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Welcome to Dublin! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private transfer. Meet your Local Host, who will settle you in with the warmest of welcomes, any questions on your trip will be answered and local tips and recommendations will be shared by none other than a proud local. This afternoon meet a Local Specialist for a private walking tour. Experience all the highlights and uncover hidden gems on an exploration of this ancient yet modern city. Later visit EPIC Ireland, the Irish Emigration Museum, and journey through centuries of rich history or even discover some hidden gems about your own ancestry.

Hotel

Dylan Hotel

Highlights

Dublin, Trinity College, EPIC

After a relaxing breakfast, your luxury car rental will be dropped to your hotel before you start your journey to Cork. The Jameson Experience brings the stories of Jameson’s & Middletown rich heritage and ongoing innovations to life during this unforgettable distillery tour. Visit the amazing buildings, hear about the hardworking craftsmen and learn about the field to glass process behind the famous Jameson taste. Afterwards sit back, relax and savor a premium whiskey tasting experience with a local whiskey expert. Continue on to the charming town of Killarney with its colorful pubs, cafés and restaurants. Here adventure awaits. The choice is yours, whether you sip and savor some local treats or stroll along the lakes right on your doorstep. 

Hotel

The Europe Hotel & Resort

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Cork, The Jameson Distillery Midleton, Killarney

Admire the breathtaking scenery along the famous Ring of Kerry. Fall in love with all this charming coastal setting has to offer as you view quaint villages, high cliffs and lush greenery. On your return, change your transport to a jaunting car, the perfect way to enjoy Killarney’s National Park as you journey along the lakes. 

Hotel

The Europe Hotel & Resort

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park

Travel to the Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves to see the most stunning views in Ireland. Follow in the footsteps of fellow travelers who have visited this breathtaking location and make memories of your own. Next to the rocky place, The Burren, Ireland’s limestone paradise. Meet locals, Bronagh and Cathal a 5th generation farmer working very passionately in this unique area of conservation. Get to know the family, explore the farm and enjoy a rustic picnic. Continue to the characterful, historical town of Ennis.

Hotel

Old Ground Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Cliffs of Moher , The Burren

Travel to Galway known as ‘the city of the tribes’, such a fun city, full of character. The locals know this for sure as one of the brightest and most intriguing jewels in our Emerald crown. Walk its cobblestone streets, see its colorful shop facades, and join in the music and laughter, you may be tempted to dance in the streets. Continue on to Cong and The Lodge at Ashford Castle. 

Hotel

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Galway, Cong, The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Travel to Westport and escape the bustle of urban life while cycling all or part of the 42km Greenway.  Back to the expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate relax or participate in some country pastimes such as horse riding, fishing or falconry. Be sure to meet the castles famous Irish Wolfhounds, Cronan and Garvan.

Hotel

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Westport, Greenway

Head north to Donegal today and stop off at the Shed Distillery with its Medieval copper pots in deepest rural Ireland on the edge of a lake in Drumshanbo. Next visit the sensational Slieve League cliffs, towering high above the ocean and offering panoramic views of both the mountains and coast.

Hotel

Lough Eske Castle

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Sligo, Drumshanbo, Drumcliff, Slieve League cliffs

First off today is a visit to Belleek Pottery, the home of world-famous Parian china original where unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. Travel to Londonderry and join a Local specialist. Hear from the heart, the recent and ancient history as you walk along these 17th-century walls and admire the city’s iconic buildings and landmarks.

Hotel

Bishops Gate Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Belleek, Londonderry

At the Giant’s Causeway, see the ancient and legendary basalt columns placed against the backdrop of the Antrim Coast. Here, you will meet a Local Specialist for a deep and personal insight that will take you beyond the famous Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. You can then figure out whether this beauty is the work of a giant or volcanic activity. End your day in Belfast.

Hotel

Grand Central Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Belfast

Meet a Local Specialist for a living history tour when you visit the impressive Titanic Museum. Learn about this legend’s infamous history on the very shores where she got her start. Hear about her fateful journey, from her creation, to her eventual tragedy. And if you’re a Game of Thrones enthusiast, you’re in the perfect spot to indulge your passion.

Hotel

Grand Central Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Titanic Museum

Visit Tracey in her farmhouse kitchen for a memorable traditional breadmaking and local food tasting experience. Travel to the Boyne Valley region in County Meath. Visit the Slane Whiskey Distillery where you are taken through their heritage room, barley room, cooperage, and maturation warehouse before a final stop to view the pot stills and production areas that includes a tasting of course! Return to Dublin’s Doorstep and the stunning Carton House.

Hotel

Carton House

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Bread Making, Boyne Valley, Slane Distillery

Drop your car off at Dublin Airport where your vacation ends. Slán go fóill – goodbye until we meet again.

Meals

Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

It includes Hertz Car Hire Prestige Collection with drop off service at your Dublin Hotel.

Choose from Catherine's Collection of hand-selected accommodations including B&Bs, castles, hotels and manors. Search for your perfect night's stay here.

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Full breakfast included daily

*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $4868, mid $5343 and high $5736 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 03 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20

^Trip CAD Pricing for this itinerary is low $6273, mid $6890  and high $7400 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 03 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. 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

Gardiner Mitchell, Tourism Ireland credit for the Cycling image in the gallery.