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January 20, 2016

Southern Elegance Guided Tour of #Ireland #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Southern Elegance  #Ireland #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Southern Elegance Tour of Ireland – Chauffeur Driven Guided Tours

Sit back and enjoy luxurious Ireland accommodations while visiting Ireland with your own personal car and tour guide driver. #JessKalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Friends Travel West Hollywood is proud to offer this exciting tour of Ireland that takes you from Shannon to Dublin and back allows you to enjoy the beauty, romance and culture of Ireland every mile in between.

Southern Elegance and other Signature Tours are suggested itineraries for you and your friends and family travel group. Have a specific destination in mind? Let us know what you want to do on your Ireland vacation and they will make it happen!

USA-Ireland
Day 1
Depart from USA for overnight flight to Ireland.

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Day 2 – Shannon-Limerick
Upon arrival at Shannon Airport, make our way via taxi to Limerick City, Ireland’s third largest city. Limerick is an area steeped in history. The origin of Limerick city dates back to the 9th century a site settled by the Vikings. Limerick City is known as “City of the Broken Treaty”, due to the treaty which was signed surrendering the city to William. The terms of the treaty included respect for the rights of Catholics were immediately breached. The treaty was signed on the Treaty Stone which can still be seen today. King John’s Castle is a fortified 13th century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick. The castle overlooking the river Shannon opens an exciting window on the lives and stories of the people through political upheaval, war and famine. Archaeological excavations open to the public roll back the mists of time to pre-Norman houses which predate the castle by 100 years, as well as siege mines, garrison and soldiers quarters and sallyport all found under the level of the present courtyard. The castle itself features an imaginative exhibition spanning the castle’s history. Welcome dinner and overnight at Savoy Limerick 


Day 3 – Limerick-Dingle-Killarney
After breakfast we depart Limerick for the Dingle Peninsula. The journey begins with some of the most magnificent scenery in all of Ireland. The little town of Dingle is straight out of a story book. The fishing boats in the harbor and tiny brightly painted pubs reflect a place where time has continued to stand still.  We continue on to Slea Head. Along the way, we will see bee hive style huts, originally inhabited by 12th century monks, which overlook the rugged Blasket Islands.  There is no other landscape in western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological monuments as found on the Dingle Peninsula.  It is then onto Killarney for our overnight. Overnight in Killarney at the Killarney Park Hotel.

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Day 4 – Ring of Kerry
After breakfast we enjoy an optional tour to The beautiful Gap of Dunloein the Killarney National Park. We then start on a full day tour of “The Ring”. There is an unspoiled nature to Ireland’s most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through the many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and returns via Ladies View and the famous Lakes of Killarney.   Overnight Killarney Park Hotel.

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Day 5 – Killarney-Blarney-Cork
After breakfast we depart Killarney and head towards Cork City. Our next stop, the picturesque town of Blarney, is the home of Blarney Castle and the Blarney stone (optional admission), which legend has it bequeaths the “gift of eloquence” to all who kiss it. Time to shop at the historical woolen mills or stop in Christy’s Pub for a Pint!  We depart Blarney and travel to Cork City. Driving into Cork City, we are treated to a panoramic tour before reaching our final destination, the five-star Hayfield Manor. A sanctuary in the city, the Hayfield Manor is set among two acres of park-like grounds.  Overnight at the Hayfield Manor.

Southern Elegance Guided Tour of Ireland
Day 6 – Cork-Cashel-Kildare-Dublin
We depart Cork after breakfast traveling northeast. We stop for a photo opportunity in County Tipperary at the historic Rock of Cashel. The Rock of Cashel is a stone fort poised 200 feet above the town. Built in the 5th century, it is said to be the site where St. Patrick illustrated the sacred trinity to the Kings of Munster using the modest shamrock. It is on through Kildare, home of the famous Irish National Stud, where horse breeding and racing is an art (optional admission).  Our final stop today is Dublin. This time is on our own to explore all the shops and pubs via the famous pedestrian walkways.  Overnight Dublin. Hammond will select the five star hotel from the following: the Shelbourne, Westbury, Fitzwilliam, Intercontinental or Westin Hotel. 

