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Welcome to Dublin, the starting point for your grand adventure through the Emerald Isle! Here you’ll venture to see historic sights and modern marvels. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by your private chauffeur. This afternoon, your voyage of discovery begins when you join a Local Specialist who will proudly share the riches of Ireland’s capital city on your own private walking tour. See Dublin’s Georgian squares with their brightly colored doors, and walk the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College to see the ornate 8th-century Book of Kells. 

Recommended ExperiencesPrivate Walking Tour of Dublin, Trinity College

Sample Hotel

The Merrion Hotel

Highlights

Dublin, Georgian Squares in Dublin, Trinity College, Book of Kells

Travel to the Boyne Valley in County Meath. This river valley was the cradle of Irish civilization, and it supported a sophisticated society in Neolithic times. Get ready for some ancient Irish history when you stop at the Bru-na-Boinne Centre to visit one of the Megalithic Passage Tombs at Newgrange or Knowth. Next, tour the Slane Whiskey Distillery where you are taken through their heritage room, barley room, cooperage, and maturation warehouse before a final stop to view the pot stills and production areas that includes a tasting of course!

Recommended ExperiencesBrú na Bóinne Centre, Slane Whiskey Distillery

Sample Hotel

The Merrion Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Boyne Valley, Bru-na-Boinne Centre, Newgrange, Knowth, Slane Whiskey Distillery

First this morning, visit Glendalough, the ‘Valley of the Two Lakes,’ famous for its early monastic ruins and scenic setting. Be sure to find St. Kevin’s cross. Legend holds that those who can wrap their arms around it will receive their wish. Perhaps the luck of the Irish will be on your side. Onto Waterford with colorful terrace houses, cafés, and bars overlooking the quayside. Watch the master craftsmen of the House of Waterford Crystal as they create delicate works of art on your private tour with a Local Specialist. Enjoy a night in the intimate Cliff House Hotel with dinner in their Michelin star restaurant for a quaint and cozy evening.

Recommended Experiences: Glendalough, Private tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

Sample Hotel

Cliff House Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights

Glendalough, St. Kevin's Cross, Waterford

Start your day with stunning walk along the Ardmore cliffNext a visit to Blarney Castle, home to the magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Stroll through the castle’s grounds and gardens, arboretums, and waterways, on your private adventure with the estates head gardener. If you dare, enter the Poison Garden – just don’t touch the plants! Then continue to the charming town of Killarney.

Recommend ExperiencePrivate adventure with the Head Gardener of Blarney Castle

Sample Hotel

Aghadoe Heights Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Ardmore cliff, Blarney Castle, Killarney

Admire the breathtaking scenery of rugged landscapes and crashing seas along the famous Ring of Kerry, and delight in traditional Irish life as you stop in quaint villages along the way. You’ll be mesmerized by this unspoiled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Returning to Killarney, the rest of your day is free. 

Recommended Experience: Ring of Kerry

Sample Hotel

Aghadoe Heights Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Ring of Kerry

Visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves and stretching 5 miles along the coast. Perhaps visit the interpretive center, a huge, domed, underground building with images, exhibits, and displays, a delight for young and old alike. Then on to bask in the royal glow of Dromoland Castle, one of the most luxurious castle hotels in Ireland. Participate in the ancient art of Falconry as you stroll through this stunning estate.

Recommended Experiences: Cliffs of Moher, Falconry at Dromoland Castle

Sample Hotel

Dromoland Castle

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Cliffs of Moher, Dromoland Castle

You will be transferred to Shannon Airport where your vacation ends. Slán go fóill – goodbye until we meet again.

Meals

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 $4421 , mid $5078 and high $5404 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 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 $2680, mid $2865 and high $3042 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 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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