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オークニー諸島の輝く首都
セントマグナス大聖堂
古い港

北欧クルーズ一覧はこちら

Kirkwall/Orkney Is.

ストーンズ・オブ・ステネス

MSCクルーズで、個性的で独立心旺盛なオークニー諸島へのクルーズはいかがでしょう。 オーカディアンにとって、メインランドとはスコットランドではなく、オークニー諸島で最大の島のことです。その歴史はスカンジナビアと密接な関係があります。

 オークニー諸島の首都カークウォールには、間違いなくスコットランド北部で最高の中世の建物、美しい砂岩の大聖堂があります。 この街には2つの中心地があります。1つは街の北端にある古い港で、一年中島々を行き交うフェリーが航行しています。そしてもう1つが敷石のメインストリートで、この通りは港から南にある大聖堂へと向かう間に名前が4回も変わります。 カークウォールの中心地に建つセントマグナス大聖堂の眺めは、この街で一番魅力的なものです。

赤い砂岩を用いて建てられた美しい建物は、バイキングのロンバルト伯が、1117年にいとこホーコンの命で殺された叔父マグナスを讃えるため、1137年に建築を始めました。 大聖堂の南には、12世紀以来オークニー司教の邸宅であった司教宮殿の今は荒廃した遺跡があります。 現在目にできるのは、そのほとんどが16世紀のエジンバラ大学創始者ロバート・リード司教の時代のものです。 狭いらせん階段を登ると、その最上段から大聖堂やカークウォールの町並みを見渡せる素晴らしい眺めを楽しむことができます。

MSC北欧クルーズでは、新石器時代の儀式に使われたと考えられているオークニー諸島で最も重要な遺跡の中心部を訪れる寄港地観光もお楽しみいただけます。 最も印象的なものがストーンズ・オブ・ステネスで、本来は12本の岩の板が円を描いて立っていたうちの4本だけが今に残っています。見た目の薄さからは驚くほど高さがあり、一番高いものは16フィートもあります。 

Must see places in Kirkwall

Discover our excursions

6件ヒットしました

  • KIRKWALL WALKING TOUR

    CITY TOUR
    • Limited seats

    • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

      Difficulty Level
      Strenuous

    • 所要時間
      2:30 時間

    • 大人$36お一人様料金

    • 小人$25お一人様料金

    KWL01

    This walking tour offers an opportunity to explore some of the most fascinating architectural sites on the Orkney Isles on foot. Transfer to Kirkwall town and then start at Kirkwall pier a leisurely stroll will take you through the historical old town of Kirkwall, the Viking capital of the Orkney Islands. The magnificent 12th-century, red sandstone cathedral of St. Magnus, known locally as the gLight of the Northh, is the first stop on the tour. Nearby there are many narrow, winding streets and lanes, which have hardly altered at all over the centuries. Afterwards, the tour continues to the ruined Bishopfs Palace and then to the Earlfs Palace, one of Scotlandfs most elegant Renaissance buildings. The tour concludes at Tankerness House Gardens, where you will have time to visit the museum or take a stroll around the town before returning to the ship. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. On special events or in case of religious celebrations, the visit to the Cathedral may be cancelled; guides will give information outside the venue. Conservative attire recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The Museum is closed on Sunday.
  • SKARA BRAE & SKAILL HOUSE

    CULTURE AND HISTORY
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • 所要時間
      3 時間

    • 大人$65お一人様料金

    • 小人$47お一人様料金

    KWL05

    Come and discover the beautiful west coast of Orkneyfs Mainland and a major prehistoric site: Skara Brae. The scenic coach ride to this UNESCO World Heritage Site ? one of the best preserved Neolithic villages in Northern Europe that even predates Stonehenge ? will take you through rich farmland, rolling hills and stark moors. Occupied from c. 3,180 B.C. to 2,500 B.C., Skara Brae remained hidden under a large knoll until a severe storm in 1850 uncovered the outline of several roofless buildings. The collection of Skara Brae artefacts displayed at the visitorsf centre includes tools, beads, pottery and objects made of whalebone that reflect the regionfs tough seafaring economy. The site still affords a good idea of how the village must once have looked, while the houses themselves illustrate the rigours of prehistoric life. The next stop will then see you visit the nearby Skaill House, a lovely residence built in 1620. You will also pass the great Neolithic henge called the Ring of Brodgar en route to a photo stop at the ancient Standing Stones of Stenness, another Neolithic monument that was erected more than 5,000 years ago. Your prehistoric tour ends with your return to the ship and all the comforts of modern life. Please note: the number of guides in languages other than English is limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. The walk from the coach car park to Skara Brae and back from Skaill House is around 1,000 m on a fairly good path, although it is sometimes exposed to the harsh weather.
  • ORKNEY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

