IRISH HIGHLIGHTS - 7 DAYS

Share a pint and some Irish 'craic' with new friends and you'll wish you'd stayed longer - your journey from Dublin through Ireland's lush counties and charming towns gives a taste of what you will enjoy on the Emerald Isle. From cathedrals and castles to exquisite Waterford crystal, stately city squares and scenic coastal drives, there's a lot to say sláinte about.

HIGHLIGHTS
SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

City tour in Dublin
Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry
Orientation of Galway, Limerick and Waterford

See the Cathedral of Galway
View St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
Visit Bunratty Folk Park, 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

6 full breakfasts
3 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)
Ferry across the Shannon Estuary
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 – AFTERNOON SIGHTSEEING

Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin - your launch pad to a memorable encounter with
Ireland's iconic highlights. This morning is yours to soak up the charming atmosphere of the quirky capital, before meeting a Local Specialist for a
sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish craic this evening,
joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a traditional Irish pub experience that will kickstart your holiday in style.
HOTEL Ballsbridge
MEALS Welcome Reception

DAY 2 - DUBLIN – GALWAY – BUNRATTY – LIMERICK
We journey to Galway, the City of Tribes, where we'll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its
colourful façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored during a fascinating visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living museum that
reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Be sure to drop into Mac's for a pint, meet the Bean an Tí and see if you can
spot a fairy. Then travel to Limerick, our home for the night. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of the
Irish.
HOTEL Castle Oak/Greenhills
MEALS Full Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Irish Ceilidh Evening

Come along and experience the craic at a special ceilidh evening. Enjoy a drink and some local specialities, watch some traditional Irish dancing, and
sing along to some familiar Irish melodies.
Adult Price: €64.00
(Price is subject to change)

Medieval Castle Banquet
Enjoy a banquet and medieval entertainment in the great hall of the castle. The court jester will make an appearance, as will the castle’s musicians
and the ladies and gentlemen of the medieval court – giving you an evening you won’t forget.
Adult Price: €69.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 3 - LIMERICK – CLIFFS OF MOHER – KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS)
This morning view the 13th century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation in
Limerick. Our first stop is the spectacular sheer Cliffs of Moher, where we will learn about their history during a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition.
After a picturesque coastal drive through the villages of Lahinch and Kilrush, we take the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Our home for the next
two nights is the colourful little town of Killarney.
HOTEL International/Manor West
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)

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)

Celtic Steps
Enjoy a spectacular evening of Irish music, song and dance performed by champion dancers and musicians and showcasing the music of Kerry and
beyond.
Adult Price: €36.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 4 - RING OF KERRY EXCURSION
Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry - its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a breathtaking backdrop
for our leisurely drive around this beautiful coastline that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the
fishing village of Waterville, Molls Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland without electricity and telephone networks.
MEALS Full Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Visit Muckross House and its Gardens
Come with us to Muckross House and its beautiful gardens. With a backdrop of oak-clad mountains, enjoy taking in the towering azaleas and
rhododendrons as you meander along the shores of the lakes. The 18th century house contains some wonderful examples of furniture and
paintings, including a portrait of King James VI, for whom Shakespeare wrote Macbeth.
Adult Price: €21.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 5 - KILLARNEY – BLARNEY – YOUGHAL – WATERFORD

Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle and kiss the stone that bears its name in pursuit of acquiring the 'gift of the gab'. En
route to Waterford, we stop in the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. This evening we dine in our hotel.
HOTEL Fitzwilton/Marina
MEALS Full Breakfast Dinner

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Irish Folk Fun
During this evening of entertainment, you'll get the chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best folk tradition. Enjoy a drink while locals sing
and play music for you.
Adult Price: €27.00
(Price is subject to change)

DAY 6 - WATERFORD – NEW ROSS – CO. WICKLOW – DUBLIN
Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal where we'll watch the talented master
craftsmen in their workshop creating exquisite pieces. Our next stop is in the town of New Ross where we'll see the monument to John F. Kennedy
who travelled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We'll visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic
plight of the Irish emigrants who fled the potato famine during the 1800s. Continuing through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County
Wicklow, we journey to Dublin stopping en route at Glenealy Farmhouse for a Farewell Be My Guest dinner with the charming Fulvio family.
HOTEL Clayton
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 7 - DEPART DUBLIN
For now, it's time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travellers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the Emerald Isle.
Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
MEALS Full Breakfast

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