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Luxury

Emerald Ireland

Dublin Return
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULXIR12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

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.

Shankill Castle

Visit Shankill Castle and be shown around by Geoffrey and Elizabeth Cope, who will offer an insight into the local history.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in Killarney
  • Luxury dining - a total of 17 meals
  • Expert tour director
  • 11 nights authentic accommodation
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities
  • EULXIR12 - 2020 season runs for 12 days

Map & Itinerary

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Dublin Return

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 Dublin for the start of your Irish adventure. We will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Tonight, get to know everyone at a welcome reception.

Stay: Dublin, Brooks Hotel

Travel to Northern Ireland’s Belfast in the United Kingdom and visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic experience that offers an incredible insight into the story of the ship. Tonight, enjoy 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. Call into Derry and take in its rich history from the Siege of Derry to the Battle of the Bogside. 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. Here, savour dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Donegal, Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Absorb panoramic sea vistas from the Slieve League Cliffs, which contains the tallest sea cliffs in Ireland. Be guided by local resident 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 to help you through the day.


Enjoy your Signature Experience at the Slieve League Cliffs. The afternoon is yours to explore.

Daily :
  • 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. Continue to Ballina and visit the family-owned boutique Connacht Irish Whiskey Distillery, which sits on the banks of the beautiful River Moy. Here, gain an insight into the unique distillation and barrel-age methods adopted in this rural environment that produce a refined taste.

Stay: Two Nights, Ballina, Mount Falcon Estate

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take a morning drive through County Mayo, teeming with natural ancient beauty. Back at your hotel, watch on in awe as you take in a falconry display.

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  • Breakfast

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. Call in at Adare, affectionately known as Ireland’s prettiest village, before arriving in Killarney.

Stay: Two Nights, Killarney, Europe Hotel & Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Get set for an evening of fun at the Killarney School of Music, and attend an exclusive Celtic concert, including incredible instrumental and vocal performances, as well as an Irish dancing demonstration guaranteed to have you clapping along.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy horse riding, a pony and trap ride or relax at the ESPA. Then travel along the Ring of Kerry, where you will stop to capture some stunning scenery.


You have a choice of sightseeing. Then travel along the Ring of Kerry, where you will stop to capture some stunning scenery. Later, enjoy your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Pay a visit to Shankill Castle, home to Geoffrey and Elizabeth Cope since 1991. Elizabeth, an artist and Geoffrey, a historian, will share with you their insights into the local Irish history, the creative people they have hosted in their home for the past 25 years and the hardships involved in reviving a castle in the present day.


Travel to Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic. Here, you may wish to visit the Heritage Centre. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience, then see the Rock of Cashel on the way to Kilkenny, then arrive at your estate. Dinner this evening is served in a fine Michelin star restaurant.

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 experience, 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

Small group discovery

Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.

Mount Juliet Estate

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

Unique and authentic stays

Your hand-picked accommodation offers the perfect blend of luxurious, unique and authentic properties.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible