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London (Southampton) to Stockholm

BALTIC BLISS | 24 Nights | Departs Aug 15, 2014

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Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager
 

Cork (Cobh), Ireland

Cork (Cobh), Ireland-port

Cork's history began in the 7th century with the founding of a monastery by St. Finbarr on a small alluvial island in the River Lee. The monastery and the settlement were later incorporated in the fortified base the Danes developed there. As a result of war and destruction throughout the following centuries, Cork has no medieval buildings left but boasts a few remains from the 18th century. The central area takes its architectural character from the early 19th century.

 

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
  • Panoramic Cork City & Blarney Castle
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Lakemount Gardens & Old Jameson Distillery
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Exclusive Home & Garden Visit
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Cork's Countryside & Kinsale
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Scenic Kinsale By Sea Safari
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Panoramic Cork City & Blarney Castle

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: cob-003
    Price:

    Free

    Irish history and tradition are yours to discover during this intimate orientation tour of Cork City, and a visit to Blarney Castle.

    Depart from the Cathedral town of Cobh for the drive along North Ring Road to Blarney, the little village that lies in the protective shadow of historic Blarney Castle. Built in two sections, the Castle features a massive oblong keep, and typical Irish battlements. Below them, the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall, and to kiss it, one has to lean over backwards from the parapet walk of the battlements.

    During your visit to the castle, you will have an opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, which, according to legend, imparts the gift of eloquence to all whose lips touch it. Next, you will visit the home of Blarney Woollen Mills, a building that dates back to 1793, and is today considered to be one of the finest craft and gift centres in Ireland. Upon arrival, you will enjoy an Irish coffee, and browse through a wide range of Irish clothing, crystal, linen and handicrafts.

    Next, you will embark on a panoramic orientation tour of Cork, Ireland's second city. Once a swampy island located on the estuary of the Lee River upstream from Cork Harbour, the city is now an important shopping and commercial capital of the south. Today, the Lee River flows through the city in two main channels, so that you find yourself constantly crossing bridges. In fact, it is this feature that gives Cork its distinctive continental flair. Today, Cork is a University City brimming with jazz, film, opera, theatres, restaurants, and all of the amenities of a large city, yet it still manages to retain the pleasant charm and friendliness of a country town. During your drive through Cork, you will see some of the city's famous sites, including St. Finbarr's Cathedral, the Old Courthouse, City Hall, and the renowned Bells of Shandon.

    Following your tour, you will return to Cobh and your awaiting ship.

    Please note: The visit to Blarney Castle includes approximately 300 yards of walking, and 110 steps to climb. The castle's stairwell is narrow, and its top is narrow, with steep steps. Only guests in good physical condition should attempt the climb to kiss the stone.

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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