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The Ocean Endeavour
Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top-deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to explore throughout the Arctic summer.

EXPEDITION CRUISE
Ireland Circumnavigation

Starts: Dublin, Ireland /_uploads/images/exclusive-email/ireland--.png
Ends: Dublin, Ireland

June 9 - 20, 2019

Cat. 3 - Interior Twin
WAS $8,295 USD per person
NOW $7,051 USD per person

BONUS: 
Savings of $2,488 USD per couple
+ $250 Onboard Credit per person

Included:
*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour *Applicable taxes and Credit card fees *Complimentary Expedition jacket (Ocean Endeavour only) *Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Pre-departure materials *Educational program *Nikon Camera Trial Program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *All shipboard meals

ITINERARY

DAY 1 
Dublin
Arriving independently in Dublin, we’ll gather to meet our Expedition Leader and fellow travellers. We’ll then explore the region, wending our way to our disembarkation point.
Our journey by sea aboard the Ocean Endeavour begins this afternoon.

DAY 2 
South Coast
Many potential expedition landings awaits us along Ireland’s south coast. Our expedition team will make the most of our opportunities; we hope to enjoy hiking, photography, and birding—or potentially, town visits.

DAY 3 
Clear Island and Garnish Gardens
A ship’s cruise of Clear Island should be a hit with birders. The island is home to shearwaters, skuas, black guillemots and murres, cormorants, and storm petrels. Seals, basking sharks, and dolphins frequent the surrounding waters.
At Ilnacullin Garnish, Bantry Bay, rare and exquisite plants form one of Ireland’s top gardens. A Martello tower offers excellent views, and a seal colony rounds out the list of attractions.

DAY 4 
Ring of Kerry
This scenic route around the Irveragh Peninsula in County Kerry takes in outstanding views of coastlines, rolling rural scenery, and numerous cultural attractions. Historic sites, including castles, abbeys, mansions, and cathedrals are dotted along the route.
Killarney National Park, “The Jewel in Kerry’s Crown,” is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. From the foot of the Macgillycuddy Reeks (the highest mountain range in Ireland) to the outskirts of Killarney, the park encompasses lakes, mountains, and plains.

DAY 5 
Southwest Coast
Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rocketed to new fame as the fictional home of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. We hope to spot actual residents like puffins, petrels, and shearwaters on our ship’s cruise.
We’ll visit the town of Dingle, rich in Irish music and culture. The town boasts historic buildings, medieval ruins, an aquarium, arts and crafts shops, and more. Thirsty visitors will find numerous pubs and a distillery.

DAY 6 
Cliffs of Moher
Rising over two hundred metres above the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most outstanding natural attractions—as attested by their popularity with visitors. They have been featured in numerous films, including The Princess Bride.
We’ll be watching for seabirds as we ship’s cruise by the cliffs. A landing in the region will provide excellent opportunities for walking, hiking, sightseeing, and photography.

DAY 7 
Aran Islands
The Aran Islands are geologically and culturally unique. Located in Galway Bay, the limestone Islands of Inishmoor, Inishmann, and Inisheer enjoy temperate climatic conditions, and are home to diverse range of plant and animal species.
The Arans are also bastions of Irish history and culture; a large proportion of the population are Gaelic speakers. The Aran sweater originates here; homespun of local wool in unique patterns, they are prized the world over. Inishmoor medieval hill fort will be a highlight of our visit.

DAY 8 
Inishbofin and Clew Bay
Just off the Connemara Coast lies Inishbofin. Prior to the Irish Famine, this outpost was home to 1,400 people; today the population is less than two hundred.
Clew Bay is said to have ‘an island for every day of the year’, many of them drumlins. The town of Westport in the bay is famed for its music, history, and beauty: “The most beautiful view I ever saw in the world,” according to novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.

DAY 9 
Tory Island
Toraigh (Tory Island) lies nearly fifteen kilometres off the northwest coast of County Donegal. The main spoken language on the island is Gaelic. Since the 1950s, the island has been home to a small community of artists, and has its own art gallery.

DAY 10 
Giant’s Causeway and Rathlin Island
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Causeway is a geological wonder. About 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by volcanic eruption, form ‘steps’ leading from the coastal cliffs, to below the surface of the North Sea. Numerous legends associate the causeway with the mythic hero Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool).
Rathlin Island, the only inhabited island off Northern Ireland, is designated a Special Area of Conservation in Northern Ireland and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

DAY 11 
Belfast
The largest city in Northern Ireland, and its capital, is also the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. Belfast has a history as a centre for industry, particularly shipbuilding. The HMS Titanic was completed in a Belfast shipyard, and sailed from Belfast on its maiden voyage.
Today, Belfast is a popular tourist destination, known for music, architecture, gardens, and the arts.

DAY 12 
Dublin
On our last day together, we’ll wind up back where we began: Dublin. Ireland’s glorious capital—beloved of poets, musicians, and dreamers—lies at the mouth of the River Liffey.
Once we disembark, you may enjoy exploring one of the world’s great cities, take our optional post-tour around the Isle of Man, or journey on to your next destination. Safe home!?

 

Terms & Conditions:
Not included: *Commercial & charter flights *Program Enhancements/optional excursions *Gratuities *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Possible fuel surcharges *Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation

*Save 15% on berth cost when booking any European Expedition Cruise, and 20% on berth cost when booking two or more European Expedition Cruises. Save 15% aboard Ireland Circumnavigation, Scotland Slowly, Iceland Circumnavigation, or In the Wake of the Vikings. Applies to the Berth rate only. The savings applies to 2019 Ocean Endeavour European expeditions only and is combinable with Adventure Canada’s League of Adventurers Loyalty Reward Program. It is not combinable with any other incentive or offer. Multi-trip booking can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Reward Program and Free Single Supplement only. When combining a European program with a non–European program Standard Multi-trip terms and conditions apply. Must be confirmed with registration and deposit before April 15, 2019. Based upon availability on new bookings only, and is not combineable with other promotions. Exclusive: $250 pp on board credit for all passengers booked on applicable trips. New bookings only, reservation must be confirmed by April 15, 2019, can be combined with Free Single Supplement or European Expedition Cruise promotions. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. Offers reliant on space availability