2 Nights Limerick, 3 Nights Killarney, 2 Nights Dublin & 2 Nights Belfast

“Top o’ the mornin’ to ya.” The truth is, most Irish do not say this, but you’ll want to say it on this Monograms Ireland vacation. Why? Because we’ve made your trip to Ireland easy by handling the details for you, so you’ll likely be so happy you’ll want to greet everyone you pass—not just with “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya,” but with “Top o’ the day” and “Top o’ the night.” On this 10-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, transportation between cities, sightseeing, and daily breakfast. Plus, you'll have a Local Host® in each city, someone who is there throughout your stays to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and you get the most out of your trip.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Limerick, where we pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Limerick hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and materials to help you get settled and familiar with the city. The next day, after included breakfast, you'll have the opportunity to take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour to see attractions such as St. John's Cathedral and the Shannon Bridge. The following day, we will transfer you via a chauffeured car/minibus to Killarney, where we've arranged a jaunting car ride through the town and national park to Ross Castle. You'll enjoy splendid views of Ireland's highest mountain range and stop for photographs of the spectacular Lakes of Killarney. You'll also have a full day in Killarney to explore on your own. Perhaps visit Ross Castle, dating from the 15th century; visit Muckross House, a Victorian mansion built in 1843; or take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry for amazing scenery. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions.

Then, it’s off to Dublin via train. We will transfer you from your Killarney hotel to the train station, and we will pick you up at the Dublin train station and transfer you to your hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with materials to help familiarize you with Dublin. The next morning, after included breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel for sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share insider stories around such must-see attractions as St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your tour features the Old Library at Trinity College, where you will see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells.

Finally, we will pick you up at your Dublin hotel and take you to the train station for your travel to Belfast. We will pick you up at the Belfast train station, take you to your hotel, and once again present you with materials so you can begin exploring immediately. In Belfast, we've arranged a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour for you. We've also included tickets to the Titanic Exhibition so you can learn all about the ship’s construction and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.

And did we mention the train travel we've provided is first-class? With the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, the hotels we’ve booked, and the transportation and transfers we've included, all you have to do is sit back and relax. We've handled all the other details, so you do not have the stress, headaches, and hassles of trying to figure out how to get from place to place and what to see once you are there. Be sure to grab your camera and get ready to say "Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!"


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing in Dublin; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation to Ireland includes hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tours in Limerick and Belfast, so you’ll have the opportunity to explore and experience these cities at your own pace.

DAY
1
LIMERICK, IRELAND

Céad míle fáilte—a 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 John’s Castle, and St. Mary’s Cathedral, and lets you 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. Why not visit the Hunt Museum, tucked inside a former Custom House, it exhibits an internationally important collection of some 2,000 original works of art and antiquity.

DAY
3
LIMERICK–KILLARNEY

This morning, you will be transferred 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 splendid vistas of Ireland’s highest mountain range, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, and stop for photographs of the glorious Lakes of Killarney. Your Local Host will have suggestions for the rest of the day.

DAY
5
KILLARNEY

Enjoy a full day discovering this colorful resort on you own, or you might like your Local Host's suggestion to venture out to Torc Waterfall. From the top of the fall, reached by a winding path, you can take in beautiful views of the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park.

DAY
6
KILLARNEY–DUBLIN

Travel to Dublin by TRAIN (with change at Mallow).

DAY
7
DUBLIN

Morning guided sightseeing takes you past St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland; along elegant Georgian squares; and statue-lined O’Connell 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 Dublin’s literary tradition, dating back over a thousand years, when monks would transcribe the Bible into beautiful manuscripts.

NOTE:
Dublin sightseeing might take place on Day 6.

DAY
8
DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

Journey to Belfast by TRAIN (first class).

DAY
9
BELFAST

Enjoy your HOP-ON/HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR, which will take you past all the city’s 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 and can be activated on the day of arrival.

DAY
10
BELFAST

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on April 8, 2018, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Limerick
Killarney
Dublin
Belfast

Limerick Strand Hotel

Ennis Road
Limerick, Ireland

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Attractive 2-story Hotel situated in garden on the banks of the Shannon River, a short walk from city's business & shopping center.

Location & Highlights

In Limerick. Overlooking the Shannon River. Convention Center.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
These light, airy rooms boast large windows that offer views of the shining city skyline. Decoration is both elegant and contemporary in style, the room is innovatively designed to feature generous closet space, ensuring essential amenities to hand.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Dublin
Limerick
Killarney
Belfast

Dublin

Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

Irish pubs and Irish music - the perfect combination on this fun excursion! Led by two talented professional musicians, this lively pub crawl through historic Temple Bar visits the city's most famous pubs and tells the stories behind Irish music and its influences on contemporary world music.

Price Range: $

Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper

Guinness is known the world over - take this opportunity for a guided tour of the brewery, learn of its history, its role in Dublin life and affiliated trades. As well as the tour, enjoy a pint in the Gravity Bar and take in the 360 degree view before enjoying an Irish-themed dinner.

Price Range: $$

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Immerse yourself in Dublin's rich literary heritage and enjoy a few pints along the way on a literary pub crawl through Dublin. This walking tour is a wonderful introduction to Dublin's literary past and exciting pub culture.

Price Range: $

Limerick

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher excursion

An insight into the unique limestone landscape of The Burren followed by a visit to the world famous Cliffs of Moher.

Price Range: $

Killarney

Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head

On this day trip to County Kerry's rugged Atlantic coastline, enjoy some of the country's most beautiful and rugged scenery, along with some of its friendliest hospitality in the quaint fishing village of Dingle.

