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8 Day Irish Gold


  • Waterford Crystal
  • Connemara
  • Connemara
  • Waterdord's Copper Coast
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Killarney National Park
  • Ring of Kerry

From £1170 Land Only

2018 - 8 Day Irish Gold
4 Star Holiday - 7 Nights /13 Meals

Trip Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Book of Kells
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Skellig Experience
  • Waterford's Medieval Museum

Dining Experiences:

  • Four dinners including a traditional Irish Night in Killarney, and O'Connell's Restaurant in Dublin.

For further information and bookings please contact us:
E-mail:
  lesley@best-of-scotland.co.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1592 752990
Fax:  +44 (0)1592 331680
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2018 IRISH GOLD 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1: DUBLIN TOUR & BOOK OF KELLS

Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Head out for an introductory tour of Dublin including O’Connell Street, St. Stephen’s Green, the seat of government at Leinster House and other public buildings. Take a stroll through Trinity College’s campus in the center of the city with a student guide and view the priceless 8th century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group then enjoy an independent evening at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

Day 2: CLONMACNOISE MONASTIC SITE & GALWAY CITY TOUR
Journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Head to Galway and enjoy a guided walking tour through the city center. Enjoy free time to explore Galway on your own before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 3: CONNEMARA CATAMARAN CRUISE & KYLEMORE ABBEY
Today explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Head to Kylemore Abbey to tour elegant rooms and the charming church, set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual before a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (Mar 18 – Oct 28 depts). Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city.
(B, L)

Day 4: CLIFFS, SHEEPDOGS & TRADITIONAL IRISH NIGHT
Travel south around Galway Bay and through the Burren, a region of rounded limestone hills which has a curious lunar-like appearance. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch trained sheepdogs obey their owner as they direct sheep through various obstacles. View the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet (200m) above the pounding Atlantic surf. Embark on a memorable ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Killarney. Head to a cozy pub for an Irish night featuring a lively show with dinner.
(B, D)

Day 5: JAUNTING CAR & RING OF KERRY
Take a horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane. Head to Muckross House for a guided tour and a stroll through the gardens. Set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry -- with plenty of stops for photo opportunities. Savor a light lunch and take a break in the colorful village of Sneem. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge and tour the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian monks on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island that was featured in the “Star Wars VII” movie. Return to Killarney for an evening on your own.
(B, L)

Day 6: BLARNEY CASTLE & TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION
Drive through the mountains into richer farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before travelling along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan for a creamy Irish coffee and traditional music. Continue to Waterford to witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal.
(B, D)

Day 7: WATERFORD WALK & O’CONNELL’S RESTAURANT
This morning join a local guide for a walking tour through the narrow streets of the old city to discover Waterford’s long history and some of its colorful characters. Visit the nearby Medieval Museum, a modern building which incorporates a 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Stop in Kilkenny for a look around the compact city center and have lunch on your own. Travel to Dublin and in the evening head to the popular O’Connell’s Restaurant where a warm welcome and superb cuisine await you.
(B, D)

Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:

  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway, Galway (2 nights)
  • The Malton Hotel Killarney, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin (1 night)

Trip Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Book of Kells
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Skellig Experience
  • Waterford's Medieval Museum

Dining Experiences:

  • Four dinners including a traditional Irish Night in Killarney, and O'Connell's Restaurant in Dublin.

All Tours Include:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Audio headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

8 days Dublin to Dublin
Start DUBLIN - End DUBLIN 
             

Single room supplement: £692
The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2018
Sunday 11 March 2018 £1170
Sunday 25 March 2018 £1170
Sunday 1 April 2018 £1245
Sunday 8 April 2018 £1280
Wednesday 18 April 2018 £1245
Sunday 22 April 2018 £1280
Sunday 29 April 2018 £1410
Wednesday 2 May 2018 £1580
Sunday 6 May 2018 £1580
Wednesday 9 May 2018 £1580
Sunday 13 May 2018 £1580
Wednesday 23 May 2018 £1580
Wednesday 30 May 2018 £1590
Sunday 3 June 2018 £1605
Wednesday 6 June 2018 £1605
Wednesday 13 June 2018 £1605
Sunday 24 June 2018 £1605
Sunday 1 July 2018 £1605
Sunday 8 July 2018 £1605
Wednesday 11 July 2018 £1605
Sunday 22 July 2018 £1605
Wednesday 8 August 2018 £1605
Sunday 19 August 2018 £1605
Sunday 26 August 2018 £1605
Wednesday 29 August 2018 £1605
Wednesday 5 September 2018 £1605
Sunday 9 September 2018 £1605
Sunday 16 September 2018 £1605
Wednesday 19 September 2018 £1605
Sunday 23 September 2018 £1605
Wednesday 26 September 2018 £1485
Sunday 30 September 2018 £1485
Wednesday 3 October 2018 £1360
Sunday 7 October 2018 £1360
Sunday 14 October 2018 £1360
Sunday 21 October 2018 £1360
Sunday 28 October 2018 £1320


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