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London (Southampton) to Stockholm

BALTIC BLISS | 24 Nights | Departs Aug 15, 2014

 

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland-port

Founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland. The city is located at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the center of the Dublin Region. The city has a population of a million people which is about a third of the total population of the country. It is a major European cultural centre and was the birthplace of many prominent literary figures, including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, and William Butler Yeats, to name a few.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Arts & Antiques of Dublin
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Baking Lesson At Ballyknocken
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Powerscourt Gardens and Shopping
    Light Activity /Walking
  • River Cruise & Dublin Sights
    Seated Tour
  • Dublin Highlights
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • A Taste of Dublin and Guinness
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Summertime Drive Through Ireland's Countryside
    Seated TourRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Arts & Antiques

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: dub-001
    Price:

    Free

    Be treated to a view of Dublin's finest works of art and the fun of antiquing in this vibrant Irish city on this excellent tour.

    As you travel by coach from the pier, you will soon pass The Customs House, located on the north bank of the River Liffey. It was designed by James Gandon and completed in 1791. Crossing the River Liffey to Dublin's south side, you will next pass The Old Parliament House, now the Bank of Ireland, and Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. Over 400 years old, Trinity is Ireland's oldest college and is located in a prime 40-acre city center site.

    Continue on to your first stop, the famous National Gallery of Ireland. This impressive gallery contains many fine works by such painters as Michelangelo, Rubens, El Greco, Goya, Gainsborough and Caravaggio. In the Irish room there are works of the greatest of modern portrait painters, John Butler Yeats, father of the poet W.B. Yeats. Before leaving, enjoy a coffee in the Gallery's café.

    Following your visit to the National Gallery, you will rejoin your coach and follow a route that takes you past Dublin Castle, City Hall, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Founded in 1190, St. Patrick's is perhaps best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean from 1713 to 1745.

    Just a block away from the famous Cathedral is Francis Street. At the heart of the city's antiques trade, this street is lined from top to bottom and on both sides with small, welcoming shops crammed with antiques of varying historical, aesthetic and monetary value. Dealing mainly in later-period furnishings and ornamentation, the shops here exude a dusty, dreamy atmosphere, but don't be fooled - the easygoing façade hides a world of experienced dealers running a big business with a brisk turnover. You will have plenty of free time here to explore the shops on your own and browse through decades of Irish history, and perhaps purchase a piece telling its own tale of days gone by.

    Rejoin your coach and guide for your return journey to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of walking and standing. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their way on and off the coach and who are accompanied by a companion. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of sites visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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