Brendan – Tour Details 2018-11-16T21:39:16+00:00

Castles and Manors Summer 2019

Castles and Manors Summer 2019

Starting at $3,200


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Visit Dublin, the wild Cliffs of Moher and the island's 'emerald' countryside. See the wilderness of Connemara and stay in Galway's Abbeyglen Castle, built for a fearsome pirate queen.


Destination & Sightseeing

Destination Highlights:

WALKING TOUR in Killarney National Park
CITY TOUR in Dublin
ORIENTATION of Killarney and Galway
VISIT Irish National Stud, Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and and the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park
VIEW Torc Waterfall and the grave of W.B. Yeats in Drumcliff
SEE Dublin's Georgian Squares
SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry and through Connemara

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
Services of a professional Irish Travel Director
An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
VIP entry to many sights

MEALS

7 full breakfasts
1 lunch (Be My Guest)
4 dinners

ITINERARY

Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing
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.Welcome Reception

Dublin – Kildare – Cashel – Killarney (2 Nights)
We traverse picturesque landscapes to Kildare. 'Dive Into Culture' and delve into Ireland's thoroughbred industry at the Irish National Stud. We'll have a rare opportunity to see the foaling unit, museum and of course the magnificent stallions that continue to make racing history. Our journey south brings us to the haunt of St. Patrick and the spectacular Rock of Cashel, where we will view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins with a Local Specialist. We continue to Killarney and enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the lively atmosphere of one of Ireland's friendliest towns. Our home tonight is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Great Southern, a Victorian-styled hotel built over 160 years ago.Full Breakfast

Ring of Kerry Excursion
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. Full Breakfast

Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Connemara (2 Nights)
The beautiful views continue as we visit the Cliffs of Moher that rise imposingly from the Atlantic, over 200 metres above the waters below. Continue to County Galway and 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. Your home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', the spectacular Abbeyglen Castle.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Connemara Excursion
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. Full Breakfast, Dinner

Connemara – Westport – Roscommon
Our journey takes us to Westport House where we'll 'Connect With Locals' and indulge in a memorable Be My Guest lunch with tales of the Pirate Queen, and enjoy Banoffee and Baileys flavours in the Drawing Room of this stately 18th-century home. We continue to Roscommon, where our hotel this evening is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Kilronan Castle Hotel, the ancestral home of the Tenison family and legendary Colonel King Tenison. A leisurely afternoon could see you take a relaxing cruise on the Shannon River. Full Breakfast, Lunch

Roscommon – Strokestown – Dublin
Our first stop today is Strokestown where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into Ireland's tragic potato famine history. Learn about the plight of starving Irish tenants, many of whom died or emigrated to the New World in the 1840s. This evening we return to Dublin for a Farewell Dinner celebrating an intimate encounter with the natural beauty and fascinating heritage of Ireland.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Depart Dublin
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. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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