Irish Experience

Irish Experience

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Irish Experience

11 Days Starting and ending in Dublin

Visiting: Dublin, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Londonderry, Belleek, Galway, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney, Waterford, Kilkenny, New Ross

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

IREXZN20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Explore the Emerald Isle on this most in-depth of Irish experience trips, filled with tales of mythical creatures and the troubled history of an island split in two. Beyond soul-stirring landscapes, there’s time with a local ‘Cabbie’ who’ll guide you through Belfast.

Highlights

  • 10 Breakfast (B)

  • 5 Dinner (D)

  • Lahinch: Go foraging with Oonagh and enjoy a delightful Be My Guest lunch at the O'Brien's homely Barrtra Seafood restaurant overlooking beautiful Liscannor Bay.

  • 1 Lunch (L)

  • Belfast: Experience Belfast from the comfort of your dedicated Black Cab with expert 'Cabbie' commentary.

  • Belfast: Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast.

  • Belleek: See traditional craftsmen at work at the Belleek Pottery Visitor Center, one of the oldest working potteries in the world.

  • Waterford: Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.

  • New Ross: 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.

  • Dublin: A Local Specialist will show you Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House.

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Places You'll See

Cliffs Of Moher

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Ireland
Location: Dublin
Accommodation: Clayton Ballsbridge
Meals Included: Dinner

Embrace your playful side and discover the allure of the lively Irish capital - a small city with a lot of heart and yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers this afternoon for a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. See the stately Georgian Squares and Trinity College before enjoying a Whiskey Tasting at a local distillery.The excitement will build this evening over drinks, good food and great company as your Travel Director gives you a taste of what’s to come.

Day 2: Journey To Colorful Belfast
Location: Dublin, Belfast
Accommodation: AC by Marriott
Meals Included: Breakfast

Leaving the cosmopolitan streets of Dublin behind, we travel to Northern Ireland and the bustling city of Belfast, where you will have some free time to enjoy a spud for lunch or perhaps an Irish stew. Later, we meet our Local Specialist 'Cabbie' for an insider view of the city’s living history during a journey through its vibrant streets in a real taxi. We spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps join an Optional Experience.

Day 3: Venture To The Giant’S Causeway And On To Londonderry Dive Into Culture Make Travel Matter
Location: Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Londonderry
Accommodation: City Hotel Derry
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Dive Into Culture during a visit to the award-winning Titanic Belfast Experience. Gain insights into the tragic story of the Titanic and its passengers who lost their lives in the icy Atlantic. We leave the city behind us, traveling along to the Giant's Causeway for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as we walk in the footsteps of Finn MacCool. Our visit will help to conserve this iconic natural landmark. Take some time to admire the natural spectacle of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns before continuing to Londonderry, our home for the next two nights. Dine at your hotel this evening.

Day 4: Discover Londonderry’S Past
Location: Londonderry
Accommodation: City Hotel Derry
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join your Local Specialist for a walk along the 17th-century city walls and see the formerly turbulent Bogside neighborhood, with its street murals depicting the history of the 'Troubles'. Spend a free afternoon walking along the pretty Foyle River or consider joining an Optional Experience to Inishowen Peninsula, with its rich history.

Day 5: Onwards To Scenic Galway Dive Into Culture
Location: Londonderry, Belleek, Galway
Accommodation: Maldron Oranmore
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We journey through the lush countryside to Belleek, where we'll Dive Into Culture and witness talented pottery craftsmen create the exquisite collectables that have graced homes since the mid-19th century. Arrive in Galway later, where we will stay for the next two nights.

Day 6: Connemara Excursion
Location: Galway, Connemara, Galway
Accommodation: Maldron Oranmore
Meals Included: Breakfast

The rugged beauty of Connemara was captured in the film 'The Quiet Man' with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Its loughs and mountains are yours to explore today during a scenic drive. We arrive at Kylemore Abbey later to visit the country's most romantic castle and ramble through the hidden nooks of its Victorian walled garden. Returning to Galway, we enjoy some free time to explore its imposing stone Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square, which John F. Kennedy visited in 1963.

Day 7: Explore The Cliffs Of Moher And Killarney Connect With Locals
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Location: Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, Killarney
Accommodation: Killarney Towers
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

See the imposing UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher rising over 650 feet (200 m) above the pounding Atlantic and scan the horizon all the way to the Aran Islands to get the full view of the irresistible beauty of this special place. You’ll have an opportunity to visit the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition which will bring to life this extraordinary natural phenomenon in a way that only the wildlife of the area get to see.
Enchanted by the wild landscapes, you’ll continue along the Wild Atlantic Way to Connect With Locals and meet local horticulturalist, Oonagh, who’ll teach you how to forage before our Be My Guest visit to the Barrtra Seafood restaurant. Oonagh will reveal the importance of sustainable food experiences and you’ll learn how everything on your plate has been bought locally, perhaps inspired to buy local produce when you return home. The spectacular views of this dramatic coastline continue before you board a ferry across the tranquil Shannon Estuary river. Then, continue through County Kerry to your hotel in Killarney, where you'll have an evening at leisure or join in the craic at an optional Irish ceilidh.

Day 8: A Day On The Ring Of Kerry
Location: Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Killarney
Accommodation: Killarney Towers
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The soul-stirring landscapes of Iveragh Peninsula provide a mesmerizing backdrop for our scenic coastal drive around the Ring of Kerry – an unimaginably beautiful natural setting. En route we will see Killorglin, famous for its annual 'Puck Fair', as well as Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap.

Day 9: Off To Blarney, Waterford And Kilkenny Dive Into Culture
Location: Killarney, Blarney, Waterford, Kilkenny
Accommodation: Hotel Kilkenny
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today you might acquire the 'gift of the gab', bending over backwards to kiss the Blarney Stone before we travel to Waterford. Admire the delicate creations of fine crystal during a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal where we will Dive Into Culture and witness a demonstration by master craftsmen. This evening, we arrive in Kilkenny with its imposing 12th-century castle, once the seat of the Butlers of Ormonde.

Day 10: Through County Wicklow’S Countryside To Dublin Dive Into Culture
Location: Kilkenny, New Ross, Dublin
Accommodation: Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel., Clayton Cardiff Lane
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After a morning exploration of Kilkenny, we depart for New Ross where we'll see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the tragic plight of Irish emigrants during the potato famine of the 1800s on our visit to the nearby three-masted Dunbrody Famine Ship. Journey through the lush Irish countryside of County Wicklow, the 'Garden of Ireland', and back to Dublin where you’ll spend your final evening with travel companions sharing stories of your memorable journey through Ireland at a Farewell Dinner.

Day 11: Farewell Dublin
Location: Dublin
Meals Included: Breakfast

It’s time to say a fond farewell to Ireland and newfound friends as you prepare to end your wonderful Irish experience.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Ferry across the Shannon estuary

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

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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