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Luxury

Emerald Ireland

Belfast to Dublin
11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULXIR11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Slieve League Cliffs

Be guided by Paddy Clarke, an ex deep-sea fisherman of 20 years and Slieve League Cliffs specialist

Killarney School of Music

Attend this Celtic concert, including instrumental and vocal performances, as well as an Irish dancing demonstration

Ballyowen House

Be greeted by the Lord and Lady and have afternoon tea in the drawing room of this manor that dates back to 1750

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 11 destinations
  • Small Group with no more than 19 other travellers
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusion in Killarney
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • 10 nights staying in unique and authentic accommodation
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • Finest dining - a total of 18 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Europe Map EULXIR11 2018

Belfast to Dublin

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in Belfast by noon, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, visit Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic experience that offers an incredible insight into the story of the Titanic. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Belfast, The Merchant Hotel

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  • Dinner

Head to the Giant's Causeway, a series of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Afterwards, continue to the charming small village of Bushmills, where settled on the banks of the river, you'll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland, the Old Bushmills Distillery. Call into Derry, then later, arrive at your five-star castle set upon a secluded lakeside estate, which is associated with the O'Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal.

Stay: Two Nights: Donegal, Lough Eske Castle

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be guided by Paddy Clarke, an ex deep-sea fisherman of 20 years and Slieve League Cliffs specialist. Gain an incredible insight into life in this rugged and remote region, from the Spanish Armada's arrival in the past to fishing of the present, via his incredible local knowledge. Afterwards, enjoy traditional Irish cuisine at Paddy's unique Ti Linn Cafe, finishing off with an authentic Irish coffee.


Absorb panoramic sea vistas from the Slieve League Cliffs, which contains the tallest sea cliffs in Ireland.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Visit the historic village of Drumcliff, where you will visit the grave site of W.B. Yeats, a prominent Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. Later, continue to picturesque Cong, an island surrounded by a number of streams. Cong was the filming location for John Ford's 1952 Oscar-winning film, The Quiet Man, featuring John Wayne, as well as the home of Sir William Wilde, historian and father to Oscar Wilde. Afterwards, arrive at your stunning rural country retreat.

Stay: Two Nights: Galway, Ballynahinch Castle or Abbey Glen Castle

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Discover Galway's rugged mountains and golden beaches of Connemara. Then explore Kylemore Abbey as you discover its restored rooms and learn about its history.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venture past some of the most fascinating scenery as you pass Burren's karst landscapes of bedrock on your way to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, which stretches along eight kilometres of pristine Atlantic coastline. Dating back at least two thousand years, the name originated from 1st century BC fort that stood where Moher Tower now stands. Call in at Adare, affectionately known as Ireland's prettiest village, before arriving in Killarney.

Stay: Two Nights: Killarney, Europe Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, visit the Killarney School of Music, and attend an exclusive Celtic concert, including instrumental and vocal performances, as well as an Irish dancing demonstration.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy horse riding, a pony and trap ride or relax at the ESPA.


Travel along the Ring of Kerry, where you will stop to capture some stunning scenery. Then you have a choice of sightseeing. After your Signature Experience, enjoy the evening at your leisure.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Ballyowen House, one of the finest remaining examples of neo-Classical Georgian architecture. Experience life in a beautiful old country house that dates back to 1750, as you will be greeted by the Lord and Lady of the manor to have afternoon tea in the exquisite drawing room.


Travel to Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic. Here, you may wish to visit the Titanic Museum. See the Rock of Cashel on the way to Kilkenny, then arrive at your luxurious estate.

Stay: Two Nights: Kilkenny, Mount Juliet Estate

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, tour the Legends Hurling Museum and gain insight into Gaelic games played in Ireland. You will also see O’Loughlin Gaels Stadium and learn about the 3,000-year-old Celtic tradition of Gaelic football. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a round of golf, enjoy a soothing spa treatment, try your hand at lake fishing, embark on a walk through the woodlands or ride a bike through the glorious estate.

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  • Breakfast

Farewell Kilkenny as you make your way to your final destination, Dublin. Along the way discover the Wicklow region with a stop in historic Avoca, which has been a popular filming location for several films and television series, including the BBC's Ballykissangel. Arrive in Dublin and be guided on a unique walking tour that brings to life the 1916 Rebellion. Later this evening, sit down to a delicious Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Dublin, Brooks Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Lough Eske Castle

Arrive at your five-star castle set upon a secluded lakeside estate, which is associated with the O'Donnell Clan

Mount Juliet Estate

Mount Juliet was a family home until 1989 and remains one of Ireland’s finest country houses to date

Europe Hotel and Spa

Stay at this superb five-star hotel in Killarney, beautifully located overlooking the world-famous Lakes of Killarney

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.