Classic Ireland 2024

Dublin

8 days

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Itinerary

  • Arrival in Dublin and transfer from the airport to the tour hotel. Accommodation and breakfast at the Academy Plaza, Iveagh Gardens Hotel or similar.

  • We will have the opportunity to walk through Dublin, the Capital of the Republic of Ireland at our leisure. You will be able to visit the main attractions of the city La Aduana, Dublin Castle and Phoenix Park. Not to be missed are Trinity College University and St. Patrick's Protestant Cathedral. Also, don't forget to do some shopping and live the memorable experience of being in an authentic Irish pub. Accommodation and breakfast at the Academy Plaza, Iveagh Gardens Hotel or similar.

  • We‚Äôll start with a panoramic view of Dublin and we will get to know the main attractions of the city: the Customs House, the Dublin Castles, the famous Temple Bar, Merrion Square and we will discover why the city gates are painted in different colours. We will also pass by Trinity College University and the Protestant Cathedral of Saint Patrick. We will have time for lunch before leaving Dublin for the West of Ireland. Next, our first stop will be the Clonmacnoise Monastery, founded by Saint Ciaran in the 4th century and located in front of the River Shannon. We will continue towards the city of Athlone, located next to the Shannon, the longest river in Ireland. Dinner, accommodation, and breakfast at the Connacht hotel or similar.

  • After breakfast, we will head northeast to the town of Knock, to visit the First National Marian Shrine. In 1879, County Mayo received the apparition of the Blessed Virgin, who is today Our Lady of Knock, Patroness of Ireland. The Sanctuary receives more than a million and a half pilgrims a year. (Optional visit to the Museum). We continue the trip to enjoy the mountains of Connemara, a place chosen by poets and painters as a source of inspiration. You will enjoy seeing the crystalline lakes and the sheep crossing the road until you reach Kylemore Abbey, residence of the Mitchell Henry family until 1826, and then owned by Benedictine nuns. Free time for lunch. We continue to Galway, a city known as the "City of Tribes", after the 14 prosperous tribes that dominated it during the Middle Ages. Where we will enjoy a very special walking tour: we will see the last Catholic Cathedral built in Ireland in 1965, the famous Spanish Arch, its bustling High Street and to end the day we will discover the origin of the famous Irish 'pubs' where they will have time to enjoy a great selection of local beers and typical live music. Dinner, accommodation, and breakfast at the Connacht hotel or similar.

  • In the morning we will head to the Cliffs of Moher through "The Burren", a term that in Gaelic means Rocky Terrain. The Cliffs of Moher are an imposing stretch of limestone land facing the Atlantic and is a UNESCO protected site. These cliffs offer incomparable views over the Atlantic Ocean with its 200 meters above sea level and 8 km in length. We will have time to admire these cliffs and enter the visitor center, which are one of the main postcards of Ireland. Next, we will go to Limerick where we will make a panoramic visit of the city, fourth in importance in Ireland, which was founded by the Vikings on the banks of the River Shannon. Free time for lunch. Next stop will be Cork, where we‚Äôll take a panoramic tour of the city and pass through the English Market, an emblematic market located in the centre of the city of Cork. We will also see the Saint Anne Shandon Church, the Clock of the Lie, and the Protestant Cathedral of Saint Finbar. Cork, like Venice, is a city built on water and is home to its very important commercial port, from where countless ships left for the New World at the time of the great Irish famine. They will have free time to walk through the streets of Cork. Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at the Cork International Hotel, Radisson Blu Cork, Metropole Hotel or similar.

  • Today we will spend the day in County Kerry to visit its famous Ring of Kerry. We will visit one of the most picturesque peninsulas in the west of Ireland, the Iveragh Peninsula. Inland lakes, product of the last ice age more than a million years ago, gave it the beauty that this place has today. We will cross typical villages, Waterville, Sneem, Cahercevin. You will have free time to shop for Irish handicrafts and have lunch in one of the region's typical Irish pubs before returning to Cork City. Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at the Cork International Hotel, Radisson Blu Cork, Metropole Hotel or similar.

  • We will leave Cork city in the morning and start our way back to Dublin passing through the Rock of Cashel, a pre-Norman invasion fortress that was ceded to ecclesiastical power and is linked to local mythologies of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. In this place, in 1647, the massacre of 3 thousand people took place under the troops of Oliver Cromwell. We will continue to the city of Kilkenny where we will have free time for lunch and a short visit to the city and take pictures of Kilkenny Castle, built in the Middle Ages and belonging to the Buttler family until 1935. We will continue to Dublin where they will have the Rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the city. This will be the last chance on your tour to shop in Irish lands. Bed and breakfast at the Academy Plaza, Iveagh Gardens Hotel or similar.

  • Free day in Dublin until transfer back to the airport for your departure flight.

Included

  • 4 nights half board / 3 nights accommodation and breakfast.
  • Inbound and outbound transfers in Dublin.
  • Dublin Panoramic Tour.
  • Entrance tickets to Clonmacnoise Monastery, the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and a stop for exterior photos at Killkenny Castle and the Rock of Cashel.
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Not included

  • Porterage not included

Important Notes

  • Prices in Euros
  • Cancellation policies: In case of cancellation for individual reservations (less than 5 rooms per reservation) the penalty will be the following - Between 11 and 24 days before departure 25% - Between 2 and 10 days before departure 60% - Less than 48 hours or ‚Äúno presentation‚ÄĚ 100%

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