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    Sailing around Iconic Ireland

    Resort:Sailing around Iconic Ireland
    Operator: Saga
    Destination: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Price From: £1149.00

    Explore charming riverside cities

    Circumnavigate the ‘Emerald Isle’ on this delightful cruise aboard Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch, featuring stops in Cobh, Galway, Killybegs and Dublin south of the border and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

    Saga price includes…

    And on your cruise…

    • Full board
    • Afternoon tea
    • Room service
    • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
    • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
    • Shuttle bus at selected ports
    • Porterage of luggage

    Itinerary

    03/09/2019
    Liverpool, England

    After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Liverpool, embark Black Watch.

    Depart late afternoon.

    04/09/2019
    Cobh, Ireland

    Arrive early afternoon. Depart late night.

    The charming seaside town of Cobh, situated in Cork harbour, has served as a route in and out of Ireland for centuries. Cobh was the embarkation point for 2.5 million people who emigrated to America from the ‘Emerald Isle’ between 1848 and 1950, and was famously the Titanic’s final port of call on her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912. The town, sat in world’s second largest natural harbour, is known more for its brightly coloured houses and imposing, Gothic revival-style St. Colman’s Cathedral, which overlooks the harbour from a dramatically steep hill.

    05/09/2019
    Scenic Cruising

    See the sights of the bays and inlets of south west Ireland.

    06/09/2019
    Galway, Ireland

    âš“ Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

    Rich in medieval heritage, yet oozing with contemporary style, Galway – Ireland’s fifth largest city – is one of the Emerald Isle’s most engaging destinations. The city’s vibrant centre boasts interesting museums and galleries, such as Galway City Museum; and an abundance of the famous ‘craic’ at traditional Irish pubs. Intertwined with the delights of modern Galway are remnants of medieval walls and centuries-old structures such as the Spanish Arch and St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church – the oldest medieval church still in use in Ireland. Situated on the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, Galway is also a gateway to Western Ireland’s spectacular coastal scenes.

    07/09/2019
    Killybegs, Ireland

    Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

    The welcoming, picturesque Irish town of Killybegs has a deep maritime history and a fine harbour. Located within the rolling hills of the Wild Atlantic Way, Killybegs offers links to some of Ireland’s most popular attractions including Malin Head, The Shannon Estuary, home to bottlenose dolphins, and Claire Island Lighthouse. In town, Killybegs’ International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre and the Maritime and Heritage Centre are both worth visiting.

    08/09/2019
    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

    From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Belfast offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Close to Queen’s University lie the fascinating Botanical Gardens, established for over 180 years. The unique Palm House was one of the world’s first cast-iron glass-houses, the Renaissance-styled Ulster Museum tells Ireland’s 9,000-year history while the impressive Belfast Castle offers wonderful views of the city as it stands 120m above the Irish Sea. Belfast is also perfectly placed to discover the stunning Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. This incredible natural wonder is steeped in myths and legends.

    09/09/2019
    Dublin, Ireland

    Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

    Literature, theatre, the arts and the famous Irish ‘craic’ play an important role in Dublin’s unique cultural experience. A welcoming city, renowned for its warm atmosphere and special character, Dublin is one of Europe’s must-visit cities. Discover a crop of museums and monuments that highlight the vast history of Ireland, alongside galleries and exhibitions that reflect its rich culture. Highlights include the impressive St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Ireland’s largest church – Dublin Castle, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Ireland.

    10/09/2019
    Liverpool, England

    Arrive early morning.

    Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.