Silversea Luxury Cruises To DUBLIN

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Ask any Dubliner what's happening and you may hear echoes of one of W. B. Yeats's most-quoted lines: "All changed, changed utterly." No matter that the decade-long "Celtic Tiger" boom era has been quickly followed by the Great Recession—for visitors Dublin remains one of Western Europe's most popular and delightful urban destinations. Whether or not you're out to enjoy the old or new Dublin, you'll find it a colossally entertaining city, all the more astonishing considering its intimate size. View more

It is ironic and telling that James Joyce chose Dublin as the setting for his famous Ulysses, Dubliners, and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man because it was a "center of paralysis" where nothing much ever changed. Which only proves that even the greats get it wrong sometimes. Indeed, if Joyce were to return to his once genteel hometown today—disappointed with the city's provincial outlook, he left it in 1902 at the age of 20—and take a quasi-Homeric odyssey through the city (as he so famously does in Ulysses), would he even recognize Dublin as his "Dear Dirty Dumpling, foostherfather of fingalls and dotthergills"? For instance, what would he make of Temple Bar—the city's erstwhile down-at-the-heels neighborhood, now crammed with restaurants and trendy hotels and suffused with a nonstop, international-party atmosphere? Or the simple sophistication of the open-air restaurants of the tiny Italian Quarter (named Ouartie Bloom after his own creation), complete with sultry tango lessons? Or of the hot/cool Irishness, where every aspect of Celtic culture results in sold-out theaters, from Once, the cult Indie movie and Broadway hit, to Riverdance, the old Irish mass-jig recast as a Las Vegas extravaganza? Plus, the resurrected Joyce might be stirred by the songs of U2, fired up by the sultry acting of Michael Fassbender, and moved by the poems of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. As for Ireland's capital, even after the Celtic Tiger party has faded, elegant shops and hotels, galleries, coffeehouses, and a stunning variety of new, creative little restaurants can be found on almost every street in Dublin, transforming the provincial city that suffocated Joyce into a place almost as cosmopolitan as the Paris to which he fled. The recent economic downturn has provoked a few Dublin citizens to protest that the boomtown transformation of their heretofore-tranquil city has permanently affected its spirit and character. These skeptics (skepticism long being a favorite pastime in the capital city) await the outcome of "Dublin: The Sequel," and their greatest fear is the possibility that the tattered old lady on the Liffey has become a little less unique, a little more like everywhere else. Oh ye of little faith: the rare ole gem that is Dublin is far from buried. The fundamentals—the Georgian elegance of Merrion Square, the Norman drama of Christ Church Cathedral, the foamy pint at an atmospheric pub—are still on hand to gratify. Most of all, there are the locals themselves: the nod and grin when you catch their eye on the street, the eagerness to hear half your life story before they tell you all of theirs, and their paradoxically dark but warm sense of humor. "In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty"—so went the centuries-old ditty. Today, there are parts of the city that may not be fair or pretty, but although you may not be conscious of it while you're in the center city, Dublin does boast a beautiful setting: it loops around the edge of Dublin Bay and is on a plain at the edge of the gorgeous, green Dublin and Wicklow mountains, which rise softly just to the south. From the glass-wall top of the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of town, the sight of the city, the bay, and the mountains will take your breath away. From the city's noted vantage points, such as the South Wall, which stretches far out into Dublin Bay, you can nearly get a full measure of the city. From north to south, Dublin stretches 16 km (10 miles); in total, it covers 28,000 acres—but Dublin's heart is far more compact than these numbers indicate. Like Paris, London, and Florence, a river runs right through it. The River Liffey divides the capital into the Northside and the Southside, as everyone calls the two principal center-city areas, and virtually all the major sights are well within less than an hour's walk of one another.

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ROME (Civitavecchia) To DUBLIN
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    May 06 2020
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    9 Days
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ROME (Civitavecchia) To AMSTERDAM
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    May 06 2020
  • Duration
    19 Days
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LISBON To DUBLIN
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    May 07 2020
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    22 Days
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    Silver Cloud
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LONDON (Tower Bridge) To LONDON (Tower Bridge)
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    May 13 2020
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    Silver Wind
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DUBLIN To AMSTERDAM
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    May 15 2020
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LONDON (Tower Bridge) To DUBLIN
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    May 19 2020
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AMSTERDAM To DUBLIN
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    May 25 2020
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AMSTERDAM To LONDON (Greenwich)
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DUBLIN To REYKJAVIK
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    May 29 2020
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    Jun 01 2020
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Excursions in DUBLIN

A Taste of Dublin & Guinness Tour

Explore the Old World architecture, traditions and flavours of Dublin during this memorable, half-day city excursion to the Guinness Storehouse.


Dublin City Tour, Merrion Square, Dublin Castle, and Cathedrals

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour orientation drive through Dublin City. See the Old Parliament Building, Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, and Merrion Square. One of Dublin's grandest Georgian squares, Merrion Square is now the address of the National Gallery of Ireland and Irish Parliament. From here, pass by St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Castle, the Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral.


St. James Gate Brewery and Guinness Storehouse

Next, proceed to the Guinness Storehouse at the St. James Gate Brewery, birthplace of the world's most famous creamy stout. The brewery first saw the light of day near this spot over 250 years ago. Upon arrival, enter the Guinness Storehouse, an entertaining exhibition on the history of Guinness. During your self-guided walking tour, see, hear and smell the ingredients as they make their way through a series of vast machines and processes before becoming world-famous Guinness stout. In addition, view Guinness advertising and a showcase on how the product has been brought to market over the years with virtually every type of transportation.


