The idyllic small town of Dunmore East bay on a  beautiful sunny day.

A Walk through the Viking Triangle

Travel to Waterford city and begin a walking tour of the Viking triangle. Then enjoy a visit to Bishop’s Palace and the Medieval Museum.

Included in your cruise
  • Travel to Waterford.
  • Walking Tour of the Viking Triangle.
  • Admission to Bishop’s Palace.
  • Medieval Museum.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

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  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

The Vikings founded Waterford around 1,100 years ago. It had extensive trading links with Viking settlements overseas. Later, in the year 1170, the city was overtaken by the Normans. They sealed their victory through the marriage of their leader Strongbow to Aoife, daughter of the King of Leinster. Learn the history of this fascinating city as your guide walks you through its narrow winding streets. Your guided tour will take you past some of the six national monuments dating back from 1190 through 1783. Until about 1700, Reginald’s Tower was the strongpoint of the medieval defensive walls that enclosed the city. See the Greyfriars Medieval Franciscan friary and continue to the Medieval Museum. The museum is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and incorporates two medieval chambers, the 13th-century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. The Bishop’s Palace charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970 and gives wonderful insight into the history of what was Ireland’s second-largest city until the 1750s. The museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s and contains many items of national and international significance, including the only surviving Bonaparte ‘mourning cross’, which was one of 12 produced upon Napoleon Bonaparte’s death in 1821. It also contains the Penrose decanter, the oldest surviving piece of Waterford Crystal, which dates back to 1789. Following this enjoyable walk, explore the city center at your own pace.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Walking information: Walking during free time is at guest’s discretion. Walking on guided walking tour is approximately 1 mile.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.