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Irish Treasures: Cities, Castles & Cliffs

Ireland in 8 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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Get to know Ireland and all the beauty it has to offer; from major cities like Dublin, Cork and Galway, to the amazing natural landscapes of the Cliffs of Moher and one of Ireland’s most iconic monuments, Blarney Castle.

Trip Highlights

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    Athlone
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    Blarney Castle
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    Cliffs of Moher
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    Cork
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    Dublin
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    Galway
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    Kilkenny
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    Limerick

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 6 Nights

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Day 2 to 3

Travelodge Plus Dublin City Centre

Location

Dublin

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Staycity Dublin City Centre, Academy Plaza Hotel, Cassidys, Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street, Maldron Hotel Parnell Square, Maldron Hotel Smithfield, Staycity Aparthotels - Tivoli, Staycity Aparthotels Dublin Castle, Staycity Aparthotels Saint Augustine St, Staycity Dublin City Quay, Staycity Mark Street Dublin, The Belvedere, The Gibson hotel

Itinerary

Discover the beautiful city of Dublin and its history. Make the most of Galway and Kilkenny with their traditional pubs and Irish folk music permeating the streets. Admire the rich culture of Cork and Limerick before gazing in awe at the stunning natural landscape of the Cliffs of Moher and the impressive historical monument of Blarney Castle.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to board a flight to Dublin, the Irish capital. Night on board*.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Dublin
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Arrive in Dublin and self-transfer* to the hotel for check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Why not take a stroll along the banks of the River Liffey to admire the city's diverse architecture or head straight to the vibrant Temple Bar area to enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Dublin's best pubs and eateries?

A number of venues in the area hold regular live music performances so be sure to catch one of these for an unforgettable start to your journey through Ireland. Overnight stay in Dublin. 

*You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Travelodge Plus Dublin Ci... or similar

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3rd Day: Dublin - Kilkenny - County of Cork
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a panoramic walking tour of Dublin where you will get to stop by the city’s most emblematic sites. Pass by famous Trinity College and continue to the Temple Bar area, the cultural center of Dublin and home to colorful pubs which host live Irish music and dance performances. Learn the legend of the Ha’Penny Bridge over the River Liffey and stroll past O'Connell Bridge a 18th century bridge with the curious characteristic of being wider than longer. 

Following this, you will depart towards the southwest and pass by the charming town of Kilkenny, known as the Marble City because of its distinctive black marble and well-maintained, medieval buildings. 

Upon arriving in Kilkenny, take part in a walking panoramic tour to familiarize yourself with the most emblematic sites the city has to offer. Continue your journey until you reach County of Cork where you will check-in to your hotel and stay overnight.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Charleville Park or similar

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Activities

included
Kilkenny Town

Light

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Walking Tour of Dublin

Moderate

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4th Day: County of Cork - Cork - Blarney Castle - County of Cork
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, continue south towards the town of Cobh, located on an island in Cork city’s harbor, known primarily as the famous Titanic’s last port of call in 1912. From here, make your way to the city of Cork, the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the third largest city on the island of Ireland. 

Cork city is known as the culinary capital of the country, famed for its fantastic food market. You will have some time to wander around the city and grab some lunch before heading to your last stop of the day, Blarney Castle.

This iconic monument was built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy. It is also known as one of Ireland’s greatest treasures with thousands visiting the castle each year. Overnight stay in County of Cork.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Charleville Park or similar

1553 Reviews

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Activities

included
Blarney Castle with Entrance Fee Included

Moderate

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5th Day: County of Cork – Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from County of Cork and transfer to the west of the island. En route, stop by Limerick, located right by the beautiful River Shannon, known for its rich history from its foundations as a crucial Viking settlement to the grand Georgian era of the 18th century.

Limerick is also known as the home of popular musical group The Cranberries and Pulitzer prize-winning author Frank McCourt. From here, continue towards the impressive Cliffs of Moher standing at 214 meters tall, known as a hotspot for a wide range of flora and fauna with as many as 20 different species of birds to be seen.

