Irish Highlights Summer 2020

Irish Highlights Summer 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Share a pint and some craic with new friends and you'll wish you'd stayed longer on the Emerald Isle. From cathedrals and castles to Waterford crystal, there's a lot to say sláinte about.

Day 1 - Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing
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.
Accommodation: Ballsbridge/Maldron Parnell Square
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Dublin – Galway – Bunratty – Limerick
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. Be sure to drop into Mac's for a pint and meet the Bean an Tí, in one of the thatched cottages, and try to spot a fairy. Continue on to Limerick, for an orientation tour to view the 13th-century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon.
Accommodation: Greenhills/Castle Oaks
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)
We leave Limerick and stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher to visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. 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.
Accommodation: International/Innisfallen
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Ring of Kerry Excursion
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 without electricity and telephone networks.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Killarney – Blarney – Youghal – Waterford
Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. En route to Waterford, we stop in the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. This evening we dine in our hotel.
Accommodation: Fitzwilton
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - Waterford – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin
'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 Ballyknocken Farmhouse, where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner and meet the Fulvio family.
Accommodation: Clayton Dublin Airport
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 7 - Depart Dublin
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. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Galway, Limerick and Waterford
  • VISIT 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
  • VIEW St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and King John's Castle in Limerick
  • SEE the Cathedral of Galway and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
  • SCENIC DRIVE of the Ring of Kerry

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 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)
  • 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: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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Ratings based off 7 reviews . Currently showing 4 reviews with comments only.
By Frances O on Jun 24, 2018

Tour Director was wonderful. Accommodations were not centrally located and in some cases sub-par.

By Deborah B on Jun 10, 2018

We had a great time on the trip, excellent tour itinerary and tour guide. One hotel was sub-par to what we've encountered in Trafalgar tours before. The second and fourth nights we had substituted hotels from those on the original itinerary; the accommodations for the fourth night, the Waterford Marina, were sub-par and not amenable to all the other accommodations. The restaurant food was not good, conditions were not that clean, and the room didn't offer what previous nights' stays had offered. I would recommend that Trafalgar not use this hotel.

By Judith S on Jun 10, 2018

The night we were in Waterford our hotel was changed for whatever reason from the one that was listed in the 'hotel info for family/friends' list. The Waterford Hotel was not a great experience. Dinner was served to the group but the table was sticky (and even after having it wiped down by the server, it was still sticky) and the utensils were filthy. Food was not good at all. This hotel was not up to Trafalgar's standards and should be eliminated as one of their vendors. The hotel was not built to accommodate large tour groups: the elevator only held 3-4 persons at a time. The best experience of the week was the dinner at the BallyKnocken Farms. Great meal!! Of course, the tour of the Waterford factory was unbelievable--what talent! Especially enjoyed the town of Killarney and the Celtic show.

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