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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, any questions on your trip will be answered and local tips and recommendations will be shared by none other than a proud local. Later, this afternoon meet a Local Specialist for a private walking tour. Enjoy a visit to the 400-year-old Trinity College and see the Book of Kells, not your average paperback.
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 60-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 North East and take the stunning costal drive by Carlingford Lough in the Mountains of Mourne. Here meet a Local Specialist for a hike, gain insights into the stories and legends of the “Men of the Mourne’s,” including the wall builders, the tunnel diggers, the soldiers and the smugglers. Take in towns of Warrenpoint and Rostrevor, finally arriving at Newcastle and your sea view property.
HotelSlieve Donard Hotel
HighlightsMountains of Mourne, Newcastle, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint
Drop in on Tracey in her beautiful home on the shores of Strangford Lough for a traditional bread baking and tasting and true Irish hospitality. Continue to Belfast and 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.
For golfer's check on tee times at the nearby Royal County Down Championship golf course.
HotelCulloden Estate & Spa
HighlightsRoyal County Down, Strangford Lough, Titanic Museum
Trace the coastal route via the Glens of Antrim to the Causeway Coast. It was here that Finn MacCool was said to have forged his path to Scotland millions of years ago. You’ll have time to tread in the giant footsteps with your Local Specialist who will share his passion to this most special place.
For golfer's tee times can be arranged at one of the Causeway’s Championship golf courses.
HotelCulloden Estate & Spa
HighlightsAntrim Coast, Causeway’s Championship golf course, Giants Causeway
Re-join the Causeway Coastal Route today and make your way to Londonderry. Stretch your legs along Londonderry’s 17th-century walls with your Local Specialist who will reveal the city’s history and status as a vibrant cultural centre. Continue to Donegal and visit the steep sloping cliffs of Slieve League, the highest cliffs of Europe. It seems that they are continuously changing their image, one moment hidden in the low-hanging cloud the next exhibiting a glorious majestic shiny face.
HotelLough Eske Castle
HighlightsDonegal, Londonderry, Slieve League
Stop off at the beautiful Mullaghmore Head, a surfer’s haven with monster waves reaching up to 30 feet. On to Sligo, the town known as Yeats county. The Noble Laureate WB Yeats is buried here. Continue to Westport and meet your Local Specialist for an intimate and friendly walking tour of this Georgian town centre, where stone bridges link the tree-lined promenade on the banks of the Carrowbeg River.
HotelKnockranny House Hotel & Spa
HighlightsCarrowbeg River, Mullaghmore Head, Sligo, Westport
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 the Atlantic Ocean on a breath-taking cruise along the 5-mile shoreline. Gaze up at the sheer, craggy cliff face, rising 700 feet above you. Continue to Dromoland Castle for a highlight to your Emerald Isle 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 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 $4079, mid $4249 and high $4701 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 02 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 $5410, mid $5636 and high $6240 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 02 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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