Irish Highlights with Trafalgar

7 days
09 Jun 24 to 07 Sep 24
Book by 30 May 24
Embark on a comprehensive journey starting from Dublin that encompasses the finest attractions of Ireland, such as admiring the exquisite Waterford crystal, honing your newfound eloquence at Blarney Castle, and indulging in the enchanting beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Additionally, gain insight into the harrowing Irish famine and marvel at the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher from a bird's-eye perspective.


  • 7 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 6 Breakfasts, & 3 dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Optional Experiences at an additional cost during your free time
  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore Dublin with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Galway, Limerick and Waterford
  • View St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and King John's Castle in Limerick
  • See the Cathedral of Galway and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
  • Scenic Cruise across the Shannon Estuary
  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • and much more!


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


  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Optional Experiences available at an additional cost
  • Not all departure dates are definite at time of loading, please enquire with one of our agents


  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 9 Meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras


Day 1: Welcome to the Emerald Isle

Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin – your launch pad to a memorable encounter with Ireland's iconic highlights. After a leisurely morning, meet a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish craic this evening, joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner. Arrival Transfer: Depart the airport at 08:30, 11:00, 13:00 Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane/Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Onwards to Galway and Limerick

We journey to Galway, the 'City of Tribes', where we'll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its stone façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored next, during a visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living history museum that reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue to Limerick, for an orientation tour and view the 13th-century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon. Accommodation: Greenhills Hotel Limerick Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Experience the Iconic Cliffs of Moher and on to Killarney

We leave Limerick and stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way'. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back to an ancient time as you gaze across the water, all the way to the Aran Islands if the weather is good. Visit the interactive visitor centre where this incredible UNESCO-listed natural phenomenon comes to life in a way you would not get to see with your own eyes. Go beneath the surface to see how the sediment has stacked up over 300 million years to create this towering backdrop. Inspired by the irresistible beauty of this special place, you’ll continue to your hotel in Killarney with a scenic drive to the ferry departure point and journey across the Shannon Estuary. Our home for the next two nights is the colourful little town of Killarney. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: International Hotel Killarney/Hotel Killarney/Killarney Avenue Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: A Scenic Day on the Ring of Kerry

Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry – its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a soul-stirring backdrop. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland to get electricity and telephone networks. In the village of Waterville, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience walking tour to explore the natural environment of the Irish coastline. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Muckross House and its beautiful gardens. With a backdrop of oak-clad mountains, enjoy taking in the towering azaleas and rhododendrons, alongside the shores of the lake. The 19th-century house contains some wonderful examples of furniture and paintings, including a portrait of King James VI, for whom Shakespeare wrote Macbeth. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: International Hotel Killarney/Hotel Killarney/Killarney Avenue Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Explore Blarney and Journey to Waterford

Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Continue to Waterford, where we will have dinner at our hotel. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Waterford Marina Hotel/The Fitzwilton Hotel Waterford Included Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Through County Wicklow’s Countryside to Dublin

Dive Into Culture and witness the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal. Here we will watch the talented master craftsmen in their workshop creating exquisite pieces. Our next stop is in the town of New Ross, where we'll see the monument to John F. Kennedy who travelled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We'll visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody and Dive Into Culture yet again, gaining insights into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who fled the potato famine during the 1800s. Continuing through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow, we journey to Dublin stopping en route at Glenealy Farmhouse. We'll Connect With Locals over a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and meet the Fulvio family. Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Farewell Ireland

For now, it’s time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travellers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the 'Emerald Isle'. Departure Transfer: Arrive at the airport at 07:00, 09:00, 11:00 Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

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 can be requested. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are 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). Trafalgar reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings / discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Please note: at time of loading this is not a definite departure, please contact one of our travel consultants for more info. 2024 Travel Sale, book by 30 May 2024. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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Valid on 16 Jun 2024
7 days
09 Jun 24 to 07 Sep 24
Book by
30 May 24
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