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Welcome to Dublin, a modern multi-cultural city that embraces its past and exudes an enduring sense of fun. Upon arrival you will be transferred privately to your city centre hotel.
Meet your Local Host, who will settle you in with the warmest of welcomes, answer any questions and share local tips and recommendations. Later this afternoon, meet a Local Specialist for a private walking tour. Enjoy a visit to EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum and journey through centuries of rich history and perhaps discover some hidden gems about your own ancestry.
HighlightsDublin, Trinity College
This morning meet your Local Specialist for the ‘Delicious Dublin Tour.’ Bring your appetite and enjoy the best of the city’s diverse culinary scene, as you indulge in everything from ice cream to Irish stew. Later this afternoon, enjoy a sixty minute masterclass in the art of making whiskey cocktails at the Jameson Distillery. Learn about exciting new methods, drink like the locals, and discover how this ancient spirit has changed with the times.
For golfer's tee times and transfers can be arranged at Portmarnock or one of Dublin’s Championship golf courses.
HighlightsJameson Distillery, Portmarnock
Your luxury car will be delivered to your hotel this morning, you are now ready for your driving adventure. Head Northeast and take the stunning coastal drive by Carlingford Lough in the Mountains of Mourne. Here, enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and join a Local Specialist for an unforgettable hike through striking scenery, gaining insights into the stories of the ‘Men of the Mournes’ – including the wall builders, tunnel diggers, soldiers and smugglers along the way. Afterwards, take in the towns of Warrenpoint and Rostrevor en route to your sea-view property in Newcastle, nestled in the shadow of the Mourne’s highest peak, Slieve Donard.
HotelSlieve Donard Hotel
HighlightsMountains of Mourne, Newcastle, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint
Enjoy another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience when you drop in on Tracey in her beautiful home on the shores of Strangford Lough for a traditional bread baking masterclass. Make Soda, Wheaten and Potato breads before enjoying some delicious homemade food and drink, served with true Irish hospitality. Continue to Belfast and meet a Local Specialist for a living history tour at the impressive Titanic Museum. Learn about this legend’s fateful journey from her creation to her eventual tragedy on the very shores where she got her start. If you’re a Game of Thrones enthusiast, you’re in the perfect spot to indulge your set-jetting passion.
HotelCulloden Estate & Spa
HighlightsStrangford Lough, Titanic Museum
Trace the coastal route via the Glens of Antrim to the Causeway Coast. Tread in the footsteps of giants on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Giant’s Causeway. Join a Local Specialist who will share their passion for this special place where Finn MacCool was said to have forged his path to Scotland millions of years ago.
For golfers, tee times can be arranged at Portstewart or one of the Causeway Coasts’ other championship golf courses.
HotelCulloden Estate & Spa
HighlightsAntrim Coast, Causeway’s Championship golf course, Giants Causeway
Rejoin the Causeway Coastal route and make your way to Londonderry. Stretch your legs along its 17th-century walls in the company of a Local Specialist who will reveal the city’s history and status as a vibrant cultural center on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Next, take in the epic coastlines en route to the highest cliffs in Europe at Slieve League. One moment these dramatic bluffs are hidden in low-hanging cloud, the next exhibiting a glorious shiny face. Marvel at the astonishing views before continuing to Donegal.
HotelLough Eske Castle
HighlightsLondonderry, Slieve League, Donegal
Stop off at the beautiful Mullaghmore Head, a surfer’s haven with monster waves reaching up to thirty feet. On to Sligo, the town known as Yeats County as the Noble Laureate WB Yeats is buried here. Continue to Westport and meet your Local Specialist for an intimate walking tour of this Georgian town, where stone bridges link the tree-lined promenade on the banks of the Carrowbeg River.
HotelKnockranny House Hotel & Spa
HighlightsMullaghmore Head, Sligo, Westport, Carrowbeg River
Today is another chance to keep discovering the wonders of Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s awe-inspiring coastal route. Experience the Cliffs of Moher from a unique perspective on a breath-taking cruise. Gaze up at the sheer, craggy cliff faces rising six hundred and fifty feet above you as you sail along five miles of Atlantic coast shoreline. Continue to Dromoland Castle for a fairytale chapter in your Irish driving adventure.
HighlightsCliffs of Moher, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the stunning Dromoland Castle, enjoy some estate activities before setting out on your travels to Dublin’s Doorstep for your overnight at the historic Cliff at Lyons.
For golfer's, tee times can be booked at Dromoland.
HotelCliff at Lyons
Make your way to Dublin airport, for you trip home. Safe home, go n-ardóidh an bóthar chun bualadh leat, may the road rise to meet you.
Includes Hertz Car Hire Prestige Collection with drop off service at your Dublin Hotel.
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Full breakfast included daily
*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $4158, mid $5345 and high $5769 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 04 January, Mid - 04 October, High - 05 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 $5703, mid $7335 and high $7883 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 04 January, Mid - 04 October, High - 05 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
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