    NATURAL WONDERS
    • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • 所要時間
      3:30 時間

    • 大人$50お一人様料金

    • 小人$36お一人様料金

    KWL02

    Experience a haven of wildlife, breathtaking panoramas and fascinating history during this scenic island exploration. On leaving Kirkwall, you will head north via Finstown and the Parish of Evie to then enjoy stunning views across Eynhallow Sound to the island of Rousay. Skirting the nearby Birsay Moors RSPB Reserve (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), the next stop is the sandy beach at Birsay Bay with views of the imposing cliffs at Marwick head and, if you are lucky, you may even spot some of the seals in the bay! Travelling inland we make our way to the gHeart of Neolithic Orkneyh, which was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The tour concludes by taking you along the beautiful coastline of the historical bay of Scapa Flow while your guide relates the sort of dramatic wartime stories that have made this one of the best known stretches of water in the world. You will then return to Kirkwall and your ship. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursionsf Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.
  • ANCIENT STANDING STONES & DRAMATIC
    CLIFFS

    SCENIC ROUTE
    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • 所要時間
      2:30 時間

    • 大人$58お一人様料金

    • 小人$43お一人様料金

    KWL07

    Treat yourself to an exciting tour that will take you to discover some of Orkneyfs natural wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites ? from wild cliff-top seascapes to ancient stone circles set within the peaceful countryside. On leaving the quayside in Kirkwall, your tour begins with a panoramic drive through the pastoral landscape along the west coast of Mainland, the largest of the Orkney Islands, to reach the magnificent red sandstone cliffs of Yesnaby. Some of the islandfs most spectacular scenery can be enjoyed from this vantage point high above the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, the sea stack known as the gOld Man of Hoyh and even the Scottish mainland can be seen in the distance. Continuing on to the gHeart of Neolithic Orkneyh ? an area designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 ? you will first pay a visit to the huge ceremonial stone circle known as the Ring of Brodgar, which is situated on a strip of land separating Lochs Harray and Stenness that is known as the Ness of Brodgar. This astonishing Neolithic monument is the third-largest of its kind in the British Isles and was created roughly 4,500 years ago. Once thought to have formed a perfect circle made up of 60 stones, the 27 remaining stones are an impressive reminder of the ingenuity and endeavour of these ancient islanders. On the return drive back to Kirkwall and your ship, you will also pass the imposing Standing Stones of Stenness, one of the earliest henges in Britain dating back around 5,000 years. Please note: the number of guides in languages other than English is limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
  • ISLAND DRIVE

    SCENIC ROUTE
    • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • 所要時間
      2:30 時間

    • 大人$47お一人様料金

    • 小人$32お一人様料金

    KWL09

    This scenic drive takes us on leisurely exploration of Orkney, from fascinating First World War and Second World War relics on the South Isles to remarkable West Mainland World Heritage. Discover an island haven abounding with breathtaking vistas, captivating history and astonishing ancient wonders. Departing quayside Kirkwall we travel through the pastoral landscape of Orkney’s East Mainland and along the southeast shore of historic Scapa Flow, the chief base of the British naval fleet in World War I and World War II. We cross the first of the four Churchill Barriers, causeways built during World War II to protect the eastern approaches of Scapa Flow and to connect the South Isles to the Orkney Mainland. On the tiny island of Lamb Holm, we visit the beautifully hand-painted Italian Chapel. Built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II, the Chapel has been preserved as a symbol of peace and hope in times of strife, and Orkney’s enduring friendship with the soldiers from Italy. We continue to the West Mainland and into the Heart of Neolithic Orkney designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, where we stop for photos of the imposing Standing Stones of Stenness. Dating back more than 5,000 years, this archaeological treasure is one of the earliest stone circles in Britain. We then follow the northwest coastline of historic Scapa Flow and pause for a photo stop from the coach while our guide regales us with dramatic wartime stories which make this one of the best known natural harbours in the world. Finally, we return to our ship at Kirkwall. Please note: the number of guides in languages other than English is limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.
  • SAGAS, WAR STORIES & WHISKY

