Silversea Luxury Cruises A Londonderry, N. Ireland

Londonderry, N. Ireland

Nestled behind lofty city walls, Londonderry is a destination of culture, which boasts an increasingly envied reputation. This Northern Irish city is still riding on the momentum of a fantastic 2013, when it was named as UK City of Culture, and singled out as one of Lonely Planet's top 5 destinations to visit. The wonderfully preserved city walls are perhaps Londonderry's most treasured charm, and they encircle 1,450 years of history, and are over 400 years old. View more

The walls came to the fore of the city's history during the Siege of Derry, back in 1688 - when King James's forces attacked, causing mass starvation and suffering over 105 days of stalemate. It takes approximately an hour to wander the entire circuit of the walls, and see their seven gates, and you’ll absorb a feast of information along the way. View the mighty cannons that boomed during the siege, or stop into one of the plentiful cafes, should you need a little refreshment before continuing your journey. St. Columb’s Cathedral, which dates back to 1633, towers over the walled city, and is one of the city's most significant historic sites. Its dreamy spire contains a set of bells that have peeled out melodies here since 1638, making them Ireland's oldest.

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London (Tower Bridge) A London (Tower Bridge)
  • Northern Europe & British Isles
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    août 11, 2019
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London (Tower Bridge) A Reykjavik
  • Northern Europe & British Isles
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    août 24, 2019
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Excursions depuis Londonderry, N. Ireland

Scenic Inishowen Peninsula

Discover one of the most beautiful and historic locales in Ireland during this panoramic, half-day excursion of the Inishowen Peninsula.


County Donegal and Grianan of Aileach

Depart the pier for the 2 hour drive across the border through County Donegal. En route, a photo stop is made at the Grianan of Aileach. Located at the entrance to the Inishowen Peninsula, it is Donegal's most impressive and intriguing ancient monument. This circular stone fort occupies the top of Greenan Mountain, and was built around 1700 B.C. The fort is a magnificent vantage point, and offers spectacular panoramic vistas in all directions.


Inishowen Peninsula

Your drive continues along the Inishowen Peninsula. This long, broad finger of land stretches north to the Atlantic and is Ireland's northernmost point. The Inishowen Peninsula is arguably the most beautiful area in all of Ireland. Relatively undiscovered by most visitors to Ireland, Inishowen is a world apart, where present-day residents revere their ancient heritage, treasure the legends and antiquities of this remote region, and still observe many traditions of their ancestors. During your drive around the Inishowen Peninsula, traverse a ring of seascapes, mountains, valleys, and woodlands.


Doagh Folk Village

Next, a visit is made to the Doagh Folk Village. Upon arrival, relax with coffee, tea and scones, and learn about the customs, traditions and history of the people of the Inishowen Peninsula. A 'Famine Village' has been recreated, offering a unique, a first-hand account of hardships endured at that time in Irish history. 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, at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few 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. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

An Exclusive Visit to Baronscourt

Take a stroll in the footsteps of royalty during this limited and exclusive, half-day excursion to Baronscourt.


Derry City, Scenic Drive and Omagh

Depart the pier for the short drive to the walled city of Derry. Since the walls of this city were never breached, she is known as the 'Maiden City'. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing drive through the centre of this small, developing city. From here, travel south past rivers, lush, green fields, open moorland and the Sperrin Mountains en route to Omagh.


Baronscourt Estate

Next, a visit is made to the Baronscourt Estate, home of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn and their family. First granted to the Abercorns in 1612, this magnificent and vast estate has been in the family ever since. The foundations for the neo-Classical mansion were first laid in 1767, and completed in 1782. Although the house has suffered some disastrous fires over the years, the family has always managed to restore and improve the estate. The lords, viscounts, dukes, earls, lords and ladies of Baronscourt have all contributed to its character.


Guided Tour and Refreshments

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the house and gardens. The Duke or Duchess (subject to availability) introduces you to the family's rich history of changing royal loyalties, rebellions and fortunes. Today, the house continues the tradition of adjusting itself to the needs of its occupants, combining the Georgian era with modern-day, thus giving it a unique atmosphere of formal informality. Following your guided tour, proceed for tea, coffee and scones with the Duke or Duchess (subject to availability). At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately one hour, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and stairs to access the upper rooms. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Antrim Coast & Giant’s Causeway

Marvel at the coastal beauty of Northern Ireland and its most famous landmark during this memorable, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Derry City and Villages of Limavady and Coleraine

Depart the pier for the short drive to the walled city of Derry. Since the walls of this city were never breached, she is known as the 'Maiden City'. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing drive through the centre of this small, developing city. From here, travel through the towns of Limavady and Coleraine en route to the stunning Antrim coast at Portrush.


