardens and Wicklow Mountains, which offers the finest in Irish artisan, home cooked cuisine.   The 34,000 acres of this estate extend along both shores of the River Dargle .  Powerscourt is one of the finest properties in Europe, designed and laid out by Daniel Robertson between 1745 and 1767.  This property is filled with splendid Greek and Italian-inspired statuary, decorative ironwork, a petrified-moss grotto, lovely herbaceous borders, a Japanese garden, a circular pond and fountain with statues of winged horses, and an occasional herd of deer.  Opportunity for shopping at Avoca Handweavers now located in Powerscourt House. Enjoy lunch here at Powerscourt or at a traditional Irish pub in the city centre.

Upon your return from Powerscourt Estate, your private driver guide will take you on your tour of Dublin City. 

Whilst Dublin is a vibrant and bustling city, by European standards it is a small city with a population of just over 1 million people. Much of Dublin’s streetscapes are adorned with beautiful 18th century townhouses and a number of city parks, such as St. Stephen’s Green and indeed Merrion Square. The highlights of any tour in Dublin may include a visit to Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse… and –if time permits –St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  

Following the city tour, your driver will return you to your ship.


Inclusions
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Lunch
Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours
Disembark for a city adventure this morning accompanied by your expert guide and driver. Your tour of Dublin begins with the impressive Trinity College; Ireland's oldest university. Explore the Old Library, which houses 200,000 antiquarian texts and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland. Here you will see the world-famous Book of Kells; a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination. Hand-crafted by monks, it contains the four gospels and has been resident at Trinity College since the 17th century. Continue to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, where you have the opportunity to see a memorial to Jonathan Swift, the author of 'Gulliver's Travels', who became Dean of St. Patrick's in 1713. Afterwards you are transferred back to port.

Highlights:
  • See the world-famous Book of Kells, a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination
  • Continue to St Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland and home of a memorial to the writer Jonathan Swift
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/17/2020 05/17/2020
Dublin

Dublin 05/18/2020

A morning tour of Dublin includes city sights such as St. Stephen's Green, Phoenix Park, historic O'Connell Street, Georgian Square, the Lord Mayor's Residence, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and more. At historic Trinity College, dating back four centuries, you'll join a local guide for a visit to the Old Library to see the 9th-century Book of Kells, one of the world's most famous manuscripts. You'll also visit the fantastic Long Room that houses over 200,000 of the library's oldest books along with special exhibitions. The afternoon and evening are free to pursue what interests you most in Dublin.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Ireland, known affectionately as the “the Emerald Isle” is renowned for its excellent hospitality and you can be assured of a warm welcome by your guide and driver, who will meet you at the port. Discover the history, literary heritage and culture that lies behind Dublin’s elegant Georgian architecture and famous landmarks, during your full day (8 hours) tour.

Founded in the 16th-century, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and holds the Book of Kells, a greatly treasured example of early Irish manuscript illumination. History lovers may opt to visit the nearby Treasury of the National Museum or, for those interested in art, the National Gallery houses a superb collection.

Complete your touring this afternoon, with a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland. Here, take a guided tour of the impressive staterooms which are a longtime symbol of British rule in Ireland. Afterwards transfer back to your ship.

Highlights:

  • Privately guided tour of Trinity College which houses the famous Book of Kells
  • Admire the grandeur of St Patrick's Cathedral with your private guide

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:

  • Private transport by Mercedes E-class or similar for 1 and 2 passengers, VW Caravelle (7 passenger seats) or similar for 3 and 4 passengers and 12-seater or similar for 5 and 6 passengers.
  • Expert local guide for 8 hours of sightseeing in Dublin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the "inclusions" list above
Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour
Upon arrival in Dublin Port, you will meet with your private driver/guide and transfer directly to Powerscourt House & Gardens in Co. Wicklow

This stunning 18th Century Stately home comprises Powerscourt Houseextensive gardens, which are open to the public; as is the Main House.    There is a lovely restaurant in the house, overlooking the gardens and Wicklow Mountains, which offers the finest in Irish artisan, home cooked cuisine.   The 34,000 acres of this estate extend along both shores of the River Dargle .  Powerscourt is one of the finest properties in Europe, designed and laid out by Daniel Robertson between 1745 and 1767.  This property is filled with splendid Greek and Italian-inspired statuary, decorative ironwork, a petrified-moss grotto, lovely herbaceous borders, a Japanese garden, a circular pond and fountain with statues of winged horses, and an occasional herd of deer.  Opportunity for shopping at Avoca Handweavers now located in Powerscourt House. Enjoy lunch here at Powerscourt or at a traditional Irish pub in the city centre.

