IRISH WONDER - 8 DAYS

Centuries of Irish culture and heritage are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland, from Dublin to the charismatic seaside villages along the Dingle Peninsula and the Blarney Stone, where you'll acquire the gift of the gab.

HIGHLIGHTS
SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

Belleek Pottery
Visit the famous pottery factory
Blarney
Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab
Boyle
View the Cistercian Abbey

Cliffs of Moher
View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre
County Donegal
Visit this picturesque area
Dingle Peninsula
Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Ireland's most westerly point
Dublin
With your Local Specialist see St. Patrick's Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Christchurch Cathedral on your panoramic sightseeing tour
Galway
View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square
Knock
Visit the pilgrimage site
Limerick
View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle

DINING

7 Full breakfasts
3 Three course dinners

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Daily breakfast
Luxury air-conditioned coach
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Variety of Optional Experiences
An expert Travel Director and separate driver
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

YOUR ITINERARY

1. ARRIVE DUBLIN – SIGHTSEEING

Welcome to Dublin. Relax after check-in. Later your Local Specialist takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle,
Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Merrion Square. It's a great introduction to your Irish journey.
HOTEL
Maldron Newlands Cross

2. DUBLIN – BOYLE – KNOCK – BALLINA (2 NIGHTS)

View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin
Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Ballina.
MEAL(S)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
HOTEL
Twin Trees

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Luxurious River Shannon Cruise
The longest river in the British Isles, the River Shannon is immortalised in songs and legends. Come with us for a cruise on this majestic river, through
the beautiful rolling countryside of counties Leitrim and Roscommon. You’ll also enjoy refreshments on the luxurious Moon River Pleasure Cruiser.

Adult Price: €30.00

3. BELLEEK (NORTHERN IRELAND) – COUNTY DONEGAL EXCURSION

Travel across the border into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Visit traditional weavers in the town of Donegal where you also
view the 15th century castle. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish poet W.B Yeats. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore, before
returning to your hotel in Ballina.
MEAL(S)
Full Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Fine Dining in a Stately Home
We’ll travel by coach to an award-winning restaurant in a quirky, 19c neo-gothic manor house. Here you’ll be served authentic locally-sourced food in
an elegant setting.
Adult Price: €55.00

Irish Traditions and Song
Tonight, you'll enjoy Irish hospitality in a cosy local pub. Experience the folk tradition and enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.
Adult Price: €27.00

4. BALLINA – WESTPORT – GALWAY – SHANNON (NEAR LIMERICK) (2 NIGHTS)

This morning travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral, built on the
site of the old prison and stroll around Eyre Square. Tonight why not join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish
castle?
MEAL(S)
Full Breakfast
HOTEL
Castle Oaks House

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

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

5. CLIFFS OF MOHER EXCURSION

This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge'
exhibition. Return to Shannon for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk
Park.
MEAL(S)
Full Breakfast
Dinner

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Bunratty Castle And Folk Park
Come on a visit to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. With your local specialist, you’ll
experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we'll have free
time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.
Adult Price: €20.00

6. SHANNON (NEAR LIMERICK) – DINGLE PENINSULA – TRALEE

This morning in Limerick your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle
Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for
its annual 'Rose of Tralee' festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel.

MEAL(S)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
HOTEL
Earl of Desmond

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

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

7. TRALEE – BLARNEY – DUBLIN

Visit Blarney Castle and don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of
your holiday.
MEAL(S)
Full Breakfast
HOTEL
Citywest

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

Dinner in Dublin City
Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You'll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.
Adult Price: €45.00

8. DEPART DUBLIN

Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available.
Conditions apply.
MEAL(S)
Full Breakfast

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