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Welcome to Ireland! You will be met in the arrival's hall by your private driver and transferred to your Dublin hotel. A Hop-On Hop-Off tour is a great introduction to the city, with more than 20 stops along the route, you can take in historic sights and modern marvels as you embark on a journey of discovery (entrance fees not included). 

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The Mont

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Dublin

Your Hop-On Hop-Off tour pass is still valid for today to continue your exploration of Ireland’s capital. Experience the highlights of Irish food and Dublin’s food scene on a walking tour with a Local Specialist. Stop at some of the city’s award-winning eateries and food shops to taste some delicious samples. Bring your appetite and indulge in everything from ice cream to Irish stew.

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The Mont

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Full Breakfast

Embark on a journey through five thousand years of history along Ireland’s Ancient East to County Cork. Stop in Kilkenny to 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. Arriving in Cork, you’ll quickly learn it has so much to offer, from its vibrant city center to surrounding coastal villages such as Kinsale. 

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The Montenotte Hotel 4★

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Full Breakfast

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Kilkenny, Co. Cork and Cork City

Explore Kinsale, famed for its scenic harbor, gourmet food and artisans on this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience forage for edible seaweeds and plants for a gourmet picnic beside the sea with a Local Specialist. Before you leave this charming village, drop by Kinsale’s tribute to those firefighters who lost their lives in 9/11. Journey through Skibbereen and Schull to Crookhaven - a small village on Ireland’s most southwestern tip, to experience a bit of seaside hospitality and perhaps visit St. Brendan’s church founded in the 1700’s. 

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The Montenotte Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Kinsale, Skibbereen, Schull, Crookhaven, St Brendan's Church

Explore Bantry Bay and the wonderful Kenmare village before making your way to the Irish speaking Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry to explore it majestic hills, mountains, and lakes. For those who love a driving experience, hug the coast and drive to Kerry via the Beara Peninsula.

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Dingle Skellig Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Bantry Bay, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Kenmare Village, Beara Peninsula

A market town and fishing port, Dingle has long been well supplied with pubs, restaurants and delightful local craft displays. Stop for a pint, perhaps see the Blasket Islands or just relax on one of its sandy beaches. 

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Dingle Skellig Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Blasket Islands

Make an unforgettable stop at the magnificent Cliffs of Moher a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These limestone monoliths rise up to six hundred and fifty-feet above the pounding Atlantic waves and stretch five miles along the coast. Travel through The Burren National Park and stop off at the Burren Perfumery. This small west-of-Ireland company makes cosmetics and perfumes inspired by the landscape – everything is made on site, by hand and in small batches. Continue to Galway – a thriving, bohemian and cultural city that’s bursting with character. 

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The Hardiman

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Full Breakfast

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Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Burren Perfumery, Galway

Travel to Westport, a cheerful town that overlooks the three hundred and sixty-five islands (one for each day of the year, according to tradition) of Clew Bay. Explore the town on a walking tour with your Local Specialist. Continue traveling north to Sligo, home to one of the world’s most important poets, W.B. Yeats – a Nobel Prize Laureate. 

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The Glasshouse

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Full Breakfast

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Westport, Clew Bay, Sligo

A city steeped in history and culture: Londonderry is not to be missed. Meet a Local Specialist on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience who will share captivating experiences of growing up in this city  on a walking tour along its 17th-century walls and iconic buildings. 

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City Hotel Derry

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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 on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.. Here, you will meet a Local Specialist for a deep and personal insight that will take you beyond the famous Causeway and into the legend behind this natural beauty – You can then decide for yourself whether this magical place is the work of a mythical ancient giant, or that of volcanic activity. That’s for you to decide today before making your way to Belfast.  

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Titanic Hotel Belfast

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Full Breakfast

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Antrim Coast, Giants Causeway , Belfast

Join a Black Cab Tour, a terrific way to take in the city’s sights and hear about its living history. Next visit the impressive Titanic experience and learn about her story in a fresh and insightful way at the very place where this tragic legend got her start.

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Titanic Hotel Belfast

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Full Breakfast

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Titanic Experience

Take time for a leisurely breakfast, then journey back through the Mourne Mountains to Dublin . As you travel south why not stop at the Hill of Tara, the seat of the High Kings of Ireland? For your last night, stay in one of our historic properties on Dublin’s Doorstep.

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Dunboyne Castle Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Mourne Mountains Hill of Tara

Make your way to Dublin airport for your flight home, go n-ardóidh an bóthar chun bualadh leat – may the road rise to meet you 

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Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

Range of Hertz rental car options available from airport and city locations

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 selection of pre-organized sightseeing

Full breakfast included daily

*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $2329, mid $3025 and high $3383 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 09 October, High - 03 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 $3175, mid $4152 and high $4619 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 09 October, High - 03 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