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Irish Wonder

Operated by: CostSaver

8 Days from $1,260 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Ireland Green Pasture Wonders Of Ireland Nature

Countries Visited

Ireland, Northern Ireland ...more Ireland, Northern Ireland

Locations Visited

Dublin, Knock, Ballina, Belleek, Donegal, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Blarney ...more Dublin, Knock, Ballina, Belleek, Donegal, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Blarney
  1. Day 1 Arrive Dublin – sightseeing (1 Night)

    Ireland’s 'fair' capital kick-starts your exhilarating encounter with the 'Emerald Isle'. After check-in, don’t resist the youthful energy of Dublin and take to its streets in search of its characteristic craic. You’ll join your Local Specialist later for a sightseeing tour which includes views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College. Tap into Dublin’s effervescent spirit and head to Temple Bar or Grafton Street on your own this evening. There’s a colourful pub on every corner, with happy locals and tourists spilling out on to the pavements. You could be one of them. Sláinte!

    hotel Maldron Newlands Cross
  2. Day 2 Dublin – Boyle – Knock – Ballina (2 Nights)

    It seems almost impossible that a place as arrestingly beautiful as Ireland exists, but it does. Its famous countryside glows green and gold as you venture west, every turn in the road revealing yet another magnificent view. There’s no better way to admire this enchanting scenery than on an Optional Experience cruise along the Shannon River, the longest river in the British Isles. Later, view the ruins of the 12th-century Boyle Abbey before arriving in Knock. It was here in 1879 that villagers witnessed an apparition of Our Lady and today pilgrims the world over visit the village’s Marian Shrine. Later, head to your hotel in Ballina where you’ll dine tonight. Maybe opt to join in a chorus or two at a cosy pub with the locals.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Twin Trees
  3. Day 3 Belleek (Northern Ireland) – County Donegal excursion

    Cross the border into Northern Ireland this morning for a visit to the Belleek Pottery Centre. Its elegant fine porcelain has been gracing dining tables all over the world for over a century and you’ll have an opportunity to buy a Shamrock-adorned memento for yourself during your visit. Head to Donegal next where you’ll view its 15th-century castle. See the self-penned epitaph on his simple headstone urging the horseman to 'pass by'. Then continue past the harbour town of Mullaghmore, before returning to your hotel in Ballina.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Twin Trees
  4. Day 4 Ballina – Westport – Galway – County Limerick (2 Nights)

    Discover why Westport on Ireland’s west coast justifiably earns its title as Ireland’s most liveable town. It certainly is one of the prettiest as you’ll see first-hand when you travel through it and the breathtaking coastal landscape of Connemara, captured in John Wayne’s acclaimed 'The Quiet Man'. Visit Galway next to see the cathedral and a stroll around Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Our orientation drive through Limerick includes views of the city’s medieval-era St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John's Castle. Tonight you can dine like lords and ladies at a medieval banquet Optional Experience in the great hall of a castle. A court jester and the castle’s musicians will keep you entertained in the manner to which you’ve become accustomed. More mead, anyone?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Castle Oaks House
  5. Day 5 Cliffs of Moher excursion

    Peer over the edge of the emerald-topped cliffs to the crashing waves of the Atlantic below. The rugged and wild Cliffs of Moher have been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason. Spot the curious colourful-beaked puffins that have settled along this western coast and visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher exhibition, before continuing to Limerick, where the rest of your day is free. Take a step back to the 19th century with an Optional Experience to Bunratty Folk Park exploring its village dotted with thatched cottages and the 15th-century castle.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Castle Oaks House
  6. Day 6 County Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Tralee (1 Night)

    Leave Ireland’s first 'City of Culture' behind for a journey across stunning landscapes in the wild west. Keep your camera at hand as your scenic drive around the 'Ring of Kerry' passes colourful villages, deserted beaches and quiet fishing harbours. Later arrive in Tralee in County Kerry, where the Rose of Tralee International Festival attracts Irish women from around the world to compete for the crown of 'Rose'. You’re in for a spectacular performance of Irish music, song and dance performed by champion dancers and musicians should you choose to join this evening’s Optional Experience.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Earl of Desmond
  7. Day 7 Tralee – Blarney – Dublin (1 Night)

    Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab' on your visit to Blarney Castle this morning. Then it’s time to return to Dublin where you’ll put your silver tongue to good use during an evening optional dinner and Irish show that will have your toes tapping and taste buds craving another round of Irish coffee. It will be time well spent with new friends after a memorable holiday.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Clayton Leopardstown
  8. Day 8 Depart Dublin

    And just like that your enchanting exploration of the 'Emerald Isle' has come to an end. You’ve seen ancient churches, castles and towering cliffs, had your fair share of the craic and seen beautiful landscapes that many only encounter in pictures. All that’s left is to say a fond slán go fóill as you prepare for your return journey home. Find out more about your available transfers at costsavertour.com/transfers.

    meals Breakfast
Irish Wonder Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • City orientation tours
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Dining Summary

  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Dinner (D)

Essentials

  • : With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • : View the Cistercian Abbey
  • : Visit the pilgrimage site
  • : Visit the Belleek Pottery Centre
  • : Visit this picturesque area
  • : See Galway Cathedral and view Eyre Square
  • : View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre
  • : View King John's Castle and see St. Mary's Cathedral
  • : Admire a dramatic landscape of remote beaches, pretty villages and a rugged coastline along one of Ireland's most scenic drives
  • : Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • : City orientation tours
  • : Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • : Variety of Optional Experiences

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Sligo

Available on Day 2

Luxurious River Shannon Cruise

The longest river in Ireland, the River Shannon is immortalized in songs and legends. Come with us for a cruise on this majestic river to discover its beauty with your own eyes, traveling through the scenic countryside of counties Leitrim and Roscommon. You’ll also enjoy refreshments on the luxurious Moon River Pleasure Cruiser.
Adult Price: € 33

Ballina

Available on Day 2

Irish Traditions and Song

Enjoy famous Irish hospitality in a cozy local pub, making your travel dreams a reality as you experience the folk tradition. Kick back with a pint or drink of your choice while the locals sing classic songs and play music for you to enjoy.
Adult Price: € 27

Available on Day 3

Fine Dining in a Stately Home

Treat yourself to a unique travel experience, with an evening of fine dining in a classic Irish setting. We’ll travel by coach to an award-winning restaurant in a quirky 19th Century neo-gothic manor, where you’ll be served authentic, locally sourced food in an elegant setting.
Adult Price: € 56

Limerick

Available on Day 4

Medieval Castle Banquet

Enjoy a unique holiday experience you won't soon forget, as we travel to the stunning Great Hall of an Irish castle to enjoy a banquet and watch medieval entertainment. The court jester will be sure to make an appearance, as will the caste's musicians and the ladies and gentlemen of the medieval court – making for one truly memorable evening.
Adult Price: € 77

Available on Day 5

Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

Join us for a tour of the 15th Century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. Led by your Local Specialist, you'll experience an Ireland of the past as you venture out through the folk park to explore thatched cottages and smoky turf fires, uncovering how the other half lived. In the village, enjoy free time to check out quaint shops and relax in the local tearoom.
Adult Price: € 23

Killarney

Available on Day 6

Celtic Steps

Travel is all about immersing yourself in local culture – and no tour of Ireland is complete until you've experienced the thrill of a spectacular Irish music, song and dance show. Watch in awe as champion dancers and musicians showcase the authentic culture of Kerry and beyond. This is an unforgettable evening!
Adult Price: € 36

Dublin

Available on Day 7

Dublin Dinner and Irish Show

Take your tour of Ireland to the next level, with an evening of fine food and toe-tapping fun in the vibrant city of Dublin. Watch as Ireland’s history unfolds before your eyes with comedy, song and dance in an interactive Irish Show. After indulging in a delicious dinner, you’ll top off the evening with a quintessential travel experience: drinking an Irish Coffee.
Adult Price: € 72

Dinner in Dublin City

Famous for its heritage buildings and authentic local culture, Dublin is a charm-filled city for travelers to explore – and what better way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Irish capital than with an evening in one of the most locally loved restaurant-pubs? You'll enjoy dinner and experience the charming hospitality for which this part of the world is known.
Adult Price: € 51

