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Welcome to Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital! Join the Vintage Tea Tour for a truly unique travel experience. Afternoon tea is a cherished ritual dating back to the 1840s, but this is afternoon tea the Irish Way.  Afterward, visit EPIC for a guided tour. This Irish Emigration Museum offers a unique blend of learning, engagement and fun for the entire family.   

Recommended Experience: Vintage Tea TourEPIC Museum

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Brooks Hotel

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Dublin, Vintage Tea Tour, EPIC

Today, depending on whether your passion is for animals or sports, choose between an equine experience in the National Stud or a Hurling Experience in the home of the game, Kilkenny. If an equine adventure is on your wish list, then nowhere better symbolizes all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland’s horse industry, than a visit to the National Stud in Tully. A place of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens. Travel on to Kilkenny where; should your passion lie in sports, you can enjoy a unique experience learning about and trying out the 3000-year-old game of Hurling. Test your skills in what’s believed to be one of the fastest field sports around and end the experience with a bowl of tasty Irish stew.

 

 



Recommended ExperienceThe Irish National Stud, Irish Hurling Experience

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Lyrath Estate

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Full Breakfast

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County Kildare, National Stud, Kilkenny

Join a Local Specialist this morning and discover the magic of this Medieval City. Why are Kilkenny people called cats? All will be revealed. Next to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and get the 'gift of gab' before exploring the mystical grounds, gardens and Rock CloseEnd your day in Killarney, renowned for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call ‘craic’!

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Great Southern Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Wild Atlantic Way, Blarney Castle, Rock Close, Killarney

Wind ‘round the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as ‘The Ring of Kerry’. Take in views of mountains, valleys, lakes, and sea as you travel through this unspoiled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Your chauffeur will take you through some of the little towns along the route to dive even deeper into this magical destination. After your drive, visit Muckross Farm, and enjoy three farms, a small farm animal petting area, carpenter’s workshop, and blacksmith’s forge. Then listen to the clip clop while enjoying your jaunt along Killarney’s lakes guided by your Jarvey (local guide) who'll regale you with old stories and legends of the area. 

 

Recommended ExperiencesRing of Kerry, Muckross Farm, Jaunting Car Experience

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Great Southern Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Ring of Kerry, Muckross Farm, Jaunting Cart Experience

Heading north, stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. See this natural phenomenon from a different perspective aboard a cruise along the 5-mile shoreline. Gaze up at the sheer, craggy cliff face, rising 650 feet above you. Back on dry land, continue to the majestic Ashford Castle, a place full of stories waiting to be told. Set alongside the glistening waters of Lough Corrib, Ashford dates back to 1228. It became the home of the Guinness family in the mid-1800s. This is your chance to live like royalty and join the ranks of guests that have included Princes and Presidents.

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Ashford Castle

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Full Breakfast

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Cliffs of Moher, Cong, Ashford Castle

Do make time to say hello to the castle’s famous Irish Wolfhounds during your stay. Before leaving this magnificent estate indulge in the ancient art of falconry and discover the fascinating story behind this tradition, while being enthralled by the resident birds of prey. Travel back to Dublin where there’s a chance to do some last-minute shopping or people watch in a lively pub or cafe

Recommended ExperiencesIrish Wolfhounds and Falconry at Ashford Castle

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Brooks Hotel

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Full Breakfast

It’s time to say slán abhaile to these magical lands and head for home with your cherished memories.

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Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert through the duration of your trip

Private Mercedes vehicle with WiFi for your group of any size

Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&B’s to castles, manors and hotels

 

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Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing. Plan your days with your chauffeur at your own pace.

Full breakfast included daily

*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $4381, mid $5305 and high $5546 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per adult (child discounts available dependent on inclusions and travel dates), 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 $5335, mid $6542 and high $7189 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per adult (child discounts available dependent on inclusions and travel dates), 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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