2018 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. View the 13th century King John's Castle
overlooking the Shannon, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation, spending the rest
of the evening at leisure enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of the Irish.
HOTEL Castle Oak/Greenhills
MEALS Full Breakfast

DAY 3 - LIMERICK – CLIFFS OF MOHER – KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS)
The spectacular sheer Clis
of Moher are our rst
stop 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

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 shing
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

DAY 5 - KILLARNEY – BLARNEY – YOUGHAL – WATERFORD
Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to the colourful market town of Macroom this morning - its
origins as a meeting place for the Druids of Munster hark back to the 6th century. Travel on 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

DAY 6 - WATERFORD – NEW ROSS – CO. WICKLOW – DUBLIN
Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of crafting ne
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 intothe tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who ed
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

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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