Experience some of the beautiful landscapes, castles and culture of Ireland in this 10-day tour!

 

Deposit

$500

What’s Included

  • 2 Special Event Dinners
  • 5 Dinners at Hotel
  • Airfare from group departure city
  • All Transfers
  • Baggage Handling
  • Entrance Fees to all Sites
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Gratuities
  • Itinerary as per Description
  • Premium Accommodations
  • Professional Tour Guides
  • Transportation by Deluxe Motor Coach

Schedule

Day 1 Depart USA

Relax and rest on your flight from the USA.

Day 2 Arrive in Ireland

Your group will be met by your local driver and guide and depart for the center of Dublin. Panoramic tour of DUBLIN CITY taking in O’ Connell Street, the river Liffey with its numerous bridges, the Georgian Squares and the historic quarter with Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Free time for lunch followed by one or two interior visits – depending on arrival time. Dinner and overnight in Dublin.

Day 3 Guinness Storehouse / Pearse Lyons Distillery

Continue your exploration of Dublin today with a leisurely departure time to visit ST PATRICK’S. Onwards then to visit the iconic GUINNESS STOREHOUSE where you will enjoy 7 stories of exhibitions and displays. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the nearby PEARSE LYONS DISTILLERY. Return to your hotel to refresh before you head out for an evening of Food, Folklore & Fairies. This is an award-winning experience combining a three-course dinner with an enchanting evening of storytelling and good fun. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 Kilkenny

Following full Irish breakfast, we depart Dublin and travel southwards to the city of KILKENNY. Here your guide will bring you on a Walking Tour of the Medieval Mile which links the 13th Century ST CANICE’S CATHEDRAL AND TOWER with the Anglo-Norman KILKENNY CASTLE. Free time for lunch. In the late afternoon continue to County Cork and check in to your hotel in/near Blarney. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Blarney/ Killarney

After Irish breakfast, spend the morning exploring BLARNEY CASTLE. Do not miss your chance to kiss the Blarney stone! After some free time for lunch, you will depart for KILLARNEY, a bustling, beautiful town embodying true Irish hospitality and leisure. Free for dinner this evening. Overnight.

Day 6 Ring of Kerry

After breakfast this morning, we depart for a full day tour of the RING OF KERRY. Stop to visit the KERRY BOG VILLAGE to get an insight into how people lived and worked in rural Ireland in the 19th Century. Onwards then to visit the SKELLIG EXPERIENCE VISITOR CENTRE. The visitor centre unveils the history of the early Christian monastery on the island of Skellig Michael. Free time for lunch. Continue via Waterville to the pretty village of Sneem. Have a wonderful photo stop overlooking the National Park & Lakes of Killarney. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 7 Limerick/ Bunratty/ Medieval Banquet

Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel. Drive northwards to the pretty village of ADARE. Onwards to LIMERICK for a panoramic tour of the city. Highlights include King John’s Castle and St Mary’s Cathedral. Onwards then to the village of BUNRATTY where you will have free time for lunch and a visit to BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLKPARK. For dinner this evening we attend a MEDIEVAL BANQUET at Bunratty Castle. This will be a truly unforgettable experience! Overnight at your hotel in the area.

Day 8 Cliffs of Moher/ Galway

After breakfast you will drive from Bunratty out to the west coast of Clare to visit the CLIFFS OF MOHER. There is an excellent visitor centre to begin with and then you will walk on the cliffs which rise a dramatic 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. We continue onwards along the coast to the Blackhead Peninsula and pass Dunguaire Castle to arrive in Galway. You will enjoy some free time. You will visit GLENGOWLA WORKING FARM & MINE. Overnight in Clifden.

Day 9 Connemarra/ Kylemore Abbey

After breakfast you will enjoy a full day tour of CONNEMARA with its mountain ranges, lakes, and boglands. You will then stop for a visit to KYLEMORE ABBEY. Travel to Dublin for overnight before return trip home.

Day 10 Return to USA

Contact Information

Host: Cathi Johnson

Phone Number: 901-481-9840

Email: cathijohnson1@att.net