04/29 - 05/10/2018

12-Day Ireland & Iceland Cruise

  • Day 1
    DUBLIN - IRELAND
  • Day 2
    DUBLIN – CELEBRITY ECLIPSE
  • Day 3
    BELFAST - NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Day 4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5-6
    REYKJAVIK - ICELAND
  • Day 7
    AKUREYRI - ICELAND
  • Day 8
    AT SEA
  • Day 9
    LERWICK , SHETLAND - SCOTLAND
  • Day 10
    AT SEA
  • Day 11
    CORK - IRELAND
  • Day 12
    DUBLIN - IRELAND

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Ground transfers
  • Pre-cruise 4-star hotel
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guides and driver gratuity
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Visit Dublin’s famous college, Trinity College and the Book of Kells
  • See the Giant’s Causeway in Belfast
  • 2 Day tour of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik and enjoy the Blue Lagoon
  • Visit Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri; and see the famous waterfall of the gods
  • See the archaeological site of Bronze Age in Shetland Island, Scotland
  • Learn about the famous medieval stronghold Blarney Castle

OFFER ID:1274762

Celebrity Eclipse
Year Built: 2010
Refurbished: 2015
Tonnage: 122,000
Passenger Capacity: 2,850

 

Itinerary

  • 1
    4/29 DUBLIN - IRELAND
    Arrive in Dublin, Ireland today and transfer to the hotel.
    Hotel: Clayton Hotel Leopardstown or Similar
    (Airport transfers and hotel included)
  • 2
    4/30 DUBLIN – CELEBRITY ECLIPSE
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a city tour of Dublin, Ireland. We will visit the famous Trinity College, the most ancient university in Ireland with many Nobel Prize winners who have graduated from this university. Here you can see The Old Library, which holds over 200,000 books. Learn about the famous Book of Kells, believed to be created in 800 A.D. Next we visit the brewery Guinness Storehouse and learn about the brewing process and taste the most authentic beer in the world. See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland founded in 1191. It is now one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin. Visit Dublin Castle, originally built in the 13th century on what was previously settled by the Vikings. It was used as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, and the courts of law for the past 700 years. Today it is used for most of Ireland’s national affairs. Afterwards, we will head to the port and board Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Eclipse. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more. (Tours included)
  • 3
    5/1 BELFAST - NORTHERN IRELAND
    Our cruise ship arrives in Belfast, which is the biggest port in Northern Ireland. We will visit Giant’s Causeway, an area made up of approximately 40,000 massive interlocking black basalt columns, which resulted from an ancient volcanic eruption some 50-60 years ago. Studies of these formations have contributed to the development of earth sciences. (Tours included)
  • 4
    5/2 AT SEA
  • 5-6
    5/3-5/4 REYKJAVIK - ICELAND
    (DAY 1) Today we arrive in the most northern city of Iceland, Reykjavik, the island’s largest port city. First visit Harpa Concert Hall, a concert hall and conference centre, which has distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland. Nearby is the Sun Voyager Sculpture, designed by the famous artist Jon Gunnar Arnason. It symbolizes the determination and courage to explore the unknown. See Hallgrímskirkja, a Lutheran parish church standing at 74.5 meters high, as one of the tallest buildings in Iceland. Perlan is a popular landmark with futuristic revolving glass-domed shaped like a crystal ball supported by 6 massive hot water tanks. Here you can see the beautiful city of Reykjavik.
    (DAY 2) Enjoy Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa with rich minerals like silica and sulfur, helping many people suffer from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The lagoon is a milky, aquamarine colored lake. Although there are many natural hot springs in Iceland, this popular lagoon was a result of a close by geothermal plant founded in 1976. Enjoy the Blue Lagoon, along with the blue skies and white smoke, while conditioning your skin to relieve yourself from fatigue. (Tours included)
  • 7
    5/5 AKUREYRI - ICELAND
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Akureyri, the largest city in northern Ireland. Although with the population of only 18,000 and only a distance of 100 kilometers from the Arctic, due to geographical factors of the city, the area has relatively mild climate with a considerably ice-free harbor. We will visit Godafoss Fall, the famous waterfall with the height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. The rock formation in the waterfall is why it is considered one of the greatest natural wonders in Iceland. Its origin is closely connected with the famous event of the conversion from heathenism to Christianity in the year 1000.
  • 8
    5/6 AT SEA
  • 9
    5/7 LERWICK , SHETLAND - SCOTLAND
    The Shetland Islands is a subarctic archipelago, with nearly 100 small islands. It is believed the islands has had human civilization as early as 3000 B.C. Our cruise ship will stop by Lerwick, the main port of the Shetland Islands. We will visit Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, the famous prehistoric archaeological site that was discovered due to a storm in 1905. Archaeologists have believed that people have been living here since the Bronze Age. Next see another settlement on the outskirts of Lerwick, Broch of Clickimin, a well-preserved restored broch, which means fort in Scottish. This place is considered to be defensive structures, a place of refuge from the Iron Age as early as 200 B.C. (Tours included)
  • 10
    5/8 AT SEA
  • 11
    5/9 CORK - IRELAND
    Our cruise ship arrives in Cork, the second largest city in Ireland. The city was selected as the European Capital of Culture due to the rapid development of cultural and arts. We will first visit Blarney, a town that is home to the Blarney Castle. It was built 600 years ago and is considered one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. The English people referred to this as the Kiss Castle since many tourists believe by kissing The Blarney Stone will bring good luck. Shop around English Market, one of the oldest European indoor market. It has been very popular even Queen Elizabeth II visited the market in 2011. The Church of St. Anne is a famous landmark and symbol of the city. Built in the early 18th century, the church is noted for its 8 bells and clock. The locals call the clock “The Four Faced Liar” because of the four clocks on each side of the tower, which had an inconsistent time on each face. Come see Cork’s St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, built in 1879, was considered to be one of the most ecclesiastical cathedrals in all of Ireland, with beautiful décor and scared ambiance. (Tours included)
  • 12
    5/10 DUBLIN - IRELAND
    Today we disembark in Dublin, Ireland. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home. (Airport transfers included)