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Irish Highlights Summer 2017

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Summary
Dining
Sightseeing
Transfers
Hotels
Optionals
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Share a pint and some Irish 'craic' with new friends and you'll wish you'd stayed longer - your journey from Dublin through Ireland's lush counties and charming towns a taste of what you will enjoy on the Emerald Isle. From cathedrals and castles to exquisite Waterford crystal, stately city squares and scenic coastal drives, there's a lot to say 'sláinte' about.
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Travellers from US

Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2017-18 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.Airport transfers for North America, Central America & Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Brendan Vacations.

  • Amman Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amsterdam Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Athens Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Barcelona Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Brussels Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 12.00
  • Budapest Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.00
  • Cairo Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Casablanca Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00, 10.00 & 12.00
  • Copenhagen Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00, & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.00, & 11.00
  • Edinburgh Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Frankfurt Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Glasgow Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Helsinki Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 14.00 & 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 12.00
  • Istanbul Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Lisbon Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Madrid Free Transfer Inbound 10.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.30 & 11.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Oslo Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10:30^Note European Discovery itineraries only. ^The 10:30 transfer is only available on the Delights of London and Paris trip.
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note Country and Regional Explorer itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 12.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Shannon Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 13.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Zagreb Free Transfer Inbound 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.30
  • Zurich Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 Note Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided on itineraries starting or ending here. On the Contrasts of Switzerland the departure transfer is by train.

Airport Transfers in London
Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Brendan Vacations has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. $50 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London??s Gatwick Airport, Brendan Vacations recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com. 

Travellers from Canada

Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2017-18 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.Airport transfers for North America, Central America & Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests  arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations. When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s). In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre or post accommodations booked through Brendan Vacations.

  • Amman Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Amsterdam Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Athens Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Barcelona Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Brussels Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 12.00
  • Budapest Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.00
  • Cairo Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Casablanca Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00, 10.00 & 12.00
  • Copenhagen Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00, & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.00, & 11.00
  • Edinburgh Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Frankfurt Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10.00
  • Glasgow Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Helsinki Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 14.00 & 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 12.00
  • Istanbul Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Lisbon Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Madrid Free Transfer Inbound 10.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.30 & 11.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 13.00 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Oslo Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.00 & 14.30 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 10:30^Note European Discovery itineraries only. ^The 10:30 transfer is only available on the Delights of London and Paris trip.
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note Country and Regional Explorer itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 12.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.30
  • Shannon Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 10.00, 13.00 & 15.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Zagreb Free Transfer Inbound 11.30 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 11.30
  • Zurich Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 Note Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided on itineraries starting or ending here. On the Contrasts of Switzerland the departure transfer is by train.

Airport Transfers in London
Heathrow Airport: Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Brendan Vacations has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel. Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. $50 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport  Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Brendan Vacations recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com. 

Dining
  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Dublin
  • Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Galway, Limerick and Waterford
  • See the Cathedral of Galway
  • View St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
  • Visit Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', Youghal, the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the famine ship in New Ross

Hotels Available

Ballsbridge
Greenhills
International
Fitzwilton
Waterford
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: IRIH
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.
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Irish Highlights Summer 2017 Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing
Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and f...
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Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. 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 enjoy a Welcome Reception where you meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a traditional Irish pub - the perfect introduction to Dublin.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Ballsbridge
City: Trinity College
DAY 2
Dublin – Galway – Limerick
This morning head towards Galway. See the Cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city. In Limeric...
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This morning head towards Galway. See the Cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city. In Limerick view King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Greenhills
City: Galway Cathedral
DAY 3
Limerick – Bunratty – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)
Start your day with a visit to Bunratty Castle and explore the Folk Park, a living museum dedicated ...
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Start your day with a visit to Bunratty Castle and explore the Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Then continue to the Cliffs of Moher. See the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the 'Atlantic Edge' exhibition. After a picturesque coastal drive through the villages of Lahinch and Kilrush take the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Arrive tonight in Killarney, your home for the next two nights.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: International
City: Bunratty Castle
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 – Blarney – Youghal – Waterford
As you are leaving Killarney this morning cross the Kerry Mountains and travel through the colourful...
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As you are leaving Killarney this morning cross the Kerry Mountains and travel through the colourful market town of Macroom and see the impressive Castle Arch. Once the gateway to Macroom Castle, it is now almost all that remains. Next stop is Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Later visit the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh before arriving in Waterford. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Fitzwilton/Waterford
City: Mountains of East Kerry
DAY 5
Killarney – Blarney – Youghal - Waterford
As you are leaving Killarney this morning cross the Kerry Mountains and travel through the colourful...
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As you are leaving Killarney this morning cross the Kerry Mountains and travel through the colourful market town of Macroom and see the impressive Castle Arch. Once the gateway to Macroom Castle, it is now almost all that remains. Next stop is Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Later visit the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh before arriving in Waterford. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Fitzwilton/Waterford
City: Mountains of East Kerry
DAY 6
Waterford – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin
This morning visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a Cultural Insight demonstration. Watch the ma...
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This morning visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a Cultural Insight demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. Later stop in the town of 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. Continue through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, before continuing to your Dublin hotel.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name: Clayton Leopardstown
City: Dublin
DAY 7
Depart Dublin
Say goodbye after your unforgettable journey through the friendly Emerald Isle. Airport transfers ar...
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Say goodbye after your unforgettable journey through the friendly Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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City: Dublin

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