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The Best of Ireland & Ashford Castle

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Summary
Dining
Sightseeing
Inclusions
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Begin in Dublin where St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College greet you with their architectural splendor. Then visit Killarney, home to some of Ireland’s most vibrant pubs, complete with a cheery Irish atmosphere. Then, enjoy a royal experience spending a night in Ireland’s deluxe 13th century Ashford Castle.

Inclusions
  • Airport transfers in Dublin on Days 2 and 9
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar, all with private facilities; hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Free WiFi available on the coach and in all hotels (conditions apply)
  • 7 full breakfasts; 1 lunch; a Be My Guest afternoon tea; and 5 dinners, including a Welcome Dinner with Irish beer or wine and 4 three-course dinners
  • Services of a professional Irish Travel Director
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges; headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide's commentary; a Hidden Treasure - a unique experience provided by your Travel Director
Dining

Brendan Vacations provides the following meals on this itinerary:

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 Be My Guest afternoon tea
  • 5 dinners, including a Welcome Dinner with Irish beer or wine and 4 three-course dinners
Sightseeing

Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges. Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide's commentary. Optional Experiences are offered so you can include even more.

Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: BRAC
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations, Ireland Vacations
Type of Traveler: Cultural, Luxury
Vacation Pace: 3
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.
Operated By: Brendan Vacations
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Young Traveler Discount: $230 * Above discounts are per person Check our savings page for details.






Start Your Vacation by Selecting Your Departure Date
9
DAYS
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$ 2,175. 00 pp
Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, May 03, 2014 Sun, May 11, 2014 $2,250.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, May 17, 2014 Sun, May 25, 2014 $2,299.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Wed, May 21, 2014 Thu, May 29, 2014 $2,325.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Jun 07, 2014 Sun, Jun 15, 2014 $2,399.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 Sun, Jul 06, 2014 $2,399.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 Sun, Jul 20, 2014 $2,325.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 Sun, Jul 27, 2014 $2,325.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 Thu, Aug 07, 2014 $2,325.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Aug 02, 2014 Sun, Aug 10, 2014 $2,325.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Aug 09, 2014 Sun, Aug 17, 2014 $2,325.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 Sun, Aug 24, 2014 $2,325.00   Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 Sun, Aug 31, 2014 $2,325.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Wed, Sep 03, 2014 Thu, Sep 11, 2014 $2,399.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 Sun, Sep 21, 2014 $2,399.00   Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 Thu, Sep 25, 2014 $2,399.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 Sun, Sep 28, 2014 $2,399.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 Sun, Oct 05, 2014 $2,275.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

Departs On Returns On Land Price Guaranteed Departures* Discounts* Availability
Sat, Oct 04, 2014 Sun, Oct 12, 2014 $2,175.00 Book Now Book Now
Additional Information:

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.

International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement: $620 (Apr 20- May 25; Sep 28-Oct 5); $700 (all other departures)

Triple rooms are not available.

*Vacations marked as Guaranteed Departures are 100% certain to operate.

The Best of Ireland & Ashford Castle Itinerary

DAY 1
Depart from the USA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight.

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Board your overnight transatlantic flight.



Dining: None
Hotel Name: None
Class: None
City: Dublin
DAY 2
Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Enjoy a Dublin city tour with a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedr...

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Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Enjoy a Dublin city tour with a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a chance to admire the colorful doorways of stately Georgian Squares, and a stroll along the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College to see the ornate Book of Kells. Tonight, raise a glass during a Welcome Dinner.



Dining: Welcome Dinner with Irish beer or wine
Hotel Name: Clyde Court
Class: First Class
City: Dublin
DAY 3
Dublin / Blarney / Killarney

Visit the Rock of Cashel, a storied pre-Christian fortress perched atop a hill. Continue to Blarn...

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Visit the Rock of Cashel, a storied pre-Christian fortress perched atop a hill. Continue to Blarney Castle to kiss the fabled Blarney Stone and come away with “the gift of the gab.” Finally, head west to Killarney, the lively town on the lakes and gateway to the spectacular Ring of Kerry.



Dining: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel Name: Killarney Plaza
Class: Superior First Class
City: Killarney
DAY 4
Ring of Kerry Excursion

Have your camera ready as you head 'round the Ring of Kerry. Take in views of beaches, lakes...

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Have your camera ready as you head 'round the Ring of Kerry. Take in views of beaches, lakes, mountains and medieval ruins. At Torc Waterfall you can join a leisurely guided hike. If you don't want to join this countryside amble, return to Killarney, where the rest of the day is free.

NOTE: The hike travels over wooded paths. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be fit and have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and raingear. Approx. 3 miles/2 hours.



Dining: Breakfast
Hotel Name: Killarney Plaza
Class: Superior First Class
City: Killarney
DAY 5
Killarney / Cliffs of Moher / Connemara

Stop for a walk along the Cliffs of Moher, the iconic bluffs that rise 700 feet above the poundin...

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Stop for a walk along the Cliffs of Moher, the iconic bluffs that rise 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic. Drop in for a Be My Guest afternoon tea at Rathbaun Farm. Next tour Galway, including impressive Galway Cathedral, then on to Connemara.



Dining: Breakfast, Be My Guest afternoon Tea, Dinner
Hotel Name: Connemara Coast Hotel
Class: Superior First Class
City: Connemara
DAY 6
Connemara Excursion

Discover why some consider this rugged realm of mountains, lakes and bogs to be the real emerald ...

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Discover why some consider this rugged realm of mountains, lakes and bogs to be the real emerald of Ireland. Visit Kylemore Abbey, beautifully located on a lake, and the Connemara Marble Factory, crafters of Connemara marble for generations.



Dining: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel Name: Connemara Coast Hotel
Class: Superior First Class
City: Connemara
DAY 7
Connemara / Ashford Castle (Cong)

Celebrate Brendan’s 45th Anniversary aboard The Isle of Inisfree on an exclusive c...

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Celebrate Brendan’s 45th Anniversary aboard The Isle of Inisfree on an exclusive cruise of Loch Corrib. Captain Patrick, Ashford Castle’s Expert Historian, will share his local knowledge as you glide through the waters. Disembarking, a lone piper will escort you over the drawbridge to Ashford Castle, an Authentic Accommodation. Tonight, have a seat in the castle’s sumptuous dining room for an elegantly royal dining experience (gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket).



Dining: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel Name: Ashford Castle, Cong
Class: Deluxe
City: Cong
DAY 8
Cong / Dublin

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a stroll on the estate before returning to Dublin. The ba...

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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a stroll on the estate before returning to Dublin. The balance of the day is free for last-minute shopping, sightseeing on your own, or a pint in a colorful pub.



Dining: Breakfast
Hotel Name: Clyde Court
Class: First Class
City: Dublin
DAY 9
Depart Dublin

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends.

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You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends.



Dining: Breakfast
Hotel Name: None
Class: None
City: Dublin

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