Guinness Bar and Tasting, Dublin City Views and Gift Shop

Your self-guided tour of the Storehouse ends in the circular panoramic bar, which features sweeping views across the city of Dublin. Here, enjoy a complimentary sample of Guinness, just a few hundred yards from where it's made. Following your Guinness tasting, some free time is made available to browse the gift shop for Guinness-themed gifts and souvenirs. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, three steps at the entrance to the Guinness Storehouse and 40 steps inside the venue but there is a ramp for wheelchair access and elevators and/or escalators to all floors within the Guinness Storehouse. Walking at the Guinness Storehouse is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but the coach is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Entry to the brewery itself is not permitted. Guests must be at least 18 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Best of Irish Produce

Depart Dublin port and drive directly to the newest opened Avoca Handweavers site in Dunboyne, County Meath. The company is now mostly known simply as Avoca, and is world famous for their Wool Throws which are produced in their Mill in County Wicklow.


Avoca, meet with the Avoca team, walk in the Kitchen Garden, tasting

Upon arrival, guests will meet a member of the Avoca team and learn about the history of the mill throughout the years, how it was acquired by the Pratt Family and the process behind the making of all their throws and Scarves.


Avoca grow and produce the majority of their own vegetables and salads that are used in the Café restaurant and food market. Guests will enjoy a talk with the head gardener, Dermot, and learn all about the Kitchen Garden and the wonderful seasonal produce that is grown throughout the year.


Avoca we are well known for their high quality, Artisan Food, scrumptious scones, delicious cakes and breads which are produced in their onsite bakery every day. There is a focus on local suppliers and guests will have the opportunity to sample some local produced goods as they explore the food hall and chat to the friendly staff on hand to assist. After learning about this stunning Irish brand, guests will enjoy tea/coffee and a homemade scone in the beautiful on site café.


Panoramic tour Dublin, external view of: Customs House, the River Liffey, The Old Parliament House, now the Bank of Ireland and Trinity College

Depart Avoca and drive to Dublin city centre where you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the capital of the Irish Republic. In addition to its splendid public buildings, Dublin is particularly rich in domestic architecture of the 18th Century. Fine Georgian mansions, many of them with historical associations, lend sober beauty to the city's wide streets and spacious squares.

Along your panoramic tour you will pass The Customs House, the River Liffey, The Old Parliament House, now the Bank of Ireland and Trinity College. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1, it is Ireland's oldest college. Located in its Library is the world famous Book of Kells, a hand illuminated manuscript of the Gospels.


Inside visit of the St Patrick's Cathedral

Your tour of the city will continue passing the Georgian squares of Merrion and Fitzwilliam, National Gallery of Ireland, Government Buildings and St. Stephen's Green.

You will pass Dublin Castle, City Hall and Christchurch Cathedral en route to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. Founded in 1190, St. Patrick's is perhaps best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean here from 1713 to 1745. The pulpit from which he preached is still to be seen.

An inside visit will be made to the beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral. As the largest cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ireland, Saint Patrick's has been at the heart of Dublin and Ireland's history and culture for over 800 years.

All too soon your tour has come to an end enjoy a relaxing drive back to your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, Walking at the Avoca is at the discretion of each guest. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Dublin Heritage Tour

Begin this half day heritage tour by boarding your luxury coach for a trip into Dublin, Ireland's capital city


St. Patrick's Cathedrals

Arrive at St Patrick's Cathedral and enjoy a visit to one of Ireland's oldest Churches, founded in 1191. An ancient Celtic Stone slab (preserved in St Patrick's Cathedral) is said to have marked the location of the well where St Patrick baptised converts in the 5th century. The present Cathedral building, in terms of shape and size, dates from approximately 1220 AD. This building replaced the earlier church.


Book of Kells

Depart St Patrick's Cathedral where your tour continues to Trinity College, the alma mater of distinguished alumni, including Jonathan Swift of Gulliver's Travels fame, Oscar Wilde and Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett. You will make your way to the Trinity College Library Long Room that houses 200,000-antiquarian texts, and in an adjacent room, the Book of Kells.


The lavishly illustrated medieval manuscript contains the four Gospels. The book probably dates to the early 9th century and may have been the work of monks from Iona. The scribes embellished their calligraphy with intricate Celtic designs, human figures and animals. You will view an exhibit on the production of the Book, as well as other exhibits on Ireland.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking and standing at the sights visited. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair who can embark and disembark the coach.Both venues are wheelchair accessible. Cathedral visit is approx 45 minutes and Book of Kells is 60 minutes however walking at the Cathedral is also at guests' discretion. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, a light sweater or jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.Queues to visit the Book of Kells can be quite long.Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Dublin, Trinity College and Grafton Street (Limited Mobility Friendly)

This accessible Dublin shore excursion gives you a perfect overview of this incredible, historic city. Enjoy a panoramic drive of the city including highlights such as the Guinness Store House and O'Connell Street, see the stunning St. Patrick's Cathedral, experience the ornate Trinity College Campus with the famous Book of Kells, and enjoy some free time for shopping at the popular Grafton Street in the heart of city.

Start your tour by meeting your tour guide at the Dublin cruise dock and head out on a memorable panoramic drive through the Irish capital. Along the way, you will have time to sit back, relax and enjoy the views as your tour guide narrates you through some of the very best highlights the city has to offer. You will see Georgian Dublin with beautiful traditional homes and parks, the famous Guinness Storehouse, the massive General Post Office where the infamous 1916 Rebellion began, and O'Connell Street which is the main through faire in Dublin. There will also be time to make a short stop at the glorious St. Patrick's Cathedral for an opportunity to get out of the van and enjoy the spectacular exterior of the Cathedral firsthand.

Next, you will continue to the prestigious Trinity College campus and have a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the artistically decorated medieval bible, the Book of Kells. The illuminated illustrations of the Christian Gospels dating from 800 AD are located in the magnificent 18th century Old Library building. While here, you will also have time to explore the immaculate campus grounds.

The final stop of the day will be the vibrant Grafton Street, the shopping hub of Dublin. Here, you will find a fun atmosphere, different shops for all types of tastes, street vendors and local cafes. You will have some free time to explore the area on your own, before returning to your ship.

Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is specially designed for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair or a scooter. Full time wheelchair users, are kindly requested to contact shoreconcierge@silversea.com in order to provide further details and determine if the tour is suitable for them. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. An accessible vehicle with a wheelchair lift or ramp will be used for transportation. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. A minimum participation of 6 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Story Tour

Discover the history of Ireland's genealogy, people, inventions, music, art, dance, and literature during this memorable, half-day excursion to EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum.


EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

Depart the pier and take a panoramic orientation drive through Dublin City. Along the way, pass by the Customs House, Old Parliament House, now the Bank of Ireland, and Trinity College, home of the world-renowned Book of Kells, a handwritten manuscript of the Gospels. Continue onwards towards the Georgian squares of Merrion and Fitzwilliam, the National Gallery of Ireland, Government Buildings and St. Stephen's Green. At the conclusion of your city tour your guide and driver will take you on a short drive to EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum.


Upon arrival, receive a brief introduction and audio-guides, and then enjoy access to the museum during a self-guided tour through its 20 visually stunning galleries. Discover the history of Ireland's genealogy, its many famous and infamous people, inventions, music, art, dance, and literature. Marvel at the building that houses this interesting exhibition, and stroll through the magnificent stone vaults dating from 1820. Whilst browsing through the galleries, take your souvenir passport that was presented to you on arrival through each gallery, and have it stamped along the way.


Irish Family History Centre and History Talk

This immersive and interactive experience takes you all the way to present day, and leaves you with the feeling that 'Every Person Is Connected' (EPIC) to Ireland. Following your self-guided tour, your knowledge of Ireland and the Irish people is further enhanced with an Irish History Talk with a local genealogy expert. Explore the display screens and interactive games with the help of your local historian and genealogy expert, and receive a complimentary, one-month subscription to FindMyPast.ie, where you can access over 100 million Irish family history records.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, two steps at the entrance to the museum and 20 steps inside the venue; an elevator is available. Walking inside the museum is at the discretion of each guest. It is suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair who can embark and disembark the via the coach steps .Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Ely Wine Tasting & Dinner

Savour the atmosphere and epicurean delights of one of Ireland's oldest wine venues and premier culinary destinations during this tantalizing, half-day excursion to the Ely Bar & Brasserie.


Dublin and Ely Bar & Brasserie

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Ely Bar & Brasserie. Housed in a 200-year-old tobacco and wine warehouse, the restaurant's design incorporates the curves and materials of the original building, using a backdrop of stunning vaulted brickwork accented by warm woods and clean-lined furnishings. As for the palate, Ely Bar & Brasserie boasts one of the most extensive wine lists in Ireland, presenting more than 400 wines by the bottle and 80 by the glass. The menu features grass-fed beef, pork and lamb sourced through the restaurant's own organic family farm.


Private Wine Tasting, Tobacco and Wine Vaults, and Exclusive, Three-Course Dinner

Upon arrival at the Ely Bar & Brasserie, proceed for a private, tutored wine tasting, followed by an exclusive, three-course dinner in one of the restaurant's 200-year-old tobacco and wine vaults. At the conclusion of this truly memorable dining experience, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, at times over cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 25 steps to access the wine cellar; a lift is available. It is suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair who can embark and disembark the via the coach steps. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages.Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Fabulous Food Trail

Spend a half-day enjoying Dublin's Fabulous Food Trail! Enjoy an exciting tasting and cultural walk offering an insider's look at the better known parts of Dublin - a terrific introduction to a lively part of the city. The best food and culturally 'off-the-beaten-track' experience to be had in the area, offering the opportunity to discover the hidden tastes of Dublin and be a local for the morning or afternoon!

Dublin City

Begin this exciting and delicious tour by boarding your luxury coach and travelling the short distance to Dublin City. After arriving in the city you will begin your Food Trail walk, led by a local food guide, for a gentle 2 - 2.5 hour tour through the side streets and laneways of Dublin. Enjoy the narration of your knowledgeable 'foodie' guide as the best of Irish food is showcased and explained. This walking tour will take you to some of the following places - food halls, markets, fruit and flower stalls, cheese-mongers, fishmongers,cafes, butchers and bakers. Soak in the history and culture of this charming city while enjoying delicious foods in its historic neighborhoods. Meet the proprietors some of whose families have traded in one spot for generations and those who more recently brought exciting flavours to Dublin. One of the best parts of this epicurean experience is tasting the products of the various stops along the way. After this charming tour, stop for a refreshing drink of choice in one of the city's famous pubs before re-boarding your coach and travelling the short journey back to Dublin Port.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking 2-2.5 hours. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Not all venues/artisans will be visited and this varies on the day. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, a light sweater or jacket, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages.Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Louise Kennedy Design House

Depart the port of Dublin and enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin city.

The bricks and mortar of Dublin's streets provide the stage to what is a truly great city, a city built on hundreds of years of history and culture. Dublin takes pride in its rich history and culture. With its ancient past, Dublin is built upon a collage of the generations which have come before us. From Vikings to Georgians you will find their ideas imprinted upon the city's DNA. On this city tour you will pass icons of the city such as Trinity College, St Patrick's Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, the world-famous Guinness Brewery, stop for a photo at Dublin Castle, travel on to O'Connell Street and the GPO.

Louise Kennedy Fashion House

Internationally renowned Irish fashion designer Louise Kennedy invites you to enjoy the ultimate exclusive shopping experience in a unique Irish Georgian house. Enjoy a tour of this stunning Georgian house and learn about Louise's collection.

Explore the latest clothing collection, Exclusive interior accessories and gifting ideas with Louise's team.

All too soon your tour has come to an end, with a 30-minutes' drive back to your awaiting ship

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 5 steps to enter in the Louise Kennedy Fashion House and various staircases through the House. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair .Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled

North Coast & Malahide Castle

Malahide Village and Castle

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive through the city's northern outskirts en route to the picturesque seaside village of Malahide. Upon arrival, head for a guided tour of the 12th-century Malahide Castle. The Malahide Castle grounds span approximately 268 acres (about 108 hectares), and include a 20-acre garden with more than 5,000 species of plants. The structure boasts circular towers, a Gothic entrance porch, exquisite Irish period furniture, historical portraits, and more. Highlights of your visit includes a guided tour of the spectacular reception rooms, and a brand new interactive exhibition area on the ground floor of the castle that recounts the history of its original founder and his family.


