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From $3,525 pp/twin share         10 days

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One for the story books, everything's Eiré about this grand family adventure through the Emerald Isle, which will see you play the Game of Thrones and encounter leprechauns and giants along the way.

Highlights:

  • Connect with locals -On the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way visit the Feeney's sheep farm, where you'll learn about life on the farm before a 'Be My Guest' morning tea. (Day 6)
  • Dive into Culture- Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. (Day 5). Visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the only dedicated flying boat museum in the world, to gain insight into the rich history of aviation. (Day 7)
  • Local specialist-For included sightseeing in Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry
  • Stays with stories-County Down's Slieve Donard Resort and Spa features Victorian architecture and a beautiful coastal landscape. (Day 2)

Inclusions:

  • 9 nights accommodation
    14 meals- 9 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • On trip transport



Tour Plan

1

Day 1- Arrive in Dublin and afternoon sightseeing

You're in for a grand time on this family jaunt through the Emerald Isle, which begins in Dublin. Explore the lively Irish capital with your clan in tow before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Kick-Off Party and sightseeing tour with your 'Local Specialist'. View St. Patrick's Cathedral, the stately Georgian Squares and Trinity College.

Hotel - Ballsbridge

Included Meals - Kick-Off Party

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Day 2-Dublin-Co. Down Coast

No need to follow the rainbow for this morning's chance encounter with Ireland's lucky little people. Visit the home of the last remaining leprechauns with a 'Local Specialist' and learn how your belief in their existence keeps them alive. Journey to County Down, arriving at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' and your home for the night. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling along the waterfront or relaxing at the pool of this lovingly maintained Victorian hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner tonight.

Hotel - Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 3-Co. Down Coast- Belfast Sightseeing

It's time for some 'Family Fun' to play the Game of Thrones. After a leisurely start to your day, head to 'Winterfell Castle Archery Range' movie set for behind-the-scenes insights into this award-winning series. Dress in costumes from the program and try your hand at shooting medieval arrows using ancient bows. Snap a selfie or two, then head to Belfast, your home for the next two nights, where you'll delve into the crossroads of British and Irish culture during an introductory sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. See the City Hall, Queen's University and the Parliament buildings, then admire the colourful murals that line the city streets, an enduring symbol of Northern Ireland, depicting the region's political and religious divisions.

Hotel - Maldron City

Included Meals - Breakfast

4

Day 4-Belfast- Giant's causeway excursion

Tread in the footsteps of Finn MacCool - his geometric Giant's Causeway is more the stuff of legends than the result of ancient volcanic activity which left its mark on the Northern Irish coast. Admire the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that fade into the sea, then view the enchanting tunnel of the Dark Hedges. After a day of myths, legends and Hollywood blockbusters, consider tucking into an optional Fish and Chips pub dinner.

Included Meals - Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Belfast Walk with Fish and Chips

What better way to soak up the atmosphere of this lively city than to join a local specialist for a stroll through its hidden side streets? We'll have an included drink in a historic pub and continue to a local restaurant for a quintessentially traditional meal; fish and chips.

Adult Price: £39.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

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Day 5-Belfast – Londonderry – Sligo

'Dive Into Culture' at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre and gain a new perspective into the world's most famous ship and the tragedy that befell it. Then, journey to Londonderry, where we join a 'Local Specialist' who will take us on a stroll along its ancient walls. We continue to Sligo, where we'll dine in our hotel tonight.

Hotel - Clayton

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 6-Sligo – Galway – Limerick

We 'Connect With Locals' and join the Feeneys on their sheep farm located on the edge of the scenic Wild Atlantic Way. Martin will teach you the art of sheepdog handling and you'll learn about the role and use of wool on the farm. You may even get to cuddle puppies before a delicious 'Be My Guest' morning tea with this warm couple. Later, we travel to Galway and enjoy an orientation tour. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park or the Knappogue Medieval Banquet.

Hotel - Maldron

Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

Come on a visit to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. With your local specialist, you’ll experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we'll have free time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.

Adult Price: €22.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Medieval Castle Banquet

Enjoy a banquet and medieval entertainment in the great hall of the castle. The court jester will make an appearance, as will the castle’s musicians and the ladies and gentlemen of the medieval court – giving you an evening you won’t forget.

Adult Price: €73.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

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Day 7-Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)

Your first stop today is the sheer Cliffs of Moher. Admire how they rise over 200 metres from the pounding surf below. We travel south to the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes. 'Dive Into Culture' as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. This afternoon, head to Tralee, where you'll have an opportunity to climb to the top of the Blennerville Windmill and gain insights into the role of this working windmill. Dinner is at your hotel this evening.

Hotel - Innisfallen

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Celtic Steps

Enjoy a spectacular evening of Irish music, song and dance performed by champion dancers and musicians and showcasing the music of Kerry and beyond.

Adult Price: €36.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

8

Day 8-Ring of Kerry Excursion

Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Circling the spectacular Ring of Kerry, we see mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. The afternoon is free to explore Killarney on your own.

Included Meals - Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jaunting Carts and Cruise

Join us for a traditional pony and trap ride through the beautiful Bourne-Vincent National Park to Ross Castle. We've also organised a cruise on the largest lakes, where you'll enjoy hearing anecdotes from our Local Specialist.

Adult Price: €35.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to chang

9

Day 9-Killarney – Dublin

Visit Blarney Castle and secure your 'gift of the gab' after kissing its Blarney Stone, then journey through the lush landscapes and counties to the capital, Dublin. Our shamrock shenanigans nearing their end, we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a rousing Farewell Dinner, aboard a canal barge, tonight to reminisce over the fun we've had with our family and newfound friends.

Hotel - Ballsbridge

Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

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Day 10-Depart Dublin

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. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Included Meals - Breakfast

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