Irish Highlights

Irish Highlights

Start: Dublin Finish: Dublin

Visiting: Dublin, Bunratty, Limerick, Lahinch, Killarney, Blarney, Waterford, New Ross


Duration: 6 Nights

Tour code: WRIHA16

Tour operator: Trafalgar


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Tour Overview

A roundtrip from Dublin featuring all the Ireland highlights including Waterford's crystal, your newfound 'gift of the gab' at Blarney Castle and the irresistible Ring of Kerry. You'll also learn about the devastating Irish famine and peer over the edge at the Cliffs of Moher.

Highlights

  • iconDive into Culture Explore the tragic history of Ireland's famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original famine ships used in the 1800s. (Day 6)Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. (Day 6)
  • iconExplore Dublin with a Local Specialist
  • iconVisit 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
  • iconView King John's Castle in Limerick
  • iconConnect with Locals Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Ballyknocken Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story. (Day 6)
  • iconScenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • iconDiscover Galway, Limerick and Waterford
  • iconSee St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, the Cathedral of Galway and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Welcome to the Emerald Isle

Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Maldron Kevin Street

Meals: Welcome Reception

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. After a leisurely morning, meet 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 Welcome Reception.

icon Day 2: Onwards to Galway and Limerick

Location: Bunratty, Limerick

Accommodation: Greenhills

Meals: Breakfast

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 next, during a visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living history museum that reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue on to Limerick, for an orientation tour to view the 13th-century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon.

icon Day 3: Experience the Iconic Cliffs of Moher and on to Killarney

Location: Lahinch, Killarney

Accommodation: Killarney Avenue

Meals: Breakfast

We leave Limerick and stop to visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on the famed ‘Wild Atlantic Way'. After a scenic drive, we take a short ferry journey across the Shannon estuary. Our home for the next two nights is the colourful little town of Killarney.

icon Day 4: A Scenic Day on the Ring of Kerry

Meals: Breakfast

Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry - its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a soul-stirring backdrop for our leisurely drive around a beautiful coastline that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the coastal village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland to get electricity and telephone networks.

icon Day 5: Explore Blarney and Journey to Waterford

Location: Blarney, Waterford

Accommodation: Marina

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Continue to Waterford, where we will have dinner at our hotel.

icon Day 6: Through County Wicklow’s Countryside to Dublin

Location: Dublin, Waterford, New Ross

Accommodation: Clayton Dublin Airport

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Dive Into Culture and witness the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal. Here we will 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 Dive Into Culture yet again, gaining insights into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who fled 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. We'll Connect With Locals over a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and meet the Fulvio family.

icon Day 7: Farewell Ireland

Meals: Breakfast

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'. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    Ferry across the Shannon Estuary

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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    Hand-picked Trip Highlights

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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

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    6 breakfasts

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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