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Irish Highlights Summer 2018

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Irish Highlights Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
Irish Highlights Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
Mary "Was a very good tour but it would have been better if the evening meals were included in the price. The meal on the second to last hotel was not very good but the rest were great. Hotels were ok but the jury's on the last day the hotel room was very dark, had a very small window and was overlooking the roof. There was no centre light so the two side lights were very dim. Overall it was a good..."
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10 reviews
Starts
Dublin
+16 Destinations
Southern Ireland
Ends
Dublin
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Highlights

  • Explore everything Dublin has to offer
  • View the Limrick country side from King Joh's Castle
  • Experience the scenic drive around Iveragh
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Start and end in Dublin! With the discovery tour Irish Highlights Summer 2018, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Dublin, Ireland and 15 other destinations in Ireland. Irish Highlights Summer 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • EH
    Written on January 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This has been by far the best bus touring company I have ever booked with. Thank you Allie and Tom for making our holiday in Ireland exceptional! We will forever be greatful and we will certainly continue booking with Trafalgar! :0)
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  • NN
    Written on December 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was my first time on a tour and I had the best time! Michael was a great guide and the tour had lots of stops in different cities. The accommodations were in great locations and of great quality. Looking forward to my next trip!
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  • CC
    Written on November 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Ireland was a phenomenal experience. Not just for the scenic beauty but for the people who made it all the more enjoyable. Our director and driver were both top class people with huge amount of knowledge and plent of hospitality and humour. Although I would have loved to have been able to go on a longer tour I feel as though we covered everything that was essential in order to appreciate Ireland’s charm. All in all it was a comfortable, jolly and unforgettable experience.
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  • SW
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fun trip, unfortunately the weather wasn't very cooperative (Hurricane Ophelia and other rain) but we saw interesting places, our guide, Allie, was excellent and really gives a lot of history and side notes that make the bus rides much better and prepares us for what we are going to see. Our driver, Stevie, did a great job on the tiny roads and in the heavy wind.
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  • Irish Highlights Summer 2018 reviewer 5
    Written on September 4, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Loved loved loved Ireland. The tour itself was okay! The itinerary was a little rushed, but for last minute solo trip to Ireland it was the easiest way for me to get around. The guide was nice and very knowledgeable, but I wish she was more personable. She didn't make much of an effort to get to know many of us, which I think is an essential role for a tour guide so that they can better recommend activities more tailored to what we like. The tour guests vary in ages. I was not unhappy with the tour by any means, but I have been on other tours in other parts of the world that I thought were better.
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  • M
    Written on July 31, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The guide was wonderful- very nice and informative. The trip itself fell a little short. I wish we could have spent more than 45 minutes in some of the places we visited, especially because we had to eat lunch during that time, as well as try to sight see for the remaining 10 minutes we had. Everything felt very rushed and extremely touristy. I was hoping to just be dropped off in a town for 24 hours and explore the place on my own, but this was not the case. There is very limited free time, as most of the activities are done as a group. A lot of people like that, but it's not for me. I think I just picked the wrong tour for my liking.
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  • GS
    Written on March 14, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Well organised, compact tour with Jillian an excellent guide. She gave us so much information and history on Ireland to make it more inspiring. We were not rushed and had lots of free time. Even the weather was kind to us. Accommodation and meals were excellent and the bus and driver so good.
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  • Irish Highlights Summer 2018 reviewer 8
    Written on December 12, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent trip for being a short one! Traveling in December was great - no long tourist lines and the weather was still very mild. Ireland was absolutely beautiful, and I had an amazing tour director!
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  • MM
    Written on June 27, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Was a very good tour but it would have been better if the evening meals were included in the price. The meal on the second to last hotel was not very good but the rest were great. Hotels were ok but the jury's on the last day the hotel room was very dark, had a very small window and was overlooking the roof. There was no centre light so the two side lights were very dim. Overall it was a good trip with plenty to see and was very informative.
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  • MH
    Written on April 17, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    i had my 2 young daughters with me and it was extremely organised and lots of greatplaces to visit with excellent tour guides who made it lots of fun for all
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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 – Galway – Bunratty – Limerick
  3. Day 3: Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: Ring of Kerry Excursion
  5. Day 5: Killarney – Blarney – Youghal – Waterford
  6. Day 6: Waterford – New Ross – Co. Wicklow – Dublin
  7. Day 7: Depart Dublin

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Questions & Answers

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

    • May 24, 2018

      Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • May 24, 2018

      When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour starts from Ballsbridge Hotel (subject to change) in Dublin, as the first day of the tour is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. However there is a meeting at approximately 5pm which you may like to join, where you will meet your fellow travellers and tour guide.

    • October 1, 2016

      Do you know of a place we can leave our car while we join the tour?

      It is best to coordinate with the airport staff upon arrival for options in vehicle parking.

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    Start and end in Dublin.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 885 km.
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 186 km
    • Galway (Ireland)
    • 73 km
    • Limerick (Ireland)
    • 13 km
    • Bunratty (Ireland)
    • 51 km
    • Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
    • 7 km
    • Lahinch (Ireland)
    • 34 km
    • Kilrush (Ireland)
    • 65 km
    • Killarney (Ireland)
    • 53 km
    • Waterville (Ireland)
    • 53 km
    • Killarney (Ireland)
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