Irish Highlights (Summer)

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A roundtrip from Dublin featuring all the Ireland highlights including Waterford crystal, your newfound 'gift of the gab' at Blarney Castle and the irresistible Ring of Kerry. You’ll also learn about the devastating Irish famine and peer over the edge at the Cliffs of Moher.
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Overview

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

Highlights

    • Wicklow: Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy House near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story.
    • Waterford: Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.
    • New Ross: Explore the tragic history of Ireland's famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original ships used in the 1800s.
    • Dublin: A Local Specialist will show you Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House.
    • Bunratty: Visit the impeccably-preserved Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
    • Galway: Explore the historic heart of Galway. See landmarks such as the Spanish Arch and the cathedral, or perhaps admire the distinctive Claddagh rings.
    • Limerick: See Limerick's iconic landmarks during an orientation with your Travel Director.
    • Cliffs of Moher: Stop by the Exhibition Centre and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.
    • Ring of Kerry: Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
    • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence.

What's this trip about?

    A roundtrip from Dublin featuring all the Ireland highlights including Waterford crystal, your newfound 'gift of the gab' at Blarney Castle and the irresistible Ring of Kerry. You’ll also learn about the devastating Irish famine and peer over the edge at the Cliffs of Moher.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityDublin
End CityDublin

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Ireland

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Ferry across the Shannon estuary
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to the Emerald Isle

Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin – your launch pad to a memorable encounter with Ireland's iconic highlights. After a leisurely morning, meet a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity Co...

Day 2: Onwards to Galway and Limerick

We journey to Galway, the 'City of Tribes', where we'll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its stone façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored next, during a visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a liv...

Day 3: Experience the Iconic Cliffs of Moher and on to Killarney

We leave Limerick and stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way'. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back to an ancient time as you gaze across the water, all the way to the Aran Islands if the weather is good. Visit the interactive visitor ce...

Day 4: A Scenic Day on the Ring of Kerry

Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry – its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a soul-stirring backdrop. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Irel...

Day 5: Explore Blarney and Journey to Waterford

Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Continue to Waterford, where we will have dinner at our hotel.

Fitzwilton, Waterford Marina Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Through County Wicklow’s Countryside to Dublin Dive Into Culture Connect with Locals

Dive Into Culture and witness the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal. Here we will watch the talented master craftsmen in their workshop creating exquisite pieces. Our next stop is in the town of New Ross, where we'll see ...

Day 7: Farewell Ireland

For now, it’s time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travelers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the 'Emerald Isle'.

Breakfast

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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,634
Price per day$233
Last Updated: 7/18/2024
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28 Jul 2024
03 Aug 2024
$2,225
$2,765
04 Aug 2024
10 Aug 2024
$2,225
$2,765
11 Aug 2024
17 Aug 2024
$2,225
$2,765
18 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024
$2,225
$2,825
25 Aug 2024
31 Aug 2024
$2,225
$2,765
01 Sep 2024
07 Sep 2024
$2,225
$2,765
08 Sep 2024
14 Sep 2024
$2,225
$2,765
15 Sep 2024
21 Sep 2024
$2,225
$2,765
22 Sep 2024
28 Sep 2024
$2,225
$2,765
29 Sep 2024
05 Oct 2024
$2,225
$2,745

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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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Accommodation

Clayton Cardiff Lane, Clayton Ballsbridge Greenhills International, Hotel Killarney, Killarney Avenue Fitzwilton, Waterford Marina Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport,
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Meals Included
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 6 Breakfast (B)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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