Silversea Luxury Cruises A 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.

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.

Excursões em Londonderry, N. Ireland

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 the coach 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.

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.

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.