Southern Elegance Guided Tour of Ireland
Day 7 – Dublin
Today you tour the town of Dublin on your own.  I would suggest a Hop On Hop Off Dublin Bus Pass.  You will be sure to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral where writer Jonathan Swift gave his sermons, The G.P.O. on O’Connell Street scene of the 1916 Easter Uprising where the bullet holes still remain to this day.  Drive through famous Phoenix Park where the Pope said Mass in late 70’s and finally Trinity College to view the 8th century manuscripts, The Book of Kells, still preserved as they were when the Monks produced them all those centuries ago.  Why not visit Guinness Storehouse for a peek at the makings of this world famous brew.   Make sure to visit Dublin’s oldest Pub this afternoon, The Brazen Head.  You might enjoy a Literary Pub Crawl this evening after dinner. Overnight Dublin. Hammond will select the five star hotel from the following: the Shelbourne, Westbury, Fitzwilliam, Intercontinental or Westin Hotel.

Southern Elegance Guided Tour of Ireland
Day 8 – Dublin Airport
Morning departure from Dublin hotel via taxi on own to Dublin Airport (please ask concierge to arrange a taxi pickup at your desired time) for our flight onwards.

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Visit Ireland and enjoy the best this Ireland Tour has to offer!

Ireland chauffeur-driving, custom tours are prepared with great attention to detail, including special touches to make your trip to Ireland one you’ll remember fondly for a lifetime.

These tours of Ireland offer the ultimate in personal service at very competitive rates. Your irish driver will be highly experienced and exceptionally accommodating, offering their expertise to guide you through a once-in-a-lifetime Irish experience.

All guided tours are designed to maximize sightseeing and use of your personal guide…who will be at your beckon call!

Your Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing via deluxe new Luxury Mercedes Benz Executive Midi Coach throughout your tour
  • Services of professional Blue-Badged Certified Irish Driver/Guide 
  • Concierge Services at your hotels throughout
  • 5 Star Service from Hammond Tours travel professionals
  • Deluxe room accommodations in luxury castles, country homes, hotels and manors for Eleven (11) nights.  
  • “Southern Elegance” Tour: Limerick Savoy (1 night), The Killarney Park Hotel (2 Nights), Hayfield Manor (1 Night), The Shelbourne, Westbury, Fitzwilliam, Intercontinental or Westin Hotel Dublin (2 Nights),
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Dinner at Savoy Limerick
  • Admissions to the following are INCLUDED on this tour: Muckross House, Rock of Cashel
  • Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Porterage of two suitcases per person (plus one carry-on bag)
  • Options for pre-booked activities such as golf and spa services
  • Hotel tips and taxes throughout  (Except tips to your personal Driver/Guide)
  • Deluxe portfolio of travel documents professionally executed by Hammond Tours
  • Expert travel arrangements provided from your city of origin to commencement of tour in Ireland. (Additional cost for airfare)
  • Expert advice and arrangements to other European cities or other areas in Ireland available before and after your tour
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May 21, 2015

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March 31, 2014

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Cliffs of Moher
Why It’s Amazing: Stand on the blustery edge of Ireland’s steep, rocky Atlantic-battered cliffs and you’ll feel as though you’ve arrived at the true end of the world, with nothing but 2,000 miles of briny Atlantic swells between you and Newfoundland.

Secret Viewing Spot: The view of the ocean from atop Moher is breathtaking, but experiencing it on the water is sublime. Hop on a surfboard at the nearby Lahinch Surf School and try to conquer Aill na Searrach, also known as the giant wave of Moher.

When to Go: Crowds dissipate in October, when you’ll also find the best swells.

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May 30, 2011

Shelbourne Dublin JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

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The Shelbourne Dublin
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The Shelbourne, Dublin’s most famous historic hotel, is where Ireland’s founding fathers first drafted the country’s constitution, in 1922. These days, the 1827 Georgian building—located across the street from the verdant gardens and meandering walking paths of St. Stephen’s Green—still has the refined elegance befitting such a grande dame, even after it underwent a $100 million renovation

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February 2, 2011

St. Patricks Week in Ireland JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

Spend St. Patricks Day in Ireland !
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On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! However, only the lucky can say that they’ve experienced the holiday in Ireland. Help your clients join this special group with one of BMIT’s 6 amazing St. Patrick Day tours. While in Ireland your clients will explore both the stunning countryside and the vibrant cities of Ireland and take in the warm Irish hospitality and culture. In addition each tour is complete with superior and first class accommodations, a professional Irish tour director and an authentic Irish St. Paddy’s day experience.

