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Write your own lively tale of legends and iconic landscapes during this epic encounter with Ireland's treasures. We begin our journey in the whimsical capital of Dublin joining a Local Specialist to see the sights. Irish history takes centre stage this evening as we visit Glasnevin Trust for an informative and poignant tour with a Local Specialist where we'll hear stories about some of the country's bravest characters and enjoy a Welcome Reception of drinks and canapés with our fellow travellers and Travel Director.Welcome Reception

Hotel

Ballsbridge

Meals

Welcome Reception

Highlights

Dublin

Meander through the scenic countryside of County Wicklow, The Garden of Ireland, and on to New Ross - the ancestral home town of John F. Kennedy. Gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the starving Irish emigrants who boarded the Dunbrody Famine Ship to flee the potato famine before arriving in Waterford, where we'll stay overnight. This afternoon, we celebrate the centuries-old craft of flint glass creations during a Cultural Insight tour at the House of Waterford Crystal where we'll see talented master craftsmen at work.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Dooley's/Fitzwilton

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Waterford

Journey via the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, and pursue the 'gift of the gab' at Blarney Castle where you'll have a chance to kiss the famous stone. Arrive in Co. Kerry for a two night stay.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Killarney Towers/Manor West Tralee

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Blarney Castle

Ireland's breathtaking Ring of Kerry takes centre stage today as we embark on a scenic drive past its mountains, lakes and lush green countryside - unquestionably one of the most magical and varied places in Ireland. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and Black Valley, whose remoteness saw it become the last area in Ireland to receive electricity.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Ring of Kerry

Meandering through the windswept countryside with rugged landscapes, we arrive in Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. Enjoy views of St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and the 13th century King John's Castle at the heart of Limerick during your orientation tour. Delve into Ireland's fascinating day-to-day of life in the 18th and 19th centuries during an included visit this afternoon to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, before continuing to your hotel.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Radisson/Greenhills

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Adare

We journey to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the history of these imposing sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic waters below, brought to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Later, we arrive in Galway enjoying some time at leisure to see its beautiful stone Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Connacht

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Galway

Connemara's 'savage beauty' is yours to explore today as we tread in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde who described its "wild mountainous splendour" as magnificent. Admire the views on this scenic drive to Kylemore Abbey, now a Benedictine monastery, where we will embark on an included visit to the country's most romantic castle and walk through its exquisite Victorian Walled Garden. Our journey takes us to Westport House where we'll indulge in a memorable Be My Guest afternoon tea with tales of the Pirate Queen, and enjoy Banoffee and Baileys flavours in the Old Kitchens of this stately 16th century home. Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Dinner

Meals

Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Dinner

Highlights

Connemara

Heading north, we stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock to view the Marian Shrine where villagers witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady in 1878. We continue to Drumcliff to see the final resting place of the beloved Irish poet W.B Yeats set against the backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains - his simple headstone inscribed with a self-penned epitaph. Our next stop is in Donegal to view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell Clan. We arrive in Sligo this evening, our home for the night.Full Breakfast

Hotel

Clayton

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Donegal Castle

Meandering south to Dublin, we enjoy some free time to enjoy the village atmosphere of this lively multicultural city. Walk down Grafton street and admire the colourful street performers, stroll along the Liffey and cross the Ha'penny Bridge. This evening, we close the chapter on an epic journey through Ireland, joining our fellow travellers for a memorable Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Clayton

Meals

Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Highlights

Ha'penny Bridge

After a hearty Irish breakfast, we bid our Travel Director and fellow travellers a fond farewell as our Irish holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Dublin

What's Included?

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 1 cream tea (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • City tour in Dublin
  • Scenic drives along the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Waterford, Killarney, Limerick, Galway and Donegal
  • See the Cathedral of Galway
  • View St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick and Donegal Castle
  • Visit the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, Famine Ship in New Ross, the crystal showroom at Waterford, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', Adare, Bunratty folk park, Cliffs of Moher, the rugged Burren, mystical Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, the Marian Shrine at Knock and County Donegal

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Ballsbridge
Dooley's/Fitzwilton
Killarney Towers/Manor West Tralee

Radisson/Greenhills
Connacht

Clayton
Clayton

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