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UK & Ireland Earlybird Coach Touring: Jewels of Ireland - 13 nights + More

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Reach all four corners of Ireland on this leisurely tour, seeing top attractions and unique features - with plenty of time to enjoy the splendour.

Prices from $3,699*† per person twin share

Valid for travel: Selected Sundays and Fridays, 29 Mar - 25 Oct 19. Featured price based on 6 Oct 19 departure.


What's Included:

  • 13 NIGHTS 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch, 10 dinners
  • Dublin Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
  • Walking tours with local guides in Kinsale, Galway and Derry
  • Belfast city tour
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park
  • Cruises at Dingle Bay and Killary Harbour
  • Entrances to Russborough House, Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blasket Centre, Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, Dan O’Hara’s Homestead, Donegal Castle, Slieve League, Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Hillsborough Castle
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Transportation by luxury coach including free WiFi access
  • Touring with professional driver/guide
  • Document wallet and backpack

Dates & Departures

Valid for travel: 29 March 2019 - 25 October 2019

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

SAVE: $420* per person

Itinerary:
 
DAY 1: RUSSBOROUGH HOUSE & DUBLIN
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Head to Blessington for a guided tour around Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures, works of art, and early photographic collections. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently this evening. Overnight: The Gibson Hotel, Dublin 
 
DAY 2: DUBLIN CASTLE, DUBLIN TOUR & TAYLORS THREE ROCK
Tour central Dublin. Take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries, and see the State Apartments. Your afternoon is free to enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. Later, head to Taylors Three Rock for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show. Overnight: The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (B, D)
 
DAY 3: BLARNEY CASTLE & KINSALE WALK
Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the gardens. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head south to Kinsale, an old fishing town now renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets. Overnight: Actons Hotel, Kinsale Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney (B, D)
 
DAY 4: WEST CORK COASTAL DRIVE & KILLARNEY
Journey along the rugged western coastline of Cork via Clonakilty and Skibbereen, passing picturesque coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for some free time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle and Killarney Estate. Stop for a group photograph. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and a free evening in Killarney. Overnight: Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney (B, D)
 
DAY 5: SCENIC DINGLE PENINSULA & BLASKET CENTRE
Explore the Slea Head Drive and embark on a scenic boat trip of Dingle Harbour and Bay to view the heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and green landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands. Enjoy some free time in Dingle and visit the South Pole Inn before continuing to Killarney for a free evening and independent dining. Overnight: Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney (B)
 
DAY 6: CLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL CASTLE BANQUET
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930s and 1940s. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Travel inland to Ennis. Head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet with traditional songs and stories. Overnight: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (B, D)
 
DAY 7: SHEEPDOG TRIALS & GALWAY
Travel through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren to Caherconnell and watch skilled dogs round up sheep. Stop in a charming Burren village to explore independently. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour around the central attractions – the narrow streets, the medieval city walls, and Lynch’s Castle. Enjoy free time to explore before dinner. Overnight: Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (B, D)
 
DAY 8: CONNEMARA CATAMARAN CRUISE & HOMESTEAD VISIT
Drive through Connemara to Leenane for a catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. At Dan O’Hara’s Homestead, experience farm life and see Connemara ponies, donkeys, and chickens. Savor a farmhouse lunch before heading to Standun in Spiddal for an Irish coffee and a talk on Irish crafts. Spend a free evening in Galway. Overnight: Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (B, L)
 
DAY 9: BELLEEK POTTERY & DONEGAL CASTLE
Travel north through County Mayo. Stop at Lissadell House in County Sligo for a tour of this 19-century Greek revival mansion. In County Fermanagh, visit Belleek Pottery to see craftspeople create the renowned fine china. Head to Donegal Castle before departing for your hotel for dinner. Overnight: Mill Park Hotel, Donegal (B, D)
 
DAY 10: SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFS & GLENGESH PASS
Enjoy a coastal drive to view Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League. There enjoy traditional tea and scones before continuing through Glencolmcille to the majestic Glengesh Pass to Ardara. Visit Triona Design for demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting. Enjoy some free time to explore before returning to the hotel for dinner. Overnight: Mill Park Hotel, Donegal (B, D)
 
DAY 11: DERRY WALK & GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
Meet with a local guide for a walking tour to see Derry’s medieval walls, the Diamond, and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim before heading to Belfast. Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast (B, D)
 
DAY 12: TITANIC BELFAST & CABRA CASTLE
Tour Belfast and see a city filled with grand Victorian buildings. Visit Titanic Belfast and discover the city’s rich maritime history including the shipyards where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Hillsborough Castle, the residence of the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland. Drive to Kingscourt to Cabra Castle Hotel, built in 1760, and enjoy free time. After dinner, enjoy a lively step-dancing display. Overnight: Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (B, D)
 
DAY 13: NEOLITHIC TOMBS & FAREWELL DINNER
Visit Brú na Bóinne to learn about the 5,000-year old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. Enjoy a free afternoon before enjoying your farewell dinner. Overnight: Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort, Trim, County Meath (B, D)
 
DAY 14: DEPART FOR HOME
Your program ends after breakfast. (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 6 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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