Upon your return from Powerscourt Estate, your private driver guide will take you on your tour of Dublin City. 

Whilst Dublin is a vibrant and bustling city, by European standards it is a small city with a population of just over 1 million people. Much of Dublin’s streetscapes are adorned with beautiful 18th century townhouses and a number of city parks, such as St. Stephen’s Green and indeed Merrion Square. The highlights of any tour in Dublin may include a visit to Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse… and –if time permits –St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  

Following the city tour, your driver will return you to your ship.


Inclusions
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Lunch
Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours
Disembark for a city adventure this morning accompanied by your expert guide and driver. Your tour of Dublin begins with the impressive Trinity College; Ireland's oldest university. Explore the Old Library, which houses 200,000 antiquarian texts and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland. Here you will see the world-famous Book of Kells; a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination. Hand-crafted by monks, it contains the four gospels and has been resident at Trinity College since the 17th century. Continue to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, where you have the opportunity to see a memorial to Jonathan Swift, the author of 'Gulliver's Travels', who became Dean of St. Patrick's in 1713. Afterwards you are transferred back to port.

Highlights:
  • See the world-famous Book of Kells, a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination
  • Continue to St Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland and home of a memorial to the writer Jonathan Swift
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/18/2020 05/18/2020
Dublin

Dublin 05/19/2020

Tour begins: 6 PM, Dublin. A transfer is included from Dublin Airport to either the Conrad Dublin, The Shelbourne Dublin, or The Westbury, all located in the heart of the city near St. Stephen's Green, close to Dublin's iconic sites. "Treasures of the British/Irish Isles" begins with a special welcome reception and dinner at the National Concert Hall, home to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Music Network, and Music Generation, a venue that "fosters and celebrates the appreciation, knowledge, enjoyment and pure love of music as an integral part of Irish life". Tonight's evening includes a performance of traditional Irish song and dance.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Ireland, known affectionately as the “the Emerald Isle” is renowned for its excellent hospitality and you can be assured of a warm welcome by your guide and driver, who will meet you at the port. Discover the history, literary heritage and culture that lies behind Dublin’s elegant Georgian architecture and famous landmarks, during your full day (8 hours) tour.

Founded in the 16th-century, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and holds the Book of Kells, a greatly treasured example of early Irish manuscript illumination. History lovers may opt to visit the nearby Treasury of the National Museum or, for those interested in art, the National Gallery houses a superb collection.

Complete your touring this afternoon, with a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland. Here, take a guided tour of the impressive staterooms which are a longtime symbol of British rule in Ireland. Afterwards transfer back to your ship.

Highlights:

  • Privately guided tour of Trinity College which houses the famous Book of Kells
  • Admire the grandeur of St Patrick's Cathedral with your private guide

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:

  • Private transport by Mercedes E-class or similar for 1 and 2 passengers, VW Caravelle (7 passenger seats) or similar for 3 and 4 passengers and 12-seater or similar for 5 and 6 passengers.
  • Expert local guide for 8 hours of sightseeing in Dublin
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for public holidays
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the "inclusions" list above
Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour
Upon arrival in Dublin Port, you will meet with your private driver/guide and transfer directly to Powerscourt House & Gardens in Co. Wicklow

This stunning 18th Century Stately home comprises Powerscourt Houseextensive gardens, which are open to the public; as is the Main House.    There is a lovely restaurant in the house, overlooking the gardens and Wicklow Mountains, which offers the finest in Irish artisan, home cooked cuisine.   The 34,000 acres of this estate extend along both shores of the River Dargle .  Powerscourt is one of the finest properties in Europe, designed and laid out by Daniel Robertson between 1745 and 1767.  This property is filled with splendid Greek and Italian-inspired statuary, decorative ironwork, a petrified-moss grotto, lovely herbaceous borders, a Japanese garden, a circular pond and fountain with statues of winged horses, and an occasional herd of deer.  Opportunity for shopping at Avoca Handweavers now located in Powerscourt House. Enjoy lunch here at Powerscourt or at a traditional Irish pub in the city centre.

Upon your return from Powerscourt Estate, your private driver guide will take you on your tour of Dublin City. 

Whilst Dublin is a vibrant and bustling city, by European standards it is a small city with a population of just over 1 million people. Much of Dublin’s streetscapes are adorned with beautiful 18th century townhouses and a number of city parks, such as St. Stephen’s Green and indeed Merrion Square. The highlights of any tour in Dublin may include a visit to Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse… and –if time permits –St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  

Following the city tour, your driver will return you to your ship.


