Silversea Luxury Cruises A GLENGARIFF

Neighboured by mountains of elegant oak trees on one side, and the scenic Bantry Bay’s waves on the other, timeless Glengarriff is a lyrical delight. Wordsworth, Thackeray and Shaw were all inspired by the village’s jaw-dropping location, and you'll soon see why, as you observe awe-inspiring peaks, sweeping valleys and glassy lakes. Pop in to quiet pubs for a pint, discover secret harbours hidden among wildflowers, and enjoy the gentle rhythm of quaint village life, in this jewel of County Cork.

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.

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Excursions depuis GLENGARIFF

Bantry House & Gardens

Discover the scenic splendour and legacy of the renowned Bantry House & Gardens during a memorable, half-day excursion to this historic property.


Glengarriff, Bantry Bay and Town, and Bantry House Tour

Depart Glengarriff for the scenic, approximately 30-minute coastal drive to Bantry, This delightful town is nestled beneath sheltering hills at the head of Bantry Bay, one of the most beautiful bays along the Irish coast. Upon arrival in Bantry, proceed to the Bantry House & Gardens. The late-17th-century, three-storey Bantry House is the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry, and still occupied by the Egertin Shelswell-White family to this day. During your guided walking tour of Bantry House, learn about the history and residents of this stately home, and view a splendid collection of tapestries and other works of art gathered by the second Earl of Bantry during his travels in various parts of Europe.


Bantry Gardens Tour

Next, proceed for a self-guided tour of the beautiful gardens. The structure of the gardens as we know them today also dates back to the second Earl of Bantry's travels. Both he and his wife, Mary, travelled with notebooks and sketchbooks at-hand, which helped to transform the small house at home into a 'palazzo' comparable to those he had seen on the continent. He terraced the land above-and-below the house, which features seven terraces in all, with the house sitting on the third terrace. A parterre facing south surrounds a wisteria circle, which, in turn, surrounds a fountain. From here rises the famous Hundred Steps, a monumental staircase built of local stone, and set amidst azaleas and rhododendrons. 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, at times over uneven and gravel surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, three steps at the entrance to Bantry House and 33 steps inside the venue. Walking at Bantry House & Gardens 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 bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least ten years old to participate on this tour.

Gardens on Garnish Island

Experience the spectacular floral beauty and lush gardens of Garnish Island during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Glengariff, Ferry-Ride and Garnish Island

Depart the pier for the short ferry-ride to Garnish Island, a magnificent, approximately 37-acre (about 15-hectare) island garden. En route, you may catch a glimpse of the seals which frequent the rocks on the southern shore. Because of its sheltered situation and the warming oceanic influence of the Gulf Stream, the climate is, in some respects, almost subtropical, and favourable to the growth of ornamental plants from many parts of the world. Winters are mild, and frosts are light and of short duration.


Self-Guided Tour, Flower Beds, Ornamental Pools and Lush Gardens

Upon arrival, take a self-guided tour of this tiny island, which was transformed from a wild blustery isle of uniform green into an artificial Italian idyll almost a century ago. A plethora of flower beds exude a myriad of colour, and much of the exotic flora that was imported here had previously never been seen in Ireland. The ornamental pools and lush gardens of this decorative haven highlight the natural beauty of the region.


Perennials, Shrubs, Italian Gardens, Colonnaded Terraces, Pools, and a Ferry-Ride

The vivid colours of rhododendrons and azaleas reach their peak during May and June, whilst the hundreds of cultivars of climbing plants, herbaceous perennials and choice shrubs dominate the midsummer period from June-August. Autumn colours, particularly on the magnificent heather bank, are rich during the usually mild early-Autumn months of September and October. The centrepiece is the Italian Garden, with its formal colonnaded terraces and pools. This serene beauty of this exotic, breath-taking garden beckon to all who visit it. In addition to the gardens, Garnish Island offers splendid panoramic vistas of picturesque scenery and the surrounding areas. At the conclusion of your visit, embark the ferry for the short ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, hills and inclines, with three steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the ferry and many steps on the island. 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 bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least ten years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Scenic Gougane Barra

Embrace the spectacular panoramic beauty of Gougane Barra National Park during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Glengarriff, Ballylickey, Kealkill and Gougane Barra National Park

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the panoramic Gougane Barra National Park via Ballylickey and Kealkill. Upon arrival, take a panoramic drive through Gougane Barra, which features magnificent mountain scenery and brooding cliffs rising above the dark waters of the lake. In the lake is a tiny island, connected to the mainland by an artificial causeway; this was the hermitage of St. Finbarr, patron saint of Cork. Although nothing remains today of the hermitage, there is an 18-century church where an annual pilgrimage is made each September.


Local Hotel Visit, Irish Coffee and St. Finbarr's Oratory

Following your drive through Gougane Barra National Park, a stop is made at the local hotel for you to relax and enjoy an Irish coffee. Afterward, some free time is made available to visit and photograph the tiny island church of St. Finbarr's Oratory. 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 three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The visit to St. Finbarr's Oratory 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 bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages.

The Kingdom of Kerry

Explore the most beautiful scenery and locales in all of Ireland during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion to the Kingdom of Kerry.


Glengarriff, West Cork, Kenmare, Moll's Gap, Ladies View, and Lakes of Killarny

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Killarny. En route, travel the winding roads of West Cork and through Kenmare, a heritage town nestled on the shore of Kenmare Bay. From here, turn north to Moll's Gap and continue on to Killarney. A photo stop is made at Ladies View, perhaps the best place for spectacular panoramic views over the Kerry landscape and beautiful Lakes of Killarney.


Killarney National Park and Muckross House & Gardens

Next, head to Muckross House & Gardens. Located within Killarney National Park, this magnificent Victorian mansion is one of Ireland's leading stately homes. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of Muckross House & Gardens. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, whilst downstairs in the basement you can experience the working conditions of the servants once employed in the house.


Killarney Town, Lunch, and Free Time

Following your tour, re-board your coach for the short drive to the heart of Killarney Town, and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, some free time is made available to explore this charming town. Killarney is the touchstone against which all other beautiful locales in Ireland are popularly measured. It features a charming landscape of lakes, wooded vales, rolling sandstone hills and rich green pastures. Monarchs, poets, artists, writers, and composers have visited, and been inspired by, the unique and unsurpassed beauty of the region.


Kenmare and Free Time

Leaving Killarney Town, re-board your coach and drive to Kenmare. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to explore this lovely, quaint Irish village. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 328 yards (about 300 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, hills and inclines, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 14 steps at the restaurant and 90 steps at Muckross House. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Walking in Killarny and Kenmare 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 bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least ten years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Photography is not permitted in some parts of Muckross House.

The Whiddy Island Experience

Discover the abundant beauty, charm and flavours of Whiddy Island during this relaxing, half-day sightseeing excursion via coach and ferry.


Glengarriff, Bantry Bay, Ferry-Ride and Whiddy Island

Depart Glengarriff for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Bantry Bay, and a short ferry-ride past a mussel farm to beautiful Whiddy Island. Resting between peninsulas in Bantry Bay, Whiddy Island boasts an intriguing naval history, and enjoys a superb strategic position in one of the world's finest deep-water harbours.


Whiddy Island, Local Pub, Mussel-Baking Demonstration and Tasting

Upon arrival at Whiddy Island, disembark the ferry and meet your guide, Tim, who is also the local publican, postman and all-round hospitality King for Whiddy Island. Afterward, Tim welcomes you into his pub near the shoreline for a cooking demonstration utilising locally-farmed mussels. Afterward, enjoy a mussel tasting accompanied by a pint of Guinness or beer. Don't forget to say hello to Jeffrey, the island's cat, who has many tales to tell through his owner, Tim.


Ferry-Ride, Bantry Bay and Town, and Free Time

Leaving the pub, marvel at the stunning landscape of Whiddy Island before embarking the ferry for the short ride back to Bantry Bay. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to explore Bantry Town at your leisure. 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 for approximately 164 yards (about 150 metres), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the ferry; the walk from the gangway onto the mainland may be steep, as the water is tidal. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Walking in Bantry Town 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 bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least ten years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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.