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Unforgettable Ireland Coach: Touring Dublin to Dublin

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,117

The Emerald Isle has always charmed visitors with not only its warm and friendly people but also with its lush and sometimes dramatic scenery, its historic castles and its rolling countryside. Add to this time in its colourful capital and you will not forget Ireland.


This great value coach tour stays in 4 star hotels.

Stay overnight in Dublin before heading south to County Kerry and Blarney Castle where kissing the Blarney Stone is a tradition. Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, possibly the largest quality crafts shop in Ireland. Continue to Killarney in South West Ireland for a 2 night stay.

Enjoy here a tour of the exceptional Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula with its mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent coastal scenery with views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay to the north. Have stops in Waterville and the village of Sneem famous for its coloured houses. Return via the Killarney National Park where you will have a pony and trap ride in what is known as a Jaunting Car. Later return to Killarney.

Leave Killarney and continue north to Tarbert where you will have a ferry ride across the Shannon River to Killimer. Then travel to the Atlantic Coast to view the immense and awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher which rise sheer out of the sea to a great height and are 8 kilometres/5 miles in length. Call in at the Atlantic Edge Centre. After this, visit the Burren Region, a high plateau of porous limestone, a karsts landscape with some interesting plant life. Continue to Limerick for overnight. Here you can partake in an optional medieval banquet at the 15th Century Bunratty Castle including a 4 course meal with wine.

Travel north to Galway, your home for the next 2 nights. Here visit Galway Cathedral, one of the most impressive and largest building s in the city. Afterwards, have a 1 1/2 hour long cruise starting on the Corrib River and sailing into Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland with its historic monuments. Return later to Galway.

The next morning brings a visit to Connemara, the land of mountains, rivers, lakes and small villages where the Gaelic language is still widely spoken. This area is the wildest and most remote part of the country. Travel through Connemara National Park with its diverse flora and fauna. Also visit Kylemore Abbey with its miniature cathedral before returning to Galway.

Today you will depart Galway and head back to Dublin. En route stop at Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon and explore the visitors centre. Continue to Dublin. The North Side of the city offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O'Connell Street & the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The South Side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares and is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle and two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university and home to the Book of Kells. Later, consider an optional evening’s entertainment at Taylor's Three Rock (or similar), a lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of traditional music and dance.

The next morning, depart from Dublin completing your exploration of fascinating and friendly Ireland.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,117

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Day 1

Welcome to Ireland

Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city centre. Overnight in Dublin at the hotel listed or similar quality property.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Sandymount Hotel

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    Sandymount Hotel



    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions ...

    Providing its guests with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant boasting garden views, you'll not want for anything at Sandymount Hotel - the perfect choice for holidaymakers looking for business-friendly hotels in Dublin that are also located near a metro station. There are many great attractions nearby, including Aviva Stadium, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, 3 Arena and Sandymount Beach. Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at the hotel's restaurant, where you're sure to find something to suit your taste. There is also a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy drinks after a long day.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Fireplace
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Blarney Castle and Kerry

Today meet with your coach & English speaking driver/guide & depart Ireland's Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. Here you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you'll never again be lost for words. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. It was bought in 1976 by a former worker has been transformed into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. Overnight at the hotel listed or similar quality property.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Randles Court Hotel

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    Randles Court Hotel



    The Randles Hotel Killarney offers 4 star accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located, just five minutes' walk from Killarney Town Centre. This unique Kerry Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1906. Famous for its Irish hospitality, guests will enjoy the comfort and elegance of ...

    The Randles Hotel Killarney offers 4 star accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located, just five minutes' walk from Killarney Town Centre. This unique Kerry Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1906. Famous for its Irish hospitality, guests will enjoy the comfort and elegance of an era long since past complimented by the most modern of facilities. We invite you to unwind in our luxurious, spacious guest rooms, enjoy fine dining in a choice of Killarney restaurants, relax in our Drawing Room, Conservatory or Terraced Garden, spend some downtime in our Leisure Club or for pure indulgence pay a visit to our Zen Day Spa for a luxurious spa break in Killarney.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Car Parking
    • Currency Exchange
    • Elevator
    • Golf
    • Indoor Pool
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 3

Ring of Kerry

Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes & magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Next arrive in the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses. Next today 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 [driver] takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. Today enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town. Overnight at the hotel listed or similar quality property.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Burren and the Cliffs of Moher

Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the river Shannon to land on Clare's shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves such as the Ailwee caves.

