HAPPY IN Ireland
6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
SHARED ROOM : FROM $1800
or $2100 Private Room
This is an active trip for fun minded people. If you enjoy laughing, dancing, exploring and adventure, then this trip is for you. Bring a family member or friend, but make sure they are fun! Please leave the drama at home and remember this is a happy trip:)
- 6 nights’ accommodation – Dublin x 1, Killarney x 1, Dingle x 2, Ballyvaughan x 1, Bunratty x 1
- Breakfast each morning
- 2 Dinners – first and last night of the tour
- A self-guided tour of the Guinness Brewery
- Bike hire for 1 day
- Tour of Ross castle
- Ferry crossing at Tarbert
- Access to the Cliffs of Moher
- Boat cruise at the Cliffs of Moher
- Visit to Dysert O’Dea’s Castle
- All transfers while on the trip excluding transfers from and to the airport on arrival and departure
- A dedicated local guide for the duration of your trip
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What’s Not Included:
• 4 x evening meals
• Lunches on each day
• Tour of Muckross House
• Transfer from the airport to your hotel on arrival
• Transfer from Bunratty on departure day
• Personal Drinks, any additional activities or transfers, gratuities, medical expenses or additional entrance fees to theatres, parks, museums/visitor centres not outlined in this itinerary, additional travel expenses or waiting time
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Ireland. Transfer from the airport to your hotel on arrival and Transfer from Bunratty on departure day
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included. Personal Drinks, any additional activities or transfers, gratuities, medical expenses or additional entrance fees to theatres, parks, museums/visitor centres not outlined in this itinerary, additional travel expenses or waiting time. Travel insurance and personal spending are travelers responsibility.
Day 1 :
Arrive to Dublin Ireland’s capital city. Make your way to your first accommodation from the airport. After check, in you can relax at your hotel or take some time to explore Dublin on your own before meeting your Guide @2pm for an introduction to the week ahead. You will then pay a visit to the Guinness Brewery for a tour that will show you just what makes this “black stuff” taste so great!! Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour of this well-loved Visitor Centre, pull your own pint & enjoy a terrific view around Dublin from the Gravity Bar. That evening you can enjoy your first meal together as a group.
Meals Included: Dinner
Day 2 :
After breakfast you will be transfer by private coach to Killarney home to the renowned Muckross House and Garden within Killarney National Park. On arrival (approx. 2pm), check in to your accommodation & enjoy a walking tour of the town with your guide before enjoying a free
evening in Killarney.
Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 3 :
Today is “Cycle” day, as you collect your bicycles after breakfast, and then cycle to the impressive 15th century Ross Castle. A tour of this wonderful Castle leaves you full of stories of our ancient Gaelic Chieftains and a way of life long gone,but not forgotten!! Continue your cycle from here,through the magnificent Killarney National Park, visiting Muckross Abbey before reaching Muckrossm House. From here, you can enjoy some time around this beautiful old mansion, visiting the gardens & those who wish can enjoy an optional tour inside
Muckross House. If time & energy allows, continue your cycle around the middle lake of Killarney (Muckross Lake) before returning to Killarney town. From here you will be transferred to Dingle, a small port town on the Dingle Peninsula, known for its rugged scenery, trails, sandy beaches and Fungi the dolphin!! On arrival to Dingle your guide will show you the best pubs and restaurants in Dingle to enjoy traditional Irish food and music.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cycle details – Distance: 21kms. Duration: 2/3 hours (cycle only)
Day 4 :
Today you will take a driving tour of the famous Slea Head so have your swimsuits ready…!!! Travelling along the peninsula you will pass many ancient sites and beautiful beached including Coumeenoole Beach where you can stop for a short walk before returning to Dingle to enjoy the attractive town where there is a terrific array of pubs & fantastic restaurants. There is always the opportunity to enjoy some great Traditional Irish music here. Evening at your leisure with plenty of pub music to choose from.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 :
Today we leave Dingle for the Burren in Co. Clare. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” means a rocky place. This is
an appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed Limestone Pavement. However, it has been referred to in
the past as “Fertile rock” due to the mixture of nutrient rich herb and floral species. Our journey takes us across the ferry at Tarbert before we
reach the magical Cliffs of Moher. Here you can experience the cliffs by foot and spend time in the visitors’ centre. Those who would like can take a short walk along the cliffs. This is a grassy trail, which can be muddy. The area around the visitor center is paved and has some steps. The trail is very close to the exposed cliff edge in places so it is not for the faint hearted!!These impressive cliffs rise 214m above the sea at their highest point and is home to over 30,000 nesting birds during the nesting season. After visiting the cliffs by foot, you will have the opportunity to experience the cliffs from another perspective – by boat. Here you will a cruise along the cliffs by boat before checking into your accommodation in Ballyvaughan. This village offers you the opportunity to spend the evening enjoying the wonderful music and atmosphere of the Irish pub.
Meals included: Breakfast
Total distance – 7 km – grassy, mud and gravel trails with the area around the visitor center being paved and having some steps. The trail is very
close to the exposed cliff edge in places.
Day 6 :
Today you will take a driving tour of the Burren taking in some of its attractions including the Poulnabrone Dolmen and visiting Dysert O’Dea’s Castle. Once completed we will start to make our way to the town of Bunratty home to Bunratty Castle a 15th century “tower house” castle. Tonight you will have the opportunity to dine in the castle at the medieval banquet after being welcomed by the Earl of Thomond’s butler. Enjoy your final meal together in this unique dining experience.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7 :
From Bunratty, you can avail of a great array of transport back to Dublin Airport or Shannon Airport (10min drive) for your onward journey.
Meals included: Breakfast
Terms and Conditions
Group Trip Cancellations.
If YCSMH has to cancel a group trip because a country has closed its borders, everyone will have a choice of receiving a refund or being rolled over to another group trip. The decision to cancel a group trip will be determined by myself and our local guides.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT
If you cancel a booking and cannot find a replacement the FULL deposit amount will be lost from the original person making the reservation.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT – $100 Penalty
If YOU cancel and find your own replacement that “helps” but it doesn’t alleviate the time and effort I must spend to get your replacement up to speed (answer questions and send previous emails). A $100 fee will be charged if you cancel and find your own replacement.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
Full payments for all Happy trips are due 90 days before departure. If you cancel the trip you will not be eligible to receive a refund. You will need to file a claim with your insurance provider. As a rule most tour vendors, charter companies and hotels require full payment 90 days before arrival. Once we have made reservations MOST resorts, Charter companies, rental shops, etc hold YCSMH financially responsible (i.e. we have to pay them, hence we expect YOU to pay us).
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
In the event of a cancellation, YCSMH will gladly help find a replacement but the responsibility to find the replacement is that of the person canceling. If you find a replacement to fill your spot you will be eligible for a full refund minus a $100 fee.
If YCSMH finds you a replacement you will receive a refund minus the trip deposit. As I mentioned there is a considerable amount of time and effort spent to send out emails to your replacement to get them up to speed.
I hope this helps clarify our terms as we all navigate through this post pandemic world. For those of us who are passionate travelers the small inconveniences of testing, insurance and entry requirements are well worth it.
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