to lucky Costco members
QUALITY | VALUE | EXPERIENCE | WOW!
By T. Foster Jones
WITH SOME OF THE MOST luscious landscapes on the western side of Europe, and
brimming over with lively pub life, Celtic traditions and vibrant urban centers such as
Dublin and Limerick, Ireland has an abundance of culture and beauty.
2011 KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Dublin your pleasure
There is no better way to start a tour of
Ireland than in the lively city of Dublin.
Design lovers can enjoy the amazing
architecture of the president’s house, Trinity
College Library and Custom House. There’s
plenty to keep shoppers entertained at
George’s Street arcade, as well as the many
markets that adorn Dublin’s charming
streets. History enthusiasts and culture aficionados shouldn’t miss the striking Dublin
Castle, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and
the National Gallery. And for many, the
tradtional way to round it all off is with a
pint of Guinness in Temple Bar, the social
heart of the city.
bers: the Kirkland Signature™ Guided Vacation
“Costco members have the opportunity
to visit Ireland and Northern Ireland in the
true comfort of a luxury, air-conditioned
coach and deluxe hotel accommodations,
experiencing everything the area has to offer,”
says Jody Fennell, Costco Travel assistant
buyer for Europe. “In addition, they will be
accompanied by a Trafalgar Tour Director
and professional local guides to further
enhance the sightseeing experience. These
guides are so invaluable: They tell the less-
known tales, relate the more curious stories,
recall the most obscure events and reveal the
best-guarded secrets to really bring the his-
tory and personality of the area to life.”
Highlights of the trip, which takes place
June 18 through 29, include Adare, Belfast,
Belleek, Blarney, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara,
Downpatrick, Dublin, Giants Causeway,
Kildare, Killarney, Kilkenny, Limerick,
Omagh, Ring of Kerry and Waterford.
“The trip also includes 10 full Irish breakfasts and three three-course dinners, plus specialty dining experiences, including a Taylors
Three Rock Irish Cabaret and dinner, a ‘Be My
Guest’ dinner in an Irish family farmhouse and
a Farewell Dinner in Dublin,” says Jody.
A particularly exciting element of this trip,
she adds, is that members on the tour get to
spend the night and enjoy a Highlight Dinner
at Ashford Castle. “This medieval castle,
which overlooks the shores of Lough Corrib,
is one of the most luxurious hotels in the
world. It’s a real coup to be able to stay here.”
You don’t have to be lucky to be a part of
this trip, she adds, just fast: “These spots will
sell out quickly.” C
Added values include upgraded accommodations at
Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma and complimentary
admission to the hotel’s spa on the day of choice.
AND WINE COUNTRY
SEVEN-NIGH T PACKAGE from $1,553 per person Valid on 10/14/11 departure.
Added values include an overnight stay at
Ashford Castle, a Guinness Storehouse
excursion, Taylors Three Rock Irish Cabaret
and Dinner, and a literary pub crawl.
11-NIGHT PACKAGE from $1,979 per person Valid on 6/18/11 departure.
An island of delights
Venture outside Dublin and you’ll discover a treasure chest of charming cities and
breathtaking landscapes waiting to be explored.
Visit Blarney, the home of the legendary
Blarney Stone, and kiss the stone to receive
the gift of the gab. In Kildare, marvel at the
world-class stallions at the Irish National Stud
Farm, or soak in the tranquil atmosphere at
the Japanese Garden. In Adare, admire the
pretty thatched houses, and in Limerick, don’t
miss seeing St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s
Castle and the Treaty Stone. Tour the Ring of
Kerry and you’ll be greeted by spectacular
scenery: plunging cliffs, pristine lakes, granite
mountains and jagged coastlines. The Cliffs
of Moher are another unbeatable sight; soaring above the Atlantic Ocean and stretching
for miles, they must be seen to be appreciated.
Executive Member Bene;t:
$35 Costco Cash Card
(one per booking)
For details on these and other Trafalgar
guided vacations, visit the Travel section
of Costco.com or call Costco Travel toll
free at 1-877-849-2730.
Kirkland Signature Irish Adventure
Costco Travel and Trafalgar have created a unique experience for Costco mem-
Costco Travel offers a full program of guided
and independent packages to Ireland and
throughout Europe. For the complete selection, visit the Travel section on Costco.com
or call toll-free 1-877-849-2730.
*Price is per person based on double occupancy, land only and includes hotel
taxes. Price re;ects 10% Costco member savings. Price is valid for travel as
speci;ed, is valid for new bookings only and is available to Costco members
residing in the U.S. Price, inclusions and accommodations are subject to
change without notice. Any unused portion(s) of inclusions are nontransferable,
nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash. Cancellation and change fees might
apply. Travel purchases are not included in the Executive Membership 2% Reward
program. Seasonal surcharges, availability, blackout dates and restrictions
might apply. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Costco Travel disclaims liability for
any inaccuracies or typographical errors. Costco Travel is registered
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