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Best of Ireland - 11 day tour


If this is your first trip to Ireland and If you only have short amount of time,
then this program provides you with a taste of some of the best
that Istanbul has to offer.

  • HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the highlights of Belfast, Experience local culture, dine in local
    restaurants and visit popular pups
    .
  • Visit Donegal and Glenveagh National Parks
  • Visit the majestic 12th century Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman Castle
    in Europe, then we will be on our way to Galway.
  • Visit one of Ireland's most famous early Christian sites.
  • Enjoy a traditional Irish night out at 'Trad on the Prom'
  • bird's eye view of the dramatic Cliffs of Moher rising to a height of 214 metres
    from the Atlantic ocean.
  • Enjoy views on the Ring of Kerry are continually changing with spectacular
    views of mountains, lakes, seas and forest.
  • Visit the Medieval city of Kilkenny
  • Explore the highlights of Dublin, Experience local culture, dine in local
    restaurants and visit popular pups
    .
  • the Guinness Storehouse. Sample a farewell glass of Guinness in the
    Gravity Bar which affords spectacular views of Dublin city.
 
   


Daily tour program

- Day 1 - Arrival in Belfast
Welcome to Ireland !
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
On the way
Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Belfast

- Day 2 - Belfast - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel --
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Belfast city including the Albert Memorial Clock Tower (which leans dramatically to one side!), the Opera House, one of the city's great landmarks, and City Hall. Visit the Titanic Quarter of the city, the home of shipbuilding in Belfast and where the Titanic Belfast centre, housed in four 'ship's hull' shaped wings, opened in 2012 on the centenary of her maiden voyage.
An optional visit of the Titanic Belfast recreates the story of the world's most famous ship in a new iconic, six floor building right beside the historic site of the original ship's construction .The city tour finishes with a welcome drink at the Crown Liquor Saloon, which dates back to 1885.
Overnight in Belfast.

- Day 3 - Belfast to Letterkenny - (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel --
Depart from Belfast and drive along the beautiful Antrim Coast, Enjoy scenic views and photo stops
Cross the spectacular Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which was once a working bridge for fishermen connecting a small island to the mainland.
Then it is onwards to the famous and unique rock formation. the Giant's Causeway, which was formed more than 60 million years ago.
The Causeway is designated as a UNESCO world heritage site and a new multi media Visitor Centrethat opened in 2012 explores the major themes of mythology, geology, landscape, ecology, culture and social history associated with the Giant's Causeway.
Continue on to County Donegal for dinner and overnight in Letterkenny.

- Day 4 - Letterkenny - (B/D)
After breakfast we will enjoy a full day tour to visit
Donegal and Glenveagh National Parks
Glenveagh National Park, a beautiful nature reserve incorporating mountains, lakes, glens and woods and a herd of red deer. There is time set aside to enjoy a walk in this beautiful setting and afterwards tea and scones will be served in the castle tearooms.
Dinner and overnight in Letterkenny.

- Day 5 - Letterkenny to Galway - (B/D)
Leaving Donegal for Galway, we travel through the beautiful county of Sligo with its beautiful scenery which was an inspiration for one of Ireland's most famous poets W.B. Yeats.
No visit would be complete without a trip on the Rose of Innisfree tour boat to view the Isle of Innisfree situated on one of Ireland's most beautiful lakes, Lough Gill. This island inspired W.B. Yeats to write Ireland's best known poems.
Departing from the 17th century Parkes Castle, enjoy the leisurely cruise across Lough Gill for a memorable trip in an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in myth and legend. Arrival and overnight in Galway city.

Day 6 – Connemara or Aran Islands
Today there is a choice of 2 excursions – Connemara or the Aran Islands.

Connemara
Gaelic speaking Connemara in the West of Ireland is an area of many contrasts. With its famous stone walls, thatched cottages and countless small lakes it presents the visitor with unforgettable impressions. Stop for a traditional lunch in the colourful town of Clifden where many of the inhabitants speak and preserve the Irish language.

Aran Islands
Situated on the very edge of Europe and a short boat trip from Galway, lie the Aran Islands, a spot which more than any other reflects the language, culture, heritage and traditions most associated with Ireland. A place of great peace and tranquility, the Islands will take you back to the Ireland of Celts and Early Christians.
Overnight in Galway.

- Day 7 - Galway to Tralee - (B)
In the morning start the day with a travel through the Burren country with its unusual lunar-like surface and many rare flowers and plants.
Experience a new attraction in the form of a Cliffs of Moher Cruise which is a unique experience providing a bird's eye view of the dramatic Cliffs of Moher rising to a height of 214 metres from the Atlantic ocean.
Continue via the Killimer to Tarbert car ferry to the busy market town of Tralee.
Overnight in Tralee Region.

- Day 8 - Tralee - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel --
Optional visits to Dingle Peninsula or Ring of Kerry
Today there is a choice of 2 alternative excursions – the Dingle Peninsula or the Ring of Kerry.
Some of the finest coastal scenery to be seen in Ireland can be found in West Kerry, on the Dingle Peninsula. The landscape here is quite dramatic with exceptional views of the Blasket Islands.
The Ring of Kerry is perhaps one of the country's best known excursions, consisting of 170km of beautiful scenery. The views on the Ring of Kerry are continually changing with spectacular views of mountains, lakes, seas and forest. En route stop in Killarney, Ireland's premier beauty spot. Overnight in the Tralee region.

- Day 9 - Tralee - KilKenny - Dublin - (B/L)
After breakfast depart from Tralee to Dublin and visit the Medieval city of Kilkenny on the way.
Kilkenny is the most interesting and best preserved of medieval Irish cities with its narrow winding streets and striking historical monuments. Enjoy a hearty pub lunch in the award winning Langton's Bar.
On arrival in Dublin check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Dublin.

- Day 10 - Dublin - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Dublin
Visit Guinness Storehouse
Stroll through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College which houses the famed 8th century Book of Kells
Visit to the National Museum
Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure, experience local culture, dine in local restaurants and visit popular pups
Overnight in Dublin.

Day 11 – Farewell - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel,
We will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Dublin Airport, on the way, stop is at the Guinness Storehouse. Sample a farewell glass of Guinness in the Gravity Bar which affords spectacular views of Dublin city.
Transfer to Dublin Airport for departure flight your next destination.
We will wish you well, asking that you keep Ireland in your heart.
We truly hope that our paths will cross again.

*** Program ends ***

Total cost from: _______________ ( contact us for price informations)

Price includes
* Centrally located hotels
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, guides and drivers
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes
* International flight tickets
* Travel Insurance (Optional )
* Tips (Optional)

We can customize this program and add more days in Dublin and include more cities like Belfast, Cork, Scotland and England
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