Enchanting Emerald Isle Summer 2018

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Centuries of Irish heritage and culture are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland from Dublin’s Georgian Squares Crypt at Christ Church Cathedral to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the River Nore. See the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint founded in the 12th century.

Overview

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

Highlights

    • City tour in Dublin and walking tour in Westport
    • Scenic cruise across the Shannon Estuary
    • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry
    • Orientation of Galway and Killarney
    • See Dublin's Georgian Squares
    • View St. Patrick's Cathedral, Galway Cathedral, the mountains of the Connemara and Torc Waterfall
    • Visit Strokestown Park House, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Trinity College and and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

What's this trip about?

    Centuries of Irish heritage and culture are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland from Dublin’s Georgian Squares Crypt at Christ Church Cathedral to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the River Nore. See the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint founded in the 12th century.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityDublin
End CityDublin

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Ireland

Attractions

  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Kilkenny

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

Embrace the whimsy and charm of Dublin, a multicultural modern city that celebrates its fascinating past and exudes an enduring sense of fun. Meet your Local Specialist this afternoon for a guided city tour that will see us ramble past the elegant Georgian Squares and...

Day 2: Dublin – Strokestown – Enniscrone

Journeying through the lush green countryside, we stop at Strokestown Park House, a magnificent 18th century mansion preserved with its original furnishings and fabrics. In its old stables, we experience a Cultural Insight at the Irish Famine Museum where we will delv...

Day 3: Enniscrone – Westport – Galway

Travel to the picture-perfect town of Westport and meet your Local Specialist for a walking tour. Learn about the town's heritage, from when it was first settled approximately 5,000 years ago, through to modern day times. Visit the Benedictine monastery of Kylemore Ab...

Day 4: Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)

The sheer Cliffs of Moher plunge dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean providing endless ocean views which we will have an opportunity to admire during a morning visit. Later, we cross the Shannon estuary by ferry to Killarney, our home for the next two nights. Spend t...

Day 5: Ring of Kerry Excursion

Dramatic vistas are ours to enjoy today as we circle the achingly beautiful Ring of Kerry - one of the most scenic drives on the Emerald Isle. See a breathtaking landscape that has inspired poets, artists and writers for centuries before returning to Killarney where y...

Day 6: Killarney – Blarney – Kilkenny

Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and receive the 'gift of the gab' before browsing through Blarney Woollen Mills for Irish gifts, warm Aran sweaters and Celtic jewellery. Travelling to County Kilkenny, we'll discover the 'lost' town of Newtown Jerpoint,...

Day 7: Kilkenny – Dublin

Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman mansion that sits majestically over the River Nore. In the castle basement, you'll find the Butler Gallery, one of Ireland's most important art galleries outside of Dublin. Returning to the Irish capital, we'll visit Trinity Coll...

Day 8: Depart Dublin

It's time to close the chapter on an unforgettable Irish holiday. We bid our newfound friends and Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. Full Breakfast

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Price per day$228
Last Updated: 10/5/2018

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Meals Included
  • 7 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)
  • Ferry across the Shannon estuary
  • 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
  • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
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