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Treasures of Ireland End Dublin

6 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Irish icons come together on this trip around the south's biggest cities, Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Limerick.

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About this trip

The Blarney Stone. Irish Coffee. Waterford Crystal. Irish icons come together on this trip around the south's biggest cities, Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Limerick, and into its scenic countryside.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… getting an exclusive ‘out of hours' tour inside The Little Museum of Dublin, whose collection of city treasures was mainly donated by locals, like the rock fans who curated its ‘U2 Made in Dublin' room.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: BRSDB

5 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 5 nights' accommodation.

  • 5 full breakfasts.

  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Treasures of Ireland End Dublin

Your Itinerary

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Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Day 1

Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

Day 2

Dublin – Glendalough – Waterford – Cork

Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland

Day 3

Cork – Cobh – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)

Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Day 4

Ring of Kerry Excursion

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland

Day 5

Killarney – Foynes – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick

Dublin, Ireland

Day 6

Limerick – Depart Shannon

Day 1

Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

Welcome to Dublin. Discover the city's charms on a guided tour with a Local Specialist. Walk the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to visit its library and the ornate Book of Kells. Later make an exclusive visit to one of the city's unique treasures, The Little Museum of Dublin, after it has closed its doors to the public for a Welcome Reception with canapés and drinks.

Hotel

Clayton Ballsbridge

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Day 1

Day 2

Dublin – Glendalough – Waterford – Cork

Leave the bustling Irish capital for the peaceful 6th century monastic ruins at Glendalough. The 100-foot-tall Round Tower, the Cathedral, and St. Kevin's Cross are highlights of your stop. Travel on to see more delicate works of art during your Cultural Insight experience at the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford. Later head to Cork, the “Rebel City”, where you have a free evening.

Hotel

Rochestown Park

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Cork – Cobh – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)

Visit the Heritage Centre in Cobh to learn about the city's history and legacy. From the Great Famine and the “coffin ships” to the doomed Titanic and Lusitania, this unique display presents the Queenstown Story in a way like no other. Then head to Blarney where you can climb to the top of Blarney Castle to kiss the famed stone and acquire the "gift of the gab". Arrive later in picturesque Killarney.

Hotel

Killarney Towers

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland

Day 3

Day 4

Ring of Kerry Excursion

Start your day winding around the picture-perfect Ring of Kerry. Take in the views of coast and sea, fields and rolling hills in this landscape that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Stop at Torc Waterfall, for a leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist. Or if you would rather reboard the motorcoach and return to Killarney.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Day 4

Day 5

Killarney – Foynes – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick

Your first stop today is the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, the refuelling point for Pan Am's Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper, from 1939-1945. Gain a Cultural Insight as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. Foynes is also the birthplace of Irish Coffee and you'll savour a cup of the famous beverage. Next, travel to the Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. Enjoy a Be My Guest farewell dinner at a picturesque farmhouse in County Galway with an opportunity to meet the family and members of the local community. Continue to Limerick to your hotel.

Hotel

Greenhills

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland

Day 5

Day 6

Limerick – Depart Shannon

Today bid farewell to the Emerald Isle as you travel back to Dublin, where your memorable holiday will come to an end. Drop-off will be at the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Arrival will be approximately 4pm depending on traffic.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
Dublin, Ireland

Day 6

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Dublin and Killarney.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit The House of Waterford Crystal showroom and workshop.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum and celebrate the golden age of aviation.

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy dinner at a picturesque farmhouse with an opportunity to meet the family and members of the local community.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Dublin

    • Orientation of Waterford, Cork, Cobh and Killarney

    • Visit Trinity College, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Cobh Heritage Centre, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and the Cliffs of Moher

    • View St. Kevin's Cross in Glendalough and St. John's Castle in Limerick

    • See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park

    • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry


What's Included

Dining

    • 5 nights' accommodation.

    • 5 full breakfasts.

    • 2 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

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

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach.

    • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director.


    Airport Transfers

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


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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 23 Reviews

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    Service rating : The tour information included the maximum sights for the number of days. The coach on the ireland trip had less leg room and steeper steps than the coach we took in Italy.. The Be my guest dinner was excellent. We even ate in a thatched roof house. ;The Pub experience was

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    Service rating : Great service all hotels were clean and tour director was knowledgeableProduct : It was an awesome experience would def recommend to others who are interested in traveling it made my vacation hassle free everything was taken care of

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    Service rating : Too much time riding in bus. Tour should have been reversed to avoid triathlon and major soccer game in Dublin. The tour in general seemed disorganizedProduct : Very little time to explore -- too much time on the bus

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    While I have marked a 'Good' rating, this overstates the case, while 'Poor' would be understatement - the truth lies between the two choices - 'Average'.

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    Our host Betty Cullen was the most knowable person I have come across about anything you could ask about. I rate her as excellent.

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    • Arrive in Dublin a day or two prior to the start of your Guided Holiday and begin exploring this exciting city on your own. Ask your Trafalgar Specialist for details and prices.
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