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Ireland 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (SHP)

  • 7days
  • Ireland

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Luxury Barge Tour on Ireland's Shannon river

The River Shannon represents Ireland at its finest. Rolling green fields, lakes and rivers, ancient Celtic monasteries and an abundance of wildlife. The legends and fables of Ireland are found everywhere and are well understood by the warm and hospitable Irish people. This River Shannon cruise brings you in touch with the very soul of Ireland.

Five twin/double bedded suites with views, a comfortable saloon, dining area and a master chef on board, with a full length upper sun deck, ensure your cruise will be an unforgettable experience.

Included in the Luxury Barge Tour:

  • 6 Nights accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin.
  • The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Hostess(es), Driver/Tour Guide.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local meal ashore, once per week on most barges.
  • An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee.
  • Daily excursions by chauffeured minibus and entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest.
  • Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool.
  • Return transfers to and from the local meeting/drop off point.

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  • Day 1

    Glasson.

    Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Dublin and transferred to the barge moored at Glasson for a welcome champagne, black velvets or Irish coffee. Time for perhaps a gentle stroll before your first dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    Glasson to Athlone.

    The morning begins with a cruise around the beautiful 'Inner Lakes' of Lough Ree and then north to explore some of the 365 islands on the lake. We circle back to the River Shannon and on to our mooring at Athlone Town. After lunch we visit Kilbeggan Whiskey distillery, the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. On the return journey there is time for a visit to Balinahown, an artisan craft village. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Athlone to Shannonbrige.

    Today we negotiate Athlone lock and head south through Europe's richest example of 'Callow' landscape. We moor at Clonmacnoise ruins, a famed 6th century university and an early monastic settlement. Following a tour, we cruise on to our mooring at Shannonbridge. After lunch, we visit Leap Castle, reputed to be Ireland's most haunted house. You will be given a personal tour by the eccentric owner Sean Ryan, who, with traditional Irish musicians, will relate to you the fascinating history of the castle and its part in founding the American Constitution. After dinner on board, join the captain for a pint in Killeen's pub for some Irish music and an evening with the locals.

  • Day 4

    Shannonbridge to Terryglass.

    This morning, we cruise a very pretty stretch of the River Shannon through Meelick lock, pausing as Portumna swing bridge is opened to allow us passage onto idyllic Lough Dergand, then moor at Terryglass Harbour. This afternoon we visit Birr Castle, where the Earl of Rosse and family are still in residence, to see the magnificent gardens, the fascinating Science Centre and admire the historic Great Telescope. Dinner on board.

  • Day 5

    Terryglass to Mountshannon.

    Today, our tour is firstly to the walled gardens of Portumna Castle, then on to Galway City, a lively University City and cultural centre for Irish-speaking regions in Western Ireland. Visit the Galway crystal, craft and linen shops and enjoy lunch at a traditional Guinness and oyster pub. We return to the barge and set sail across beautiful Lough Derg, passing Forrest Park and ancient mountains as we enjoy our dinner and sunset cruise to Mountshannon - a lovely lakeside village perched above the Lough.

  • Day 6

    Mountshannon to Killaloe.

    Today we set sail across south Lough Derg rejoining the River Shannon to moor at Killaloe, once home to the court of the greatest High King of Ireland, Brian Boru. After exploring this elegant little town we lunch on board, then set off to tour a unique project located in the grounds of Craggaunowen Castle, designed to bring Bronze Age and Celtic culture to life, before finally visiting a traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop. 'Salinte' cocktail reception and Captain's farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Killaloe.

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the designated drop off point in Dublin.

    This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 18 2021 Apr 24 2021 10 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,350€
Apr 25 2021 May 01 2021 10 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,350€
May 02 2021 May 08 2021 10 Single rooms 5,850€
Double rooms 4,350€
May 09 2021 May 15 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
May 16 2021 May 22 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
May 23 2021 May 29 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
May 30 2021 Jun 05 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jun 06 2021 Jun 12 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jun 13 2021 Jun 19 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jun 20 2021 Jun 26 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jun 27 2021 Jul 03 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jul 04 2021 Jul 10 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jul 11 2021 Jul 17 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jul 18 2021 Jul 24 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Jul 25 2021 Jul 31 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Aug 01 2021 Aug 07 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Aug 08 2021 Aug 14 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Aug 15 2021 Aug 21 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Aug 22 2021 Aug 28 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Aug 29 2021 Sep 04 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Sep 05 2021 Sep 11 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Sep 12 2021 Sep 18 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€
Sep 19 2021 Sep 25 2021 10 Single rooms 6,690€
Double rooms 4,990€

Car rental in Ireland

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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