2017 - 13 Day Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

4 Star Vacation - 12 Nights - 23 Meals

Highlights:

  • Explore the Magnificent Scenic West Coast of Ireland
  • Dublin's Famous Abbey Tavern Evening
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Kiss The Blarney Stone
  • Discover the Dingle Peninsula
  • Medieval Castle Banquet

    Hotels:

    Superior First Class

  • Old Ground Hotel
    Ennis (1 night)
  • Hotel Westport
    Westport (2 nights)
  • Kees Hotel
    Stranorlar (2 nights)
  • Stormont Hotel
    Belfast (1 night)
  • Ashling Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • Celtic Ross Hotel
    Rosscarbery (1 night)
  • Dingle Skellig Hotel
    Dingle (2 nights)
  • The Inn at Dromoland
    Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)

    Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 12 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 9 dinners (D) including
    - Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner/show
    - Bunratty or Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 7 table d'hote dinners
  • 2 Lunches (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Walking tours of Galway, Westport, Derry and Dublin's Trinity College with local guides
  • Day tour to Achill Island
  • Tours of Belfast and Dublin
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn
  • Sheepdog trials & Dingle Bay cruise
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum
  • Visits and admissions to Cliffs of Moher, Westport House, Museum of Country Life, Donegal Castle, Glenveagh Castle & National Park, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Down Cathedral, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Bunratty Folk Park
  • 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 13107214

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1EnnisShannon Arrival & Cliffs of Moher : Your Irish trip starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your hotel in Ennis, which is 16 miles from Shannon Airport. Take a short ride to the Atlantic Coast to view the Cliffs of Moher, rising above the foaming Atlantic breakers. Get together with your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink to discuss your trip before dinner in your hotel.
    (D)
    Day 2WestportGalway & Connemara : Head to Galway for a walking tour to see the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle and the narrow streets of the city center. Journey through Spiddal to the lovely Connemara region with its hills, lakes and open land. Stop in Leenane, where the movie, "The Field" was made. Continue to Westport, an attractive estate town built in 1780, with lots of interesting shops and traditional pubs, many with live music. Check in to your hotel where dinner is served.
    (B,D)
    Day 3WestportAchill Island & Westport House : Cross by bridge to Achill Island and follow the Atlantic Drive for great mountain and ocean scenery. See the Deserted Village, 100 stone cottages abandoned around the time of the 1840's Famine. Return to Westport and enjoy a casual lunch before for touring Westport House, an 18th century mansion, set in superb parkland with magnificent views. Take a gentle walking tour of Westport and the evening is free.
    (B,L)
    Day 4StranorlarCountry Life & Donegal Castle : Visit the Museum of Country Life which features exhibits of domestic goods in daily use during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Drive through Counties Mayo and Sligo and around Donegal Bay to Donegal town. Tour Donegal Castle, built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century and expanded in the 17th century. Drive through the Bluestack Mountains to your next hotel in Stranorlar.
    (B, D)
    Day 5StranorlarGlenveagh Castle & Grand Atlantic Drive : Travel into the heart of Donegal to Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair evicted 225 tenants to build Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Learn about the history of the mansion as you tour the rooms and walk around the extensive gardens filled with exotic plants. Then experience the glorious natural beauty of the Grand Atlantic Drive, which winds around the coastline through Downings and Rosapenna. Stop to admire views and take photos. Return to Stranorlar and relax a little before dinner.
    (B,D)
    Day 6BelfastDerry & Giant's Causeway : In Derry join a local guide for a walking tour to see medieval city walls, the Diamond and St. Columb's Cathedral. Drive along the north coast, pausing for photos at Dunluce Castle. Explore the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Experience wonderful scenery along the coastal Nine Glens of Antrim route and continue to Belfast.
    (B,D)
    Day 7DublinTitanic Belfast & Dublin's Abbey Tavern : Take a panoramic tour around central Belfast followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about the famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Visit Down Cathedral to learn about the history of the place and see the historical burial place of St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. Travel to Dublin and check in to your hotel. Head to the popular Abbey Tavern for a hearty dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
    (B,D)
    Day 8DublinDublin Tour & Book of Kells : Tour Dublin city to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly-painted doorways; pass St. Stephen's Green and shopping areas around Nassau Street; cross the River Liffey to O'Connell Street and see the General Post Office where the 1916 Rising started. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the 8th century manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the afternoon use your independent vouchers for an open-top bus tour all around central Dublin and a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum.
    (B)
    Day 9RosscarberyBlarney Castle : Drive through prime agricultural country and pause for photos of the stately Rock of Cashel, a limestone outcrop containing 12th century church ruins. Continue south to County Cork and to Blarney. Here you may climb Blarney Castle and kiss the famous &Stone of Eloquence.& Shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills or take a look around the village green. Travel along the picturesque County Cork coast to Rosscarbery and check in to your hotel.
    (B, D)
    Day 10DingleKillarney's Jaunting Car & Dingle Peninsula : Continue along the coastal route through Bantry and at Kenmare admire breathtaking scenery as you drive along part of the Ring of Kerry. In Killarney travel by horse-drawn jaunting car to view Ross Castle set on Killarney's largest lake, Lough Leane before sitting down to a casual lunch. Drive out along the Dingle Peninsula and stop at the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee before continuing to your hotel in Dingle town. Your hotel is close to Dingle town which has lots of restaurants and pubs to choose for an independent dinner.
    (B, L)
    Day 11DingleSheepdogs & Dingle Bay Cruise : Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula with heathery mountains and sandy beaches. Drive to Slea Head at the westernmost tip of the peninsula for lovely vistas and watch skilled dogs obeying commands from the shepherd to round up mountain sheep. Back in Dingle embark on a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and Bay for great panoramic views of the Ring of Kerry and the shoreline of the Dingle Peninsula. Spend an afternoon at leisure to browse around the town or relax in your hotel.
    (B, D)
    Day 12Newmarket-on-FergusFoynes Flying Boats & Medieval Banquet : At the Foynes Flying Boat Museum learn about the early days of flight, during the 1930's and 1940's and Irish coffee was first created here. Drive to Bunratty and visit the Bunratty Folk Park to see traditional cottages. You may like to spend free time in Durty Nelly's Pub. Head to either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for an evening of feasting and song to transport you in spirit to the Middle Ages.
    (B,D)
    Day 13Tour Ends at ShannonTour Ends at Shannon : Your tour ends after breakfast this morning.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    06/05/2017$2,798.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/19/2017$2,798.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/03/2017$2,798.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/17/2017$2,798.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/31/2017$2,798.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/28/2017$2,798.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/11/2017$2,798.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/25/2017$2,648.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/09/2017$2,498.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/23/2017$2,498.00* (USD) / 13 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Old Ground Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
    Hotel Westport, Westport (2 nights)
    Kees Hotel, Stranorlar (2 nights)
    Stormont Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
    Ashling Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
    Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery (1 night)
    Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle (2 nights)
    The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $554

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    • 2017 - 13 Day Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

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      Highlights: Explore the Magnificent Scenic West Coast of Ireland Dublin's Famous Abbey Tavern Evening Giant's Causeway Kiss The Blarney Stone Discover the Dingle Peninsula Medieval Castle BanquetHotels:Superior First Class Old Ground Hotel Ennis (1 n...

     
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