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Ireland, May-June 2017 (Independent Travel)

Independent Package to Ireland

Join this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary and adventure around Ireland with Monograms, a leader in personalized independent travel.

    • Local Host – an onsite expert to customize your experience!
    • Hotels – choose from pre-screened hotels in the right locations!
    • Meals – start each day off with an included hearty breakfast.
    • VIP Access – skip the lines at must-see attractions!
    • Attractions – select activities that are meaningful to you.
    • Transportation – picked up & dropped off for hassle-free travel.
    • Personalization! – because one-size-fits-all… doesn’t!

Estimated departure May 28, 2017. Concludes June 6th.
Estimated base rate $1,782.00 per person, a $179 per day average.
[Need a different date or itinerary? Call us for availability.]
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Call Cassie at 330-790-1230 to reserve this Independent Travel package or click here to request more information!

Your 10-Day Adventure Highlights:

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Tour Details

 
Welcome to your 10-day Ireland Adventure with Monograms

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Monograms itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date details.

Click on your day-by-day itinerary to see how you’ll experience each destination! Items listed in CAPITAL LETTERS are included activities, inside visits, and special features.

 Arrival Day: Ireland

Welcome to Ireland!

 Day 1: Limerick

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Arrive in Limerick (nearest airport is Shannon). Your Local Host will help you maximize your time. Your HOP-ON/HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR takes you past the Treaty Stone, King John’s Castle, St. John’s Cathedral, the Tait Clock, and Shannon Bridge, and lets you to experience the wealth of history and folklore that this lively Irish city has to offer.

NOTE: The Hop-On/Hop-Off tickets in Limerick are valid for 48 hours.

 Day 2: Limerick

Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Discover Limerick on foot or with the hop-on/hop-off bus, or you could decide to take a day-trip to the famous Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Clare Coast.
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 Day 3: Limerick-Killarney

This morning, you will be transferred to Killarney by chauffeured car/minibus.
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 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 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.
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 Day 5: Killarney

Enjoy a full day exploring this colorful resort on you own, or you might like to take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry; it is one of the country’s most scenic routes, taking in beautiful, unspoiled natural environments and picturesque villages.
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 Day 6: Killarney-Dublin

Travel to Dublin by TRAIN (with change at Mallow).
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 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.
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 Day 8: Dublin-Belfast, Northern Ireland

Journey to Belfast by TRAIN (first class).
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 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 in Falls Road and Shankill Road, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Also included is a ticket to the fascinating TITANIC EXHIBITION, 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 tickets in Belfast are valid for 48 hours and can be activated on the day of arrival.
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 Day 10: Belfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Perfectly blending independent travel with local support abroad.

Always Included in Your Package:

Monograms Icon HotelYour 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 with your style and budget. Hotels are convenient for shopping and sightseeing.
Monograms Icon Local HostLocal Host Service – Throughout your Monograms vacation, we provide you with a friendly, knowledgeable insider in each destination to offer hints and recommendations, steer you off the beaten path, and help you maximize every moment of your time.
Monograms Icon Sightseeing and ActivitiesSightseeing and Activities – Packages feature sightseeing and orientation in each city, so you don’t miss the must-see sights. You can also personalize your trip by adding more activities and excursions that will make your vacation…exclusively yours.
Monograms Icon MealsMeals Included – Start your day off with an included breakfast. For lunch and dinner, immerse yourself in the local culture by sampling regional cuisine. After all, one of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to eat like the locals.
Monograms Icon TransportationTransportation Made Easy – Whether it’s flight arrangements, transfers from the airport to your hotel, sightseeing, or traveling between cities, we can take care of your transportation needs and can include it in your package price.
Monograms Icon MorePlus Much More – Monograms makes it simple to personalize your package – add extra nights in your start and end city and include Travel Protection. Plus, before you go, we’ll send you a Trip Planner so you can start getting ready.

Welcome to your 10-day Ireland Adventure with Monograms

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Monograms itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date details.

“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!”

Welcome to your 10-day Ireland Adventure with Monograms

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Monograms itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date details.

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Monograms provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions.

