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Ireland Explorer Escorted Vacation-(D)

Ireland Explorer Escorted Vacation-(D)


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

ESCORTED VACATION - Guaranteed departures English only tour with max. 35 participants. Scheduled departures - 12-day/11-night tour visiting Dublin, Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Connemara, Donegal and Belfast. Includes accommodation at superior tourist and first class hotels with breakfast daily, 3 dinners, arrival and departure transfers, a ferry ride across the Shannon River, a Lough Corrib cruise, a ferry ride from Portaferry to Strangford, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Day 1: Dublin - Arrival

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight. (D)



Hotel: RIU Plaza The Gresham Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 2: Dublin - Blarney Castle - Kerry

Today, depart Dublin for County Kerry, stopping en route at Blarney for a visit to Blarney Castle, famous for the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Indulge in some shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills, the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. (B) and nbsp;



Hotel: Randles Hotel Killarney (First Class 2020)

Day 3: Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park

Today, enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Take and nbsp;in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes, and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then on to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Arrive at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses, before arriving back in Killarney. Next, enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a Jaunting Car as your Jarvey (the driver) takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. (B)



Hotel: Randles Hotel Killarney (First Class 2020)

Day 4: Kerry - Cliffs of Moher - the Burren - Limerick

In the morning, travel to Tarbert and take a short boat ride across the Shannon River to Killimer. Drive along the coast to the majestic Cliffs of Moher for a sublime view stretching to the Aran Islands and the mountains in Connemara. Tour the limestone landscape of the Burren, rugged and yet blessed with the most diverse flora in Ireland. Continue to Limerick. We recommend an optional medieval banquet dinner at Bunratty Castle. (B)



Hotel: The George Boutique Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 5: Limerick - Galway City

In the morning, depart for Galway City and visit the impressive Galway Cathedral. Embark on a leisurely cruise along the Corrib River, enjoying Irish coffee and scones as you drift past castles and monuments to picturesque Lough Corrib. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight. (B,D)



Hotel: Clayton Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 6: Galway City - Connemara

Today, travel through wild, romantic Connemara, a land of shimmering lakes, soaring mountains, and tiny hidden villages. You will have some time at leisure in scenic Connemara National Park and then visit tranquil Kylemore Abbey, originally a castle, with a miniature Gothic cathedral and Victorian walled garden. (B)



Hotel: Clayton Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 7: Galway - Donegal

Travel to wild, windswept Donegal, stopping en route at the Carrowmore Cemetery, the largest and oldest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland. Continue towards Sligo via Belleek and visit the Belleek Pottery Factory and nbsp;for a behind-the-scenes view of the art of pottery making. Continue to Donegal for dinner and overnight. (B,D)



Hotel: Clanree Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 8: Donegal - Belfast

In the morning, depart for the lively town of Derry for a walking tour of the Walled City. Founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, Derry is the 2nd largest city and port of Northern Ireland. and nbsp;Proceed to Belfast along the craggy Antrim coast. En route, and nbsp;visit the legendary Giant and #39;s Causeway, an impressive stretch of shoreline covered with basalt pillars of varying heights. The Causeway was formed more than 60 million years ago when red hot lava erupted onto the surface of the earth and was cooled by the sea to form the columns which make up the Giant and #39;s Causeway. Legend tells a different story however. (B) and nbsp;



Hotel: Clayton Hotel Belfast (First Class 2020)

Day 9: Belfast and the Titanic Experience

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Belfast, including the leaning Albert Memorial Clock Tower, the Opera House, City Hall, the Crown Bar, Queens University, the Botanic Gardens, the Harland and amp; Wolfe Shipyard, where the Titanic was built and launched in 1912, and Shankill and amp; Falls Road. Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience, where you will re-live the story of the doomed liner from its construction to its tragic end. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)



Hotel: Clayton Hotel Belfast (First Class 2020)

Day 10: Belfast - Strangford Lough - Dublin

Today, depart for Dublin. En route, tour the Ards Peninsula and arrive at Strangford after a short ferry ride from Portaferry. Continue to Kildare and visit the impressive Castletown House, nestled in pretty 18th century parklands. Continue to Dublin. and nbsp;We recommend an optional evening entertainment at Taylor and #39;s Three Rock. and nbsp;(B)



Hotel: RIU Plaza The Gresham Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 11: Explore Dublin

After breakfast, enjoy an orientation tour of Dublin and see the General Post Office on the city's main thoroughfare O'Connell Street, the Custom House along the quays, Merrion Square, where Oscar Wilde's House can still be found, and Grafton Street and its quality shops. Visit Trinity College, home to Ireland's greatest medieval treasure - the exquisite Book of Kells. Finally, visit the historic Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin's oldest building and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. The afternoon is at leisure. Consider joining a session of Gaelic Games. (B)



Hotel: RIU Plaza The Gresham Hotel (First Class 2020)

Day 12: Dublin - Return
After breakfast, and nbsp;you will be transferred to Dublin airport for your return flight home. and nbsp;(B)

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Key Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.6
Accommodations
3.7
Itinerary
3.6
Professional Staff
3.8
Repeat with Operator
3.4
Value for Money
3.6

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Ratings based off 52 reviews about Key Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

The tour was beyond our expectations. The guide/driver was greet and the choice of hotels were good.

Jurgen was a fantastic guide and provided service above and beyond what we expected.

James is s wonderful tour guide! I loved his sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable! He went out of his way to accommodate us all.

The tour had guaranteed departure and even though there were only 4 clients they ran tour It was special for us to have such a private tour We appreciate the operator running tour with such few people


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