Skirt the coast of England en route to Dublin, where an overnight stay provides the perfect opportunity to join in the celebrations and merriment of St Patrick’s Day, honouring the patron saint responsible for extensive missionary work throughout Ireland. In Dublin the streets come alive with Rio-style carnival parades, traditional céilí dancing and lively music. Then cross the Irish Sea to discover Liverpool’s grand waterfront before exploring the city, and cruise back to Ireland to uncover the fascinating heritage of Cobh, Cork or legendary Blarney Castle.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Dover. Embark Saga Pearl II.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - 4 - Dublin, Ireland (overnight)
Dublin is the country’s principal port and your visit here coincides with the lively St Patrick’s Day celebrations, when parades and festivals are held to celebrate Irish culture. Arriving this morning and staying until late on day 4 gives you more time to join in the celebrations that spill into Dublin’s lively streets. You can also join a variety of optional excursions including a trip along the River Liffey, a tour of Powerscourt Estate, considered one of the world’s finest with its beautiful gardens, or a visit to the old religious centre of Glendalough.
Day 5 - Liverpool
The seaport city of Liverpool has an impressive waterfront dominated by the ‘Three Graces’: the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. The city is also famed as the hometown of the Beatles and you may like to go in search of the sites associated with them, such as the Cavern Club, where they made their first live performance. A panoramic tour taking in Liverpool’s iconic attractions is a great way to see the highlights, or you may prefer to seek out the city’s cathedrals on an optional excursion. With an early arrival in port, you’ll also have the chance to venture further afield - giving you the chance to explore Chester and more.
Day 6 - Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Cobh (pronounced Cove) is dominated by the Gothic Revival St Colman’s Cathedral and is the gateway to the south-west of Ireland. Rich in history, the port is where thousands embarked on voyages across the Atlantic to escape the famine of the mid-19th century, and the final port of call for the RMS Titanic. From here you can discover traditional towns and picture-perfect scenery, and perhaps journey into the city of Cork, considered by residents to be the true capital of Ireland. Cork is a city of jazz, film, opera and theatre, and it also retains the charm and friendliness of a typical country town. Don’t miss the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone for the supposed gift of eloquence and the chance to explore the castle of the same name.
Day 7 - At sea
Day 8 Dover
Disembark Saga Pearl II after breakfast. You will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle for the journey home.
Please note: #All inclusive includes selected wines at lunch and dinner, Saga house-branded spirits, cocktails containing house-branded spirits, draught beer and lager, non-alcoholic cocktails, all mixers and soft drinks. All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.