6 nights and 7 days at $1700 per person double occupancy or $2000 single supplement. Our HAPPY in Ireland tour will be limited to only 18 guests and feature stays at 4 star bed and breakfasts. The tour begins in Dublin and finishes in Bunratty. This magical Ireland tour is truly one of the most authentic and popular Happy tours we organize. We will travel by private bus and our local Irish guides will insure you experience the best of Ireland. 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:)
Check out what this incredible tour includes!
6 nights’ accommodation including Dublin x 1, Killarney x 2, Doolin X2 and Bunratty X1
Breakfast each morning
2 Dinners - first and last night of the tour
A tour of the Guinness Brewery, Ross Castle & Dunguaire Castle, Bunratty Castle dinner
Bike hire for 1 day
Ghost tour in Killarney
Ferry crossing at Tarbert (Cliffs of Moher)
- All transfers while on the trip excluding transfers to and from the airport
- Local guide for the week.
Whats not included
• 4 x evening meals
• Lunches on each day
• Tour of Muckross House
• Transfer from Bunratty on departure day 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
Day 1: Arrive to Dublin Ireland’s capital city. Avail of a transfer for the airport to your accommodation before enjoying a free afternoon to explore Dublin at your leisure or relax at your hotel
before meeting your Guide @5pm for an introduction to the week ahead. Your guide will brief you on your upcoming holiday and you can enjoy your first meal together as a group.
Meals Included: Dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast 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 Guided Tour of this well-loved Visitor Centre,
pull your own pint & enjoy a terrific view around Dublin from the Gravity Bar. At the end of your tour – you will have a short time to have some food & transfer by private coach to Killarney home to the renowned Muckross House and Garden within Killarney National Park. On arrival (approx. 6pm), check in to your accommodation & enjoy a free evening in Killarney.
Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 3: Today is “Cycle” day, as you collectyour bicycles after breakfast, and then cycle tothe 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 yourcycle from here, through the magnificent Killarney National Park to reach Muckross
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 for some leisure time in this bustling place. You then have some time to get some local fare before meeting at approximately 8pm for a Ghost Tour of Killarney.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cycle details – Distance: 21kms. Duration: 2/3 hours (cycle only)
Day 4: Leaving Killarney you will be transferred to the Dingle Peninsula and have your swimsuits ready...!!! Travelling via the
stunning Inch Beach, you continue to Dingle, a small port town on the Dingle Peninsula, known for its rugged scenery, trails, sandy beaches and Fungi the dolphin!! On arrival you can drop
your luggage at your accommodation and continue onto Coumeenoole Beach for a beautiful sea shore 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.
Overnight: Dingle Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 5: Today we leave Dingle for the Burren in Co. Clare. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning 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. 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. Here you will a cruise along the cliffs by boat before checking into your accommodation in Ballyvaughan. Before heading to our quaint inn we will make a quick stop in Doolin to hopefully listen to some traditional Irish
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6: Before leaving Ballyvaughan you have the opportunity to see the Cliffs by another means – by foot!! Todays walk takes you along the magnificent cliff path allowing you to see the cliffs from another perspective. 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
Hotels we will Use
Lansdowne Hotel Dublin. https://www.lansdownehotel.ie
Abbey Lode Guesthouse, Killarney https://www.abbey-lodge.com
Banbury’s Guesthouse, Dingle https://www.bamburysguesthouse.com
Wild Atlantic Lodge, Ballyvaughan https://www.thewildatlanticlodge.com
Bunratty Courtyard, B&B https://bunrattycourtyard.com
Getting to Ireland
This trip originates in Dublin (DUB) and ends in Bunratty which is 15 minutes by car away from Shannon Airport(SNN) Those of you who wish to leave by taxi to the nearby airport of Shannon can coordinate taxis from our hotel. Those of you who wish to return back to Dublin to catch flights can take a taxi to the Limerick train station. Trains from Limerick to Dublin depart multiple times a day and the journey will take just over 3 hours. Here is a full list of airlines that fly into Dublin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Airport
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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.
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FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT- 60 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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