AMAZING IRELAND - 14 DAYS

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,
in Kilkenny

HIGHLIGHTS
SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

City tour in Belfast, Londonderry and Dublin
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 the Antrim Coast, W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff, the Marian Shrine in Knock, Trinity College and the Georgian Squares in Dublin
Visit the Titanic Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Belleek pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, the John F. Kennedy
Arboretum and the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross and Waterford Crystal

DINING

13 full breakfasts
5 dinners
(including Be My Guest)

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

YOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ARRIVE DUBLIN
Embrace the warm welcome of the Emerald Isle - its ancient heritage, legends and lore are yours to explore as you travel the length and breadth of
this fascinating island and its tale of two nations. The charismatic capital of Dublin is our first stop on this epic journey. Spend the day soaking up its
palpable charm before joining your Travel Director and travel companions on a canal boat for an unforgettable Welcome Reception on Dublin's 200-
year old Grand Canal.
HOTEL Ballsbridge
MEALS Welcome Reception

DAY 2 - DUBLIN – BELFAST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE (2 NIGHTS)
Belfast beckons today as we journey to Northern Ireland for some time at leisure in this vibrant city, whose streets we will have an opportunity to
explore with a Local Specialist. View the historic murals splashed across the walls of the nationalist and loyalist areas, and visit Queen's University
and City Hall. A Cultural Insight offers a new perspective into the world's most famous ship and the tragedy that befell it and its passengers at the
Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre. This evening we dine in our hotel.
HOTEL Stormont
MEALS Full Breakfast Dinner

DAY 3 - GIANT'S CAUSEWAY EXCURSION
Tread in the footsteps of Finn MacCool - his geometric Giant's Causeway more the stuff of legends than the result of ancient volcanic activity that left
its unique mark on the Northern Irish coast. After admiring the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that fade into the sea, we return to Belfast for a
free afternoon to explore the city's indomitable character.
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 traditional meal; fish and chips.
Adult Price: £39.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 4 - BELFAST – LONDONDERRY – COUNTY DONEGAL (2 NIGHTS)
Traversing Northern Ireland, we arrive at the old walled city of Londonderry on River Foyle, where we join a Local Specialist who will take us to its
most iconic sights. Delving into the former struggles of the region, we visit the People's Gallery in Bogside to view its poignant murals. We journey to
County Donegal later, where we will spend the next two nights, enjoying a tasty dinner in our hotel.
HOTEL Kees
MEALS Full Breakfast Dinner

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. While dining on locally-produced
fare, we’ll enjoy music and storytelling.
Adult Price: €55.00
(Price is subject to change)

The Story of Emigration
Take a drive across the border to visit the award-winning folk park in Omagh, where you'll stroll through three centuries of emigration. Explore oldstyle
thatched cottages from Ireland. Exit an emigrant ship to the New World and visit the homes and paddocks of the settlers. There is also a themed indoor exhibition centre.
Adult Price: £26.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 5 - BELLEEK EXCURSION – COUNTY DONEGAL ORIENTATION AND AT LEISURE
You can't see the USA, but you can almost touch it in the village of Belleek which holds the distinction of being as close as one can get to America
without leaving the United Kingdom. Here you will enjoy a fascinating Cultural Insight into the local handcraft of Irish pottery. Then it's on to Donegal
for an afternoon of exploration and an opportunity to discover "The Diamond" as the city centre is known. Or visit the ancient Donegal Castle, once
the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan.
MEALS Full Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

The Story of Emigration
Take a drive across the border to visit the award-winning folk park in Omagh, where you'll stroll through three centuries of emigration. Explore oldstyle
thatched cottages from Ireland. Exit an emigrant ship to the New World and visit the homes and paddocks of the settlers. There is also a
themed indoor exhibition centre.
Adult Price: £26.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 6 - COUNTY DONEGAL – KNOCK – GALWAY (2 NIGHTS)
In the pilgrimage town of Knock, our first stop today, we'll visit the beautiful Marian Shrine where the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and John the
Evangelist are said to have made an appearance to the townsfolk in 1879. We continue to the harbour city of Galway where we'll have an afternoon
to explore its vibrant Latin Quarter, striking stone Cathedral or 18th century Eyre Square.
HOTEL Maldron
MEALS Full Breakfast

