Selected departure dates between APR 2018 - OCT 2018.
The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel ie visas, innoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.
PricesFrom: R 14,500.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From1st of April 2018 (Sunday)
Valid To31st of October 2018 (Wednesday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: NoBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Take a fascinating look around Ireland's noble cities such as Dublin, Limerick, Killarney and more, viewing majestic castles and exquisite cathedrals. See the Trinity College, get in the spirit and kiss the Blarney Stone and then gaze at the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and spectacular Ring of Kerry.
Dublin, Boyle, Knock, Sligo, Enniskillen, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Killarney and County Kerry
Land Only - excludes international flights to Dublin.
About the Holiday
Day 1 - Arrive Dublin – Sightseeing
Welcome to Dublin. Relax after check-in. Later your Local Specialist takes you on a panoramic sightseeing tour, which includes views of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Merrion Square. It's a great introduction to your Irish journey.
Day 2 - Dublin – Boyle – Knock – Ballina (2 Nights)
View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle, dating back to the 12th century. Visit the pilgrimage town of Knock in County Mayo, where the Virgin Mary appeared to villagers in 1879. Dine tonight at your hotel in Ballina.
Day 3 - Belleek (Northern Ireland) – County Donegal Excursion
Travel across the border into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek Pottery centre. Visit traditional weavers in the town of Donegal where you also view the 15th century castle. Stop at Drumcliffe to view the grave of renowned Irish poet W.B Yeats. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore, before returning to your hotel in Ballina.
Day 4 - Ballina – Westport – Galway – Shannon (near Limerick) (2 Nights)
This morning travel via Westport and the beautiful region of Connemara to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral, built on the site of the old prison and stroll around Eyre Square. Tonight why not join your Travel Director and companions for a medieval banquet in an Irish castle?
Day 5 - Cliffs of Moher Excursion
This morning drive to the western coast and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Bring the history of the cliffs to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Return to Shannon for free time exploring on your own or perhaps join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park.
Day 6 - Shannon (near Limerick) – Dingle Peninsula – Tralee
This morning in Limerick your orientation drive includes views of St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Later, arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual 'Rose of Tralee' festival and beauty pageant before arriving at your hotel.
Day 7 - Tralee – Blarney – Dublin
Visit Blarney Castle and don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Arrive later in the capital, Dublin, for the final night of your holiday.
Day 8 - Depart Dublin
Say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday in the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Includes & Excludes
- Return airport transfers at selected times
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 3 three-course dinners
- Travel by luxury coach & Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Assistance of a Travel Director
- All hotel service charges & tips, baggage handling fees & local taxes
- Sightseeing tour included in each major city, free time & Optional Experiences
- VISIT: Dublin, Belleek, Balina, Cliffs of Moher, Shannon & TraleeReturn airport transfers at selected times
- International flights and airport departure taxes.
- Meals and beverages not specified.
- Passport and Visa costs.
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Items of a personal nature.
Selected departure dates between APR 2018 - OCT 2018.
DublinDublin is the largest city in Ireland and the capital of the Republic of Ireland. It is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region.
The writings of the Greek astronomer and cartographer Ptolemy provide perhaps the earliest reference to human habitat in the area now known as Dublin. In around A.D. 140 he referred to a settlement he called Eblana Civitas. The settlement 'Dubh Linn' dates perhaps as far back as the first century BC and later a monastery was built there, though the town was established in about 841by the Norse. For much of the first half of the 20th century, strife and unrest tore Dublin apart as it was involved in a messy and violent divorce from Britain. Despite ongoing attempts to find a lasting peace settlement, the religious and political troubles further north still dominate Irish politics.
There is a vibrant nightlife in Dublin and it is reputedly one of the most youthful cities in Europe - with estimates of 50% of inhabitants being younger than 25. Like the rest of Ireland, there are pubs right across the city centre. The area around St. Stephen's Green - especially Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street - is a centre for some of the most popular nightclubs and pubs in Dublin.
A north-south division has traditionally existed in Dublin for some time, with the dividing line being the River Liffey. The Northside is seen by some as working-class, while the Southside is seen as middle and upper middle class. But this is not a clear divide in reality by any means.