DPP Travel

DPP Travel

Brendan - Ireland 2022 - BV270649

Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 5, 2022
Ireland
 

What is included in this trip?

Private driver/guide 

Airport transfers

Tours

·         Winterfell CastleTour

·         The Dark Hedges

·         Belfast City Tour

·         Giants Causeway Visitor Center

·         Galway Food Tour

·         Cliffs of Moher Cruise

·         King John's Castle

·         Blarney Castle

·         English Market

·         House of Waterford Crystal

·         Jameson: The Whiskey Shakers

·         EPIC Immigration Museum

·         Irish National Stud and Gardens

 

Luxury Accommodations

·         Brooks Hotel 2 nights (First and last)

·         Europa Hotel (2 nights)

·         Hudson Bay Hotel (1 night)

·         Bunratty Castle Hotel (1 night)

·         Montenotte Hotel (2 nights)

·         Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel (2 nights)

Nine breakfasts

1 Dinner

·         Pub Dinner-Durty Nellys

 

FULL ITINERARY DETAILS

Brooks Hotel

+353 1 670 400

62 Drury Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, D02 TV06, Ireland

Sept 26-27 (1 night) Full Breakfast

Tuesday, September 27th

Winterfell Castle Tours
Just 40 minutes from Belfast, the Winterfell Castle and Demesne is an iconic port-of-call for Game of Thrones fans.
Meet the real-life direwolves (more dog than the wolf!), explore iconic filming locations on a self-guided bike tour, including the tower window where Bran Stark was pushed, the Winterfell crypt, and the courtyard that's synonymous with bloodshed for its part in the Red Wedding.
Dress up in character, too, enjoying archery or an ax-throwing session in the spot where Jon, Robb, and Bran shot arrows in the replica Winterfell archery range.

Europa Hotel

+44 28 9027 1006

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP, U.K.

September 27-29 (2 nights)

Wednesday, September 28th

Belfast City Tour

Meet a Local Specialist for a living history tour that takes you through the landmarks that have played their part in the city's colorful development. During the tour, you will see many prominent city features, including City Hall, Queens University, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, and Albert Clock.

 

The Dark Hedges

The Stuart family planted this beautiful avenue of beech trees in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. The iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO's epic series Game of Thrones, representing the King's Road.

Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre

With the legendary handiwork of giant Finn McCool and an impressive rock structure forged from fire, the Giant's Causeway is a dramatic basalt structure that has inspired writers and artists worldwide. A focal point as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, learn about the history of the Giant's Causeway in the state-of-the-art visitor centre. Enjoy stories of science and legend in the exhibition.

Thursday, September 29th

Breakfast at hotel

 

Hudson Bay Hotel

+353 90 6442000

Roscommon Road Co Westmeath

Athlone IE

Friday, September 30th

Breakfast at hotel

Galway Food Tour

The perfect mix of vibrancy and quiet charm, Galway is a coastal town on the west of Ireland where locals and tourists mix to make unforgettable memories.

Galway is a thriving, bohemian, and cultural city. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colorful shop facades, and busy café/bar culture.

We'll make the most of our time here by taking a Foodie tour. Galway has an impressive repertoire of gourmet food and drink. We'll meet artisanal producers and sample produce from around the globe, try drinks and tasters from different eateries, all while enjoying Galway's standout sense of calm and frivolity.

Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Experience breath-taking views from below with a one-hour exploration of the Cliffs of Moher and its surrounding climes. Begin your journey at the picturesque Doolin Pier with a tumbling view of the Cliffs itself, The Aran Islands, and the sprawling limestone megalith of the Burren. Alongside expert guides and commentary, you'll witness natural wonders with dolphins, seals, puffins, and basking sharks, before circling back to see Ireland's largest seabird colony at the Great Sea Stack.
On your trip back to the pier, you'll pass the Aill na Searrach, a notorious surfing spot, and the sea cave where parts of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were filmed.

Durty Nellys Dinner

Durty Nelly's can genuinely be described as one of Ireland's landmark pubs. Nestling in the shadow of the magnificent Bunratty Castle, perhaps the most considerable single charm of Nelly's is the fact that it's a meeting place for both locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight.

