Links and Legends (a private tour)

July, 2020
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Outstanding Irish Resorts, Chef Led Dining Experiences, And Tours Of The Iconic Sights

Duration: 7 nights 8 day tour
Dates: July 5th to July 12th 2020
Touring: Ireland
All-Inclusive Tour Cost: $2995 Per Person

Experience the beauty and culture of Ireland on this spectacular tour where we will enjoy the best of Ireland from the Giants Causeway to the Cliffs of Moher and everything in between. Stay in luxurious and unique resorts, dine in chef led restaurants and play golf on one of the best link courses in the world. Enjoy all that is Ireland.

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Couple's Rate

Person 1

Deposit

$299.00Add to cart

Balance

$2,696.00Add to cart

Person 2

Deposit

$299.00Add to cart

Balance

$2,696.00Add to cart

Your prepaid Links and Legends Tour includes the following:

  • All transportation, including airport pickup from Dublin international. 
  • Luxury executive touring coach with a professional & local driver/guide. 
  • All baggage handling tips & fees. 
  • Refreshments and snacks on board the coach while touring. 
  • All entrance fees to various attractions, museums and places of interest including, Giants Causeway Experience with Guide Mark Rodgers, Hillsborugh Royal Palace and Gardens, Saint Patricks Center in Downpatrick, The Belleek Facotry Tour, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, The Cliffs of Moher, The Book of Kells in Trinity College 
  • A welcome luncheon at the historic Fitzpatricks Restaurant in Carlingford. 
  • 3 nights at the luxury Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in The Kingdom of Mourne with full Irish breakfast. 
  • 1 all-inclusive dinner at the Percy French Restaurant in the grounds of the Slieve Donard 
  • 1 all-inclusive luncheon at the historic Hillside in Hillsborough, County Down. 
  • 1 night at the Lough Erne Resort and Spa in Enniskillen 
  • 1 all inclusive dinner experience at the Catalina Restaurant in the Lough Erne  
  • 2 nights at the Twelve Hotel with full Irish breakfast. 
  • 1 all-inclusive dinner at the West Restaurant at the Twelve 
  • 1 all-inclusive dinner and show experience at Dungaire Castle in Kinvarna
  • 1 all-inclusive dinner experience in the Saddleroom Restaurant at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.  
  • 1 night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Dublin airport. 
  • All Taxes. 

     

    Day 1

    Depart Dublin to drive through the Cooley Mountain Peninsula to the Viking town of Carlingford and our welcome lunch at the famous Fitzpatrick’s Irish Pub & Restaurant situated on the coast road, serving superb Irish food in a fun pub setting.

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    After lunch, stroll through Carlingford with its eclectic antique stores, medieval buildings and 12th century King John’s Castle overlooking the harbor and the Lough. From Carlingford, we will then drive into the beautiful Kingdom of Mourne to the wonderful Slieve Donard Resort and Spa at the foot of the Mourne Mountains. Take time to relax in the complimentary spa and swimming pool with a stunning view of the mountains or enjoy an evening stroll by the sea. Welcome to Ireland!

    Day 2

    Today we drive North to the Antrim Coast and to the famous Giants Causeway, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, passing through Belfast as we head north.

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    The causeway rocks are hexagonal shaped columns that dramatically cluster on the wild Irish Sea; and are a spectacular sight. We will meet our guide for the day, Mark Rodgers, a superb local guide whose family have been bringing guests to the causeway for generations. From the causeway will stop to have lunch at the famous Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and have a photo stop at the dramatic Dunluce Castle, perched on the edge of the cliff looking out across the Irish Sea. Take in the dramatic coastline before we head back to the comfortable Slieve Donard Hotel to enjoy dinner together in the fun and relaxing Percy French Restaurant at the Hotel.

    Day 3

    After a wonderful Irish breakfast we depart today for Hillsborough Castle in the picturesque village of Hillsborough.

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    This incredible 18th century manor house is the official Royal Palace in Northern Ireland, showcasing royal art and priceless period furniture. The castle grounds and gardens are also a joy to explore and following our visit, we will enjoy a group lunch in the historic Hillside Restaurant in the village, dating back to 1752.

    For those who are golfing today, our driver will escort the group back to the Slieve Donard Hotel to change and prepare to play at the Royal County Down course. The remaining guests will enjoy afternoon tea with Judith’s family where we will learn about traditional Irish bread making, followed by some fabulous antique shopping in the village of Saintfield, nearby.

    Day 4

    This morning we depart Newcastle for the nearby town of Downpatrick to discover the journey of Saint Patrick.

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    Explore the Saint Patrick’s Center, visit Down Cathedral along with the actual grave of St. Patrick before we drive west to the city of Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland and the ancient Celtic capital to explore its history and enjoy lunch together. From Armagh, we then continue our journey into the west, and the Lough Erne Resort, our next overnight hotel. Our early arrival at Lough Erne will allow time for guests to enjoy a 9-hole golf experience on the championship course or spend an afternoon in the spa. For those interested in visiting the famous Belleek Pottery Factory, which is nearby, our driver will take us to the charming village of Belleek, with time for the pottery tour and shopping.

    Day 5

    Today depart the wonderful Lough Erne resort for Galway, , stopping on the way at Drumcliff Church in County Sligo, the famous resting place of Irish poet WB Yeats.

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    From Sligo, our journey will take us through the stunning Connemara Mountains to the famous Kylemore Abbey. A gorgeous place to visit with a very relaxed atmosphere, and one of the most photographed sites in Ireland! The Abbey is home to the Benedictine nuns and is renowned for its stunning Victorian Gardens and walking trails.

    After enjoying lunch at Kylemore we will continue our journey to Galway and our next overnight stop at the unique and wonderful Twelve Hotel. The Twelve is a privately-owned boutique hotel with incredible Irish food and hospitality and was winner of the 2018 Irish hotel of the year. Relax and unwind before our dinner together in the incredible West Restaurant – an absolute treat!

    Day 6

    After breakfast this morning we depart for the stunning coastal drive through the Burren in County Clare, passing through the City of Galway.

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    The Burren, also known as ‘Rocky land’ in Gaelic, features unique Stoney landscapes that resembles the surface of the moon with the contrasts of the both alpine and rare arctic wildflowers that thrive in the cracks and crevices. In County Clare we will visit the famous Cliffs of Moher, a natural masterpiece with its stunning breathtaking views and on our return journey we will stop at the stunning. Dunguaire Castle to experience the award-winning banquet together in the fully intact 16th century castle. The performance will pay tribute to Irish Poets and classic literary artists from the area such as W. B Yeats, James Joyce, Lady Gregory and George Bernard Shaw. Enjoy!

    Day 7

    Today we depart Galway for Dublin City, driving east and arriving just before lunch time. Our schedule will allow free time for guests to shop in Grafton Street with all of its wonderful stores and street performers…

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    or visit the National Gallery before meeting up as a group to visit Trinity College Dublin and the famous Book of Kells. Tonight, we will dine in the Saddleroom Restaurant in the Shelbourne Hotel, an historic Dublin landmark. A dinner to reflect on a wonderful week of culture, adventure, food and friendship.

    After dinner together, our driver will escort us to the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Dublin airport to prepare for our morning departing flights.

    Day 8

    The location of the Dublin Crowne Plaza makes our airport connections today stress free, with free shuttles that leave every 30 minutes, as we say goodbye to Ireland and return to the United States with a host of memories of the Emerald Isle! – Until next time!