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Welcome to Dublin! You will be met and privately transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, join a Local Specialist for a city walking tour – discover hidden gems and hear anecdotes from present-day all the way back to medieval times. Later visit 14 Henrietta St for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. See over three hundred years of city life in the walls of this one address – from its grand Georgian beginnings to the tenement dwellings of later years.
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HighlightsDublin, 14 Henrietta Street
Today, if you have Irish heritage (or think you might have), sit down with a local genealogist on your included visit to The Irish Family Centre at EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum. This afternoon, meet your Local Specialist who accompanies you for a special experience through some of Dublin's finest Distilleries. Enjoy entry to three Dublin distilleries and a private bespoke tour and whiskey tastings at each. End with a visit to the Celtic Whiskey Shop where you will get expert advice with any whiskey purchases.
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HighlightsEPIC , Dublin Distilleries
After breakfast you will make your way to Killarney, known for its many pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere. Take a Jaunt in Killarney’s National Park with a local Jarvey, who will regale you with local stories and folklore. Alternatively, perhaps opt for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience by joining a Local Specialist for a hike through Killarney National Park.
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HighlightsKillarney , Killarney National Park
Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the ‘Ring of Kerry’ on a day tour to admire the breath-taking scenery of rugged landscapes and crashing seas. This evening your private chauffeur will whisk you away to the wild west.
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HighlightsRing of Kerry
Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Cliffs of Moher. This natural masterpiece is set against the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean and is part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Burren Geopark. Next, it’s on to the ‘rocky place’ (otherwise known as The Burren), Ireland’s limestone paradise. On another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, meet locals Bronagh and Cathal, 5th generation farmers working passionately in this unique area of conservation. Get to know the family, explore the farm and enjoy a rustic lunch. Afterwards, it’s 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. Tonight, dine like royalty in the castles Earl of Thomond Restaurant.
Sample HotelDromoland Castle
MealsFull Breakfast, Dinner
HighlightsCliffs of Moher, The Burren , Dromoland Castle
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure at Dromoland Castle, then travel to Galway, known as the ‘city of tribes’. A fun city that’s full of character, the locals here will for sure tell you it’s one of the brightest and most intriguing jewels in our emerald crown. This evening, enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on a fabulous two-hour culinary walking tour of Galway with a Local Specialist – Meet artisan producers and sample everything from cheese to strawberry tarts. This city is known for its amazing café and bar scene – where traditional Irish music performances often spill out on to the streets.
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HighlightsGalway, Galway Food Tour
This morning, make your way to 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 and 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. Spend your time relaxing on Ashford Castle's magnificent estate or partake in some country pastimes such as horse riding, falconry, or fishing on Lough Corrib. Be sure to meet the castle’s famous Irish Wolfhounds, Cronan and Garvan. Why not dine in the dungeon tonight?
Sample HotelAshford Castle
After a sumptuous breakfast at Ashford Castle, get ready for your adventures out west. Taking the coast road through Connemara and several Gaeltacht (Gaelic Speaking) villages, you will arrive at the Connemara Archipelago, a series of islands linked by bridges and narrow causeways. The area has astounded rugged beauty and a very rich culture and heritage. Your day starts at the unique Connemara Isles Golf Club where you will meet a Local Specialist, even the most experienced golfer will meet a challenge unlike any they have met before. Afterwards you will visit the only museum dedicated to seaweed, you will learn about the traditions and culture around this natural resource, you will enjoy a traditional lunch, and you will partake in a coastal walk and visit the deserted private island of Crappagh and home to an array of wildlife and flora. Head north and settle into your home for the night, Westport.
Sample HotelHotel Westport
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then meet your Local Specialist for an intimate walking tour of this Georgian town, where stone bridges link the tree-lined promenade on the banks of the Carrowbeg River. This afternoon, make your way to Dublin for your final night in the capital.
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Filled with memories of the Emerald Isle, it’s time for your trip home, go n-ardóidh an bóthar chun bualadh leat – may the road rise to meet you.
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Full breakfast included daily
*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $3195, mid $4008 and high $4661 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 09 February, 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 $4090, mid $5138 and high $5973 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 09 February, 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