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8 Day Ireland Tour to Dublin, Cliffs of Moher & Ring of Kerry. *Book by 30 November 2021 and save up to $299 per person on select departures. Call 1300 414 198 now for a quote, or read on to learn more...

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$1,658PP
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DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
  • restaurantSelected meals

About this holiday

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Scenic Cliffs of Moher

Centuries of Irish culture and heritage are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland, from Dublin to the breathtaking coastal landscapes of Connemara. Kiss the Blarney Stone, witness Mother Nature's magic touch at the Cliffs of Moher and circle the Ring of Kerry. There's much to celebrate on this 'grand' 8-day journey across the 'Emerald Isle'.

Inclusions

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TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10 Meals - 7 Breakfasts & 3 Three-course dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Variety of optional experiences and free time
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

SIGHTSEEING INCLUSIONS:

  • Belleek Pottery - Visit the famous pottery factory
  • Boyle - View the Cistercian Abbey
  • County Donegal - Visit this picturesque area
  • Galway - See Galway Cathedral and view Eyre Square
  • Limerick - View King John's Castle and see St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Blarney - Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  • Cliffs of Moher - View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre
  • Dublin - With your Local Specialist see St. Patrick's Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Christchurch Cathedral on your panoramic sightseeing tour
  • Knock - Visit the pilgrimage site
  • Ring of Kerry - Admire a dramatic landscape of remote beaches, pretty villages and a rugged coastline along one of Ireland's most scenic drives

Accommodation

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7 nights accommodation includes:

    • Maldron Newlands Cross
    • Ballina (2 nights)
    • Castle Oaks House (2 nights)
    • Earl of Desmond
    • Citywest

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Book by 30 November 2021 and Pay by 17 February 2022 to save on select departures in April, May and June 2022.

Twin Share from $1,658 per person

  • 24 April - 1 May 2022

Twin Share from $1,696 per person - Save $299 per person*

  • 8 - 15 May 2022
  • 22 - 29 May 2022
  • 5 - 12 June 2022

Twin share from $1, 995 per person

  • 4 - 11 September 2022
  • 11 - 18 September 2022
  • 18 - 25 September 2022

Twin share from $2, 095 per person

  • 7 - 14 May 2023
  • 11 - 18 June 2023
  • 10 - 17 September 2023

Solo traveller rates available on request. Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for details.

Why not extend your stay and see more of Ireland? We can book your flights and accommodation and arrange your travel insurance.

Itinerary

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Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1 Arrive Dublin

Ireland's 'fair' capital kick-starts your exhilarating encounter with the 'Emerald Isle'. After check-in, don't resist the youthful energy of Dublin and take to its streets in search of its characteristic craic. You'll join your Local Specialist later for a sightseeing tour which includes views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College, which houses the 9th-century Book of Kells, Ireland's greatest cultural treasure. Tap into Dublin's effervescent spirit and head to Temple Bar or Grafton Street on your own this evening. There's a colourful pub on every corner, with happy locals and tourists spilling out on to the pavements. You could be one of them. Sláinte!

Hotel Maldron Newlands Cross

Day 2 – Boyle – Knock – Ballina

It seems almost impossible that a place as arrestingly beautiful as Ireland exists, but it does. Its famous countryside glows green and gold as you venture west, every turn in the road revealing yet another magnificent view. There's no better way to admire this enchanting scenery than on an Optional Experience cruise along the Shannon River, the longest river in the British Isles. Later, view the ruins of the 12th-century Boyle Abbey before arriving in Knock. It was here in 1879 that villagers witnessed an apparition of Our Lady and today pilgrims the world over visit the village's Marian Shrine. Later, head to your hotel in Ballina where you'll dine tonight. Maybe opt to join in a chorus or two at a cosy pub with the locals.