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Consetta Uchida
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Service
I booked with a friend and the lady was very helpful and made the process very simple. She had answers to every question we asked. The whole process was a pleasure
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you found our Travel Specialists helpful and that you had a fabulous trip to Ireland. We hope you came home with lifelong memories. Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Vacation
Wonderful trip. So many wonderful sites. Our guide was fantastic. Liam was full of information and fun and kindness. Perfect mix for a great vacation
Karen Santel
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Service
Bernard, our tour director, and Aidan , our bus driver were excellent. We had so much fun and every day was packed with amazing sights. I would recommend this tour to others! My family loved it!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so excited that you and your family enjoyed exploring the Emerald Isle on your Irish Wonder tour. It's certainly an amazing place to visit and learn about. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Vacation
Every day was packed with amazing sights and we got to explore all over the country.
Alice Hall
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Service
They were always helpful when we asked questions on the phone and they got us great airline transferss
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are thrilled you enjoyed your Irish Wonder tour. It sounds like you had a fabulous time. So happy we were able to help you arrange everything. Happy Travels!
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Vacation
Love the tour guide and our driver. All the sites were wonderful. Great trip!
Trusted Customer
Friday, May 20, 2022
Service
The trip was great fun! We loved our guide! Two of the hotels could have been better.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your honest feedback and will share that with our partners in Ireland. Thank you!
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Vacation
Two of the hotels were unprepared for us.
Ann Brienzo
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Service
Michelle was really great. We had to rebook twice due to COVID and she took care of everything including flight schedules. She was very good about returning phone calls and emails.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy that you finally got to take this trip and it all went smoothly. Thank you for sharing your comments. We will be sure to pass them on to Michelle.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Vacation
James was a wonderful tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny and very organized. Aidan was a fantastic driver. He impressed us all with his ability to navigate very narrow streets! I can’t believe how much we saw in just one week. Ireland was beautiful, the people were friendly, and I can’t wait to go again.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Service
The tour itself was amazing however my get tour agent did not book a direct flight when They could have.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Ireland. The airlines have been changing and reducing flight schedules for for the past several months. We always book the most direct flights available at the time of booking your trip but often the nonstop options do coincide with our tour dates.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Vacation
The vacation was great!! I loved my experience; however I wish they'd find more traditional experiences as well as foods in the area.
Monica Stein
Friday, November 8, 2019
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while working with my GET Travel Specialist - he made me feel very comfortable with my vacation plans and helped throughout the booking experience with ease. Since i was traveling alone, he made sure I had all the info I needed before I left for Ireland. I will use GET for all my traveling from now on. These folks were better and far more informational than my local travel agent. They truly are the best at what they do.
Vacation
I traveled to Ireland [Solo] but on a group tour of about 40. [Irish Wonder] I had the time of my life - meet some wonderful people from all over the world and got to see the most amazing scenery and seascapes that one could only imagine. Our Travel Director [Cerrie H.] was so fun,entertaining and very informative!! She made sure everyone was comfortable and happy during our 8 day journey. Our Coach Driver [Aiden] was also terrific and could maneuver that big bus like a BOSS thru the small villages we visited. I couldn't seem to get enough Castles visits - and we saw and toured several !! The Cliffs of Moher was definitely my favorite along with the Dingle Peninsula & Galway. The Emerald Isle is a must see even if you don't have any Irish running thru your veins!
Ed Zanghi
Monday, October 28, 2019
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Service and trip was great and worth every penny. Disappointed with the AON travel insurance we purchased thru GET, request from another insurance company Not AON. Original flight was cancelled due no crew available and AON refused to cover due to not being weather or mechanically related. ( We lost 2.5 days which GET refunded! )
Vacation
Great tour director Carrie and fantastic bus driver! Carrie was very knowledgeable, and Adian kept us going and safely on the road.
Charles Howton
Monday, October 7, 2019
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Excellent personal service and very good follow up. Very professional and helpful with questions. Thank you.
Vacation
Everything great and as expected. Very good optional experiences. Excellent travel director — very knowledgeable.
Edward Zanghi
Sunday, September 15, 2019
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GET put together a great tour of Ireland that had an excellant Tour Director (Cerri) & Bus Driver (Adian), that brought us into places we would have never thought of going ourselves. It was great to sit back and enjoy the beautiful country side, and listen to stories that made the history of this country. They say tht there are 37 shades of green in Ireland, Get made it possible for us to see them all!
Vacation
Great bang for the buck! Disappointed with American Airlines. They cancelled flight and we missed first 2.5 days of our tour. Glad we took out the insurance plan, hoping to get some $$$$ back that we lost in out of pocket and catching up with our tour. Recommend in future if taking a tour 1) take the Insurance...2) plan in a few days in the front of the vacation in case of delays occur!
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