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7 days / nights boat charter
Night of your choice : Hodson Bay Hotel
Nights 8&9: Chief O`Neills, Dublin .
Imagine days spent meandering effortlessly through some of the most wonderful scenery in Ireland, gentle hours passed far from the madding crowds of everyday life, gliding past ancient monasteries, fairyforts and Celtic settlements.... This idyllic dream is realised when you enjoy your honeymoon of seven nights aboard one of our modern and elegant Caprice boats, the easiest and best way of cruising the magnificent River Shannon. The heart of Ireland is yours to discover as you embark upon this most memorable of river cruises.
A shuttle bus will await you at Dublin airport, and after a pleasant drive through the rolling Irish midlands you will arrive at your marina in either Portumna or Carrick-on-Shannon. After a personal training session you are your own captain on board – the boats are so easy to handle that no licence is required and many of our guests are “first timers”. Cruising at five miles an hour, your time is your own as you glide along, settling into an altogether peaceful way of life – you will soon find yourself totally relaxed and refreshed.
The River Shannon itself is the most extensive inland waterway in Ireland and Britain, set amongst a spectacular landscape which is shrouded in legends, myths and the gentle mists of time. Little has changed over the centuries - Norman Keeps and Viking Towers still keep watch as your boat sails through the unspoilt waterways of the Shannon. You have the choice to avail of the wide variety of activities available in the area: scenic trail rides and lakeshore treks, championship golf courses, rich fishing in the Shannon, or unequalled bird watching.
Each village has easily accessible landing stages which use free of charge before heading for the nearest pub. After a few days out on deck, enjoying the tranquillity and unhurried pace of life on the River Shannon, you can look forward to staying at the popular Hodson Bay Hotel, with its own private hotel pier. Your superior honeymoon room will overlook Lough Ree, its islands and the green Irish countryside. After a romantic dinner at the award-winning L`Escale Restaurant, the Waterfront Bar is the ideal place to relax with a pint of fresh Guinness.
After a memorable seven days on the water your shuttle bus will return you Dublin airport, from where it is only a short taxi ride into the city centre of Dublin. The stylish Chief O`Neills hotel is an institution in Dublin - Ireland`s finest contemporary design, and customary Irish hospitality are only part of the hotel`s uniqueness.
Take a trip skyward in the glass lift the top of The Chimney Viewing Tower. The existing 185 ft old Chimney has been topped with a two tiered glass enclosed viewing platform, and provides a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. The Jameson Brewery is next door to the hotel, and the Guinness storehouse, one of Dublin`s main tourist attractions is just across the River Liffey. To explore Dublin`s nightlife, Temple Bar is the place to go. Dublin`s cultural centre, the area harbours many small clubs, cafes, galleries and museums.
After two nights in Dublin, bid farewell to Dublin and Ireland.
You will probably have enjoyed your week cruising on the River Shannon Ireland so much that you are keen to spend more time sampling Ireland`s many delights... why not prolong your stay and combine your week sailing with a self drive tour around Ireland green and spectacular country side.
Any of the honeymoon packages arranged by 1 2 Travel can be combined to create that individually tailored honeymoon of a lifetime....