Wild Atlantic Wanderer

$1,599 Per Person (Twin or Double)

$2,024 Per Person (Single)

 

Highlights:

  • Nights: 3 Tralee, 2 Galway & 1 Co. Cavan Castle.  
  • Tour of Dingle Peninsula & Killarney National Park. 
  • Visit to Cliffs of Moher & Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery. 
  • Visit to Connemara & Kylemore Abbey.
  • Overnight Luxury Castle Stay in Co. Cavan.

Wild Atlantic Wanderer 

6 Nights in Ireland ~ August Thursday 17th – Thursday 24th 2017 

Hotels

 

Inclusions:

  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily (Except Morning of Arrival)
  • 1 Hotel Dinner & 1 Dinner Event with Entertainment
  • Dublin Airport Round-trip Transfer
  • Luxury Air-Conditoned Coach & Driver-Guide Throughout
  • All Taxes, Fees & Service Charges Included

Features: 

  • 3 Nights at the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2017
  • Tour of Dingle Peninsula 
  • Visit to Lakes of Killarney & Muckross House & Gardens
  • Ferry Ride Across River Shannon
  • Visit to Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Exhibition 
  • Conemarra Sightseeing & Visit to Kylemore Abbey
  • Guided Tour of Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery 

Book Now 

To book your space on this exciting tour, click the link below and complete the sign-up sheet.. Please complete this form and you will be contacted shortly afterwards regarding payment details. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at groups@caragrouptravel.com or 617-639-0273.

Full Itinerary 

Thu Aug 17:               Heading for the Emerald Isle

Today we start our journey by flying across the United States and taking an overnight flight across the Atlantic Sea to Ireland.

 

Fri Aug 18:                 Welcome to Ireland 

This morning we will land in Shannon Airport and once you have proceeded through to the arrivals area, you will be met and transferred to your first destination, Co. Kerry, known as ‘The Kingdom’ and one of the most famous and beautiful of Ireland’s 32 counties.

We will journey to the capital town of Co. Kerry and Ireland’s 7th largest town, Tralee, which of course is the home of one of Ireland’s largest and longest running festivals, Rose of Tralee International Festival. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to Tralee, for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and parades, sure to make an action packed few days in Tralee.

Tonight you have the opportunity to attend the Rose Ball (not included – tickets can be purchased from Cara Group Travel). This premier event is a glittering gala event and the first official Festival engagement for the Roses. For those, not attending the Rose Ball – enjoy all that Tralee has to offer from your downtown hotel. Overnight: Benners Hotel, Tralee         

Sat Aug 19:                 Local Sights & Sounds of Kerry

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, we will set out to explore Kerry, famed to contain some of Ireland’s most iconic scenery. Today we will enjoy a scenic day of beautiful beaches and mountains of the Dingle Peninsula dubbed one of “the most beautiful place on earth”. The Dingle Peninsula is one of Ireland’s most rugged Peninsulas with breathtaking views and mysterious huts called ‘clochans’ that line the road built by 7th century monks. It suffered the Vikings, welcomed Hollywood and has its own famous Dolphin called “Fungie”. We will also stop in the small fishing town of Dingle to enjoy its eclectic little fashion and jewelry shops and intimate cozy pubs – an all-round very special place with great atmosphere and you may even hear Irish Gaelic being used fluently.

Following this, we will return to our Tralee Hotel to enjoy the remainder of the evening as you wish. Enjoy the festival events tonight and enjoy the delightful, cozy little pubs with live music and spirited characters found across Tralee at this time of year. Overnight: Benners Hotel, Tralee

 

Sun Aug 20:               The Jewels of Kerry

Once you have had your breakfast, grab your running shoes and register for the ‘Run the Kingdom’ – a 10k run through the streets of Tralee combining a fantastic route with the glamour and atmosphere of the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Roses, their families, locals, first time runners and seasoned athletes are amongst the participants in this spectacular event that combines fun with serious racing!

If running is not your thing, join us as we head out to Killarney National Park, renowned by many as the “Jewel in Kerry’s crown” due to the sheer beauty of the parks, mountains, lakes, islands and flatlands and stretches right to the outskirts of the town of Killarney. A focal point of the park Muckross House and Gardens, a nineteenth century Victorian mansion is set again the stunning beauty of the National Park and close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney’s three lakes, famed worldwide for their splendor and beauty.

Later, we will return to our hotel to enjoy the rest of the evening in Tralee, which has no shortage of establishments to stop for a pint and live entertainment at night. Is it really that surprising the idea for the Rose of Tralee Festival came when a group of local business people met in a local bar? Overnight: Benners Hotel, Tralee

 

Mon Aug 21:              Wondering on the Wild Atlantic Way

Refuel on your breakfast this morning and get set to bid Tralee farewell in search of new adventures in free spirited, artistic and bohemian, Galway, which has an infectious ambience all of its own. From narrow streets alive with activity and Irish culture to amazing landscapes and seascapes – Galway, known as ‘The City of Tribes’ after the 14 family tribes that founded it, has something for everyone to enjoy.

Before reaching Ireland’s third largest city, we will visit the the mighty Cliffs of Moher which stand over 700 feet high at the highest point and range for over 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean. Spectacular views are in abundance at this iconic attraction, on a clear day you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.         

After an exciting day of sightseeing, we will make our way to our Galway Hotel for check-in and to enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish. Galway is a vibrant place, full of life and character in its people thronging its pedestrianized shopping streets or stopping for a famous bite in one of its many cafes and bars. Overnight: The Park House Hotel, Galway

 

Tue Aug 22:               The Wildest West – Connemara  

Fill up on breakfast this morning and prepare to head out and tour “The Wild West of Ireland” Connemara, a wild region of bog land, pristine lakes and mountains which is sparsely populated and the landscape much more open. Because the area is so remote, the Irish language and traditions have survived here and Irish is the first tongue of many of the inhabitants. We will also visit Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle. The dramatic landscape and iconic image of a gothic castle reflected in a Connemara Lake has made Kylemore Abbey world-famous and it is now the largest tourist attraction in the west of Ireland. 

Afterwards, we will return to our Galway Hotel to spend the rest of the evening as you please. Overnight: The Park House Hotel, Galway

 

Wed Aug 23:              Relax & Recovery in Co. Cavan

After a hearty breakfast this morning, we will bid Galway farewell as we embark on a luxurious stay in Cabra Castle in Co. Cavan, known as the ‘Lake Country’ as supposedly there is a lake for every day of the year (including leap years). 

On our way to Cavan, we will take an intriguing detour via Kilbeggan Distillery in Co. Westmeath, the home of traditional Irish whiskey & the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland. Our guided tour today will reveal real artisanal Irish whiskey distilling at its finest where you can hear, smell and taste Kilbeggan® Irish whiskey as it is made today. The perfect marriage of past and present makes Kilbeggan Distillery an authentic Irish experience not to be missed.

Following this, we will reach Cabra Castle, the magnificent 19th century 4 star castle which is set on 100 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and parkland. Enjoy your surroundings before meeting later to share a farewell dinner together. Reflect on the memories, friendships and magic created during your stay in Ireland and toast to a successful trip in the Emerald Isle. Dinner & Overnight: Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan

 

Thu Aug 24:               Homeward Bound…

Pack your bags as we head for the airport where you will board your flight for home. Carry on your photos and memories and bring a bit of the Emerald Isle home with you. ‘The Land of One Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ will be expecting you again soon.

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