Cork

The arc of St Patrick’s Street
The English Market 
The Cork Public Museum

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Cork

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When you step ashore from your MSC Northern Europe cruise in Cork, everywhere there is evidence of its history as a great mercantile centre, with grey-stone quaysides, old warehouses, and elegant, quirky bridges spanning the River Lee to each side of the city’s island core.
 
But equally powerful draws are its lively atmosphere and large student population, combined with a vibrant social and cultural scene. Massive stone walls built by invading Normans in the twelfth century were destroyed by William III’s forces during the Siege of Cork in 1690, after which waterborne trade brought increasing prosperity, as witnessed by the city’s fine eighteenth-century bow-fronted houses and ostentatious nineteenth-century churches.

The graceful arc of St Patrick’s Street – which with Grand Parade forms the commercial heart of the centre – is crammed with major chain stores. Just off here on Princes Street, the English Market offers the chance to sample local delicacies like drisheen (a peppered sausage made from a sheep’s stomach lining and blood).

The west of the city is predominantly residential, though Fitzgerald Park is home to the Cork Public Museum, which focuses on Republican history. Kinsale, 25km south of Cork city, is also waiting to be enjoyed on an MSC Northern Europe cruise excursion. Kinsale enjoys a glorious setting at the head of a sheltered harbour around the mouth of the Bandon River.

Two imposing forts and a fine tower-house remain as evidence of its former importance as a trading port, and Kinsale has built on its cosmopolitan links to become the culinary capital of the southwest. Add in plenty of opportunities for watersports on the fine local beaches and a number of congenial pubs, and you have a very appealing, upscale resort town.

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  • INTRODUCTION TO CORK & BLARNEY
    CASTLE (approx. 4 hours)

    CITY TOUR
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle69Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu52Cijena po osobi

    ORK01

    Leave the port for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Cork, Ireland's second-largest city. The busy city is just as much an industrial centre as it is a major shopping destination. The principal streets are lined with fashion houses and department stores stocking top-quality Irish goods. After taking you to see the city's principal sights including the University, the Opera House and St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, the tour continues with a visit to the lovely village of Blarney and Blarney Castle for a step back in time. Those who wish to be blessed with the "gift of the gab” should not miss this great opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone, which is just one of the castle's attractions. Please note: this tour involves a lot of walking at Blarney Castle. Please also be aware that the steps leading to the Blarney Stone are narrow and steep. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.
  • WATERFORD (full day, lunch not included)

    CITY TOUR
    • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      8 h

    • Cijena za odrasle79Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu59Cijena po osobi

    ORK02

    Founded in A.D. 914 by the Vikings and later extended by the Anglo-Normans, Waterford is set in a commanding position near the estuary of the River Suir. It became southeast Ireland's main seaport and from the 18th century onwards the city's prosperity was consolidated by local industries, including the former glassworks for which Waterford is famous. This panoramic city tour starts with a visit to the extensive remains of the ancient walls, which clearly define the area originally fortified by the Viking, as well as Reginald's Tower, a visible reminder of Viking power that is said to date back to the 10th century. Your will have time to explore the old pedestrian quarters on your own, after which the tour will continue on to the famous Waterford Crystal visitors' centre, which is located out of town. A guided factory tour will take you through every stage of the production process during which heat is used to transform ordinary sand, lead and potash into glittering lead crystal. After stopping for lunch, the tour continues on to Lismore, which was founded by St. Carthage in the 7th century and today is classed as a heritage town by the Irish Tourist Board. Before returning to the ship, a photo stop will be made at Lismore Castle, which was once home to Sir Walter Raleigh and today is the Irish residence of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.
  • CORK & THE ENGLISH MARKET (approx. 4
    hours)

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle65Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu49Cijena po osobi

    ORK03

    This panoramic sightseeing tour will take you to Cork, which is situated on the River Lee and is Ireland's second-largest city. Fondly regarded as the "real capital of Ireland” by the locals, Cork has become the modern-day shopping and commercial centre of the south. The tour includes photo stops at St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, the old Courthouse, the City Hall and the renowned Bells of Shandon in the clock tower of St. Anne's Church. Continuing on foot to the very heart of the city, you will then reach the beautiful indoor English Market, which dates back to 1788 and is famed for its fabulous selection of traditional Cork specialities as well as fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. Don't miss this opportunity to soak up the historic feel of the market and indulge in a truly unique shopping experience. The tour concludes with some free time to spend in town before you return to the port. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.
  • THE TOWN OF KINSALE & CHARLES FORT
    (approx. 4 hours)

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle59Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu45Cijena po osobi

    ORK06

    On leaving Cork, you will first travel through the River Lee Tunnel on your way to Kinsale in the south of County Cork. Kinsale is a place where the quality of the environment itself is a very strong attraction, winning the European prize for Tourism and then Environment. This pretty little town nestles snugly between the hills and the valley and is believed to have been founded by the Anglo-Normans in around A.D. 1177. It was a magnificent naval base in the 17th and 18th centuries. You will have time to explore Kinsale on foot, browse in the shops and soak up the local atmosphere. The tour then continues on to Charles Fort, a classic example of a star-shaped keep that was constructed in the early 1680s in honour of King Charles II. After visiting the fort, you will return to the port. Please note: as this tour involves some walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.
  • TIPPERARY COUNTY & THE ROCK OF
    CASHEL (full day, lunch included)

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
    • Lunch or dinner included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      8 h

