Mediterranean (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Ship: Silver Muse  |  20 Reviews
Dublin, Ireland to Barcelona, Spain
Dates: 07 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

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07 May 2018
Dublin, Ireland
08 May 2018
Dublin, Ireland
9:00 PM
09 May 2018
Dunmore East, Ireland
8:00 AM 9:30 PM
10 May 2018
Cobh, Ireland
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
11 May 2018
12 May 2018
A Coruña, Spain
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
13 May 2018
Leixoes, Portugal
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
14 May 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
12:00 PM
15 May 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
1:00 PM
DAY 10
16 May 2018
Cadiz, Spain
9:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 11
17 May 2018
Málaga, Spain
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 12
18 May 2018
DAY 13
19 May 2018
Barcelona, Spain
8:00 AM
DAY 14
20 May 2018
Barcelona, Spain
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For 07 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Suzanne Homme, Marc Homme

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Irish Countryside and Blarney Tour with Lunch - Cobh - 2018 ( 8 Hours )
Cobh, Ireland | 10 May 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Sightseeing • Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts

Today we begin with a scenic drive through Cork’s countryside. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city which is known for its steeples and bridges. The main streets, formerly river channels, are flanked with spacious sidewalks and the street unique lighting system evokes Cork’s former glory as one of Europe’s main sea-ports. Today, stone, timber and metal bridges span the two river channels at every corner.

We then drive outside the city to arrive in Blarney Village, home of the ancient McCarthy Castle and the famed Blarney Stone. Follow your guide through the wooded estate past the gentle flowing waters of the River Martin. As you amble along to this ancient castle, enjoy distant views of this spectacularly located castle which was constructed on limestone rock. The castle was the ancestral home of one of Ireland’s most famous families, the McCarthy’s, from the 15th century through until the 17th century. It was during their tenure that the secret of the stone was revealed. Legend has it that the stone was brought back to Ireland from the Crusades – the ‘Stone of Ezel’ behind which David hid on Jonathan’s advice when he fled from his enemy, Saul. A few claim it was the stone that gushed water when struck by Moses. Whatever the truth of its origin, we believe a witch saved from drowning revealed its power to the McCarthy’s. Some free time will be allowed for you to soak up the atmosphere of this unique town.

Next, we depart Blarney for Kinsale to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of Ireland’s finest restaurants. Kinsale is known as “The Gourmet Capital of Ireland”. Our lunch menu will include some of the freshest local specialties.

After lunch, we will resume our journey through the fertile farming countryside of West Cork to arrive at the 17th century Charles Fort, which is located on rocky hills safe-guarding the entrance to Kinsale Harbor. Kinsale is a historic port and fishing town and is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland. Kinsale marks the beginning of scenic West Cork and is ideally placed as a yachting and deep-sea angling center and in recent years, a world class golf destination.

Before departing Kinsale to return to the ship there will be some free time to explore its narrow winding streets which are adorned with Victorian shop-fronts. Kinsale boasts a host of craft shops where visitors can purchase a myriad of traditional hand-crafted items.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Moderate to strenuous. Please note: The castle is located at a rocky level with many steps and is not wheelchair accessible. The Blarney Stone is situated at the top of castle and there is approximately 90 steps to reach it.

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Shore Excursions

Dublin, Ireland - 07 May 2018

Dublin, Ireland - 08 May 2018

Dunmore East, Ireland - 09 May 2018

Cobh, Ireland - 10 May 2018

Leixoes, Portugal - 13 May 2018

Lisbon, Portugal - 15 May 2018

Cadiz, Spain - 16 May 2018

Málaga, Spain - 17 May 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 19 May 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 20 May 2018

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