Itinerary - IRELAND - THE CLASSIQUE TOUR

  • Day 1: Dublin Arrival

Arrive at Dublin Airport today, pick up your hire car & transfer to your hotel. According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin, which could include a visit to Trinity College to view the beautifully illuminated Book of Kells and the National Museum of Ireland (entry free of charge). 

Overnight: Dublin area (Bed and breakfast, Hotel or Manor House) 

  • Day 2: Dublin to Galway

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin today. You could visit St-Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, where Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” was once Dean. Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (option), situated in the old markets area of the city, Smithfield.   An audio-visual tour explains the process by which whiskey is made and this is followed by a whiskey tasting by all in the "Ball o' Malt Bar".  A special tasting is organized to compare the most popular Irish whiskeys with bourbon and Scotch whiskey.  This afternoon depart Dublin for your next stop, County Galway. 

Overnight: Galway area (Bed and breakfast, Hotel or Manor House) 

  • Day 3: Connemara

Spend today exploring the   country of the “Quiet Man” and “The Purple Taxi” Connemara, an area full of contrast, Granite Mountains populated only by sheep with hundreds of lakes forming a fisherman’s   paradise  Its stone walls, small farms, thatched cottages in isolated splendour with its heather covered hills create an unforgettable scene for all its visitors.  The route takes us from Galway to the lake dotted centre of Connemara at Maam Cross. The road continues through the colorful town of Clifden and on through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes. 

Overnight: Galway area (Bed and breakfast, Hotel or Manor House)

  • Day 4: Galway to Kerry 

Depart for Kerry this morning, and travel through the heart of County Clare - the Burren Region.  The Burren is a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare flowers. Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher (option) which form a 200m wall that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean, from which you can see from Galway Bay to Continue through the farming countryside of Limerick to Kerry. 

Overnight: Kerry area (Bed and breakfast, Hotel or Manor House) 

  • Day 5: Ring of Kerry 

A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula (170 kms), taking in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travel along the coast road. Leaving Killarney you travel through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay.  Continue to Cahersiveen, the birthplace of National hero, Daniel O’Connell, drive through the peat bogs to the sea town of Waterville.  Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly colored houses. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. 

Overnight: Kerry area (Bed and breakfast, Hotel or Manor House)

 

  • Day 6: Dingle Peninsula & Limerick

Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” have been made. The Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses, and other ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry.  This area is also a genuine Irish-speaking area.  The landscape here is dramatic and there are striking views of the Blasket Islands from Slea Head. 

Overnight: Limerick area (Bed and breakfast, Hotel or Manor House) 

  • Day 7: Limerick to Dublin

Return to Dublin and afternoon free to explore the city or to do your last minute shopping. 

Overnight: Dublin area (Bed and breakfast, Hotel or Manor House)

 

  • Day 8: Dublin

Departure Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. 

Inclusions - IRELAND - THE CLASSIQUE TOUR

  • 7 nights sharing a double/twin room at specified properties (Pre-booked Accommodation).
  • Room with private facilities.
  • 7 full Irish breakfasts.
  • Service Charges & taxes at exiting rates.  
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer Coupon.
  • Hotels Used in the Package
  • City Hotels Manor House
  • Dublin 3* Maldron Newlands Cross Hotel 4* Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
  • Galway 4* Clayton Hotel 4* Ross Lake House Hotel
  • Kerry 3* Brandon Hotel 4* Parknasilla Resort Hotel
  • Limerick 3* Limerick City Hotel 4* Dunraven Arms

Hotels Used in the Package

City

Hotels

Manor House

Dublin

3* Maldron Newlands Cross Hotel

4* Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Galway

4* Clayton Hotel

4* Ross Lake House Hotel

Kerry

3* Brandon Hotel

4* Parknasilla Resort Hotel

Limerick

3* Limerick City Hotel

4* Dunraven Arms

Exclusions - IRELAND - THE CLASSIQUE TOUR

  • Cost of airfare / ticket taxes and travel insurance 
  • Entrance fees
  • Camera & Video permits
  • Early check-in & late check-out 
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc. 
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc. 
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary 
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

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Note:

  • All arrangements made by Vacations Exotica are in the capacity of an agent only. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilized.
  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, Christmas, New Year, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and Conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.
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  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

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