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Shamrocks and Leprechauns

10 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

Giants, castles and a whole lot of craic feature on this Irish family experience

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      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      One for the story books, everything's Eiré about this grand family adventure through the Emerald Isle, which will see you play the Game of Thrones and encounter leprechauns and giants along the way.


      Trip type: Family Experience i

      Trip code: FSIA

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry

        • ORIENTATION of Limerick and Galway

        • VISIT the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Visitor's Centre in Belfast and the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes

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

        • SEE Galway Cathedral

        • SCENIC DRIVE of the Ring of Kerry


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners


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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)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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


      1. Arrive Dublin and Afternoon Sightseeing

      You're in for a grand time on this family jaunt through the Emerald Isle, which begins in Dublin. Explore the lively Irish capital with your clan in tow before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Kick-Off Party and sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. View St. Patrick's Cathedral, the stately Georgian Squares and Trinity College.

      Meal(s)
      Kick-Off Party
      Hotel
      The Belvedere

      2. Dublin – Co. Down Coast

      No need to follow the rainbow for this morning's chance encounter with Ireland's lucky little people. Visit the home of the last remaining leprechauns with a Local Specialist and learn how your belief in their existence keeps them alive. Journey to County Down, arriving at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' and your home for the night. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling along the waterfront or relaxing at the pool of this lovingly maintained Victorian hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

      3. Co. Down Coast – Belfast Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      It's time to play the Game of Thrones. After a leisurely start to your day, head to 'Winterfell Castle Archery Range' movie set for behind-the-scenes insights into this award-winning series. Dress in costumes from the program and try your hand at shooting medieval arrows using ancient bows. Snap a selfie or two, then head to Belfast, your home for the next two nights, where you'll delve into the crossroads of British and Irish culture during an introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the City Hall, Queen's University and the Parliament buildings, then admire the colourful murals that line the city streets, an enduring symbol of Northern Ireland, depicting the region's political and religious divisions.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Grand Central

      Optional Experiences

      Enjoy Dinner and Drinks in Belfast

      Join us for an evening of drinks, good food and true Irish hospitality at one of our favourite local restaurants. One drink included.

      Adult Price: £42.00

      4. Belfast – Giants Causeway Excursion

      Tread in the footsteps of Finn MacCool - his geometric Giant's Causeway is more the stuff of legends than the result of ancient volcanic activity which left its mark on the Northern Irish coast. Admire the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that fade into the sea, then journey through the enchanting tunnel of the Dark Hedges. After a day of myths, legends and Hollywood blockbusters, consider tucking into an optional Fish and Chips pub dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Belfast Walk with Fish and Chips

      What better way to soak up the atmosphere of this lively city than to join a local specialist for a stroll through its hidden side streets? We'll have an included drink in a historic pub and continue to a local restaurant for a quintessentially traditional meal; fish and chips.

      Adult Price: £39.00

      5. Belfast – Londonderry/Derry – Sligo

      'Dive Into Culture' at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre and gain a new perspective into the world's most famous ship and the tragedy that befell it. Then, journey to Londonderry, where we join a Local Specialist who will take us on a stroll along its ancient walls. We continue to Sligo, where we'll dine in our hotel tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Clayton

      6. Sligo – Limerick

      We 'Connect With Locals' and join the Feeneys on their sheep farm located on the edge of the scenic Wild Atlantic Way. Martin will teach you the art of sheepdog handling and you'll learn about the role and use of wool on the farm. You may even get to cuddle puppies before a delicious Be My Guest morning tea with this warm couple. Later, we travel to Galway to enjoy an orientation tour where we'll see the city's impressive cathedral. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park or the Knappogue Medieval Banquet.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Maldron

      Optional Experiences

      Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

      Come on a visit to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. With your local specialist, you’ll experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we'll have free time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.

      Adult Price: €20.00

      Medieval Castle Banquet

      Enjoy a banquet and medieval entertainment in the great hall of the castle. The court jester will make an appearance, as will the castle’s musicians and the ladies and gentlemen of the medieval court – giving you an evening you won’t forget.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      7. Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Co. Kerry (Tralee) (2 Nights)

      Your first stop today is the sheer Cliffs of Moher, admire how they rise over 200 metres from the pounding surf below. This afternoon, we head to the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes. 'Dive Into Culture' as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. Later, head to Tralee, where you'll have an opportunity to climb to the top of the Blennerville Windmill and gain insights into the role of this working windmill. Dinner is at your hotel this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Manor West/Brandon

      Optional Experiences

      Celtic Steps

      Enjoy a spectacular evening of Irish music, song and dance performed by champion dancers and musicians and showcasing the music of Kerry and beyond.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      8. Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Circling the spectacular Ring of Kerry, we see mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. The afternoon is free to explore Killarney on your own.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      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

      9. Co. Kerry (Tralee) – Dublin

      Visit Blarney Castle and secure your 'gift of the gab' after kissing its Blarney Stone, then journey through the lush landscapes and counties to the capital, Dublin. Our shamrock shenanigans nearing their end, we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a rousing Farewell Dinner tonight to reminisce over the fun we've had with our family and newfound friends.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      The Belvedere

      10. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Family Fun
        Become a medieval archer... dress the part and try your hand at hitting the bullseye. (Day 3)

      • Connect with Locals
        On the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way at the Feeney's sheep farm, where you'll learn about life on the farm before a Be My Guest morning tea. (Day 6)

      • Stays with Stories
        County Down's Slieve Donard Resort and Spa features Victorian architecture and a beautiful coastal landscape. (Day 2)

      • Dive into Culture
        Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. (Day 5)
        Visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the only dedicated flying boat museum in the world, to gain insight into the rich history of aviation. (Day 7)

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

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry

        • ORIENTATION of Limerick and Galway

        • VISIT the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Visitor's Centre in Belfast and the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes

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

        • SEE Galway Cathedral

        • SCENIC DRIVE of the Ring of Kerry


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners


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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)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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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