Idyllic Ireland

April 7 – 15, 2023 (9 days, flight + tour dates)

$3699 per person, double occupancy

 

 

 

 

TRIP GLOSSARY
VisitIn-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or your Travel Director, includes fast track entry (where applicable).
ViewA brief stop to take in the sight and capture photos.
SeeSee the sight while driving by on the coach.

ITINERARY    

Day 1 | Apr 7, 2023 | Fly to Dublin

Day 2 | Apr 8, 2023 | Arrive Dublin (1 night)
A warm welcome to Dublin, a modern multi-cultural city that embraces its past and exudes an enduring sense of fun. On arrival, take your group transfer to the hotel. Flight time permitting, meet your local specialist this afternoon for a guided city tour to view the elegant Georgian squares and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A special Welcome Dinner this evening sees you visiting EPIC—The Irish Emigration Museum (subject to availability).
Meal: Welcome Dinner Hotel: Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane (or similar)

Day 3 | Apr 9, 2023 | Experience Irish history and on to Ballina (1 night)
Journey through the lush green countryside before your first stop at Strokestown where we will Dive Into Culture at the Irish Famine Museum, delving into the stories of the 1840s famine. See the haunting pleas of starving tenants on the estate and the response they received, before continuing on to Ballina.
Meals: Breakfast, Hotel Dinner Hotel: Great National Hotel Ballina (or similar)

Day 4 | Apr 10, 2023 | Journey to Westport and Galway (1 night)
Travel to Westport and meet your Local Specialist for a walking tour during which you’ll learn about the town’s heritage—from its settlement 5,000 years ago to modern-day times. Visit the Benedictine monastery of Kylemore Abbey, set against the striking backdrop of Lake Kylemore, and stroll through its walled Victorian gardens. We continue to Galway, the ‘City of Tribes’, where we’ll view Galway Cathedral and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast Hotel: Galway Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 | Apr 11, 2023| The Iconic Cliffs of Moher and Onwards to Killarney (2 nights)
Our first stop today is a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience you’ll remember for years to come as you watch cliffs plunge dramatically into the Atlantic waters below. Beyond the endless views and the opportunity to capture on film the colonies of curious-looking puffins that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies, you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience which really brings this natural phenomenon to life in an interactive way, leaving you with a deep understanding of this special place. Later, we cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry to Killarney, our home for the next two nights. Spend a free evening soaking up some unforgettable Irish craic or delve into the town’s centuries-old history.  Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Kilarney Tower Hotel and Leisure Center

Day 6 | Apr 12, 2023 | A Day on the Ring of Kerry
Dramatic vistas are ours to enjoy as we circle the achingly beautiful Ring of Kerry—one of the most scenic drives on the Emerald Isle.  See a soul-stirring landscape that has inspired poets, artists, and writers for centuries. Consider a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall with a Local Specialist taking you along the lakeshore and past the farmlands of the 19th-century Muckross Estate. Please Note: This leisurely paced walk meanders over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Walkers should wear good walking shoes for a stroll through picturesque surrounds. Return to Killarney for an authentic Irish whiskey experience. Sip and sample your way through the history and production process of Irish whiskeys.
Meals: Breakfast, Hotel Dinner Hotel: Kilarney Tower Hotel and Leisure Center

Day 7 | Apr 13, 2023 | Venture to Blarney and Medieval Kilkenny (1 night)
Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and receive the ‘gift of the gab’. Travel to County Kilkenny to discover the 12th-century town of Newtown Jerpoint and hear about the saint buried there, who inspired the legend of Santa Claus. Later, we meet local farmers Joe and Maeve O’Connell at their home, Belmore House, to Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience and hear the tale of the ‘lost’ town over dinner (subject to availability).
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner
Hotel: Kilkenny Hotel (or similar)

Day 8 | Apr 14, 2023 | Return to Lively Dublin (1 night)
Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman stone castle that sits majestically over the Nore River. In the castle basement, you’ll find the Butler Gallery, one of Ireland’s most important art galleries outside of Dublin. Returning to the Irish capital, enjoy some free time to take a walk down Grafton Street or stroll along the Liffey. All that’s left to say is a rousing  slainte or two while you indulge in a memorable Farewell Dinner, enjoying a fun night out at a classic public house in the city.   Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner Hotel: (Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane (or similar)

Day 9 | Apr 15, 2023 | Farewell Ireland
It’s time to close the chapter on an unforgettable Irish holiday. We bid our newfound friends and Travel Director a fond farewell as you take your group transfer to the airport.  Meal: Breakfast

PRICES
Double: $3699pp | Single: $4299pp

PRICE INCLUDES
Airfare from DFW
7 breakfasts & 5 dinners
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative
Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person
An expert Travel Director and separate driver
Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes
A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
No early check in/late checkout included
Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature
Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers and local Experts
Expense of any required PCR or Antigen tests

 

**Travel insurance is recommended**

AA0132      DFW to DUB        07Apr23 depart 7:05pm          08Apr23 arrive 10:05am
AA0133      DUB to DFW        15Apr23 depart 1:00pm          15Apr 23 arrive 4:45pm

DEPOSIT
$900 per person is due with booking 

PAYMENTS
Final payment is due January 1, 2023. Payments may be made by check or by credit card (with a 5% fee).  We accept AX, Visa, & MC.   Legal full names must be given as stated on your passport.  Name changes made from booking until January 1, 2023, will be charged $200 per name change. After January 1, 2023, no name changes.

CANCELLATIONS
If cancelled before January 1, 2023, a $500 per person fee is assessed.  If cancelled on or after January 1, trip is non-refundable. Credit card fees are non-refundable for any reason. We highly recommend the purchase of insurance.

FULL LEGAL NAMES
Must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport (do not fax).

INSURANCE
Please request an insurance quote for the SCT agent.  It is best to wait until air costs are added.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS. Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline. Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement. Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

RESPONSIBILITY
SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, pandemic, strikes or any act of god occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever. The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased.   SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.  If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.

 

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