Arrive at Dublin Airport and transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements.
Day 1: Dublin (D)
Day 2: Ireland's Midlands, Blarney Castle and Kerry (B)
Today depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route visit Blarney Castle and then some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills.
Day 3: Ring of Kerry (B)
Today experience a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula also known as the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the Ring of Kerry stop at a local farm for a sheepdog demonstration.
OPTIONAL: Jaunting Car Ride (pony & trap) in Killarney National Park – Supplement applies.
Tonight dinner is on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town.
Day 4: Burren and Cliffs of Moher (BD)
Travel northwards to Tarbert and take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland.
Take a tour of the Burren Region, which is a strange and unique region in Europe; it is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare.
Dinner tonight will be an unforgettable experience as you attend a Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle.
Day 5: Galway City and Cruise (BD)
This morning travel to Galway City and get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians and artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest and most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965.
Next experience a cruise along Lough Corrib including scones and an Irish coffee.
Day 6: Connemara (B)
Today travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs and mountains.
Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral.
Next you will visit a bodhrán maker (traditional Irish drum). Visit the workshop of Malachy Kearns, who makes bodhráns for the world famous Riverdance troupe and is currently the only full-time bodhrán maker in Ireland.
Day 7: Sligo, Derry and Donegal (BD)
Today travel to Donegal via County Sligo. See the beautiful scenery which was an inspiration for W.B. Yeats.
Visit the Belleek Pottery Factory and see first-hand how this world renowned pottery is created.
Continue on to Derry City. Upon arrival meet with your English speaking guide and participate in a walking tour of the Walled City of Derry
Day 8: Donegal to Belfast via North Antrim Coast (B)
This morning depart Donegal and travel along the Antrim coast to Belfast, visiting the Giants Causeway en route. The Causeway was formed more than 60 million years ago when red-hot lava erupted onto the surface of the earth and was cooled by the sea to form the columns which make up the Giants Causeway.
Next stop at the Dark Hedges. This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. In fact, the iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO's epic series Game of Thrones®, representing the Kingsroad.
Day 9: Belfast and the Titanic Experience (B)
This morning begins with a guided tour of Belfast City.
Visit the Titanic Experience Belfast. Titanic Belfast recreates the story of the world’s most famous ship in a new iconic, six floor building right beside the historic site of the original ship’s construction.
Day 10: Slane Distillery (B)
This morning depart Belfast and travel to Dublin. En route visit Slane Distillery. There could be no finer setting in which to discover the nature of whiskey than Ireland’s mythical Boyne Valley. Continue on to Dublin.
OPTIONAL: Dinner & Evening Entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock or similar - supplement applies
Days 11: Dublin's Fair City (B)
After breakfast join an orientation tour of the city. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Here you will learn the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. This afternoon is at leisure or choose one of the following optional activities. - Supplement applies.
Visit the Guinness Storehouse
Visit Trinity College & Book of Kells
Visit Christ Church Cathedral
Day 12: Farewell (B)
After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight home under own arrangements.
- Modern Motor Coach with driver/guide included as per itinerary
- 11 nights accommodation at your chosen accommodation including Continental Breakfast Daily
- Dinners as specified in itinerary
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Entrance Fees
- Poerterage x1 piece of luggage per person in/out hotels
- Domestic Air Fares
- Additional /Optional Tour Costs
- Hotel Mini Bar
- Sightseeing/Meals not stated in Itinerary
- International Airfares
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Riu Plaza Gresham Hotel or similar
Academy Plaza Hotel or similar
Randles Hotel or similar
Dromhall HOtel or similar
George Hotel or similar
Treacy's West County or similar
Clayton Hotel or similar
Clanree Hotel or similar
Clayton Hotel or similar
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 35 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 35 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. If you cancel between 18 and 34 days prior to your travel date 60% of your tour cost will be charged. Cancellations within 17 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge. All cancellations must be acknowledged in writing.
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Note: Wheelchair passengers
Some activities are not suitable for wheelchair passengers and any passenger requiring wheelchair assistance must be accompanied by a fellow traveller that is capable of assisting with all mobility requirements. Maximum of one wheelchair per group, the wheelchair must be fully collapsible. Further wheelchairs may be allowed subject to group size.
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