Treasures of Ireland

From Dublin to Dublin

Visiting: Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Blarney, Killarney, Cobh, Lahinch, Limerick, Foynes


Tour Operator: Trafalgar


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Tour Overview

Blaze a trail and tick off the Treasures of Ireland on this quick jaunt around the Emerald Isle, including stops in Dublin, Cork and Cobh, Titanic’s final fateful stop. Learn all about Viking history, kiss the Blarney Stone and watch in wonder as the idyllic Ring of Kerry unfolds.

Highlights

  • iconSightseeing Highlights - View St. Kevin's Cross in Glendalough and St. John's Castle in Limerick
  • iconDive into Culture Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. (Day 2) Visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the only dedicated flying boat museum in the world, to gain insight into the rich history of aviation. (Day 5)
  • iconDiscover Waterford, Cork and Killarney
  • iconStays with Stories Discover centuries of tumultuous history staying at the Maldron Shandon hotel, a building that has survived wars, fires and threats of demolition to become the grand hotel it is today. (Day 2)
  • iconVisit Trinity College, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and the Cliffs of Moher
  • iconSightseeing Highlights - Explore Dublin, Titanic Story in Cobh and Killarney National Park with a Local Specialist
  • iconView St. Kevin's Cross in Glendalough and St. John's Castle in Limerick
  • iconSightseeing Highlights - Discover Waterford, Cork and Killarney
  • iconSightseeing Highlights - See Dublin's Georgian Squares
  • iconSightseeing Highlights - Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
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icon Day 1: Welcome to Dublin

Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Maldron Parnell Square

Meals: Welcome Reception

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 and enjoy priority access to see the Book of Kells. Then, enjoy a Welcome Reception to get to know your fellow travellers.

icon Day 2: Journey to Waterford and Cork

Location: Cork, Waterford

Accommodation: Maldron Shandon

Meals: Breakfast

Departing Dublin this morning, we journey to the peaceful monastic ruins at Glendalough which survived repeated Viking attacks over the centuries. We'll Dive Into Culture, watching the master craftsmen of the House of Waterford Crystal as they create delicate works of art. Our final stop today 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. Our Stays With Stories accommodation is the historic Maldron Shandon Hotel. Originally Cork's first general hospital opened in 1720, the building has a colourful history that has seen it survive wars, political upheaval, fire and demolition threats before it opened its doors as a grand hotel.

icon Day 3: See the Sights of Blarney and Killarney

Location: Blarney, Killarney, Cobh

Accommodation: Killarney Avenue

Meals: Breakfast

Stop in Cobh, the charming seaside town that 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, then embark on a scenic drive to Blarney Castle, kissing its famous stone to acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Continue to Killarney where you'll spend the next two nights.

icon Day 4: A day on the Ring of Kerry

Location: Killarney

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Stop and admire Torc Waterfall during your leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist along wooden paths and lakeshore trails. The rest of our day is spent admiring the enduring beauty along Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Ring of Kerry. Later, join your companions for a Be My Guest dinner at Muckross Traditional Farms, where you'll 'Connect With Locals', stepping back in time to learn about traditional Irish farm life against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney.

icon Day 5: Admire the Cliffs of Moher and on to Limerick

Location: Lahinch, Limerick, Foynes

Accommodation: Greenhills

Meals: Breakfast

Delve into the era of the first transatlantic flights during a visit to the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes. At one time, it was the refuelling point for Pan Am's Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper. Dive Into Culture as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. Learn how Irish Coffee was invented to treat weary passengers whose New York flights were delayed due to bad weather before enjoying your very own cup of 'Foynes Original'. This afternoon, we travel to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which rise over 200 metres above the pounding Atlantic waves, before continuing to our hotel in Limerick.

icon Day 6: End Dublin

Location: Dublin

Meals: Breakfast

Our epic journey through the highlights of Ireland has come to an end. For now it's time to wish your fellow travellers slán abhaile as our memorable holiday comes to an end. Drop-off in Dublin will be at the airport and Trafalgar Dublin Hotel between 1pm and 2pm, depending on traffic.

What's Included

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Services of a professional Travel Director

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    5 breakfasts

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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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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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    VIP entry to many sights

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    2 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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    VIP entry to many sights

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