Dublin, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Berry, Glenveagh National Park, Sligo, Connemera, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Kerry, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Cork, Cobh, Blarney Castle, Waterford, Cashel, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Dublin.
Single Traveler - $4,800
Two Guests - $3,499 per person
Three Guests - $3,460 per person (Limited Availability)
Day 1 - Dublin - June 12th 2023
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your English speaking assistant. Cead Mile Failte… Welcome to Dublin ‐ City of a Thousand Welcomes!! Transfer to your hotel in Dublin suburbs. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 - Dublin - June 13th, 2023
Full Irish breakfast at the hotel. This morning, on a panoramic sightseeing tour you will discover Dublin’s Fair City. North of the Liffey River, you will discover some landmarks such as the GPO (General Office of the Post Office), Custom House, Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed park in any capital city in Europe, or emblematic architectural elements like the Spire which is located in the heart of the most famous street of the city: O'Connell Street. The south shore and the Temple Bar area are connected by pedestrians across the famous Ha'penny Bridge. You will not be able to Miss Christchurch, the oldest and imposing Cathedral of Dublin. More than a few minutes and you will arrive at Dublin Castle. Then you will reach Grafton Street, the Dublin shopping street with many luxury shops. You will then get closer to St Stephen's Green, one of the most beautiful park in Dublin and the Georgian quarter: Merrion Square where you can still find the home of Oscar Wilde (now privately owned). Free time for lunch during the day. In the afternoon you will visit Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. It is here that the famous book of Kells and its precious illuminations dating from the 9th century are exhibited. The university is located opposite the rich medieval quarter, Dublin Castle and two Anglican cathedrals. The group will then have free time to explore the city and go Shopping. Return to your hotel in Dublin suburbs. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 3 - Belfast - June 14th, 2023
This morning, you will travel to the Northern Ireland. You will be taken on a panoramic sightseeing tour to discover the city Centre of Belfast. En route, you will see the Parliament Buildings, surrounded by a beautiful park in the Stormont area of the city. Catch a first glimpse of the impressive new Titanic Museum and the docks where this iconic ship was built. Afterwards, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city Centre along the shopping streets of Donegal Place and the Cathedral Quarter and enjoy views of St Peter’s Cathedral and the City Hall. Free time for lunch during the day. In the afternoon, you will be able to learn more about the history of the most famous ship that ever left shipyards at the new Titanic Belfast Experience (with audio guide). The story is told from the rise of the shipbuilding industry that was a vital part of life in Belfast through to the launch and maiden voyage of the Titanic. Through latest museum technology this whole era of this city’s history comes to life. This attraction has been awarded as "Best tourist attraction in the world 2016". Transfer to your hotel in Belfast area. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Giant's Causeway / Derry - June 15th, 2023
Full breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, you will be met by your tour guide and driver and you willstart your tour to discover more of Northern Ireland. The firststop will be at Giant’s Causeway, an area of over 40,000 basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. These spectacular witnesses of a time long gone can be up to 12 m high. You will be able to enjoy great views of the coastline and have time to walk around to discover this natural wonder. A must on any visit to the North of Ireland, the Causeway is an UNESCO World Heritage site, and is often referred to as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World’. Free time for lunch during the day towardsthe afternoon, you continue to Derry‐Londonderry in the western part of Northern Ireland for a Panoramic Tour. The ‘old city with a young heart’ will surprise you with an abundance of arts and music as well as historic places such as the Tower Museum, St Columb's cathedral. Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second biggest city in the Northern Ireland, with an historic town centre with 400 year‐old city walls. Still intact and retaining the original gateways, this is the best‐preserved walled city in Ireland. Transfer to your hotel in Derry area. Dinner and overnight
Day 5 - Glenveagh National Park / Sligo - June 16th, 2023
Full breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards Glenveagh National Park where mountains and the lakes make thislandscapes as one of the most beautiful of the island. Free time for lunch during the day. You will also have the opportunity to visit the elegant Glenveagh Castle, a Victorian mansion located within the park. Continue towardsthe megalithic cemetery of Carrowmore for a visit. Carrowmore Cemetery has over 60 stone circle and passage tombs making it one of the largest Stone Age cemeteries in Europe. It is the oldest Megalithic cemetery in Ireland as is said to have had over 100 tombs of which 60 still exist today. Transfer to your hotel in Sligo area. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - Sligo - June 17th, 2023
After your breakfast, meet with your driver in the lobby of the hotel. Depart towards Lissadell House. The historic and literary associations of Lissadell and the wild dramatic natural beauty of its setting surrounded by mountains, sea and woodlandss makes lissadell House. Follow in the footsteps of the poet W.B Yeats in wandering through this beautifully restored estate on the shores of the Atlantic. A mustsee isthe exquisite Alpine Garden perched over the Atlantic. Enjoy also a serie of woodland trails and walks under the watchful eye of the mountain Ben Bulben. Free time for lunch during the day. Visit Connaght Whiskey Distillery Located beside the picturesque Belleek woods in Ballina, it is the first working distillery to open in Mayo for over 100 years. A guided tour of the distillery offers visitors the opportunity to discover the tradition and craft behind copper pot distillation. Each step in the production stage is expertly explained, offering an engaging and informative experience. Visitors are then invited to an intimate tasting session where guides explain the nose and the flavour profile of each of their spirits. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sligo area.
