Shore Excursion Details

Sur les traces de Saint Patrick

Belfast, Irlande du Nord

Sur les traces de Saint Patrick

DÉTAILS

  • 7
    h Estimate Duration
  • Repas

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.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Sites historiques

Activity Level:

Titre de l'image
  • 1
    Easy
  • 2
    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Les excursions à ce niveau d'activité impliquent de la marche sur des surfaces relativement régulières, possiblement du pavé, du gravier ou quelques marches. Il est recommandé de porter des chaussures confortables.
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