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Irish Wonder

8 Days 2 Countries 8 Cities

Experience Ireland's majestic castles, exquisite cathedrals and noble cities on this CostSaver trip.

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8 Days 2 Countries 8 Cities

Irish Wonder

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      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      Centuries of Irish culture and heritage are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland, from Dublin to the charismatic seaside villages along the Dingle Peninsula and the Blarney Stone, where you'll acquire the gift of the gab.


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      Trip code: IRWO

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 3 three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Dublin, Ireland
        • Belleek Pottery
          Visit the famous pottery factory

        • Blarney
          Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab

        • Boyle
          View the Cistercian Abbey

        • Cliffs of Moher
          View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre

        • County Donegal
          Visit this picturesque area

        • Dingle Peninsula
          Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Ireland's most westerly point

        • Dublin
          With your Local Specialist see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour

        • Galway
          View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square

        • Knock
          Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock

        • Limerick
          View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 3 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Irish Wonder

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Dublin – Sightseeing

      Welcome to Dublin. Relax after check-in. Later your Local Specialist takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park. It's a great introduction to your Irish journey.

      Hotel
      Maldron Newlands Cross

      2. Dublin – Boyle – Knock – Ballina (2 Nights)

      View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Ballina.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Twin Trees

      Optional Experiences

      Luxurious River Shannon Cruise

      The longest river in the British Isles, the River Shannon is immortalised in songs and legends. Come with us for a cruise on this majestic river, through the beautiful rolling countryside of counties Leitrim and Roscommon. You’ll also enjoy refreshments on the luxurious Moon River Pleasure Cruiser.

      Adult Price: €30.00

      3. Belleek (Northern Ireland) – County Donegal Excursion

      Travel across the border into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Visit traditional weavers in the town of Donegal where you also view the 15th century castle. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish poet W.B Yeats. See the harbour town of Mullgahmore, before returning to your hotel in Ballina.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Fine Dining in a Stately Home

      We’ll travel by coach to an award-winning restaurant in a quirky, 19c neo-gothic manor house. Here you’ll be served authentic locally-sourced food in an elegant setting.

      Adult Price: €55.00

      Irish Traditions and Song

      Tonight, you'll enjoy Irish hospitality in a cosy local pub. Experience the folk tradition and enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.

      Adult Price: €27.00

      4. Ballina – Westport – Galway – Limerick (2 Nights)

      This morning travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral, built on the site of the old prison and stroll around Eyre Square. Tonight why not join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle?

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Travelodge Ennis Road

      Optional Experiences

      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: €69.00

      5. Cliffs of Moher Excursion

      This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Return to Shannon for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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: €20.00

      6. Limerick – Dingle Peninsula – Tralee

      This morning in Limerick your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual 'Rose of Tralee' festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Earl of Desmond

      7. Tralee – Blarney – Dublin

      Visit Blarney Castle and don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your holiday.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Citywest

      Optional Experiences

      Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

      Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humour. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

      Adult Price: €71.00

      Dinner in Dublin City

      Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You'll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      8. Depart Dublin

      Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Dublin, Ireland
        • Belleek Pottery
          Visit the famous pottery factory

        • Blarney
          Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab

        • Boyle
          View the Cistercian Abbey

        • Cliffs of Moher
          View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre

        • County Donegal
          Visit this picturesque area

        • Dingle Peninsula
          Enjoy the beautiful countryside along the Dingle peninsula, Ireland's most westerly point

        • Dublin
          With your Local Specialist see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour

        • Galway
          View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square

        • Knock
          Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock

        • Limerick
          View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 3 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 150 Reviews

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        Service rating : Great tour director and bus drivers. Hotels all good and the extra excursions were excellent. I would recommend Costsaver to anyone who asks me about it. Thank you.Product : See previous comments made.

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        Service rating : This was a great time and we went as a party of four that became a party of 48. Wonderful guides and driver were wonderful.Product : Great value for money, good pace.

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : I had a fabulous time on tour. The Guide and driver were very professional and approachable at all times. The accommodation was lovley.It was a good mix of ages on the trip which really helped everyone get alongProduct : Great mix of travel time, site visits and free time.The

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        Service:

        Service rating : I would take a CostSaver trip again. I was very disappointed that we had very little time in the major cities (like Galway and Dublin) but we spent over an hour sitting at a graveyard or at the Knock Shrine. I would have preferred to visit other sites instead. It is also not

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        Service:

        Service rating : Everything ran smoothly. Good value for moneyProduct : Had a great trip and saw so mych

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