Malahide Village, Howth Abbey, Abbey Tavern, Marina, and Fishing Harbour

Next, re-board your coach and drive through the village of Malahide, a noted yachting centre, and Portmarnock, where the world-famous Portmarnock Golf Club is located. This club was home of the Irish Open Championship for many years. Upon arrival in the quaint fishing port of Howth, stop by the 11th-century Abbey Tavern to enjoy an Irish coffee, a wonderful combination of whiskey, double cream, strong black coffee and a tablespoon of sugar. Located amidst the ancient ruins of Howth Abbey with the lovely fishing harbour and marina below, the Abbey Tavern is an ideal spot in which to relax and savour the genuine atmosphere of old Ireland. Upon entering, embrace its Old World charm, authenticity and simplicity. Blazing turf fires, original stonewalls, flagstone floors and gaslights make for a truly warm welcome.

Dollymount, Clontarf, and Dublin Bay and Mountains

Leaving the Abbey Tavern, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier. En route, pass through Dollymount and Clontarf, and take in spectacular panoramic views of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains whilst driving over the summit.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.62 miles (about 1 Km), at times over inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, three steps at the entrance to Malahide Castle and 30 steps inside the venue. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Silver Shore Privato - Dublin by Private Car with Guide - Full Day

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Explore Dublin at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car or van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Dublin by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Dublin at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Dublin by Private Van with Guide - Full Day

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Explore Dublin at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Dublin by Private Van with Guide - Half Day

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Explore Dublin at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Slane Castle & Whiskey Distillery

Depart Dublin Port and travel for a 1 hour and 15 mins drive to Slane, County Meath for a visit to Slane Castle and Slane Distillery.


Guided Tour of the Slane Castle, Coffee Stop

Situated in a dramatic setting by the river Boyne, Slane Castle is one of the most architecturally exciting buildings in Ireland.

Home to the Conyngham family since 1703, the historical tour takes in the 18th Century interiors and covers the family's colorful history, including the world-famous rock concerts - U2, The Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses and Thin Lizzy to name a few.

Your guided historical tour through the Castle will give you an opportunity to learn about the 18th Century interiors along with the Conyngham family's colorful history, including the world famous rock concerts that have been held at the venue over the years.


Following your tour of the Castle, stop for tea/coffee and scones and take in the beautiful surroundings.


Slane Distillery

An unfolding story as unique as their smooth and flavorful, triple-casked whiskey, Slane Distillery is housed within the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle estate.

The new distillery pays homage to the resilient nature of their heritage and the surrounding lands that they call home. Allow their storytellers to immerse you into their wonderful world of whiskey. The fabrics of the Conyngham family tapestry are carefully woven through an interactive and immersive tour of their state of the art working distillery.


Finish the tour in the best way possible, with a taste of the signature triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey.


All too soon your day has come to an end enjoy a relaxing 1 hour and 15 minutes' drive back to your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 4 steps to enter and internal stairs in the Castle. At the Distillery there are 2 stairs of 21 steps on each and 2 stairs of 20 steps on each. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair and for guests with mobility issues .Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

St Patrick cathedral & Exclusive bell tower visit

Dublin is the capital of the Irish Republic and Ireland's principal port. Dublin Bay, with its great sweep of coast from the rocky brow of Howth in the north to the headland of Dalkey in the south, is a fitting introduction to one of Europe's finest capitals.

In addition to its splendid public buildings, Dublin is particularly rich in domestic architecture of the 18th Century. Fine Georgian mansions, many of them with historical associations, lend sober beauty to the city's wide streets and spacious squares.

Panoramic drive through Dublin: The Customs House, Old Parliament House, Georgian squares of Merrion and Fitzwilliam, National Gallery of Ireland, Government Buildings and St. Stephen's Green

Departing from the pier, you will soon pass The Customs House, located on the north bank River Liffey. It was designed by James Gandon and completed in 1791. Crossing the River Liffey to Dublin's south side, you will soon pass The Old Parliament House, now the Bank of Ireland and Trinity College. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1, it is Ireland's oldest college. Located in its Library is the world famous Book of Kells, a hand illuminated manuscript of the Gospels

Your tour of the city will continue passing the Georgian squares of Merrion and Fitzwilliam, National Gallery of Ireland, Government Buildings and St. Stephen's Green. Next we pass Dublin Castle, City Hall and Christchurch Cathedral en route to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. Founded in 1190, St. Patrick's is perhaps best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean here from 1713 to 1745. The pulpit from which he preached is still to be seen.

"Behind the Scenes" tour of the Bell Tower

During your visit you will get the opportunity for an exclusive 'Behind the Scenes' tour during which you will visit the Bell Tower. Bells have been part of Saint Patrick's Cathedral for a long time.

Their first mention was in 1244 but also in 1362 it is known there was a fire in Dublin and the steeple and the North East corner of the Cathedral were destroyed, and so were the bells. In 1443 the Dean and Chapter put a large bell in the tower and 1670 a peal of 8 bells were installed. They were increased throughout the years where now the bells are a total of 15. This exclusive tour includes the ringing room and the clock room and you will have the excljusive experience of tolling one of the bells in the Ringing Room, something very few people get to experience.

After this very special visit to this Cathedral return to port en route to the north side of Dublin's River Liffey. You will pass the Four Courts, Ireland's courts of justice. The north side boasts the wide boulevard of O'Connell Street and here you will pass the General Post Office, scene of the 1916 rising and birthplace of the Irish nation.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking, with few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 100 stairs to the Bell Ringing Room. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair and for guests with mobility issues .Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

VIP package: The Best of Wicklow

Embrace the scenic natural splendour of the Wicklow Mountains and their surrounds during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion with lunch at a private home.


Irish Countryside Drive, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Monastic Ruins

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Glendalough. En route, pass by the wild heather-covered glens and tranquil landscapes for which the Irish countryside is famous. From here, travel into the green Wicklow Mountains with their rounded summits, lush valleys and the impressive 6th-century monastic ruins of Glendalough. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of these monastic ruins, followed by some free time for independent exploration.


