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Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
day 1 Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland
Dublin is a city of delights and surprises. Stroll across the Ha’Penny Bridge to Trinity College for a glimpse of the Book of Kells. Step inside the 11th century Dublin Castle. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery for a taste of Irish history. And embrace the beauty of Dublin Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
day 2 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Probably best known as the birthplace of the Titanic, Belfast was a hub for not only shipbuilding but also tobacco processing, rope-making and Irish linen in the early 20th century. Today the old shipyards are giving way to luxury apartments in what is known as the Titanic Quarter, home to the Titanic Belfast Centre, a beautiful star-shaped building covering the Titanic’s construction. Other must-sees include the Ulster Folk Museum and the Belfast Cathedral, as well as numerous award-winning restaurants and bars.
12:00 PM TO 10:00 PM
Dock within walking distance of Old Town and marvel at a place where people mow their roofs and 17th century buildings are considered young. Listen to echoes of Old Norse in the language of shopkeepers and passersby as you shop for warm knit sweaters made from the islands’ distinctive wool.
8:00 AM TO 9:00 PM
day 6 Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town. This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species. The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town.
6:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
day 7 Djupivogur, Iceland
The charming village of Djupivogur has been in existence since 1589. It is surrounded by a lovely coastline including black, red or beige colored beaches, waterfalls, impressive mountains and is the gateway to the Jokulsarion Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most popular attractions due to its stunning beauty. Another must-see site is the Bulandsnes Bird Sanctuary, beloved among bird watchers around the world and home to 50 species of birds.
12:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
day 8 Heimaey Island, Iceland
Witness a world still in transition. Circle Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which rose from the sea in the 1960s. Next up, Heimaey, where a volcanic eruption created a modern-day Pompeii in 1973.
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