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8D Treasures of Scotland and Ireland | Save up to EUR 500 | 18 May 2021

Destinations
Fairlie (Glasgow), Scotland - Dublin
Mode of Travel
Accomodation
Luxury small cabin | 95% private balcony
Meals Included
Fullboard + Open Bar
Itinerary (PDF)

Itinerary

From Fairlie (Glasgow) to Dublin, PONANT invites you to discover an exceptional itinerary in to discover the wonderful shores Scotland and the Irish Wild Coast.

DAY 01 | 18 MAY 2021 FAIRLIE (GLASGOW), SCOTLAND

Embarkation 18/5/2021 from 16h00 to 17h00
Departure 18/5/2021 at 18h00


DAY 02 | 19 MAY 2021 BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

Arrival 19/5/2021 early morning
Departure 19/5/2021 late afternoon


The capital city of Northern Ireland is located on the very tip of Belfast Lough, in the north-east of the Emerald Isle. Along the waterfront, the building shaped like a fragmented liner is non other than the Titanic Belfast, a homage to the famous transatlantic liner, with full-scale reconstructions making for an insightful experience of the Belle Epoque. In the historical centre, you’ll also travel back in time when you see the majestic Edwardian columns of the City Hall, and the imposing neo-gothic towers of Queen’s University for example. The carved wooden façades of the Victorian pubs will certainly entice you in for a pint of beer or chilled cider.


3 possible excursions to this stopover

a) SPECTACULAR GIANTS CAUSEWAY 19/5/2021

b) PANORAMIC BELFAST & TITANIC 19/5/2021

c) A DAY ALONG THE ANTRIM COAST 19/5/2021


DAY 03 | 20 MAY 2021 TOBERMORY, ISLE OF MULL

Arrival 20/5/2021 early morning
Departure 20/5/2021 late morning


Located at the northernmost tip of the lovely Isle of Mull, Tobermory has to be one of the most beautiful natural seaports on Scotland’s West Coast. Founded in 1788, this ancient fishing village has been converted to a leisure port highly appreciated today for its surroundings and the quiet charm it exudes. You will definitely be won over by the row of many-storied houses on the hillside, illuminating the harbour with their vibrant colours. Although the real spectacle is outdoors, a visit to the interesting Mull Museum dedicated the local history and the exhibitions at the An Tobar art gallery is well worth the time.


DAY 04 | 20 MAY 2021 IONA, HEBRIDES

Arrival 20/5/2021 early afternoon
Departure 20/5/2021 early evening


Of all the islands in the Inner Hebrides, Iona is by far the most conducive to contemplation and meditation. And for good reason... it is here that St Columba landed from Ireland in 563 and undertook to establish Christianity in Scotland. Now an abbey, the islandメs true spiritual centre stands where the ancient monastery founded by the Irish missionary was built. Many kings of Scotland, including the legendary Macbeth, are buried in the nearby cemetery. In sunny weather, arriving on the Isle of Iona is a stunningly beautiful experience.


3 possible excursions to this stopover

a) SLES OF IONA & MULL 20/5/2021

b) TRADITIONAL WEAVING ON THE HEBRIDES 20/5/2021

c) IONA ABBEY, CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY 20/5/2021


DAY 05 | 21 MAY 2021 KILLYBEGS

Arrival 21/5/2021 early morning
Departure 21/5/2021 late afternoon


Tucked away and sheltered by a large inlet, this charming fishing port is located on Ireland's most northern extremity, in the heart of the southern coast of County Donegal. As your boat glides into the port, soak up the dazzling colours of the trawlers docked in the harbour. You may well have the opportunity to tour the Donegal Carpets Factory, one of the world's oldest handmade carpet manufacturers. You can also take a tour of the Glenveagh National Park and its castle, after having crossed through the wild, untamed beauty of northern Ireland. Donegal is a rambler's paradise, and the Blue Stack Mountains are sure to have you hooked with their peace, quiet and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.


4 possible excursions to this stopover

a) WILD DONEGAL & GLENCOLMCILLE 21/5/2021

b) GLENVEAGH CASTLE & PARK 21/5/2021

c) WALKING THE BLUESTACK MOUNTAINS 21/5/2021

d) A STROLL THROUGH DONEGAL TOWN21/5/2021


DAY 06 | 22 MAY 2021 GALWAY

Arrival 22/5/2021 early morning
Departure 22/5/2021 early evening

Built at the mouth of the Corrib on in the West, Galway is one of the liveliest towns in the country. The cobbled streets in its historical centre offer plenty of designer boutiques, artists’ studios and bohemian cafés.


3 possible excursions to this stopover

a) GALWAY THROUGH THE AGES 22/5/2021

b) SCENIC CLIFFS OF MOHER 22/5/2021

c) A DAY IN SCENIC CONNEMARA 22/5/2021


DAY 07 | 23 MAY 2021 GLENGARRIFF

Arrival 23/5/2021 early morning
Departure 23/5/2021 early evening


In County Cork, discover Glengarriff, a little village set in the heart of intact nature. Located on the Beara Peninsula, renowned for the beauty of its landscapes, the municipality, which owes its name to the Gaelic word Gleann (literally “wild glen”), is surrounded by rugged mountains, wooded spaces — including one of Ireland’s oldest oak forests — and white sandy beaches. In addition to this natural setting, ideal for hiking, the site enjoys a tropical microclimate that favours the development of dense vegetation, composed of superb exotic plants.


3 possible excursions to this stopover

a) GOUGANE BARRA SCENIC DRIVE 23/5/2021

b) BANTRY HOUSE & GARDENS 23/5/2021

c) WALK THROUGH GLENGARRIFF NATURE RESERVE 23/5/2021


DAY 08 | 24 MAY 2021 KINSALE

Arrival 24/5/2021 early morning
Departure 24/5/2021 late afternoon


Considered Ireland’s most beautiful village, Kinsale will captivate you with its sublime natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Located at the mouth of the Bandon River in County Cork, this charming little port is home to picturesque streets lined with colourful houses, art galleries and theatres, as well as to a 17th-century fort. Not far away, perched on a rocky promontory, stands the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse: still in operation today, it has magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.


3 possible excursions to this stopover

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DAY 09 | 25 MAY 2021 DUBLIN

Arrival 25/5/2021 early morning
Disembarkation 25/5/2021 at 07h30


The Irish capital stretches along the banks of the Liffey to Dublin bay, on the East coast of Ireland. Discover Ireland’s warm conviviality in the pedestrian district of Temple Bar. Its cobbled streets are brimming with fabulous shops, pubs and arts centres. Next to Trinity College, famous for its 18th century library, you can stroll along Grafton Street: in one of its famous tea shops, try a delicious scone and clotted cream served hot and melt-in-the-mouth with jam. Not far from here, the majestic O’Connell bridge leads you to the avenue with the same name, on which Spire, a luminous contemporary sculpture presides.

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