CITY: Limerick
Ireland Limerick The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Excursion
The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Excursion Visit Leamenagh Castle and the Caherconnell Stone Fort, then see the famous Poulnabrone Dolmen, an ancient burial site dating back to 3800 BC. A scenic coastal drive around Galway Bay takes you to the highlight of the tour – the world famous Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic ocean. Walk up to O’Brien’s Tower, near the highest point, to take in the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast – on a clear day you will be able to see the Aran Islands, the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara as well as the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. Duration 9 hours. Approximate value: €27 EUR per person
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CITY: Killarney
Ireland Killarney Ring of Kerry Excursion
Ring of Kerry Excursion This is an excursion full of splendid scenery. The 100-mile panoramic drive around the famed Ring of Kerry circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. You will encounter some of Ireland’s finest landscapes, a breathtaking mosaic of rugged, storm-bashed coast, steep mountains, velvety green fields and slate-colored glacial lakes. Picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem dot the route and from Ladies View you take in the unforgettable panorama of the Lakes of Killarney and the extensive Killarney National Park. Duration 6 hours 30 minutes. Approximate value: €27 EUR per person
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Ireland Killarney Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Excursion
Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Excursion A great deal of traditional Irish heritage is maintained in this Irish-speaking region, including traditional music, art and crafts. Slea Head is the most westerly point in Europe and standing there, looking towards America, instills a feeling of excitement and empathy with the millions of emigrants who took this route. There are splendid views around Slea Head, especially of the Blasket Islands and the scattered rocks which are all part of an exploded volcanic area. The tour also takes in Dingle, the picturesque market town and fishing port, and the landscapes and backdrops of the films Ryan’s Daughter and Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Duration 6 hours 30 minutes. Approximate value: €28 EUR per person
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Ireland Killarney Gap of Dunloe
Gap of Dunloe A short coach ride brings you to Kate Kearney’s cottage nestled at the entrance to the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, where this exciting excursion starts. Jaunting cars will take you on a scenic ride through the Gap and bring you to Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you can enjoy lunch (not included in price). Here, boats are waiting for the homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle and Lower Lakes of Killarney to historic Ross Castle, where coaches take you back to Killarney town. Duration 5 hours 30 minutes. Approximate value: €52 EUR per person
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CITY: Dublin
Ireland Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
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. On this tour that is as educational as it is recreational, you will embark on an animated and entertaining journey through the sites and sounds that inspired great Irish writers including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats – not forgetting modern scribes like Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan and Brendan Kennelly. Duration 2 hours 30 minutes. Approximate value: €13 EUR per person
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Ireland Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl
Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl Discover Dublin’s traditional pubs and wonderful Irish music on this 2.5 hour pub crawl through historic Temple Bar. Led by two talented professional musicians, you will visit famous pubs and bars, and hear the story of Irish music and its influences on contemporary world music. Irish pubs and traditional Irish music – it is the perfect match! The Irish pub remains the social focus of Irish culture and is one of Ireland’s most popular attraction. On this entertaining musical pub crawl you will visit authentic establishments in the heart of Dublin. Temple Bar is a hive of activity where artists, designers and young entrepreneurs have set up small art galleries, cafes, theaters and colorful shops. The pedestrianized streets allow you to walk freely through the narrow cobbled alleys, running close to the banks of the River Liffey. Duration 2 hours 30 mintues. Approximate value: €13 EUR per person
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Traditional Irish Cabaret Evening with Globus
Traditional Irish Cabaret Evening The enchanting evening starts with a four-course dinner with wine and a traditional Irish coffee. Then enjoy an evening of quality entertainment, celebrating the best of everything Irish in comedy, music, song & dance from Ireland’s leading entertainers. Enjoy a lively blend of traditional Irish dance, ballads and tunes. The dancers thrill audiences as they twirl and tap with exuberance to the musical accompaniment of the accordion, uileann pipes, guitar and piano. A fun and unforgettable evening. Duration 5 hours. Approximate value: €87 EUR per person
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Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper with Globus
Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper Guinness is known the world over – located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse, a former fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. This visit will teach you everything about the world famous beer: from how Guinness is made, to the ancient craft of barrel making in the cooperage. The highlight is the 7th floor Gravity Bar, where you will sample a pint of “the black stuff” and enjoy the breathtaking views across Dublin City. Round the evening off with an excellent buffet dinner with wine. Duration 4 hours. Approximate value: €75 EUR per person
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CITY: Belfast
Northern Irleand Belfast Giant's Causeway Tour
Giant’s Causeway Tour Situated on the North coast of Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is an area of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The Causeway has often been described as the Eighth Wonder of the World and was declared as Ireland’s first World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986. Your first stop on this excursion is Carrickfergus Castle and then at the daunting Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge followed by Ireland’s oldest whiskey distillery at Bushmills. At Giant’s Causeway, you will have plenty of time to climb the ancient stones and visit the untamed landscape before you re-board your coach for a final stop at Dunluce Castle before returning to Belfast. Duration 9 hours 30 minutes. Approximate value: £20 GBP per person
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Northern Irealdn Belfast Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones This excursion includes a drive through Ballycastle, home to the real Lady Catelyn Stark & Varys, the Cushendun Caves, the Dark Hedges aka “The Kings Road”, Ballintoy (Pyke) Harbour, Larrybane and the Giant’s Causeway. And you will have time for lunch (on your own) in The Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy, which is frequented by the cast and crew. Duration 9 hours. Approximate value: £35 GBP per person
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Take a look at where you will be staying on your 10-day Ireland Adventure with Monograms

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Monograms itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date details.

