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Splendours of Ireland - 8 Day Tour

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    Highlights
    Walking Tour of Dublin
     Jaunting Car Ride 
     Ferry Ride across Shannon
    Cliffs of Moher Cruise
     Bread Making Demostration
     Smoked Salmon Tasting 
     Walking Tour of Galway with local guide
     Modern motor-coach with driverguide 
     Porterage x 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels
     Service charges and taxes at existing rates
      
  • Services Include:
     
    7 nights accommodation at 5 star hotels with full Irish Breakfasts
    ●Welcome drink at hotel on day1
    ●Lunch on Day 2
    Dinner at Hotels:
    -Day 1, 3 & 5             Visits:
    - Trinity College          
    - Russborough House
    - Irish National Stud
    - Japanese Gardens
    - Rock of Cashel
    - Skellig Experience
    - Muckross House 
    - Burren Smokehouse - Dan O'Hara's Cottage - Kylemore Abbey       - Tullamore Dew Distillery                                           
  • 5 * Hotels (+):
     
    Dublin
    –5* Conrad Hotel
    Kerry
    – 5* Muckross Park Hotel 
    ● Galway
    – 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel.
    ● Dublin  
    – 5* Marker Hotel 
     
    + we reserve the right to alter from above named samples
  • Guaranteed Dates:
     
    16/04/17 - 23/04/17
    14/05/17 - 21/05/17
    11/06/17 - 18/06/17
    02/07/17 - 09/07/17
    13/08/17 - 20/08/17
    10/09/17 - 17/09/17
     
  • Rates:
    April and October 2017:
    €1945.00 p.p.
    May – September 2017:
    €2150.00 p.p.
    Single Room Supplement:
    €839.00 p.p
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Discover Irelands Celtic Spirit & experience the stunning and varied landscapes of this beautiful "Emerald Island".

Day 1 - Welcome to Ireland

Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfers to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. This afternoon you will meet with a local guide and enjoy a walking tour of Dublin. Have some time at leisure before meeting with the rest of the group for a welcome drink at your hotel before dinner.
Overnight: Dublin (Dinner, bed & breakfast)

Day 2 – Dublin's Fair City 

First this morning you will visit Trinity College, Irelands oldest University, founded in 1592 by Elizabeth 1st. Visit the ancient library, containing over 20,000 manuscripts & is home to the 9th century Book of Kells. Next board your coach and tour County Wicklow.  Enjoy lunch at Ballyknocken House.  This charming Victorian farmhouse offers four star accommodation and is home to TV chef and food writer, Catherine Fulvio.  Before returning to Dublin, visit Russborough House, built in 1740, this Palladian mansion is often referred to as 'the most beautiful in Ireland'.
Overnight: Dublin (Bed & breakfast)

 

Day 3 - Dublin - Kerry

Today you will depart Dublin with your driver and travel to Kerry.  Stop at the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens.  The Irish National Stud is the only stud farm in Ireland that is open to the public and set within the same site are the magnificent Japanese Gardens of Tully which were created between the years 1906 and 1910.  Next visit the Rock of Cashel, which towers over the town of Cashel from its perch on a 200 foot high outcrop of limestone.  Continue to Killarney and check into your hotel.
Overnight: Killarney (Dinner, bed & breakfast)

Day 4 – Kerry Sightseeing 

Today you will tour the famous Ring of Kerry.  Visit  the Skellig Experience, which is a heritage centre dedicated to life on the Skellig Islands. The Skellig Islands are found 12km off the coast of Kerry.  The large island, Skellig Michael, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a monastic site occupied from the 6th until the 12th century.  More recently the island has been used to shoot scenes for the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.  Continue along the Ring of Kerry until you are back in Killarney.  Visit Muckross House & Gardens. Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian mansion built in 1843 and is one of Irelands leading stately homes beautifully situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park.  Next today enjoy a pony and trap ride (also known as a Jaunting Car).  Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey (driver) takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park.  
Overnight: Killarney (Bed & breakfast)

Day 5 – Kerry to Galway

This morning travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mount of the river Shannon to land on Clare's shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to Doolin where you will take a ferry to view the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km.  Return to the mainland and continue to the Burren Smokehouse, learn about the smoking process, you will also have the opportunity to sample some smoked salmon before departing.  Continue to your hotel in Galway.  Tonight you will have dinner aboard a restored train at your hotel.
Overnight: Galway (Dinner,  bed & breakfast)

Day 6 – Connemara

Today you will tour the Connemara Region.  Connemara is a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains.  Visit Dan O 'Hara's Cottage for a bread making demonstration.  Next visit Kylemore Abbey.  One of Kylemore Abbey's most famous features is its miniature cathedral, built in 1870 and known locally as the Gothic church.  Return to Galway where you will have the evening at leisure.  There will be a return coach transfer into the city centre this evening.
Overnight: Galway (Bed & breakfast)

Day 7 – Galway - Dublin 

This morning you will enjoy a walking tour of Galway with a local guide followed by some free time in the city.  Depart Galway and stop in Offaly to visit Tullamore Dew Distillery.  Enjoy a guided tour which blends audio-visual and traditional storytelling and then raise a glass of complimentary Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey.  Travel to your hotel in Dublin and check in.  Tonight you will join for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight – Dublin (Bed & breakfast

 

Day 8 – Farewell

Transfer to Dublin Airport under own arrangements for return flight home.

 

Prices 2017

This year the award winning Wildkerry Daytours Team will be celebrating 72 years as Offical Coach Tour Operators based out of Killarney. For 2017 we are delighted to introduce Seven Night Discounted Short Break Packages including accommodation, tours and transfers in association with our preferred ITOA Travel Partners to legislate for compliance procedures under Irish Law in addition to access economies of scale.

Seven Night Package - Splendours of Ireland 

Adult Double

 May-Sept  

Adult Twin

May-Sept

Adult Single

May-Sept

Adult Double

Apr/Oct

Adult Twin

Apr/Oct

Adult Single

Apr/Oct

€ 2150.00 pp € 2150.00 pp € 2989.00pp € 1945.00 pp € 1945.00 pp € 2784.00pp

Seven Night Package - Guaranteed Departures from Dublin

April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 Aug 2017 Sept 2017
16th  14th 11th 2nd 13th 10th

The above rates include a 10% discount.  This tour authorised by the Irish Department of Transport under Road Passenger Licence Number 396 and Route Licence Number 10094.  It is important to note that reservations for this inclusive package have to be made at least 1 month in advance.

O'Connor Autotours Ltd., Ard Ross, Ross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Tel +353 64 6631052, Email: oconnorautotours@eircom.net. Contact form.
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