British Isles and Iceland (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Seabourn
Dover, United Kingdom to Reykjavík, Iceland
Dates: 17 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019

Track this Sailing

Please enter between 3 and 50 characters
DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
17 May 2019
Dover, United Kingdom
5:00 PM
DAY 2
18 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
19 May 2019
Avonmouth, United Kingdom
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 4
20 May 2019
Skomer Island, United Kingdom
5:00 AM 7:00 AM
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
9:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 5
21 May 2019
Dublin, Ireland
8:00 AM
DAY 6
22 May 2019
Dublin, Ireland
2:00 PM
DAY 7
23 May 2019
Oban, United Kingdom
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 8
24 May 2019
Fort William, United Kingdom
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 9
25 May 2019
Summer Isles, Scotland, United Kingdom
6:30 AM 7:30 AM
Ullapool, United Kingdom
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
26 May 2019
Copinsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom
6:30 AM 7:30 AM
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
9:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 11
27 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
28 May 2019
Seydisfjördur, Iceland
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 13
29 May 2019
Djúpivogur, Iceland
6:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 14
30 May 2019
Heimaey, Iceland
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 15
31 May 2019
Grundarfjörður, Iceland
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 16
01 Jun 2019
Reykjavík, Iceland
7:00 AM
British Isles and Iceland map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive benefits and experiences you can only get by booking with a Virtuoso Advisor. Please review the benefits available to you below and let your Advisor know of your selection(s).

PASSENGER(S) MAY SELECT ONE BENEFIT FROM EACH SET OF DATES:

Please check with your Virtuoso Advisor for any restrictions that may apply to the third and fourth passengers in a cabin.

For 17 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
Your Onboard Host(s):
To Be Assigned

Choose One:

Virtuoso Voyages Shore Experience - Dublin - 2019 ( 7 Hours )
Dublin, Ireland | 21 May 2019

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

We are currently collaborating with Virtuoso’s expert On Site ground operators to design a unique and memorable shore experience for you on this cruise. Details of this special shore experience will be provided shortly.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

$175 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

plus, all virtuoso guests receive:

Welcome Reception

Planned specifically for you and fellow Virtuoso Voyages travelers, this private reception offers a chance to meet fellow cruisers and get to know your onboard host.

Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

To be Assigned: A host(s) is planned for the sailing but one has not yet been assigned.

Assigned: A host(s) has been selected and will be announced soon.

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations aboard ship l Onboard meals l Beverages, including select wines, champagnes and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water l Onboard Staff Gratuities l Entertainment and onboard programs

Not Included

  • Airfare Port Charges l Taxes, Security Fees and Fuel Surcharge l Shore Excursions l Personal expenses l Some premium wine, champagne, and spirit selections are not included in your fare l Anything not noted as included

About Us

At Seabourn, we are passionate about travel. We believe that traveling for pleasure has a redemptive power that enriches people’s lives. And we believe that people should travel well. Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed -- elegant, yet casual -- sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow. Our ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. Our acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.

Insider Tip

Like caviar? Order exclusive Black River ossetra sturgeon caviar, which is sustainably produced using unique wild-farming methods, anytime and anywhere you want on a Seabourn ship.

Terms & Conditions

All fares are in U.S. dollars, cruise-only per guest, double occupancy, subject to availability. | Some suite categories may not be available. | Government fees and taxes are additional. | Fares are not combinable with any other offer, vary by sailing date, are capacity controlled, are subject to change without prior notice. | Seabourn reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement for all guests, without prior notice, if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70.00 per barrel, and may collect such a supplement even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. | Certain restrictions apply. | Information herein is accurate at time of printing. | Seabourn reserves the right to correct errors. | Offers are subject to availability and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. | Ships' registry: Bahamas ©2015 Seabourn



Certain restrictions apply. | Information herein is accurate at time of printing. | Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and "Run of House" fares are not be combinable with Virtuoso benefits. l Certain Seabourn shipboard credit offers may not be combinable if selecting the Virtuoso shipboard credit option. | The Virtuoso shore event, shore excursion, or shipboard credit is non-transferable and non-refundable. | Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. | Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. | Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. | Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. | Virtuoso events and benefits are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. | The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details onboard to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event. | Other restrictions and limitations may apply. | See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. | All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso. | Seabourn reserves the right to correct errors. Offers are subject to availability and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. | The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ?2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Dublin, Ireland - 22 May 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.

Reviews and Recommendations for Seabourn

98%

of 68
guests
recommend


Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by