Irish Countrysides & Castles

Irish Countrysides & Castles

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Authentic, cultural tours taking you to the heart of our destinations.

Irish Countrysides & Castles

Location
Ireland, Scotland
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
5-Night Pre-Cruise

Prices starting from

£3,921 GBP/Per Person

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Follow the road less traveled on a journey that winds through the rolling Irish countryside and reveals the epic history of legendary castles. You’ll venture through picturesque corners of Ireland few visitors get to experience. Along the way, enjoy the chance to kiss the fabled Blarney Stone, explore the rich heritage of Guinness Stout, connect with local culture, and even dabble in the timeless tradition of Falconry. For those interested in an entirely original and immersive Irish experience, this program is the perfect warm up to your Azamara voyage. 

Highlights

Dublin: Explore the city alongside a local historian, including a walk through the courtyards of the Trinity College Library.

Enjoy a tour and tasting at the legendary Guinness Storehouse.

Blarney Castle: Tour the castle, learn about its mythical origins, and enjoy the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.

Two Nights at Dromoland Castle: Enjoy an Irish dinner and spend two magical nights in this historic setting.

Adare Village: Heralded as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns, wander among thatched roof cottages and ancient stone walls.

Foodie Experience: Enjoy a culinary walk through Galway Bay to sample fine cheeses, fresh breads, and savory local bites.

Highlights

  • Dublin: Explore the city alongside a local historian, including a walk through the courtyards of the Trinity College Library.

  • Enjoy a tour and tasting at the legendary Guinness Storehouse.

  • Blarney Castle: Tour the castle, learn about its mythical origins, and enjoy the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.

  • Two Nights at Dromoland Castle: Enjoy an Irish dinner and spend two magical nights in this historic setting.

  • Adare Village: Heralded as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns, wander among thatched roof cottages and ancient stone walls.

  • Foodie Experience: Enjoy a culinary walk through Galway Bay to sample fine cheeses, fresh breads, and savory local bites.

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Dublin
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    Upon landing in Dublin Airport, you will be met and shown to your hotel in the city and enjoy a uniquely artful welcome. Join a local expert to learn about the Dublin art scene and enjoy an ‘Art Tea,’ inspired by the hotel’s own private collection. Afterwards, set off alongside a local historian on a citywide tour that takes in landmarks, including Georgian Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Leinster House, and the Christ Church Cathedral. Follow this up with an immersive study (and a pint) of Ireland’s iconic dark brew at the Guinness Storehouse, and a stroll through the historic courtyards of Trinity College Library. Dinner tonight is at the hotel.

  • Day 2
    Killarney
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    Travel towards Killarney on a day that begins at the Rock of Cashel, a massive complex dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. Here, you’ll discover some of the most remarkable Celtic art and medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Blarney Castle, built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains. Climb the tower and kiss the mystical Blarney Stone to see if it, indeed, bestows the gift of eloquence. Finally, arrive at Dromoland Castle, set amid the vast Irish countryside. Spend the first of two nights in this storied castle that’s been lovingly transformed into a regal hotel.

  • Day 3
    Village of Adare
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    Awaken to breakfast in your castle setting before switching gears entirely in the village of Adare. Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s loveliest towns, this hamlet of thatched-roof cottages and ancient stone walls is the perfect place to connect with the quieter side of life in Ireland. Wander among antique shops, cafés, and inviting pubs for a true taste of local culture. From here, it’s off to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, rising more than 500 feet above Galway Bay. Take in spectacular views before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Back at Dromoland Castle, meet up with Ireland’s School of Falconry for an amazing demonstration of this timeless sport.

  • Day 4
    Connemara Region
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    Bid farewell to Dromoland Castle and venture to Connemara, a region of coves and bays dotted with charming fishing villages. Here, you’ll visit the workshop of a local artisan, for a glimpse into time-honored crafting traditions. Afterwards, enjoy a Foodie Walk that brings you tastings of local cheeses, breads, and other scrumptious treats. From here, you’ll make your way to tonight’s regal accommodations—Ashford Castle. Enjoy a few hours on your own to explore the castle and grounds. Later in the evening, share a great meal with the group at the castle’s acclaimed King George V Restaurant.

  • Day 5
    Dublin
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    Enjoy breakfast and take advantage of some additional time to explore the castle and its lovely grounds on your own. Afterwards, relax on the scenic drive back to Dublin, where you’ll arrive in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore the Irish capital at your leisure.

  • Day 6
    Your Azamara® Voyage Begins
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    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be escorted to the Airport for your short flight to Edinburgh, from which you will be brought to the port where your Azamara cruise ship will be waiting to take you on further unforgettable explorations.

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Sailing:

Jul

3

2021

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Debark Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Voyage Only from
£3,239 GBP

Land Program from
£4,117 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£216

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Sailing:

Jul

3

2021

from
£3,239 GBP

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Ports of Call:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Skagafjordur, Iceland
  • Akureyri, Iceland
  • Husavik, Iceland
  • Seydisfjordur, Iceland
  • Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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  • 5-Night Pre-Voyage Program
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Sailing:

Jul

6

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
£2,624 GBP

Land Program from
£3,921 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£378

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Jul

6

2020

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£2,624 GBP

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Ports of Call:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Invergordon, Scotland
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
  • Dover, England
  • Southampton, England

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Sailing:

Aug

29

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara QuestAzamara Quest
Embark Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
£2,583 GBP

Land Program from
£3,921 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£308

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Aug

29

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Ports of Call:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Donegal (Killybegs), Ireland
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Foynes, Ireland
  • Bantry Harbour, Ireland
  • Cork (Cobh), Ireland
  • Waterford, Ireland
  • Dartmouth, United Kingdom
  • Southampton, England

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Quest Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

The Great Big 2020 Sale

Take advantage of our biggest ever sale, with savings of up to 40% on more than 90 voyages in 2020 & 2021. And combine these incredible savings with our ‘Book with Confidence Guarantee’ to enjoy the flexibility to change your voyage free of charge, should you need to.

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Exploration Sale

 Receive a $500 onboard credit on select sailings when you book by 28th February 2020 – plus, combine this with our Great Big 2020 Sale to save up to 40%.*

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Sailing:

Jul

16

2021

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
£3,249 GBP

Land Program from
£4,117 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£290

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Sailing:

Jul

16

2021

from
£3,249 GBP

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Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • Invergordon, Scotland
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Liverpool (Lake District), England
  • Southampton, England

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
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  •  

Sailing:

Aug

16

2021

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara QuestAzamara Quest
Embark Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Debark Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland

Voyage Only from
£2,992 GBP

Land Program from
£4,117 GBP

#

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£209

Book Now
View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Aug

16

2021

from
£2,992 GBP

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Skagafjordur, Iceland
  • Akureyri, Iceland
  • Husavik, Iceland
  • Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Quest Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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