Lunch in a Beautiful Private Home and Powerscourt Gardens

Next, re-board your coach and proceed for a fresh, homemade lunch with tea/coffee in a beautiful, private home. Owner, chef & host Anne, extends a very warm welcome into her home 'VIP style', offering delicious fayre and wonderful hospitality in beautiful period surroundings. On arrival at this country period residence you will enjoy a welcome Bellini before settling down to a delicious home-cooked lunch. After lunch, re-board your coach and continue on for a visit to the Powerscourt Gardens. The estate was originally an important strategic site for the Anglo-Normans who came to Ireland in the 12th century. By the year 1300, a castle was built and in the possession of the le Por (Power) family from which it takes its name. Today, the estate is owned by the Slazenger family.

Powerscourt Gardens, Italian and Japanese Gardens, Beech Trees and Shopping

Upon arrival, enter the estate along an avenue lined with 200-year-old beech trees. Some free time is made available to explore the superbly landscaped formal Italian and Japanese gardens at your leisure. The gardens, originally begun in the 1740s by Richard Wingfield, the Viscount Powerscourt, are set against the background of the Wicklow Hills, a truly breath-taking vista. You can also view a video on the history of the estate, and browse several small gift shops at offering high-quality linens, woollen goods, crafts, and local foodstuffs and souvenirs. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, hills and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, ten steps at the entrance to Powerscourt and 80 steps inside its gardens, two steps at the entrance to Glendalough and six steps inside the venue. Walking at Glendalough and Powerscourt is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate to the tour. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Wolrd Cruise Collection: The Horses & Heritage of County Kildare

Newly-designed especially for our valued World Cruise guests, your exclusive World Cruise Collection tour begin from your ship via motor coach, travel through the beautiful Irish countryside to the Irish National Stud Farm. Along the way, your guide will provide you with background information on County Kildare's horse breeding industry which is the cornerstone of Kildare's thriving economy.

County Kildare's horse

Enjoy time at the stud farm facilities where stallions are groomed, exercised, tested and bred before stepping into the Japanese Gardens, regarded as one of the gems in Ireland's heritage. Nowhere better symbolizes all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred industry, than the stud and the month of May makes for a lovely time of year as the foaling season will be coming to an end and there will be plenty of mares and foals around. The Japanese gardens, created by Lord Wavetree at the height of the Edwardian penchant for Orientalism, contain an impressive array of trees and shrubs and take the form of an allegorical journey from the cradle to the grave, beginning with life emerging from the Gate of Oblivion, a cave, and leading to the Gateway of Eternity, a contemplative Zen rock garden. Following your time here, proceed to the famous Kildare Hotel and Country Club.

Special Lunch at the Kildare Hotel and Country Club

A highlight of your day is sure to be the special lunch on we have arranged for you at the Kildare Hotel and Country Club or the "K" Club. As you dine in the John Jefferson Smurfit Room you will be surrounded by history and the beauty of architecture. The room is located in the hotel itself which dates from 1832 and boasts a magnificent Georgian stucco ceiling, complete with ornate plasterwork and a magnificent Waterford Crystal Chandelier.

Celbridge and Castletown House

Once replenished, re-board your motor coach and drive to Celbridge and Castletown House. Castletown is the largest and most significant Palladian style country house in Ireland. The house is set amongst beautiful 18th century parklands of Celbridge, Co.Kildare. The house was built c.1722 for the speaker of the Irish House of Commons, William Conolly (1662- 1729) the designs of a number of important architects were used, notably Alessandro Gailiei, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce and later Sir William Chambers.

Following your memorable visit to Castletown, you will return to Dublin and your awaiting ship for an approx 1 hour drive

Please note: This World Cruise Collection involves a moderate amount of walking (approx. 1 km), with few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair and for guests with mobility issues .Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled.

Land programmes in DUBLIN

4NT POST-CRUISE MANORS OF IRELAND

Follow the Ring of Kerry where bogs, mountains, lakes and sea blend into a breathtaking landscape. Explore the Victorian Muckross House, the gardens at Powerscourt Demesne, and the 13th-century Blarney Castle. You will stay at two exquisite Relais & Château properties, the Sheen Falls Lodge and Cliff House Hotel. Overnight at one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels, the Merrion.


Note: Guests should fly out of Shannon Airport at the end of the program.


DAY 1 - DUBLIN

Debark your cruise today and begin your tour exploring the beautiful island of Ireland. You will be transferred from the ship to your hotel for your overnight stay. Once checked-in you will be at your own leisure for the afternoon to explore Dublin independently.


The Merrion is one of Dublin's most luxurious five-star hotels. It is located in the center of Dublin quite near the home of the Irish parliament. The property was created from four beautifully restored Georgian townhouses and also boasts a contemporary garden wing.


Dinner this evening is included at the Garden Room Restaurant


Overnight at the Merrion Hotel


DAY 2 - DUBLIN/ WATERFORD

Enjoy breakfast this morning before check-out at the hotel.


Today you will stop to visit the wonderful Powerscourt Demesne before continuing to Wexford. Located in Enniskerry, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, Powerscourt's 26,000 acres cover both shores of the River Dargle. The gardens are adorned with statuary and ornamental lakes, making this site a truly impressive and tranquil Eden.


Following your visit here, proceed to Ardmore in County Waterford via the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Completed in 2010, the state-of-the-art House of Waterford traces the history of Waterford Crystal from its founding in 1783 by brothers George and William Penrose to the present day. The tour includes a reconstruction of the manufacturing process and shows how the original factory would have worked.

After lunch, continue on to The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford which is unique amongst Irish hotels. This Waterford hotel sits into Ardmore Bay in the picturesque landscape of West Waterford, and splashing with natural light, its gardens, terrace and balconies seem literally to trickle down the cliffs. The hotel interiors draw an extraordinary landscape inwards. Palettes of marine blue, fuchsia, aubergine and sea green evoke the surrounding Waterford countryside. It is as true to the trusted service standards of yesteryear as the subtle, stylish comforts expected by you - the 21st century guest.


