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IRELAND – THE EMERALD ISLE Experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as you explore the Emerald Isle. Along the way you'll encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.
25 May 2019 per person Cdn $4259
11 night escorted tour from Dublin to Belfast 11 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners and 3 Dinners with Wine all with tea or coffee. Included sightseeing Hotel and restaurant tips Porterage charges at hotels Complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available) Taxes
EXPERIENCES and highlights:
Dublin: Enjoy VIP priority entrance to the Book of Kells and a guided walk though Trinity College with a university insider. Kildare: Join an equine professional for a behind-the-scenes look at the Irish National Stud. Then visit the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe, for a ‘journey through life' as you wander by the beautiful floral displays. Kilkenny: Kilkenny has the greatest amount of All-Ireland titles of its national sport of hurling. Meet a player to gain an exciting insight into this unique Irish cultural experience, through a demonstration of skill. Killarney: Hear the history, legend and folklore of Killarney from a local Jarvey, while on-board a famous jaunting car ride. Londonderry: There's no better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls. See the Gothic Guildhall and the Georgian houses of Shipquay Street. Belfast: Meet Hilda, a true Belfast local, having lived in the same house her entire life. During your panoramic tour, hear the history of the city and learn why Hilda is proud of its progress and current prosperity. You'll also see the City Hall, Queen's University, Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents. Cahir: See one of the largest castles in Ireland. Cork: Relish this university city with its interesting waterways and grand Georgian parades of houses. Blarney: Dangle from the ramparts to kiss the Stone of Eloquence, and never be lost for words again! Ring of Kerry: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you travel the magical Ring of Kerry. Dingle Peninsula: Enjoy a scenic drive to Slea Head. Adare: Experience a village walk through the main street lined with thatched cottages. Cliffs of Moher: Stop by the Exhibition Centre and overlook the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs. Galway: Enjoy an orientation tour of the many landmarks in Galway such as the Lynch Memorial, Church of St. Nicholas, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square. Drumcliffe: Visit the final resting place of Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Giant's Causeway: Learn about the towering hexagonal basalt columns - a geological spectacle to behold. Ballygally: Explore this seaside town with your Travel Director. Carrickfergus: See the immense Castle as your drive around it. AUTHENTIC DINING:
Killarney: Join John and his wife, Freda for drinks and a personal insight into classic Irish recipes that are loved throughout the world. Your Farm-to-Table experience is all about locally-sourced ingredients prepared with skill, so that you can taste the freshness in every mouthful. Ballygally: The Irish call it 'craic' - the warm feeling resulting from the confluence of music, drink, good food, laughter, and conversation. And after circumnavigating the Emerald Isle, there's bound to be a fair share of craic at your grand finale Celebration Dinner. Sláinte!