Plus, at the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold. We are offering $50 bonus commission on any St. Patrick’s Day escorted tour departure if booked by February 17, 2011.  IRELAND@FriendsTravel.com

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January 27, 2011

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Ireland is a country renowned for its history and hospitality and what better way to experience this gem of an island than by visiting the top visitor attractions…
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January 16, 2011

Ireland Vacation for everyone JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

Plan on Ireland in 2011

Between Ireland’s astounding natural beauty, rich culture, historic cities and the famously friendly locals, you may not know where to start!

One thing is for sure, here begins the vacation of a lifetime! Start by taking a step off the beaten path, following your senses and discovering a land of diverse and unique Irish charm. Whether you follow in the footsteps of giants on the Causeway Coast, savor a rich tapestry of cuisine in Cork, stand in awe at the view from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, or go in search of some traditional music sessions in Galway – you’ll find it all…and so much more.

Whatever your adventure, forget about the route map, turn off the navigation system and leave your destination up to fate to go where Ireland takes you. So what’s keeping you? Get inspired by some of our top things to see and do, EMAIL: IRELAND@FriendsTravel.com 24/7/365 with your travel reservations request!

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January 15, 2011

Escape to the Ireland of your imagination JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

Ireland: Walking the Western Islands

Escape to the Ireland of your imagination – windswept isles, charming villages, and endless hiking options.
May 30-June 6; $3595 per person IRELAND@FriendsTravel.com

Escape to the Ireland of your imagination –

windswept isles, charming villages, and endless

hiking options.

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Trip Overview

The islands of Western Ireland have long been a draw for those few travelers looking to get off the beaten track and experience true Irish life, complete with rugged landscapes, hard working people, and small towns standing up to the harsh Atlantic winters. Summer brings softer weather, and long days ideal for exploring the many islands dotting the coast, including Achill Island with its deserted famine village; Clare Island, once home to Grace O’Malley, the “Pirate Queen”; and the Aran Islands, known worldwide for their miles upon miles of stone walls and unique geology.

Our easy to moderate daily hikes are complemented by picnic lunches in scenic coastal countryside and bustling Irish villages far from the usual tourist routes. Our accommodations, charming and comfortable B & Bs, reflect the simple but welcoming way of life that exists here, in these rarely visited islands of western Ireland.

Itinerary at a glance

Days 1-2: Tour begins in Ennis, Ireland, near Shannon. Explore Achill Island’s spectacular seaside cliffs and famine village.

Days 3-4: Hiking Clare Island, once home to Grace O’Malley, the “Pirate Queen”. Visit the colorful town of Westport.

Days 5-7: Exploration of the Aran Islands and Connemara. Hike along the deep waters of Killary Fjord, and take day trips to Inishbofin and Inishmore Islands, learning about their unique limestone geology and beautiful alpine wildflowers. Hike to a bronze-age fort overlooking the Atlantic.

Day 8: Depart from Shannon, Ireland.

The Boundless Journeys Advantage

  • A passion for travel. Simply put, we love to travel, and that is woven into every one of our journeys.
  • Unique, award-winning itineraries. Our flexible, hand-crafted journeys have received accolades from the world’s most revered travel publications.
  • Insider connections. There is simply no substitute for traveling with a knowledgeable insider.
  • Small groups. We tread softly, and our average group size is just 6-8 guests.
  • Flexibility to suit your travel style. We offer both small-group departures and Private Collection trips, so that you can choose which works best for you.
  • Customer service that goes the extra mile. There is no request that is too big – or too small – for our staff to handle.
  • Sustainability. We are committed to traveling responsibly – striving to preserve traditions and cultures around the world, and to protect fragile natural habitats.

windswept isles, charming villages, and endless

hiking options.

Trip Overview

The islands of Western Ireland have long been a draw for those few travelers looking to get off the beaten track and experience true Irish life, complete with rugged landscapes, hard working people, and small towns standing up to the harsh Atlantic winters. Summer brings softer weather, and long days ideal for exploring the many islands dotting the coast, including Achill Island with its deserted famine village; Clare Island, once home to Grace O’Malley, the “Pirate Queen”; and the Aran Islands, known worldwide for their miles upon miles of stone walls and unique geology.

