Itinerary - KINGS & KINSMEN

  • Day 1: Dublin Arrival

Arrive at Dublin Airport, pick up your hire car & transfer to your accommodation for the night. According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin, which could include a visit to Trinity   College to view  the beautifully Illuminated  Book of  Kells or perhaps the National Museum of Ireland  (entry free of charge).  

Overnight: Dublin area. 

  • Day 2: Dublin to Galway

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin. You could visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, where Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” was once Dean.  Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (option), situated in the old markets area of the city. An audio-visual tour explains the process by which whiskey is made and this followed by a whiskey tasting by all in the "Ball o' Malt Bar". A special tasting is organized to compare the most popular Irish whiskeys with bourbon and Scotch whiskey. This afternoon depart Dublin for your next stop, Galway. 

Overnight: Galway area.

  • Day 3: Connemara Region

Discover the country of the “Quiet Man “and “The Purple Taxi”, Connemara today.  This stunning region of Ireland is full of contrast,   Granite Mountains populated  only by sheep with hundreds of lakes  forming a  fisherman’s  paradise. Its stone walls, small farms, thatched cottages  in isolated splendor with its      heather covered    hills creates an  unforgettable scene  for all  its visitors. The route takes us from Galway to the lake dotted centre of Connemara at Maam Cross. The road continues through the colorful town of Clifden and continues through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes. 

Overnight: Galway area.

  • Day 4: Galway to Kerry

Depart for Kerry this morning and travel through the heart of County Clare - the Burren Region. The Burren is a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare flowers.  Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, which form a 200m wall that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can see from Galway Bay to Loop Head. Continue through heritage town of Kilrush, crossing the River Shannon by ferry (ferry not included), and into County Kerry. 

Overnight: Killarney area 

  • Day 5: Ring of Kerry

A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula (170 kms) awaits you today. Take in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travels along the coast road. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Continuing to Cahersiveen where you will find the birth place of Ireland’s National hero, Daniel O’Connell. Passing through the peat bogs you should arrive at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly coloured houses. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.  

Overnight: Killarney area

  • Day 6: Dingle Peninsula & Limerick

Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” have been made. The Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses, and other ancient monuments.  The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry. This area is also a genuine Irish-speaking area. Dramatic landscapes can be found at every corner, in particular, there are striking views of the Blasket Islands at Slea Head which should not be missed.  

Overnight: Limerick area 

  • Day 7: Limerick to Dublin

Returning to Dublin today, why not visit Birr Castle Demesne where you can visit the gardens or see one of the world’s largest telescopes. Continue to Dublin and after checking into your hotel on the outskirts of the city, you can complete your tour with a final visit to Dublin’s city Centre for some last minute sight-seeing or perhaps some shopping.  

Overnight: Dublin area.

  • Day 8: Dublin

Departure Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. 

Inclusions - KINGS & KINSMEN

  • 3 nights bed & breakfast (either Farmhouse or Town & Country Homes accommodation), 
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in 3 star hotel and 2 nights’ accommodation in a Castle or Manor House based on per person sharing twin/double or triple room with bath/shower inclusive of service charges Room with private facilities 
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide & Explorer Coupon 
  • Hotels Used in the Package or similar
  • City Hotels
  • Dublin 3* Maldron Newlands Cross Hotel
  • Galway 4* Ross Lake House Hotel
  • Killarney Bed & Breakfast hotel
  • Limerick Bed & Breakfast hotel

Exclusions - KINGS & KINSMEN

  • Cost of airfare / ticket taxes and travel insurance 
  • Entrance fees
  • Camera & Video permits
  • Early check-in & late check-out 
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc. 
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc. 
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary 
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

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  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
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  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

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