SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    GL- Belfast Food Trail

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    Gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland and its culture by following a foodie guide through Belfast, pausing every so often to sample classic dishes and delicacies.


    After departing from the pier, you will soon reach the heart of Belfast, where you will commence a walking tour, accompanied by a local food enthusiast. The exact locations to be visited will be determined the day of the excursion, but they will definitely be establishments that best represent the cuisine of Northern Ireland. These will be the markets, restaurants and cafés that the locals frequent, rather than those typically found in guide books.


    You may well start at St. George’s Market, the oldest covered market on the entire island of Ireland. While browsing the stalls and soaking up the atmosphere, you will sample delicacies that are distinctly Irish. You may be offered a chunk of fried eel or a bite of Belfast bap, a hearty sandwich typically loaded with Irish bacon, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese.


    Continuing on to other foodie locales, you might try a few spoonfuls of colcannon, a mixture of mashed potatoes, cabbage, cream and butter. Of course, potatoes appear in all sorts of classic dishes such as Irish stew, Ulster fry and boxty, a tasty potato pancake.


    Other Irish staples that you may sample include fluffy soda bread and wheaten farls. The latter is a griddle cake that is served in quarters known as farls.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate walking/standing; there will be some inclines and some uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable non slip walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: C358.84 CAD
    • Child from: C358.84 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Best of Northern Ireland

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 8 hrs

    Combine the rugged cliffs of the Antrim coast with the highlights of the city of Belfast and you’ll get the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer. A panoramic tour introduces you to the many varied features of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest city. Built with 19th century industrial money, many fine buildings from this era grace the city still and are reminders of its prosperous past. Learn about its troubled history and enjoy commentary as you drive by the Grand Opera House and the Albert Memorial, Queen’s University and the Botanic Gardens. Belfast City Hall, an impressive building with a 300ft long façade, dominates Donegall Square.


    Drive north with a photo stop at Dunluce Castle. The ruins of the castle perched on the cliff produce a dramatic contrast against the Atlantic coast. Visit the Giants’ Causeway, a marvel of nature. The unique rock formations of rugged symmetry never fail to intrigue and inspire. Let your imagination travel along stepping-stones that lead to either the creative turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the myths and legends of the past. The “Causeway Coaster” minibus will bring you directly to the causeway itself. A drive along the Antrim Coast offers some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoiled scenery. Stop to photograph the Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge, from a viewing point. During the day, you’ll enjoy lunch at a local hotel or restaurant.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is uneven terrain at the Causeway and stones and approximately 100 steps on tour.
    • Adult from: C255.95 CAD
    • Child from: C165.92 CAD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    WETLANDS CENTRE AT CASTLE ESPIE

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Observe the wildlife, especially water birds, that flourishes in the diverse wetlands at Castle Espie on the shores of Strangford Lough. As an introduction to this beautifully restored avian reserve, you will follow a naturalist through the salt marshes, estuaries, tidal lagoons and woodlands. You can expect to see vast numbers of native and migratory birds, some of them rather exotic. While pausing at camouflaged bird hides that allow for up-close viewing, you may spot kingfishers, Brent geese, terns and countless songbirds such as linnets, a type of finch with an easy-to-recognize twittering call. It can be heartwarming and quite amusing to watch the newly hatched downy ducklings practice swimming and dive for food. Otters and butterflies are also abundant. The naturalist will help identify the various species and describe their characteristics. Time will also be allowed to browse an environmental art gallery and explore independently.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk through wetlands that have been hailed for their restoration and sustainable design. • Follow a naturalist that will describe the extraordinary flora and fauna. • Watch countless species of birds, which are drawn to the wetlands’ diverse habitats.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The sights on this tour are wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes, light clothing and a hat are recommended
    • Adult from: C165.92 CAD
    • Child from: C153.06 CAD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The Walled City Of Londonderry

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 8 hrs

    Drive to the walled city of Derry – it made news headlines back in 1972 when British troops shot and killed 13 demonstrators. Today, it enjoys the freedom of a small, compact and developing city. Visit St. Columb’s Cathedral, which was constructed in the early 17th century, it has a fine spire and a total of 13 bells. In the vestibule is a mortar shell which fell in the churchyard during the Siege of Derry in 1689. Walk along the city walls with guided commentary as you go. From the top of the walls you can see the Bogside, a Catholic area with a famous mural that announces, “You are now entering free Derry”. At Union Hall Place, you’ll visit the Tower Museum. "The Story of Derry" tells the colorful and dramatic history of the city from earliest history to the present. The museum includes an exhibition depicting the history of the civil rights march through Derry in 1972, which later became known as Bloody Sunday.


    The top of the Tower Museum provides the only open air viewing facility in the heart of the city center with stunning panoramic views of the inner city and river Foyle. Following lunch enjoy some free time to explore the city before rejoining your coach for your return journey to port.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is approximately 1 mile of walking (up to one hour) along the city walls with some uneven parts and approximately 100 steps.
    • Adult from: C217.36 CAD
    • Child from: C153.06 CAD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Meal
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    In The Steps of St. Patrick

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 7 hrs

    Follow the footsteps of one of the world’s most celebrated saints through the beautiful countryside to his spiritual heartland and where he based his mission to convert Celtic Ireland to Christianity. You'll head to the city of Downpatrick – burial site of the patron saint and medieval capital of County Down. You'll visit the Saint Patrick Centre, a new and exciting 21st century interactive experience which tells the fascinating story of Ireland’s patron saint. This 20-minute audio visual presentation will take you across Ireland with some stunning aerial photography on a 180-degree virtual helicopter ride.


    You'll then transfer the short distance to Down Cathedral. Your guide will explain the origins of the building and its history which has taken it from a monastery established in the early Christian period to its present status as a memorial to its historic past. Outside, you’ll visit Saint Patrick’s grave. After lunch, travel to nearby Saul, the first ecclesiastical site in Ireland given to Patrick by the local ruler Dichu, one of his first converts. After a short visit to the church, journey across to Strangford, by ferry. Stop to visit the ruins of Grey Abbey before heading back to the port.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There are approximately 20 steps to negotiate throughout the tour with some uneven terrain at Saul Church and Grey Abbey.
    • Adult from: C237.94 CAD
    • Child from: C147.91 CAD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    River Lagan Cycle Trail

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy a leisurely cycle along the River Langan, stopping for a refreshing drink along the way. Cycle lanes and towpath take you through the heart of Belfast on the 21 mile long National Cycle Network. During the week commuters use it as a quick, efficient and cost effective way to travel to work. On weekends, it attracts cyclists, walkers, canoeists, skaters and joggers.


    Meet your guide at the pier and after a safety briefing, cycle through some of Belfast’s industrial estates before joining a broad cycle lane which takes you along Belfast Lough Nature Reserve. Some of the city’s sights include The Big Fish, Waterfront Hall and Odyssey Arena. There are a few stops along the way. You’ll stop for a cool beverage before rejoining your specialist cycle guide and continuing your leisurely cycle to arrive back at the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be 12 years of age or older and physically fit. The cycle ride is approximately 14 miles. Virtually all of the cycling is on traffic-free paths. On the short stretches where a secondary road is used there are cycle lanes.
    • Adult from: C127.33 CAD
    • Child from: C127.33 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Snack
    • Age
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    Titanic Belfast

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    Combine an orientation drive through Belfast with a visit to its largest and most fascinating attraction – Titanic Belfast. Belfast is a city of industry and elegance and boasts a rich and varied past. A panoramic tour of the city introduces you to the many varied features of Northern Ireland’s largest city. Built with 19th century industrial money, many fine buildings from this era grace the city still and are reminders of its prosperous past. You’ll see the Grand Opera House, Queen’s University and the Botanic Gardens. Drive past Belfast City Hall and stop for photos at the marble statue commemorating the sinking R.M.S. Titanic.


    Visit Titanic Belfast, with its stunning signature building and galleries that tell the story of Titanic, its passengers and crew in an exciting and modern way. The four hull shaped sections house the exhibits with special effects and full size replicas. A highlight of your visit is a ride through the Titanic under construction at the virtual shipyard.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Tour involves walking on even terrain, some ramps and approximately 80 steps. We suggest you wear layered weather-proof clothing and comfortable non-slip shoes.
    • Adult from: C147.91 CAD
    • Child from: C114.47 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    The Coast & Glens of Antrim

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    From the rugged cliffs of the coast to the magical beauty of the Glens, this leisurely and panoramic scenic drive is the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer. This tour is particularly suitable for guests not wishing to negotiate lengthy walking or internal venue visits. Travel via the coastal road to the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park. You’ll be delighted as you travel around each bend in the road as dramatic headlands and bays come into view.


    The park is situated amid the Glens of Antrim, an area which has attracted visitors for over a century. Glenariff, the Queen of the Glens, is considered by many people to be the most beautiful of the nine Antrim Glens. Enjoy some free time in the park before proceeding to the famous Tea Rooms for morning tea or coffee with homemade scones.


    • Adult from: C101.61 CAD
    • Child from: C88.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Snack
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    Scenic Ards Peninsula

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    The Ards Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty, unspoiled, uncrowded and the perfect setting for a magical coastal drive. Here you’ll find a rural way of life and a genuine Irish welcome combined with a haunting landscape, history and tranquility. The coastal road along the southern shore of Belfast Lough plays hide and seek with the sea, like the railway that runs alongside it, it darts in and out of the hills giving glimpses of sandy beaches, yacht clubs and busy harbors. Away from the coast are the beginnings of the rounded drumlin hills of the Ards Peninsula, unexpectedly rural so near to Belfast.


