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This independent itinerary is fully customizable around your interests and budget.

Welcome to Dublin, the Irish capital, for your holiday season adventure! You will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll meet your Local Host who will settle you in with the warmest of welcomes. 

Sample Hotel

Ashling Hotel

Highlights

Dublin Sightseeing

Visit EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, offering a unique blend of learning, engagement and fun for all the family. Afterward, explore Dublin, admire the colorful doorways of the stately Georgian Squares, stroll the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College, spot lively performers along Grafton Street, and spend your afternoon soaking up the charisma of this city. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a pint of the ‘Black Stuff’ in Temple Bar.

Sample Hotel

Ashling Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum

Make your way to the train station. On board embrace the opportunity to see the Emerald Isle from its best vantage point as your rail journey winds its way to Cork. Your Local Host will meet you at your Cork hotel to give you all the information you need to get the best out of this charming part of our world.

Sample Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Cork

Discover the history of the county of Cork today on your walking tour with a Local Specialist. Enjoy a ramble around Cork getting to know the city’s charming characters, delicious artisan food and its unique history.

Sample Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

It’s a quick train trip from Cork to Killarney where you will begin your Christmas experience at the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney; a gorgeous Victorian Mansion beautifully adorned with decorations that creates the perfect ambiance. On arrival enjoy Tea & Scones after your journey. Check into your bedroom, unpack and take some time to get to know your home from home! Get into the Festive spirit, mix and mingle with fellow residents at a Pre-dinner drinks reception before an indulgent Christmas Eve dinner served in the splendid setting of The Garden Room restaurant. Afterward, enjoy an evening concert of heart-warming Christmas carols in the historic Grand Foyer followed with a late serving of mulled wine and mince pies.

 

Sample Hotel

Great Southern Killarney

Meals

Full Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Christmas Eve Dinner

Highlights

Christmas Eve drinks reception, Christmas carols concert

Begin Christmas morning with a hearty breakfast. Gather for an early or late Christmas Lunch complete with all the traditional festive fare. Join in the anticipation and excitement of a visit from Father Christmas. Following an afternoon of enjoyment with old friends and new, enjoy the final hours of Christmas night with musical entertainment, and when slumber calls, retire to your bedroom for a peaceful night’s sleep.

 

Sample Hotel

Great Southern Killarney

Meals

Full Breakfast, Christmas Lunch/Dinner

Highlights

Visit from Father Christmas, Christmas music entertainment

Enjoy a leisurely late brunch, and then head out on a mystery tour showcasing the beauty of County Kerry. Return to the hotel to indulge in Afternoon Tea. Dinner is served later this evening. Thereafter enjoy live musical entertainment and prior to slumber, partake of a late-night supper 

Sample Hotel

Great Southern Killarney

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner, Supper

Highlights

Mystery tour

This morning, you will be picked up by a private car and chauffeur. En route to your Shannon Region hotel, stop for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the incredible Cliffs of Moher – part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Burren Geopark. 

Sample Hotel

Clayton Hotel Limerick

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Cliffs of Moher, Shannon

Take the train back to Dublin. The rest of the day is free to soak up its vibrant atmosphere. 

Sample Hotel

Ashling Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Bid farewell to Ireland as you are transferred to the Dublin Airport, where your vacation ends.

Meals

Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

A Local Host will greet you in each city on arrival and be available 24/7 for support and insider tips

Rail or private car transportation between cities

Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from hotels, manors, and castles. For our full list of hand-selected accommodations please visit our hotel search

Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing, plus an orientation tour or excursion in each city

Full breakfast included daily

Christmas Eve celebratory drinks reception before an indulgent Christmas Eve meal  

Enjoy late-night savory snacks followed by mince pies and warming mulled wine

Christmas Day feasts including brunch & Christmas lunch, complete with all the traditional festive fare, and light snacks are served throughout the day

St. Stephen's Day leisurely brunch and special dinner followed by live musical entertainment and late-night supper

*Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20
 
^CAD Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions. All prices and itineraries are subject to change until all services have been confirmed and paid in full. For up-to-date pricing contact your Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert. BN#776064719 | TICO # R50025597 and W50025598