The cliffs have been featured in many movies including Harry Potter, the Princess Bride, Leap Year and many more. Overnight stay in the Galway area.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Clybaun Hotel or similar

863 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Limerick

Light

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Cliffs of Moher

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6th Day: Galway – Athlone - Dublin
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Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day with a walking tour of Galway, a balmy and bohemian city perfectly encapsulating the spirit of Ireland’s west coast. Get to know its most emblematic sites and stop by traditional old pubs and shops selling Claddagh rings, Aran sweaters and bog-oak carvings.

From here, make your way back to the capital city. En route, stop by Athlone, located right in the center of Ireland and built on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. Athlone is known for its rich cultural background from the 12th century castle to the 17th century barracks and the 19th century workhouse, a remnant from Famine-era Ireland.

After some free time to wander the city and grab lunch, continue your journey to Dublin. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and overnight stay in Dublin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Travelodge Plus Dublin Ci... or similar

494 Reviews

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Activities

included
Panoramic Tour of Athlone

Light

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Galway City Centre Visit

Light

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7th Day: Dublin
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entirety of the day at your leisure. Take this opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Dublin one last time before departure. We recommend you visit the fascinating Irish Emigration Museum, voted as Europe’s leading tourist attraction from 2019 to 2021.

Otherwise, you can visit the Guinness Storehouse, a brewery experience telling the tale of Ireland's famous beer, with tastings and a rooftop bar. Overnight stay in Dublin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Travelodge Plus Dublin Ci... or similar

494 Reviews

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8th Day: Dublin - US
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Breakfast at the hotel*. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** You will have the option to add a transfer to the airport in the next step of the booking process.

Included activities

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Kilkenny Town

Included activity for day 3 in Kilkenny

Stop to discover the medieval town of Kilkenny with its cobblestoned streets and imposing St. Canices Cathedral.

Duration 02:00h . Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Pick up is estimated and will be reconfirmed in the destination.

Walking Tour of Dublin

Included activity for day 3 in Dublin

Pass by Trinity College and visit the area of Temple Bar, home to colourful pubs and Irish music. Learn about the Ha’Penny Bridge, walk past Dublin Castle and see Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Pick up is estimated and will be reconfirmed in the destination.

Blarney Castle with Entrance Fee Included

Included activity for day 4 in Kilkenny

You cannot come to Ireland without kissing the famous 'Blarney Stone', located in historic Blarney Castle. Discover this prestigious site with the option to kiss the Blarney Stone, which is said to grant the kisser the eternal 'gift of the gab'!

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking Tour of Limerick

Included activity for day 5 in Limerick

Stop in Limerick, one of the major cities in Ireland, and visit the city. Enjoy some free time to walk around or try an Irish coffee, as Limerick is where the drink was invented.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Dublin - US.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers not included.
  • Visits and entrance fees as is indicated in the itinerary.*
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide from day 3 to day 6 of the trip.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips* and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Recommended Tip Budget: 5€ per day.

Please note: Airport transfers in Dublin are not included. Both transfers can be added for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

* Note: Please keep in mind that the tour has a lot of ground to cover within a short schedule. In order to keep on track, we will be traveling for several hours per day.

Please note: the order of the itinerary may change to 2 nights in Dublin at the end of the tour and 1 night at the beginning of the tour. In all cases you will have 3 nights in Dublin in total.

We recommend you pack comfortable shoes for walking tours as certain locations may have uneven grounds.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    English.

  • Electricity

    230 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

  • Time zone

    UTC.

  • Other useful information

    Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.ireland.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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Great first trip with Exoticca

Exactly as advertised on their website. All the hotels were up to par and very clean and breakfast in all hotels was very good. Our tour guide of Dublin, Michael was very informative about the city and our tour guide around Ireland, Bill Murray went above and beyond.

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