Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. Please be at your hotel by 5pm. Your hotel is in walking distance of the city centre. Time free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. This evening meet your fellow travellers in a welcome dinner at your hotel. Overnight: Dublin
Today meet with your driver and English-speaking tour guide and depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route, stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle built in 1446 the castle is famous for its Blarney Stone, the Stone of Eloquence, kiss it & you’ll never again be lost for words. Continue to the Woollen Mills which shielded Blarney from the worst effects of the famine, with employment of local workers. In 1976 Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker, bought the old mill property. Within a short period of time Chris and his family transformed the mill into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland, time for shopping here. Continue to Kerry for a two-night stay. Overnight: Kerry
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.
Continue to Killarney National Park and take transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car), as you discover areas of Killarney National Park. Tonight, perhaps visit a local restaurant or pub in Killarney. Overnight: Kerry
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 which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km. On a clear day, the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains are visible.
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.
This evening join a special Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle. Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish entertainment and banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers and is a fitting compliment to the lively mead reception, a four-course meal and of course good wine. Overnight: Limerick
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.
Then cruise aboard the Corrib Princess, along the majestic Lough Corrib and the lake, passing historic buildings and monuments. On board scones and Irish coffee are included. Galway is your base for 2 nights. Dinner is included this evening at your hotel. Overnight: Galway
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. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Next you will visit Dan O'Hara's homestead. The Centre offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of this most beautiful part of Connemara and the West of Ireland. Tea and scones will be served during your visit. Overnight: Galway
Depart Galway for Dublin today. On arrival, explore the north side of the city which offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street and Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city’s south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares and is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle and two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. Overnight: Dublin
Visit A lively pub in Rathfarnham for an exciting night of dinner, music, and Irish dance. Optional extra NZ$135 per person
After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight home under own arrangements.
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Riu Plaza Gresham Hotel / Academy Plaza Hotel
Randles Hotel / Dromhall Hotel
Salthill Hotel / Clayton Hotel
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