Country Roads of Ireland - End Belfast, Classic Group, 2021

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Departure dates

From 19/04/2021 to 06/10/2021

What's included

Highlights.
Dublin: Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine.
Killarney: Meet passionate restaurant owners John and Freda at their beautiful farmhouse in Killarney, where you'll hear more about their Farm-to-Table concept, while enjoying a delicious meal made from fresh ingredients sourced within a five mile radius.
Ballygally: The Irish call it 'craic' - the warm feeling resulting from the confluence of music, drink, good food, laughter, and conversation.
And after circumnavigating the Emerald Isle, there's bound to be a fair share of craic at your grand finale Celebration Dinner.
Sláinte!Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)Killarney: Choose between a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys or alternatively, join a gentle hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the grounds of Ross Castle, admiring the incredible scenery of the National Park.
Dublin: Tour Trinity College Dublin with a university insider, before at the ancient Book of Kells, created marvelling by monks and dating from 800 A.
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Kildare: Witness life behind the scenes of the National Stud Farm, where many legend racehorses are bred, before tracing the journey of the soul through life in the finest Japanese gardens in Europe, designed by master horticulturists, Tassa and Minoru Eida.
Kilkenny: Meet James, a former player, for a fun session to discover the skills involved in hurling.
Learn about this 3000-year-old discipline, a proud legacy of Ireland's heritage, and have a go for yourself on the pitch.
Londonderry: There's no better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls.
See the Gothic Guildhall and the Georgian houses of Shipquay Street.
Killarney: Meet passionate restaurant owners John and Freda at their beautiful farmhouse in Killarney, where you'll hear more about their Farm-to-Table concept, while enjoying a delicious meal made from fresh ingredients sourced within a five mile radius.
Dublin: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see Custom House and travel along the River Liffey.
See the Guinness Brewery, Christchurch Cathedral and St.
Patrick's Cathedral.
Cahir: See one of the largest castles in Ireland.
Cork: Your Travel Director will show you the Grand Parade and South Mall, along with City Hall and the Opera House.
Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax.
But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts!Belfast: Meet Hilda, a true Belfast local, having lived in the same house her entire life.
During your panoramic tour, hear the history of the city and learn why Hilda is proud of its progress and current prosperity.
You'll also see the City Hall, Queen's University, Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents.
Ring of Kerry: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you journey the magical Ring of Kerry.
Killarney: Enjoy hearing of the history of Killarney during your city orientation.
Dingle Peninsula: Enjoy a scenic drive to Slea Head.
Adare: Experience a village walk through the main street lined with thatched cottages.
Cliffs of Moher: Stop by the Exhibition Centre and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.
Galway: Enjoy an orientation tour of the many landmarks in Galway such as the Lynch Memorial, Church of St.
Nicholas, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.
Drumcliffe: Visit the final resting place of Irish poet William Butler Yeats.
Giants Causeway: The towering hexagonal basalt columns are a geographical wonder to behold.
Ballygally: Explore this seaside town with your Travel Director.
Carrickfergus: See the immense Castle as your drive around it.
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Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseasEnjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroomPersonal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentaryWe carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel doorHotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currencyWe also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotelsStay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destinationIf your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled timesIf your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day Day 2 - In Dublin’s Fair City Become acquainted with Dublin’s elegant squares during an orientation of the city. Discover Custom House, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Enjoy your VIP priority entrance to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a university insider, who will share their insights into modern life and the establishment’s impressive history. The afternoon is free to explore.(Breakfast)
  • Day Day 9 - Londonderry Continue on to County Sligo, stopping at a peaceful churchyard in Drumcliffe to visit the final resting place of Ireland's famous poet, William Butler Yeats. Admire the Blue Stack Mountains of Donegal as you cross into Northern Ireland, bound for the ancient walled city of 'Derry.' What better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls, still topped with cannons. Walk down steep Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the Gothic Guildhall.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
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