Irish Wonder – 8 days land only

Centuries of Irish culture & heritage are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland, from Dublin to the charismatic seaside villages along the Dingle Peninsula & the Blarney Stone, where you'll acquire the gift of the gab.
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Price:
R14 500
DETAILS
Starting fromR14 500
Package ValiditySelected departure dates between APR 2018 - OCT 2018. 
Duration8 days
DestinationEurope
Starts inDublin
Ends inDublin

Description

- Return airport transfers at selected times
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 3 three-course dinners
- Travel by luxury coach & Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Assistance of a Travel Director
- All hotel service charges & tips, baggage handling fees & local taxes 
- Sightseeing tour included in each major city, free time & Optional Experiences
- VISIT: Dublin, Belleek, Balina, Cliffs of Moher, Shannon & Tralee

 

Day 1

Arrive Dublin – Sightseeing

Welcome to Dublin. Relax after check-in. Later your Local Specialist takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Merrion Square. It's a great introduction to your Irish journey.

Day 2

Dublin – Boyle – Knock – Ballina (2 Nights)

View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Ballina.

Day 3

Belleek (Northern Ireland) – County Donegal Excursion

Travel across the border into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Visit traditional weavers in the town of Donegal where you also view the 15th century castle. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish poet W.B Yeats. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore, before returning to your hotel in Ballina.

Day 4

Ballina – Westport – Galway – Shannon (near Limerick) (2 Nights)

This morning travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral, built on the site of the old prison and stroll around Eyre Square. Tonight why not join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle?

Day 5

Cliffs of Moher Excursion

This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Return to Shannon for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park.

Day 6

Shannon (near Limerick) – Dingle Peninsula – Tralee

This morning in Limerick your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual 'Rose of Tralee' festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel.

Day 7

Tralee – Blarney – Dublin

Visit Blarney Castle and don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your holiday.

Day 8

Depart Dublin

Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.