Shades of Ireland 9 day tour with Collette Tours SKU: MDC008

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Experience the magic of the Emerald Isle


  • Experience the Magic of the Emerald Isle. From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit the House of Waterford Crystal. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!

    Key Features:
    8 nights accommodation
    13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 dinner
    Enjoy an overnight stay at Cabra Castle
    Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads
    Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
    Taste the ‘water of life’ during an Irish whiskey tasting

    Multiple departures available from Mar - Nov 2018
    Offer valid until 30/11/2017

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    1. Buy your holiday voucher with the option of 5 easy monthly payments
    2. We will contact you to confirm your departure dates
    3. Book your preferred dates within 30 days or we’ll give your money back
    4. Enjoy your holiday!


    Day 1 Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
    Anticipation mounts as you wind your way towards the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland. Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight you and your fellow travellers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Gresham Hotel.
    Day 2 Dublin
    Today, it’s your choice! Will you ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phoenix Park? Or will you choose a walking tour of the city’s historic centre, exploring O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey? Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Gresham Hotel.
    Day 3 Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford
    Step back in time. Begin the day in the medieval splendour of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in ancient Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries; or visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Accommodation: Granville Hotel.
    Day 4 Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney
    Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. In Killarney’s stunning national park, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Killarney’s great restaurants. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Accommodation: Killarney Avenue.
    Day 5 Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
    Take in the rugged coastline. Loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture .Meals: Breakfast  Accommodation: Killarney Avenue.
    Day 6 Killarney - Adare - Limerick
    Start your day with a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park. Travel to Adare, Ireland’s prettiest village, for some time at leisure. Continue to Limerick where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty." Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Accommodation: Absolute Hotel
    Day 7 Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Limerick
    Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway where a brief tour showcases “The City of Tribes” before relaxing over dinner in a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Accommodation: Absolute Hotel.
    Day 8 Limerick - Tullamore/Kilbeggan - Kingscourt
    You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore and Kilbeggan in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner  Accommodation: Cabra Castle.
    Day 9 Kingscourt - Tour Ends
    Your journey ends in Kingscourt. Meals: Breakfast

    4-star accommodation
    Granville Hotel
    Gresham Hotel
    Killarney Avenue
    Absolute Hotel
    Cabra Castle

    13 meals: 8  x breakfasts, 5x dinners
    8 Nights accommodation
    Services of a Collette tour manager
    Sightseeing as per itinerary
    All on-tour transportation
    Hotel baggage handling and tipping
    The Collette Chauffeur - return airport transfers - up to 40km driver from major Australian International airports
    Arrival & Departure transfers in/out of Dublin

    Meals not listed in the Itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Visas and immunisations
    Airport or departure taxes,
    Transfers not listed above
    Customary end-of-trip gratuities
    Any incidental charges.


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