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: €67.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 7 - CONNEMARA ORIENTATION AND AT LEISURE
The untamed landscapes of Connemara, set against rugged mountains and tranquil loughs, provide a breathtaking backdrop for your scenic drive to
Kylemore Abbey. This Benedictine monastery built on the grounds of Kylemore Castle features a magnificent Victorian Walled Garden, which we will
have an opportunity to explore before returning to Galway this evening, where you will dine at your hotel.
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: €67.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 8 - GALWAY – CLIFFS OF MOHER – SCENIC COASTAL ROUTE – KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS)
Our encounter with the rugged beauty of Ireland continues as we see the spectacular Cliffs of Moher plunging into the wild Atlantic 700 feet below.
The history of these inspiring cliffs is brought to life at the "Atlantic Edge" exhibition before we meander along the scenic coastal route, through
County Clare en route to Killarney. in Killarney. This evening yours to spend as you wish, but perhaps we can tempt you with a bit of craic at a
traditional Irish ceilidh to soak up the town's festive atmosphere?
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: €65.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 9 - RING OF KERRY EXCURSION
Circle the mystical Ring of Kerry - among Ireland's most enchanting landscapes along which we'll have an opportunity to view the island's ancient
history. Travel through Moll's Gap and take a moment to view the marvellous natural scenery at Ladies View. This evening is at leisure.
MEALS Full Breakfast

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
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 10 - KILLARNEY – BLARNEY – CORK – WATERFORD (2 NIGHTS)
Your 'gift of the gab' secured after kissing the Blarney Stone this morning, we venture to Cork where we spend some time exploring the
cosmopolitan city that rivals Dublin in its energy and charisma. Spend your free time visiting the famous food market feeding locals since 1788 or
perhaps relax at one of the city's tearooms indulging in fresh scones and tea. Our final stop today is in medieval Waterford where we'll spend the
next two nights.

HOTEL Waterford Marina
MEALS Full Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

An Evening of Irish Entertainment with a 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
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 11 - WATERFORD – KILKENNY EXCURSION
A leisurely start to your morning could see you amble along Meagher's Quay, before you visit the House of Waterford for a Cultural Insight into the
art of creating the exquisite crystal that bears the city's name. From fine art to fine brews, we head to Kilkenny for a visit to the Smithwick's
Experience. This Cultural Insight of a brewery-turned-brewery-tour sheds light on the medieval origins of brewing Ireland's oldest beer. We spent the
rest of the afternoon at leisure in Waterford though you may wish to consider joining an Optional Experience trying your hand at Ireland's national
sport 'hurling'.
MEALS Full Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Sports and Music - Irish Style
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the ancient sport of hurling at a local 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, live music will
greet you on returning to the pub.
Adult Price: €27.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 12 - COUNTY WEXFORD (VISIT THE JOHN F. KENNEDY ARBORETUM AND DUNBRODY FAMINE SHIP) –
DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)
Traverse beautiful County Wexford to the John F. Kennedy Arboretum - a peaceful retreat in New Ross with over 4,500 species of plants across 252
hectares dedicated to the former American president. We leave the enchanting outdoors behind and take a step back in time to the 1800s as we visit
the three-masted Famine Ship Dunbrody for a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who were compelled to leave their home
during the potato famine, enduring even harsher conditions than at home in the "coffin ships" that took them to new lands. This evening, we join the
Fulvio family for a spectacular Be My Guest Dinner of Irish fare with an Italian twist served at their Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin.
HOTEL Ballsbridge
MEALS Full Breakfast Be My Guest Dining

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Explore Waterford's Viking History
Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and
anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever".
Adult Price: €17.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 13 - DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
We wander through Dublin this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a superb sightseeing tour that will see us view Trinity College, the magnificent
Georgian Squares and tranquil green spaces. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your terms. Indulge in a pint of 'the Black Stuff' at one
of its many quaint pubs, admire the colourful performances on Grafton Street or delve into its centuries-old history. This evening, let the rousing
sounds of a traditional Irish cabaret tempt you for an Optional Experience that will have you dancing your way through the Dublin streets.
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
(Price is subject to change)

Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of 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: €24.00

(Price is subject to change)
Explore Waterford's Viking History
Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and
anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever".
Adult Price: €17.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 14 - DEPART DUBLIN
Our memorable journey through Ireland is at its end. All that's left to say is slán abhaile to newfound friends as you prepare to depart home.
Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
MEALS Full Breakfast

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