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Amazing Ireland

14 Days 2 Countries 11 Cities

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

About this trip

One of our longest and most leisurely Irish trips, the north and south come together, with all the famous cities and sights, and exclusive experiences like a private reception at Christ Church Cathedral.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... meeting local characters in Ireland's most iconic cities, who share their home towns' sights, stories and secrets as they take you around their favourite places in Dublin and Belfast.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: IRMZ

13 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 13 full breakfasts.

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Amazing Ireland

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Dublin (2 Nights)

Welcome to Dublin. Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception aboard a canal boat and cruise along Dublin's 200 year old Grand Canal.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Jurys Inn Parnell Street

2. Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure

This morning during your sightseeing tour view Trinity College, the grand Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park with a Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

3. Dublin – Belfast Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Head north to the bustling city of Belfast in Northern Ireland. See Queen's University, City Hall and the Titanic Quarter on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Later visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the world's most famous ship which was built in this city. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Stormont

4. Giant's Causeway Excursion and Belfast At Leisure

This morning visit the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a free afternoon in Belfast.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

5. Belfast – Belleek – Village of Mullaghmore - County Donegal (2 Nights)

Travel across Northern Ireland and through the picturesque town of Enniskillen near Lough Erne. At Belleek enjoy a Cultural Insight into Irish handcraft when you watch local craftsmen create its famous pottery. See the fishing village of Mullaghmore where Lord Mountbatten once lived. Later arrive in County Donegal where you dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Mill Park

6. County Donegal Orientation and At Leisure

Explore the town of Donegal located at the mouth of the River Eske and Donegal Bay. See the castle which was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan. During your free time explore the centre of town, known as ‘The Diamond', beaming with music, poetry and cultural gatherings.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

7. County Donegal – Drumcliff – Ballymote – Galway (2 Nights)

From County Donegal travel south and stop in Drumcliff to see the grave of W.B. Yeats. Visit Ballymote and see the National Monument honouring those Irish who died fighting in the American Civil War, before continuing your journey to Galway. Enjoy some free time to view the cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Maldron

8. Connemara Orientation and At Leisure

Take in the beauty of rugged Connemara with its loughs and mountainous landscape. The region was captured in the film ‘The Quiet Man' with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Later arrive at Kylemore Abbey, visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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

Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Travel through County Clare along a scenic coastal route, before arriving at your hotel in Killarney. This evening, why not take in the ‘craic' at a traditional Irish ceilidh?

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
International

10. Ring of Kerry Excursion

This morning enjoy a scenic drive along Ireland's most scenic coastline, the Ring of Kerry. Stop at Moll's Gap and take a moment to view the marvellous natural scenery. This evening is at leisure.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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11. Killarney – Blarney – Cork – Waterford (2 Nights)

This morning visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone that will bestow the 'gift of the gab'. Travel to the city of Cork and enjoy some free time to explore the English market which is Ireland's most famous food market serving Cork since 1788. Later arrive in Waterford for a two night stay.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Marina

12. County Wexford Excursion to visit the John F Kennedy Arboretum and Dunbrody Famine Ship

Travel through County Wexford this morning to visit the John F Kennedy Arboretum. Dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States from 1960 to 1963, the Arboretum is a plant collection of international standing. See the beautiful lake and plants and the exhibition in the Visitor Centre. Later visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800's. Return to Waterford.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

13. Waterford – Kilkenny – Dublin

After a leisurely start visit the House of Waterford Crystal and enjoy a Cultural Insight demonstration watching skilled craftsmen produce wonderful decorative objects. Travel to the quaint town of Kilkenny where you will visit the Smithwick's Experience. Gain a Cultural Insight into the medieval origins of brewing and the history of Smithwick's, Ireland's oldest beer brand. Later enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at Glenealy Farm with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Ballsbridge

14. Depart Dublin

Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Dublin and Belfast.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit the Titanic Museum and re-live the entire Titanic story.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit Belleek Pottery and witness skilled craftsmen create the intricate and timeless white porcelain china.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit The House of Waterford Crystal for a visual journey of 225 years of glass making. See how each individual piece of crystal is create by highly skilled craftsmen using  unique and traditional methods.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit the medieval brewery Smithwick's.

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy traditional Irish dishes at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Dublin.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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    You'll discover the legend of the Giant's Causeway as you explore with an expert, who'll explain how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • City tour in Dublin and Belfast

    • Orientation of Donegal, Galway, Cork and Waterford

    • Visit the Titanic Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Belleek pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, the English market in Cork, the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross and Waterford Crystal

    • View Trinity College, the Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park in Dublin, the Antrim Coast, W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff, and Galway Cathedral

    • See City Hall in Belfast

    • Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 full breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


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Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    Airport Transfers

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


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