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2018 CONN'S IRELAND
LUXURY SHANNON RIVER CRUISE
7 DAYS
SHANNON PRINCESS II
CITSP1

2018 EXCLUSIVE SHANNON RIVER CRUISE
Personalized & Customized
SHANNON PRINCESS II

7 DAYS
BETWEEN ATHLONE & KILLALOE
MAXIMUM 10 PERSONS

Personalized & Customized Cruising

BACK for 2018! Barge Cruise Vacations in Europe start with a barging cruise on Ireland's River Shannon onboard the exclusive and newly built luxury river barge, the SHANNON PRINCESS II . The most outstanding European luxury river cruise vacation experience! Float on the 10 passenger luxury river barge SHANNON PRINCESS II and enjoy delightful friendly service, outstanding foods and wines, memorable and charming ambiance and a river of unspoiled beauty.

Shannon Princess


    RELAX - UNWIND - ENJOY

    Knowing that the skilled skipper of the SHANNON PRINCESS II and her crew are attending to your every wish on your river barging vacation in Ireland.

Shannon Princess


    The River Shannon..........for a relaxing barging vacation. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern living, lies the lordly river Shannon. A profusion of lakes and streams, meandering effortlessly through some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. The most extensive inland waterway in Ireland and Britain, with over 300km of navigable flowing waters. The Shannon is set amidst one of Europe's most environmentally pure and spectacular landscapes. Its tranquil atmosphere and unhurried pace invites you to completely unwind and savour the pleasures of floating through Ireland's inland waterways and explore the legends and myths.

    What better way to explore the very heart of Ireland than cruising on the lovely SHANNON PRINCESS II. Unshroud a river wrapped in legends, myths and the gentle mists of time. Slip through a countryside little changed over the centuries as we pass by Ancient monasteries, prehistoric Cities, Fairy forts and Celtic Villages. Norman Keeps and Viking Towers cast a watchful eye on the SHANNON PRINCESS II as she floats through the unspoiled waterways of the Shannon River. Set your watch to Shannon time, as wandering waters pass fishermen, wild deer and grazing horses. Kingfishers and wild orchids splash colour across our day. Gliding birds of prey swoop and dive for leaping salmon on their way upstream. We pass through locks, bridges, forest park and ancient mountains as we set our course for any of the charming villages on the banks of the River Shannon.

    Visit intriguing historical sites, pretty towns and villages, gentle hills and dappled woods, all while the River Shannon provides an absorbing trail to follow. Sleepy villages are transformed by the presence of awesome castles, prehistoric remains, ruined abbeys & churches, ancient town walls & legends of a lost age.


    Cruise Accommodation & Comfort

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    Luxury Barge Cruise Accommodation: SHANNON PRINCESS II is a 105 x 19 foot newly built barge extensively fitted out in 2003 as a powerful but elegant 10 passenger barge. Accommodation is on two decks. On the main accommodation deck are 5 equal but individually designed twin or double cabins. All are riverside cabins with large opening picture windows and bright airy bathrooms. Forward of the guest cabins is a spacious saloon area, with its own fore deck sun area. On the top deck is a large panoramic sun deck. Fully equipped bathrooms onboard. Spaciously designed cabins - all riverside with large opening picture windows.

    ELEGANT DISHES - SUBLIME FLAVORS - MUST HAVE DESSERTS

    Prepare to be seduced by only the finest and freshest ingredients, gathered at farm shops and country markets along the Shannon and of course from the sea. Our menus also offer a low fat, healthy eating option, (special dietary requirements can be attended to). Tease your taste buds with some of our signature dishes. Breakfast on a black velvet crepe | crepes made with Guinness and roast organic raspberries and drizzled with a warm champagne sauce. Feast on a lunch of braised wild boar, served with sloe gin sauce and crab apple dumplings. Each meal is an occasion served on fine porcelain, with delicate Irish crystal and crisp linens, all accompanied by excellent European and new world wines and of course indulgent Irish Liqueurs.

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      WINE - all of energy and character. On the SHANNON PRINCESS II, we enjoy the pleasure of sharing the fruits of our World search for great wines. Wines served are both new and old world wines, but all of energy and character. Spicy Rijocas from Spain, Crisp Rieslings from Germany. Bold fruity Merlots from South Australia, & Zingy Chardonnays from South Africa CHEESE - Locally produced Irish cheese makers are at the forefront of a new and diverse food culture. Farmhouse cheeses are unique to each cheese maker, his/her farm and milk herd. These cheeses are a taste of Ireland's salty breezes, her lush grasses of hills and valleys, & delicate wild herbs growing in riverside meadows. On the SHANNON PRINCESS II we choose our cheeses from creative crafts people with a true love of food.