Price Range: $

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry in the south-west of Ireland is one of the country's most scenic routes taking in beautiful, unspoilt natural environments and picturesque villages. An excursion not to be missed!

Price Range: $

Gap of Dunloe

A jaunting car ride, a cruise on three of the picturesque Lakes of Killarney, and fantastically rugged natural beauty awaits you on this splendid excursion to the Gap of Dunloe.

Price Range: $$

Belfast

Giant's Causeway Tour

Experience the majesty and wonder of Giant's Causeway along the stunning Antrim Coast. What caused the formation of thousands of polygonal columns of layered basalt? Was it the mighty giant, Finn McCool, or Mother Nature herself at work?

Price Range: $

Game of Thrones

Come face to face with some of the stunning scenery and mind-blowing locations featured in HBO's award-winning "Game of Thrones".

Price Range: $

Insider

Dublin

Dublin

Dublin Must See SightsMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Dublin, Ireland. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Your Local Host® will share local Dublin insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Damien is a native of Dublin and a qualified National Tourist Guide. He has been working for the Globus family of brands for more than 15 years and he knows his hometown, as well as the rest of Ireland, inside out.

Chester Beatty Library

This award-winning library and art museum is housed in the 18th century Clock Tower building. It contains the personal collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, a wealthy American miner who bequeathed it to the Irish public. It houses a collection of rare art and religious manuscripts from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Christchurch Cathedral

Formally known as The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, it is the elder of the capital city's two medieval cathedrals, the other being St. Patrick's Cathedral and it has a rare (for Ireland) crypt filled with interesting artifacts.

Dublinia

The Dublinia exhibition covers the formative period of Dublin's history from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in 1170 to the closure of the monasteries in the 1540s. There are many exhibits here which include videos, models and reconstructions. The ground floor houses a large-scale model of Dublin around 1500, a display of artifacts from Wood Quay, and reconstructions.

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

The Hugh Lane Gallery houses exceptional 20th-century art by Irish and European painters, including Francis Bacon, whose studio was transferred from Reece Mews in London in 2001 and provides exciting insight into the artist's life, inspirations, unusual techniques and working methods.

Doheny and Nesbitt Pub

Dublin is filled with over a thousand pubs, most of them fairly noisy and boisterous. If you're looking for a pub where you can actually have a conversation, head to the intimate journalists' haunt of Doheny and Nesbitt on Baggot Street, which dates back to the late 1800s.

Grafton Street

Along this pedestrian street, you'll find some of Dublin's best shopping, street performers and musicians, not to mention the renowned Bewley's Oriental Café. Step in and indulge in freshly brewed coffee and delicious pastries.

IFC (Irish Film Centre)

Independent film buffs will enjoy the two art-house cinemas and comprehensive bookshop in the Temple Bar district. The café/bar/restaurant is worth visiting in its own right, if only to marvel at the award-winning architecture.

James Joyce Museum

Visit the James Joyce Tower, one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon, which now houses a museum devoted to the life and works of the great Irish writer. The tower was also the setting for the first chapter of his masterpiece, Ulysses.

Kilmainham Gaol

Built in 1792, Kilmainham Gaol is Ireland's most famous disused prison. It held throughout the years many famous Nationalists and Republicans in members of the Society of United Irishmen (1798), Young Irelanders (c1840s), Fenians and Land agitators, Parnell, Davitt. The leaders of the 1916 Ester Rising were executed here. Kilmainham Gaol was closed in 1924. This building gives a good insight into the history of Irish Republicanism.

Octagon Bar

This Dublin watering hole in the Clarence Hotel, owned by U2's Bono & The Edge, attracts a nice mix of locals, residents, tourists and the odd celebrity. Take in the relaxed atmosphere while enjoying one of their famous cocktails.

National Gallery of Ireland

The collection includes over 2,500 paintings and some 10,000 other works in different media including watercolors, drawings, prints and sculpture. The gallery's highlights are the Yeats Museum, and works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.

National Museum of Ireland

Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and you are magically transported back in time; a short stroll will take you all the way back to 7,000BC. The new and fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centers on a number of recently found bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age.

Merrion Square

Admire the city's largest square, framed on three sides by beautifully maintained Georgian houses. Oscar Wilde, whose statue reclines on a rock at the north-west corner of the park in the middle of the square, lived at No. 1, W.B. Yeats at No. 82 Merrion Square.

Afternoon Tea at The Lord Mayor's Lounge

Sink into a deep armchair at the Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel, overlooking St. Stephen's Green, for an afternoon of tea and pastries. Even the teabags are special, they are sheathed in fine silk rather than paper or cotton.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick's Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The cathedral is today the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland (Anglican).

The Iveagh Gardens

The Iveagh Gardens is one of the finest and least known of Dublin's park and gardens. Located south of St. Stephen's Green, you will find a beautiful spot secluded from the city noise and bustle. The gardens feature a box hedge maze with sundial, rustic grotto and water cascade, archery grounds and woodlands.

St. Stephen's Green

Take a break in St. Stephen's Green, the inner-city public park, laid out in 1880 at the initiative of Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, a member of the Guinness brewing family. The Victorian park is a sanctuary from the bustle of the city streets with tree lined walks, shrubberies, colorful flowerbeds, herbaceous borders and an ornamental lake. In the summer months you can also enjoy lunchtime concerts.

Temple Bar Area

Immerse yourself in Dublin's cultural quarter! Along its narrow, cobbled streets between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral, you will find many Irish cultural institutions as well as outdoor cafés, hip restaurants, unusual shops and some of the city's best night spots.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on April 8, 2018, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).