Ireland and Iceland (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Dublin, Ireland to Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 03 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
03 Jun 2019
Dublin, Ireland
10:15 PM
DAY 2
04 Jun 2019
Belfast, Ireland
11:00 AM 8:15 PM
DAY 3
05 Jun 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 4
06 Jun 2019
Reykjavík, Iceland
1:00 PM
DAY 5
07 Jun 2019
Reykjavík, Iceland
3:00 PM
DAY 6
08 Jun 2019
Akureyri, Iceland
10:30 AM
DAY 7
09 Jun 2019
Akureyri, Iceland
5:00 PM
DAY 8
10 Jun 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 9
11 Jun 2019
Lerwick, United Kingdom
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
12 Jun 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 11
13 Jun 2019
Dublin, Ireland
8:00 AM
DAY 12
14 Jun 2019
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland - 03 Jun 2019

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Length: 4 Hours 15 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Half Day Dublin Fabulous Food Trail

Arrive at Dublin Port where you are met by your private guide and transferred into the city center for the start of your tour.

Meet with your local food expert in the city centre for an exciting “foodie” walking tour of Dublin city. This tour is considered the best food and cultural off-the-beaten-track experience to be had in Dublin offering the opportunity to discover hidden tastes and be a local for the morning/afternoon!

Fabulous Food Trails is an exciting tasting and cultural walk around the lesser known parts of Dublin - a terrific introduction to a lively but largely ignored part of the city.

Soak in the history and culture; enjoy delicious foods in historic neighborhoods within a stone's throw of the city centre. Meet the people whose family have traded in one spot for generations, and meet the people who have introduced new products to us reflecting the modern Irish table. Tastings throughout the tour are frequent so guests will really get to sample the local cuisine.

The Food Trail walk takes a gentle 2 – 2 ½ hours and is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a food background. Along the way the food guide will point out good places for lunch or dinner, for a cup of coffee or a pint, or indeed anything else you might like to know.

The tour will visit food halls, markets, fruit and flower stalls, cheese mongers, fishmongers, butchers and bakers and lots more besides.

After all the tastings along the way, you will almost be too full for any lunch, but we continue eating with Lunch in a local Dublin restaurant.

Your driver with then transfer you back to your ship.

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Length: 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Full Day Kilkenny Shore Excursion

Arrive at Dublin Port where you are met by your private guide and transferred to Kilkenny for the start of your tour.

Kilkenny City is a small city by any standard, and has a population of about 8,000 within the boundary of Kilkenny City Borough. Most of the 24,000 inhabitants live outside the city borough. It is considered the medieval capital of Ireland; owing to its remarkable collection of well-preserved castles, churches, public buildings, streets, and lanes. Situated along the banks of the River Nore, Kilkenny takes its name from a church founded in the 6th century by St. Canice. Your tour will include a visit to Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral, as well as an opportunity to visit the Kilkenny Design Centre, and other artisan producers in and outside the city centre.

St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. The cathedral belongs to the [Protestant] Church of Ireland and is one of only a handful of cathedrals in Ireland with a square central tower –the other two are St. Brigid’s Cathedral in Kildare and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh –both of which are Church of Ireland.

Combining the early Christian settlement, the Round Tower, the Anglo Norman Cathedral and its rich cultural ecclesiastical heritage makes St Canice’s Cathedral and its environs a must to visit while you are in Kilkenny.

Kilkenny Castle was built in 1195 by William Marshal (1st Earl of Pembroke) to control a crossing-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways. It was a symbol of Anglo-Norman occupation and in its original thirteenth-century condition it would have formed an important element of the defences of the town with four large circular corner towers and a massive ditch, part of which can still be seen today on “The Parade”.

The Castle would later become the seat of the very powerful the Butler’s of Ormonde; or the Butler family. They were politically astute and faithful to the crown and to Ireland; though these loyalties would determine their fortunes and career. The Butler family originally came to Ireland with arrival of the Anglo-Norman’s in 1169, and James Butler (3rd Earl of Ormonde) bought the castle in 1391 and established himself as ruler of the area. By the 18th century, the castle had become run down, reflecting the failing fortunes of the Butler family. However, some restoration was carried out, and during the 19th century, the Butler’s then attempted to restore it to its original medieval appearance, also rebuilding the north wing and extending the south curtain wall. More extensions were added in 1854.

Located in a Victorian brewing building, the Smithwicks Experience gives visitors a ‘multi-sensory and interactive experience’ of what life has been like at the St Frances Abbey Brewery over the past 300 years, and a little lesson in the ale’s history. The Smithwicks experience has recently listed in ‘New in Travel’ one of the top 26 hottest new attractions in the world to visit in 2015 by The Lonely Planet.

Visitors to the Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny will be brought on a journey - from the medieval origins of brewing on the site of the St. Francis Abbey Brewery to the arrival of John Smithwick in the 1700’s and right up to the present day.

