Irish Experience Summer 2020

Irish Experience Summer 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Encounter the natural wonders of the Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Meet a local Cabbie in Belfast, visit Kylemore Abbey and travel through the lush Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow.

Day 1 - Arrive Dublin and Afternoon Sightseeing
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 travellers this afternoon for a sightseeing tour with your 'Local Specialist'. See St. Patrick's Cathedral, the stately Georgian Squares and Trinity College. We enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening, joining a 'Local Specialist' at the Glasnevin Trust to hear about the brave characters from Ireland's recent history and hear how our visit 'Makes A Difference' to the Trust's efforts to preserve Irish history.
Accommodation: Mespil/Sandymount
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Dublin – Belfast
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 Black Cab. We spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps join an Optional Experience.
Accommodation: Park Inn/Maldron City
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Belfast – Giant’s Causeway – Londonderry(2 Nights)
'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the award-winning Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre and 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, travelling along the beautiful Antrim coast road to the Giant's Causeway and walk in the footsteps of Finn MacCool. 'Make A Difference' by helping 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.
Accommodation: Everglades/Dillons Letterkenny
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Londonderry Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' for a walk along the 17th-century city walls and see the formerly turbulent Bogside neighbourhood, 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. This evening we dine at our hotel.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Londonderry – Belleek – County Galway (2 Nights)
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.
Accommodation: Maldron Oranmore/Maldron Sandy Road
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Connemara Excursion
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.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 7 - County Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)
See the imposing sheer Cliffs of Moher rising over 200 metres above the pounding sea below and learn about the history of these natural phenomena during a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. We 'Connect With Locals' and join Oonagh to forage for ingredients that will be used to create our 'Be My Guest' lunch at the Barrtra Seafood restaurant along the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline before boarding a ferry across the tranquil Shannon River estuary. Then, continue through County Kerry to your hotel in Killarney, where we'll have an evening at leisure or join in the craic at an optional Irish ceilidh.
Accommodation: Killarney Towers/Hotel Killarney
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Ring of Kerry Excursion
The soul-stirring landscapes of Iveragh Peninsula provide a mesmerising 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.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9 - Killarney – Blarney – Waterford – Kilkenny
Today we acquire the 'gift of the gab', bending over backwards to kiss the Blarney Stone before we travel to Waterford via Youghal. 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.
Accommodation: Kilkenny
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Kilkenny – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin
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 Famine Ship Dunbrody. 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.
Accommodation: Sandymount/Ballsbridge
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 11 - Depart Dublin
It's time to say a fond farewell to Ireland and newfound friends as you prepare to end your wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Galway and Waterford
  • VISIT the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, the Titanic Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Giant's Causeway, Belleek to see how the famous pottery is made, Kylemore Abbey, 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
  • VIEW the City Walls and Murals of Londonderry and Connemara
  • SEE St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and Galway Cathedral
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Ring of Kerry

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners

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)
  • Ferry across the Shannon estuary
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • 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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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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Ratings based off 16 reviews . Currently showing 5 reviews with comments only.
By Julie C on Jul 21, 2019

We traveled with Trafalgar two years ago - Best of Italy and it was fabulous. Therefore, we decided to do their Irish Experience. It was horrible. Most of the hotels did not have AC even when some hotels did offer AC in the same village, Trafalgar booked cheaper rooms. Ireland is cool so opening windows was suitable; however, most windows opened only a crack for safety reasons. Therefore rooms were hot and stuffy. Then Trafalgar saved themselves even more money by putting us in noisy hotels. With Windows being forced open, you could hear pub fights and arguments at wee hours of the morning followed by loud crashing noises of construction that occurred at 3am on the outskirts of Londonderry. The food, included on trip, was all hotel food. It tasted awful and each hotel offered same selections so we were eating same food every night.

By Barbara S on Sep 02, 2018

We would have liked more time a few of the venues and a little less time at others--totally our personal preference! Our tour guide kept saying--"this is just a taste--you'll need to come back for more." We will not be able to afford to come back, so that approach to our trip was not anticipated.

By Kathleen E on Jul 15, 2018

For Ireland, would make sure it is highlighted somewhere that most hotels do not have air conditioning. Fans not always available. Arriving in Dublin, Ireland Operator did meet us in airport, bus shuttle required walking with all luggage to bus lot.

By Lona C on Sep 06, 2015

My first trip with Trafalgar went beyond my expectations. It was a great time had by all.


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