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Brendan Vacations

Treasures of Ireland End Dublin Summer 2020

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$1,319

$1,425

6 days

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Overview

Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin, secure your 'gift of the gab' with a Blarney kiss and admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry.

Locations Visited

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

Countries Visited

Ireland

Travel Style

Country Explorer

Accommodations

5 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

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.

  • Accommodation

    Maldron Parnell Square

  • Meals

    Welcome Reception

Day 2

Dublin – Glendalough – Waterford – Cork

Departing Dublin this morning, we journey to the peaceful 6th-century 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.

  • Accommodation

    Maldron Shandon

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Cork – Cobh – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)

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.

  • Accommodation

    Killarney Avenue

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 4

Ring of Kerry Excursion

Stop and admire Torc Waterfall during your leisurely guided walk with a 'Local Specialist' over 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 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.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 5

Killarney – Foynes – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick

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, learning how Irish Coffee was invented to treat weary passengers whose New York flights were cut short due to bad weather. 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.

  • Accommodation

    Greenhills

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 6

End Dublin

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.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • WALKING TOUR in Killarney National Park

  • ORIENTATION of Waterford, Cork and Killarney

  • VISIT Trinity College, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and the Cliffs of Moher

  • VIEW St. Kevin's Cross in Glendalough and St. John's Castle in Limerick

  • SEE Dublin's Georgian Squares

  • SCENIC DRIVE of the Ring of Kerry

Brendan Vacations

What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 5 breakfasts

  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest)

  • First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Services of a professional Travel Director

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Handcrafted Highlights

  • VIP entry to many sights

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    Trip Notes:

    • ​International Air: Please note that airfares are not included. We will quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day you book.
    • ​Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1 of itinerary.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • ​Prices listed are per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available. 
    • ​'Price with Current Deals' reflects current applicable 'Early Payment Discounts' or 'Last Minute Deals.' Early Payment Discounts (land only) savings vary by itinerary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates and are subject to availability; not valid with all other promotional offers. Last Minute Deals are available on select departures only and only available to travelers departing from the United States; not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or any other promotional offers; full payment due at time of booking. All discounts are for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Call or request a quote for complete details.
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