2017 - 12 Day Irish Odyssey

4 Star Vacation - 11 Nights - 21 Meals

Highlights:

  • Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
  • Glorious Dingle Peninsula
  • Farmhouse Tour with Tea & Scones
  • Kylemore Benedictine Abbey
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Cabra Castle Hotel Stay

    Hotels:

    Superior First Class

  • Herbert Park Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • The River Lee Hotel
    Cork (1 night)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway
    Galway (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry
    Derry (2 nights)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel
    Kingscourt (1 night)
  • The D Hotel
    Drogheda (1 night)

    Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 11 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 8 dinners (D) including
    - Taylor's Three Rock Pub
    - Wm Cairnes Gastropub farewell dinner
    - 6 table d'hote dinners
  • 2 Lunches (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Dublin and Belfast
  • Farmhouse visit for tea and scones
  • Walking tours of Cork, Galway and Derry with local guides
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • J. B. Keane's Pub in Listowel for tea and scones
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • "The Quiet Man" walking tour of Cong
  • The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre turf-cutting, tea and scones
  • Step dancing display in Cabra Castle Hotel
  • Sample local beer at Clarke's Bar in Drogheda
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum
  • Visits and admissions to Kilmainham Gaol, Russborough House, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Museum of Country Life, Belleek Pottery Factory, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
  • Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13107209

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin Tour & Kilmainham Gaol : Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your Dublin City guide at your hotel. Set out on a tour of Dublin's highlights to view Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the General Post Office. Visit Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland's leaders, including Robert Emmett, Eamon DeValera and Padraig Pearse, were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the evening meet your tour director and travel companions over a welcome drink.
    Day 2DublinRussborough House & Taylor's Three Rock Pub : This morning drive through the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains to Blessington for a guided tour of stately Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures of art and photography. The afternoon is free so that you may use your independent open-top bus voucher with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum. Head to Taylor's Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
    (B, D)
    Day 3CorkFarmhouse Visit & House of Waterford Crystal : Travel through Kildare to visit a traditional farmhouse to meet the owners and learn about country living while enjoying tea and freshly-baked scones. Drive south to Waterford to tour the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch experienced craftspeople create all the various stages of production, from glass blowing and cutting to the final polishing of pieces to make them sparkle. View magnificent trophies in the showrooms where you may also purchase stemware and other items. Continue along the south coast to Cork for an overnight stay.
    (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyBlarney Castle & Killarney : Start your day with a local guide on a brief walking tour of the city and the English Market. A few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle and climb to the battlements to kiss the famous &Stone of Eloquence.& Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods of all types. Drive through Counties Cork and Kerry to the colorful town of Kenmare. Stop at Moll's Gap for great views of part of the Ring of Kerry and watch trained dogs herding sheep. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 5KillarneyJaunting Car Ride & Dingle Peninsula : Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney's lakes. Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula to experience views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Return to the town of Dingle and enjoy a light lunch before returning to Killarney. The evening is free.
    (B, L)
    Day 6GalwayCliffs of Moher & Galway : Sample tea and scones in a pub in Listowel, associated with the writer, J. B. Keane. Travel north and cross the wide River Shannon Estuary by ferry and drive along the coast of County Clare. Here view the famous Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that rises 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O'Brien's Tower to get views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. Continue to Galway for a walking tour and check in to your hotel, which overlooks Galway Bay.
    (B, D)
    Day 7Galway"The Quiet Man" & Connemara : Drive to Cong where "The Quiet Man" movie was made in 1952. A guided walk will show you places featured in the production. Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through the elegant mansion, set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch before returning to Galway, where the rest of the day is free for independent sightseeing and dining.
    (B, D)
    Day 8DerryCountry Life Museum & Belleek China : Travel north to Castlebar to the Museum of Country Life which displays articles used in everyday life during the 19th and early 20th centuries. At that time most people were self-sufficient and produced nearly everything they needed on their farms. Travel through County Sligo and around Donegal Bay. Visit the Belleek Pottery Factory where craftspeople shape and decorate clay into delicate pieces and stop in Donegal town. Continue your drive through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry.
    (B, L)
    Day 9DerryDerry Walk & Giant's Causeway : Join a local guide for a walking tour around the ancient city of Derry to see the Guildhall, St. Columb's Cathedral, the Diamond and the 16th century walls. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle and explore the Giant's Causeway, huge hexagonal basalt columns formed over 60 million years ago. The oversized rocks have given rise to many legends. See turf cutting at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre and return to Derry for free time.
    (B, D)
    Day 10KingscourtTitanic Belfast & Cabra Castle Stay : Drive to Belfast for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon so that you can enjoy this lovely property and maybe play the 9-hole golf course. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing.
    (B, D)
    Day 11DroghedaMegalithic Tombs & Historic Drogheda Walk : Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. Tour one of them to see how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely. Continue to the historic town of Drogheda for a leisurely stroll with your tour director and sample locally-brewed beer in a traditional pub. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner with live music at Wm Cairnes Gastropub, located in a former brewery.
    (B, D)
    Day 12Tour Ends in DroghedaTour Ends in Drogheda : Your tour ends after breakfast. Drogheda is 30 miles north of Dublin Airport so ensure you have appropriate transfer arrangements made.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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    04/28/2017$2,376.00* (USD) / 12 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
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    Lodging
    Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
    The River Lee Hotel, Cork (1 night)
    Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway, Galway (2 nights)
    City Hotel, Derry, Derry (2 nights)
    Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
    The D Hotel, Drogheda (1 night)
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