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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle with Trafalgar

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10 days
26 May 24 to 08 Oct 24
Book by 28 Mar 24
Embark on a 10-day Irish exploration, Dublin's allure and Kerry's zest. Ashford Castle, history's story, where earls and Guinness's legacy nest. Galway unfolds nature's best, a journey of beauty and rest. From Connemara's wild allure to the Cliffs of Moher's coastal crest.

Includes

  • 10 Day Costsaver Guided Holiday
  • 9 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Ferry across the Shannon estuary
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Included sightseeing
  • Explore Dublin, Killarney National Park and Lough Corrib with a Local Specialist
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Galway Cathedral
  • Enjoy a scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 9 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 14 Meals
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Itinerary

Day 1: Hello 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, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. 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 Dinner this evening to get to know your fellow travellers. Arrival Transfer: 08:30, 11:00, 13:00 Hotel - Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Included Meals - Dinner

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 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. Hotel - Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 3: Admire County Kilkenny and on to Cork

We leave the hospitality of Dublin behind for County Kilkenny, on route we stop in Waterford where we have free time for lunch, or perhaps join a walking tour with a local specialist. We continue south to the lively city of Cork, enjoying a free evening to discover its sights, sounds and flavours.  Hotel - Vienna Woods Hotel Included Meals - Breakfast

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. Hotel - Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre Included Meals - Breakfast

Day 5: A Day on the Ring of Kerry

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. Perhaps join a Local Specialist for a scenic guided walk at Torc Waterfall, strolling over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Hotel - Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Onwards to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway

Begin the day enchanted by the wild landscapes, you’ll continue along the Wild Atlantic Way to Connect With Locals and meet local horticulturalist, Oonagh, who’ll teach you how to forage before our Be My Guest visit to the Barrtra Seafood restaurant. Oonagh will reveal the importance of sustainable food experiences and you’ll learn how everything on your plate has been bought locally, perhaps inspired to buy local produce when you return home. Our up-close encounter with Ireland's irresistible beauty continues, as we journey north to the towering Cliffs of Moher. Admire the dramatic cliffs that rise 200 metres above the pounding Atlantic and survey the endless ocean views that will leave you with many stories to share when you return home. Beyond the endless views and the opportunity to capture on film the colonies of curious-looking puffins that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies, you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience which really brings this natural phenomenon to life in an interactive way, leaving you with a deep understanding of this special place. Your next overnight stop is Galway where you can really get under the skin of this cultural capital and indulge your love for music, art and good times. Hotel - Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Galway Your Way

Dive Into Culture at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, watching master craftsmen carve Connemara crystal. Then enjoy an orientation tour of Galway with plenty of free time afterwards to explore this vibrant city on your own. Hotel - Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway Included Meals - Breakfast

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 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

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 Hotel Ballsbridge Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

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'. Departure Transfer - 07:00, 09:00, 11:00 Included Meals - Breakfast

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Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. The Big Tour Sale (15 - 20% Savings): New bookings only made with deposit between December 15, 2023 and March 28, 2024. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R69,800
R55,840
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Details
Valid on 29 Sep 2024
Stay
10 days
Dates
26 May 24 to 08 Oct 24
Book by
28 March 24
Experience ID
427
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