Best of Ireland & Iceland

Europe

9 DAY TOUR
9 DAY TOUR
10 NIGHT CRUISE
10 NIGHT CRUISE
RETURN FLIGHTS
RETURN FLIGHTS
BONUS EXPERIENCES ON TOUR
BONUS EXPERIENCES ON TOUR

My Cruises Package Inclusions

  • 9 Day leisurely guided coach tour in Ireland
  • 10 Night cruise from Dublin onboard Celebrity Reflection in an Interior Cabin
  • Return economy class flights to Dublin including checked luggage
  • 8 Nights of accommodation in hand-selected hotels whilst on tour, including breakfast daily
  • Transportation on a Private Deluxe Motorcoach with services of a professional tour director
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included

 

Bonus Value

  • BONUS Prepaid gratuities included onboard
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

 

9 Day leisurely guided coach tour highlights:

  • Visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Explore the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
  • Visit the must-see Giant’s Causeway & Glendalough

 

General Sail Date Information

Tour departs on Thursday, May 28, 2020
Set sail on Friday, June 5, 2020

 

Upgrade Information

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Day 1: Dublin, Ireland

Welcome to Dublin! This afternoon meet your tour director and travelling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statuelined O’Connell Street and elegant Georgian squares to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. End the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse

Day 2: Dublin — Downpatrick, Northern Ireland — Dublin

On your northbound route today, pass Drogheda, scene of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, then through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley, known for it’s prehistoric passage graves. Cross the border into Northern Ireland, and drive past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, the burial place of Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint, and on to the vibrant city of Belfast, where Titanic was built. Later, why not join a local guide on a “living history” tour, including a visit to the fascinating Titanic Experience?

Day 3: Belfast — Giant’s Causeway — Derry — Donegal, Ireland — Drumcliff — Sligo

First stop this morning is awe-inspiring Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, let the province’s story unfold as you head for the city of Derry before returning to the Republic to visit Donegal, the ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home to the O’Donnell Clan. Drive along Donegal Bay with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches, and stop in Drumcliff to see the grave of W.B. Yeats before arriving in Sligo.

Day 4: Sligo — Galway — Cliffs of Moher — Limerick

Travel further south to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan centre with colourful hops, and a busy cafe and bar culture. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher. Tonight you might like to join an optional medieval banquet.

Day 5: Limerick — Adare — Dingle Peninsula — Killarney

Start your day with a stroll through Adare, a village known for its prize-winning thatched cottages. Then, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mil Slea Head drive affords magnificent vista of the Atlantic Ocean. See the Blasket Islands, and hear about the way of life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to the evacuation in 1953. The next two nights are spent in the popular resort of Killarney. tonight enjoy the optional outing to Tralee for dinner and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre.

Day 6: Killarney — Ring of Kerry Excursion

At Killorglin, join the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive featuring sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly coloured farmhouses, winding lanes and bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Back in Killarney, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle.

Day 7: Killarney — Blarney — Waterford — Tramore

More scenic splendour as you head over the Kerry Mountains into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, drive past Cork, the country’s second-largest city on the way to Waterford, where a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal is included. Spend the night at the nearby seaside resort of Tramore. Later, consider an optional pub tour.

Day 8: Tramore — Avoca — Dublin

On the last leg of your journey, visit Ireland’s oldest Handweaving Mill at Avoca, and enjoy views of the Wicklow Mountains on your way to Dublin. An optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter would be an exciting finale to your holiday

Day 9: Dublin, Ireland

Your tour portion ends today after breaking this morning. Enjoy the rest of your day in Dublin. Dublin is thought to be almost a thousand years old, but the city has transitioned seamlessly into the 21st century. Must-do’s include Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green Park, Newgrange, Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland and the James Joyce Cultural Centre. No visit to Dublin would be complete without a pint of Guinness on a relaxing afternoon.

Day 9: Dublin, Ireland

Today embark on Celebrity Reflection and get ready to set sail.

Day 10: Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland

Visit Glasgow, the beautiful port city on the River Clyde. Glasgow is famous for its Victorian art, nouveau architecture from the rich legacy left over from the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity. Glasgow is a cultural hub, home to the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet & National Theatre of Scotland. Take time to enjoy this city’s thriving music scene & don’t forget to vist Glasgow’s acclaimed museums.

Day 11-12: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 13: Akureyri, Iceland

Iceland’s second largest city is home to integral ship ports and fishing centres. Enjoy a bustling nightlife and gourmet food amongst stunning snow-capped mountains and fjords or soak up robust folk culture. Whatever you choose, it will be memorable.

Day 14-15: Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland’s capital and largest city was settled in 877 AD and has grown into an integral seaport and government hub. Even though it is a considerably advanced and progressive destination, it still uses water from nearby geysers to heat all of its buildings.

Day 16: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 17: Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

Explore Belfast’s cultural quarters—the Cathedral Quarter, the Gaeltacht Quarter, the Queen’s Quarter and the Titanic Quarter—the former linen and shipbuilding epicentre. Here, where the Titanic was so carefully built, you can see beautifully restored Victorian architecture. Enjoy the true Irish experience at the lively waterfront, which is a friendly hub of live music, overflowing pubs and modern art.

Day 18: Cork, Ireland

Ireland’s third largest city is a wonderful walking city built on the River Lee. Visit St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral, a wonderful, triple-spired example of French-gothic architecture, and spend some time in The Old Gaol, where original 19th century cells tell some fascinating tales.

Day 19: Dublin, Ireland

Disembark and begin your journey home

The Ship

Celebrity Reflection had her inaugural sailing in August 2012, finding her home as the final Solstice class ship. She measures 319 metres with a capacity of 3046, 1271 of those are staff. Reflection boasts an expanded deck, extra seating in the main & specialty restaurants, more room in the main theatre and the incredible outdoor Lawn Club Grill with real grass! Sit back and enjoy culinary excellence with over 20 casual and sophisticated dining options, unparalleled service and luxurious accommodation. No matter how long your cruise is, you and the family will be enthralled for the whole trip! Celebrity Reflection is the perfect ship to explore all of the stunning destinations on offer.

Travel based on tour date May 28, 2020, and sail date, June 5, 2020.

Prices are per person twin share in NZD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply.

Flights may not be direct or operate daily.

Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

Accommodation is subject to change and availability.

Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from New Zealand.

From $5,990*
Per Person Twin Share
Includes
$3,000
In Bonus Value
Valued At
$7,490
Per Person Twin Share
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