Welcome to Ireland, the island of emerald color. A country suspended between the real and the imaginary, a land in which, more than any other place, fairy tales, myths and legends stand. This is the place where the most famous natural products are the Beer and the Whiskey, where today's heroes are those who come on the field for the Six Nations Tournament, where every person you meet greets you. Navigation on the Lakes on the Shannon and Erne rivers will make you discover incredible natural landscapes with pastures and woods that gently descend and reach the river. Along the way, you will discover ancient monuments and castles that combine Celtic, Romanesque and Norman architecture to end the evening in traditional Irish meeting places, in one of the local pubs to sip a pint of Murphy's or a delicious Irish coffee. Ireland is undoubtedly one of the most famous destinations for river tourism in the world. Discover Ireland on a houseboat where you can be the captain (no skipper needed)!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Carrick on Shannon, Ireland|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 2:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 am on the following Saturday|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
From €2.705 per houseboat
|CRUISE AND MINI-CRUISE TIPS||
Portumna - Killaloe - Portumna
Carrick on Shannon - Lanesborough - Carrick on Shannon
|Language||International crew and guests.|
Day 1: Check-in
Carrick-on-Shannon, our home base in the north, is one of the most important centers for river tourism in the whole of Ireland. Due to its strategic position it is an indispensable passage between the north and south of the Shannon basin. You can take a short boating excursion on Lake Key, it will take you to one of the most photographed places in the area, you will pass by Castel Island. This beautiful destination allows you to relax, explore the natural surroundings and historic buildings, and admire the beautiful landscapes. Check-in at 14:00.
Routes to the River Erne and Lake Allen depart from Carrick on Shannon. On the canal that connects the two rivers, the environment is completely different, in this stretch characterized by rolling hills, navigation takes place between lakes with crystal clear waters and wooded banks that reach the water. The numerous presence of pine trees makes it seem to be in a boat on alpine lakes. The first places you will encounter will be Leitrim, a quiet and graceful village where you can take beautiful walks or bike rides in the various nature trails to choose from, and Drumshanbo, a typical Irish village that boasts three churches that can be visited or you can take advantage of the walks along the lake.
Today we continue with the navigation to Ballinamore where you will have the opportunity to do many activities such as hiking trails around the city, take a bicycle or visit the equestrian center. Then you can stop in Ballyconnell, a picturesque town where you will find many traditional restaurants and pubs.
Today you will visit Belturbet very quiet and welcoming, in the center you can visit the beautiful church of Staghal. Following the river you will arrive in Enniskillen, ideal for taking a walk and discovering its monuments and castles.
Continuing navigation, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Belleek, a small village famous for its porcelain production and to see the lovely Caldwell Castle.
Then if you want to reach the beautiful Portumna located in the northern part of Lake Derg, famous for its castle, destination of King James I and Queen Elizabeth I of England, you have to start from Carrick on Shannon towards Dromod and passing through Roosky, an important fluvilae port. excellent for fishing, Tarmonbarry rich in many vestiges of the past, and Lanesborough, an important center of Christianity.
The cruise continues through Athlone rich in cultural and historical heritage, where you can admire the landscape along the river, Clonmacnoise surrounded by nature you will discover various monuments such as the ruins of the cathedral and the castle, and the treasures of Banagher's past, such as the Clonony castle. You will arrive up to the wonderful Portumna which deserves to be visited.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled in the morning by 09:00.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on safety weather conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MAGNIFIQUE
Double rooms and two rooms with single beds convertible in double. All beds are longer than 200cm and all mattresses have been improved in quality and thickness. USB and domestic electric plugs available at every time to recharge your devices or use a hairdryer. Three en suite bathrooms with electrical WC, water basin and shower.
Spacious living room with wide sofa easily convertible in double bed thanks to the gas pneumatic table legs. Improved visibility from the saloon due to new windows design, and easy access to Fly bridge due to a new stairs and layers design. The full kitchen/galley includes a large microwave, an electric kitchen, a domestic size refrigerator, and for the first time on board on our fleet, a huge washing machine and a kettle. Fly deck is wide and flat, with fix table and seats with led lights.
|Cabins||4 double + dinette|
|Berths||8 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||1.000 lt|
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MINUETTO 6+
This modern boat is ideal for 6 persons but thanks to the convertible dinette can comfortably take up to 8 persons on board. It’s a great boat with a lot of outstanding space to relax and take sun. There’s a fully equipped L-shaped kitchen, a gorgeous saloon with radio/CD player, and a huge elevated sundeck big enough for everyone aboard to relax. Available for wheelchairs (on request).
|Cabins||3 double + dinette|
|Berths||6 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||920 lt|
|Extra||Available for wheelchairs (on request)|
BeBlue reserves the right to substitute the boat presented in the catalog ( or not included in the catalog ) with another boat of similar class and characteristics.