    • Cijena za odrasle109Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu79Cijena po osobi

    ORK04

    After leaving Cork, the tour takes you north through the towns of Fermoy and Mallow before entering the wonderful county of Tipperary, the largest inland county in Ireland. Renowned for its breathtaking scenery and rich pasturelands, Tipperary boats the best of Irish dairy products. The next stop on the tour is the Rock of Cashel, an impressive pre-Christian settlement which is visible on the skyline long before you reach the town itself. The town of Cashel has long been a place of great significance and was the royal seat of the kings of Munster in the 5th century A.D.. After a stop for lunch, the afternoon will be spent visiting Cahir Castle, which is located on the River Suir and dates back to the 15th century. Once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the superbly preserved castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. The tour concludes with your return to port and the ship. Please note: as this tour involves a lot of walking on uneven cobblestones, it is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.
  • SOUTHERN IRELAND AND LISMORE GARDENS
    (approx. 4 hours)

    SCENIC ROUTE
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle62Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu45Cijena po osobi

    ORK07

    The road to Lismore twists and turns across County Cork, passing through rural areas, villages and small towns where time seems to have stood still. The route will also take you through the Blackwater Valley, one of the prettiest parts of Ireland with bucolic scenes of neat patchwork fields and hedgerows. The massive square towers and battlements of Lismore Castle and the cathedral steeple that rise above the surrounding woodland announce the approach of the market town of Lismore. The castle that stands today was rebuilt in the 19thcentury by the 6th Duke of Devonshire and is still occupied by his descendants today. You will have an opportunity to visit the castle's extensive and historical gardens, which are set within the 17th-century outer defensive walls and afford spectacular views of the castle itself. The gardens are believed to be the oldest in Ireland and retain much of their original Jacobean form. After the visit you will return to the port. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.
  • CAR WITH GUIDE

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    • No guide available

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle619Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu619Cijena po osobi

    ORK33PV

    CAR WITH GUIDE
  • MINIVAN WITH GUIDE 3 - 6 PAX

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    • No guide available

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle699Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu699Cijena po osobi

    ORK34PV

    MINIVAN WITH GUIDE 3 - 6 PAX
  • OLD JAMESON DISTILLERY (approx. 4 hours)

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    • Tasting included

    • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Trajanje
      4 h

    • Cijena za odrasle72Cijena po osobi

    • Cijena za djecu52Cijena po osobi

    ORK05

    Your visit to the Old Jameson/Old Midleton Distillery begins with an audio visual presentation on the history and making of Irish whiskey followed by a guided tour of the distillery itself which will show you the various historical buildings that comprise the Heritage Centre. Many of the artefacts of Old Midleton remain, along with wonderful displays, photographs and superbly restored machinery and dramatic recreations. During your visit at the Old Midleton Distillery you will have time to browse in the gift shop and, if so inclined, purchase a bottle of Irish whiskey to take home. Before returning to the ship you will have some little free time to explore Cork. Your tour concludes with your return to port and your ship. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Izleti u programu daju MSC-ovim gostima samo ideju o različitim turama koje mogu biti organizirane u svakoj luci pristajanja; ovaj program služi samo kao vodič, a izleti, njihovi opisi i cijene bit će potvrđeni tijekom krstarenja.
Program izleta i itinereri mogu varirati ovisno o lokalnim uvjetima i/ili bilo kojim nepredviđenim događajima u povezanosti s vremenom izvođenja izleta. 
 
Neki izleti su vrlo popularni pa ne možemo garantirati njihovu dostupnost, savjetujemo raniju rezervaciju kako biste izbjegli razočaranja. Garantiramo vodiče na engleskom jeziku. Samo za krstarenja Južnom Amerikom garantirani su vodiči na brazilskom portugalskom jeziku. Drugi jezici ovise o dostupnosti. Molimo uvažite napomenu da će na brodu biti potvrđen jezik na kojem će se izlet voditi.

Irska

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Krstarenje oko Irske ispunit će sva vaša romantična očekivanja. Izuzetno geološko bogatstvo i učinci globalnog zatopljenja s Atlantika proizvode zapanjujuću raznolikost terena na ovom malom otoku po kojem su porazbacana jezera i pretpovijesne močvare.

Na istoku se nalazi zgužvani granit Wicklow Hillsa koji je u velikom kontrastu sa samo nekoliko kilometara udaljenom ravnicom Curragh na kojoj pasu konji, a u Connemari na zapadnoj obali možete u samo nekoliko sati prošetati od plaže do planina i močvare, od morskih rukavaca posipanih algama i morskom travom do estuarija prekrivenih ljiljanima. 
 
Dublin, glavni ulaz u zemlju, je samouvjereni glavni grad čiju sirovu, modernu energiju upotpunjuje bogata kulturna tradicija i koji je prepun nevjerojatnih srednjovjekovnih spomenika i različitih izložbi u Nacionalnoj galeriji i Nacionalnom muzeju. Južno od grada nalazi se usamljena planina Wicklow koja nudi prekrasan kontrast gradskom životu. 
 
Na južnom dijelu Irske nalazi se obala Corka koja je isprekidana skrovitim ušćima, kotrljajućim rtovima i povijesnim lukama, a sam grad Cork je regionalno središte sa živom kulturnom scenom. Tu su i brojni veličanstveni spomenici iz ranokršćanskog razdoblja, uključujući Rock of Cashel i opuštujuća mjesta Clonmacnoise, Glendalough i Monasterboice.