Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle Summer 2019

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019

Board 'The Isle of Innisfree', across the shimmering Lough Corrib to elegant Ashford Castle, once home to the famous Guinness family and the highlight of your iconic journey.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • WALKING TOUR in Killarney National Park
  • CITY TOUR in Dublin
  • ORIENTATION of Killarney and Galway
  • VISIT Powerscourt Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher and Kylemore Abbey
  • SCENIC CRUISE on Lough Corrib
  • VIEW Galway Cathedral
  • SEE Dublin's Georgian Squares
  • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry
Dining Highlights
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 6 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (570) 963-2020 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14237127

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2019
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1DublinArrive Dublin (2 Nights): 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.Welcome Reception
Clayton Ballsbridge
Day 2DublinDublin Sightseeing and Free Time: 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 the 'Playground of Dublin', Phoenix Park. Full Breakfast
Day 3CorkDublin - Co. Kilkenny - 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 at their home, Belmore House. Embrace the peaceful rural setting - the perfect backdrop to 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch. 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. Full Breakfast, Lunch
Maldron Shandon
Day 4KillarneyCork - Blarney - Killarney (2 Nights): 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Killarney Towers
Day 5KillarneyRing of Kerry Excursion: Spend a leisurely morning exploring Killarney or join a Local Specialist for a scenic guided walk at Torc Waterfall, strolling over wooden 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. Please Note: This leisurely paced walk meanders over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Walkers should wear good walking shoes for a stroll through picturesque surrounds.Full Breakfast
Day 6GalwayKillarney - Cliffs of Moher - Galway (2 Nights): 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. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Maldron Sandy Road
Day 7GalwayConnemara Excursion: 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 immortalised in John Wayne's 'The Quiet Man'. We'll visit Kylemore Abbey, and ramble through its exquisite Victorian walled garden, then 'Dive Into Culture' at the Connemara Marble Factory, watching master craftsmen carve Connemara marble.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8Ashford CastleGalway - Ashford Castle: This morning enjoy an orientation tour including views of the stone Cathedral in Galway. 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 the 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).Full Breakfast, Dinner
Ashford Castle
Day 9DublinAshford Castle - 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.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Maldron Parnell Square
Day 10Depart DublinDepart Dublin: As the curtain falls on a memorable journey with new friends, we say a fond slan go foill to Dublin and the Emerald Isle. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast
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04/21/2019$3,090.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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