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Irish Highlights Winter 2016/2017

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Summary
Dining
Sightseeing
Transfers
Hotels
Optionals
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The fast-track to Ireland – this insight into the southern side takes you from Dublin and back again, stopping at Limerick, Waterford and the scenic Ring of Kerry along the way.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… smelling slow-baked apple and carrot cake as you join the Fulvio Family, in the heart of their home and try treasured family favourites like soda bread.
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Travellers from US
Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2015-16 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 & Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by scheduled shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the scheduled 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.
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 holiday at the times specified below. 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 holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.
Eastern Mediterranean and Asia
Brendan Vacations is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Brendan Vacations. Note that flight times must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer than 21 days before flight departure.
  • Abu Dhabi Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • 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
  • Barcelona1 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 09.00
  • Barcelona2 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Berlin - Tegel Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 8.00 & 10.00
  • 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
  • Cagliari Free Transfer Inbound 11.15 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 04.30 & 07.00
  • 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
  • Dubai Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.30, & 11.30
  • 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
  • Marrakesh Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.00 & 16.30 Free Transfer Outbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, noon and 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Nice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 09.30
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris1 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00Note European Discovery itineraries, and London and Paris City Breaks only
  • Paris2 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note French regional itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Singapore Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound 9.30, 12.30, 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00 & 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 09.30 & 12.30 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 and this can be taken at any time.
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. CAD$86 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. 
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 Vacations only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan Vacations’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.
Travellers from Canada
Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2015-16 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 & Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa
With Brendan Vacations you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by scheduled shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Brendan Vacations hotels on the scheduled 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.
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 holiday at the times specified below. 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 holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.
Eastern Mediterranean and Asia
Brendan Vacations is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Brendan Vacations. Note that flight times must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer than 21 days before flight departure.
  • Abu Dhabi Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • 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
  • Barcelona1 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 09.00
  • Barcelona2 Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Berlin - Tegel Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 8.00 & 10.00
  • 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
  • Cagliari Free Transfer Inbound 11.15 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 04.30 & 07.00
  • 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
  • Dubai Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Dublin Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30, 09.30, & 11.30
  • 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
  • Marrakesh Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.00 & 16.30 Free Transfer Outbound 09.00, 11.30 & 14.00
  • Milan Malpensa Free Transfer Inbound 08.30, noon and 16.00 Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 10.30
  • Moscow Domodedevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 13.00
  • Moscow Sheremetyevo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 11.00
  • Munich Free Transfer Inbound 10.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound 09.30
  • Nice Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 05.00 & 09.30
  • Palermo Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 08.00
  • Paris1 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00Note European Discovery itineraries, and London and Paris City Breaks only
  • Paris2 Free Transfer Inbound 08.00, 11.00 & 14.00 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 11.30Note French regional itineraries only
  • Prague Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 11.00 & 13.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Rome Fiumicino Free Transfer Inbound 09.30, 12.30 & 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 07.00 & 09.00
  • Singapore Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • St Petersburg Free Transfer Inbound 11.30, 14.30 & 17.00 Free Transfer Outbound N/A
  • Stockholm Free Transfer Inbound N/A Free Transfer Outbound 07.30 & 11.00
  • Tel Aviv Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day
  • Venice Free Transfer Inbound 9.30, 12.30, 15.30 Free Transfer Outbound 08.00 & 09.30
  • Vienna Free Transfer Inbound 09.00, 12.00 & 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 09.30 & 12.30 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 and this can be taken at any time.
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. CAD$86 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. 
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 Vacations only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan Vacations’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
  • 6 full breakfasts.
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest).
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Dublin
  • Orientation of Galway, Limerick and Waterford
  • 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
  • View Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, the Cathedral of Galway, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
  • Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry

Hotels Available

Mespil
Greenhills
Killarney Avenue
Note
We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: WRIH
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 Winter 2016/2017 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 at a traditional Irish pub – the perfect introduction to Dublin.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Mespil
City: Dublin
DAY 2
Dublin – Galway – Limerick
This morning head towards Galway. View the Cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city. In Limeri...
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This morning head towards Galway. View 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
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: Killarney Avenue
City: Bunratty
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: Marina
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: Mespil
City: New Ross
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

Hotel Name:
City: Dublin

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