Begin your Ireland journey by participating in the single lap SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon on 29 October. The prevailing light South Westerly winds off the Gulf Stream and the average temperatures for October being around 12 – 14° make for ideal marathon running conditions. After your marathon your journey will continue in the company of Trafalgar and your new travel friends. Share a pint and some Irish ‘craic as you travel from Dublin through Ireland’s lush counties and charming towns. From cathedrals and castles to exquisite Waterford crystal, stately city squares and scenic coastal drives, there's a lot to say 'sláinte' about.
|R29,830 p.p. Ex JNB - sharing twin room|
Package prices unless indicated on the offer are per person sharing, for the full duration of stay & include return flights & approximate taxes ex OR Tambo International Airport, accommodation & return resort transfers, unless otherwise specified. Package offers exclude meals & drinks not indicated, items of a personal nature, medical & travel insurance. Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply. Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases & availability. Supplier terms & conditions may apply. These offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees apply. Errors & omissions excepted.
To confirm your booking a R7 000 non-refundable deposit per person must be received along with a completed booking form. All payments are due by 30 August 2017
The lure of Ireland lies in its landscapes and its people, and it is through involvement with both that visitors get to experience the soul of this ancient land of saints and scholars.
Ireland's hills are a walker's paradise, not only because of the extensive network of trails, but because by being on foot one gets to appreciate the lakes and rivers, the coastal views and ever-changing sky-scapes that are so much part of the Irish landscape. Watersports such as angling, sailing and surfing are popular too, and many visitors come for the golf, but the real passion of the Irish is horses - there is a potential Derby winner in every valley and a packed betting shop in every high street.
The Irish weather is not the most predictable in the world, but then much of the beauty of the Irish landscape is due to its climate and there has to be a price tag on being nicknamed the 'Emerald Isle'. Poor weather has had positive influences on the Irish way of life. Music and song plays an integral part in day-to-day routine and visitors are able to experience this in the many pubs so characteristic of the social landscape of Ireland. Irish music is captivating - arguably some of the best in the world - and Irish pubs are a highlight of a journey through the country.
Over the years, Ireland has survived invasions, famine and civil war, but has recently come into its own, benefiting from peace in the North, support from the EU, and a new vitality which has caused the country to be dubbed the 'Celtic Tiger'. There has never been a better time to visit.