Enchanting Ireland Including Flights from $3199 per person

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $3199 per person twin share   Escorted tourenglish speaking guides This 7 night escorted package offers you a golden opportunity to travel the Emerald Isle for less. Visit Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells, view St. Patrick’s Cathedral and with time at leisure, perhaps take in the Guinness Storehouse.

Next, view the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle, before continuing on to Waterford, where you will enjoy a stop at the world-famous Waterford Crystal showroom. Enter into enchanting County Cork for a visit to Blarney Castle, where you’ll have the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, followed by shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills.

Travel the world-famous “Ring of Kerry”, considered the most picturesque locale in Ireland, and continue on to the stunning village of Adare. Visit Bunratty Castle and view the mighty Cliffs of Moher along the western coast of the country.

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 04 APRIL 2018 

Departs AKL 10 NOV ’18
flying – Qatar Airways
 Final Book By:04 APRIL 2018  Deposit: $3199pp
Final Balance: 04 APR 18
Prices correct as at 28MAR18
Booking Terms and Conditions

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Travel Dates
Dates

*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

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Escorted Package Includes
  • Flights Auckland-Dublin, Shannon-Auckland
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Dublin
    • 1 night Waterford
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 2 nights Ennis
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Gratuities for Tour Managers
Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday – Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Sunday – Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Monday – Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland’s patron saint. Next, on to Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College where you see the magnificent 8th century Book of Kells, a superb example of early Irish manuscript illumination on display in the Old Library. This afternoon there is so much to do, and so much to see on your own – from Oscar Wilde’s childhood home to the St. James’s Gate Brewery. Perhaps take in the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s leading attractions. Tonight, perhaps a stroll through the Temple Bar area or watch the street performers and musicians along the banks of the River Liffey and cross the Ha’penny Bridge
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday – Travel to Waterford
Departing Dublin, travel through scenic County Wicklow on your way to Kilkenny, located on the banks of the River Nore. Enjoy the sights of this historic town, and view the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. Continue on to Waterford, known as Ireland’s oldest city, a place that can trace its beginnings back to the arrival of the Vikings. Enjoy a walking tour of the city followed by a visit to the world-famous House of Waterford Crystal showroom. Here you can view the glittering collection of exquisite glassware in its city of origin
Overnight: Waterford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday – Blarney Castle En Route to Killarney
Today, drive through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle, where you’ll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the “gift of gab”. Free time for shopping for traditional Irish crafts at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney, in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline on the Atlantic Ocean
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday – Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry*
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas as you drive through Killarney National Park and the world-famous “Ring of Kerry” around the island’s southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Later, perhaps opt to join the optional ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) in the peaceful green countryside. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday – Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park
Travel north through the picturesque village of Adare, with its pastel-hued storefronts and thatched-roof houses, known as the “prettiest village” in Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland restored to its former splendor with original furnishings, tapestries and works of art. On to the delightful Folk Park, dedicated to life in Ireland during the 19th century. Experience the sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctor’s house, hardware shop, and of course, McNamara’s pub! Tonight, perhaps participate in the optional Knappogue Medieval Banquet* for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining
*Mar-mid Apr & mid Oct- Nov departures, Knappogue Medieval Banquet will substituted with Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet 
Optional: Knappogue Medieval Banquet (PM)
Overnight: Ennis
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday – Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Enjoy an excursion north to view some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery as you drive to the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock that rises some 700 feet above the ocean. Continue on to a local farmhouse for tea and fresh baked scones. Then, travel through the desolate limestone plateau known as The Burren to lively Galway, once a seafaring town steeped in tradition, and now one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Return to Ennis for a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Ennis
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday – Depart Ireland
Bid a fond farewell to Ireland. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Jun 30-Jul 07 departures, sightseeing may be altered due to local events

Other information
Visa Info

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary.

Accomodation

Jurys Inn Christchurch ImageJurys Inn Christchurch, Dublin
This tourist class hotel is located in Dublin’s oldest quarter, directly opposite the historical Christ Church Cathedral.

Jurys Inn Parnell ImageJurys Inn Parnell, Dublin
This tourist class hotel is just around the corner from the pulsing center of Dublin’s historic O’Connell St.

Granville Hotel ImageGranville Hotel, Waterford
This first class hotel is located in centre city Waterford overlooking the River Suir.

Killarney Towers ImageKillarney Towers, Killarney
This first class hotel is located in the town of Killarney.

Old Ground Hotel ImageOld Ground Hotel, Ennis
This first class hotel is located within the heart of Ennis.

Optional Tours

 

Day #6   AUD$33.00
 Jaunting Cars Thumbnail

Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

 

Day #7 – AUD$130.00 each
Knappogue Medieval Banquet ThumbnailKnappogue Medieval Banquet

Join Ireland’s most popular Medieval styled banquet for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner accompanied by select wines and heartwarming entertainment. Enjoy the lively entertainment taking you on a journey from medieval times to the present day.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.