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May the Force be with you on your Star Wars Adventure! Welcome to Ireland. Hop aboard the hop on hop off bus tour today, a great introduction to the city. With more than twenty 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). Soak in the tales and sights of Dublin, and in the words of Yoda, “always pass on what you have learned..” Later this evening, enjoy live music with a traditional Irish dance show.
Sample HotelCamden Court
HighlightsDublin, Traditional Irish Dance & Music
“This is a new day, a new beginning.” Pick up your Hertz car rental at the Hertz downtown location and travel North to Belfast. En-route stop in the Boyne Valley region in County Meath, the cradle of Irish civilization in Neolithic times. Why not take time to visit Newgrange or Knowth, Stone Age passage tombs that pre-date the pyramids by a thousand years. In Belfast, join a Black Cab Tour – a terrific way to take in the city’s sights and hear about its living history.
Sample HotelMaldron Hotel Belfast City
HighlightsBelfast, Boyne Valley Region
Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of the Antrim Coast. As you travel the winding Coastal Causeway Route, you’ll soon see why it’s regularly rated in the top five Irish road trips. Weave through the picturesque villages and stunning scenery of the Glens of Antrim to the ancient and legendary basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Enjoy a leisurely walking tour with a Local Specialist, who will share their deep, local knowledge of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. By visiting the Giants Causeway, you are supporting this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience to restore the natural ecosystem around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Londonderry for your overnight stay, a city steeped in a rich political and living history.
Sample HotelCity Hotel Derry
HighlightsAntrim Coast, Giants' Causeway, Londonderry
Travel to Malin Head, the most northern point in Ireland. It is here scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi was filmed including the Millennium Falcon! Malin Head is steeped in history and offers many activities such as bird watching, walking, fishing and swimming. You can view Five Fingers Strand, home to some of Europe’s largest sand dunes. Next stop, one of the coolest places on the planet, according to Lonely Planet, County Donegal. From Slieve League Cliffs to Glenveagh National Park, Donegal is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland.
Sample HotelMill Park Hotel
HighlightsDonegal Town, Five Fingers Strand, Glenveagh National Park, Malin Head, Slieve League Cliffs
This morning, journey to Westport in County Mayo for a walking tour of the village with a friendly Local Specialist. Hear interesting stories ranging from how the Ice Age shaped Clew bay and Irelands holiest mountain Croagh Patrick, right up to today when Westport is consistently being voted Irelands tidiest town and even the best place to live in Ireland. Next up Galway a thriving, bohemian & cultural city. Galway is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colorful shop facades and busy café/ bar culture.
Sample HotelArdilaun Hotel
HighlightsCroagh Patrick, Galway, Westport
Leave your ‘Landspeeder’ (rental car) behind at the hotel this morning and meet your shuttle to the Aran Islands ferry. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Aran Islands became famous for its Irish speaking community and their unique way of life, where age-old traditions co-exist comfortably with modern living. Enjoy the island’s main attractions on a minibus tour including the austere landscape crisscrossed with dry stonewalls, amazing coastal views and the Cliff of Dun Aengus, a prehistoric hill fort.
Sample HotelArdilaun Hotel
HighlightsAran Islands, Dun Aengus
Continue your journey along the Wild Atlantic Way travelling the coastal road through County Clare taking in Lahinch and The Burren. The word ‘Burren’ come from an Irish word ‘Boíreann’ meaning a rocky place. Meet a charming Local Specialist who will encourage you to stop and drink in the environment of the Burren and its amazing ecosystem of cliffs, caves and archeological sites. Next, stop for a visit at the Cliffs of Moher before reaching Dingle, a market town and fishing port.
Sample HotelDingle Skellig Hotel
HighlightsThe Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Lahinch
“The longing you seek is not behind you, it is in front of you.” Today travel to the Dingle Peninsula, thrusting out into the Atlantic Ocean, along the Wild Atlantic Way claiming Ireland’s most westerly point. Visit the area of Ceann Sibeal, (C-eann She-Bil) where the Jedi Temple was re-constructed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Journey on around the majestic hills, unspoiled valleys and glittering mountains streams which tumble down to the lakes.
Sample HotelKillarney Towers Hotel
HighlightsCeann Sibeal, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney
After breakfast this morning, travel to another Galaxy known as Iveragh Peninsula, better known as ‘The Ring of Kerry.’ Visit the fishing village Portmagee and view Skellig Michael. It was here the famous final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was filmed where Luke Skywalker was tracked down by Rey.
Sample HotelKillarney Towers Hoel
HighlightsPortmagee, Ring of Kerry, Skelling Michael
Make your way back to Dublin. Drop off your car at the Hertz downtown location. Enjoy your last evening on the Emerald Isle.
Sample HotelCamden Court
You will be picked up at your hotel for your private airport transfer. Remember… the Force will be with you, always.
Range of Hertz rental car options available from airport and city locations
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Your selection of pre-organized sightseeing
Full breakfast included daily
*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $1711, mid $1986 and high $2500 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 15 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 $2096, mid $2436 and high $3467 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 15 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
Hero credit belongs to Jeff Mauritzen and Star Wars image in gallery belongs to credit Chris Hill.