Dine tonight in the hotel's Michelin Starred House Restaurant.


Overnight at the Cliff House Hotel


DAY 3 - WATERFORD/ KENMARE

After your breakfast at the hotel, join your driver and guide as you travel west to County Cork and the historic Blarney Castle. Here you will visit the castle which dates back to 1466. It was built in two sections and has a massive oblong keep, with battlements that are typically Irish in form. Below them the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall, and to kiss it, one has to lean over backwards from the parapet walk of the battlements. Legend tells us, the gift of eloquence is imparted to all those who kiss it.


Following lunch, continue on to Kenmare via the iconic West Cork countryside, hugging the coastline. The area is known for its rugged peninsulas, beaches such as Inchydoney, and towns and villages such as Skibbereen, Clonakilty, and Rosscarbery.


Continue to Kenmare and Sheen Falls Lodge in County Kerry where you will spend two nights. Once the summer residence of the Marquis of Lansdowne, in its day the Sheen Falls Lodge welcomed the gentry in their pursuit of deer hunting and salmon fishing. Thankfully today the deer roam the estate and surrounding woodlands freely, and visitors from all over the world can now enjoy the luxury accommodations of the Lodge and the stunning beauty of its environs.


The setting of 300 acres of magical woodlands and crystal cascading waterfalls is truly unique to Sheen Falls Lodge. After check-in, there will be time to rest. Dine tonight in the luxurious surrounds of La Cascade Restaurant in Sheen Falls Lodge


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge


DAY 4 - KENMARE

Following a traditional full Irish breakfast at the Lodge, set out to explore the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry, on a scenic drive. This is one of the most magical places in Kerry, offering countryside with a variety of terrains that combine with the sea into a landscape that is breathtaking. Even the names of its towns, Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, Killorglin and Sneem convey their beauty. Lunch is served this afternoon before your tour continues.


Enjoy a jaunting car tour of the Killarney lakes before visiting Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes, located within Killarney National Park. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the house. Then, step into the wonderful gardens at Muckross to admire the wonderful flora abundant with aroma and color.


Return to the Lodge for dinner this evening which is included at the informal Restaurant Lounge.


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge


DAY 5 - KENAMRE/ DEPART SHANNON

Full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room before it is time to check-out of the hotel. Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the Shannon Airport for your international flight.



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two nights at the Sheen Falls Lodge - Kenmare
  • One night at The Cliff House - Waterford
  • One night at The Merrion- Dublin
  • All transfers between airport/ hotel/ pier
  • Meals: Daily Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Sightseeing program as described

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation.


Luggage Information:

Luggage will remain with guests throughout the entire trip.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for Ireland please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your voyage. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Please Note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

4NT PRE-CRUISE MANORS OF IRELAND

Follow the Ring of Kerry where bogs, mountains, lakes and sea blend into a breathtaking landscape. Explore the Victorian Muckross House, the gardens at Powerscourt Demesne, and the 13th-century Blarney Castle. You will stay at two exquisite Relais & Château properties, the Sheen Falls Lodge and Cliff House Hotel. Overnight at one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels, the Merrion.


Note: Guests should fly into Shannon Airport to begin this program.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE SHANNON

After completing Immigration and Customs formalities in Shannon Airport, your driver will meet you and transfer you to Sheen Falls Lodge in Kerry County for check-in.


Once the summer residence of the Marquis of Lansdowne, in its day the Sheen Falls Lodge welcomed the gentry in their pursuit of deer hunting and salmon fishing. Thankfully today the deer roam the estate and surrounding woodlands freely, and visitors from all over the world now enjoy the luxury accommodations of the Lodge and the stunning beauty of its environs. The setting of 300 acres of magical woodlands and crystal cascading waterfalls is truly unique to Sheen Falls Lodge. The Lodge is conveniently located near the brightly colored village of Kenmare and is a very short journey to Killarney and its world-famous lakes.


The remainder of the day is at leisure for independent activities.


Dine tonight in the luxurious surrounds of La Cascade Restaurant in Sheen Falls Lodge.


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge


DAY 2 - KENMARE

Following a traditional full Irish breakfast at the Lodge, set out to explore the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry, on a scenic drive. This is one of the most magical places in Kerry, offering countryside with a variety of terrains that combine with the sea into a landscape that is breathtaking. Even the names of its towns, Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, Killorglin and Sneem convey their beauty.


Following lunch, enjoy a jaunting car tour of the Killarney lakes before visiting Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes, located within Killarney National Park. View the elegantly furnished rooms and the wonderful gardens at Muckross.


Return to the Lodge for dinner this evening which is included at the informal Restaurant Lounge.


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge



DAY 3 - KENMARE/ WATERFORD

After your breakfast at the Lodge, join your driver and guide as you navigate the iconic West Cork countryside, hugging the coastline. The area is known for its rugged peninsulas, beaches such as Inchydoney, and towns and villages such as Skibbereen, Clonakilty, and Rosscarbery.


Travelling on to the historic Blarney Castle which dates back to 1466. The castle was built in two sections and has a massive oblong keep, with battlements that are typically Irish in form. Below them the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall, and to kiss it, one has to lean over backwards from the parapet walk of the battlements. Legend tells us, the gift of eloquence is imparted to all those who kiss it.


Following lunch, continue on to Waterford and the Cliff House Hotel, where Irish hospitality has been on offer since the 1930's.


Dinner tonight is included at the Cliff Bar restaurant.


Overnight at the Cliff House Hotel



DAY 4 - WATERFORD/ DUBLIN

Enjoy breakfast this morning before checking out of the hotel.


Your first destination this morning is the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Completed in 2010, the state-of-the-art House of Waterford traces the history of Waterford Crystal from its founding in 1783 by brothers George and William Penrose to the present day. The tour includes a reconstruction of the manufacturing process and shows how the original factory would have worked.


