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Irish Highlights

7 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

Explore Ireland, from Dublin and back, stopping at Limerick and the scenic Ring of Kerry along the way.

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    • Christmas Day is celebrated in Ireland on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organizations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.
    • St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated in Ireland on 12 March 2017 departure.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Dublin. The 27 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Waterford. And the 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Dublin. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 800 352 4444

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Christmas Day is celebrated in Ireland on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organizations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.
      • St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated in Ireland on 12 March 2017 departure.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Dublin. The 27 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Waterford. And the 31 December 2017 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Dublin. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Share a pint and some Irish 'craic' with new friends and you'll wish you'd stayed longer - your journey from Dublin through Ireland's lush counties and charming towns gives a taste of what you will enjoy on the Emerald Isle. From cathedrals and castles to exquisite Waterford crystal, stately city squares and scenic coastal drives, there's a lot to say 'sláinte' about.


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      Trip code: WRIH

      6 Nights

      accommodation

      9 Meals
      • 6 full breakfasts

      • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Dublin

        • Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of Galway, Limerick and Waterford

        • See the Cathedral of Galway

        • View St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick

        • Visit Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', Youghal, the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the famine ship in New Ross


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 full breakfasts

        • 3 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)

        • Ferry across the Shannon Estuary

        • 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Dublin, Ireland

      Day 1

      Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

      King John

      Day 2

      Dublin – Galway – Bunratty - Limerick

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      Day 3

      Limerick - Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)

      Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland

      Day 4

      Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Waterford Crystal, Co. Waterford, Ireland

      Day 5

      Killarney – Blarney – Youghal – Waterford

      Dublin, Ireland

      Day 6

      Waterford – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin

      Dublin, Ireland

      Day 7

      Depart Dublin

      Day 1

      Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing Day 1 - Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

      Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and view Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception where you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a traditional Irish pub - the perfect introduction to Dublin.

      Hotel

      Sandymount

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sandymount

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Dublin – Galway – Bunratty - Limerick Day 2 - Dublin – Galway – Bunratty - Limerick

      This morning head towards Galway. See the Cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city. Visit Bunratty Castle and explore the Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries before continuing to Limerick. View King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation.

      Hotel

      Greenhills

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Greenhills

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Limerick - Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights) Day 3 - Limerick - Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)

      The spectacular Cliffs of Moher are your first stop today. See the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. After a picturesque coastal drive through the villages of Lahinch and Kilrush take the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Arrive tonight in Killarney, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Killarney Avenue

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Killarney Avenue

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 4 - Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographer's delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Killarney – Blarney – Youghal – Waterford Day 5 - Killarney – Blarney – Youghal – Waterford

      As you are leaving Killarney this morning cross the Kerry Mountains and travel through the colourful market town of Macroom and see the impressive Castle Arch. Once the gateway to Macroom Castle, it is now almost all that remains. Next stop is Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Later visit the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh before arriving in Waterford. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Waterford – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin Day 6 - Waterford – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin

      This morning visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a Cultural Insight demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. Later stop in the town of New Ross and see the monument to John F. Kennedy who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody, and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s. Continue through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, before continuing to your Dublin hotel.

      Hotel

      Red Cow Moran

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Red Cow Moran

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Depart Dublin Day 7 - Depart Dublin

      Say goodbye after your unforgettable journey through the friendly Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 7

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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
        Explore the tragic history of Ireland's famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original famine ships used in the 1800s, and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Dublin

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Dublin

        • Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of Galway, Limerick and Waterford

        • See the Cathedral of Galway

        • View St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick

        • Visit Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', Youghal, the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the famine ship in New Ross


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 full breakfasts

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      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)

        • Ferry across the Shannon Estuary

        • 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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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 74 Reviews

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        Service rating : Peter was very knowledgable and he really helped out with the meals since I'm lactose intolerantProduct : We were able to see a lot of different sites and have enjoyable experiences. I didn't feel rushed.

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        Service rating : I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Great tour guide and awesome driving skills.Product : The itinerary was good. I think less time at some places and more at others would have been better. Please give more time at Blarney Castle. I could have spent hours more than the

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        Service rating : Things were run very well and Bernard kept us in track. I loved the local places we visited it gave me more of a feel for what Ireland is really like.Product : I wish we could have spent more time in some places

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        Service rating : Very well organizedProduct : Saw many interesting thing

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        Tour was wonderful. Only wish we had more time to tour Dublin, walking rather than driving through.

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