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Shannon Princess
From
€3,950 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Discover the beautiful castles and scenic landscape of Ireland on board Shannon Princess as you cruise along the River Shannon.

  • Country / Region
    Ireland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTSHA0716
  • Itinerary
    Glasson to Killaloe
  • Cabins
    5
  • Max Passengers
    10
From
€3,950 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Discover the beautiful castles and scenic landscape of Ireland on board Shannon Princess as you cruise along the River Shannon.

  • Country / Region
    Ireland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTSHA0716
  • Itinerary
    Glasson to Killaloe
  • Cabins
    5
  • Max Passengers
    10
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary DrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesMealsMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseItineraryItinerary Cruise between Glasson and Killaloe.TransfersTransfers Transfers from/to the bargeInclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Shannon Princess is a charming hotel barge that cruises along the River Shannon of Ireland. It features five twin/double-bedded suites that can accommodate up to 10 passengers, saloon or dining area, a sundeck with spa pool.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Clonmacnoise, a 6th century monastery
    • Portumna Castle, a semi-fortified house in Galway
    • Leap Castle, said to be the most haunted castle in Ireland
    • Traditional Guinness and oyster lunch
    • Birr Castle, its award-winning gardens and Science Centre
    • Craggaunowen, a 16th century castle and archaeological open-air museum
    • Kilbeggan whiskey distillery
    • A traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop
    • Listen to traditional Irish music on board
    • Excellent walking and fishing opportunities
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 5 crew members
  • Transfers between Dublin and Shannon Princess
  • Cruise from April to September/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

Cruise Cuisine

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; Cooleeney; Boilie Goats Cheese; Carrigbyrne St. Brenden; Durrus; Gubbeen

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Itinerary 

Glasson to Killaloe

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met in Dublin and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Shannon Princess. Your Captain and his crew welcome you on board with champagne, Black Velvets or Irish coffee. After the captain's welcome, enjoy a  stroll before your first dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
This morning, begin your 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 visit the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, dating from 1757 and the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. On the return journey there is time for a visit to Ballinahown, an artisan craft village. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
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. Then, 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, whom 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, Wednesday
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 Derg and then moor at Terryglass Harbour. This afternoon we visit Birr Castle, still resided in by the Earl of Rosse and family, to see the magnificent gardens, the fascinating Science Centre and admire the historic Great Telescope. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
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 Derg and then moor at Terryglass Harbour. This afternoon we visit Birr Castle, still resided in by the Earl of Rosse and family, to see the magnificent gardens, the fascinating Science Centre and admire the historic Great Telescope. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Today, we set sail across south Lough Derg, re-joining 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 set in the grounds of Craggaunowen Castle, designed to bring Bronze Age & 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, Saturday
After breakfast, you are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Dublin.

Barge Details 

Shannon Princess Deck Plan

Shannon Princess deck plan

  • 5 crew
  • 33 metres long
  • 5 twin/king en-suite cabins (12 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • Bicycles available on board
  • CD player, iPod dock and books
  • WiFi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement
April 22, 29 3,950 Euros 1,350 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 8 ppl Charter 10 ppl
April 22, 29 33,400 Euros 35,200 Euros 37,000 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available For Supplement
Artisan Ireland Charter up to 10 ppl None
Family Ireland Charter up to 10 ppl None
Golf Ireland Charter up to 10 ppl 750 Euros per passenger
Walking Ireland Charter up to 10 ppl None

Artisan cruises include visits to specialist artisans where a variety of hand-made products are produced.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional walking guide.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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