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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).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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

Optional Experiences

An Evening of Irish Entertainment

Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humour. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

Adult Price: €71.00

Experience Glendalough, The Glen Of The Two Lakes

Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 7th century. Your Local Specialist will tell tales and show you around this sacred area, famous for its tranquil beauty amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland.

Adult Price: €20.00

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

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 British meal; fish and chips.

Adult Price: £38.00

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

Optional Experiences

Galway Castle Banquet

Join us on a drive to Galway Castle where you'll begin your evening of medieval entertainment. This will be accompanied by a delicious dinner where wine will flow, and you’ll be treated to songs and the marvellous Irish art of story-telling.

Adult Price: €65.00

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

Optional Experiences

Evening at a Locally-Acclaimed Restaurant

Travel to the little village of Mount Charles, where we’ll dine at the Village Tavern with Irish Fare and craft beer. We’ll be met by ‘Enda’, a renowned Chef, who will explain their menu and the source of the locally-produced food. While dining, we’ll enjoy music and storytelling.

Adult Price: €55.00

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

Optional Experiences

Irish Ceilidh Evening

The Irish Ceilidh epitomises how music and dance were enjoyed in rural Ireland, especially on festive occasions. The craic - welcoming, jolly, fun and informal - is accompanied with plenty of food and drink. There's no more enjoyable way to understand Irish culture.

Adult Price: €64.00

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

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

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

Optional Experiences

Sports and Music - Irish Style

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the ancient sport of hurling over a drink at the 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, a drink and live music will greet you on returning to the pub.

Adult Price: €27.00

An Evening of Irish Entertainment with a Pub Supper

Travel by coach to a local Rural Pub for Supper and entertainment by locally-famous trio ‘Boxty’

Adult Price: €48.00

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

The Trafalgar Difference

  • 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.

  • Trafalgar Cares
    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

Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway, 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).


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


    Airport Transfers

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


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    Service rating : great holiday great experience disgusting food most of the time and very mean portions 3 vegs in Ireland chips mashed potatoes and roast potatoes even the coffee was pretty awful very good director could not do enough to helpProduct : great to learn about Irelands troubled past

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    Service rating : In general, I felt taken care of and treated well and safe.Product : Great itinerary! With the leisure theme - 2 nights at every stop - there was time to take it all in and enjoy each place. The places we stop were all beautiful and interesting.

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    Well worth the money paid. Excellent value.

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    All was excellent, except that neither Trafalger nor Costco told us we would have to retrieve our bags in Canada to go through customs. If we had known that in LA we would have kept them with us on the plane. Stephanie, our tour director, was knowledgable, enthusiastic, and always looking out

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    Service rating : Our tour director was a very nice young woman who knew her stuff, kept us entertained, and was more than willing to answer any questions. The bus driver was a nice quiet man and the relationship between the dirver and the director was entertaining.Product : Places we went were

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    Trafalgar CaresGiant's Causeway, Antrim 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.TransferAirport transfers: On arrival to Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am.TreadrightTreadright: See pages 28-29 for details.GratuitiesGratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, XXXXX per person.WifiWiFi: See pages 250-251 for details.
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