Day 7 - Connemara / Galway - June 18th, 2023
This morning you will discover one of most famous region of Ireland: Connemara. Depart by coach towardsthe Connemara region. Situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places it's possible to find. From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake‐rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you'll know you're in Connemara by the light that constantly changesthe mood and tone of the landscape. Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. The first stop of the day will be at Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920. Originally built as a private home for the family of a wealthy politician from Manchester in 1867, the nuns opened an international boarding school and established a day school for local girls, which closed in June 2010. You will have the chance to discover the restored rooms of the abbey, the walled gardens and the gothic church. Free time for lunch during the day. From the Abbey, the tour will continue along the wild coast and through the charming village of Clifden. This town has grown from a small fishing village to some importance in the early 1900’s, when the engineer Guglielmo Marconi decided to build his first high power transatlantic long wave wireless telegraphy station to minimize the distance to its sister station in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. This station was an immense success and at peak times, over 400 people were employed at this transmission station. Enjoy the views that open up in front of your eyes as you continue your tour to Galway. Galway panoramic tour. Known for its nightlife, its winding streets and its abundance of festivals, Galway breaks out of friendly people, culture and history. The tour will take you to Eyre Square, the Theater of the Courthouse and City Hall, the Weir Salmon Bridge, Galway Cathedral, National University of Ireland, Salthil l Promenade, National Aquarium Ireland, Claddagh, Wolfe Tone Bridge, the Spanish Arch, Galwa City Museum, Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas and other famous places. (no internal visit) Transfer and installation at your hotel in Galway area. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8 - Cliffs of Moher / Kerry - June 19th, 2023
Full Irish breakfast at the hotel. Crossing the Burren area you will have the opportunity to see the Poulnabrone Dolmen, one of the oldest dolmens in Ireland. Visit the Burren Smoke House (SMOKEH), the oldest smokehouse in Ireland. Learn everything about the production of smoked Irish salmon and seafood. Afterwards you will have a chance to sample some of the products accompanied by a nice glass of wine. Free time for lunch during the day. You follow the Wild Atlantic Way south for your first stop of the day, The Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland rise from the Atlantic Ocean at 215 metres and extend for over seven kilometres long. From this height, you can admire the Aran Islands, the Connemara Mountains and the many sea birdsthat colonize this place to nest in spring. Enjoy the surroundings of ‘The Falls’, an impressivewaterfall before continuing your journey to Kerry by crossing the Shannon estuary from Killimer to Tarbert. Dinner and overnight in the Tralee/Kerry area
Day 9 - Ring of Kerry / Killarney National Park - July 20th, 2023
After your breakfast, meet with your driver in the lobby of the hotel. Depart by coach towards Ring of Kerry. One of the most popular circuits of Ireland: the Ring of Kerry. Traveling from Killarney, you will first join the small town of Killorglin, known for its Puck Fair (ram's fair). Continue along the coastal road to the Iveragh peninsula, through the small town of Cahirciveen. The landscapes are spectacular, with winding cliffs, peaceful lakes, lost valleys and the Rocky Mountains that blend perfectly. We will do a stop at the Skellig Visitor Center on Valentia Island ‐ Note: it is not an excursion to Skellig islands. In this ecological building, covered with stones and grass, and located just off the Valentia Island Bridge, you can discover many aspects of the Skellig Islands. Through a video you will discover the kind of life the monks of Skellig were leading on the island during the old Christian period. Their community on the Island survived nearly 600 years and through their activities and dedication they tried to make this inhospitable island a more comfortable place. At the Skellig Experience's, in the 80‐seats auditorium, during a 14‐minutes film presentation, you will follow the footsteps of these Skellig monks and marvel at the legacy of the architecture they have left behind. Free time for lunch during the day. You will then pass by Molls Gap and stop photo at Ladies View. Proceed towards Killarney National Park awarded UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status in 1982. The scenery is spectacular, with wind‐swept cliffs, still lakes, lost valleys and Rocky Mountains blending in awesome beaut y. Your journey continues via “Ladies View” a scenic panorama on the Ring of Kerry. You will also have the chance to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Muckross’ gardens. Reach your hotel in Tralee/Kerry area. Dinner and overnight
