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Summary
Dining
Sightseeing
Transfers
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Optionals
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Ravishingly beautiful and enchanting to explore, you'll soon learn why the Irish say if you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough… Visit the Ring of Kerry and unspoilt region of Western Ireland featured in John Wayne's 'The Quiet Man'. See the stronghold of the O'Donnell Clan and beautiful Dingle Peninsula, as well as Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages.
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Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2016-2017

At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.

Dublin 
Free Transfer Inbound 8.30am, 11.00am & 1.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.30am, 9.30am, & 11.30am

Edinburgh 
Free Transfer Inbound 9.00am, 11.30am & 2.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Glasgow 
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Shannon
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Airport Transfers in London

Heathrow Airport:
Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. But when you book your Brendan vacation and take advantage of our land and air packages, we have included a FREE transfer to and from London's Heathrow airport and your Brendan Vacations hotel. For guests who have their own flight arrangements we offer you the opportunity to purchase inexpensive transfers to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel at a special group rate that has been negotiated by Brendan Vacations;Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. US$65 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport.

Gatwick Airport:
Guests who have booked Brendan Vacations' Land and Air packages arriving at and departing from London's Gatwick Airport are provided with Gatwick Express train vouchers. The Gatwick Express train journey from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria Station takes 30 minutes each way. Guests then need to make their way from Victoria Station to their Brendan Vacations hotel and at the end of their trip back to Victoria Station.

Airport transfers in Europe:
All Brendan Vacations guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their Guided Vacation at the times specified above. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled vacation may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations provided that they also purchase the additional pre- and post-trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.

Brendan Vacations's transfer terms and conditions:
1. Flight information must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer that 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
2. Brendan only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
4. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
5. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Brendan Vacations on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

Dining
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 cream tea (Be My Guest)
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Dublin
  • Orientation of Waterford, Killarney, Limerick, Galway and Donegal
  • Visit the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, Famine Ship in New Ross, the crystal showroom at Waterford, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', Adare, Bunratty folk park, Cliffs of Moher, the rugged Burren, mystical Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, the Marian Shrine at Knock and County Donegal
  • View St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick and Donegal Castle
  • See the Cathedral of Galway
  • Scenic drives along the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula

Hotels Available

Ballsbridge
Dooleys
Dromhall
Greenhills
Connacht
Clarion
Fitzwilton
Clayton Leopardstown
Notes
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: IRBO
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations, Ireland Vacations
Type of Traveler: Country Explorer
Vacation Pace: 1
The Vacation Pace is the pace the vacation moves from a scale of 1 to 5. One being the slowest, five being the fastest-moving.
Discounts Available: Refer to Dates and Rates for applicable discounts and promotions.

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Best of Ireland Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing
Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Later meet your fellow travellers and ...
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Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Later meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city with a Local Specialist. This evening visit Glasnevin Trust for an informative and poignant tour with a Local Specialist where you will hear stories about some of the brave characters from recent Irish history. Enjoy a Welcome Reception of drinks and canapés and get to know your fellow travellers.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Ballsbridge
City: Dublin
DAY 2
Dublin – Co. Wicklow – New Ross – Waterford
Head through scenic Co. Wicklow known as The Garden of Ireland and on to New Ross - the ancestral ho...
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Head through scenic Co. Wicklow known as The Garden of Ireland and on to New Ross - the ancestral home town of John F. Kennedy. Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship to gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of Irish Emigrants. Later arrive in Waterford and see how the famous crystal is crafted during your guided tour of the visitor centre to gain a Cultural Insight.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Dooleys
City: New Ross
DAY 3
Waterford – Youghal – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)
Travel via the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. At Blarney, gain t...
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Travel via the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. At Blarney, gain the 'gift of the gab' as you have a chance to kiss the famous stone. Arrive later in Killarney, your home for the next two nights.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Dromhall
City: Youghal
DAY 4
Ring of Kerry Excursion
Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known a...
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Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographer's delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Iveragh Peninsula
DAY 5
Killarney – Dingle Peninsula – Adare – Limerick
Explore the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula with its small fishing towns and rugged landscape. Visit ...
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Explore the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula with its small fishing towns and rugged landscape. Visit Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. Your orientation of Limerick includes views of St. Mary's Cathedral, King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Greenhills
City: Dingle
DAY 6
Limerick – Bunratty – Cliffs of Moher – Galway (2 Nights)
This morning enjoy an included visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park dedicated to life in Ireland d...
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This morning enjoy an included visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th century. Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Later arrive in Galway with free time to see the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Connacht
City: Bunratty
DAY 7
Connemara Excursion and Afternoon Tea at Westport House
This unspoilt region of Western Ireland is captured in the film 'The Quiet Man' featuring John Wayne...
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This unspoilt region of Western Ireland is captured in the film 'The Quiet Man' featuring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Today see the untouched landscape of the Connemara with its picturesque mountain ranges and golden beaches that stretch out into the Atlantic. During your scenic drive, stop at Kylemore Abbey for an included visit to the country's most romantic castle and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden. Travel on to Westport House for a memorable Be My Guest experience. Enjoy a welcome drink in the impressive drawing room which features James Wyatt's 19th century sky ceiling and an impressive original parquet floor. After a guided tour of the house you will be hosted for a delicious afternoon tea in the restored Victorian kitchensFull Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name:
City: Galway
DAY 8
Galway – Knock – Donegal – Sligo
Heading north stop in the town of Knock to view the Marian Shrine. See the grave of Irish poet W.B. ...
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Heading north stop in the town of Knock to view the Marian Shrine. See the grave of Irish poet W.B. Yeats in the churchyard of Drumcliff. Visit the town of Donegal and view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell Clan. Later arrive in Sligo.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Clarion/Fitzwilton
City: Knock
DAY 9
Sligo – Dublin
Travel back to Dublin where you will have time to explore this lively city. Walk down Grafton Street...
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Travel back to Dublin where you will have time to explore this lively city. Walk down Grafton Street and see the street performers and musicians or walk the banks of the River Liffey and cross the Ha’penny Bridge. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Name: Clayton Leopardstown
City: Dublin
DAY 10
Depart Dublin
After a hearty Irish breakfast, say farewell to your Travel Director and fellow travellers as your I...
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After a hearty Irish breakfast, say farewell to your Travel Director and fellow travellers as your Irish holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Dublin

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