Giant's Causeway

Next, a visit is made to the Giant's Causeway, an UNESCO World Heritage Site revered by the Irish as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. For centuries, countless visitors have marvelled at the majesty and mystery of the Giant's Causeway. Situated at the head of one of Europe's most magnificent coastlines, its unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. The rugged symmetry of the columns is both intriguing and inspiring, and your stroll on the Giant's Causeway is a voyage back in time to a bygone volcanic age.


Lunch, Antrim Coast and Dunluce Castle

Leaving the Giant's Causeway, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local hotel. After lunch, re-board your coach for a panoramic drive along the northern Antrim Coast. Along the way, savour the magnificent scenery and stop to photograph Dunluce Castle, one of the most extensive ruins of a mediaeval castle in Ireland. Afterward, 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, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking to the stones is strenuous, but a shuttle is provided. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

A Visit to Oakfield Park

Discover the splendid natural beauty and history of Donegal during a scenic, half-day excursion to this lovely county.


Derry City and St. Columb's Cathedral

Depart the pier for the short drive along the banks of Lough Foyle en route to the walled city of Derry. Since the walls of this city were never breached, she is known as the 'Maiden City'. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing drive through the centre of this small, developing city. Along the way, an exterior photo stop is made at St. Columb's Cathedral. Constructed in the early-17th century, this Gothic Cathedral has a fine spire and total of 13 bells.


Raphoe Village and Oakfield Park

Next, re-board your coach and drive to the charming village of Raphoe, which is located over the border in County Donegal. Upon arrival, head to Oakfield Park, an 18th-century Georgian Deanery, which has won several national awards for the restoration of its gardens and buildings. Oakfield Park is nestled in a lush landscape of parklands and mature woodlands, and overlooks the distant Croaghan Mountains. The grounds include a traditional Walled Garden and Kitchen Garden. Peaceful, serene flower meadows, lakes and streams, as well as wild and wetland areas round out the ideal setting for hours of pleasure.


Free Time at Oakfield Park

During your visit to Oakfield Park, ample time is provided to discover this natural wonderland at your leisure. Discover willow tunnels, oak circles, boardwalks, a par-terre, and a Classical Nymphaeum by the Upper Lake. Relax with tea, coffee and biscuits, then take a leisurely stroll through the Walled Garden, or down by the lake or a pond, where many varieties of dragonflies, damsel flies and a myriad of pond life thrive. Wildlife also abounds here; look for an otter playing in the water or large red Irish hare, especially down by the tree circle. Foxes, badgers and hundreds of rabbits may be seen feeding on the wild grasses planted for them. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at Oakfield Park is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, animal sightings are not guaranteed.

Delights of Derry

Explore the heritage and landmarks of Derry during a picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion through this vibrant city.


Derry City and St. Columb's Cathedral

Depart the pier for the short drive along the banks of Lough Foyle en route to the walled city of Derry. Since the walls of this city were never breached, she is known as the 'Maiden City'. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing drive through the centre of this small, developing city. Along the way, an exterior photo stop is made at St. Columb's Cathedral. Constructed in the early-17th century, this Gothic Cathedral has a fine spire and total of 13 bells.


City Walls

Next, leave the coach and take a guided walking tour around the remarkable, rustic City Walls. Along the way, learn about the history and heritage of this vibrant city. From the top of the walls, you can see the 'Bogside', a Catholic area with a famous mural announcing, 'You are now entering free Derry'. You can also admire the layout of the original town, which still preserves its Renaissance-style streets.


Union Hall Place, Tower Museum and Free Time

Your tour continues on to Union Hall Place. Upon arrival, visit the award-winning Tower Museum. 'The Story of Derry' tells the colourful and dramatic history of the city, from earliest prehistory to the present. The museum also includes an audio-visual exhibition depicting the history of the Civil Rights march through Derry in 1972, which later became known as 'Bloody Sunday'. The top of the Tower Museum offers the only open-air viewing facility in the heart of the city centre, with stunning panoramic views of the inner-city and Lough Foyle. Leaving the museum, some free time is made available for independent exploration before re-boarding your coach and commencing the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, approximately 100 steps at the museum and many steps at the City Walls. Walking in Derry City is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

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