Tour OverviewThe Irish have a famous blessing, "May good luck be with you wherever you go. And your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow." On this 13-day vacation, luck will definitely be with you. Why? Because Monograms has handled all your travel details for you, and what could be luckier than that? In fact, we�ve arranged your hotel reservations in Limerick, Killarney, Dublin, Belfast, and London; sightseeing; daily breakfast; transportation between cities; and intra-vacation transfers. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host�, a local expert in each city that will help you feel at home and help your vacation be all you want it to be.Your vacation begins as soon as you arrive in Limerick, Ireland, where your Local Host will greet you with an Irish smile and a destination guide to familiarize you with the city. We�ve arranged for you to have a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour, so you can experience this great city at your own pace. Similarly, we�ve arranged for a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour in Belfast, a perfect way to see Belfast and its many attractions. We�ve also included a ticket to see the enthralling Titanic Exhibition, where you�ll learn all about this famous ship and its ill-fated maiden voyage. In Killarney, we�ve included a fun-filled jaunting car ride through the town and its national park. On your journey to Ross Castle, built in the 15th century, you�ll enjoy spectacular views of Ireland�s highest mountain range and the breathtaking Lakes of Killarney. In Dublin and London, we�ve arranged for you to enjoy guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who can share the cities� histories and inside stories like only a local can! In Dublin, you�ll visit Trinity College to see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells, and you�ll see must-see attractions such as St. Patrick�s Cathedral, Ireland�s largest church. In London, we�ll take you to see the iconic landmarks, such as Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Piccadilly Circus; and Big Ben. We�ll also take you inside St. Paul�s Cathedral, where Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married, and we�ll take you to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.You�ll have a full free day in Limerick, Killarney, and London to explore on your own. You may want to participate in optional excursions, such as an excursion from Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher, the world-famous cliffs rising 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views; from Killarney to the Ring of Kerry, with some of Ireland�s most spectacular scenery, picturesque villages, and panoramas of the magnificent MacGillycuddy�s Reeks mountain range; and from London to mysterious and fascinating Stonehenge. You may want to explore St. Mary�s Cathedral in Limerick, founded in 1168 and the city�s oldest and most historic building; take a boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney and explore Muckross Abbey, founded in the 15th century by the Franciscans; or discover the British Museum in London, with an immense collection of world art and artifacts. You may want to indulge in a drink at a local pub in each city on this vacation. Your Local Hosts will be available to help you plan your free time and arrange activities for you. On this vacation package, we�ve also included your transportation and intra-vacation transfers. We�ll transfer you via chauffeured car/minibus from Limerick to Killarney. We�ve also included first-class train travel from Killarney to Dublin and from Dublin to Belfast (including transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations). Finally, we�ve arranged your travel from Belfast to London by air, as well as your transfers to/from the airports. We�ve made traveling seamless and easy for you-not to mention the sightseeing and guides we�ve arranged, the breakfast we�ve included, and the hotels we�ve reserved! Just be sure to grab your camera so you can capture this fantastic vacation!Included Features:Guided sightseeing in Limerick, Dublin and London; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
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Itinerary Overview2 Nights Limerick, 3 Nights Killarney, 2 Nights Dublin, 3 Nights Belfast & 3 Nights London
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Day 1 LIMERICK, IRELAND. Cad mle filtea hundred-thousand welcomes! Arrive in Limerick (nearest airport is Shannon). Your Local Host will help you maximize your time. This afternoon, your Local Guide will take you on a WALKING TOUR past the Treaty Stone, Bishop's Palace, King Johns Castle, and St. Mary's Cathedral to experience the wealth of history and folklore that this lively Irish city has to offer.
Day 2 LIMERICK. Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Your Local Host might have suggestions for you, like a visit to the Frank McCourt Museum, a vivid reconstruction of the author's childhood home, as depicted in his Pulitzer Prize winning Angelas Ashes, or you could take a relaxing stroll through the Peoples Park.
Day 3 LIMERICKKILLARNEY. This morning, travel to Killarney by chauffeured car/minibus.
