Irish Experience 2017

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

With a spring in your step and a little Irish zest for life, this journey traversing north and south will introduce you to such natural wonders as Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Learn all about Belfast's tumultuous history from a local Cabbie, visit Ireland's most romantic castle, Kylemore Abbey, and travel through the lush Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Dublin, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry
  • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Galway and Waterford
  • View St Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, Queens University in Belfast, the City Walls and Murals of Londonderry, mystical Connemara and the Cathedral of Galway
  • Visit the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, the Titanic Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Giant's Causeway, Belleek to see how the famous pottery is made, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the Famine Ship in New Ross
Dining Highlights
  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
First class 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)
  • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel
  • 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

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13073187

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
11 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1DublinArrive Dublin and Afternoon Sightseeing: Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and view Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. This evening visit Glasnevin Trust for an informative and poignant tour with a Local Specialist where you will hear stories about some of the brave characters from recent Irish history. Enjoy a Welcome Reception of drinks and canapes and get to know your fellow travellers.Welcome Reception
Day 2BelfastDublin - Belfast: Head northwards to Northern Ireland and the bustling city of Belfast. Meet your Local Specialist'Cabbie' for a trip through the city's living history in a Black Cab.Full Breakfast
Park Inn
Day 3Londonderry/DerryBelfast - Giant's Causeway - Londonderry/Derry (2 Nights): This morning, visit the birthplace of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the world's most famous ship. Then continue your journey along the beautiful Antrim coast road past scenic glens and rugged beaches. Visit the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in the United Kingdom.Full Breakfast
Day 4Londonderry/DerryLondonderry/Derry Sightseeing: Walk along the 17th century city walls with your Local Specialist and see the street murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'troubles'. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5GalwayLondonderry/Derry - Belleek - Galway (2 Nights): Travel south through lush countryside to visit the Belleek Pottery visitor centre for a Cultural Insight demonstration to see the craftsmen at work. Arrive later in Galway where you have free time to view the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6ConnemaraConnemara Excursion: 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 country's most romantic castle and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden.Full Breakfast
Day 7KillarneyGalway - Cliffs of Moher - Shannon Estuary Ferry - 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. Enjoy a unique Be My Guest lunch located on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. Our local friends will take you foraging for plants and seaweed before serving a delicious lunch made from local produce. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline before boarding a ferry to cross the tranquil River Shannon estuary. Travel through beautiful Co. Kerry to your hotel in Killarney. After dinner at your hotel consider taking an excursion to enjoy the 'craic' at a traditional Irish ceilidh.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Killarney Towers
Day 8KillarneyRing 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. On your journey we will see Killorglin set on Dingle Bay, which was the location for the film, Ryan's Daughter. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9KilkennyKillarney - Blarney - Waterford - Kilkenny: Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to attain the 'gift of the gab'. Pass Youghal en route to Waterford where you visit the house of Waterford Crystal and watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration. Arrive later in Kilkenny and see the imposing 12th century castle.Full Breakfast
Hotel Kilkenny
Day 10DublinKilkenny - New Ross - Co. Wicklow - Dublin: Visit New Ross and see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted Famine Ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s. Travel through the lush Irish countryside of County Wicklow known as the Garden of Ireland. This evening in Dublin, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 11Depart DublinDepart Dublin: Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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