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Dublin, the cosmopolitan capital of Ireland, is situated on the country’s beautiful east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination owes its character to magnificent Georgian buildings, an outstanding literary heritage, and a collection of renowned museums.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• The Guinness Story and Dublin City
• Glendalough and the Irish Countryside
• Malahide Castle
A tour of Dublin isn’t complete without a stop at the Guinness Storehouse, a popular tourist attraction in St. James' Gate Brewery, home of Guinness beer since 1759. On this MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll visit the birthplace of this famous Irish stout, celebrated for its dark colour and characteristic tang. Discover the history of Ireland’s most iconic beer, aided by exciting multi-media displays. Afterwards, visit the Gravity Bar on the seventh floor, for a thirst-quenching pint and views of the city.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion through the serene Irish countryside, stopping at Glendalough's monastic ruins. Head south to the Wicklow Mountains with its gorgeous green glens, which the country is famous for. Visit County Wicklow, also known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape. Afterwards, stop at the monastic site of Glendalough, a former 19th-century pilgrimage, surrounded by peaceful hills and lakes.
Malahide Castle, just minutes from Dublin, is an MSC Cruises excursion designed for the whole family! Constructed in the 12th-century, the castle has a classic storybook appearance, thanks to its majestic towers and heavenly botanical gardens. Housing part of the Portrait Collection, on loan from the National Gallery, you’ll take in paintings of the Talbot family and the Irish rebel Wolfe Tone. Afterwards, you’ll venture to the town of Malahide and Howth, where you’ll stop by a local pub!