Our easy to moderate daily hikes are complemented by picnic lunches in scenic coastal countryside and bustling Irish villages far from the usual tourist routes. Our accommodations, charming and comfortable B & Bs, reflect the simple but welcoming way of life that exists here, in these rarely visited islands of western Ireland.

Itinerary at a glance

Days 1-2: Tour begins in Ennis, Ireland, near Shannon. Explore Achill Island’s spectacular seaside cliffs and famine village.

Days 3-4: Hiking Clare Island, once home to Grace O’Malley, the “Pirate Queen”. Visit the colorful town of Westport.

Days 5-7: Exploration of the Aran Islands and Connemara. Hike along the deep waters of Killary Fjord, and take day trips to Inishbofin and Inishmore Islands, learning about their unique limestone geology and beautiful alpine wildflowers. Hike to a bronze-age fort overlooking the Atlantic.

Day 8: Depart from Shannon, Ireland.

The Boundless Journeys Advantage

  • A passion for travel. Simply put, we love to travel, and that is woven into every one of our journeys.
  • Unique, award-winning itineraries. Our flexible, hand-crafted journeys have received accolades from the world’s most revered travel publications.
  • Insider connections. There is simply no substitute for traveling with a knowledgeable insider.
  • Small groups. We tread softly, and our average group size is just 6-8 guests.
  • Flexibility to suit your travel style. We offer both small-group departures and Private Collection trips, so that you can choose which works best for you.
  • Customer service that goes the extra mile. There is no request that is too big – or too small – for our staff to handle.
  • Sustainability. We are committed to traveling responsibly – striving to preserve traditions and cultures around the world, and to protect fragile natural habitats.
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January 8, 2011

Lismacue House Bansha, Ireland JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

Lismacue House
Lismacue House
Bansha, Ireland
A family-owned estate for 306 years, the privately rented Lismacue House is a well-maintained Georgian country home on 200 green acres in Tipperary, Ireland. Travelers arrive via a lime tree-lined driveway and are greeted at the home’s grand entrance by proprietor Kate Nicholson, whose family has owned the grounds since 1704. Personalized service continues from there, from tea and scones by a roaring fire upon arrival to after-dinner liqueurs every evening. Reservations: IRELAND@FriendsTravel.com

 

 

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December 19, 2010

The International Irish Pub Challenge – Friends Travel LLP JESS Kalinowsky

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The International Irish Pub Challenge

A semi-escorted tour designed to provide the perfect mixture of social culture and entertainment throughout Ireland while traveling with others like you.

Trip Overview

International Irish Pub Challenge

Dates: Call to Request

Rate: 7 nights just $997 per person (double occupancy)

Itinerary: Dublin (1) – Galway (3) – Killarney (2) – Ennis (1) – Follows the Irish Immersion Tour

Extra Inclusions: Tour Host, Welcome Party in Dublin, Farewell Party in Bunratty, Guaranteed Private Chauffeur between towns, Free Countrywide Pub Crawl Journal, Free Guinness Tour, Free Jameson Tour

Details: Price does not include air. Air is available from most US cities, call for current rates. Tour will usually require an overnight departure Saturday, May 1st/Sept 4th.

Payment Terms: $250 per person deposit upon booking, full payment/balance required 60 days prior to departure.

The International Irish Pub Challenge (formally Great American…) is a trip to Ireland that we’ve designed specifically for loyal patrons, staff, and general fans of Irish pubs around the globe. Through extensive research and numerous case studies, we have concluded that pub patrons like to… well… drink. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this age-old pastime than to take a trip with your favorite local Irish Pub to where it all began. We’ve hand-picked 20 pubs across Ireland that we feel will give participants a good taste of classic tradition. This is the highlight for beer drinkers and pub patrons all over the US who wish to visit the classic pubs of Ireland, while sampling the finest Irish Stout in each of them.

The Irish Pub Challenge tour to Ireland sets Tenon Tours apart from other Irish tour operators by allowing you the opportunity to visit our featured hotels and explore the featured tours whether you are traveling alone or with friends. YOU have the power to choose, no matter what – a difference that puts Tenon Tours above all others.

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