TRA Treasures of Ireland Summer 2018 6 Days

Céad míle fáilte - A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland. Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin and secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss. Admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry and striking Cliffs of Moher, and learn about Cobh's tragic Titanic history.

  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS 
  • City tour in Dublin and Titanic Tour in Cobh
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Waterford, Cork and Killarney
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares
  • View St. Kevin's Cross in Glendalough and St. John's Castle in Limerick
  • Visit Trinity College, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Torc
    Waterfall, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and the Cliffsof Mohe

DINING

5 full breakfasts
2 dinners

 

  • 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
  • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director
  • 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
Put a little Irish spring in your step and stroll through the lyrical capital of Dublin - your springboard to an
unforgettable jaunt through the treasures of Ireland. Join a Local Specialist this afternoon to explore the city's
iconic sights. Walk the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to stroll through its library and see the ornate Book
of Kells. Enjoy an exclusive Welcome Reception at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum where we'll hear the tale
of millions of brave Irish emigrants who left their Irish roots behind for foreign lands.
HOTEL Maldron Parnell Square
MEALS Welcome Reception

DAY 2 - DUBLIN – GLENDALOUGH – WATERFORD – CORK
Departing Dublin this morning, we journey to the peaceful 6th century monastic ruins at Glendalough that
have survived repeated Norman attacks over the centuries. We'll watch the master craftsmen of the renowned
House of Waterford Crystal as they create delicate works of art which we will have an opportunity to admire
first hand in their workshop during a Cultural Insight. Our final stop is the 'rebel' city of Cork, where we'll have
a free evening to enjoy a little Irish craic and soak up the lively atmosphere of this university city.
HOTEL Maldron
MEALS Full Breakfast

DAY 3 - CORK – COBH – BLARNEY – KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS)
Stop in picturesque Cobh, the charming seaside town which was the final
port of call for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour to re-live the timeline of the Titanic. We enjoy a
scenic drive to Blarney Castle, kissing its famous stone to acquire the 'gift of the gab' before meandering to the
picturesque town of Killarney where we'll spend the next two nights.
HOTEL Killarney Avenue
MEALS Full Breakfast

DAY 4 - RING OF KERRY EXCURSION
Stop at Torc Waterfall for a leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist over wooden paths and lakeshore
trails. The rest of our day is spent admiring the enduring beauty of Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around
the Ring of Kerry before joining your companions for a memorable Be My Guest dinner at Muckross Farms,
stepping back in time to learn about traditional Irish farm life against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of
Killarney.
MEALS Full Breakfast Be My Guest Dining

DAY 5 - KILLARNEY – FOYNES – CLIFFS OF MOHER – LIMERICK
Delve into the era of the rst
transatlantic ights
at the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, which at one time was
the refuelling point for Pan Am's Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper. Gain a fascinating Cultural Insight as you
board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger and learn how Irish Coee
was invented to treat
weary passengers whose New York ights
were cut short due to bad weather. This afternoon we travel to the
spectacular Clis
of Moher which rise up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves before continuing to
our hotel in Limerick.
HOTEL Greenhills
MEALS Full Breakfast

DAY 6 - LIMERICK – DEPART SHANNON
Our epic journey through the highlights of Ireland has sadly come to an end. For now it's time to wish your
fellow travellers slán abhaile as our memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions
apply.
MEALS Full Breakfast

DEPARTS RETURNS                   TWIN LAND ONLY SINGLE LAND ONLY
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