Inclusions
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Entrance to Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Lunch
Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours
Disembark for a city adventure this morning accompanied by your expert guide and driver. Your tour of Dublin begins with the impressive Trinity College; Ireland's oldest university. Explore the Old Library, which houses 200,000 antiquarian texts and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland. Here you will see the world-famous Book of Kells; a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination. Hand-crafted by monks, it contains the four gospels and has been resident at Trinity College since the 17th century. Continue to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, where you have the opportunity to see a memorial to Jonathan Swift, the author of 'Gulliver's Travels', who became Dean of St. Patrick's in 1713. Afterwards you are transferred back to port.

Highlights:
  • See the world-famous Book of Kells, a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination
  • Continue to St Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland and home of a memorial to the writer Jonathan Swift
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver-guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
05/19/2020 05/19/2020
Tauck - Cruise Division: L'Austral
L'Austral, a sleek yacht launched in 2011, is small enough to provide a truly intimate cruise experience. Her size makes her ideally suited for visiting ports that bigger ships can't reach. L'Austral sports 6 decks that include Le Restaurant Gastronomique, the elegant main dining room serving French and international cuisine; the casual Le Grill Restaurant; three lounges offering evening entertainment, bars and access to the open decks; Le Théâtre hosting informative lectures and entertainment; a Fitness and Beauty Corner; a Medical Center; and multiple observation areas. Elevators serve all passenger decks. Staterooms and suites have ocean views; 95% have private balconies. Staterooms are decorated by French designers, offering individually controlled air conditioning, twin beds converting to a queen-size bed (or one queen-size bed), DVD/CD player, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe and minibar.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2011
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2011
Previous Name
Country of Registry
France
Tonnage (GRT)
10,700
Guests (Lowers)
Total Guests
264
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
139
Officers' Nationality
French/International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
French/International
Total Rooms
132
Suites
Balconies
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible
L'Austral has six decks that include a chic main dining room serving French and international cuisine; a casual grill restaurant; three lounges with bars, access to open decks and evening entertainment; a state-of-the-art theater for lectures and entertainment, a fitness and beauty center, a medical center, and multiple observation areas.
Tipping Policy
All appropriate gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room servers, ship staff and drivers are included. Tauck Director and Tauck Cruise Director (if applicable) gratuities are included on all small ship and river cruises and all Tauck Bridges trips.
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Internet Café
  • Library
Stateroom Amenities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
Dining
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage Room
Staterooms offer individually controlled air conditioning, two twin beds converting to a king-size bed or a sofa converting into a queen-size bed, private bathroom with shower, video on demand, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe, hairdryer, iPod Dock and minibar.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Oceanview

Superior Cabin - Deck 3 (SC3) 8,990
Superior Cabin - Deck 3
  • Category: SC3
  • Deck 3

Balcony

Deluxe Cabin - Deck 3 (DC3) 9,365
Deluxe Cabin - Deck 3
  • Category: DC3
  • Deck 3
Prestige Cabin - Deck 4 (PC4) 9,740
Prestige Cabin - Deck 4
  • Category: PC4
  • Deck 4
Prestige Cabin - Deck 5 (PC5) 9,930
  • Category: PC5
  • Deck 5
Prestige Cabin - Deck 6 (PC6) 10,115
  • Category: PC6
  • Deck 6

Suite

Deluxe Suite - Deck 6 (DS6) 11,760
Deluxe Suite - Deck 6
  • Category: DS6
  • Deck 6
Prestige Suite - Deck 5 (PS5) 12,960
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
  • Category: PS5
  • Deck 5
Prestige Suite - Deck 6 (PS6) 13,460
Prestige Suite - Deck 6
  • Category: PS6
  • Deck 6
Land / Cruise Price includes all private Tauck shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, applicable fuel surcharges, entertainment and gratuities to Tauck Director and ship staff. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship, including house wines & spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost. Departures will be hosted by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests; travel West or East.

Shore Excursion Selection: Tauck will contact guests 90 days prior to departure to assist with shore excursion selections (included in tour price, subject to availability).

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 7
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Prestige Suite - Deck 6 (PS6)
  • Prestige Cabin - Deck 6 (PC6)
  • Deluxe Suite - Deck 6 (DS6)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Prestige Suite - Deck 5 (PS5)
  • Prestige Cabin - Deck 5 (PC5)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Prestige Cabin - Deck 4 (PC4)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Cabin - Deck 3 (DC3)
  • Superior Cabin - Deck 3 (SC3)
Deck 2