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The Ultimate Honeymoon Vacation

Special Interest Itinerary 

8 Day Self-Drive Vacation from $1,014* 


With rolling green hills, quaint rural villages and the cities cobbled streets, it's no wonder Ireland is often regarded as the Emerald Isle. And like the precious stone that inspired its name, Ireland truly is a crown jewel. Experience the charm and majesty of the Emerald Isle with Brendan Vacations. We customized these packages with just the right amount of magic and personal attention.

Your Self-Drive Vacation Includes:

  • Private Airport Arrival Transfer
  • 2 nights in Dublin at the 4-star Brooks Hotel
  • 1 night in Waterford at the 4-star Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club
  • 1 night in Cork with our good friend Bernadette at the Ardfield B&B
  • 2 nights in Killarney at the Malton Hotel 
  • 1 night in your choice 5-star fairytale accommodation - Dromoland Castle 
  • Hertz Car Rental Standard Automatic - based on Group G rental for 6 days
  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • *Sightseeing Activities: Pat Liddy Walking Tour of Dublin, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Ring of Kerry Motorcoach Day Tour, Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Sample Itinerary:

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN

Welcome to Ireland for your luxury romantic Honeymoon! You will be met by your private driver at Dublin Airport and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon discover some of Dublin's main attractions and some hidden gems on a Walking Tour of Ireland's capital city. Take a stroll through some of the city's small winding cobbled streets as your guide relives some of Dublin's ancient and recent past.

Overnight: Dublin - Brooks Hotel 


DAY 2 | DUBLIN

Discover some of Dublin's most romantic treasures today. This morning why not stroll through Dublin Castle, and take in Chester Beatty Library rich in collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Or discover St Valentine's Shrine at White Friar Street Church. In the afternoon bring a romantic picnic to one of Dublin's best kept secrets, Iveagh Gardens. Once, a private city garden, Iveagh gardens is the perfect place for a tranquil atmosphere in the city. Next stop Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the first working distillery to open its doors in Dublin, it is over 125 year old, and the only distillery operating in Dublin city. Discover how it's made before sampling a glass. (Breakfast)

Overnight: Dublin - Brooks Hotel  

 

DAY 3 | WICKLOW / WATERFORD

This morning pick up your Hertz car rental, and embark on a journey of Ireland's history through the ages. Visit the beautiful 18th century Powerscourt Gardens, a superb blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs. Then stop off at the monastic ruins at Glendalough, established by St Kevin in the 6th century. Take a stroll or a hike in this glacial valley where ancient monuments are dotted throughout this amazing backdrop. Onto Waterford one of Ireland's oldest cities. Steeped in over a thousand years of history, this Viking city is home to Waterford Crystal. Tonight stay in an 18th century mansion, Faithlegg House. (Breakfast)

Overnight: Faithlegg House Hotel - Master Bedroom

 

DAY 4 | CORK

Travel further south this morning to the rebel county, Cork. This morning visit Blarney Castle, built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy.  The Blarney stone itself is set in the wall below the battlements and to kiss it one has to lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk. Legend however tells us that the stone imparts the gift of eloquence to those who kiss it. Stop off in Kinsale, famous for its beautiful yachting, sea angling and gourmet restaurants. Walk the small winding streets of this unique town at the centre of Irish history where the first settlers came.  Admire the 800 year old Church of Multose and visit the unique star shaped Charles Fort. Tonight stay in Ardfield Farmhouse B&B in Ballinhassig near Cork City. (Breakfast)

Overnight: Cork - Ardfield B&B

 

DAY 5 | CORK / KILLARNEY

Travel into Cork this morning, Ireland's second largest city. Criss-crossing the city's bridges, you'll see the medieval Old Town, the university, City Hall and Shandon Bells. Visit the English Market where in the old days, stalls sold local foodstuffs, and shoppers haggled with the stall owners.  Next stop Killarney, the heart of County Kerry, otherwise known as 'The Kingdom'. (Breakfast)

Overnight: Killarney - The Malton


DAY 6 | RING OF KERRY or IVERAGH PENINSULA

Leave your car behind today, as you sit back, relax and take in the stunning views on the Ring of Kerry on a motor-coach day tour. Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all Ireland. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. The tours stops at Kerry Bog Village, Kells for Sheep Dog Trails, Waterville, Sneem and Ladies View. (Breakfast)

Overnight: Killarney  - The Malton

 

DAY 7 | CLIFFS OF MOHER / DROMOLAND CASTLE

Embark on a journey along the west coast to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Stop in Doolin and hop aboard the 1-hour cruise that will take you on a voyage of discovery along the 5 mile Atlantic shoreline of the Cliffs of Moher. Gaze in awe at the sheer scale and uniqueness of this natural phenomenon. You will not find a more romantic, enriching, and fulfilling experience. Then it's onto Dromoland Castle or Adare Manor for your 5 star fairytale ending. (Breakfast)

Overnight: Dromoland Castle


DAY 8 | DEPART SHANNON

This morning drop off your Hertz car rental at Shannon Airport before your departure flight. (Breakfast) 

 

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Contact your Travel Professional, or call 800.687.1002 and speak with our Brendan Experts today!

 

*Sample pricing is per person, land only based on double occupancy; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Subject to availability and change.   Other sightseeing in the suggested itinerary is not included and is not pre-booked. Please note that some sightseeing attractions may have seasonal opening hours.    Other conditions apply. CST#2084503-20

 

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