LIMERICK, KILLARNEY, DUBLIN & BELFAST - 2019
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From $2955 NZD
“Top o’ the mornin’ to ya.” The truth is, most Irish do not say this, but you’ll want to say it on this Monograms Ireland holiday. Why? Because we’ve made your trip to Ireland easy by handling the details for you, so you’ll likely be so happy you’ll want to greet everyone you pass—not just with “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya,” but with “Top o’ the day” and “Top o’ the night.” On this 10-day holiday, we've arranged your hotel reservations, transportation between cities, sightseeing, and daily breakfast. Plus, you'll have a Local Host® in each city, someone who is there throughout your stays to ensure your holiday runs smoothly and you get the most out of your trip.
Your holiday begins when you arrive in Limerick, where we pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Limerick hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and materials to help you get settled and familiar with the city. The next day, after included breakfast, you'll have the opportunity to take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour to see attractions such as St. John's Cathedral and the Shannon Bridge. The following day, we will transfer you via a chauffeured car/minibus to Killarney, where we've arranged a jaunting car ride through the town and national park to Ross Castle. You'll enjoy splendid views of Ireland's highest mountain range and stop for photographs of the spectacular Lakes of Killarney. You'll also have a full day in Killarney to explore on your own. Perhaps visit Ross Castle, dating from the 15th century; visit Muckross House, a Victorian mansion built in 1843; or take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry for amazing scenery. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions.
Then, it’s off to Dublin via train. We will transfer you from your Killarney hotel to the train station, and we will pick you up at the Dublin train station and transfer you to your hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with materials to help familiarize you with Dublin. The next morning, after included breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel for sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share insider stories around such must-see attractions as St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your tour features the Old Library at Trinity College, where you will see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells.
Finally, we will pick you up at your Dublin hotel and take you to the train station for your travel to Belfast. We will pick you up at the Belfast train station, take you to your hotel, and once again present you with materials so you can begin exploring immediately. In Belfast, we've arranged a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour for you. We've also included tickets to the Titanic Exhibition so you can learn all about the ship’s construction and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.
And did we mention the train travel we've provided is first-class? With the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, the hotels we’ve booked, and the transportation and transfers we've included, all you have to do is sit back and relax. We've handled all the other details, so you do not have the stress, headaches, and hassles of trying to figure out how to get from place to place and what to see once you are there. Be sure to grab your camera and get ready to say "Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!"
Your Monograms holiday package includes a flight with airport transfers from Dublin to London.
Extend your trip to include London (DDE)
- LOCAL HOST SERVICE
and Destination Guides with city maps.
- SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing in Dublin; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
Travel by chauffeured car/minibus Limerick-Killarney; by train Killarney-Dublin-Belfast; transfers to/from train stations.
Personalise your program ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions..
Buffet breakfast daily.
Day by Day
Céad míle fáilte-a hundredthousand welcomes! Arrive in Limerick. Your Local Host will help you maximise your time. This afternoon, your Local Guide will take you on a WALKING TOUR past the Treaty Stone, Bishop's Palace, King John's Castle, and St. Mary's Cathedral to experience the wealth of history and folklore that this lively Irish city has to offer
Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Why not visit the Hunt Museum? Tucked inside a former Custom House, it exhibits an internationally important collection of some 2,000 original works of art and antiquity.
This morning, you will be transferred to Killarney by chauffeured car/minibus.
Start your exploration of Killarney with a funfilled JAUNTING CAR RIDE through the town and the national park to Ross Castle. Enjoy splendid vistas of Ireland's highest mountain range, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, and stop for photographs of the glorious Lakes of Killarney. Your Local Host will have suggestions for the rest of the day.
Enjoy a full day discovering this colourful resort on you own, or you might like your Local Host's suggestion to venture out to Torc Waterfall. From the top of the fall, reached by a winding path, you can take in beautiful views of the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park.
Travel to Dublin by TRAIN (with change at Mallow).
Morning guided sightseeing takes you past St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland; along elegant Georgian squares; and statue-lined O'Connell Street. Look out for the effigy of Oscar Wilde, reclining on a huge granite stone and seemingly without a care in the world; or Molly Malone, commemorating the young woman featured in the local ballad Cockles and Mussels. Finally, visit the Old Library at TRINITY COLLEGE, and see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells. It is testimony to Dublin's literary tradition, dating back over a thousand years, when monks would transcribe the Bible into beautiful manuscripts.
NOTE: Dublin sightseeing might take place on Day 6.
DUBLIN-BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND.
Journey to Belfast by TRAIN (First class). (B)
Enjoy your HOP-ON/HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR, which will take you past all the city's attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queens University, the murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Also included is a ticket to the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.
NOTE: the Hop-On/Hop-Off tickets in Belfast are valid for 48 hours and can be activated on the day of arrival.
A day to discover Belfast at your own pace, or to take one of your Local Host’s suggestions. Why not drop in at the Crown Liquor Saloon, formerly a Victorian gin palace and famous for its intriguing interior?
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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