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The Emerald Isle puts its best foot forward in this iconic exploration of its breathtaking landscapes and whimsical charm. We kick off our epic journey along the walled gardens and rambling walks of Powerscourt Gardens - its sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs ensure it befits its status as one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to get to know your fellow travellers.Welcome Reception

Hotel

Clayton Ballsbridge

Meals

Welcome Reception

Highlights

Dublin

Lyrics and legends await this morning as we join a Local Specialist on a fascinating city tour to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was once installed as Dean. We admire the colourful doorways in the stately Georgian Squares and stroll along the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to see the ornate Book of Kells. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to soak up the charisma of this city. Wander along Grafton Street and see its lively performers, stop for a pint of the 'Black Stuff' in Temple Bar or relax in the 'Playground of Dublin', Phoenix Park.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

St Patricks Cathedral

We leave the bright lights and warm hospitality of Dublin behind for County Kilkenny where we delve into the history of a 'lost' medieval town - Newtown Jerpoint. Take a step back in time to the 12th century and wander through its remains that are said to be the final resting place of St. Nicholas, before joining the O'Connells at their home, Belmore House. Embrace the peaceful rural setting - the perfect backdrop to a traditional Irish Be My Guest lunch. Inspired by Irish food and the warmth of the locals, we continue south to the lively city of Cork, enjoying an evening at leisure to discover its sights, sounds and flavours.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

The Kingsley

Meals

Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Highlights

Cobh

Head to Blarney in pursuit of the 'gift of the gab'. Kiss the fabled Stone then head west to the lakeside setting of Killarney, our springboard to the enduring beauty of the Ring of Kerry.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Killarney Towers

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Blarney, Blarney Castle, Blarney Stone

Spend a leisurely morning exploring charming Killarney or join a Local Specialist for a scenic guided walk at Torc Waterfall, meandering over wooden paths and lakeshore trails. Circle the scenic Ring of Kerry admiring its famous "forty shades of green" and seeing first-hand the breathtaking landscapes that have inspired writers and poets for centuries. Please Note: This leisurely paced walk meanders over wooden paths and lakeshore trails. Walkers should wear good walking shoes for a stroll through picturesque surroundings.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Ring of Kerry

Our up-close encounter with Ireland's ravishing beauty not yet at its end, we journey north stopping for a walk along the iconic Cliffs of Moher, an iconic feature of the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Admire the dramatic cliffs that rise some 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic and the endless ocean views you will see from its midst. We continue to Galway for a two night stay. Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Maldron Sandy Road

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Galway

A rugged realm of mountains, lakes, rivers and villages provides a stunning backdrop for our leisurely drive through Connemara - an unspoilt region of Western Ireland that was immortalised in John Wayne's 'The Quiet Man'. We'll visit Kylemore Abbey, and ramble through its exquisite Victorian walled garden, then gain a Cultural Insight at the Connemara Marble Factory, to see the craft of Connemara marble first-hand. Full Breakfast, Dinner

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Connemara

This morning enjoy an orientation tour including views of the stone Cathedral in Galway. Then enjoy a regal encounter with Ireland today. Board 'The Isle of Innisfree' for an exclusive cruise on shimmering Lough Corrib. Captain Patrick, Ashford Castle's Local Specialist, will share his local knowledge as you glide through its peaceful waters. Disembarking, a lone piper will escort you over the drawbridge to Ashford Castle where tonight you will dine as lords and ladies at an elegant royal dining experience (gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket).Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Ashford Castle Authentic Accommodation

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Ashford Castle

Indulge in the sumptuous surrounds of Ashford Castle. Stroll around its exquisite estate and admire its lavish interiors before you return to Dublin. Spend the rest of the afternoon delving into the centuries-old history of the Irish capital and its old-world charm. This evening, it's time to reminisce over shared memories at a delicious Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Ballsbridge

Meals

Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Highlights

Dublin

As the curtain falls on a memorable journey with new friends, we say a fond slán go fóill to Dublin and the Emerald Isle. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Dublin

What's Included?

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 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
  • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • City tour in Dublin
  • Scenic cruise on Lough Corrib
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Killarney and Galway
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares
  • View Galway Cathedral
  • Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher and Kylemore Abbey

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Trafalgar's Airport Transfers 2017-18 At Trafalgar, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Trafalgar.

Clayton Ballsbridge

The Kingsley
Killarney Towers

Maldron Sandy Road

Ashford Castle Authentic Accommodation
Ballsbridge

*Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. ^Save 7.5% on the land portion of all Ireland, Scotland and Britain Guided Vacations when booked and paid in full by 02/28/18; not valid on Private Chauffeur, Golf, Locally Hosted Rail or Self-Drive packages. Save $400 per couple ($200 per person) on flights booked with Guided Vacations; save $200 per couple ($100 per person) on flights booked with Private Chauffeur, Golf, Locally-hosted Rail and Self-Drive packages. Must be booked and paid in full by 02/28/18; valid for travel departing 04/01/18 through 10/31/18. All offers: Savings not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Not combinable with other promotional offers, but may be combined with other brochure discounts. Conditions apply. CST#2084503-20