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Irish Wonder 2014

  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Take a fascinating look around Ireland’s noble cities such as Dublin, Limerick, Galway and more, viewing majestic castles and exquisite cathedrals. See the Trinity College, get in the spirit and kiss the Blarney Stone and then gaze at the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and spectacular Dingle Peninsula.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE DUBLIN – SIGHTSEEING

    Welcome to Dublin! Relax after check-in. Later, your Local Guide takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park. It's a great introduction to your Irish journey!

    Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St

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  • Day 2

    DUBLIN – BOYLE – KNOCK – SLIGO (2 NIGHTS)

    View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Sligo.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Sligo Park

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  • Day 3

    COUNTY DONEGAL EXCURSION – BELLEEK (NORTHERN IRELAND)

    Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you see the 15th century castle. Visit traditional weavers in Ardara before heading across the border in to Nothern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish author, W.B. Yeats before returning to your hotel in Sligo.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    SLIGO – WESTPORT – GALWAY – LIMERICK (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning, travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the Cathedral, built on the site of the old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square before continuing on to Limerick, the setting for the film ‘Angela's Ashes'. Here your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Tonight, explore the vibrant city of Limerick or join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Limerick City Hotel

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  • Day 5

    CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION

    This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit the ‘Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Return to Limerick for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an optional excursion to Bunratty Folk Park.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 6

    LIMERICK – DINGLE PENINSULA – TRALEE

    This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual 'Rose of Tralee' festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel in Tralee.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Manor West

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  • Day 7

    TRALEE – BLARNEY – DUBLIN

    This morning we visit Blarney Castle. Don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'! Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your holiday.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St

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  • Day 8

    DEPART DUBLIN

    Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • DublinWith your Local Guide, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour.
  • BoyleView the Cistercian Abbey.
  • KnockVisit the pilgrimage town of Knock.
  • County DonegalVisit this picturesque area.
  • Belleek PotteryVisit the famous pottery factory.
  • GalwayView Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square.
  • LimerickView St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.
  • Cliffs of MoherView the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre.
  • Dingle PeninsulaEnjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Ireland's most westerly point.
  • BlarneyKiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab.

Dining

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

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Notes
  • * 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. 
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