Embark: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 16:00 hrs in Dublin / Ireland
Disembark: Saturday, July 31, 2024 at 10:00 hrs in Troon / Scotland
Price € 1.200,- p.p. including all meals, drinks with the meals (coffee. tea, milk and water), complete bed linen and towels, excluding all other drinks. Price is based on the division of 2 persons into a double cabin.
The sailing voyage begins in Dublin and ends in troon. You are responsible for arranging your own transfers. This is NOT included in the price.
A journey along the Irish coast! Combine sailing pleasure with an exploration of Ireland and its turbulent history, admire the magnificent castles, breathtaking scenery (which, among other things, served as the setting for the filming of the world-famous HBO series Game of Thrones) and taste and enjoy a glass of whisky from local distilleries.
Wednesday, 31 July 2024:
Guests will board at 4pm in Dublin harbour.
At 6pm, the ship departs for its next destination: Warrenpoint.
Warrenpoint, a town on Northern Ireland's border with Ireland, once the sad setting for violence between Catholic and Protestant paramilitaries. A visit to the Narrow Water Keep and Castle is recommended.
The ship sails on to Bangor where you will have the opportunity to visit Belfast.
Belfast is the city of Titanic, 'The ship of dreams' was designed, built and launched here. Remnants of that era can be found in the Titanic Quarter. To experience more of Belfast's turbulent history, we recommend a visit to Falls road, which runs through a residential area of which Republican Catholics are separated from Protestant Unionists by the so-called Peace wall. Or visit the lively and varied St George's market, a beautifully restored building dating back to Victorian times.
After our visit to Bangor and Belfast, the ship sails over to Ballycastle of which Giant Causeway on the Irish coast can be visited. This rock formation consists of some 40,000 basalt columns and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. Giant Causeway is thought to have emerged in a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago. Among other things, Giant Causeway was the setting for film shoots of the famous HBO series Game of Thrones. It is even possible to take guided walks along the main filming locations for this series here, of course with explanations of all the events involved.
From Ballycastle, sails are set towards Londonderry, the city many have known for "Bloody Sunday" in which a 1972 demonstration by Roman Catholic civil rights advocates turned violent when British paratroopers opened fire, killing 13 and injuring 14.
The plan is to spend a day in Londonderry. Here you can decide to take a walk on the "Walls of Londonderry" (the still well-preserved city walls) or explore the city on your own. This city offers an extremely interesting city tour that will show you a lot about the history of a violent prolonged period of struggle between Catholics and Protestants (also known as "The troubles") and "Bloody Sunday".
Cruise to Port Ellen (Islay). Islay is famous for its whisky distilleries (including Springbank Distillery, Laphroaig) but also its beautiful sandy beaches, high cliffs, nature reserves will not disappoint visitors. A perfect place to relax and enjoy its beautiful flora and fauna.
Also not to be absent from our itinerary is Campbeltown, a town on the Kintyre peninsula in south-west Scotland. Campbeltown is known, among other things, for the Campbeltown single malt whiskies of which Springbank or Glen Scotia Distillery are the most famous.
At the end of the day, the ship departs for a crossing to the final destination of this trip: Troon
Saturday, Aug 10: In Troon, guests disembark around 10am.
Please note: for all travel destinations, these are wind and weather dependable