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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle Summer 2021

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Tour Itinerary

Explore iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle, the former famous home of earls, princes and the famous Guinness family. See Connemara's wild and windswept beauty, let the wind whip you up at the Cliffs of Moher and admire 40 shades of green circling the Ring of Kerry.

Countries Visited

Ireland

Cities Visited

Blarney , Cong , Cork , Dublin , Galway , Killarney

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Dublin
    The 'Emerald Isle' puts its best foot forward in this iconic exploration of its soul-stirring landscapes. We kick off our epic journey along the walled gardens and rambling walks of Powerscourt Gardens. Its sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs ensure it befits its status as one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to get to know your fellow travellers.Accommodation: Clayton Ballsbridge
  2. Day 2
    Discover Diverse Dublin
    Lyrics and legends await this morning as we join a Local Specialist on a city tour to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was once installed as Dean. We admire the colourful doorways in the stately Georgian Squares and stroll along the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College and enjoy priority access to see the Book of Kells. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to soak up the charisma of this city. Wander along Grafton Street and see its lively performers, stop for a pint of the 'Black Stuff' in Temple Bar or relax in St. Stephen's Green.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Admire County Kilkenny and on to Cork
    We leave the hospitality of Dublin behind for County Kilkenny where we delve into the history of a 'lost' medieval town - Newtown Jerpoint. Take a step back in time to the 12th century and wander through its remains which are said to be the final resting place of St. Nicholas. Later, you'll join the O'Connells for lunch at their home, Belmore House. Embrace the peaceful rural setting - the perfect backdrop to Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience. Inspired by Irish food and the warmth of our hosts, we continue south to the lively city of Cork, enjoying a free evening to discover its sights, sounds and flavours. Our Stays With Stories accommodation is the historic Maldron Shandon Hotel. Originally Cork's first general hospital opened in 1720, the building has a colourful history that has seen it survive wars, political upheaval, fire and demolition threats before it opened its doors as a grand hotel.Accommodation: Maldron Shandon
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    Journey to Blarney and on to Killarney
    Head to Blarney in pursuit of the 'gift of the gab'. Kiss the fabled Stone then head west to the lakeside setting of Killarney, our springboard to the enduring beauty of the Ring of Kerry.Accommodation: Killarney Towers
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    A Day on the Ring of Kerry
    Spend a leisurely morning exploring Killarney or join a Local Specialist for a scenic guided walk at Torc Waterfall, strolling over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Circle the scenic Ring of Kerry admiring its famous 'forty shades of green' and seeing first-hand the scenic landscapes that have inspired writers and poets for centuries.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Onwards to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway
    Our up-close encounter with Ireland's ravishing beauty not yet at its end, we journey north stopping for a walk along the iconic Cliffs of Moher, an extraordinary feature of the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Admire the dramatic cliffs that rise 200 metres above the pounding Atlantic and survey the endless ocean views. We continue to Galway for a two-night stay.Accommodation: Maldron Sandy Road
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Galway Your Way
    Dive Into Culture at the Connemara Marble Factory, watching master craftsmen carve Connemara marble. Then enjoy an orientation tour of Galway with plenty of free time afterwards to explore this vibrant city on your own.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Explore Stunning Connemara and Continue to Ashford Castle
    A rugged realm of mountains, lakes, rivers and villages provides a stunning backdrop for our leisurely drive through Connemara - an unspoilt region of western Ireland that was immortalised in John Wayne's 'The Quiet Man'. We'll visit Kylemore Abbey and ramble through its exquisite Victorian walled garden. Later, board 'The Isle of Innisfree' for an exclusive cruise on shimmering Lough Corrib. Captain Patrick, Ashford Castle's Local Specialist, will share his local knowledge as you glide through its peaceful waters. Upon disembarking, a lone piper will escort you over the drawbridge to Ashford Castle, one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories, where tonight you will dine as lords and ladies at an elegant royal dining experience (gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket).Accommodation: Ashford Castle
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Return to Lively Dublin
    Indulge in the sumptuous surrounds of Ashford Castle. Stroll around its exquisite estate and admire its lavish interiors before you return to Dublin. Spend the rest of the afternoon delving into the centuries-old history of the Irish capital. This evening, it's time to reminisce over shared memories at a delicious Farewell Dinner.Accommodation: Clayton Ballsbridge
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Journey Home
    As the curtain falls on a memorable journey with new friends, we say a fond slán go fóill to Dublin and the 'Emerald Isle'. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Dublin, Killarney National Park and Lough Corrib with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Killarney and Galway
  • Visit Powerscourt Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Marble Factory and Kylemore Abbey
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Galway Cathedral
  • Scenic Cruise on Lough Corrib
  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry

Dining Highlights

  • 9 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
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  • Ferry across the Shannon estuary
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
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  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
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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.

Brendan Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 87 reviews about Brendan Tours - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

This trip was absolutely amazing! We didn't know what to expect with it being our first bus tour. The hotels were great the bus was very comfortable, the food was terrific. We were extremely happy with our experience

Yvonne McDevitt with Brendan as our guide was amazing; enthusiastic, organized and thorough! She made the trip. Our bus driver, Dave, was amazing! Wonderful trip!

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