CITY: Limerick
Ireland Limerick Strand Hotel
Limerick Strand Hotel Attractive 2-story hotel situated in garden on the banks of the Shannon River, a short walk from city’s business & shopping center. These light, airy rooms boast large windows that offer views of the shining city skyline. The Strand Hotel is a proudly independent family-owned and operated hotel located in the heart of Limerick City. It is within walking distance of the city’s business and shopping center and its attractions: King John’s Castle, the famous Treaty Stone, and the Hunt Museum are all nearby.
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CITY: Killarney
Ireland Hotels Killarney Plaza
Killarney Plaza Ideally located in the heart of Killarney town, this 198 room property is within walking distance of the main shopping street, great pubs and restaurants, and the beautiful Killarney National Park. Killarney Plaza features stylish and spacious guestrooms.
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CITY: Dublin
Ireland Hotels Dublin The Spencer
The Spencer A modern 4 star hotel located in the heart of Downtown Dublin overlooking the River Liffey. Close to major tourist attractions, including the Custom House, O’Connell Street, Temple Bar, and Grafton Street. The hotel is only a few minutes’ walk away from the newest of Dublin’s landmarks, the stunning state-of-the-art Bord Gais Energy Theatre, O2 concert hall & Aviva Stadium.
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CITY: Belfast
Ireland Hotels Belfast Europa
Europa Hotel The world-famous Europa Hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It’s no surprise, really, the elegant décor, contemporary bistro, bustling bar and relaxing piano bar lounge make for a one-of-a-kind hotel located next door to the superb city center with shops, restaurants, theaters and more!
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Check out photos of the 10-day Ireland Adventure with Monograms

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Monograms itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date details.

Limerick IrelandLimerick Irish Cottage HouseLimerick Ireland King Johns Castle River Shannon
Limerick,.Ireland……………………………….Irish Cottage House in Limerick…………….Limerick’s King John’s Castle
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Ireland KillarneyIreland Killarney LakesDublin Ireland Saint Patricks Cathedral
Killarney,.Ireland……………………………….Lakes of Killarney……………………………..Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral
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Ireland Dublin Kilmainham Gaol PrisonDublin Ireland CityscapeDublin Malahide Castle Globus
Dublin’s.Kilmainham Gaol Prison……………Dublin Cityscape………………………………Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland
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Trinity College Dublin IrelandDublin Ireland Temple Bar NightlifeBelfast Castle Northern Ireland
Dublin’s.Trinity College………………………..Dublin’s Temple Bar Nightlife……………….Belfast Castle, Northern Ireland
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City Hall Belfast Northern IrelandBelfast Northern Ireland Titanic MemorialsBelfast Queens University
Belfast’s.City Hall……………………………..Titanic Memorials in Belfast………………….Queen’s University in Belfast

Pricing details for your 10-day Ireland Adventure with Monograms

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Please Note: exact prices for 2017 vacations will not be announced until September of 2016. This tour is estimated at $1,782 per person, but it is subject to change. This rate is based on double occupancy and a single supplement fee applies to single travelers. Price includes base components only, and does not include flights to/from Ireland or Northern Ireland.
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Which components can I customize? Experience Ireland YOUR way! With Monograms, Oddball will help personalize your vacation, because one-size-fits all… doesn’t. You may choose to upgrade your hotel (if available), select optional excursions that fit your personality, and you may even choose to extend your stay and spend more time at a destination or add on another city, such as London!
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Start planning now? Exact pricing may not yet be available, but we ARE talking with families and individuals now who are interested in this Independent Package to Ireland. Contact Cassie for more details regarding your travel plans.
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Secure your spot. A $250 per person deposit secures your spot on this vacation package. This deposit can be placed now.
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What about London? Yes, you can extend your vacation and visit London either before or after your visit to Ireland. Cassie can help you customize your entire vacation experience so that you get the most out of your travels to the UK.
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Can other families come too? Yes! Monograms makes it easy for your family or friends to join you on this trip. You can do activities together, or split off and enjoy time apart, if you choose. This vacation is an “independent package,” so you can experience the must-sees together and then customize your optional activities as you wish.