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Amazing Ireland

14 Days 2 Countries 7 Cities

During this extensive At Leisure trip you will meet local characters in Ireland's most iconic cities.

"Saw everything we wanted and more!"

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      About this trip

      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.


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      13 Nights

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      18 Meals
      • 13 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


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      Dining

        • 13 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Amazing Ireland

      Your Itinerary

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      Dublin, Ireland

      Day 1

      Arrive Dublin

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      Dublin – Belfast Sightseeing and At Leisure (2 Nights)

      Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

      Day 3

      Giant's Causeway Excursion

      Donegal Lighthouse, Co. Donegal, Ireland

      Day 4

      Belfast – Londonderry – County Donegal (2 Nights)

      Donegal Castle, Co. Donegal, Ireland

      Day 5

      Belleek Excursion – County Donegal Orientation and At Leisure

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      County Donegal – Knock – Galway (2 Nights)

      Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway, Ireland

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      Connemara Orientation and At Leisure

      Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland

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

      Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland

      Day 9

      Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Waterford Crystal, Co. Waterford, Ireland

      Day 10

      Killarney – Blarney – Cork – Waterford (2 Nights)

      Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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      Waterford – Kilkenny Excursion

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

      Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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      Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Dublin, Ireland

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      Depart Dublin

      Day 1

      Arrive Dublin 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 journey. Spend the day soaking up its palpable charm before joining your Travel Director and travel companions on a canal boat for an unforgettable Welcome Reception on Dublin's 200-year old Grand Canal.

      Hotel

      Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Ballsbridge

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      • Welcome Reception

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      Dublin – Belfast Sightseeing and At Leisure (2 Nights) 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 areas, and visit Queen's University and City Hall. A Cultural Insight offers a new perspective into the world's most famous ship and the tragedy that befell it and its passengers at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre. This evening we dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Stormont

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      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Stormont

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      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 3

      Giant's Causeway Excursion 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.

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      • Full Breakfast

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      • Full Breakfast

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      Belfast – Londonderry – County Donegal (2 Nights) 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 its poignant murals. We journey to County Donegal later, where we will spend the next two nights, enjoying a tasty dinner in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Kees

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Kees

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Belleek Excursion – County Donegal Orientation and At Leisure 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 Irish pottery. Then it's on to Donegal for an afternoon of exploration and an opportunity to discover "The Diamond" as the city centre is known. Or visit the ancient Donegal Castle, once the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan.

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      County Donegal – Knock – Galway (2 Nights) 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'll have an afternoon to explore its vibrant Latin Quarter, striking stone Cathedral or 18th century Eyre Square.

      Hotel

      Maldron

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Maldron

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Connemara Orientation and At Leisure 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 Garden, which we will have an opportunity to explore before returning to Galway this evening where we'll dine in our hotel.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
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      Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Scenic Coastal Route – Killarney (2 Nights) 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 scenic coastal route, through County Clare en route to Killarney. in Killarney. This evening yours to spend as you wish, but perhaps we can tempt you with a bit of craic at a traditional Irish ceilidh to soak up the town's festive atmosphere?

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      International

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      • Full Breakfast

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      Ring of Kerry Excursion 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.

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      • Full Breakfast

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      Killarney – Blarney – Cork – Waterford (2 Nights) 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 since 1788 or perhaps relax at one of the city's tearooms indulging in fresh scones and tea. Our final stop today is in medieval Waterford where we'll spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Waterford Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Waterford Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Waterford – Kilkenny Excursion 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 visit to the Smithwick's Experience. This Cultural Insight of a brewery-turned-brewery-tour sheds light on the medieval origins of brewing Ireland's oldest beer. We spent the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Waterford though you may wish to consider joining an Optional Experience trying your hand at Ireland's national sport 'hurling'.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      • Full Breakfast

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      County Wexford (visit the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and Dunbrody Famine Ship) – Dublin (2 Nights) 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 to the 1800s as we visit the three-masted Famine Ship Dunbrody for a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who were compelled to leave their home during the potato famine, enduring even harsher conditions than at home in the "coffin ships" that took them to new lands. This evening, we join the Fulvio family for a spectacular Be My Guest Dinner of Irish fare with an Italian twist served at their Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin.

      Hotel

      Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 12

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      Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure 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 pint of 'the Black Stuff' at one of its many quaint pubs, admire the colourful performances on Grafton Street or delve into its centuries-old history. This evening, let the rousing sounds of a traditional Irish cabaret tempt you for an Optional Experience that will have you dancing your way through the Dublin streets.

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      Depart Dublin 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.

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story

      • Cultural Insights
        Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. See traditional craftsmen at work at the Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre, one of the oldest working potteries in the world, and the House of Waterford Crystal. And visit Smithwick's, Kilkenny's medieval brewery, to learn about the origins and brewing of Ireland's oldest beer brand

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Belfast, Londonderry and Dublin

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        JoinTrafalgar - In Northern Ireland you'll discover the legend of the Giant's Causeway with an expert, who'll explain how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.

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        • 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


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        • 5 dinners
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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Our Travel Director and Coach Driver were outstanding - always calm and cool providing a comfortable atmosphere. They were always there ready to help you.Product : The itinerary was well thought out, the coach was comfortable and clean, and we had a good variety of hotels.

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        Service rating : The optional trips were great, especially the ones involving a meal. The Tour Director and driver were excellent, even though the weather was poor.Product : Average

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        Service rating : Our tour director, Glenn, was fabulous. He had a great personality, good knowledge of the countries and very good organization. One thing I didn't like, and I don't know if it was up to the tour director, was that one person who had a birthday and a couple who had an

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