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Treasures of Ireland End Dublin

6 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Irish icons come together on this trip around the south's biggest cities, Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Limerick.

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About this trip

'Céad míle fáilte' - A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland. Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin and secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss. Admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry and striking Cliffs of Moher, and learn about Cobh's tragic Titanic history.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: BRSDB

5 Nights

accommodation

7 Meals
  • 5 full breakfasts

  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Treasures of Ireland End Dublin

Your Itinerary

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Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Day 1

Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

Waterford Crystal, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Day 2

Dublin – Glendalough – Waterford – Cork

Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland

Day 3

Cork – Cobh – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)

Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Day 4

Ring of Kerry Excursion

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland

Day 5

Killarney – Foynes – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick

Dublin, Ireland

Day 6

Limerick – Depart Dublin

Day 1

Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

Welcome to Dublin. Discover the city's charms on a guided tour with a Local Specialist. Walk the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to visit its library and the ornate Book of Kells. Later make an exclusive visit to one of the city's unique treasures, The Little Museum of Dublin, after it has closed its doors to the public for a Welcome Reception with canapés and drinks.

Hotel

Clayton Ballsbridge

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Dublin – Glendalough – Waterford – Cork

Leave the bustling Irish capital for the peaceful 6th century monastic ruins at Glendalough. The 100-foot-tall Round Tower, the Cathedral, and St. Kevin's Cross are highlights of your stop. Travel on to see more delicate works of art during your Cultural Insight experience at the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford. Later head to Cork, the 'Rebel County', where you have a free evening.

Hotel

Maldron

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Evening of Irish Entertainment with Pub Supper

Tonight, we'll travel by coach to a local pub for an evening of Irish entertainment with local musicians/singers including a good hearty Pub Supper.

Adult Price: €48.00

Day 2

Day 3

Cork – Cobh – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)

Visit the Heritage Centre in Cobh to learn about the city's history and legacy. From the Great Famine and the 'coffin ships' to the doomed Titanic and Lusitania, this unique display presents the Queenstown Story in a way like no other. Then head to Blarney where you can climb to the top of Blarney Castle to kiss the famed stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Arrive later in picturesque Killarney.

Hotel

Killarney Avenue

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

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

Day 3

Day 4

Ring of Kerry Excursion

This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or stop at Torc Waterfall for a leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist. Continue your day winding around the picture-perfect Ring of Kerry. Take in the views of coast and sea, fields and rolling hills in this landscape that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Join your companions this evening for a memorable Be My Guest dinner on a traditional farm in Killarney.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

Experience a Jaunting Cart Ride

Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride through the beautiful Bourn-Vincent National Park. During your journey, your Local Specialist will share fascinating anecdotes about the area and Ireland.

Adult Price: €21.00

Pub Dinner with Music in Killarney

Why not spend an evening at a Traditional Irish Pub? Enjoy dinner (including two drinks) followed by a night of Irish music, song, and dance all performed by talented locals. You’ll be invited to join in with the singing and dancing just like your ancestors did long ago!

Adult Price: €66.00

Day 4

Day 5

Killarney – Foynes – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick

Your first stop today is the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, the refuelling point for Pan Am's Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper, from 1939-1945. Gain a Cultural Insight as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. Toast the last day of your trip with your fellow travellers and Travel Director when you enjoy a delicious Irish coffee in the place where it was allegedly invented in the 1940s by Joe Sheridan - a chef in Foynes. Later travel to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which rise up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves before continuing on to your hotel in Limerick.

Hotel

Greenhills

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Limerick – Depart Dublin

It's time to say farewell to the Emerald Isle and your travel companions at the end of your holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    It's 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of Muckross taking you back to a time of traditional farming where you'll meet the families who plough the land, learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney

  • Cultural Insights
    Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour and visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the only dedicated flying boat museum in the world, to gain insight into the rich history of aviation

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Dublin and Killarney

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Dublin

    • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

    • Orientation of Waterford, Cork, Cobh and Killarney

    • See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park

    • View St. Kevin's Cross in Glendalough and St. John's Castle in Limerick

    • Visit Trinity College, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Cobh Heritage Centre, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and the Cliffs of Moher


What's Included

Dining

    • 5 full breakfasts

    • 2 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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)

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach

    • 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

    • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director

    • 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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 32 Reviews

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    It seems to me that we wasted two days. The first day we sat in the hotel from 9:00am until 2:00pm miserable after a long flight trying to get in our rooms. The last day we stayed in the airport hotel all afternoon and did not fly out until the nesdt day. Out of eight days we traveled four. Not

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    Service rating : Tour Director and coach driver both very good, unlike the Tour Director, the worst we ever had, when we did the 14-Day US National Parks (Scenic Parks Explorer), 22 May to 05 Jun 2016.The itinerary was good, the hotels ok but the food was very basic. The fellow guests were good.

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    Everything went perfectly.. The rooms were great... the bus had wi-Fi ..with plugs to charge you phone.. the bus driver had water bottles.. these little details make you so comfortable.. I'm ready to plan my six trip with Trafalgar

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    WE were well taken care of. Coach was comfortable, Hotels were good except for the last one at Shannon...I would give that a two-star rating. The tour guide Bernard was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Paul the driver,was excellent. Thanks. The duration of the tour suited us perfectly! We'll

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    Service rating : I thought both Bernard and Paul amazing. A fantastic host with lots of knowledge and humorous Paul drove well under trying conditionsProduct : Enjoyed sights that we visited

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    • This trip will be operated in conjunction with our sister company and Celtic Specialists - Brendan Vacations.
    • Arrive in Dublin a day or two prior to the start of your Guided Holiday and begin exploring this exciting city on your own. Ask your Trafalgar Specialist for details and prices.
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  • 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).  
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