    Stop to photograph Stormont, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Drive to Greyabbey and visit the Cistercian Abbey from which the village takes its name. Follow the coastal route through the town of Millisle to Donaghade, with its long seagoing history and still popular today with water enthusiasts. From Donaghadee you’ll enjoy spectacular views across the Irish Sea -and see the impressive lighthouse, built in 1836 and the first lighthouse in Ireland to be lit by electricity. Stop at a local hostelry for Irish coffee. Afterwards, enjoy some free to explore this pretty little hamlet.

    • Adult from: C101.61 CAD
    • Child from: C88.75 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Belfast - Past, Present & Future

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 3 hrs

    Belfast is a city of industry and elegance with a rich and varied past. Its origins go back to an ancient fort controlling the ford across the River Lagan, which flows through the city. A panoramic tour of the city introduces you to the many varied features of Northern Ireland’s largest city. Built with 19th century industrial money, many fine buildings from this era grace the city still and are reminders of its prosperous past. Enjoy commentary as you see such sights as the Grand Opera House and the Albert Memorial, Queen’s University and the Botanic Gardens. Drive past Belfast City Hall – an impressive building with a 300 ft long façade of Portland stone, which dominates Donegall Square.


    Travel a short distance outside the city to see Stormont, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. A symbol of progress to Northern Irelands troubled past. The power sharing executive with responsibility for Northern affairs rule from this impressive building. Journey to Cave Hill to view Belfast Castle. Cave Hill, its familiar outline visible from many parts of the city, has captivated generation after generation. Belfast Castle, sited on the lower slopes beneath Cave Hill, is one of Belfast's most outstanding and historically significant buildings. There are beautiful gardens and an adjoining country park. Don't miss the splendid views of Belfast Lough and sight of the city below you.

    • Adult from: C96.46 CAD
    • Child from: C83.60 CAD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    Available languages:
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    Giant’s Causeway, UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    The highlight of this tour is the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway. Stop to photograph Dunluce Castle, built in the 14th century at the edge of a magnificent cliff with the fierce Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop. Visit the Giants’ Causeway, where for centuries, visitors have marveled at its majesty and mystery. The unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of the Atlantic storms and the rugged symmetry of the columns never fail to intrigue and inspire. To stroll the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time. Your imagination will travel along stepping stones that lead to either the creative turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the myths and legends of the past. The “Causeway Coaster” minibus will bring you directly to the causeway itself.


    A drive along the Antrim Coast to Ballycastle introduces you to some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoiled scenery. Here is the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer. Discover the unrivalled seascape, towering cliffs and white sandy beaches as you wind your way to Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. Spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep, its construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island. Stop to photograph the famous bridge from a viewing point up above this spectacular bridge.


    • Adult from: C140.19 CAD
    • Child from: C127.33 CAD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Hop-On Hop-Off

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Duration 4 hrs

    Enjoy the view from an open-top red bus and whenever you spot something you would like to explore further, just hop off! Then, when you're ready, just wait for the next bus and hop back on. No need to deal with the public transport system. Enjoy 23 stops, covering culture, history, and entertainment. Hop off at bus stop 1, Castle Place, and do your shopping at the Wickerman and Carrolls gift shops while admiring the Albert Memorial Clock. Continue your journey to bus stop 2 to visit the Big Fish Sculpture, Customs House and McHughs Bar. Then, at bus stops 4 and 5 you will find the ideal hop off spot to go back in time and visit the Titanic Quarter, the Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic. You'll also get the chance to see the Titanic Dock and Pump House, and the HMS Caroline, which saw combat in the First World War. Hop on and off at bus stops 6 through 12 to see all the City Government Buildings with their fantastic architecture and take a stroll through UK's largest indoor market: St. George's Market. Up next is the cultural side of Belfast: The Grand Opera House, The Five Points, Queen's University, the Botanic Gardens, the International Wall Murals, the Spectrum Centre, and the Shankill Road Wall Murals.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Bus tour route covering all the city's main sights & attractions. Tour runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, with a frequency of every 30-minutes. the last tour will not go to Stormont; the bus will not visit stops 6, 7, 8 and 9
    • Create your itinerary and take your time in each stop. Go for as many full loops as you wish!
    • Audio-guides in 6 languages to discover the culture, history, and traditions of Belfast.
    • Free Booklet with deals and discounts to access museums, restaurants, and other entertaining Tours.

    Need to Know:

    Note: As the HOHO buses are shared with non-cruise tourists; Guests can expect long lines and wait times between buses. Amount of walking and level of exertion is at guests’ discretion during stops.
    • Adult from: C70.74 CAD
    • Child from: C50.16 CAD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Limited Accessibility

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Printed on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12:28pm