Bunratty Castle Hotel

+353 61 478 700

Bunratty, Bunratty West, Clare, Ireland

Saturday, October 1st

Breakfast at hotel

King John's Castle

Visit King John's Castle - a mighty fortress with a dramatic history and over 800 years of stories within its walls, which will be all brought to life in a stunning exhibition. Enjoy the sights and sounds of medieval Limerick as you stroll through the visitor centre.

 

Montenotte Hotel

+353 21 453 0050

Mardyke, Cork, Ireland

Sunday, October 2nd

Breakfast at hotel

Blarney Castle

Visit Blarney Castle, built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains. Legend tells us that the Blarney stone situated on the grounds of Blarney Castle imparts the gift of eloquence to those who kiss it.

English Market

Visit the English Market. Stalls sold local foodstuffs in the old days, and shoppers haggled with the stall owners.

Monday, October 3rd

Breakfast at hotel

House of Waterford Crystal

+353 51 317 000

The Mall, Waterford, Ireland HTTP://www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal, whose wares are coveted by connoisseurs and collectors alike. Browse through the extensive showrooms with a chance to purchase a souvenir in the Gallery Store.

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

+353 56 777 1888

1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny 0 I.E.

Tuesday, October 4th

Breakfast at hotel

Jameston: The Whiskey Shakers

Cocktail Masterclass
Enter the world of Jameson whiskeys and the cocktails based on them. Here your skilled bartender will guide you through the history, ingredients, and recipes of both world-famous and newly devised Jameson cocktails. You will be provided with the professional bar tools and components required to turn recipes into masterpieces in the Shakers Room. After enjoying your new creations, you will continue into the Maturation Warehouse, where you will have the rare opportunity of sampling whiskey straight from the cask.

Brooks Hotel

+353 1 670 4000

62 Drury Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, D02 TV06, Ireland

Wednesday, October 5th

Breakfast at hotel

Departure for Airport

You will be transferred to Dublin airport for your flight home.

 

Pricing Breakdown:

D.P.P. Travel Planning Fee: $150 per person (paid directly to D.P.P. Travel)

Tour Non-refundable Deposit - $500 (paid to Brendan Vacations) due by May 15, 2022

Final payment - due by July 13, 2022

Tour Pricing

Based on 12-16 full-paying guests per vehicle -

  • Twin/Double Room Rate: $4,100.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Single Supplement: $967.00 Additional Per Single

Supplier Policies

Brendan's Book with Confidence Policies

For individual cancellations, the penalties are as follows:

• 119 – 65 days: deposit becomes non-refundable

• 64 – 22 days: 30% land cancellation penalty

• 21 – 15 days: 50% land cancellation penalty

• 14 – 0 days: 100% land cancellation penalty 

 

Well Being

https://www.brendanvacations.com/your-wellbeing/

Sustainable Travel

https://www.brendanvacations.com/why-brendan/sustainable-tourism/

Prices are subject to change and will not be finalized until the deposit is received and services are booked.

Not included in the trip costs:

Additional Trip Notes
Items not included in the services provided:
Tips & gratuities
Items of a personal nature
Air - Domestic & International
Additional services required while touring are paid directly


Available Packages

Tour Package
Unavailable as of June 1, 2022

$4,100.00
Deposit: $500.00

 

Prices based on double occupancy (twin-share) if you would like your own room, please add the single supplement to your package below.

DPP Travel Planning Fee
Unavailable as of June 1, 2022

$150.00
Deposit: $150.00

Non-refundable per person planning fee.

Extra Options

Brendan Vacations Traveler Protection - Optional
Unavailable as of June 2, 2022

$289.00

 

Travel Protection Plan

What’s included:

·       Cancel for ANY reason up to 24 hours prior to departure and be eligible for a Future Travel Certificate (non-insurance feature) for 100% of the non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs

·         Medical coverage should you become sick, including COVID-19, and are unable to travel

·         Trip cancellation benefits should you need to cancel for a covered reason

·         Coverage may be available if you are required to quarantine

·        Reimbursement up to 150% of your trip cost should you need to interrupt your trip for a covered reason

·       Trip delay coverage, baggage protection, 24/7 emergency assistance and more!  More details can be found HERE.

Single Supplement
Unavailable as of July 15, 2022

$967.00