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Best of Ireland 2018 - Trafalgar
Best of Ireland 2018 - Trafalgar
Ginger "This was the most incredible vacation I've ever taken. The country was fabulous and our tour directory Daren Blake exceeded expectations in every way. Words of praise don't do it justice. Trafalgar is the best. I loved the assigned seats and moving up 3 rows every day. I had heard horror stories from friends who have used other tour companies that don't do that, where everyone fights over the..."
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15 reviews
Starts
Dublin
+16 Destinations
Southern Ireland
Ends
Dublin
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Highlights

  • Visit The Garden of Ireland
  • Kiss the famous stone in Blarney
  • Explore the fishing village of Waterville
  • Walk the magnificent Cliffs of Moher
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Dublin! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Ireland 2018, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Dublin, Ireland and 15 other destinations in Ireland. Best of Ireland 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • JH
    Written on June 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had an awesome time on my Trafalgar tour of Ireland. The bus and driver were great as was our guide Allie. I would strongly suggest doing the supplemental items as they added extra culture and sights to the tour. One thing I would warn travelers is that most of the hotel rooms don’t have A.C. and the windows don’t open very far so there was little air circulation which caused the rooms to be warm. Other than that the tour was great!
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  • DB
    Written on June 19, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Overall the tour was great. The only thing that was a disappointment would have been some of the hotels were in poor shape and one we weren’t sure if the plumbing was going to work and some of the beds were rock hard and bothered my husbands bad back. The agenda was excellent and the days were packed full. The driver and tour guide were top notch.
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  • PB
    Written on April 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything! Location, extra excursions, efficiency, tour guide, bus driver, etc.
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  • JF
    Written on April 15, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was great but we would have liked a little more time at some of the sites. Peter is a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable. The hotels were great except for one.
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  • BA
    Written on November 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a great experience with Trafalgar tour guide and the driver. Bernard was fun and informative. We all enjoyed every day we spent with them. I don't think it could have been done any better.
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  • M
    Written on August 10, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My 86 year old Mum and myself, did Trafalgar Best of Ireland tour June 2017. The experience was amazing, and could not fault it in ant way. All hotels were terrific...not 5 star, but clean, and comfy. Foods were good. Our guide Ann, was simply amazing. A wealth of 24 years knowledge. The outings were fantastic. A great way to go. No problems for Mum. She didn't get off the coach at every photo stop, but she managed very well. One note: showers over high baths were a struggle. Trafalgar all the way for me.
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  • Best of Ireland 2018 reviewer 7
    Written on July 30, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was a fantastic trip with 10 days of fun and food and a great tour director and driver. Tour director Bridget and driver Paul were extremely helpfull, hard working and always a pleasure to talk with. Bridget had tons of information about Ireland and as a group we bonded really well. We had lots of laughs, the food was great, hotels were very good, the coach was comfortable.
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  • GC
    Written on January 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the most incredible vacation I've ever taken. The country was fabulous and our tour directory Daren Blake exceeded expectations in every way. Words of praise don't do it justice. Trafalgar is the best. I loved the assigned seats and moving up 3 rows every day. I had heard horror stories from friends who have used other tour companies that don't do that, where everyone fights over the coach seats. Excellent Trafalgar!
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  • TB
    Written on October 18, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    The best part of our Ireland trip was our guide, Bernard. He knows Ireland, and now we know a little about Ireland, too. Very entertaining, very learned, and an exceptional guide. Our bus driver, Tom, did a fantastic job! While driving a bus doesn't sound like a big deal, it was. Wait until you see the cliffs!
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  • SR
    Written on April 24, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    My two daughters went on an Ireland tour for a grade 12 graduation present. We paid of course. It was an amazing experience for them. They were safe, lots of care taken by the tour guides. The stops and outings were very well planned out and enjoyed by the girls. They talk about this trip quite often and hope to go back and have another tour of another country soon.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing
  2. Day 2: Dublin – Co. Wicklow – New Ross – Waterford
  3. Day 3: Waterford – Youghal – Blarney – Co. Kerry (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: Ring of Kerry Excursion
  5. Day 5: Co. Kerry – Adare – Bunratty – Limerick
  6. Day 6: Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway (2 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Connemara Excursion and High Tea at Westport House
  8. Day 8: Galway – Knock – Donegal – Sligo
  9. Day 9: Sligo – Dublin
  10. Day 10: Depart Dublin

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at the Ballsbridge hotel in Dublin anytime during the day. However, there will be an afternoon sightseeing event and a welcome reception where you will meet your tour guide and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast at Clayton hotel in Dublin. Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are included in the tour price, however, they are only available at certain times and are subject to change until your booking is confirmed. Arrival transfers in Dublin are available at 8.30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Departure transfers from Dublin are available at 7.30 am, 9 am and 11 am.

      If you arrive or depart outside of these times we can arrange a transfer for you for an additional cost once you have a confirmed booking.

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    Start and end in Dublin.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 4 September 2018 the full payment of $2,156 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2156 for Best of Ireland 2018, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,004 km.
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 43 km
    • Wicklow (Ireland)
    • 89 km
    • New Ross (Ireland)
    • 20 km
    • Waterford (Ireland)
    • 59 km
    • Youghal (Ireland)
    • 49 km
    • Blarney (Ireland)
    • 66 km
    • Killarney (Ireland)
    • 74 km
    • Adare (Ireland)
    • 16 km
    • Limerick (Ireland)
    • 13 km
    • Bunratty (Ireland)
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