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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EMERALD ISLES | 12 Nights | Departs Aug 15, 2014

 

Waterford, Ireland

Waterford, Ireland-port

Nestled by the banks of the River Suir, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, dating back to Viking times. Its impressive medieval city walls, cobbled, winding streets and colorful waterfront lend the town a charming feel. Reginald's Tower is Waterford's best known landmark. The building has been described as the oldest tower of mortared stone in Europe and today houses the city’s Maritime and Civic Museum. Other attraction worth a visit are the City Hall, magnificently restored, and housing the Municipal Art Collection, and the Heritage Museum with its fine collection of Viking and Medieval artifacts. Of course no trip to Waterford would be complete without a visit to the world renowned Waterford Crystal factory. Each piece represents the culmination of light, heat and the skill of master craftsmen. The craftsmen transform glowing balls of crystal into elegant shapes using their artistic instinct, their breath and traditional tools. The perfect place to bring back a treasured memento of your cruise.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Countryside Drive & Irish Pub
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Exploring Tipperary
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Kilkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Scenic Inistioge & Woodstock Gardens
    Seated Tour
  • Countryside Drive and Irish Pub

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: wat-002
    Price:

    Free

    Enjoy a great orientation of Waterford County on this primarily panoramic half-day tour that includes a stop at a local pub.

    Boarding your comfortable coach at the pier, you will set off along County Waterford's scenic Atlantic coast to Tramore. This seaside resort of Victorian vintage, whose name means large beach in Gaelic, boasts delightful terraced houses overlooking a broad bay. It is one of Ireland's most popular resorts and has flourished since the 1850s when it was linked to Waterford by rail.

    Leaving Tramore, you'll head in a westerly direction, following the cliff road along a more rugged coastline through the colorful and charming villages of Fenor, Annestown and Boatstrand. This area is known as the copper coast since copper mining was once a thriving activity near Bunmahon. Here, your route turns toward the Comeragh Mountains, the backbone of Waterford County. The terrain now changes to fertile farmland and stopping at a thatched local pub, you will be invited in for a cool beverage and traditional Irish entertainment.

    Following what will surely be a memorable and enjoyable visit to this charming country pub, you will re-board your coach and transfer back to the ship.

    Please note: This tour is considered mostly panoramic with a 1-hour pub stop. The tour is considered suitable for wheelchair guests who can make their way on and off the coach. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of sites visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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