Day 4 KILLARNEY. Start your exploration of Killarney with a fun-filled JAUNTING-CAR RIDE through the town and the national park to Ross Castle. Enjoy the splendid vistas of Irelands highest mountain range, MacGillycuddys Reeks, and stop for photographs of the glorious Lakes of Killarney.
Day 5 KILLARNEY. Enjoy this colorful resort on your own today, or take up one of your Local Hosts suggestions. A stroll through Killarney National Park and a cup of tea in the Deenagh Lodge Tearoom, which dates back to 1834, or a visit to St. Marys Cathedral, used as shelter during the Great Famine and home to an impressive collection of stained-glass windows.
Day 6 KILLARNEYDUBLIN. Travel to Dublin by TRAIN (with change at Mallow).
Day 7 DUBLIN. Morning guided sightseeing takes you past St. Patricks Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, along elegant Georgian squares, and statue-lined OConnell Street. Look out for the effigy of Oscar Wilde, reclining on a huge granite stone and seemingly without a care in the world; or Molly Malone, commemorating the young woman featured in the local ballad Cockles and Mussels. Finally, visit the Old Library at TRINITY COLLEGE, and see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells. It is testimony to Dublins literary tradition, dating back over a thousand years, when monks would transcribe the Bible into beautiful manuscripts. In the evening, you might like to take a guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse and sample some of the Black Stuff.NOTE:Dublin sightseeing might take place on Day 6.
Day 8 DUBLINBELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Journey to Belfast by TRAIN (first class).
Day 9 BELFAST. Your HOP-ON/HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR will take you past all the citys attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queens University, the murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Also included is a ticket to the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.NOTE:The Hop-On/Hop-Off ticket in Belfast is valid for 48 hours.
Day 10 BELFAST. Belfast is all yours to discover and your Local Host will help you with ideas. Why not follow the famous story of Irish emigration at the Ulster American Folk Park, where history comes to life?
Day 11 BELFASTLONDON, ENGLAND. Travel to London by AIR on selected flights.
Day 12 LONDON. Morning guided sightseeing includes all of Londons famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehalls mounted horseguards; the Prime Ministers Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAULS CATHEDRAL. Sir Christopher Wrens masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of Londons skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.
Day 13 LONDON. Enjoy a leisurely day on your own; your Local Host will be pleased to help you make plans. You might want to try authentic English Afternoon Tea at one of the exclusive hotels, consisting of finely cut sandwiches, warm scones with jam and clotted cream, delicate pastries, and freshly brewed tea.
Day 14 LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Tour Dates & Pricing
- Sunday April 5th, 2020 - Saturday April 18th, 2020
- Sunday April 12th, 2020 - Saturday April 25th, 2020
- Sunday April 19th, 2020 - Saturday May 2nd, 2020
- Sunday April 26th, 2020 - Saturday May 9th, 2020
- Sunday May 3rd, 2020 - Saturday May 16th, 2020
- Sunday May 10th, 2020 - Saturday May 23rd, 2020
- Sunday May 17th, 2020 - Saturday May 30th, 2020
- Sunday May 24th, 2020 - Saturday June 6th, 2020
- Sunday May 31st, 2020 - Saturday June 13th, 2020
- Sunday June 7th, 2020 - Saturday June 20th, 2020
- Sunday June 14th, 2020 - Saturday June 27th, 2020
- Sunday June 21st, 2020 - Saturday July 4th, 2020
- Sunday June 28th, 2020 - Saturday July 11th, 2020
- Sunday July 12th, 2020 - Saturday July 25th, 2020
- Sunday July 19th, 2020 - Saturday August 1st, 2020
- Sunday July 26th, 2020 - Saturday August 8th, 2020
- Sunday August 2nd, 2020 - Saturday August 15th, 2020
- Sunday August 9th, 2020 - Saturday August 22nd, 2020
- Sunday August 16th, 2020 - Saturday August 29th, 2020
- Sunday August 23rd, 2020 - Saturday September 5th, 2020
- Sunday August 30th, 2020 - Saturday September 12th, 2020
- Sunday September 6th, 2020 - Saturday September 19th, 2020
- Sunday September 13th, 2020 - Saturday September 26th, 2020