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Best of Ireland 2014

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Our in-depth focus on Eire, this round-trip reveals how Ireland's landscapes determine its lifestyle, uniting popular essentials like kissing the Blarney Stone with unique meetings with local characters. It's Insider moments like… foraging for wildflowers, free-growing herbs and seaweed on the untamed Atlantic shores near Lahinch, before taking your 'scavenged' ingredients and saltwater back to our Irish friend's home to see how they're used in local dishes. And exploring the Gaelic-speaking Gaeltacht regions, whose history and traditions are revealed through the rugged beauty of the Ring of Kerry and Connemara coastline, and the tranquil serenity you find within the walled gardens of Kylemore Abbey.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + An Evening Of Irish Entertainment A chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best Folk tradition. Enjoy a drink whilst being entertained by the people who live and work in the area.

    • + Waterford Walking Tour And Visit To An Irish Pub Waterford history goes back to the Vikings and there is no better person to bring it to life than the local guide. More than a guide, they are a seanachie or storyteller, entertaining, informative and funny, they will bring Waterford history alive for you on this walking tour which finishes in an ancient pub. A drink is included. One guest described this as the Best History Lesson Ever'.


    • + Galway Castle Banquet A short drive brings us to Galway castle for an evening of medieval entertainment including dinner wine, song and that marvellous Irish Art of story-telling!


    • + Irish Ceilidh Evening Enjoy the great atmosphere or craic at our ceilidh evening. Traditional Irish music and dancing and the chance to sing along to some familiar Irish melodies. Dinner is included on this fun evening.

    • + Jaunting Car Ride Take a traditional pony and trap ride through the streets of and into the beautiful Bourne - Vincent National Park. Your Jarvey will tell you stories about Ireland - remember he has probably kissed the Blarney Stone once or twice!

    • + Pub Supper And Entertainment In a delightful rural setting, enjoy a unique 'old world' dining experience in rustic and cosy surroundings while being entertained by local musicians. Glass of wine included.

    • + Irish Music and Culture Evening Experience world-famous Irish hospitality at Muckross Schoolhouse and learn more about our customs and traditions. The evening starts off in the class room with a Gaelic language lesson, followed by an evening full of good food, music and Irish stories. The evening finishes with a dance lesson and then a sing-along for all budding performers to have their moment of fame.

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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