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European Waterways - Shannon Princess - Ireland 2015

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CRUISING THE LOWER SHANNON RIVER

2015 Special Offer !
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(Deposit must be recieved by 22 May 2015)

Rates are for six nights on either: A whole boat charter basis or per person based on double occupancy per cabin
for our GoBarging luxury hotel barge cruises with departures every Sunday, from April to November

2015 Rates in EUR ( Euros )
Rates are for six nights on either:
a whole boat charter basis or per person based on double occupancy per cabin

ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Suite per person €3,290 €3,750
Single Supplement €1,150 €1,350
Charter up to 6 guests wholeboat €28, 000 €31,900
Charter up to 8 guests wholeboat €29,600 €33,700
Charter up to 10 guests wholeboat €31,200 €35,500
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


DEPARTURE DATES RATE ROUTE
April - 12, 19, 26 Value Lower Shannon
May - 03 Value Lower Shannon
May - 10, 17, 24, 31 Regular Lower Shannon
June - 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Lower Shannon
July - 05, 12, 19, 26 Regular Lower Shannon
August - 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular Lower Shannon
September - 06, 13, 20, 27 Regular Lower Shannon
PRICES INCLUDES:
Local transfers between Dublin and the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 5 crew and use of barge facilities, which include wireless internet access and bicycles on request.

Cruise Highlights

  • Tour the legendary 6thC Clonmacnoise ruins
  • Full day excursion to Portumna Castle and Galway City
  • Traditional Guinness and oyster lunch
  • Visit the unusual haunted Leap Castle
  • Tour Birr Castle's Gardens and Science Centre
  • Visit the Craggaunowen Re-Creation Project
  • Tour of the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery
  • Visit a traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop

Cuisine Aboard

  • Regional Specialities
    Baked Baby Lobster, Roast Sholder of Lamb, Black Velvet Crepes filled with Raspberries and served with Champagne Sauce
  • Wine Cellar
    A wide selection of French & other European wines, complemented by fine Irish single malt whiskies
  • Cheese Board
    Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese, Boilie Goats Cheese, Carrigbyrne Soft Cheese
    , St. Brenden, Durrus, Gubbeen

CRUISE MAP

ITINERARY - Glasson to Killaloe

Sunday, Day 1 - Glasson
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred and transferred to the Shannon Princess moored in Glasson. Your Captain and his crew welcome you on board the delightful Shannon Princess with Champagne, Black Velvets or Irish Coffees! Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 - Glasson to Athlone
This morning, we begin our cruise around the beautiful “Inner Lakes” of Lough Ree and then continue north as we explore some of the 365 islands on the lake. We then circle back to the River Shannon and onto our mooring in Athlone Town. After lunch we depart by coach to the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, dating from 1757. On the return journey there is time for a visit to Ballinahown, an artisan craft village. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 - Athlone to Shannonbridge
After breakfast, Shannon Princess descends through Athlone Lock and heads south through Europe’s richest example of “Callow” landscape, countryside little changed in over 1,000 years. This is one of Ireland’s premier Wildfowl Reserves. We moor at Clonmacnoise ruins, a famed 6th century university and early Christian settlement. We lunch on board en route to Shannonbridge arriving mid-afternoon at this typical Irish riverside town. After lunch we visit “Leap Castle”, reputed to be Ireland’s most haunted house. You will be greeted by Sean Ryan and his family who will invite you in to their unusual home and Sean, a renowned musician, will tell you the fascinating history of the castle and the part it played in founding the American Constitution. Sean will gladly play a few tunes with possibly the added bonus of being joined by his talented young daughter who will demonstrate her amazing dancing skills. After dinner on board, join the captain for a pint in Killeen's pub for some Irish music whilst we pass time with the locals..