Immerse yourself in the history of Smithwick’s, Ireland’s oldest beer brand, the amazing heritage of the Smithwick family and its place in Kilkenny, a city steeped in history and brewing.

Your driver with then transfer you back to your ship.

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Length: 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Full Day Dublin City and Wicklow Shore Excursion

Arrive at Dublin Port where you are met by your private guide and commence your tour of Dublin.

Dublin has all the attractions of a modern city, combined with the beauty and heritage of the past. Even though it has shown recent signs of slowing down, “the Celtic Tiger” – the nickname given to the roaring Irish economy – has turned Dublin into a boomtown. Elegant shops, hotels, galleries, art- house cinemas, coffee houses and a stunning variety of restaurants have sprung up on almost every street in the capital. Roughly half of the Irish Republic’s population of 3.9 million people live in Dublin and its suburbs.

Set in the centre of one of the world's most famous breweries, Guinness Storehouse is Dublin's 'must see' visitor attraction. The Guinness Storehouse is a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity, the bar in the sky, with a complimentary pint of Guinness, and an astonishing view of Dublin!

Often surprising, always entertaining, the adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant, pint shaped heart of glass. As you wander up through Guinness Storehouse, you'll discover what goes into making the black stuff - the ingredients, the processes, the passion. You'll meet Arthur Guinness and find out how the drink that carries his name has been transported around the world. You'll see how Guinness has been advertised over the years and visit Guinness, at Home and Abroad

Next visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is named after the Patron Saint of Ireland who on his journey through Ireland is said to have passed through Dublin. In a well close to where the cathedral now stands, he is reputed to have baptized converts from paganism to Christianity. To commemorate his visit, a small wooden church was built on this site and in 1191 St Patrick's was raised to the status of cathedral, and the present building, the largest church in the country, was erected between 1200 and 1270. The writer and satirist Jonathan Swift was Dean here from 1713-45 and his grave and epitaph are situated near the entrance of the cathedral.

Depart from the port and travel to the South of County Wicklow, deep into ‘The Garden of Ireland’. Enjoy the lovely countryside enroute.

Visit the Glendalough Monastic Site. Its famous round tower is one of the most enduring images of County Wicklow. This is a truly beautiful location, which is steeped in history. It was here that St. Kevin founded a monastery in the sixth century. From this beginning, the site grew to become famous as a centre of learning throughout Europe. Standing amid the remains of this monastic settlement, one can feel a powerful sense of peace and tranquillity. The surviving buildings date from the 8th and 12th centuries. The most famous is the round tower at the base. A cathedral, stone churches and decorated crosses also survive. Coach will also bring group up to where there will be photo opportunities at the beautiful lakes.

Lunch in a local restaurant or pub.

About Powerscourt House and Gardens:

This stunning 18th century stately house comprises extensive gardens, and tours of the house and gardens are self-guided. Here you will be able to stroll around the 45 acre garden, long regarded as one of the most splendid in Europe and includes formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes which have over 200 variations of trees and shrubs. You will also have an opportunity to visit the restored 18th century house, which was destroyed by fire in 1974 and see the story of the fire and subsequent restoration of the house. The Terrace Café offers the finest in Irish artisan and home cooked cuisine, as well as stunning views across the Wicklow Mountains.

Afterwards, your private driver / guide will return you to your cruise ship.

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Length: 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Full Day Boyne Valley County Meath Shore Excursion

Arrive at Dublin Port where you are met by your private guide and commence your tour of Dublin.

Depart from the port and travel north to County Meath whose rich soil, laid down during the last ice age, drew settlers as early as 8000 BC. They worked their way up the banks of the River Boyne, transforming the landscape from forest to farmland. One of the five provinces of ancient Ireland, Meath was at the centre of Irish politics for centuries. Today, Meath's high-yielding land and plentiful water supply make it a vital agriculture centre. Its proximity to Dublin brought about unchecked growth during the Celtic Tiger's peak, however, and the larger towns are surrounded with soulless housing estates with heavy traffic at commuter time.

For visitors, though, there are numerous must-see attractions here, including many tangible reminders of Meath's absorbing history

Our first stop this morning will be at the Hill of Tara. Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there. Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ.

Your next stop is one of Ireland’s most famous visitor attractions, The Bru na Boinne Centre with a visit to megalithic passage tomb of Knowth. The Boyne Valley Mounds at Knowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Judging from the splendour and magnificence of Knowth it is likely that these temples of the ancestors were places of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest. Access is by guided tour from the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre which you will also have the opportunity of visiting.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant or pub.

Following lunch visit Slane Castle, guests will arrive to the Castle where they will be met by a member of the Conyngham family. Visitors will then be taken on a tour of the ground floor of the Castle and will learn about the historical aspect of the Castle as well as the history of concerts held on the grounds over the years. They will then be invited to relax in the Study, to take part in a detailed and fun Irish whiskey tutorial and tasting.

