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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 organisations (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.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Dublin. The 26 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Dublin. And the 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Limerick. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated in Ireland on 12 March and 17 March 2019 departures
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      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 20 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Dublin. The 26 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Dublin. And the 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Limerick. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated in Ireland on 12 March and 17 March 2019 departures
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 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', 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


       

      Irish Highlights

      Your Itinerary

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      Dublin, Ireland

      Day 1

      Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

      King John's Castle, Co. Limerick, Ireland

      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

      Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin - your launch pad to a memorable encounter with Ireland's iconic highlights. This morning is yours to soak up the charming atmosphere of the quirky capital, before meeting a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish craic this evening, joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a traditional Irish pub experience that will kickstart your holiday in style.

      Hotel

      Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      We journey to Galway, the City of Tribes, where we'll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its colourful façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored during a fascinating visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living museum that reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Be sure to drop into Mac's for a pint, meet the Bean an Tí and see if you can spot a fairy. Then travel to Limerick, our home for the night. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of the Irish.

      Hotel

      Greenhills

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Greenhills

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner at Durty Nelly's

      Tonight we'll experience dinner at the world-famous Durty Nelly's. Enjoy an excellent choice menu in this storied establishment that's almost 400 years old! Discover the place where the road rises up to meet you, and the wind is always at your back!

      Adult Price: €46.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      This morning view the 13th century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation in Limerick. Our first stop is the spectacular sheer Cliffs of Moher where we will learn about their history during a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. After a picturesque coastal drive through the villages of Lahinch and Kilrush, we take the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Our home for the next two nights is the colourful little town of Killarney.

      Hotel

      Killarney Avenue

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Killarney Avenue

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Killarney Ghost Coach

      Travel on your private Ghost Coach for a haunted tour of Killarney, where you'll explore local historic sites and hear the history, the myths and the legends associated with these sites. Local storytellers will ensure that you have a fun and fright filled night!

      Adult Price: €28.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 4 - Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry - its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a breathtaking backdrop for our leisurely drive around this beautiful coastline that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, Molls Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland without electricity and telephone networks.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Visit Muckross House and its Gardens

      Come with us to Muckross House and its beautiful gardens. With a backdrop of oak-clad mountains, enjoy taking in the towering azaleas and rhododendrons as you meander along the shores of the lakes. The 18th century house contains some wonderful examples of furniture and paintings, including a portrait of King James VI, for whom Shakespeare wrote Macbeth.

      Adult Price: €21.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

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

      Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle and kiss the stone that bears its name in pursuit of acquiring the 'gift of the gab'. En route to Waterford, we stop in the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. This evening we dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Jaunting Carts and Cruise

      Join us for a traditional pony and trap ride through the beautiful Bourne-Vincent National Park to Ross Castle. We've also organised a cruise on the largest lakes, where you'll enjoy hearing anecdotes from our Local Specialist.

      Adult Price: €35.00

      Sports and Music - Irish Style

      Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the ancient sport of hurling at a local pub. Moving outside, you’ll enjoy a live demonstration by village locals and even have a chance to try your hand at this game, said to be the oldest and fastest field sport in the world. Later, live music will greet you on returning to the pub.

      Adult Price: €27.00

      Irish Folk Fun

      During this evening of entertainment, you'll get the chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best folk tradition. Enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.

      Adult Price: €27.00

      Explore Waterford's Viking History

      Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever".

      Adult Price: €17.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

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

      Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal where we'll watch the talented master craftsmen in their workshop creating exquisite pieces. Our next stop is in the town of New Ross where we'll see the monument to John F. Kennedy who travelled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We'll visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who fled the potato famine during the 1800s. Continuing through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow, we journey to Dublin stopping en route at Glenealy Farmhouse for a Farewell Be My Guest dinner with the charming Fulvio family.

      Hotel

      Clayton

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Clayton

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Depart Dublin Day 7 - Depart Dublin

      For now, it's time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travellers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the 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 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', 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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