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Welcome to Dublin! This afternoon meet a Local Specialist for a private walking tour. Experience all the highlights and uncover hidden gems on an exploration of this ancient yet modern city. Enjoy a visit to the 400-year-old Trinity College and see the Book of Kells, not your average paperback. Later visit EPIC Ireland, the Irish Emigration Museum, and journey through centuries of rich history or even discover some hidden gems about your own ancestry.

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Dylan Hotel

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Dublin, Trinity College, EPIC

The Jameson Experience brings the stories of Jameson’s & Middleton rich heritage and ongoing innovations to life during this unforgettable distillery tour. Visit the amazing buildings, hear about the hardworking craftsmen and learn about the field to glass process behind the famous Jameson taste. Afterward sit back, relax and savor a premium whiskey tasting experience with a local whiskey expert. Continue on to the charming town of Killarney with its colorful pubs, cafés and restaurants. Here adventure awaits. The choice is yours, whether you sip and savor some local treats or stroll along the lakes right on your doorstep.

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The Europe Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Jameson Experience, Cork, Killarney

Admire the breathtaking scenery along the famous Ring of Kerry. Fall in love with all this charming coastal setting has to offer as you view quaint villages, high cliffs and lush greenery. Exploring Killarney’s National Park, on a walk with your Local Specialist is to become open to the unexpected and to relish the extraordinary in the ordinary...magical like Ireland itself.

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The Europe Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park

Travel to the Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves to see the most stunning views in Ireland. Follow in the footsteps of fellow travelers who have visited this breathtaking location and make memories of your own. Next to the rocky place, The Burren, Ireland’s limestone paradise. Meet locals, Bronagh and Cathal a 5th generation farmer working very passionately in this unique area of conservation. Get to know the family, explore the farm and enjoy a rustic picnic. Continue to the characterful, historical town of Ennis.

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Old Ground Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Cliffs of Moher , Burren , Ennis

Travel to Galway known as ‘the city of the tribes’, such a fun city, full of character. The locals know this for sure as one of the brightest and most intriguing jewels in our Emerald crown. Walk its cobblestone streets, see its colorful shop facades, and join in the music and laughter, you may be tempted to dance in the streets. Continue to Cong and prepare for your royal adventure when you enter the grand stone gates of the remarkable 800 year old Ashford Castle.

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Ashford Castle

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Full Breakfast

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Galway, Cong, Ashford Castle

Travel to Westport and escape the bustle of urban life while cycling all or part of the 42km Greenway.  Back to the expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate relax or participate in some country pastimes such as horse riding, fishing or falconry. Be sure to meet the castles famous Irish Wolfhounds, Cronan and Garvan.

 

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Ashford Castle

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Full Breakfast

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Westport, Greenway

Head north to Donegal today and stop off at the Shed Distillery with its Medieval copper pots in deepest rural Ireland on the edge of a lake in Drumshanbo. Next visit the sensational Slieve League cliffs, towering high above the ocean and offering panoramic views of both the mountains and coast.

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Lough Eske Castle

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Full Breakfast

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Donegal, Drumshanbo, Shed Distillery, Slieve League cliffs

First off today is a visit to Belleek Pottery, the home of world-famous Parian china original where unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. Travel to Londonderry and join a Local specialist. Hear from the heart, the recent and ancient history as you walk along these 17th-century walls and admire the city’s iconic buildings and landmarks.

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Bishops Gate Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Londonderry

At the Giant’s Causeway, see the ancient and legendary basalt columns placed against the backdrop of the Antrim Coast. Here, you will meet a Local Specialist for a deep and personal insight that will take you beyond the famous Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.  You can then figure out whether this beauty is the work of a giant or volcanic activity. End your day in Belfast.

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The Harrison

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Full Breakfast

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Giant’s Causeway, Antrim Coast, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Belfast

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.

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The Harrison

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Full Breakfast

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Titanic Museum

Visit Tracey in her farmhouse kitchen for memorable traditional breadmaking and local food tasting experience. Travel to the Boyne Valley in County Meath to experience ancient Ireland at its core. Stop at the Bru-na-Boinne Centre to visit one of the Megalithic Passage Tombs at Newgrange or Knowth. Return to Dublin’s Doorstep and the stunning Carton House.

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Carton House

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Full Breakfast

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Boyne Valley, Bru-na-Boinne Centre, Newgrange, Knowth

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

 

For our full list of hand-selected accommodations please visit our hotel search

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 $8413, mid $10323 and high $10616 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 02 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 $9795, mid $11997 and high $12344 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 02 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