Afterwards, your private driver / guide will return you to your cruise ship.

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Length: 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Full Day Food Trail & Cultural Tour of Dublin City - Shore Excursion

Arrive at Dublin Port where you are met by your private guide and transferred into the city centre for the start of your tour.

Meet with your local food expert in the city centre for an exciting “foodie” walking tour of Dublin city. This tour is considered the best food and cultural off-the-beaten-track experience to be had in Dublin offering the opportunity to discover hidden tastes and be a local for the morning/afternoon!

Fabulous Food Trails is an exciting tasting and cultural walk around the lesser known parts of Dublin - a terrific introduction to a lively but largely ignored part of the city.

Soak in the history and culture; enjoy delicious foods in historic neighborhoods within a stone's throw of the city centre. Meet the people whose family have traded in one spot for generations, and meet the people who have introduced new products to us reflecting the modern Irish table. Tastings throughout the tour are frequent so guests will really get to sample the local cuisine.

The Food Trail walk takes a gentle 2 – 2 ½ hours and is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a food background. Along the way the food guide will point out good places for lunch or dinner, for a cup of coffee or a pint, or indeed anything else you might like to know.

The tour will visit food halls, markets, fruit and flower stalls, cheese mongers, fishmongers, butchers and bakers and lots more besides.

After all the tastings along the way, you will almost be too full for any lunch, but we continue eating with Lunch in a local Dublin restaurant.

In the afternoon we travel be car / coach for a short panoramic tour of the City. We visit the Chester Beatty Library which is now beautifully housed within the Dublin Castle complex – the greatest collection in Europe of Western, Middle Eastern and Oriental culture including over 20,000 manuscripts, rare books and miniature paintings. In the Western European collection, there are fine early printed books, some including engravings by Durer, Piranesi and Bartolozzi & others and a large collection of prints and maps. We also visit nearby Dublin Castle which was founded in the 13th century. Tour the State Apartments, which date mainly from the Georgian period and contain historical portraits and furnishings as well as shimmering Waterford crystal chandeliers.

We conclude our tour with a visit to Saint Patrick's Cathedral which has contributed much to Irish life throughout its long history (it was founded in 1191). Jonathan Swift was Dean of Saint Patrick's from 1713-1745, during which time he expressed his 'savage indignation' at appalling social conditions in Ireland and also wrote Gulliver’s Travels. He was also Dean when Handel's 'Messiah' received its first performance in 1742 sung by the combined choirs of Saint Patrick's and Christ Church Cathedrals. 'Living Stones,' the Cathedral's permanent exhibition, celebrates the Cathedral's place in the life of the city; its history, and its role at the dawn of the third Christian Millennium. It emphasises that the Cathedral is not a museum, but a building embracing the past to herald the future.

Your driver with then transfer you back to your ship.

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Length: 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Dublin Half Day City Tour Shore Excursion

Arrive at Dublin Port where you are met by your private guide and commence your tour of Dublin.

Dublin has all the attractions of a modern city, combined with the beauty and heritage of the past. Even though it has shown recent signs of slowing down, “the Celtic Tiger” – the nickname given to the roaring Irish economy – has turned Dublin into a boomtown. Elegant shops, hotels, galleries, art- house cinemas, coffee houses and a stunning variety of restaurants have sprung up on almost every street in the capital. Roughly half of the Irish Republic’s population of 3.9 million people live in Dublin and its suburbs.

Set in the centre of one of the world's most famous breweries, Guinness Storehouse has rapidly become Dublin's 'must see' visitor attraction, celebrating its 1,500,000th visitor in 2015. The Guinness Storehouse is a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity, the bar in the sky, with a complimentary pint of Guinness, and an astonishing view of Dublin!

Often surprising, always entertaining, the adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building's giant, pint shaped heart of glass. As you wander up through Guinness Storehouse, you'll discover what goes into making the black stuff - the ingredients, the processes, the passion. You'll meet Arthur Guinness and find out how the drink that carries his name has been transported around the world. You'll see how Guinness has been advertised over the years and visit Guinness, at Home and Abroad

Afterwards visit the Old Jameson Distillery. Set in the heart of Dublin just north of the River Liffey, the Old Jameson Distillery captures the imagination and the spirit of Ireland. Originally built in 1780, this Distillery was once considered one of the largest and finest Distilleries in the world. Take a personally guided tour of the Old Distillery. Follow the path through the Malting, Milling, Mashing, Fermenting, Distilling and Maturing. Complete the journey with a whiskey tasting in the Jameson Bar. No visit to the Old Jameson Distillery would be complete without a complimentary glass of John Jameson's Irish whiskey in the Jameson Bar, which concludes the guided tour. The Jameson Bar is full of old Jameson marketing slogans and memorabilia depicting how Jameson has been sold throughout the years.

Afterwards, your private driver / guide will return you to your cruise ship.

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