Emerald Isle Cruise: Ireland & Northern Ireland—World Voyager

Emerald Isle Cruise: Ireland & Northern Ireland—World Voyager



Experience the best of the Emerald Isle by deluxe, small ship from Dublin down to Cork and back up the coast to Galway and Belfast. Highlights include the bucolic scenery of the Dingle Peninsula’s coastal road; the rugged island of Inishmore, where Gaelic is the native language; Dún Aonghasa, an ancient stone fort; the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher; the remote Aran Islands; and Belfast, whose turbulent history will be uncovered as will its prowess as a shipbuilding city. Craft your experience with included excursions from which to choose in Cobh, Bantry Bay, and Galway. UNESCO-listed sites also abound, including Skellig Michael, off the coast of County Kerry, and Giant’s Causeway.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Sep 11, 2025 - Sep 20, 2025


Dublin Pre-Program Option –
Kick off your adventure with a 3-night, pre-cruise extension in dynamic Dublin at the deluxe Conrad Dublin, ideally located near St. Stephen’s Green. Revel in the city’s bustling streets and leafy parks on a panoramic tour. Stroll through Trinity College and view the exquisite, hand-illuminated, 9th-century Book of Kells. Admire Dublin Castle’s 18th-century State Apartments used for ceremonial events and sip smooth whiskey at a distillery. You’ll also head further afield to marvel at the superbly landscaped gardens of Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow and tour Russborough, a stately Georgian gem regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses.

County Kilkenny Post-Program Option 
Be charmed by tranquil countryside scenery, historic architecture and picturesque towns on this 3-night, post-cruise extension at the deluxe Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown, County Kilkenny. Take in the atmospheric Rock of Cashel, once the stronghold of the Kings of Munster, and its medieval church ruins majestically set on a limestone outcrop. Tour grand Kilkenny Castle, filled with handsome period rooms, and enjoy free time in the scenic town of Kilkenny. You’ll also delight in a private, guided visit to pastoral Jerpoint Park, home to the ruins of a 12th-century medieval town.


Airport transfers and luggage handling abroad are only included if air arrangements are booked through Gohagan & Company. If travelers make their own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling are not included; transfers can be organized through Gohagan & Company and purchased by the traveler.


  • David J. Brown

    David J. Brown

    Few names over the past twenty-plus years have been as synonymous with the National Trust for Historic Preservation as David J. Brown. David served as EVP and the organization’s founding Chief Preservation Officer, where he led the Trust’s advocacy, educational, field work, research, and historic sites programs. A national leader, speaker, and author with a four-decade record of achievement in saving historic places and supporting thriving communities, David is the founder of Bearden Brown LLC, which works to build nonprofit leadership and grow organizational impact. An affiliate fellow at the American Academy in Rome and a founding board member of the International National Trusts Organisation, David brings an international perspective to his discussions of preservation, history, and architecture.


Anon-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person will apply for all cancellations received more than 7 days after booking and before other fees take effect at 120 days:
120 days $300 per person admin fee after 7-day grace period from booking
120 – 91 days 25% of full invoice fare
90 – 61 days 50% of full invoice fare
60 – 31 days 75% of full invoice fare
30 – 0 days 100% of full invoice fare
Separate airfare Terms & Conditions apply


Ireland map


  • day 1

    Depart home city

    Depart your home city for an overnight flight.

  • day 2

    Dublin, Ireland/Embark World Voyager

    Arrive in Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital. Enjoy lunch on your own, then embark the deluxe World Voyager this afternoon and savor dinner on board.

  • day 3


    Begin in picturesque Cobh, which was the main Irish port for ships to America in the late 1800s and early 20th century. The Titanic made its last port of call here before sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. Choose from three included activities. The first features a walking tour of Cobh, lunch and a visit to Blarney Castle and Gardens. The second option takes you to colorful Kinsale, Ireland’s “gourmet capital,” where you’ll visit a modern meadery that crafts this ancient, honey-based drink, and relish a delicious lunch. Your final option includes a tour of the herb garden at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, lunch at charming Ballymaloe House and a whiskey tasting at a distillery. Tonight, gather for the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

  • day 4

    Bantry Bay

    Arrive in Bantry Bay, a stunning harbor town in County Cork near the Wild Atlantic Way. Select from three included excursions with lunch—a tour of the delightful gardens on Garinish Island and Beara Peninsula’s wild grandeur; an excursion to the elegant, bayside Bantry House and Gardens; or a walking tour amid the rolling West Cork countryside.

  • day 5

    Skellig Michael/Dingle Peninsula

    Cruise by the Skellig Islands off the coast of Kerry to behold the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Skellig Michael, an ancient Celtic site and the setting of many modern films. Atop this awe‑inspiring rock lies St. Fionan’s Monastery, where monks lived, prayed, and slept in clocháin, beehive-shaped, medieval stone huts. Cruise later to Dingle Peninsula, and take in dazzling coastal vistas and more clocháin on a ride along Slea Head Drive.

  • day 6


    Arrive in Galway and select from two included excursions. On the first choice, admire the Wild Atlantic Way’s dramatic splendor at the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. Enjoy a guided walk across The Burren’s karstic landscape and watch waves crashing below you at the breathtaking cliffs that rise 702 feet above the ocean. Your other option takes you to Connemara’s castles, including lovely Kylemore Abbey, with lunch, tea and scones on your countryside route.

  • day 7

    Kilronan, Inishmore

    Ruggedly beautiful Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, has been inhabited since the Stone Age. On a guided tour, learn about everyday life on this striking island, where Gaelic is the first language. Head next to see Dún Aonghasa, the largest of the islands’ prehistoric stone forts, perched on a cliff over the Atlantic Ocean.

  • day 8

    Portrush, Northern Ireland/Giant’s Causeway

    Dock in Portrush for a tour of intriguing Giant’s Causeway, a geological wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where more than 40,000 interlocking, basalt columns jut up along the shoreline like a miniature city of skyscrapers. While science tells us that these otherworldly stones were formed by ancient volcanic activity, legend has it that the giant Finn McCool placed them there to cross the water to fight a Scottish giant. Learn about their origin, see unique formations like Giant’s Boot and the Wishing Chair, and delight in native seabirds and plants.

  • day 9


    Northern Ireland’s vibrant capital is renowned for its impressive Titanic Belfast museum on the site where the famous vessel was designed, constructed and launched. At the engrossing “Titanic Experience,” delve into the full story of the Titanic and Belfast’s shipbuilding heritage. Later, see Belfast’s highlights, including City Hall and the Botanic Gardens, and visit the Shankill and Falls Roads area, the site of brutal sectarian violence during “The Troubles,” from the late 1960s to 1998. View bold, vivid murals commemorating individuals and events on both sides of the conflict, and get in-depth and personal insights about this turbulent period from your driver on a Belfast Black Taxi tour. Join the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner tonight.

  • day 10

    Dublin, Ireland/Return to home city

    After breakfast, disembark and begin the County Kilkenny Post‑Program Option or transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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