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UK & Ireland Earlybird Coach Touring: Taste of Ireland - 6 nights + More

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See popular sights in the south of Ireland, kiss the Blarney Stone, view the scenic Ring of Kerry and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Savour two special evenings at a dinner show and a medieval banquet. The perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle!

Prices from $1,749*† per person twin share

Valid for travel: Selected Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 6 Jan - 15 Dec 19. Featured price based on 2 Oct 19 departure


What's Included:

  • 6 NIGHTS 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Entrances to Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle and the Skellig Experience
  • Guided city tours in Dublin and Galway
  • Hop-on Hop-off tour in Dublin
  • Touring with professional driver/guide
  • Transportation by luxury coach including free WiFi access

Dates & Departures

Valid for travel: 6 January 2019 - 15 December 2019

Deal Ends: 7 February 2019, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

SAVE: $195* per person

Itinerary:
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE DUBLIN & CITY SIGHTSEEING
Begin with a day of independent touring in Dublin. Take a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and enjoy a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. Dine independently this evening. Overnight: Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin 
 
DAY 2: DUBLIN & MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB
Tour C starts in Dublin; tours A & B have a free morning. Enjoy the morning exploring Dublin with the included vouchers. Your city tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby with a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College; rows of Georgian houses with colorfully painted doorways; and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group. In the evening, head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing. Overnight: Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin (B, D)
 
DAY 3: BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins of the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the  surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can fi nd quality Irish-made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fi ne castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (B, D)
 
DAY 4: RING OF KERRY & SKELLIG EXPERIENCE
Embark on Ireland’s most popular 100-mile scenic drive — the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. There will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant, you’ll continue your scenic drive to Valentia Island where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for the film “Star Wars VII.” Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration (seasonal), and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town. Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (B, L)
 
DAY 5: CLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL CASTLE BANQUET 
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful historic setting in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.) Overnight: Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (B, D)
 
DAY 6: DUBLIN EXTENSION VIA GALWAY
Drive north to Galway city for a panoramic tour. Take some time to look around the city before traveling along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal, where the locals still speak the Irish language. Then drive across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how locally quarried marble is made into attractive products, and enjoy tea and scones. Travel across the country to Dublin. Spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area, or experiencing one of Dublin’s fine restaurants. Overnight: Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin (B)
 
DAY 7: DEPART FROM DUBLIN
Tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

Terms & Conditions

'*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. A fee will apply for payments made by debit and credit cards. Please check this fee with us or your travel consultant when booking. Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 7 Feb 19, unless sold out prior. Prices correct as at 3 Jan19 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Room upgrades and late check-outs are subject to availability unless otherwise stated. Bookings must be made direct with Qantas Holidays or a travel agent. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person in addition to standard package deposit is required at the time of booking. Package cancellation fees apply. †Prices vary depending on departure date. Price featured is based on 2 Oct 19 departure. Ratings provide a general indication of the standard of accommodation. These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 diamonds (diamond symbol) indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 diamonds indicate superior standard and 5 diamonds indicate deluxe standard. A half diamond (half diamond symbol) indicates an additional half rating. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Airfares are not included unless otherwise stated. †Prices vary depending on departure date. The Qantas Holidays General Bookings Conditions apply, available at http://www.qhv.com.au/terms-and-conditions. Other conditions apply - ask for details. Qantas Holidays Limited ABN 24 003 836 459.

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