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Amazing Ireland

14 Days 2 Countries 16 Cities

During this extensive At Leisure trip you will meet local characters in Ireland's most iconic cities.

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About this trip

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ireland, from the medieval city of Waterford in the south to the northern mythical land of Finn MacCool, the giant whose 'causeway' enjoys World Heritage Site status. Dance your way through the cities of Belfast and Dublin, learn about Ireland's traditional Smithwick's beer, and explore the country's most famous food market serving Cork since 1788.


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.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry

    • Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

    • Orientation of Donegal, Galway, Cork and Waterford

    • See City Hall in Belfast and the Cathedral of Galway

    • View Trinity College, the Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park in Dublin, the Antrim Coast, W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff and the Marian Shrine in Knock

    • 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


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 full breakfasts

    • 5 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)

    • 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


Amazing Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland

Day 1

Arrive Dublin (2 Nights)

Grafton Street Performers, Dublin, Ireland

Day 2

Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure

Belfast, Titanic, Northern Ireland

Day 3

Dublin – Belfast Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Day 4

Giant's Causeway Excursion and Belfast At Leisure

Donegal Lighthouse, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Day 5

Belfast – Londonderry – County Donegal (2 Nights)

Donegal Castle, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Day 6

County Donegal Orientation and At Leisure

Galway Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Day 7

County Donegal – Belleek – Knock – Galway (2 Nights)

Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway, Ireland

Day 8

Connemara Orientation and At Leisure

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland

Day 9

Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Scenic Coastal Route – Killarney (2 Nights)

Molls Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Day 10

Ring of Kerry Excursion

Blarney Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland

Day 11

Killarney – Blarney – Cork – Waterford (2 Nights)

Day 12

County Wexford Excursion to visit the John F Kennedy Arboretum and Dunbrody Famine Ship

Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Day 13

Waterford – Kilkenny – Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Day 14

Depart Dublin

Day 1

Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) Day 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.

Hotel

Ballsbridge

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Ballsbridge

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist including views of Trinity College, the grand Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park. 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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

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

Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th 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

Day 2

Day 3

Dublin – Belfast Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 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.

Hotel

Stormont

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Stormont

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Day 4

Giant's Causeway Excursion and Belfast At Leisure Day 4 - Giant's Causeway Excursion and Belfast At Leisure

This morning visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway. View the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns located on the dramatic and beautiful coastline. Enjoy a free afternoon in Belfast.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • 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 & Irish meal; fish and chips.

Adult Price: £38.00

Day 4

Day 5

Belfast – Londonderry – County Donegal (2 Nights) Day 5 - Belfast – Londonderry – County Donegal (2 Nights)

Travel across Northern Ireland to Londonderry. Walk along the 17th century city walls with your insightful Local Specialist and see the street murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, these murals depict the history of the 'troubles'. Later arrive in County Donegal where you dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Kee's

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Kee's

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

County Donegal Orientation and At Leisure Day 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', famous for music, poetry and cultural gatherings.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

County Donegal – Belleek – Knock – Galway (2 Nights) Day 7 - County Donegal – Belleek – Knock – Galway (2 Nights)

Travel south and stop in Belleek where you will enjoy a Cultural Insight into Irish handcraft. Watch local craftsmen create its famous pottery before stopping to view the impressive Marian Shrine at the pilgrimage town of Knock. Finally continue your journey to Galway. Enjoy some free time to see the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Maldron

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Maldron

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

Day 7

Day 8

Connemara Orientation and At Leisure Day 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, where you will visit the restored rooms and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • 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

Day 8

Day 9

Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Scenic Coastal Route – Killarney (2 Nights) Day 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?

Hotel

International

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

International

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

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

Day 9

Day 10

Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 10 - Ring of Kerry Excursion

This morning enjoy a scenic drive along Ireland's most dramatic 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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Killarney – Blarney – Cork – Waterford (2 Nights) Day 11 - Killarney – Blarney – Cork – Waterford (2 Nights)

Today 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.

Hotel

Marina

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Marina

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

County Wexford Excursion to visit the John F Kennedy Arboretum and Dunbrody Famine Ship Day 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 1800s. Return this afternoon to Waterford.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 12

Day 13

Waterford – Kilkenny – Dublin Day 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.

Hotel

Rochestown Park

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Rochestown Park

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

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 with us by coach to a local rural pub for supper and entertainment by locally-famous musicians.

Adult Price: €48.00

Day 13

Day 14

Depart Dublin Day 14 - Depart Dublin

Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 14

Available Departures

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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
    Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. See traditional craftsmen at work at the Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre, one of the oldest working potteries in the world, and the House of Waterford Crystal. And visit Smithwick's, Kilkenny's medieval brewery, to learn about the origins and brewing of Ireland's oldest beer brand

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

  • Join Trafalgar
    Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - In Northern Ireland you'll discover the legend of the Giant's Causeway with an expert, who'll explain how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry

    • Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

    • Orientation of Donegal, Galway, Cork and Waterford

    • See City Hall in Belfast and the Cathedral of Galway

    • View Trinity College, the Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park in Dublin, the Antrim Coast, W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff and the Marian Shrine in Knock

    • 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


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 full breakfasts

    • 5 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)

    • 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 : Very good trip but sometimes a little boring on the bus and long at times.Product : Some of the things weren't worth seeing like grave sites and just seemed not enough time at things we really wanted to see like the titanic exhibit

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    Service rating : Professional tour guide, driver and the "laid back" timeline built into the tour, was more like a vacation.Product : We believe the cities, stops and sites along the way were very indicative of the people and culture of the country.

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    Service and knowledge great but need more time to rest between events. Sometimes it would be an hr when one person extra time is required to organize as unpacking etc required. All stops minimum of 2-3days req. Unable to visit some places due to 1'-2hrs only when more time required ie Titanic

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    Service rating : We had a great time, hotels and food was good, also optional tours we great.Bus was always clean, and driver was exceptional.Product : No complaints about anything.

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