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Best of Ireland including St Patricks Day

DUBLIN, HOWTH, GALWAY, ARAN ISLAND, CONNEMARA, KILLARNEY, DINGLE PENINSULA, CORK

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14 Days – 12 Nights from NYC

* per person in double occupancy

most US gateways available

4,849

$

Travel Dates: MARCH 10 to 23, 2023

14 days, 12 nights including accommodation, meals & airfare from NYC. (most US gateways available).

Experience the Best of Ireland, and start an adventure you’ll never want to end. With ancient ruins, traditional live music, hidden beaches and exciting walks, Ireland offers everything you need for a holiday. Experience Legends and travel to incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site along Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal Route. Sample Music, food, dances, art that come in various shapes and sizes and for every taste is catered for, regardless of how eccentric or unusual. Wander around picturesque towns, discover secret beaches or enjoy breath-taking cliff walks. Whether you want outdoor adventures, tasty seafood, quirky shops, historical castles or a magical shoreline – Ireland has it all!

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MAIN PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Round trip airfare from Philadelphia (PHL) airport. Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included. (Valid at present time)
• First class hotel accommodations for 12 nights at 4 * hotels in Dublin (5 nights), Galway (4 nights), and Killarney (3 nights), including hotel tax and service charges.
• Services of an English-speaking local tour manager throughout the program.
• Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions.
• Sightseeing, guided tours, entrance fees and admissions as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Trinity College & Book of Kells - National Museum of Archaeology
- Guinness Storehouse - Dublin Castle
- Kilmainham Gaol - GPO Witness History
- Bru na Boinne & Newgrange - Monasterboice
- Kylemore Abbey - Cliffs of Moher
- Poulnabrone Dolmen (photo stop) - Gallarus Oratory
- Jameson Distillery Midleton - Blarney Castle
- Rock of Cashel
• Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (mineral water and a glass of wine are included).
• All VAT city and local Tax, baggage handling at hotels. (Based on one bag per person).
• Headsets on guided tour

Fuel surcharges and air taxes are included and valid at the time of printing and are subject to change. Other gateways are available at an additional cost. The price does not include tips, travel insurance, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees as well as items of a personal nature. This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
- Kilmainham Goal: On the syllabus for schools. This visit will be requested when you confirm the tour but we will not be advised on the success of the request until the end of the year 2022 for 2023 bookings.
- Bru na Boinne, Newgrange & Knowth: This is a very difficult visit to confirm and client’s should be willing to accept an alternative visit if suitable availability cannot be confirmed. Please be aware that visits to the site may be only to the exterior of the two chambers.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Friday, March 10 – Depart Philadelphia on your overnight flight to Ireland.

Day 2: Saturday, March 11 – Dublin
Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect baggage. A Jet Vacations guide will greet you and take you on a panoramic tour of Dublin. Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells. Enjoy lunch in a local pub. Visit the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Continue to your hotel and check in. *May not be possible before 15h00. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area. (Dinner)

Day 3: Sunday, March 12 – Dublin
Spend the morning at leisure in Dublin. This afternoon visit Dublin Castle. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Monday, March 13 – Dublin
This morning visit the Epic Museum of Irish Emigration. Visit the Guinness Storehouse. Then enjoy lunch at a local pub/restaurant (or the Guinness Storehouse). Spend the balance of the day at leisure. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area (Breakfast)

Day 5 – Tuesday, March 14 – Dublin – Howth
This morning visit the GPO Witness History Museum. Then visit Kilmainham Gaol. *Please see Notes section. We may have to be flexible with this difficult attraction and include it at any point on days 1-4 that they will offer a slot. Spend the balance of the day at leisure. This evening transfer to Howth for time at leisure for dinner under own arrangements. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area (Breakfast)

Day 6 – Wednesday, March 15 – Dublin to Galway
This morning depart Dublin and journey to Galway. En-route visit Bru na Boinne and Newgrange. *Please see Notes section. It may not be possible to secure the exact time needed to fit in with the itinerary. We will request this attraction when you ask us to book the hotels. Also visit Monasterboice. *depending on the Bru na Boinne visit time we may just have to leave this out. It’s a FOC visit. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Galway or area (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 – Thursday, March 16 – Aran Island
Take the ferry from Rossaveal to Inish Mor. *Swapping days 6 & 8 due to bad weather is subject to availability and waiving of any cancellation costs at the time of the request. Spend free time on the island . Take the ferry back to Rossaveal and return to Galway. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Galway or area (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8 – Friday, March 17 – St Patrick’s Day
Enjoy transfers in and out of Galway City to enjoy the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Galway or area. (Breakfast)

Day 9 – Saturday, March 18 – Connemara.
Enjoy a drive into the Connemara Region. Visit Kylemore Abbey. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Galway or area. (Breakfast)

Day 10 – Sunday, March 19 – Galway to Killarney.
This morning depart Galway and journey to Killarney. En-route journey through the Burren and enjoy a photo stop at the Poulnabrone Dolmen. Visit the Cliffs of Moher. Continue and take the Shannon Car Ferry. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Killarney or area. (Breakfast , Dinner)

Day 11 – Monday, March 20 – Dingle Peninsula.
Today enjoy touring the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the Gallarus Oratory. Enjoy lunch at a local pub. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Killarney or area. (Breakfast).

Day 12 – Tuesday, March 21 – County Cork.
From Killarney visit Blarney Castle. Then visit the Jameson Distillery Midleton. Return to Killarney. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Killarney or area

Day 13 – Wednesday, March 22 – Killarney to Dublin.
This morning depart Killarney and journey to Dublin. Visit the Rock of Cashel. Enjoy time for lunch at leisure in Kilkenny. *This may be a late lunch but the only way to fit in all activities on this day is to combined lunch and leisure time in Kilkenny. Enjoy a road train ride in Kilkenny City Centre. Overnight, bed and breakfast at your hotel in Killarney or area

Day 14 – Thursday, March 23 – Departure back to the U.S.
After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Dublin and transfer to Dublin’s airport for your flight back to the U.S.

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