Day 10 - Cork / Cobh - June 21st, 2023
After breakfast, meet with your driver and guide in the lobby of the hotel and depart by coach towards Cork. Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and often called the "true capital of Ireland" by its inhabitants! It is a young and cosmopolitan city, which despite being hit by the economic recession has been able to reinvent itse lf in an extraordinary way. It offerslively seaside quarters and a traditional atmosphere in its pubs, not to mention the warm and genuine hospitality of its proud inhabitants! You will be taken for a panoramic tour and see the renowned "English Market" and discover the local architectural symbols such as the neo‐Gothic cathedral of St Finn Barr (entrance included) and the pedestrian street around the central offices of the Post Office as well as other important monuments Such as the Opera and the University of Cork, through which flows the River Lee. Free time for lunch during the day. Route towards Cobh. Your tour will then take you to the southern coast of Ireland and the port town of Cobh. This town has a rich history focused on the maritime and emigration legacy of the town. The town has remained almost unchanged since RMS Titanic departed from Cork Harbour in 1912; this was the ship’s last port of call before it took up its fateful maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Visit the Titanic Experience Cobh. Cobh (Formerly Queenstown) is located on Great Island within Cork Harbour. It is a picturesque seaside town steeped in Maritime History. Cobh was the last port of call for the ocean liner Titanic. The Titanic Experience has secured the original offices of the White Star Line, the point of departure for the last passengers to board Titanic. At 1:30 pm on April 11 1912, tenders carried 123 passengers out to the ship from the offices of the White Star Line. This Cork Visitor Attraction allows visitors to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the passengers as they embarked on the fateful voyage. It brings to life the experience on board, sharing the highs and lows of an early 20th century luxury cruise liner through clever set designs, audio visual aids and cinematic shows. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Blarney Castle / Waterford - June 22nd, 2023
Full Irish breakfast at the hotel. Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland. It is near the River Martin. The castle originally dates from before AD 1200. It was destroyed in 1446, but subsequently rebuilt by Cormac MacCarthy, the King of Munster. It is currently a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and the battlements. There are many legends as to the origin of the stone, but some say that it was the Lia Fáil—a magical stone upon which Irish kings were crowned.The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 8 km from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle is a popular tourist site in Ireland, attracting visitors from all over the world to kiss the Stone and tour the castle and its gardens. Free time for lunch during the day. Route towards Waterford. Epic Walking Tour of the Viking Triangle. Thisisthe only ‘all weather’ tour in Ireland that gives you access to six national monuments ranging in date from 1190 to 1783. The larger‐than‐life guide speeds you through the streets and buildings, through 1100 years of Waterford's history from the Vikings to the Victorians. It is a wonderful way for visitors to get an overview of Irish history both the historic and archaeological treasures and also experience the developments in architecture over a period of a thousand years as visitors traverse the Viking Triangle. Transfer to your hotel in Waterford area. Dinner and overnight at hotel
Day 12 - Cashel / Kilkenny - June 23rd, 2023
