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Celtic Voyage: Reykjavik to Dublin - 2023

Reykjavík • 11-night expedition cruise with the Westman Islands, the Faroe Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Orkney Islands, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Tobermory, Belfast • Dublin
  • Explore Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park, and Trinity College on an Included City Tour Through Ireland’s Fascinating Capital
    EXPLORE DUBLIN CASTLE, PHOENIX PARK, AND TRINITY COLLEGE ON AN INCLUDED CITY TOUR THROUGH IRELAND’S FASCINATING CAPITAL
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway, a series of otherworldly basalt columns in northern Ireland
    DISCOVER THE UNESCO-LISTED GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, A SERIES OF OTHERWORLDLY BASALT COLUMNS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Explore the Shetland Islands, Scotland’s northernmost isles brimming with spectacular scenery, Bronze Age and Viking ruins, and World War II intrigue
    EXPLORE THE SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND’S NORTHERNMOST ISLES BRIMMING WITH SPECTACULAR SCENERY, BRONZE AGE AND VIKING RUINS, AND WORLD WAR II INTRIGUE
  • Round out this remarkable journey with an extension to Reykjavík, Iceland
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
  • Cruise on the Ocean Explorer, an agile and state-of-the-art expedition vessel that can navigate to places larger ships can’t
    CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
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$7,999
  • $499
    PER DAY
  • 16
    DAYS
  • 25
    TOURS
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Reykjavík, Iceland (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,499 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $499 PER DAY

Iceland’s tidy and small city is a wonder to explore on its own, though it’s often (and rightly!) the gateway for the country’s hot springs and breathtaking fjords and unspoiled scenery. Get to know the world’s northernmost capital on this exciting and compact extension, where we’ve included a tour of the city’s highlights and an excursion to the luxuriant and milky-blue waters of the famed Blue Lagoon. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for free time to shop along the Laugavegur promenade and to try Iceland’s intriguing cuisine. Most adventurers who visit Iceland vow to return, and do. Here’s your chance to see why Reykjavík is a city you must know — in true Vantage style.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations in Reykjavík at the Fosshotel Reykjavík (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Blue Lagoon excursion
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: Blue Lagoon is located in a sprawling, 800-year-old lava field in the heart of the Reykjanes Peninsula — a UNESCO Global Geopark
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Iceland’s capital

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Iceland, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Reykjavík and get settled in

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport by a representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Get settled in and enjoy a Welcome Briefing and Dinner tonight with your fellow expeditioners.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Visit the Blue Lagoon

Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore the highlights of fascinating Reykjavík — from the striking architecture that peppers its streets to the various public art installations that adorn the waterfront. Lunch is on your own before it’s time to visit one of the island's top attractions: the Blue Lagoon. Take in your spectacular surroundings while basking in these famous warm, milky-blue waters, the perfect rejuvenating ritual. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Enjoy a day at leisure in Reykjavík to explore as you please

You’ll have an entire day at leisure to explore more of this small but impactful city. If you plan ahead, utilize our worldwide Concierge service to coordinate any activities in the area, or get to them on your own today. Some recommendations include a visit to the Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery, or visit Laugavegur Street, the city’s premiere thoroughfare for shopping. Alternatively, perhaps you'll opt for a hike to take in the phenomenon of the recently-erupted Fagradalsfjall volcano. Tonight, you’ll join Day 2 of the base tour and meet other expeditioners at a Welcome Reception.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Kilkenny, Ireland (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $366 PER DAY

Step back in time to Kilkenny, where medieval history lives on through jaw-dropping architecture and museums. For the duration of your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the chambers and parklands of Lyrath Estate Hotel, your luxurious accommodation on the outskirts of the city. Plus, enjoy a private train tour from Black Abbey to Kilkenny Castle and learn about Kilkenny’s evolution from merchant town to brewing centre to craft capital. Don’t miss this perfect way to top off your discoveries in Northern Europe!

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights' accommodations in Kilkenny at the esteemed Lyrath Estate Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • 2 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 17:

Depart Dublin and discover Kilkenny’s highlights

This morning after breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to Dublin and set off for Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s most charming yet smallest cities, and home to several historic buildings and a number of breweries. You’ll start our tour with a photo stop at the Black Abbey, built in 1225, before continuing on by mini-train to Kilkenny Castle, a sprawling 12th-century manor and the onetime residence of several royal families.

Afterwards, we’ll explore the Kilkenny of more modern times — an arts and crafts hub — as you’ll soon uncover at the Kilkenny Design Centre, home of the National Design & Craft Gallery. This will be the perfect place to pick up gifts and specialty items before lunch on your own in the village.

Upon checking in to your hotel, you may enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the stunning Lyrath Estate. At this 17th-century manor house, you’ll enjoy all-modern amenities with a true sense of history and luxury.

Dinner is at the hotel tonight.

Included Features:

  • Kilkenny city tour
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle via mini train

Cultural Discovery:

  • Visit the Kilkenny Design Centre

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 18:

Pursue your own interests in Kilkenny

The day is yours to explore Kilkenny as you wish. Perhaps you’ll explore the grounds of the magnificent Lyrath Estate Hotel, seeking out wildlife on its 170 acres of parkland, take part in an onsite falconry experience, unwind with a spa treatment, or head to the Leisure Centre for a swim. Alternatively, you might choose to go on an excursion to nearby Jerpoint Park, Jenkinston Woods, Kells Priory, and more — your City Host will be happy to assist.

