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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle

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Summary
Dining
Sightseeing
Transfers
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Board 'The Isle of Innisfree' across the shimmering Lough Corrib to 13th century Ashford Castle, once home to the famous Guinness family and the highlight of your iconic journey which also includes visits to a deserted 12th century town in County Kilkenny, the rugged realm of Connemara and forty shades of green in the Ring of Kerry.
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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
  • 6 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Dublin and Kinsale
  • Scenic cruise on Lough Corrib
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Killarney and Galway
  • See Dublin's Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park
  • View Galway Cathedral
  • Visit Powerscourt Gardens, 'Epic Ireland' visitor experience, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher and Kylemore Abbey

Hotels Available

Sandymount
MacDonalds
Killarney Towers
Connemara Coast
Ashford Castle Authentic Accommodation
Ballsbridge
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: BRAC
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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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Dublin (2 Nights)
Welcome to the Emerald Isle. This afternoon drive south to Powerscourt Gardens. These spectacular ga...
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Welcome to the Emerald Isle. This afternoon drive south to Powerscourt Gardens. These spectacular gardens first began to take shape in the 1740s. The superb blend of sweeping terraces, fine statuary and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs are a delight to behold. Together they form one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. Returning to Dublin, raise a glass over a light meal at an exclusive Welcome Reception at 'Epic Ireland' which tells the story of the 10 million people who left the island of Ireland.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Sandymount
City: Powerscourt Gardens
DAY 2
Dublin Sightseeing
This morning, a Local Specialist takes you on a city tour. You'll visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, whe...
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This morning, a Local Specialist takes you on a city tour. You'll visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was once Dean. Then on to admire the colourful doorways in stately Georgian Squares and stroll along the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to see the ornate Book of Kells. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore this welcoming city at your own pace.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: St Patricks Cathedral
DAY 3
Dublin – Co. Kilkenny – Kinsale
Leave the city life behind as you travel to County Kilkenny. Visit Newtown Jerpoint, one of Ireland'...
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Leave the city life behind as you travel to County Kilkenny. Visit Newtown Jerpoint, one of Ireland's best surviving examples of a deserted, 12th century medieval town and reputedly the final resting place of St. Nicholas. Then relish a Be My Guest lunch with Joe and Maeve O'Connell at their home, Belmore House. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this rural setting and be ready for a few surprises. Continue south to picturesque Kinsale, hailed as the "Gourmet Capital of Ireland". Your evening is free and there's no shortage of cafés, pubs, and restaurants to explore.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name: MacDonalds
City: Newtown Jerpoint
DAY 4
Kinsale – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)
Meet a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour of the historic town of Kinsale. On to Blarn...
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Meet a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour of the historic town of Kinsale. On to Blarney Castle to kiss the fabled Stone that bestows the "gift of the gab". Then head west to Killarney, the gateway to magnificent Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Killarney Towers
City: Kinsale
DAY 5
Ring of Kerry Excursion
Enjoy a relaxing morning and free time in Killarney or you can join a Local Specialist for a leisure...
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Enjoy a relaxing morning and free time in Killarney or you can join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall. Later take in views of the famous "forty shades of green" as you travel around the Ring of Kerry. This unspoiled area has inspired artists and poets for centuries.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Killarney
DAY 6
Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Connemara (2 Nights)
Traveling north, stop for a walk along the iconic Cliffs of Moher which make up part of a tourism tr...
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Traveling north, stop for a walk along the iconic Cliffs of Moher which make up part of a tourism trail on the West Coast called the Wild Atlantic Way. These dramatic cliffs rise some 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic. The views of endless ocean are awe-inspiring. The next stop is Galway for an orientation of the city including impressive Galway Cathedral. End the day in Connemara.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Connemara Coast
City: Cliffs of Moher
DAY 7
Connemara Excursion
Discover why some consider this rugged realm of mountains, lakes, rivers and little towns to be the ...
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Discover why some consider this rugged realm of mountains, lakes, rivers and little towns to be the real emerald of Ireland. Stop for a visit to Kylemore Abbey with its beautiful lakeside setting, then gain a Cultural Insight at the Connemara Marble Factory, crafters of Connemara marble for generations.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name:
City: Kylemore Abbey
DAY 8
Connemara – Ashford Castle (Cong)
Board 'The Isle of Innisfree' for an exclusive cruise on shimmering Lough Corrib. Captain Patrick, A...
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Board 'The Isle of Innisfree' for an exclusive cruise on shimmering Lough Corrib. Captain Patrick, Ashford Castle's Local Specialist, will share his local knowledge as you glide through the peaceful waters. Disembarking, a lone piper will escort you over the drawbridge to Ashford Castle. Tonight gather in the castle's sumptuous restaurant for an elegantly royal dining experience (gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket).Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Ashford Castle Authentic Accommodation
City: Lough Corrib
DAY 9
Cong – Dublin
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a stroll on the estate before returning to Dublin. The after...
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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a stroll on the estate before returning to Dublin. The afternoon is free for last-minute shopping or sightseeing on your own. This evening celebrate a memorable trip as you relish a delicious Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Name: Ballsbridge
City: Dublin
DAY 10
Depart Dublin
You will be transferred to Dublin Airport where your holiday must come to an end. Slán go fóill - g...
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You will be transferred to Dublin Airport where your holiday must come to an end. Slán go fóill - goodbye until we meet again! Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Dublin

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