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    • Drink included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • 所要時間
      3:30 時間

    • 大人$80お一人様料金

    • 小人$0お一人様料金

    KWL03

    The first stop on this tour is the northernmost producer of Scotch whisky, the Highland Park Distillery founded in 1798. From humble beginnings as an illicit still, Highland Park has grown from strength to strength producing its prize-winning spirits. The guided tour of this distillery includes a brief film presentation and fittingly concludes with a traditional gpeedieh dram. A scenic drive along Scapa Flow then follows while your guide relates wartime stories of the time when Scapa Flow was the chief base of the British naval fleet in World Wars I and II. You will also cross the first of the four Churchill Barriers. These causeways were built during WWII to protect Scapa Flow to the east and connect the South Isles to the Orkney mainland. You will also visit the lovely hand-painted chapel on the tiny island of Lamb Holm. Built by Italian prisoners of war during WWII, the chapel stands as a symbol of peace and Orkneyfs enduring friendship with the soldiers from Italy. You will also have time to explore Orkneyfs capital of Kirkwall, which is dominated by the magnificent 12th-century St. Magnusf Cathedral, known as the gLight of the Northh. You will then return to the ship. Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. On special events, the visit to the Italian Chapel may be cancelled. During calls falling from July to mid-August, the production of whisky is stopped at Highland Park Distillery; guests will enjoy a short film. Guiding inside the distillery is only in English. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.Guests must be 18 years old to take part in this tour.

寄港地観光ツアーはMSCクルーズのお客様にそれぞれの寄港地で異なる観光ツアーを提供する目的で設定されているものです。上記の情報はあくまで事前案内であり、ツアー催行の有無は船上で最終的に決定されます。またツアー内容及び料金がクルーズ中に変更となる可能性がある旨、予めご了承ください。
 
寄港地観光ツアー及びアイテナリーは寄港地における諸事情や、その他不可抗力によるもの、当社が制御できない異例または予測不可能な状況によってツアー当日に変更/中止される場合があります。尚、寄港地観光ツアーは人気が高く、人数制限が設定されているツアーのある為、参加ご希望のお客様は事前のご予約をおすすめします。
 
尚、ツアー言語は英語のみとなり、他言語によるナレーションの有無についてはガイドの空き状況により異なります。南米クルーズのみ、ブラジルポルトガル語によるツアーを用意しています。ツアーの言語は最終的にクルーズ中に船上にて決定される旨、予めご了承ください。 

イギリス

神よ女王を護りたまえ
神よ女王を護りたまえ

イギリス、つまり グレートブリテン及び北アイルランド連合王国は、イングランド、ウェールズ、スコットランド、北アイルランドの4つの国で構成される多文化、多民族国家です。 例えば、スコットランド人やウェールズ人をイングリッシュ(イングランド人)と呼ぶのはタブーです。


真のロンドンを体験せずに、イギリス旅行は語れません。このイギリスの首都は誰もが必ず訪れる人気の寄港地です。 

活気溢れるビーチリゾートのブライトン、そしてイギリスで最も美しい中世の街並みが残るカンタベリーなど、それぞれの街が個性豊かな表情を見せてくれます。 


イングランドの南西部の見どころは、荒涼とした岩だらけのムーアランド(荒野)が広がるデヴォン州、岩だらけの海岸線が続くコーンウォール、歴史の薫り漂う温泉の街バース。イングランド中部では、大学の街、オックスフォードやケンブリッジが主な人気観光地です。 

北上すると、かつての工業都市マンチェスターやリバプールニューキャッスルがあります。これらの都市は、現在では、街の活性化が進み活気を取り戻しています。ヨークは美しい中世の街並みが残る歴史の宝庫。大自然を満喫するなら、イングランド北西部に広がるイギリス屈指の景勝地、湖水地方を訪れましょう。 


スコットランドの魅力は、渓谷や山頂、湖が織りなす自然美と西海岸に浮かぶ島々の雄大な風景グラスゴーエディンバライギリスで最も魅力的な街として知られています)から気軽にお出かけいただけます。 そして最後に、イギリスの旅のフィナーレを飾るのは、北アイルランド。首府ベルファストと壮大なジャイアンツ・コーズウェーを訪れます。