Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2021

This grand Ireland castle trip is fit for royalty, including lavish stays in the homes of Irish nobility. You'll travel to Kildare and learn all about the racehorses of Ireland, visit the Ring of Kerry and watch how delicate marble is carved in Connemara.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Dublin, Killarney National Park and Cashel with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Killarney and Galway
  • Visit Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Marble Factory, Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel and the Irish National Stud
  • View Torc Waterfall
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Galway Cathedral
  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry and through Connemara
Dining Highlights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners
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
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Call (716) 675-1190 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15400210

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2021
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1DublinWelcome to Dublin: Set your watch to the lively pace of Ireland's capital city - the springboard for your in-depth journey through the lush landscapes and enduring allure of Ireland. Our exploration of Dublin with a Local Specialist will see us view St. Patrick's Cathedral and the colourful Georgian Squares. Spend some time at leisure exploring Dublin's pretty streets before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception celebrating traditional Irish flavours.
Clayton Ballsbridge
Day 2Galway and on to Ashford CastleJourney to Galway and on to Ashford Castle: Our first stop today is Europe's 'Capital of Culture', where you will have an opportunity to see Galway Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square. We overnight at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories on the shores of Lough Corrib. Feel like lords and ladies as you relax in the elegant country quarters of the Lodge at Ashford Castle, celebrating the heritage and hospitality of Ireland.
The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Day 3the Elegant Westport House and Abbyglen CastleAdmire the Elegant Westport House and Abbyglen Castle: Leaving the elegant estate of Ashford Castle behind, our journey takes us to Westport House where we'll Connect With Locals and indulge in a memorable Be My Guest experience with tales of the Pirate Queen, and enjoy Banoffee and Baileys flavours in the Drawing Room of this stately 18th-century home. Our home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - the spectacular Abbeyglen Castle.
Abbeyglen Castle
Day 4ConnemaraA Day Exploring Stunning Connemara: Drive through the 'savage beauty' of Connemara, as described by Oscar Wilde who was inspired by the region's craggy mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. We visit Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. Venture into the secret nooks and crannies of its extensive walled Victorian garden before returning to your castle accommodation for a delicious dinner.
Day 5Cliffs of Moher and KillarneyOnwards to the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney: This morning visit the Connemara marble artisan workshop where you'll Dive Into Culture and witness first-hand how this famous green jade-like marble is carved. Later we stop at a charming sea port village of Kinvara before visiting the plunging Cliffs of Moher that rise imposingly from the Atlantic, over 200 metres above the waters below. Then head to Killarney, one of Ireland's most beautiful heritage spots. Our home tonight is one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories - Great Southern, a Victorian-styled hotel built over 160 years ago.
Great Southern
Day 6A Day on the Ring of KerryA Day on the Ring of Kerry: Enjoy a slow start to your morning, joining a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall, strolling over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. We embark on an epic drive next, exploring the enduring beauty of the Ring of Kerry whose enchanting coastal landscapes have inspired writers and poets for centuries.
Day 7DublinDiscover Cashel and Return to Dublin: Discover the legacy of St. Patrick when you visit the imposing Rock of Cashel, once the traditional seat of the kings of Munster. View its ecclesiastical ruins with a Local Specialist then traverse scenic landscapes to Kildare. Here you'll Dive Into Culture and learn about Ireland's thoroughbred industry at the Irish National Stud. You'll have a rare opportunity to see the foaling unit, museum and of course the magnificent stallions that continue to make racing history. Later today, return to the Irish capital where you'll inject a bit of the craic into your Farewell Dinner with new friends.
Clayton Ballsbridge
Day 8Journey HomeJourney Home: We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and Dublin today. You will be transferred to the airport, where your journey through the 'Emerald Isle' comes to an end. Transfers are available. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/15/2021$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/22/2021$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/29/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/12/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/26/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/17/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/31/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/14/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/21/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/04/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/18/2021$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/02/2021$2,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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