Best of Ireland

Best of Ireland

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Best of Ireland

10 Days Starting and ending in Dublin

Visiting:

Dublin

,

County Wicklow

,

Waterford

,

Blarney

,

Killarney

,

Ring of Kerry

,

Adare

,

Limerick

,

Cliffs of Moher

,

Galway

,

Connemara National Park

,

Westport

,

Knock

,

Sligo

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

IRBON18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2525

$2136 (USD)

Operator discount: $253

tourhub discount: $136


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  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
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Tour Overview

An in-depth encounter with the Best of Ireland awaits, from spectacular sights like the Cliffs of Moher and Ring of Kerry to the past and present showcased in Dublin, Galway and pretty Adare. You’ll learn all about Irish famine history, former kings and how to embrace the craic.

Highlights

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    Explore Dublin with a Local Specialist

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    Discover Waterford, Killarney, Limerick and Galway

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    Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross, the crystal showroom at Waterford, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', Adare, Bunratty Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

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    View King John's Castle in Limerick and the Marian Shrine in Knock

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    See St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick and Galway Cathedral

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    Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry

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    Connect With Locals Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest High Tea hosted in the Drawing Room of a stately 18th-century home near the charming town of Westport.

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    Dive into Culture Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.

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    Dive into Culture Explore the tragic history of Ireland's famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original ships used in the 1800s.

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    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Help preserve the Cliffs of Moher for generations to come and learn about its extraordinary geology, history and the species that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Welcome to Ireland

Location:

  Dublin


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hilton Garden Inn/Clayton Ballsbridge


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Write your own lively tale of legends and iconic landscapes during this epic encounter with Ireland's treasures. We begin our journey in the whimsical capital of Dublin, joining a Local Specialist to see the sights. Irish history takes centre stage this evening as we visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the few buildings of medieval Dublin still left standing, for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. You’ll get a taste for the centuries of history you’re about to explore first-hand, learning how the very place you’re standing in has played an integral role in Ireland’s history for over eight centuries and how its most prominent office holder was none other than Jonathan Swift, the famous author.

icon Day 2 : Through the Scenic County Wicklow to Waterford

Location:

  County Wicklow, Waterford


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Fitzwilton/Dooley's


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Journey through the scenic countryside of County Wicklow, 'The Garden of Ireland', and on to New Ross – the ancestral home town of John F. Kennedy. Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the plight of the starving Irish emigrants who boarded the Dunbrody Famine Ship to flee the potato famine. We continue to Waterford, where we'll stay overnight. This afternoon, we celebrate the centuries-old craft of flint glass creations, as we Dive Into Culture at the House of Waterford Crystal and witness talented master craftsmen at work.

icon Day 3 : Journey to Blarney and on to Killarney

Location:

  Blarney, Killarney


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Killarney Towers/ Killarney


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Today, we travel through County Cork and pursue the 'gift of the gab' at Blarney Castle, where you'll have a chance to kiss the famous stone. Arrive in Killarney for a two-night stay.

icon Day 4 : A Day on the Ring of Kerry

Location:

  Ring of Kerry


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Ireland's soul-stirring Ring of Kerry takes centre stage today as we embark on a scenic drive past its mountains, lakes and lush green countryside – unquestionably one of the most scenic routes in Ireland. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley, whose remoteness saw it become the last area in Ireland to receive electricity.

icon Day 5 : Onwards to Lively Limerick

Location:

  Adare, Limerick


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Great National South Court/Greenhills


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


We continue through the windswept countryside, arriving in Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. On arrival in Limerick, where we’ll enjoy views of St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and the 13th-century King John's Castle during an orientation tour. Delve into an Ireland of old, as you discover the day-to-day life of the Irish during the 18th and 19th centuries on your included visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this afternoon.

icon Day 6 : Admire the Cliffs of Moher and Onwards to Galway

Location:

  Cliffs of Moher, Galway


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Connacht


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The sheer Cliffs of Moher plunge dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, providing endless ocean views and wonderful photographic opportunities during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at this UNESCO-listed highlight along the Wild Atlantic Way. You’ll be enchanted by its irresistible landscapes, but more so the interactive visitor centre which will bring the whole experience to life from the perspective of the resident wildlife that find sanctuary here. Later, we arrive in Galway with some time at leisure to see its beautiful stone Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square.

icon Day 7 : A Day Exploring Stunning Connemara

Location:

  Connemara National Park


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Connemara's 'savage beauty' is yours to explore today as we tread in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde who described its 'wild and mountainous splendour' as magnificent. Admire the views on the scenic drive to Kylemore Abbey, now a Benedictine monastery, where we will embark on an included visit to the country's most romantic castle and walk through its exquisite Victorian Walled Garden.

icon Day 8 : A Pilgrimage to Knock and on to Sligo

Location:

  Westport, Knock, Sligo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Clayton


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Our journey takes us to Westport House where we'll Connect With Locals and indulge in a memorable Be My Guest experience with tales of the Pirate Queen, and enjoy Banoffee and Baileys flavours in the Drawing Room of this stately 18th-century home. Heading north, we stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock to view the Marian Shrine where villagers witnessed an apparition of Our Lady in 1879. We arrive in Sligo this evening, our home for the night.

