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Welcome to Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital! Join the Viking Splash Tour for a truly unique experience, taking in the sights of Dublin during a fun-filled city tour. Board an amphibious World War II vehicle (DUKW), which takes you from land to water and back again, offering city vistas not available on other Dublin tours. Afterward, visit EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum offering a unique blend of learning, engagement and fun for all the family.
Recommended Experience: Viking Splash Tour, EPIC Museum
Sample HotelBrooks Hotel
HighlightsDublin, Viking Splash Tour, EPIC
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. Continue on to Kilkenny where you will 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. End the experience with a bowl of tasty Irish stew.
Recommended Experience: The Irish National Stud, Irish Hurling Experience
Sample HotelLyrath Estate
HighlightsCounty Kildare, National Stud, Kilkenny, West Cork
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 climb the steps to the very top to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and get the gift of gab. And don’t forget to explore 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’!
Sample HotelGreat Southern Hotel
HighlightsWild 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) regaling old stories and legends of the area.
Recommended Experiences: Ring of Kerry & Jaunting Car through Killarney National Park, Muckross Farm
Sample HotelGreat Southern Hotel
HighlightsRing 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 700 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.
Sample HotelAshford Castle
HighlightsCliffs 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. Stop in for a pint or cuppa tea and say hello to some of our friendly locals.
Recommended Experiences: Irish Wolfhounds and Falconry at Ashford Castle
Sample HotelBrooks Hotel
It’s time to say slán abhaile to these magical lands and head for home with your cherished memories.
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 $4048 , mid $4934 and high $5420 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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