Day 1 – Dublin City Welcome to Dublin Airport. After picking up your hire car transfer into the city centre and check into your hotel. Depending on your arrival time spend some time exploring this historic capital city. Perhaps visit Trinity College to see the famous book of Kells, or maybe get to know the Guinness Storehouse. Today stay in the Brooks Hotel, one of Dublin’s most desirable addresses – an oasis of calm just a couple of minutes walk from Grafton Street. A ground floor bar, lounge and restaurant all link together, making an extensive public area that is quietly impressive on arrival - the style is a pleasing combination of traditional with contemporary touches, using a variety of woods, some marble, wonderful fabrics and modern paintings - and, while a grand piano adds gravitas, there's a welcome emphasis on comfort. Overnight: Dublin area

Day 2 – Cork On your way to Cork visit Kilkenny. Kilkenny's heritage is evident in the city and surroundings including the historic buildings such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and round tower, Rothe House, Shee Alms House, Black Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral. One of the most instantly recognised buildings in Ireland, Kilkenny Castle has been an important site since it was built by the Anglo-Normans in the 12th century. The castle has been remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands which was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. In Cork arrive in the Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa. One of Ireland's first seawater spa destinations, this famous hotel enjoys great views over the two ‘Blue Flag’ beaches at Inchydoney, which bring crowds to the area in summer, so many guests prefer it off-season. Most of the generously sized bedrooms have sea views and all have been completely redesigned recently. The exceptional health and leisure facilities make this a special destination for many returning guests; these include a superb Thalasso-therapy Spa, which offers a range of special treatments. Overnight: Cork area

Day 3 – Killarney Before you leave Cork explore the English Market. Situated in the heart of Cork City, the English Market is a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788. Alternatively visit the Titanic Experience in Cobh. The location marks the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage to America. Continue onwards to The ‘Kingdom’ of County Kerry. Tonight, spend the night at the Parnasilla Resort & Spa in Sneem. This magical hotel has captured the imagination of many; its name invokes a scene so beautiful it takes your breath away, a haven of rest and relaxation, an escape from stress, a luxury Kerry Hotel as inspiring as it is spectacular. Overnight: Kerry area
Day 4 – Ring of Kerry Today depart for the town of Killarney and visit Killarney National Park and onward to the Ring of Kerry Tour. The Ring of Kerry brings you along the Atlantic Coast and is one of the highlights of a trip to Ireland. Quiet valleys and idyllic spots await along the way. The breath-taking beauty of the landscape on the peninsula will delight you. Above all, the Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland - see the Iron Age Forts & Ogham Stones, Old Monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. In the evening return to your hotel. Overnight: Kerry area

Day 5 – Dingle Peninsula – Limerick This morning enjoy another beautiful scenic route. The Dingle Peninsula has something to offer to everyone. Among other things: sandy beaches safe for swimming, walking routes for all abilities, a thriving Irish language community, a rich musical tradition, fine dining, sea angling, arts and film festivals, talented craftspersons and some of the best surfing in Ireland. Before you arrive in Limerick pass by Adare and visit Desmond Castle. This evening stay in the Dunraven Arms Hotel. The hotel has earned an unrivalled reputation for the quality and value of short breaks offered, and there is an ongoing determination to combine personal service and quality with value, which makes Dunraven Arms an outstanding example of contemporary Irish hospitality at its best. Overnight: Limerick area

Day 6 – Galway On the way to Galway you will cross the Burren region, which is often likened to a moonscape because of the lack of vegetation. Soon after that you will arrive at the Cliffs of Moher – majestic cliffs which rise 215 metres out of the Atlantic and stretch for more than 7 kilometres. From this vantage point you can see the Aran Islands and the mountains of Connemara. Stay in the Ballynahinch Castle. This crenellated Victorian mansion is renowned
as a fishing hotel and enjoys a most romantic position in 450 acres of ancient woodland on the banks of the Ballynahinch River. It is also home to one of Connemara’s oldest gardens. Set out among mature trees and shrubs, on many levels, the extensive landscaped gardens here have long been a point of pride and are open to the public every day throughout the season. Although impressive by any standards, the atmosphere is relaxed and the castle would make a very comfortable base for a few days. Overnight: Galway area

Day 7 – Connemara Discover the wilderness of Connemara today. Connemara, whose inhabitants still speak Irish, is without doubt the wildest and most romantic part of Ireland. Bewitchingly hidden between mountains and lakes and surrounded by Rhododendrens, lies the gothic style Kylemore Abbey. Afterwards visit Connemara National Park. This impressive park is situated at the foot of the Diamond Mountain, which is 727 metres high. The park includes 1,500 hectares of forest, swamp, highland moors and heaths. Overnight: Galway area

Suggested Visits:  Trinity College  Guinness Storehouse  Kilkenny Castle  Titanic Experience Cobh  Desmond Castle  Cliffs of Moher  Kylemore Abbey  Carrowmore Cemetery  Slieve League Cliffs  Giant’s Causeway  Old Bushmills Distillery  Boyne Valley

Price Includes:

  • 12 nights sharing a double/twin room at specified properties (Prebooked Accommodation)
  • Heritage Island Guide
  • Service Charges & taxes at exiting rates
  • 12 day group B car hire

Hotels (or Similar):  Dublin – 4* Brooks Hotel  Cork – 4* Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa  Killarney – 4* Parnasilla Resort & Spa  Limerick – 4* Dunraven Arms Hotel  Galway – 4* Ballynahinch Castle Hotel  Donegal – 4* Harvey’s Point Country Hotel  Derry – 4* Beech Hill Hotel  Belfast – 5* The Merchant Hotel  Dublin – 4* Dunboyne Castle Hotel

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01 JAN- 31 APR

01 OCT – 31 DEC

01 MAY– 10 JUL

01 SEP – 30 SEP

11 JULY – 20 AUG

       

DOUBLE

$2719

$3229

$3319

SINGLE

$4299

$4919

$5099

TRIPLE

ON REQUEST

ON REQUEST

ON REQUEST

CHILD *based on 1 child 3 – 12 years sharing with 2 adults

$395

$395

$395