icon Day 9 : Return to Lively Dublin

Location:

  Dublin


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Clayton Dublin Airport


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Our journey continues south to Dublin. Here we’ll enjoy some free time to take a walk down Grafton Street or stroll along the Liffey. This evening, we close the chapter on an epic journey through Ireland, joining our fellow travellers for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 10 : Farewell Ireland

Location:

  Dublin


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After a hearty Irish breakfast, we bid our Travel Director and fellow travellers a fond farewell as our Irish holiday comes to an end. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    3 Dinners

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    9 Breakfasts

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Apr 07, 2023

Sunday

Apr 16, 2023
  • Operator discount: $253 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $136 (USD)

$2525
$2136 (USD)
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$2136 (USD)

Operator discount: $253

tourhub discount: $136

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Apr 14, 2023

Sunday

Apr 23, 2023
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$2525
$2136 (USD)
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Operator discount: $253

tourhub discount: $136

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Apr 21, 2023

Sunday

Apr 30, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $136 (USD)

$2525
$2136 (USD)
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$2136 (USD)

Operator discount: $253

tourhub discount: $136

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Apr 28, 2023

Sunday

May 07, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $140 (USD)

$2595
$2195 (USD)
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$2195 (USD)

Operator discount: $260

tourhub discount: $140

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Friday

May 05, 2023

Sunday

May 14, 2023
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$2595
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Friday

May 12, 2023

Sunday

May 21, 2023
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Friday

May 19, 2023

Sunday

May 28, 2023
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$2595
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$2195 (USD)

Operator discount: $260

tourhub discount: $140

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Friday

May 26, 2023

Sunday

Jun 04, 2023
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$2595
$2195 (USD)
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$2195 (USD)

Operator discount: $260

tourhub discount: $140

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Jun 02, 2023

Sunday

Jun 11, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $139 (USD)

$2565
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Friday

Jun 09, 2023

Sunday

Jun 18, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $140 (USD)

$2595
$2195 (USD)
$2595
$2195 (USD)

Operator discount: $260

tourhub discount: $140

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Jun 16, 2023

Sunday

Jun 25, 2023
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$2439 (USD)
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tourhub discount: $156

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Friday

Jun 23, 2023

Sunday

Jul 02, 2023
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$2439 (USD)
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Instant Booking Available

Friday

Jun 30, 2023

Sunday

Jul 09, 2023
  • Operator discount: $263 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $142 (USD)

$2625
$2221 (USD)
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Operator discount: $263

tourhub discount: $142

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Jul 07, 2023

Sunday

Jul 16, 2023
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$2625
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Instant Booking Available

Friday

Jul 14, 2023

Sunday

Jul 23, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $142 (USD)

$2625
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Operator discount: $263

tourhub discount: $142

Instant Booking Available

Friday

Jul 21, 2023

Sunday

Jul 30, 2023
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Operator discount: $265

tourhub discount: $143

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Friday

Jul 28, 2023

Sunday

Aug 06, 2023
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Operator discount: $265

tourhub discount: $143

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Friday

Aug 04, 2023

Sunday

Aug 13, 2023
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Operator discount: $265

tourhub discount: $143

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Friday

Aug 11, 2023

Sunday

Aug 20, 2023
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$2650
$2242 (USD)
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$2242 (USD)

Operator discount: $265

tourhub discount: $143

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Friday

Aug 18, 2023

Sunday

Aug 27, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $143 (USD)

$2650
$2242 (USD)
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$2242 (USD)

Operator discount: $265

tourhub discount: $143

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Friday

Aug 25, 2023

Sunday

Sep 03, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $143 (USD)

$2650
$2242 (USD)
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$2242 (USD)

Operator discount: $265

tourhub discount: $143

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Friday

Sep 01, 2023

Sunday

Sep 10, 2023
  • Operator discount: $263 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $142 (USD)

$2625
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$2221 (USD)

Operator discount: $263

tourhub discount: $142

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Friday

Sep 08, 2023

Sunday

Sep 17, 2023
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$2625
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Operator discount: $263

tourhub discount: $142

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Friday

Sep 15, 2023

Sunday

Sep 24, 2023
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$2625
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$2221 (USD)

Operator discount: $263

tourhub discount: $142

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Friday

Sep 22, 2023

Sunday

Oct 01, 2023
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  • tourhub discount: $142 (USD)

$2625
$2221 (USD)
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$2221 (USD)

Operator discount: $263

tourhub discount: $142

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Friday

Sep 29, 2023

Sunday

Oct 08, 2023
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$2595
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$2195 (USD)

Operator discount: $260

tourhub discount: $140

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Friday

Oct 06, 2023

Sunday

Oct 15, 2023
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Operator discount: $253

tourhub discount: $136

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Best of Ireland

10 Days Starting and ending in Dublin

Visiting:

Dublin

,

County Wicklow

,

Waterford

,

Blarney

,

Killarney

,

Ring of Kerry

,

Adare

,

Limerick

,

Cliffs of Moher

,

Galway

,

Connemara National Park

,

Westport

,

Knock

,

Sligo

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

IRBON18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$2525

$2136 (USD)

Operator discount: $253

tourhub discount: $136


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure
See local operators tour description
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