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Please note that we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to extra nights' accommodation. Single supplements may also not be available on specific itineraries. Additional restrictions may apply.
Trips must be booked at the same time. Discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers.additional restrictions may apply. Please call us for the exact amount you will save.
Only one credit is available per person. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Frequent Traveler Discount does not apply to Private Chauffeur, Locally Hosted and Self-Drive Vacations. Not applicable on extra nights' accommodation.
Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Offer does not apply to Group Discounts, and does not apply to optional extensions or excursions, Independent or Customized Vacations, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Offer applies to new bookings only, additional restrictions may apply.
Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a 'roll-away'. This discount only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer. All savings are subject to terms and conditions.
Discount does not apply to Hidden Journeys, Independent Vacations or extra nights' accommodations and is not combinable with the Single Traveler Discount. Discount is combinable with Triple Room. Call us for more details. Offer valid on new bookings only, additional restrictions may apply.
As with all our vacations, this itinerary features specially-organized sightseeing and first-hand experiences throughout. Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide's commentary Hidden Delight A unique experience provided by your Travel Director
Day 1 - Depart USA
Board your overnight transatlantic flight.
Day 2 - Arrive in Dublin, Ireland
Welcome to Dublin! At 2 p.m. a city tour includes a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, at Trinity College, see the ornate 8th-century Book of Kells. Tonight relish a Welcome Dinner with wine.
Day 3 - Dublin / Waterford / Cork
Travel to the 6th-century monastic ruins at Glendalough. On to Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a visual journey of over 225 years of glassmaking, a Local Specialty. Then head to Cork. Celebrate “The Gathering Ireland 2013” with a local historian who will share tales of the sea and Cork’s dramatic history, remembering the sinking of the Lusitania, and Cobh, the last port of call for the RMS Titanic.
River Lee Hotel
Day 4 - Cork / Cobh / Blarney / Killarney
Today visit Cobh and the Heritage Centre, bringing the story of emigration to life. Then on to Blarney for a visit to Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Continue to Killarney.
Day 5 - Ring of Kerry Excursion
Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Stopping at Torc Waterfall, there is a chance to join a leisurely guided hike. For those who do not want to join the hike, the motorcoach will return you to Killarney. NOTE: The hike travels over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be fit, wear good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and raingear. Approx. 3 miles/2 hours
Day 6 - Killarney / Cliffs of Moher / Limerick
Head to Foynes and the Flying Boat Museum. Foynes is also the birthplace of Irish Coffee. Savor a cup of this Local Specialty, then on to the Cliffs of Moher. End the day in Limerick.
Day 7 - Limerick / Depart Shannon
You will be transferred to Shannon Airport where your vacation ends. A transfer to the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Dublin Airport is also available. Extra nights can be booked in Limerick or Dublin.
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I just returned from Ireland and Scotland - it was wonderful! Everything was beyond expectations: a great Tour Director and driver, wonderful local guides, great tours, meals, etc. It was a great trip and I would like to return there one day.
I was very impressed with this tour. The local tour guides were knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The hotels, with the exception of the Abbas, were comfortable and provided great service. I was completely satisfied.
There was nothing in the pre trip info that indicated that local guides would be used in every place we stopped, and sometimes more than 1 local guide, and we were expected to tip all of them in addition to the tour guide and driver.
We had a great time and would do it all over again!
I enjoyed my trip overall. The one thing I did not like was that I wasn't able to experience London due to the time I arrived. My other tour mates were able to come earlier and have the full experience. Some even arrived the same day of travel (on the 2nd of Nov). I understand limitations are present but this is something that may be remedied for future tours. I did love it though.
Great tour - London to rome - a bit fast paced with 6 hotels in 9 days, but well worth it to hit the major highlights.
One of the best tour and affordable tours was very helpful when I was planning my trip
On the issue of expected accommodation it was not as expected but I was very pleased. It was very rustic in the back country and that did not bother us at all. In this case it was just right. I really want to say what a fantastic job the tour guide did on this trip. He was excellent and managed to deal with one very difficult customer as best he could. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the region and was a perfect guide for this trip. All in all a great trip. I should also point out that other than the complete inconvenience with the Mexican Border people, the trip went well and there was never a moment when we were concerned about the safety of anyone or the quality of the food.
There was one part of the trip itself that my wife and I did not particularly care for and that was our day at Alice Springs. We found it dull and boring. The tours were boring and there was not much at all to do there otherwise. I would have preferred to spend an extra day at Ayers Rock or Cairns instead of going to Alice Springs.
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