Gems of The Irish Sea and Hebrides (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Seabourn
Dover, United Kingdom to Dover, United Kingdom
Dates: 01 Jul 2019 - 16 Jul 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
01 Jul 2019
Dover, United Kingdom
5:00 PM
DAY 2
02 Jul 2019
Portland, United Kingdom
5:30 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 3
03 Jul 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 4
04 Jul 2019
Bantry, Ireland
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 5
05 Jul 2019
Foynes, Ireland
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 6
06 Jul 2019
Galway, Ireland
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
07 Jul 2019
Killybegs, Ireland
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 8
08 Jul 2019
Staffa, United Kingdom
5:30 AM 8:00 AM
Tobermory, United Kingdom
11:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 9
09 Jul 2019
Rothesay, United Kingdom
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 10
10 Jul 2019
Belfast, Ireland
8:00 AM
DAY 11
11 Jul 2019
Belfast, Ireland
6:00 PM
DAY 12
12 Jul 2019
Dublin, Ireland
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 13
13 Jul 2019
Dunmore East, Ireland
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 14
14 Jul 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 15
15 Jul 2019
Cowes, United Kingdom
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 16
16 Jul 2019
Dover, United Kingdom
7:00 AM
Gems of The Irish Sea and Hebrides map

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For 01 Jul 2019 - 16 Jul 2019
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Virtuoso Voyages Shore Experience - Dublin - 2019 ( 7 Hours )
Dublin, Ireland | 12 Jul 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.

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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

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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.

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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



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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Belfast, Ireland - 11 Jul 2019

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Belfast, 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 • Wildlife & Nature
A Taste of Northern Ireland Food

Welcome to Belfast in Northern Ireland

There are just under half a million people living in Belfast today, and one of the city’s principal landmarks can be seen upon arrival –the two Harland & Wolfe Cranes –nicknamed Samson and Goliath. It was here that many great ships were built –most notably for White Star Line, whose ships included the Olympic, Britannic and –perhaps the most famous ship of all –RMS Titanic. At its peak in the early 20th century, Harland & Wolfe boasted a workforce of 35,000 and reflected the industrial nature of Ulster –Ireland’s Northern Province.

Meet Tracey, your local Tour Guide for Northern Ireland Food Tours, who has an in depth knowledge of where to find great local Producers, where you will hear their story and taste their produce. As you travel south of Belfast through County Down, you will learn about and sample foods as varied as single estate whiskey to artisan dulse wheaten bread and everything in between! Continue on to Ballymorran Bay, on the shores of Strangford Lough, the largest sea loch or inlet in the British Isles, covering 150 km2 (58 sq mi). Strangford Lough was designated as Northern Ireland's first Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) under the introduction of the Marine Act (Northern Ireland) 2013. It has also been designated a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive, and its abundant wildlife is recognised internationally for its importance.

Tracey will bring you to her home in Ballymorran Bay, a delightful thatched barn on the shores of Strangford Lough, where you will meet Chef Fred and learn about the history of the different types of bread and cakes Northern Ireland is famous for before donning your aprons and baking yourself! Start with a traditional Irish Fruit Soda Cake and then we will make some potato bread or fadge as we call it. We will add fillings of your choice to the potato mix – scallions or cheese. The baking session will end with making Soda Bread. You will take home a bag filled with your handmade products and all of the recipes used.

Leaving Tracey’s home, we travel further south through Downpatrick – the resting place of Saints Patrick, Brigid and Columba. The story of Ireland starts here! Time permitting, we stop at the Saint Patrick’s Centre and Down Cathedral, before travelling the short distance to the beautiful leafy little village of Killough where we meet Patrice our Oyster Farmer.

Patrice will meet us at the harbour and we will travel in style on board his tractor and trailer to his Oyster beds. You will be amazed to hear how Patrice grows and harvests his oysters and mussels – he may even allow you to harvest some of your own!

We’re back on the tractor and trailer to Patrice’s Shac in a beautiful secluded Bay off the beaten track. Here a feast of local shellfish awaits – langoustines, oysters, crab claws and a big pot of steaming mussels cooked in garlic, cream and shallots and all washed down with local Porter or white wine.

There will be other local foods to accompany the shellfish – soda bread and potato bread, local award winning hand churned butter and dulse butter. All of the shellfish is harvested in the local area – you can’t get fresher than that!

We leave Patrice and his Oyster beds and travel to the picturesque village of Killyleagh with privately owned French Loire Valley style Castle. The most famous resident of this County Down village was Sir Hans Sloane, celebrated in his home town as the man who brought the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe from the Caribbean in the 17th century and whose recipe was adopted by Messrs. Cadbury in the 19th Century,

You will meet local historian Clive Scoular, who dressed in his bespoke velvet period costume and wig that would have been worn by Sir Hans Sloane, will invite you to have a “chocolate filled experience” in Killyleagh. This will be unique and authentic – we hope that you like lots of chocolate!

Offered by: Moloney & Kelly - Ireland
Location: Belfast, Ireland
Length: 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Game of Thrones Tour (from Belfast)

When the jaw-dropping Game of Thrones drama hit our screens in 2011 the world gasped at the drama and beauty of its filming locations in Northern Ireland. The warring families of the Seven Kingdoms plant their flags in the deep glens of Northern Ireland. This tour brings you to the very heart of the Seven Kingdom’s landscape during which you will see and experience the dramatic locations of Game of Thrones.

If you have never seen the Game of Thrones series but enjoy great scenery and the great outdoors, you will still enjoy this fun day out. Step into Old Castle Ward Estate, home of ‘Winterfell Castle’, and walk in the footsteps of the Game of Thrones actors with your enigmatic master and guide. View key locations for scenes including ‘The Archway’ from King Roberts Arrival to Winterfell Castle and ‘the Castle’ where Bran falls from the window ledge. You can also try your hand at the Game of Thrones archery experience.

After lunch continue to Tollymore, a 1600 acre forest of scenic trails, legendary tales and a plethora of fascinating follies. With the majestic Mourne Mountains as a magnificent backdrop, Tollymore features in Game of Thrones scenes such as ‘The Crater’ deep in the Haunted Forest where the Nights Watch men first see the dreaded White Walkers. Once fitted with a bike or an E- bike freewheel down along the Shimna River as it tumbles through the enchanted woods of Tollymore to the Irish Sea. Come and experience it for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

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Complete your tour finishes with a visit to Ballymoney, to see one of the most captivating sites along the North Coast - The Dark Hedges. Planted in the 18th Century, these fascinating Beech trees have grown over the years to almost intertwine with each other and are favorites with photographers and painters. It even has its own ghostly background, adding a further air of magical mystery to it, this doubt added to its appeal in regard to the Game of Thrones producers, and leaving viewers in awe when it appeared in the closing shots in season two of the show.

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