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Welcome to Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital! Join a 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. . Board a vintage bus in historic Temple Bar and indulge in an afternoon tea, a much cherished tea-related ritual from the early 1840s. Afterward, visit EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum offering a unique blend of learning, engagement and fun for all the family.   

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Brooks Hotel

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Dublin, Vintage Tea Tour, EPIC

Today brings a choice of experiences. Lovers of all things equine can visit the Irish National Stud in Tully, County Kildare - the beating heart of Ireland’s horse industry. Enjoy this place of outstanding natural beauty that is home to magnificent horses and gardens. Alternatively, in Kilkenny, you can opt to learn about, and try 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 your unique experience with a bowl of tasty Irish stew. 

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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, journey to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to receive the ‘gift of gab’ before exploring the mystical grounds, gardens and Rock Close.  End 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 for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, Enjoy three farms, a small farm animal petting area, carpenter’s workshop, and blacksmith’s forge.  

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Great Southern Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Ring of Kerry, Muckross Farm

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  six hundred and fifty-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 1800’s. 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 café.  

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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 $3934, mid $4674 and high $4986 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 02 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 $5362, mid $6375 and high $6810 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 02 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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