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English and Irish Faith

11 Days 2 Countries 8 Cities

Delve into tales of tradition, ancient folklore and miracles, from the halls of Westminster to the haunts of St. Patrick.

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11 Days, 2 Countries, 8 Cities

English and Irish Faith

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London, UK

Ends

Dublin, Ireland

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About this trip

Delve into tales of tradition, ancient folklore and miracles, from the halls of Westminster to the haunts of St. Patrick. See the Mother Seats of the Catholic and Anglican faiths in England, celebrate Celtic heritage and roam the windswept landscapes that pilgrims have traversed for centuries.


Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: CF0018GL

10 Nights

accommodation

14 Meals
  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in London, Dublin

    • Scenic drive to admire the Atlantic ocean along the Cliffs of Moher and the inspiring landscape of the Ring of Kerry

    • Visit Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral in London, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, the monastic settlement in Clonmacnoise, the Basilica and Folk Museum in Knock, the Croagh Patrick Visitors Centre in Murrisk, the Abbey home to the Benedictine nuns in Kylemore, a marble factory in Connemara and the medieval settlement of Cashel


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 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

    • 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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Day 1

Arrive London (3 Nights)

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Day 2

London Sightseeing and Free Time

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Day 3

London – Excursion to Canterbury

St. Patrick

Day 4

London – Dublin

Galway Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Day 5

Dublin – Clonmacnoise – Galway (3 Nights)

Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Day 6

Galway – Excursion to Knock

Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway, Ireland

Day 7

Galway – Excursion to Kylemore Abbey and Connemara

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland

Day 8

Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Tralee (2 Nights)

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Day 9

Tralee – Ring of Kerry Excursion

Rock of Cashel, Ireland

Day 10

Tralee – Cashel – Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Day 11

Depart Dublin

Day 1

Arrive London (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive London (3 Nights)

Welcome to London. Check-in this afternoon and enjoy an orientation drive through this fascinating city. Meet your Travel Director and companions later for a Welcome Reception

Hotel

Copthorne Chelsea

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Copthorne Chelsea

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

London Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - London Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning after a leisurely start, your Local Specialist takes you on an included morning sightseeing tour featuring Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Whitehall, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit Westminster Abbey, originally built by Edward the Confessor in 1050, where the monarchs of England have been coronated since 1066 and 17 monarchs have been laid to rest. The Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to the site in the middle of the tenth century and established a daily worship tradition which continues to this day. Finally we visit Westminster Cathedral, the Mother Church for Roman Catholics in England which is modelled on a Byzantine basilica. This afternoon we visit the Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are kept and home to Sir Thomas Moore's room where he was confined for refusing to accept the king as the Head of the Church. We'll also see Tower Hill where he was beheaded.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

London – Excursion to Canterbury Day 3 - London – Excursion to Canterbury

We journey into the Garden of Kent to visit Canterbury. Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Cathedral was first founded in 597AD by St. Augustine. The Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered here in 1170. After his murder, several miracles occurred and he was proclaimed a saint in 1173. After your visit we have some time in Canterbury, to perhaps attend evensong before returning to London.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

London – Dublin Day 4 - London – Dublin

We transfer to the airport for our flight to Dublin. On arrival in Dublin meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the "Fair City". See Georgian Squares and Trinity College - home of the Book of Kells. Visit St Patrick's Cathedral - built in honour of Ireland's patron saint. Founded in 1191, it has been the country's national cathedral since 1870. During our visit, we will have an opportunity to attend an evensong.

Hotel

Ballsbridge/Maldron Kevin Street

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Ballsbridge/Maldron Kevin Street

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Dublin – Clonmacnoise – Galway (3 Nights) Day 5 - Dublin – Clonmacnoise – Galway (3 Nights)

Leave Dublin and journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland's heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Drive to Galway and join your Travel Director on a gentle walk through the city centre before checking into your hotel. Enjoy free time to browse around on your own before dining in your hotel.

Hotel

Maldron Oranmore

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Maldron Oranmore

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

Galway – Excursion to Knock Day 6 - Galway – Excursion to Knock

Knock, visited each year by more than 1.5 million pilgrims, has been a major pilgrimage site since 1879. On the evening of 21st August 1879, fifteen townsfolk witnessed apparitions that included Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, at the gable wall of the Parish Church. Visit the Shrine at Knock, the Basilica, the Apparition Chapel, the Parish Church and the Folk Museum. We also attend Mass during our visit, with time for quiet reflection before returning to Galway.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Galway – Excursion to Kylemore Abbey and Connemara Day 7 - Galway – Excursion to Kylemore Abbey and Connemara

This morning, we visit Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre at the foot of the holiest mountain in Ireland. It was in 441AD on the summit that St. Patrick fasted for 40 days. A scenic drive takes us to Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castle structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. The extensive walled Victoria garden is a delight to the senses. On our return to Galway, we visit Connemara Marble Factory, where you will enjoy a Cultural Insight into how the vivid green-coloured stone has been crafted into jewellery and figurines for generations.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Tralee (2 Nights) Day 8 - Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Tralee (2 Nights)

A scenic drive takes us across The Burren where we stop at Poulnabrone Dolmen, a portal tomb which dates back to the Neolothic Period. Gaze over the Atlantic Ocean during your visit to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. This evening, we stay in Tralee for two nights.

Hotel

Manor West/The Rose

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Manor West/The Rose

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

Tralee – Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 9 - Tralee – 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 Cahersiveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is breathtaking beyond words.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Tralee – Cashel – Dublin Day 10 - Tralee – Cashel – Dublin

On our way back to Dublin, we stop to visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel, dominating the flat countryside for miles. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, before continuing to your Dublin hotel.

Hotel

Clayton Leopardstown

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Clayton Leopardstown

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 10

Day 11

Depart Dublin Day 11 - Depart Dublin

Say goodbye to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 11

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenaely Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a Connemara Marble factory to see how this vivid green-coloured stone has been crafted into jewellery and figurines for generations

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in London and Dublin

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in London, Dublin

    • Scenic drive to admire the Atlantic ocean along the Cliffs of Moher and the inspiring landscape of the Ring of Kerry

    • Visit Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral in London, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, the monastic settlement in Clonmacnoise, the Basilica and Folk Museum in Knock, the Croagh Patrick Visitors Centre in Murrisk, the Abbey home to the Benedictine nuns in Kylemore, a marble factory in Connemara and the medieval settlement of Cashel


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 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

    • 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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    Service rating : Our Tour Director James made the battlefields and experiences of the soldiers more real and personal than I would have ever expected. The itinerary was very well planned and I would definitely recommend Trafalgar to anyone and everyoneProduct : The only reason that I did not

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    Service rating : Our travel director Alyssa Colombo is very knowledgeable of what she's doing. Very friendly, helpful and makes the whole trip very interesting and enjoyable.Product : we saw a lot of interesting places which we only read in books and magazines.

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    Service rating : Alissa Colombo, Travel Director and Norberto, the coach driver were great. Alissa was well organised, very pleasant, knowledgeable and approachable. Alissa and Norberto worked very well together. They were a great team!Product : Generally, it was an excellent itinerary.

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    Service rating : some accommodation was poor. too much free timecoach was excellent.Product : too much free time and therefore trip appeared a little disjointed / unorganised.

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    The Days of Devotion tour was excellent in all respects, especially the efforts of travel director Jorge Coelho and driver Pedro Salvador. Both gentlemen clearly enjoyed what they were doing and made the trip that much more enjoyable for all of us. Imelda and I will definitely keep Trafalgar on

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