Enchanting Emerald Isle

Enchanting Emerald Isle

Start: Dublin Finish: Dublin

Visiting: Dublin, Ballina, Galway, Westport, Killarney, Kilkenny


Duration: 7 Nights

Tour code: BREDN18

Tour operator: Trafalgar


From: $2225

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Tour Overview

Step into this most enchanting of Ireland trips, revealing what life is like on the island. Breathe in the fresh Galway air and wander the flower-scented gardens of Kylemore Abbey before dinner in the O’Connells’ home to learn all about the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Dublin, Killarney National Park and Westport with a Local Specialist
  • iconDiscover Galway and Killarney
  • iconVisit Trinity College and EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, the National Irish Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle and Kilkenny Castle
  • iconView the mountains of the Connemara and Torc Waterfall
  • iconSee St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Georgian Squares in Dublin and Galway Cathedral
  • iconScenic Cruise across the Shannon Estuary
  • iconScenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • iconConnect With Locals Travel to 12th-century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by a hearty Irish Be My Guest dinner with the O'Connells and a spot of Eton Mess.
  • iconDive into Culture Visit the Irish National Famine Museum for insights into the plight of the starving people of Ireland during the Great Irish Famine in the mid-19th century.
  • iconMAKE 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.

Places You'll See

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Hello Dublin

Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Clayton Cardiff Lane

Meals: Welcome Reception

A warm welcome to Dublin, a modern multi-cultural city that embraces its past and exudes an enduring sense of fun. Meet your Local Specialist this afternoon for a guided city tour to view the elegant Georgian Squares and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Visit Trinity College and see the Book of Kells, said to be the world's most famous medieval manuscript. A special Welcome Reception this evening sees you visiting EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum.

icon Day 2: Experience Irish history and on to Ballina

Location: Ballina

Accommodation: Ballina

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey through the lush green countryside before your first stop at Strokestown where we will Dive Into Culture at the Irish Famine Museum, delving into the stories of the 1840s famine. See the haunting pleas of starving tenants on the estate and the response they received, before continuing to Ballina.

icon Day 3: Journey to Westport and Galway

Location: Galway, Westport

Accommodation: Connacht

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Westport and meet your Local Specialist for a walking tour during which you’ll learn about the town's heritage – from its settlement 5,000 years ago to modern-day times. Later, visit the Benedictine monastery of Kylemore Abbey, set against the striking backdrop of Lake Kylemore, and stroll through its walled Victorian gardens. We continue to Galway, the 'City of Tribes', where we'll see Galway Cathedral and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

icon Day 4: The Iconic Cliffs of Moher and Onwards to Killarney

Location: Killarney

Accommodation: Killarney Towers

Meals: Breakfast

Our first stop today is a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you’ll remember for years to come as you watch the cliffs plunge dramatically into the Atlantic waters below. Beyond the endless views and the opportunity to capture on film the colonies of curious-looking puffins that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies, you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience which really brings this natural phenomenon to life in an interactive way, leaving you with a deep understanding of this special place. Later, we cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry to Killarney, our home for the next two nights. Spend a free evening soaking up some unforgettable Irish craic or delve into the town's centuries-old history.

icon Day 5: A Day on the Ring of Kerry

Location: Killarney

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Dramatic vistas are ours to enjoy as we circle the achingly beautiful Ring of Kerry – one of the most scenic drives on the 'Emerald Isle'. See a soul-stirring landscape that has inspired poets, artists and writers for centuries, before returning to Killarney where you have the rest of the afternoon free to explore on your terms. Consider a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall with a Local Specialist taking you along the lakeshore and past the farmlands of the 19th-century Muckross Estate.

icon Day 6: Venture to Blarney and Medieval Kilkenny

Location: Kilkenny

Accommodation: Kilkenny

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and receive the 'gift of the gab'. Travel to County Kilkenny to discover the 12th-century town of Newtown Jerpoint and hear about the saint buried there, who inspired the legend of Santa Claus. Later, we meet local farmers Joe and Maeve O'Connell at their home, Belmore House, to Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience and hear the tale of the ‘lost' town over dinner.

icon Day 7: Return to Lively Dublin

Location: Dublin, Kilkenny

Accommodation: Clayton Dublin Airport

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman stone castle that sits majestically over the Nore River. In the castle basement, you'll find the Butler Gallery, one of Ireland's most important art galleries outside of Dublin. Returning to the Irish capital, enjoy some free time to take a walk down Grafton Street or stroll along the Liffey. All that's left to say is a rousing sláinte or two while you indulge in a memorable Farewell Dinner, enjoying a fun night out at a classic public house in the city. Admire the authentic Victorian bar and walk up the original staircase from Trinity College, which was featured in the Michael Caine film 'Educating Rita'.

icon Day 8: Farewell Ireland

Meals: Breakfast

It’s time to close the chapter on an unforgettable Irish holiday. We bid our newfound friends and Travel Director a fond farewell. 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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    2 Dinners

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    7 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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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Ferry across the Shannon estuary

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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