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Castles and Manors

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Summary
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A complete circle of Ireland including fairy tale castle and manor house stays. Visit the ancient city of Dublin, the wild Cliffs of Moher and the island's 'emerald' countryside. See the wilderness of Connemara and stay in Galway's Ballynahinch Castle, built in the 1580s by Donal O'Flaherty, the first husband of Ireland's fearsome pirate queen, Grace O'Malley.
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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
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Dublin
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry and through Connemara
  • Orientation of Killarney, Galway and Sligo
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares
  • View Torc Waterfall and the grave of W.B. Yeats in Drumcliff
  • Visit Guinness Storehouse, Irish National Stud, Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher, Clifden, Kylemore Abbey and Strokestown Park House

Hotels Available

Radisson Blu St. Helens
The Malton Authentic Accommodation
Ballynahinch Castle Authentic Accommodation
Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodation
Fitzpatrick Castle Authentic Accommodation
Note
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: BRCM
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations, Ireland Vacations
Type of Traveler: Hidden Journey
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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Castles and Manors Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing
Welcome to Dublin the lively Irish capital. This afternoon meet your Local Specialist for a guided t...
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Welcome to Dublin the lively Irish capital. This afternoon meet your Local Specialist for a guided tour. View St. Patrick's Cathedral, colourful Georgian Squares and the vibrant, modern city. Then raise a glass of the "black stuff" and drink in sweeping Dublin views at the Gravity Bar atop the Guinness Storehouse as you gain a Cultural Insight into this famous Irish product. Later savour free time and a Welcome Reception including dinner with Irish beer or wine.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Radisson Blu St. Helens
City: Dublin
DAY 2
Dublin – Kildare – Cashel – Killarney (2 Nights)
Head across the rolling countryside to Kildare. Stop for a visit to the Irish National Stud for a Cu...
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Head across the rolling countryside to Kildare. Stop for a visit to the Irish National Stud for a Cultural Insight into the fascinating world of Ireland's thoroughbred industry. See the foaling unit, museum and of course the powerful and regal stallions. Visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel with a Local Specialist, where you view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins. Continue to Killarney, the town on the lakes where your evening is free.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: The Malton Authentic Accommodation
City: Killarney
DAY 3
Ring of Kerry Excursion
This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or you might wish to join a Local Specialist for a leisure...
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This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or you might wish to join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall. Later enjoy spectacular scenery, driving around the Ring of Kerry. Take in views of coast and sea, hills and green fields as you travel through this unspoiled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries.Full Breakfast

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City: Killarney
DAY 4
Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Connemara (2 Nights)
Head north and stop to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the Atlantic....
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Head north and stop to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the Atlantic. Afterwards continue to County Galway and visit the Connemara Marble artisan workshop for a Cultural Insight where you will learn all about the famous green jade-like marble. Later continue through beautiful scenery to the magnificent Ballynahinch Castle for a relaxing two-night stay.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Ballynahinch Castle Authentic Accommodation
City: Recess
DAY 5
Connemara Excursion
Drive through the scenic landscapes of Connemara, taking in views of rugged mountains, shimmering la...
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Drive through the scenic landscapes of Connemara, taking in views of rugged mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. Make a stop in the picturesque town of Clifden, set between the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Then on to visit Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. The extensive walled Victorian garden is a delight to the senses. Later return to your castle hotel for dinner.Full Breakfast, Dinner

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City: Kylemore
DAY 6
Connemara – Sligo – Roscommon
Venture north to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by th...
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Venture north to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by the poet William Butler Yeats, you will be welcomed to a private home for a bit of food, fun, and poetry. Damien and Paula Brennan live in, a modern abode with rustic touches overlooking beautiful Lough Gill. Inside, you will find walls adorned with contemporary Irish paintings and a table set for a Be My Guest feast prepared by Paula, a noted chef. Damien is an expert on W.B. Yeats. Delicious food, fine company, and the poetry of Yeats come together for a heart-warming meal. Then travel to Roscommon and Kilronan Castle Hotel the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name: Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodation
City: Sligo
DAY 7
Roscommon – Strokestown – Dublin
This morning consider taking a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon. Stop for a visit to m...
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This morning consider taking a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon. Stop for a visit to magnificent Strokestown Park House, an 18th century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world's best private archives dedicated to the potato famine of the 1840s where you gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the Irish people. Return to Dublin and relish a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Name: Fitzpatrick Castle Authentic Accommodation
City: Dublin
DAY 8
Depart Dublin
You will be transferred to the airport, where your Emerald Isle adventure concludes. Transfers are a...
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You will be transferred to the airport, where your Emerald Isle adventure concludes. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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