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  • WALKING TOUR in Killarney National Park
  • CITY TOUR in Dublin
  • ORIENTATION of Killarney and Galway
  • VISIT Irish National Stud, Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and and the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park
The Castles and Manors tour starts and ends in Dublin. The Castles and Manors is a Walking Tour that takes 8 days taking you through Dublin, Ireland and other destinations in Ireland.

Visit Dublin, the wild Cliffs of Moher and the island's 'emerald' countryside. See the wilderness of Connemara and stay in Galway's Abbeyglen Castle, built for a fearsome pirate queen.
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Set your watch to the lively pace of Ireland's capital city - the springboard for your in-depth journey through the lush landscapes and enduring allure of Ireland. Our exploration of Dublin with a Local Specialist will see us view St. Patrick's Cathedral and the colourful Georgian Squares. Spend some time at leisure exploring Dublin's pretty streets before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception celebrating traditional Irish flavours.
Meals
  • Welcome Reception
Location Visited
  • Dublin
Accommodation
  • Clayton Ballsbridge
We traverse picturesque landscapes to Kildare. 'Dive Into Culture' and delve into Ireland's thoroughbred industry at the Irish National Stud. We'll have a rare opportunity to see the foaling unit, museum and of course the magnificent stallions that continue to make racing history. Our journey south brings us to the haunt of St. Patrick and the spectacular Rock of Cashel, where we will view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins with a Local Specialist. We continue to Killarney and enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the lively atmosphere of one of Ireland's friendliest towns. Our home tonight is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Great Southern, a Victorian-styled hotel built over 160 years ago.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
Location Visited
  • Dublin
Accommodation
  • Great Southern
Enjoy a slow start to your morning, joining a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall, strolling over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. We embark on an epic drive next, exploring the enduring beauty of the Ring of Kerry whose enchanting coastal landscapes have inspired writers and poets for centuries.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
Location Visited
  • Ring of Kerry
The beautiful views continue as we visit the Cliffs of Moher that rise imposingly from the Atlantic, over 200 metres above the waters below. Continue to County Galway and visit the Connemara Marble artisan workshop, where you'll 'Dive into Culture' and witness first-hand how this famous green jade-like marble is carved. Your home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', the spectacular Abbeyglen Castle.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner
Location Visited
  • Galway
Accommodation
  • Abbeyglen Castle
Drive through the "savage beauty" of Connemara, as described by Oscar Wilde who was inspired by the region's craggy mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. We visit Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. Venture into the secret nooks and crannies of its extensive walled Victorian garden, before returning to your castle accommodation for a delicious dinner.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner
Location Visited
  • Galway
Our journey takes us to Westport House where we'll 'Connect With Locals' and indulge in a memorable Be My Guest lunch with tales of the Pirate Queen, and enjoy Banoffee and Baileys flavours in the Drawing Room of this stately 18th-century home. We continue to Roscommon, where our hotel this evening is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Kilronan Castle Hotel, the ancestral home of the Tenison family and legendary Colonel King Tenison. A leisurely afternoon could see you take a relaxing cruise on the Shannon River.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch
Location Visited
  • Galway
Accommodation
  • Kilronan Castle
Our first stop today is Strokestown where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into Ireland's tragic potato famine history. Learn about the plight of starving Irish tenants, many of whom died or emigrated to the New World in the 1840s. This evening we return to Dublin for a Farewell Dinner celebrating an intimate encounter with the natural beauty and fascinating heritage of Ireland.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
Location Visited
  • Dublin
Accommodation
  • Clayton Ballsbridge
We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and Dublin today. You will be transferred to the airport, where your journey through the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
Location Visited
  • Dublin
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Transport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Others
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • VIP entry to many sights
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Dublin are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Castles and Manors tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Dublin, Ireland/ Dublin, Ireland
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A deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 46 days before departure. For any departures within 31 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Castles and Manors tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Castles and Manors tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Castles and Manors tour. You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 46 days of departure.
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