Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle

02/06/2021 through 10/06/2022
02/06/2021 through 10/09/2022
Trafalgar

Iconic Ireland And Ashford Castle
Explore iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle, the former famous home of earls, princes and the famous Guinness family. See Connemara’s wild and windswept beauty, let the wind whip you up at the Cliffs of Moher and admire 40 shades of green circling the Ring of Kerry.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Dublin, Killarney National Park and Lough Corrib with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Killarney and Galway
  • Visit Powerscourt Gardens, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Marble Factory and Kylemore Abbey
  • See Dublin’s Georgian Squares and Galway Cathedral
  • Scenic Cruise on Lough Corrib
  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • Connect with Locals Travel to 12th-century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by an Irish Be My Guest lunch with the O’Connells. (Day 3)
  • Stays with Stories Discover centuries of tumultuous history staying at the Maldron Shandon hotel, a building that has survived wars, fires and threats of demolition to become the grand hotel it is today. (Day 3) Dating back to 1228, iconic Ashford Castle has housed earls, princes and the dynastic Guinness family. Recently reopened after refurbishment, this award-winning hotel is one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays with Stories’ and is owned and operated by our sister company, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. (Day 8)
  • Dive into Culture Visit a Connemara marble factory to see how this vivid green-coloured stone has been crafted into jewellery and figurines for generations. (Day 7)


Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry across the Shannon estuary
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Dublin
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Day 2 Discover Diverse Dublin
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Day 3 Admire County Kilkenny and on to Cork
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Day 4 Journey to Blarney and on to Killarney
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Day 5 A Day on the Ring of Kerry
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Day 6 Onwards to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway
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Day 7 Galway Your Way
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Day 8 Explore Stunning Connemara and Continue to Ashford Castle
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Day 9 Return to Lively Dublin
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Day 10 Journey Home
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