Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
This tour, with its combination of visits, will enable you to appreciate two, very different aspects of Ireland. There is Dublin Castle with its unique place in Irish history – it was the seat of English rule. Then there is Trinity College with its lawns and cobbled quads providing a pleasant haven in the heart of the city. A guided tour of the castle will show you the luxurious State Apartments. You'll see the lavish decorations and beautiful antique furniture that have served state heads from all over the world.
Close by is Trinity College, founded by Queen Elizabeth I on the site of an Augustinian monastery. You can admire the fine buildings and courtyards that make up this well known university, the oldest in Ireland. In the Old Library you’ll see the Book of Kells, the most richly decorated of Ireland’s Medieval illuminated manuscripts. The scribes who copied the texts embellished their calligraphy with intricate, interlacing spirals, as well as human figures and animals.
You’ll also see the spectacular Long Room of the Library that houses 200,000 antiquarian texts, marble busts of scholars and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland. You’ll be able to view an exhibition on how the Book of Kells was made, and general exhibits of Ireland, while waiting for entry to the viewing area. At the conclusion of the tour, you may remain in the center of Dublin for shopping or independent sightseeing, or return with your guide to your ship.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.