Multi-Day Tour

Irish Elegance (Summer 2018) (9 days)

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Your Journey Begins To Dublin, Ireland

Valid for Departures: 12 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018

Irish Elegance (Summer 2018) (9 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

In Dublin’s Fair City.

Day 3

Cashel And Blarney, Heading For Killarney.

Day 4

Ring Of Kerry Experience.

Day 5

The Cliffs Of Moher And On To Galway.

Day 6

Captivating Connemara.

Day 7

Majestic Ashford Castle.

Day 8

Across The Emerald Isle To Dublin.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
In Dublin’s Fair City.
Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin. None
Welcome to Dublin. On arrival at Dublin airport, your airport transfer shuttle service leaves for your hotel at 08:30, 11:00 or 13:30. Meet your Travel Director at 14:30 for an orientation tour that brings to life Dublin's architectural treasures and history, stretching back more than 1,000 years. As you travel along O'Connell Street and the River Liffey you will see the Custom House, Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Enjoy your VIP priority entry to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College, accompanied by a University insider who will share their insights into modern life and the establishment's impressive history. Back at your hotel, join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Reception with drinks and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Cashel And Blarney, Heading For Killarney.
Killarney Plaza Hotel And Spa. None
Depart Dublin, and pass the famous Curragh Racecourse and green meadows where many of the finest Irish racehorses are bred. Driving south, stop to visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel, crowned with medieval buildings that dominate the flat countryside for miles around. Continue to Blarney Castle where you can climb to the ramparts and kiss the magical stone to ensure a lifetime of eloquence. Head to Killarney, where you may fancy a ‘pint of porter.' This town on the lakes is famous for its lively pubs so in the evening why not join in the ‘craic’?(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 4
Ring Of Kerry Experience.
Killarney Plaza Hotel And Spa. None
In the morning, marvel at spectacular mountain and sea views as you travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. There is a chance to join a hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the farmlands of the Muckross Estate, admiring the spectacular scenery. Walk by West Meadow Bay and see Muckross House. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers should be fit, have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and rain gear. For those who do not want to join the hike, the coach will return to Killarney, where the rest of the day is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5
The Cliffs Of Moher And On To Galway.
Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway. None
Cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry and enter County Clare. Stop at the Exhibition Centre and enjoy a walk along the Cliffs of Moher, raised approximately 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. Then travel north across the Burren, a suddenly stark and barren landscape, scarred with interesting limestone creases. Journey to Galway, the City of the Tribes, and see the lovely cathedral. Take in the scenery from your hotel, which is spectacularly set on the shores of Galway Bay.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 6
Captivating Connemara.
Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway. None
Embark on a superb excursion through a wonderland of rivers, lakes and silent hills. Stop at lakeside Kylemore Abbey - a neo-Gothic mansion, occupied today by a Benedictine community of nuns who came from Ypres after World War I.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
Majestic Ashford Castle.
Ashford Castle, Cong. None
A lone piper escorts you over the drawbridge to majestic Ashford Castle. Your exquisite hotel provides a romantic backdrop in superior surroundings, offering both relaxation and comfort. There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate, pamper yourself at the spa, or get to know the hawks and woodland surroundings at the hotel's Falconry School. Dining at Ashford Castle ranks among the finest culinary experiences in the world. Creative cooking, locally sourced ingredients and an innovative menu await at your Celebration Dinner. Gentlemen, a jacket is required.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 8
Across The Emerald Isle To Dublin.
Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin. None
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning and perhaps a stroll on the estate? Then cross the midlands to Dublin where the rest of the day is free for independent activities and maybe some last minute shopping.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9
Dublin, Ireland
None None
Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dublin airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Description

Showcasing the very best sights and scenery of Ireland including the Wild Atlantic Way and a night at the magnificent Ashford Castle.

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