Dinner is included at your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Fly home

After breakfast, transfer to the Dublin airport for your flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Kilkenny, Ireland (Pre-Trip)

FROM $999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

Step back in time to Kilkenny, where medieval history lives on through jaw-dropping architecture and museums. For the duration of your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the chambers and parklands of Lyrath Estate Hotel, your luxurious accommodation on the outskirts of the city. Plus, enjoy a private train tour from Black Abbey to Kilkenny Castle and learn about Kilkenny’s evolution from merchant town to brewing centre to craft capital. Don’t miss this perfect way to top off your discoveries in Northern Europe!

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights' accommodations in Kilkenny at the esteemed Lyrath Estate Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • 2 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Ireland’s capital

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Dublin, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Dublin and make your way to Kilkenny

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport by a representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in Kilkenny — the magnificent Lyrath Estate Hotel. At this 17th-century manor house, you’ll enjoy all-modern amenities with a true sense of history and luxury.

Get settled in and enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight with your fellow expeditioners.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Pursue your own interests in Kilkenny

The day is yours to explore Kilkenny as you wish. Perhaps you’ll explore the grounds of the Lyrath Estate Hotel, seeking out wildlife on its 170 acres of parkland, take part in an onsite falconry experience, unwind with a spa treatment, or head to the Leisure Centre for a swim. Alternatively, you might choose to go on an excursion to nearby Jerpoint Park, Jenkinston Woods, Kells Priory, and more — your City Host will be happy to assist.

Dinner is included at your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Discover Kilkenny’s highlights

This morning after breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to Dublin and set off for Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s most charming yet smallest cities, and home to several historic buildings and a number of breweries. You’ll start our tour with a photo stop at the Black Abbey, built in 1225, before continuing by mini-train to Kilkenny Castle, a sprawling 12th-century manor and the onetime residence of several royal families.

Afterwards, we’ll explore the Kilkenny of more modern times — an arts and crafts hub — as you’ll soon uncover at the Kilkenny Design Centre, home of the National Design & Craft Gallery. This will be the perfect place to pick up gifts and specialty items before lunch on your own in the village.

This afternoon, you’ll return to Dublin to join Day 2 of the base tour and meet other expeditioners at a Welcome Reception.

Included Features:

  • Kilkenny city tour
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle via mini train

Cultural Discovery:

  • Visit the Kilkenny Design Centre

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Reykjavík, Iceland (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,499 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $500 PER DAY

Iceland’s tidy and small city is a wonder to explore on its own, though it’s often (and rightly!) the gateway for the country’s hot springs and breathtaking fjords and unspoiled scenery. Get to know the world’s northernmost capital on this exciting and compact extension, where we’ve included a tour of the city’s highlights and an excursion to the luxuriant and milky-blue waters of the famed Blue Lagoon. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for free time to shop along the Laugavegur promenade and to try Iceland’s intriguing cuisine. Most adventurers who visit Iceland vow to return, and do. Here’s your chance to see why Reykjavík is a city you must know — in true Vantage style.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations in Reykjavík at the Fosshotel Reykjavík (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Blue Lagoon excursion
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: Blue Lagoon is located in a sprawling, 800-year-old lava field in the heart of the Reykjanes Peninsula — a UNESCO Global Geopark
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 17:

Visit the Blue Lagoon

Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore the highlights of fascinating Reykjavík — from the striking architecture that peppers its streets to the various public art installations that adorn the waterfront. Lunch is on your own before it’s time to visit one of the city’s top attractions: the Blue Lagoon. Take in your spectacular surroundings while basking in these famous warm, milky-blue waters… the perfect rejuvenating ritual. Dinner is on your own tonight.

DAY 18:

Enjoy a day at leisure in Reykjavík to explore as you please

You’ll have an entire day at leisure to explore more of this small but impactful city. If you plan ahead, utilize our worldwide Concierge service to coordinate any activities in the area, or get to them on your own today. Some recommendations include a visit to the Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery, or visit Laugavegur Street, the city’s premiere thoroughfare for shopping. Alternatively, perhaps you'll opt for a hike to take in the phenomenon of the recently-erupted Fagradalsfjall volcano. Tonight, you’ll join Day 2 of the base tour and meet other expeditioners at a Welcome Reception.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Return home

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Reykjavík’s airport for your return flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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Journey Celtic Voyage: Reykjavik to Dublin Dublin to Reykjavik
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 Departure Comparison May-Jun Jun
Per Diem $625 $940
Included Tours and Special Features 25 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $2,100
Door-To-Door All-Inclusive fare.
Excursions included
More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Thingvellir National Park, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and Giant’s Causeway  Not specified on webpage
 Complimentary services of a Vantage Deluxe Concierge to assist with all your personal requests before and during your adventure  
 Vessel Size  Our ocean discovery vessel, the m/s Ocean Odyssey has 15 solo cabins (11 for expedition cruises) and 15 triple-occupancy cabins each, with a maximum capacity of under 150 passengers on each sailing.    Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio.
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 Cruise-Only Price*  $9,999 $9,400  Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
# of Days   16  10
Meals 38 meals: 15 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 13 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
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