Trifecta Trips is pleased to present you with the following quote for your accommodations!
14 Nights on the Great Emerald Isle, Aug 6 - 20, 2017
- Roundtrip Airfare* (we can book as part of the package, or separately)
- Economy Car Rental
- Hotel Accommodations
Total: ~$1525 per person, including taxes, fees, and (*not including insurance -- see bottom)
- Depart Boston Aug 6, Arrive Dublin Aug 7
- Dublin - 2 Nights - Aug 7 - 9
- Belfast - 2 Nights - Aug 9 - 11
- Galway - 5 Nights - Aug 11 - 15
- Killarney - 2 Nights - Aug 16 - 18
- Kilkenny - 12 Nights - Aug 18 - 19
- Depart Dublin & Arrive Boston Aug 20
Aug 7 - Arrive Dublin & Explore
Welcome to Dublin, a cosmopolitan city steeped in history. Today Dublin blends its colorful history with a vibrant, modern outlook and surprisingly rich nightlife. Enjoy a hop on/ hop off city bus tour to familiarize yourself with the major landmarks. Top sites include renowned Guinness Storehouse, Old Jameson Distillery, endless pubs and restaurants, the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and countless more.
Hotel: 3 Star Hotel in Downtown Dublin
Aug 9 - Head to Belfast, Northern Ireland
The capital of Northern Ireland, the birthplace of the Titanic, and home to many of the Game of Thrones best filming locations. Top sites in the area include The Titanic Belfast Experience; a dramatic, innovative and exciting presentation of the real story of the Titanic, Giant's Causeway, Bushmill's Distillery, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and numerous famous castles and vistas featured in Game of Thrones, Braveheart, and other famous films.
Hotel: 3 Star Hotel or Airbnb
Aug 11 - Head to Galway
Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Here, we'll meet up with your Aunt, relax for 5 nights, and explore the surrounding area. Top sites include a day trip to the Aran Islands, The Cliffs of Moher, and exploring the nearby sites along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Hotel: Either with your Aunt or at an Airbnb in town.
Aug 16 - Head to Killarney
Killarney is a town on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. It’s a stop on the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, and the start and finishing point of the 200-km Kerry Way walking trail. The town's 19th-century buildings include St. Mary’s Cathedral. Across the bridge from the cathedral is Killarney National Park. Victorian mansion Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms sits in the park. This is where we'll explore the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and the Blasket Islands.
Hotel: Local Bed & Breakfast
Aug 18 - Head to Kilkenny
The town has deep religious roots and many well-preserved churches and monasteries, including imposing St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey Dominican priory, both from the 13th century. It's also a crafts hub, with shops along its winding lanes selling pottery, paintings and jewellery. Rur route back to Dublin takes us through the beautiful and dramatic Wicklow Mountains, travelling through heather-clad hills, lush vegetation, rocky foothills and delightful glens.