2020 - Irish Explorer

10 Days/9 Nights

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • See Donegal's spectacular Slieve League cliffs. More remote than the Cliffs of Moher, they're three times higher!
  • Gain unique insight into the history and heritage of the stunningly beautiful west of Ireland at Dan O'Hara's Homestead, and enjoy a farmhouse lunch.
  • Enjoy a pint and see the handcrafted "Game of Thrones" door carved from the trees of the Dark Hedges at Blakes of the Hollow Pub.

    Dining Experiences

  • 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 dinners (D) including a welcome dinner, Nancy's Bar in Ardara, and Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show.

    Trip Highlights

  • Belleek Pottery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory
  • Dan O'Hara's Homestead
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • Florence Court House
  • Whiskey Experience in Killarney
  • Blakes of the Hollow Pub - a CIE Tours exclusive
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Slieve League Cliffs

    Hotels

  • Clontarf Castle Hotel - Dublin (1 night)
  • Mill Park Hotel - Donegal (2 nights)
  • Hotel Meyrick - Galway (2 nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel - Killarney (2 nights)
  • Herbert Park Hotel - Dublin (2 nights)
  • Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14514640

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2019
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin Touring & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum : Tour begins 2:00 PM at the Clontarf Castle lobby, a short ride from Dublin Airport and a few miles to the north of Dublin city center. Head out for a tour of central Dublin with a local guide to see elegant Georgian squares, public buildings, and monuments. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery, a fascinating who's who of modern Irish history. Join your group for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the castle hotel. (D)
    Day 2DonegalFlorence Court House & Blakes Pub : Visit Florence Court House, home of the Irish Yew. The original tree, discovered in 1760, can still be viewed on the grounds. Tour the magnificent 18th century mansion, renowned for its elaborate rococo plasterwork. Next, a CIE Tours exclusive: visit Blakes of the Hollow Pub, a Victorian bar that retains many features original to its founding in 1887. Famed author John McGahern, a regular visitor, described it as "one of the happiest and most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland". Take a photo by its official "Game of Thrones" door highlighting the series' sixth season. Continue your travels north to Donegal. With its windswept hills where only sheep can thrive, Donegal is renowned for woolen production and tweeds. (B, D)
    Day 3DonegalSlieve League Cliffs & Glengesh : Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe. Afterwards, sample home-baked scones with coffee or tea. Travel along the coast then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys to Donegal Town, a busy shopping town that was once a Viking port. Watch demonstrations of spinning and weaving at a local woolen shop. Enjoy an early dinner with a drink and music at the popular Nancy's Bar in Ardara. (B, D)
    Day 4GalwayBelleek Pottery & Galway Cruise : Discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. You'll go behind the scenes to see how this world-famous fine china is made. Travel south to Galway and embark on a cruise of Lough Corrib for unsurpassed views of castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest (Cruise runs on March 29- October 30 departures) (B, D)
    Day 5GalwayScenic Connemara & Dan O'Hara Homestead : Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes, and peat bogs an added dimension. Stop at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory where craftsmen demonstrate fine glass cutting. Travel through the picturesque scenery of hills and lakes to visit Dan O'Hara's Homestead. Experience traditional methods of farming, see Connemara ponies, and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy free time before dinner. (B, L)
    Day 6KillarneyCliffs of Moher & Killarney : Drive through Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O'Brien's Tower for views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Drive through the pleasant countryside of Country Clare, which is dotted with ruined castles. Enjoy lunch on your own in a coastal village. Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney and partake of the Celtic Whiskey Bar experience with dinner that includes a chocolate tasting. (B, D)
    Day 7KillarneyRing of Kerry Tour : Head out to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most famous and popular scenic drive. Immerse yourself in farm life with a demonstration of sheepdogs herding flocks. Enjoy a casual lunch and continue on the scenic drive. Pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll's Gap. In Killarney, enjoy free time to discover some of the excellent restaurants and lively pubs. (B, D)
    Day 8DublinBlarney Castle & Abbey Tavern : Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colorful gardens. Head to the Abbey Tavern for Irish cuisine, and an evening of lively entertainment. (B, D)
    Day 9DublinIndependent Bus Tour : Enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. (B)
    Day 10DublinYour Tour Ends in Dublin : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
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    03/08/2020$1,999.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
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    09/06/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/20/2020$3,549.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/27/2020$2,599.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/04/2020$2,499.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/11/2020$2,399.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/18/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Clontarf Castle Hotel - Dublin (1 night)
    Mill Park Hotel - Donegal (2 nights)
    Hotel Meyrick - Galway (2 nights)
    Killarney Plaza Hotel - Killarney (2 nights)
    Herbert Park Hotel - Dublin (2 nights)

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    • 2020 - Irish Explorer

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      Tour HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences See Donegal's spectacular Slieve League cliffs. More remote than the Cliffs of Moher, they're three times higher!

     
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