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Set your watch to the lively pace of Ireland's capital city - the springboard for our in-depth Hidden Journey through the lush landscapes and enduring charm of Ireland. Our exploration of Dublin with a Local Specialist will see us view St. Patrick's Cathedral and the colourful Georgian Squares. Spend some time at leisure meandering through Dublin's pretty cobblestone streets before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception celebrating traditional Irish flavours.Welcome Reception

Hotel

Clayton Ballsbridge

Meals

Welcome Reception

Highlights

Dublin

We traverse picturesque landscapes to Kildare, delving into Ireland's thoroughbred industry at the Irish National Stud during a Cultural Insight where we'll have a rare opportunity to see the foaling unit, museum and of course the magnificent stallions that continue to make racing history. Our journey south brings us to the haunt of St. Patrick and the spectacular Rock of Cashel where we will view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins with a Local Specialist. We continue to Killarney, with its beautiful lakeside setting and enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the lively atmosphere of one of Ireland's friendliest towns.Full Breakfast

Hotel

The Malton Authentic Accommodation

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Torc Waterfall

Enjoy a slow start to your morning by joining a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall, meandering over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. We embark on an epic drive, exploring the enduring beauty of the Ring of Kerry whose enchanting coastal landscapes 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 surrounds.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Killarney, Killarney National Park

The beautiful views continue as we visit the Cliffs of Moher that rise imposingly up from the Atlantic, 700 feet above the waters below. Continue to County Galway and visit the Connemara Marble artisan workshop for a fascinating Cultural Insight where you will learn first-hand about the famous green jade-like marble for which the area is so famous. Your home for the next two nights is Ballynahinch, one of the finest luxury castles in the world. Admire the beautiful Twelve Bens Mountain range in the background as you relax in sumptuous surrounds.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Authentic Accommodation

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Galway, Recess, Ballynahinch Castle

Drive through the "savage beauty" of Connemara, as described by Oscar Wilde who was inspired by the region's craggy mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. We stop in the picturesque town of Clifden before visiting Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. Venture into the secret nooks and crannies of its extensive walled Victorian garden before returning to your castle accommodation for a delicious dinner.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Connemara

Our Hidden Journey continues north to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by William Butler Yeats, we join Damien and Paula Brennan for a hearty and heart-warming Be My Guest lunch, some Irish craic and the beautiful poetry of W.B. Yeats against the enchanting backdrop of Lough Gill. We journey to Roscommon, where our hotel this evening is the ancestral home of the Tenison family and legendary Colonel King Tenison. Wander through the grand halls and admire the luxurious furnishings of Kilronan Castle Hotel - an up-close encounter with royal heritage. A leisurely afternoon could see you take a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodation

Meals

Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Highlights

Sligo, Strokestown

Our first stop is a visit to Strokestown Park House, a magnificent 18th century mansion with original furnishings and fabric. We delve into Ireland's tragic potato famine history, gaining a Cultural Insight into the plight of starving Irish tenants, many of whom died or emigrated to the New World in the 1840s. This evening we return to Dublin for a Farewell Dinner celebrating an intimate encounter with the natural beauty and fascinating heritage of Ireland.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Roganstown

Meals

Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Highlights

Dublin

We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and Dublin today. You will be transferred to the airport, where your Hidden Journey through the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Dublin

What's Included?

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 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
  • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • City tour in Dublin
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry and through Connemara
  • Orientation of Killarney, Galway and Sligo
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares
  • View Torc Waterfall and the grave of W.B. Yeats in Drumcliff
  • Visit Irish National Stud, Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher, Clifden, Kylemore Abbey and Strokestown Park House

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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 Malton Authentic Accommodation

Ballynahinch Castle Authentic Accommodation

Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodation
Roganstown

*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