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Irish Experience

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Summary
Dining
Sightseeing
Transfers
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With a spring in your step and a little Irish zest for life, this journey traversing north and south will introduce you to such natural wonders as Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Learn all about Belfast's tumultuous history from a local Cabbie, visit Ireland's most romantic castle, Kylemore Abbey, and travel through the lush Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow.
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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
  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Dublin, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry
  • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Galway and Waterford
  • View St Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, Queens University in Belfast, the City Walls and Murals of Londonderry, mystical Connemara and the Cathedral of Galway
  • Visit the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, the Titanic Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Giant's Causeway, Belleek to see how the famous pottery is made, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the Famine Ship in New Ross

Hotels Available

Mespil
Park Inn
Everglades
Maldron
Killarney Towers
Hotel Kilkenny
Ballsbridge
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: IREX
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations, Ireland Vacations
Type of Traveler: Regional 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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Irish Experience Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Dublin and Afternoon Sightseeing
Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Meet your Travel Director and fellow t...
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Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and view Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your 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: Mespil
City: Dublin
DAY 2
Dublin – Belfast
Head northwards to Northern Ireland and the bustling city of Belfast. Meet your Local Specialist'Cab...
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Head northwards to Northern Ireland and the bustling city of Belfast. Meet your Local Specialist'Cabbie' for a trip through the city's living history in a Black Cab.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Park Inn
City: Belfast
DAY 3
Belfast – Giant’s Causeway – Londonderry/Derry (2 Nights)
This morning, visit the birthplace of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultur...
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This morning, visit the birthplace of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the world's most famous ship. Then continue your journey along the beautiful Antrim coast road past scenic glens and rugged beaches. Visit the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in the United Kingdom.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Everglades
City: Titanic Dock
DAY 4
Londonderry/Derry Sightseeing
Walk along the 17th century city walls with your Local Specialist and see the street murals of the B...
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Walk along the 17th century city walls with your Local Specialist and see the street murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'troubles'. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name:
City: Londonderry
DAY 5
Londonderry/Derry – Belleek – Galway (2 Nights)
Travel south through lush countryside to visit the Belleek Pottery visitor centre for a Cultural Ins...
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Travel south through lush countryside to visit the Belleek Pottery visitor centre for a Cultural Insight demonstration to see the craftsmen at work. Arrive later in Galway where you have free time to view the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Maldron
City: Belleek
DAY 6
Connemara Excursion
Take in the beauty of rugged Connemara with its loughs and mountainous landscape. The region was cap...
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Take in the beauty of rugged Connemara with its loughs and mountainous landscape. The region was captured in the film 'The Quiet Man' with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Later arrive at Kylemore Abbey, visit the country's most romantic castle and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Connemara
DAY 7
Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Shannon Estuary Ferry – Killarney (2 Nights)
Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit...
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Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Enjoy a unique Be My Guest lunch located on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. Our local friends will take you foraging for plants and seaweed before serving a delicious lunch made from local produce. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline before boarding a ferry to cross the tranquil River Shannon estuary. Travel through beautiful Co. Kerry to your hotel in Killarney. After dinner at your hotel consider taking an excursion to enjoy the 'craic' at a traditional Irish ceilidh.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name: Killarney Towers
City: Cliffs of Moher
DAY 8
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. On your journey we will see Killorglin set on Dingle Bay, which was the location for the film, Ryan's Daughter. 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, Dinner

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City: Iveragh Peninsula
DAY 9
Killarney – Blarney – Waterford – Kilkenny
Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to attain the 'gift of the gab'. Pass Youghal...
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Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to attain the 'gift of the gab'. Pass Youghal en route to Waterford where you visit the house of Waterford Crystal and watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration. Arrive later in Kilkenny and see the imposing 12th century castle.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Hotel Kilkenny
City: Blarney
DAY 10
Kilkenny – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin
Visit New Ross and see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who visited his ancestral family hometown in...
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Visit New Ross and see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted Famine Ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s. Travel through the lush Irish countryside of County Wicklow known as the Garden of Ireland. This evening in Dublin, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Name: Ballsbridge
City: Dublin
DAY 11
Depart Dublin
Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfe...
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Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Dublin

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