The next stop on your tour, before reaching Dublin, is the wonderful Powerscourt Demesne. Located in Enniskerry, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, Powerscourt's 26,000 acres cover both shores of the River Dargle. The gardens are adorned with statuary and ornamental lakes, making this site a truly impressive and tranquil Eden. Lunch is provided this afternoon.

Following your visit, continue on to Dublin, to check in at The Merrion. The Merrion is one of Dublin's most luxurious five-star hotels. It is located in the center of Dublin quite near the home of the Irish parliament. The property was created from four beautifully restored listed Georgian town houses and also boasts a contemporary garden wing.


Dinner this evening is included at the Garden Room Restaurant.


Overnight at the Merrion Hotel



DAY 5 - DUBLIN

Full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room before it is time to check-out of the hotel. Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the Dublin pier to join your awaiting ship. Bon Voyage!



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two nights at the Sheen Falls Lodge - Kenmare
  • One night at The Cliff House - Waterford
  • One night at The Merrion- Dublin
  • All transfers between airport/ hotel/ pier
  • Meals: Daily Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Sightseeing program as described

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation


Luggage Information:

Luggage will remain with guests throughout the entire trip.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for Ireland please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your voyage. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Please Note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

4NT PRE-CRUISE: MANORS OF IRELAND

Follow the Ring of Kerry where bogs, mountains, lakes and sea blend into a breathtaking landscape. Explore the Victorian Muckross House, the gardens at Powerscourt Demesne, and the 13th-century Blarney Castle, before visiting the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Stay at two exquisite Relais & Château properties, the Sheen Falls Lodge and Cliff House Hotel, which will truly be the cherry on top of this magical trip around Ireland.


Note: Guests should fly into Shannon Airport to begin this program.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE SHANNON/ KENMARE

After completing Immigration and Customs formalities in Shannon Airport, your driver will meet you and transfer you to Sheen Falls Lodge in Kerry County for check-in.


Once the summer residence of the Marquis of Lansdowne, in its day the Sheen Falls Lodge welcomed the gentry in their pursuit of deer hunting and salmon fishing. Thankfully today the deer roam the estate and surrounding woodlands freely, and visitors from all over the world now enjoy the luxury accommodations of the Lodge and the stunning beauty of its environs. The setting of 300 acres of magical woodlands and crystal cascading waterfalls is truly unique to Sheen Falls Lodge. The Lodge is conveniently located near the brightly colored village of Kenmare and is a very short journey to Killarney and its world-famous lakes.


The remainder of the day is at leisure for independent activities.


Dine tonight in the luxurious surrounds of La Cascade Restaurant in Sheen Falls Lodge.


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge- Kenmare


DAY 2 - KENMARE

Following a traditional full Irish breakfast at the Lodge, set out to explore the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry, on a scenic drive. This is one of the most magical places in Kerry, offering countryside with a variety of terrains that combine with the sea into a landscape that is breathtaking. Even the names of its towns, Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, Killorglin and Sneem convey their beauty.


Following lunch, enjoy a jaunting car tour of the Killarney lakes before visiting Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes, located within Killarney National Park. View the elegantly furnished rooms and the wonderful gardens at Muckross.


Return to the Lodge for dinner this evening which is included at the informal Restaurant Lounge.


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge



DAY 3 - KENMARE/ WATERFORD

After your breakfast at the Lodge, join your driver and guide as you navigate the iconic West Cork countryside, hugging the coastline. The area is known for its rugged peninsulas, beaches such as Inchydoney, and towns and villages such as Skibbereen, Clonakilty, and Rosscarbery.


Travelling on to the historic Blarney Castle which dates back to 1466. The castle was built in two sections and has a massive oblong keep, with battlements that are typically Irish in form. Below them the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall, and to kiss it, one has to lean over backwards from the parapet walk of the battlements. Legend tells us, the gift of eloquence is imparted to all those who kiss it.


Following lunch, continue on to Waterford and the Cliff House Hotel, where Irish hospitality has been on offer since the 1930's.


Dinner tonight is included at the Cliff Bar restaurant.


Overnight at the Cliff House Hotel



DAY 4 - WATERFORD/ DUBLIN

Enjoy breakfast this morning before checking out of the hotel.


Your first destination this morning is the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Completed in 2010, the state-of-the-art House of Waterford traces the history of Waterford Crystal from its founding in 1783 by brothers George and William Penrose to the present day. The tour includes a reconstruction of the manufacturing process and shows how the original factory would have worked.


The next stop on your tour, before reaching Dublin, is the wonderful Powerscourt Demesne. Located in Enniskerry, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, Powerscourt's 26,000 acres cover both shores of the River Dargle. The gardens are adorned with statuary and ornamental lakes, making this site a truly impressive and tranquil Eden. Lunch is provided this afternoon.

Following your visit, continue on to Dublin, to check in at The Merrion. The Merrion is one of Dublin's most luxurious five-star hotels. It is located in the center of Dublin quite near the home of the Irish parliament. The property was created from four beautifully restored listed Georgian town houses and also boasts a contemporary garden wing.


Dinner this evening is included at the Garden Room Restaurant.


Overnight at the Merrion Hotel



DAY 5 - DUBLIN

Full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room before it is time to check-out of the hotel. Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the Dublin pier to join your awaiting ship. Bon Voyage!



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two nights at the Sheen Falls Lodge - Kenmare- Classic Room
  • One night at The Cliff House - Waterford- Deluxe Sea View Room
  • One night at The Merrion- Dublin- Garden Wing Room
  • All transfers between airport/ hotel/ pier
  • Meals: Daily Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Sightseeing program as described

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation


Luggage Information:

Luggage will remain with guests throughout the entire trip.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for Ireland please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your voyage. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Please Note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

4NT POST-CRUISE: MANORS OF IRELAND

Follow the Ring of Kerry where bogs, mountains, lakes and sea blend into a breathtaking landscape. Explore the Victorian Muckross House, the gardens at Powerscourt Demesne, and the 13th-century Blarney Castle, before visiting the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Stay at two exquisite Relais & Château properties, the Sheen Falls Lodge and Cliff House Hotel, which will truly be the cherry on top of this magical trip around Ireland.


