Fairest City Seeker

$1,839 Per Person (Twin or Double)


$2,728 Per Person (Single)

 

Highlights:

  • 7 Nights: 4 Tralee, 3 Dublin.
  • Visit to Blarney Castle & King Johns Castle.
  • Dublin Sightseeing Tour & St. Patrick Cathedral.
  • Visit to Cliffs of Moher & Dingle Peninsula.
  • Visit to Glasnevin Cemetery & Muckross House & Gardens.

Fairest City Seeker

7 Nights in Ireland ~ August Thursday 17th – Friday 25th 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: 

  • 4 Nights at the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2017
  • Visit to the Cliffs of Moher & the Atlantic Edge Exhibition 
  • Tour of the Dingle Peninsula
  • Visit to Muckross House & Gardens in Killarney 
  • Visit to Blarney Castle and Gardens 
  • Visit to King John’s Castle
  • Panoramic Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Visit to Glasnevin Cemetery 

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.

Before reaching Tralee 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.

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: The Meadowlands, 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: The Meadowlands, 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: The Meadowlands, Tralee

 

Mon Aug 21:                          Day Tripping to Cork

Refuel on your breakfast this morning and get set to visit neighboring county, Cork, where it is considered ‘everything good about Ireland can be found’. Cork, glorious by location, is referred by locals as ‘the real capital of Ireland’ so today, we will visit one of its most famed attractions.

We will visit famous Blarney Castle to gain the ‘Gift of the Gab’ with a visit to Blarney Castle. According to Irish folklore, anyone who kisses the stone receives the ability to speak with eloquence, or “The Gift of the Gab. Explore the beautiful grounds and once you have walked up an appetite for shopping, head inside the “Blarney Woolen Mills” – 30,000 square feet of retail space within one of Ireland’s oldest and most authentic woolen mills. 

After an exciting day of sightseeing, we will return to our Tralee Hotel for check-in and to enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish. Tonight you have the option to attend (additional cost) an exciting evening at the Rose of Tralee International Selection, the first of two televised broadcast showcasing the 2017 finalists, or opt to attend the many festival events on the program this evening. Overnight: The Meadowlands, Tralee

 

Tue Aug 22:                           Next Stop…Dublin

Fill up on breakfast this morning and get ready to depart Tralee for it’s the Ireland’s small capital with a huge reputation, Dublin. On route, we will visit King Johns Castle, striking an imposing figure along the banks of the River Shannon and dominating the town of Limerick, this 12th Century castle was built by King John of England and stands as a testament to 800 years of history.  

Afterwards, we will reach one of Europe’s friendliest cities, Dublin, to enjoy one of city’s many restaurants for dinner and you simply can’t visit this city without popping your head inside some of its brilliant pubs! Overnight: Trinity City Hotel, Dublin

 

Wed Aug 23:                          Exploring Dublin’s Fair City

This morning, finish your breakfast and get set to take a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city to see historic buildings like the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street and Trinity College, housing the Book of Kells. We will also see the vast Georgian Squares, such as Merrion Square where Oscar Wilde’s house can still be found (today owned by the American College).

After that introduction to Dublin, get to know the city in your own way. Check out local landmarks like Guinness Storehouse, The Jameson Distillery, Phoenix Park or Trinity College. Enjoy the fantastic nightlife in Dublin and its pub-to-person ratio which is the envy of many cities. Overnight: Trinity City Hotel, Dublin

 

Thu Aug 24:                           Unique Experiences in Dublin

Enjoy your Irish Breakfast this morning before we head out and tour Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum, where more than 1.5 million people have been interred – rich and famous, paupers and politicians, artists, warriors and heroes, all resting side by side in this renowned Victorian Garden Cemetery. Established by Daniel O’Connell as a place where people of “all religions and none” could bury their dead with dignity; the cemetery has grown to become a national monument and is a vital part of the Irish Heritage story.

We will tour the 1916 Exhibition which tells the story of Glasnevin Cemetery and those buried here which is central to the history of the 1916 Rebellion. The full significance of this will be further explored in the 1916 Rising Centenary Exhibition at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. The majority of those killed during the 1916 Easter Rising are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery so hear the stories of those who participated in and witnessed this defining moment in Irish history.

Following this, we will return to the city where you can check out Kilmainham Gaol, Croke Park Stadium or St Stephens Green before meeting up later to toast to our trip to Ireland with a four course Irish dinner, including Irish coffee and an evening of Sparkling Irish Song, Music, Laughter and Dance. This enchanting evening will leave you with memories of Ireland that will remain with you for many years to come. Overnight: Trinity City Hotel, Dublin

 

Sat Aug 26:                             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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