Hotel - Ballina (2 nights)

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experience:

  • Irish Traditions and Song
  • Luxurious River Shannon Cruise

Day 3 Belleek (Northern Ireland) – County Donegal

Cross the border into Northern Ireland this morning for a visit to the Belleek Pottery Centre. Its elegant fine porcelain has been gracing dining tables all over the world for over a century and you'll have an opportunity to buy a Shamrock-adorned memento for yourself during your visit. Head to Donegal next where you'll view its 15th-century castle, then continue past the harbour town of Mullaghmore. Next, stop at Drumcliff where acclaimed poet and playwright, W.B. Yeats was laid to rest. See the self-penned epitaph on his simple headstone urging the horseman to 'pass by' before returning to your hotel in Ballina.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experience:

  • Fine Dining in a Stately Home

Day 4 Westport – Galway – County Limerick

Discover why Westport on Ireland's west coast justifiably earns its title as Ireland's most liveable town. It certainly is one of the prettiest as you'll see first-hand when you travel through it and the breathtaking coastal landscape of Connemara, captured in John Wayne's acclaimed 'The Quiet Man'. Visit Galway next to see the cathedral and a stroll around Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Our orientation drive through Limerick includes views of the city's medieval-era St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Tonight you can dine like lords and ladies at a medieval banquet Optional Experience in the great hall of a castle. A court jester and the castle's musicians will keep you entertained in the manner to which you've become accustomed. More mead, anyone?

Hotel - Castle Oaks House (2 nights)

Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experience:

  • Medieval Castle Banquet

Day 5 Cliffs of Moher

Peer over the edge of the emerald-topped cliffs to the crashing waves of the Atlantic below. The rugged and wild Cliffs of Moher have been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason. Spot the curious colourful-beaked puffins that have settled along this western coast and visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher exhibition, before continuing to Limerick, where the rest of your day is free. Take a step back to the 19th century with an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park exploring its village dotted with thatched cottages and the 15th-century castle.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experience:

  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Day 6 County Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Tralee

Leave Ireland's first 'City of Culture' behind for a journey across dramatic landscapes in the wild west. Keep your camera at hand as your scenic drive around the 'Ring of Kerry' passes colourful villages, deserted beaches and quiet fishing harbours. Later arrive in Tralee in County Kerry, where the Rose of Tralee International Festival attracts Irish women from around the world to compete for the crown of 'Rose'. You're in for a spectacular performance of Irish music, song and dance performed by champion dancers and musicians should you choose to join this evening's Optional Experience.

Hotel - Earl of Desmond

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experience:

  • Celtic Steps

Day 7 Tralee – Blarney – Dublin

Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab' on your visit to Blarney Castle this morning. Then it's time to return to Dublin where you'll put your silver tongue to good use during an evening optional dinner and cabaret evening that will have your toes tapping and taste buds craving another round of Irish coffee. It will be time well spent with new friends after a memorable holiday.

Hotel - Citywest

Included Meals - Breakfast

Optional Experience:

  • Dublin Dinner and Irish Show
  • Dinner in Dublin City

Day 8 Depart Dublin

And just like that your enchanting exploration of the 'Emerald Isle' has come to an end. You've seen ancient churches, castles and towering cliffs, had your fair share of the craic and seen beautiful landscapes that many only encounter in pictures. All that's left is to say a fond slán go fóill as you prepare for your return journey home.

Included Meals - Breakfast

All Optional experiences for this trip are bookable with the Travel Director when you travel.

Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

Questions

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Will I need a passport/visa?
Passports are needed when travelling outside of your home country. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your guided holiday. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries included on your trip. Please note that obtaining visas can take up to six weeks prior to your departure. It is strongly advised that you consult your Travel Agent and the local Consulate or Embassy of the country you are visiting well in advance to determine which visas they require and how to obtain them.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Properties used in the tour are subject to change without notice.

  • Save up to 20% off sale - Book by 30 November 2021 and Pay in Full by 17 February 2022.
  • Discounts apply to a range of tours and select departures only.