Amazing Ireland 2017

Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type: Europe At Leisure 2017

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.

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
Dining Highlights
  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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)
  • 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 13073195

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
14 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1DublinArrive 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.Welcome Reception
Ballsbridge/Rochestown Park
Day 2DublinDublin 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.Full Breakfast
Day 3BelfastDublin - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4BelfastGiant'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.Full Breakfast
Day 5COUNTY DONEGALBelfast - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6COUNTY DONEGALCounty 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.Full Breakfast
Day 7GalwayCounty 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8ConnemaraConnemara 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.Full Breakfast
Day 9KillarneyGalway - 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?Full Breakfast
Day 10KillarneyRing 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.Full Breakfast
Day 11WaterfordKillarney - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 12WaterfordCounty 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.Full Breakfast
Day 13DublinWaterford - 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.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Rochestown Park
Day 14Depart 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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