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Irish Elegance Coach Tour Round Trip from Dublin

Experience the best of Ireland with a spectacular coach tour roundtrip from Dublin. Enjoy a warm Dublin welcome dinner and a delicious Ashford Castle celebration dinner. This eight-day guided tour of the Emerald Isle lets you travel in elegance and style with our "business class-style" coaches, which offer fewer seats and more legroom, giving you space to relax and enjoy your journey. Carefully selected 4- and 5-star hotels in great locations ensure your comfort and relaxation throughout the trip.

Irish Elegance Coach Tour Round Trip from Dublin

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DEPARTURE DATE: September 22, 2024
Countries Visited: Ireland

OVERVIEW

Experience the Wild Atlantic Way and journey from Galway to Killarney on this once in a lifetime tour of Ireland. In Dublin explore the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College, before cutting the queue with fast track access to the 9th century Book of Kells. After an exploration of County Mayo and sojourn through picturesque Cong, indulge in a taste bud tantalizing Ashford Castle Dinner. The exquisite dining and locally sourced produce are matched only by the luxurious facilities of this vast estate, which include a falconry school, spa and an Irish Piper to signal your arrival. Look out at Galway Bay from the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and contemplate the beauty of County Clare on this weeklong, Irish experience.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
September 22, 2024from $5,475 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night coach tour round trip from Dublin
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine including Dublin Welcome Dinner and Ashford Castle Celebration Dinner
  • Beer, wine, hot & soft drinks included with meals
  • Insightful Encounters that enrich and inspire​
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences that leave a positive impact​
  • Insider Access or skip the lines at key sites​
  • Personalize your day with Insight Choice
  • Personal headsets. You can explore while listening to your guide
  • Premium Services
  • Personal 24/7 service
  • Expert Travel Directors providing an elevated service
  • Knowledgeable Local Experts
  • Highly skilled coach drivers
  • Seamless delivery & porterage of your luggage
  • Premium Tour Essentials
  • Always small group tours
  • "Business Class-style" coaches. Fewer seats & more legroom
  • Handpicked 4 & 5-star hotels in great locations
  • Many relaxed morning starts (after 9am)
  • Complimentary scheduled airport transfers per the itinerary

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sun Sep 22Dublin, Ireland
2Mon Sep 23Killarney, Ireland
3Tue Sep 24Ring of Kerry, Ireland
4Wed Sep 25The Cliffs of Moher and on to Galway
5Thu Sep 26Connemara, Ireland
6Fri Sep 27Ashford Castle, Ireland
7Sat Sep 28Dublin, Ireland
8Sun Sep 29Dublin, Ireland

Day 1 – In Dublin’s Fair city

Start your exploration of Dublin with an orientation tour with a Local Expert that brings to life Dublin’s architectural treasures and history, stretching back more than 1,000 years. Travel along the River Liffey, see Custom House, Guinness Storehouse, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. See the 9th century Book of Kells and enjoy a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College. Back at your hotel, join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly dinner and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening.

Arrival Transfer

Depart the airport at 08:30, 11:00, 13:00

Welcome

Meet your Travel Director at 14:30

Accommodations: Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2 – Cashel and Blarney, heading for Killarney

Depart Dublin, and pass the famous Curragh Racecourse and green meadows where many of the finest Irish racehorses are bred. Driving south, stop to see the spectacular Rock of Cashel, crowned with medieval buildings that dominate the flat countryside for miles around. Then on to explore Blarney with Insight Choice. Choose to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the magical stone to ensure a lifetime of eloquence. Alternatively, meet a senior gardener for a tour of Blarney Gardens. Head to Killarney, where you may fancy a ‘pint of porter.’ This town on the lakes is famous for its lively pubs so in the evening why not join in the ‘craic’?

Accommodations: Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3 – Ring of Kerry Experience

In the morning, marvel at spectacular mountain and sea views as you travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Meet John for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit his family-run seaweed farm to learn about sustainable farming practices that protect the wild Irish Atlantic coasts.

Accommodations: Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – The Cliffs of Moher and on to Galway

Cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry and enter County Clare. Stop at the Exhibition Center and enjoy a walk along the Cliffs of Moher, raised approximately 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. Then travel north across the Burren, a suddenly stark and barren landscape, scarred with interesting limestone creases. Journey to Galway, the City of the Tribes, and visit the last Cathedral built in Ireland. Take in the scenery from your hotel which is spectatuarly set on the – maybe change to ‘Wild Atlantic Way at Galway Bay.

Accommodations: Connemara Coast Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 5 – Captivating Connemara

Embark on a superb exploration of the Connemara National Park and see a wonderland of rivers, lakes and silent hills. Explore Connemara with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the magnificent, turreted Neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and visit one of Ireland’s oldest oyster farms for a tasting. Learn about their commitment to biodiversity and work promoting sustainable packaging.

Accommodations: Connemara Coast Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Majestic Ashford Castle

Sitting on the edge of Lough Corrib and nestled on the border of County Galway and County Mayo, is the delightful Cong. You may recognise much of the town as it was used as the location in the 1952 film, ‘The Quiet Man.’ With free time to explore this quintessential Irish village, see the statue of the lead characters played by John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and the ruins of the Medieval Cong Abbey. Then a short drive down the road leads you to Ashford Castle, the highlight of your travels. As you arrive a lone piper escorts you over the drawbridge. Your exquisite hotel provides a romantic backdrop in superior surroundings, offering both relaxation and comfort. There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate, pamper yourself at the spa, or get to know the hawks and woodland surroundings at the hotel’s falconry school. Dining at Ashford Castle ranks among the finest culinary experiences in the world. Creative cooking, locally sourced ingredients and an innovative menu await at dinner. Gentlemen, a jacket is required.

Accommodations: Ashford Castle
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7 – Across the Emerald Isle to Dublin

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning and perhaps a stroll on the estate? Then cross the midlands to Dublin where the rest of the day is free for independent activities and maybe some last minute shopping.

Accommodations: Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Depart Dublin

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dublin airport.

Departure Transfer

Arrive at the airport at 07:00, 09:00, 10:30
Meals: Breakfast

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