After breakfast, depart hotel with your coach and guide towards Cashel. Visit the Rock of Cashel. Probably the most photographed site in Ireland, the Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's leading tourist attractions. Towering over the town of Cashel from its perch on a 200‐foot high outcrop of limestone, the Rock of Cashel was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. St. Patrick visited the rock in 450, while Brian Boru was crowned the 1st high King of Ireland here in the tenth century. Granted to the church in the twelfth century, by the O'Brien clan, the Rock became the seat of the archbishop of Cashel. It was during this period that Cormac's Chapel was built. In 1647 Cromwellian forces under the leadership of Lord Inchiquin ransacked the Rock. Free time for lunch during the day. Route towards KIlkenny Kilkenny is a vibrant, flourishing city with a fascinating medieval history and a thriving crafts industry, is one of the country’s most appealing cities to visit. With an 800 year‐old Norman castle looking over the ancient streets, Kilkenny City has transformed itself into a hip, cosmopolitan destination with a diverse range of restaurants, lively pubs and bars. The city also hosts one of the world’s top comedy festivals, The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, with acts from all over the globe offering excellent entertainment. Not only that, the city is firmly established as one of the great bastions of arts and crafts, as well asthe ultimate in stylish stores, Kilkenny Design. Visit Smithwicks Distillery Located in a Victorian brewing building, the Smithwicks Experience gives visitors a ‘multi‐sensory and interactive experience’ of what life has been like at the St Frances Abbey Brewery over the past 300 years, and a little lesson in the ale’s history. Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny opened to the public in July 2014 and was recently listed in ‘New in Travel’ one of the top 26 hottest new attractions in the world to visit in 2015 by The Lonely Planet. Smithwicks is Ireland’s most popular ale and visitors are brought on an interactive journey through over 300 years of history. Route towards your hotel Check‐in in hotel Kildare/Portlaoise area. Dinner and overnight
Day 13 - Wicklow/Dublin - June 24th, 2023
After breakfast depart for a tour of Glendalough Monastic Site and visitor centre. Glendalough’s early Christian Monastic site was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include a superb round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses. The Visitor Centre has an interesting exhibition and an audio‐visual show. Free time for lunch during the day. In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent Powerscourt Estate. Powerscourt is one of the world’s great gardens and is located 20km south of Dublin City Centre. Set against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is stunning in every season. From the ornate Italian Gardens, to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens, there are many hidden treasuresto explore. With over 200 varieties of trees,shrubs and flowers this 47 acres has something for everyone. Transfer to your hotel in Dublin city centre. Dinner and overnight.
Day 14 - Departure - June 25th, 2023
After your breakfast, transfer by coach and with your assistant to the airport. End of our services at the airport
NUMBER OF DAYS: 14
LAND TOURS BEGINS/ENDS:
Dublin, Ireland - Dublin, Ireland
June 12th to 25th, 2023
DEPOSIT PER PERSON:
$300 non-refundable deposit per person / subject to change without notice.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE:
March 1st, 2023
LAST DAY TO CANCEL:
March 1st, 2023
Heart Cruises will provide ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters for this trip.
Hotel accommodations for 13 nights
All sightseeing with private English-speaking guide
ASL interpreters included
25 Included Meals consisting of 12 Breakfasts + 13 dinners
Coach Transfer from Dublin Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Dublin Airport
Entrance to Trinity College - Book of Kells
Titanic Belfast Museum
Entrance to Giant's Causeway
Entrance to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Entrance to Glenveagh National Park with shuttle and castle
Entrance to Lissadell House
Entrance to Connaght Whiskey Distillery (Tasting included)
Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Garden
Entrace to Burren Smokehouse (Glass of Wine included)
Entrance to Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center
Ferry Ticket (Killimer / Tarbet)
Entrance to Skellig Visitor Center (on Valentia Island)
Entrance to St. Fin Barres Cathedral
Entrance to Titanic Experience Tour
Entrance to Blarney Castle
Walking tour of the Viking Triangle
Entrance to Rock of Cashel
Entrance to Smithwick's Experience (Tasting included)
Entrance to Glendalough Visitors Center
Entrance to Powerscourt House and Garden
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Pre or post stay transfers are not included
Entrances not list
Drinks with meals
Alcohol such as wine, beer and cocktails
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