Wednesday, Day 4- Shannonbridge to Terryglass
This morning, we cruise a very pretty stretch of the River Shannon with an ever-changing landscape drifting by. Travelling down through Meelick lock, pausing as Portumna swing bridge is opened to allow the Shannon Princess passage onto idyllic Lough Derg. We moor at Terryglass Harbour. This afternoon we visit Birr Castle, still resided in by Lord Rosse and his family, to see the magnificent gardens, the fascinating Science Centre and admire the historic Great Telescope. Dinner on board

Thursday, Day 5 - Terryglass to Mountshannon
A full day excursion to Galway City – A lively University City and cultural centre for Irish speaking regions in Western Ireland. Visit Galway crystal and a profusion of craft and linen shops. Lunch at a Traditional Guinness & Oyster pub. Return to Shannon Princess and set sail through the especially beautiful Lough Derg passing Forrest Park and ancient mountains as we set our course for Mountshannon – a lovely lakeside village perched above the Lough. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6- Mountshannon to Killaloe
This morning we set sail through south Lough Derg and her many Islands rejoining the River Shannon and entering Killaloe, once home to the court of the greatest High King of Ireland, Brian Boru. We moor on the Tipperary side of this elegant little town, with plenty of time for you to visit the town. After lunch onboard, we set off by bus on our excursion to a unique project set in the grounds of Graggaunowen Castle, designed to bring Bronze Age & Celtic culture to life. Also on display is a reconstructed hide boat used by Irish Monks to sail to North America in the 5th. Century. Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 - Killaloe to Dublin
After breakfast transfer by coach to ** designated drop off point.

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

ITINERARY - Killaloe to Glasson

Sunday, Day 1 - Killaloe
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the Shannon Princess moored in historic Killaloe, which is situated in County Clare on the Shannon’s West Bank and named after a monastery founded by St. Lua in the sixth century. Time for a stroll around the picturesque town of Killaloe. St. Flannan’s Cathedral is worth a visit. It was built in the 13th century to replace the first Cathedral destroyed by Donal Mor O’Brien, King of Munster and a descendant of Brian Boru. It has many artefacts predating the 13th century including an ancient Ogham stone. Dinner on board.

 Monday, Day 2 - Killaloe to Mountshannon
Today we begin our cruise, moving through from the fjord like reaches of the Shannon into lovely Lough Derg. Enroute past Holy Island, Deer Rock & Derry Castle, we move onto the widest point of the lake and ease westward towards to our mooring at Mountshannon. After lunch depart by bus for a visit to the Craggaunowen Project, which is a Celtic Bronze Age settlement or “Crannog” reconstructed. Later in the afternoon we visit a traditional Irish hand weavers workshop, where guests will experience a step back in time, while learning how these thriving small cottage industries are dealing with technology and the future. Option to go to the Cliffs of Moher today. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 - Mountshannon to Terryglass
During a leisurely cruise north through a wide variety of lake and shoreline scenery we pass the island of Illamore and ease towards the Eastern Shore. Arrive in Terryglass, a beautiful tiny picturesque village a few hundred yards from the harbour. The village has twice won the highly coveted national prize of Irelands Tidiest Town. After lunch we visit "Leap Castle", reputed to be Ireland's most haunted house. You will be greeted by Sean Ryan and his family who will invite you in to their unusual home and Sean, a renowned musician, will tell you the fascinating history of the castle and the part it played in founding the American Constitution. Sean will gladly play a few tunes, with possibly the added bonus of being joined by his talented daughter, who will demonstrate her amazing dancing skills. Dinner on board.

 Wednesday, Day 4 - Terryglass to Banagher
This morning we visit the Walled Kitchen Gardens of Portumna Castle and onto Galway City, a lively Anglo-Norman university town and cultural centre of Irish speaking regions in the west of France. Lunch out at an authentic Guinness and oyster bar with time to browse and explore the colourful shops and streets. Return to Shannon Princess and enjoy dinner on board as we cruise to Banager Town on the Co. Offaly shore. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Banagher to Athlone
Today we cruise towards the riverside town of Athlone, stopping enroute at Clonmacnoise Ruins a famed 6th century University and early Christian settlement. Continue our cruise north through Europe’s richest example of “callows” landscape. This is one of Ireland’s premier wildflower reserves. Explore at your leisure with time for shopping and antiquing. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 - Athlone to Glasson
This morning we sail north to Lough Ree as we explore some of the 365 islands. We moor at on the beautiful “Inner Lakes” of Lough Ree. After lunch visit a local whiskey distillery. Dating from 1757 the Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest pot whiskey distillery in world. Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 - Glasson
After breakfast transfer by coach to the **designated drop off point

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

**The designated meeting and drop off point is Dublin. Other options are available for charter groups.  

 

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