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Vista 04 Aug 2025 11 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Edinburgh (from Leith), Scotland - Invergordon - Lerwick (Shetland Islands) - Stornoway - Glasgow - Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland - Belfast, Northern Ireland -...
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Aurora 14 Aug 2025 16 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Cork - Waterford - Liverpool - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Greenock - Kirkwall - South Queensferry - Newcastle (Newcastle) - Southampton
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No-Fly 2026 Gems of the British Isles

Aurora 22 Jul 2026 16 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Cork - Waterford - Liverpool - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Glasgow (tours from Greenock) - Kirkwall - Edinburgh - Newcastle (Newcastle) - Southampton
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What to see in Waterford

In the southeast of Ireland lies Waterford, a city that is as rich in history as it is vibrant in its present-day culture. Established by the Vikings over a thousand years ago, Waterford has grown from its ancient roots into a bustling modern city, with its port playing a central role in its development.

One of the city's most renowned attractions is the House of Waterford Crystal. This famed facility is not just a showroom but a working factory where visitors can witness the intricate art of crystal making. Skilled artisans blow, cut and engrave crystal, creating exquisite pieces that are known worldwide. The guided factory tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and precision involved in producing Waterford Crystal. In the showroom, one can admire and purchase a variety of crystal items, from elegant glassware to unique art pieces. The experience is both educational and mesmerising, providing an insight into a craft that has been perfected over centuries.

For those interested in delving into Waterford’s Viking and medieval past, a visit to the Waterford Viking Triangle is a must. This cultural and heritage area of the city, encompassing the oldest part of Waterford, is a treasure trove of historic buildings and artefacts. The Waterford Treasures - Three Museums in the Viking Triangle - is a collective that tells the city's story through engaging exhibits and interactive displays. The Medieval Museum, housing remarkable medieval artefacts and architecture, including the Great Charter Roll of Waterford, is particularly impressive. Reginald’s Tower, another key attraction in the area, is the city’s most recognisable landmark and Ireland’s oldest civic building. It has served various purposes over the centuries, from a royal castle to a mint, and now houses an exhibition on Viking Waterford.

Another fascinating experience near Waterford Port is a stroll along the Quays. This vibrant area of the city, with its mix of modern and historic architecture, is perfect for a leisurely walk. The Quays have been central to Waterford’s economy and culture for centuries, and this history is reflected in the buildings and monuments along the waterfront. One can enjoy the views of the River Suir, which has been the lifeblood of the city and observe the bustle of the port. The area is also dotted with various pubs, cafes and restaurants, where one can indulge in local cuisine or enjoy a pint of Irish ale.


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