Amazing Ireland

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Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ireland, from the medieval city of Waterford in the south to the northern mythical land of Finn MacCool, the giant whose 'causeway' enjoys World Heritage Site status. Dance your way through the cities of Belfast and Dublin, learn about Ireland's traditional Smithwick's beer, in Kilkenny.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City tour in Belfast, Londonderry and Dublin
    • Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
    • Orientation of Donegal, Galway, Cork and Waterford
    • See City Hall in Belfast and the Cathedral of Galway
    • View the Antrim Coast, W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff, the Marian Shrine in Knock, Trinity College and the Georgian Squares in Dublin
    • Visit the Titanic Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Belleek pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross and Waterford Crystal

What's this trip about?

    Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ireland, from the medieval city of Waterford in the south to the northern mythical land of Finn MacCool, the giant whose 'causeway' enjoys World Heritage Site status. Dance your way through the cities of Belfast and Dublin, learn about Ireland's traditional Smithwick's beer, in Kilkenny.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeOperator does not provide
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityDublin
End CityDublin

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • Europe
  • England
  • Ireland

Attractions

  • Belfast
  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Kilkenny

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Arrive Dublin

Embrace the warm welcome of the Emerald Isle - its ancient heritage, legends and lore are yours to explore as you travel the length and breadth of this fascinating island and its tale of two nations. The charismatic capital of Dublin is our first stop on this epic jou...

Day 2: Dublin – Belfast Sightseeing and At Leisure (2 Nights)

Belfast beckons today as we journey to Northern Ireland for some time at leisure in this vibrant city, whose streets we will have an opportunity to explore with a Local Specialist. View the historic murals splashed across the walls of the nationalist and loyalist area...

Day 3: Giant's Causeway Excursion

Tread in the footsteps of Finn MacCool - his geometric Giant's Causeway more the stuff of legends than the result of ancient volcanic activity that left its unique mark on the Northern Irish coast. After admiring the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that fade into the sea, we return to Belfast for a free afternoon to explore the city's indomitable character.Full Breakfast

Day 4: Belfast – Londonderry – County Donegal (2 Nights)

Traversing Northern Ireland, we arrive at the old walled city of Londonderry on River Foyle, where we join a Local Specialist who will take us to its most iconic sights. Delving into the former struggles of the region, we visit the People's Gallery in Bogside to view ...

Day 5: Belleek Excursion – County Donegal Orientation and At Leisure

You can't see the USA, but you can almost touch it in the village of Belleek which holds the distinction of being as close as one can get to America without leaving the United Kingdom. Here you will enjoy a fascinating Cultural Insight into the local handcraft of Iris...

Day 6: County Donegal – Knock – Galway (2 Nights)

In the pilgrimage town of Knock, our first stop today, we'll visit the beautiful Marian Shrine where the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and John the Evangelist are said to have made an appearance to the townsfolk in 1879. We continue to the harbour city of Galway where we...

Day 7: Connemara Orientation and At Leisure

The untamed landscapes of Connemara, set against rugged mountains and tranquil loughs, provide a breathtaking backdrop for your scenic drive to Kylemore Abbey. This Benedictine monastery built on the grounds of Kylemore Castle features a magnificent Victorian Walled G...

Day 8: Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Scenic Coastal Route – Killarney (2 Nights)

Our encounter with the rugged beauty of Ireland continues as we see the spectacular Cliffs of Moher plunging into the wild Atlantic 700 feet below. The history of these inspiring cliffs is brought to life at the "Atlantic Edge" exhibition before we meander along the s...

Day 9: Ring of Kerry Excursion

Circle the mystical Ring of Kerry - among Ireland's most enchanting landscapes along which we'll have an opportunity to view the island's ancient history. Travel through Moll's Gap and take a moment to view the marvellous natural scenery at Ladies View. This evening is at leisure. Full Breakfast

Day 10: Killarney – Blarney – Cork – Waterford (2 Nights)

Your 'gift of the gab' secured after kissing the Blarney Stone this morning, we venture to Cork where we spend some time exploring the cosmopolitan city that rivals Dublin in its energy and charisma. Spend your free time visiting the famous food market feeding locals ...

Day 11: Waterford – Kilkenny Excursion

A leisurely start to your morning could see you amble along Meagher's Quay, before you visit the House of Waterford for a Cultural Insight into the art of creating the exquisite crystal that bears the city's name. From fine art to fine brews, we head to Kilkenny for a...

Day 12: County Wexford (visit the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and Dunbrody Famine Ship) – Dublin (2 Nights)

Traverse beautiful County Wexford to the John F. Kennedy Arboretum - a peaceful retreat in New Ross with over 4,500 species of plants across 252 hectares dedicated to the former American president. We leave the enchanting outdoors behind and take a step back in time t...

Day 13: Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure

We wander through Dublin this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a superb sightseeing tour that will see us view Trinity College, the magnificent Georgian Squares and tranquil green spaces. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your terms. Indulge in a ...

Day 14: Depart Dublin

Our memorable journey through Ireland is at its end. All that's left to say is slán abhaile to newfound friends as you prepare to depart home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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Price per day$230
Last Updated: 8/10/2018

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Jul 2018

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Jul 2018

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Brendan Vacations is the premier Ireland and Scotland destination expert, backed by more than 50 years of planning authentic Celtic travel experiences from its office in the heart of Dublin. Guided by its mantra ‘taking you personally,’ Brendan Vacations is passionate about delivering deeply immersive, tailor-made experiences across five travel styles: fully Guided Tour packages, independent Private Chauffeur, Lux Self-Drive, Self-Drive and Locally Hosted Rail vacations. Through the warmth of Brendan Vacations’ highly personalized service, guests will stay in hand-selected accommodations - including castles and B&Bs, explore the iconic landscapes of Scotland and Ireland, and meet local people passionate about sharing their stories. Brendan Vacations is a proud member of The Travel Corporation family of brands.

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Meals Included
  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes VIP entry to many sights
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