Note: Guests should fly out of Shannon Airport at the end of the program.


DAY 1 - DUBLIN

Debark your cruise today and begin your tour exploring the beautiful island of Ireland. You will be transferred from the ship to your hotel for your overnight stay. Once checked-in you will be at your own leisure for the afternoon to explore Dublin independently.


The Merrion is one of Dublin's most luxurious five-star hotels. It is located in the center of Dublin quite near the home of the Irish parliament. The property was created from four beautifully restored Georgian townhouses and also boasts a contemporary garden wing.


Dinner this evening is included at the Garden Room Restaurant


Overnight at the Merrion Hotel


DAY 2 - DUBLIN/ WATERFORD

Enjoy breakfast this morning before check-out at the hotel.


Today you will stop to visit the wonderful Powerscourt Demesne before continuing to Wexford. Located in Enniskerry, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, Powerscourt's 26,000 acres cover both shores of the River Dargle. The gardens are adorned with statuary and ornamental lakes, making this site a truly impressive and tranquil Eden.


Following your visit here, proceed to Ardmore in County Waterford via the home of the world-famous Waterford Crystal. Completed in 2010, the state-of-the-art House of Waterford traces the history of Waterford Crystal from its founding in 1783 by brothers George and William Penrose to the present day. The tour includes a reconstruction of the manufacturing process and shows how the original factory would have worked.

After lunch, continue on to The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford which is unique amongst Irish hotels. This Waterford hotel sits into Ardmore Bay in the picturesque landscape of West Waterford, and splashing with natural light, its gardens, terrace and balconies seem literally to trickle down the cliffs. The hotel interiors draw an extraordinary landscape inwards. Palettes of marine blue, fuchsia, aubergine and sea green evoke the surrounding Waterford countryside. It is as true to the trusted service standards of yesteryear as the subtle, stylish comforts expected by you - the 21st century guest.


Dine tonight in the hotel's Michelin Starred House Restaurant.


Overnight at the Cliff House Hotel


DAY 3 - WATERFORD/ KENMARE

After your breakfast at the hotel, join your driver and guide as you travel west to County Cork and the historic Blarney Castle. Here you will visit the castle which dates back to 1466. It was built in two sections and has a massive oblong keep, with battlements that are typically Irish in form. Below them the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall, and to kiss it, one has to lean over backwards from the parapet walk of the battlements. Legend tells us, the gift of eloquence is imparted to all those who kiss it.


Following lunch, continue on to Kenmare via the iconic West Cork countryside, hugging the coastline. The area is known for its rugged peninsulas, beaches such as Inchydoney, and towns and villages such as Skibbereen, Clonakilty, and Rosscarbery.


Continue to Kenmare and Sheen Falls Lodge in County Kerry where you will spend two nights. Once the summer residence of the Marquis of Lansdowne, in its day the Sheen Falls Lodge welcomed the gentry in their pursuit of deer hunting and salmon fishing. Thankfully today the deer roam the estate and surrounding woodlands freely, and visitors from all over the world can now enjoy the luxury accommodations of the Lodge and the stunning beauty of its environs.


The setting of 300 acres of magical woodlands and crystal cascading waterfalls is truly unique to Sheen Falls Lodge. After check-in, there will be time to rest. Dine tonight in the luxurious surrounds of La Cascade Restaurant in Sheen Falls Lodge


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge


DAY 4 - KENMARE

Following a traditional full Irish breakfast at the Lodge, set out to explore the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry, on a scenic drive. This is one of the most magical places in Kerry, offering countryside with a variety of terrains that combine with the sea into a landscape that is breathtaking. Even the names of its towns, Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, Killorglin and Sneem convey their beauty. Lunch is served this afternoon before your tour continues.


Enjoy a jaunting car tour of the Killarney lakes before visiting Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes, located within Killarney National Park. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the house. Then, step into the wonderful gardens at Muckross to admire the wonderful flora abundant with aroma and color.


Return to the Lodge for dinner this evening which is included at the informal Restaurant Lounge.


Overnight at the Sheen Falls Lodge


DAY 5 - KENAMRE/ DEPART SHANNON

Full Irish breakfast is served in the hotel dining room before it is time to check-out of the hotel. Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the Shannon Airport for your international flight.



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two nights at the Sheen Falls Lodge - Kenmare- Classic Room
  • One night at The Cliff House - Waterford- Deluxe Sea View Room
  • One night at The Merrion- Dublin- Garden Wing Room
  • All transfers between airport/ hotel/ pier
  • Meals: Daily Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Sightseeing program as described

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation.


Luggage Information:

Luggage will remain with guests throughout the entire trip.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for Ireland please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your voyage. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Please Note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hotels in DUBLIN

GRANDE HOTEL: THE MERRION

The Merrion


The Merrion is a luxurious 5 star Dublin city centre hotel. Created from the restoration of some of the finest 18th-century Georgian townhouses in the capital, the hotel is sensitive to the elegance and heritage of the original buildings, while providing every modern amenity expected by our guests. Our location on Dublin's doorstep means that Trinity College, Stephen's Green, The National Gallery and Grafton Street are all just a leisurely stroll away.

DUB SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

DUBLIN GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

GRANDE HOTEL: THE WESTBURY

The Westbury


The unrivalled location and luxury of The Westbury in Dublin, blends city living with an oasis of comfort and calm. The Westbury's central location in the heart of Dublin offers unrivalled access to the pedestrianised social hub of Grafton Street, as well as the historic open spaces of Dublin's Trinity College and St Stephen's Green. Irish heritage abounds in the hotel too, from the flowers to the food, along with one of the country's foremost art collections.

SIMPLY HOTEL: CONRAD DUBLIN

Conrad Dublin


The award-winning Conrad Dublin is located at the heart of the city, standing opposite the gardens of St Stephen's Green and overlooking the majestic National Concert Hall. Heavily inspired and influenced by Dublin's rich literary culture and heritage, enjoy 5 star service, luxury accomodations and fine dining.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.