      SHORE EXCURSIONS

      Birr Castle - Family seat of the Earls of Rosse. Glorious castle gardens and museum surround an imposing gothic castle. Ireland's historic science center.

      Clonmacnoise - Mythical ancient burial ground of the high kings of Tara and Connaught. Atmospheric 6th century monastic settlement.

      Galway - A lively Anglo-Norman university city and cultural center of Irish speaking regions in the west of Ireland. Situated at the head of Galway Bay overlooking the Aran Islands, Galway is home to many summer festivals, including the famed Oyster Festival, Horse Racing Festival and arts, film and theatre festivals.

      Craggaunowen - Prehistoric Bronze Age site (1,000 BC) designed to bring Irish and Celtic history to life.

      Leap Castle - Avail of a personal guided tour by the owners of the castle, the Ryan family, while being entertained with the best of traditional Irish music.

      PRE-CRUISE DUBLIN PACKAGE: One or Two Nights
      Extend your Ireland Tour with one or two nights in Dublin, Ireland's Capital. Package includes: Private Taxi Transfer from airport to hotel, Irish Coffee, Dublin City Sightseeing Tour, and porterage at airport and hotel.
      Click here: Dublin's Fair City Package



      WE'VE ADDED FUN, FEATURES & SECURITY TO YOUR TOUR!
      You'll See more, Experience more & Get More out of each cruising day!

      YOUR LUXURY CRUISE INCLUDES:
      • Arrival and departure transfers from Meeting Point in Dublin
      • Guided Sightseeing Tours
      • Accommodation with private bathroom for 6 nights
      • All Meals
      • All Wine
      • Open Bar On Board
      • Conn's Ireland Souvenir Gift
      • Maximum 10 Tour Members
      • Dedicated Motrocoach and Driver-Guide conduct the shore excusrions
      Irish History Books - to prepre you for your tour
      • Michelin Ireland Fold Out Road Map
      • Government Taxes at 13.5% and 9%

      7 Day LUXURY SHANNON RIVER CRUISE
      CITSP1 - SHANNON PRINCESS II
      LUXURY River Cruise

      Only 10 Tour Members

      LAND TOUR PRICE: $4,400 & $5,050
      price is per person sharing double/twin cabin
      Single Cabin Supplement : $1,500 & $1,700


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      Shannon Princess


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      Cruise Tour Dates: This package will operate between April 22 & through September 23, 2018. Seven Day Cruises start every Sunday from your Dublin Hotel or Dublin Airport and end in Dublin or at Dublin Airport the following Saturday.


      2018 CRUISE PRICING
      Departure Return Cruise Capacity Sale Price Status Single
      Occupancy
      Supplement
      Tour #
      Sunday
      April 22
      Through
      May 6
      Saturday FIVE SUITES
      TEN PERSONS
      (10)
      $4,400 CALL
      FOR
      AVAILABILITY
      Available
      $1,500 CITSP1L
      Sunday
      May 13
      Through
      September 23
      Saturday FIVE SUITES
      TEN PERSONS
      (10)
      $5,050 CALL
      FOR
      AVAILABILITY
      80% SOLD
      ALREADY
      $1,700 CITSP1H


        We may not be the least expensive tour product but WE ARE THE BEST!

        All prices shown are per person
        based on sharing twin/double suite with private bath.
        LAND TOUR PRICES - AIR FARE IS ADDITIONAL

        Price for single occupancy room is also shown.


        PAY BY CHECK DISCOUNT:
        If you wish to pay the land tour price BY PERSONAL CHECK, you can deduct 3% from the Land Tour Price shown in RED. Tour Deposit may be made by credit card but remaining tour balance must be paid by personal check to receive discount. Call us at 253 752 0448 to take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER! Call now to book!

      Conn says: "Sign up right away as these cruise dates will fill fast!"
      To confirm your place on the tour you will need to do the following:
      • Call Conn and provide him with your personal information
      • Pay a Non-Refundable 35% Individual Deposit
      • Pay Your Travel Insurance Premium At The Same Time

      Call Conn at 253 752 0448
      Email: Conn@ConnsIreland.com



      Combine This Cruise with a Prsonalized Small Group Escorted Tour with Conn!
      Three Escorted Tours lead by Conn


      WE ARE NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOUR REFERRALS!