Bunratty Castle, built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond, stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers & is a compliment to the lively mead reception, a four-course meal & of course good wine. Guests are invited to enjoy an unforgettable evening & take a true step back in time to Medieval Ireland. Overnight at the hotel listed or similar quality property.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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The George Boutique Hotel

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    The George Boutique Hotel



    The George Boutique Hotel Limerick is located right in the city centre close to shopping, entertainment and the commercial district. A luxury hotel that will not disappoint, we boast an eclectic mix of contemporary style and comfort. Guests can experience the perfect match of cutting ...

    The George Boutique Hotel Limerick is located right in the city centre close to shopping, entertainment and the commercial district. A luxury hotel that will not disappoint, we boast an eclectic mix of contemporary style and comfort. Guests can experience the perfect match of cutting edge cosmopolitan boutique hotel style and an unparalleled standard of service in swish luxury hotel surroundings in the heart of Limerick City. The central location will ensure that you have the perfect base to explore vibrant city.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking

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Day 5

Galway City and Cruise

This morning travel to Galway City and get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians and artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest and most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 and 1965. Next enjoy a cruise along the Corrib River to Lough Corrib including scones and an Irish coffee. This journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments and natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland. Overnight at the hotel listed or similar quality property.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Clayton Hotel

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    Clayton Hotel



    Conveniently near the airport, Clayton Hotel Galway is in Galway (Ballybrit), close to Galway Race Course, Galway Clinic Private Hospital, and Merlin Park Hospital. Also nearby are Merlin Woods Park and Cooper's Hill Livery. Relax at this Galway hotel in one of our contemporary and ...

    Conveniently near the airport, Clayton Hotel Galway is in Galway (Ballybrit), close to Galway Race Course, Galway Clinic Private Hospital, and Merlin Park Hospital. Also nearby are Merlin Woods Park and Cooper's Hill Livery. Relax at this Galway hotel in one of our contemporary and chic bedrooms and enjoy the comfort of a pillow topped mattress, complete with crisp white linen, fluffy duvets and comfy pillows.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Facilities
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool Access

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Day 6

Connemara

Today you will travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs and mountains. Enjoy some time at leisure in Connemara National Park. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Overnight at the hotel listed or similar quality property.

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Day 7

Dublin's Fair City

Today you will depart Galway and head back to Dublin. En route you will have a chance to visit Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon. Explore the visitors centre and take a tour to see the high towers, the 11th century cathedral and the wonderful high crosses. Continue on to Dublin to discover Dublin's Fair City. The North Side of the city offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O'Connell Street & the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The cities on the south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares and is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle and two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university and home to the Book of Kells. Overnight at the hotel listed or similar quality property.

Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance. A ballad group will regale visitors with ballads both happy and sad and will (after a few pints) have visitors singing along with them. The music is interrupted for a short while to enjoy the best of Irish Dancing guaranteed to get feet tapping. Visitors will later be sent into the night with fond memories of a memorable night in a Dublin Pub.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel

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    Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel



    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention ...

    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel is close to the shopping districts of the city making it the ideal Dublin City Centre Hotel for your business or leisure needs. The extension to the LUAS Red Line makes it easy for you to travel to the Three Arena Dublin and Convention Centre Dublin.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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Day 8

Farewell

After a final Irish breakfast you will continue on with your own arrangements.

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Apr 18; May 16, 30, Jun 20; Jul 4, 18; Aug 1, 15 Sold Out; Sep 5, 19; Oct 3
2018: Apr 3; May 1, 15, 29; Jun 19; Jul 3, 17; Aug 7, 28; Sep 18; Oct 2

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily full Irish breakfasts
  • Dinner at hotels as specified in the itinerary
  • Visits to Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Cathedral, Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and Trinity College
  • Jaunting car ride
  • Ferry ride across the river Shannon
  • Lough Corrib cruise
  • Modern motor-coach transportation with driver/guide included as per itinerary
  • Half day Dublin city tour
  • Porterage x 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels
  • Local taxes / service charges.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Gratuities
  • Optional entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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