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HIGHLIGHTS OF IRELAND

9 Days, Dublin to Cork
HIGHLIGHTS OF IRELAND

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We're all a little bit Irish come March 17th, but if you're in the market for something more meaningful than a pint of green beer, hop aboard this delight read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 08 nights accommodation [Hotels/guesthouses(8nts)]
  • 8 breakfasts.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Public bus, train, private van, boat, walking).
  • Newgrange tour (half-day).
  • Benbulben Mountain, Drumcliff and Yeats' tomb visit.
  • Walking tour of Galway.
  • Aran Islands bike tour.
  • Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone visit.
  • Cork orientation walk.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 315 - 410 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Dublin
Day 2 Dublin/Sligo
Day 3 Sligo/Galway City
Day 4 Galway City
Day 5 Galway City/Aran Islands
Day 6 Aran Islands/Killarney
Day 7 Killarney/Cork
Day 8 Cork
Day 9 Depart Cork
Departures
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 20 May '18
  • Mon, 28 May '18
  • Sun, 03 Jun '18
  • Mon, 11 Jun '18
  • Sun, 17 Jun '18
  • Mon, 25 Jun '18
  • Sun, 24 Jun '18
  • Mon, 02 Jul '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Mon, 16 Jul '18
  • Mon, 16 Jul '18
  • Tue, 24 Jul '18
  • Sun, 22 Jul '18
  • Mon, 30 Jul '18
  • Sun, 05 Aug '18
  • Mon, 13 Aug '18
  • Sun, 12 Aug '18
  • Mon, 20 Aug '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Mon, 10 Sep '18
  • Sun, 09 Sep '18
  • Mon, 17 Sep '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Dublin
  • Sligo
  • Galway City
  • Aran Islands
  • Killarney
  • Cork
  • DAY 1 Arrive Dublin

    Arrive at any time.

    We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this lively city. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Dublin/Sligo

    Enjoy a morning tour of Newgrange, built in 3200 BC. After the tour head northwest to Sligo.

    Enjoy Sligo's walkway along the Garavogue River, full of cafes, shops and restaurants. Stop by the quirky statue of Yeats, paying tribute to the works of the poet who immortalized Sligo in his poems.

    Private Vehicle
    Dublin - Sligo3h30m240km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Newgrange Tour
    Newgrange
    Explore the area around the ancient passage tomb of Newgrange, built over 5,000 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is older than the pyramids in Egypt and covers over one acre. Built during the Stone Age by a farming community, this ancient complex is decorated with megalithic art and seems to be something like an ancient temple for pagan worship. Learn more about the history of the site and marvel at how well this structure has stood up to the elements over the years-fun fact the roof of the structure still hasn't leaked into the tombs below whenever it rains! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Sligo/Galway City

    Walk around Ben Bulben mountain, visit Drumcliff Church and Yeats' tomb. Travel to Galway for a guided walking tour. Learn the history while strolling though the medieval heart of the city. In the evening head out for an optional dinner and drinks in a local pub.

    Drumcliff Church and Yeats' Tomb Visit
    Drumcliff
    Take a walk around Drumcliff , known for its early Christian architecture like the ruins of a typical Irish round tower (bell tower), a monastery, and a high cross with intricate carvings. Visit the graveyard of Duncliffe Church to see the humble grave of the famous poet WB Yeats.

    Private Vehicle
    Sligo - Galway City 150km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Galway Walking Tour
    Galway City
    Enjoy a guided walking tour through the medieval heart of the city. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Galway City

    Travel to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. Spend time visiting the area before returning to Galway for the evening. Opt for a night out at the local pub.

    Spend a few hours following the Wild Atlantic Way trail from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher. Stroll leisurely along the path, soaking in the views. Opt for a picnic along the way.

    Private Vehicle
    Galway City - Cliffs of Moher 1h30m-2h 76km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Cliffs of Moher Afternoon
    Walk along the cliffs, with a maximum height of 214m (702 ft) above the Atlantic, head towards the edge to take in the view, Visit the tower near the midpoint of the cliffs and look out into the sea beyond. This is a great spot to take some fantastic photos of the panoramic view.

    Private Vehicle
    Cliffs of Moher - Galway City1h30m-2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Galway City/Aran Islands

    Head to the Aran Islands to visit the Dun Aengus fortress and scenic cliffs. Cycle along the coast and through rural scenery to reach the fortress. Overnight on these charming islands.

    Ferry
    Galway City - Aran Islands 45m-1h
    Take a bus to the ferry terminal (about 45 mins) before the short sail to the islands.

    Aran Islands Bike Tour
    Aran Islands
    Visit the highlights of the Aran Islands by bike, including Dun Aengus, a prehistoric fort. If the weather is good, ride out by bike 6km to visit the fort, stopping for photos along the way. If biking isn't your thing, hop on the minibus tour of the area instead. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Aran Islands/Killarney

    Return to the mainland and continue on to Killarney. Take an orientation walk on arrival, then enjoy free time to visit the town or the national park.
    Opt to take a traditional Jaunting Cart (horse and buggy ride) into the park to visit Muckross House and Abbey or walk into the park to visit Ross Castle along the banks of Lough Leane.
    If time and weather permits, take an optional boat tour to explore the ruins of Inisfallen Abbey.

    Ferry
    Aran Islands - Galway City 45m-1h
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Private Vehicle
    Galway City - Killarney 2h45m-3h30m 210km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Optional Activities
    Muckross House Visit

    Killarney
    Land at Muckross House and explore the spectacular gardens. The house was built in the 19th century for the politician Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife Mary Balfour Herbert, a painter. Queen Victoria came to visit the Muckross House in 1861, to honor her arrival the Herberts commissioned the extensive gardens that cover the grounds.

    Killarney National Park Visit
    Killarney National Park 3h-4h
    Free
    Spend some time exploring the expansive Killarney National Park, home to the only native red deer in the country. The national park is a great place to enjoy nature with hiking or biking options. Walk along the edge of the famous and scenic Killarney Lakes, or bike on the trails through the forest to seek out some of the waterfalls in the area. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Killarney/Cork

    Spend a morning in Killarney before taking a train to Cork. Set out on a CEO-led orientation walk.Cork is known for its many universities, theatres, art schools and general diversity and culture. With many immigrants settling in the inviting city, it's easy to find different types of foods, shops and cafes lining the streets. Make some time to hit up a traditional pub, listen to some music and drink a pint or two - Murphy's Irish Stout hails from Cork.

    Local train
    Killarney - Cork 1h30m-2h Morning 90km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Cork

    Enjoy free time to see the sights of Cork. Opt to visit the Titanic Museum in Cobh.

    Free Time
    Cork Morning
    Explore this enchanting city, enjoy the landscape, visit a historical landmark, or just wander the streets and discover this city's hidden gems.

    Optional Activities

    Titanic Experience Visit
    Cobh
    10EUR per person
    Located in the original offices of the White Star Line, share the experience of the 123 passengers to sail on Titanic. The museum uses an audio-visual tour to recreate the journey of passengers getting ready for the epic journey, then examines how the ship sank and why.

    In the afternoon, visit the Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone.

    Enjoy a final night out on the town with the group and raise a pint to this beautiful island!

    Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone Visit
    Blarney
    Visit the Blarney Castle, built nearly 600 years ago the castle has become one of the most famous sights in Ireland. The "Stone of Eloquence" is found at the top of the tower and you'll need to hang upside down and backwards and kiss the renowned Blarney Stone for the gift of gab. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Depart Cork

    Depart at any time (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 315 - 410 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 14 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.


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