2020 - The Irish Pub Tour

9 Days/8 Nights

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Sip a drink by a cozy turf fire as you listen to live traditional music at O'Connor's Famous Pub - recently made famous as the setting for Ed Sheeran's "Galway Girl" video.
  • Raise a glass at Sean's Bar, in a special CIE Tours Exclusive; featured in the Guiness Book of Records as Europe's Oldest Pub, it's been serving thirsty customers since the 900s.

    Dining Experiences

  • 8 hot breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) including The Church Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Celtic Whiskey Bar (including a Tasting and Chocolate Pairing) and a farewell evening at the Irish Whiskey Museum, including live music, a private bar, whiskey tour and hor d'oevres.

    Trip Highlights

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Smithwick's Experience
  • Sean's Bar - Oldest Pub in Europe (CIE Tours Exclusive)
  • South Pole Inn with Irish coffee
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

    Hotels

  • Hilton Garden Inn Custom House or Croke Park Hotel - Dublin (1)
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel - Kilkenny (1)
  • International Hotel - Killarney (2)
  • Galway Bay Hotel - Galway (1 night)
  • Sheraton Athlone Hotel - Athlone (1 night)
  • Ashling Hotel - Dublin (2)
  • Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14514770

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2019
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin Tour & Welcome Drink : Tour starts 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin, a friendly city famed for its wit and sense of fun. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group at The Church Café Bar and Restaurant; this converted building is where brewer Arthur Guinness was married, playwright Sean O'Casey was baptized, and where Handel practiced the organ before the first-ever public performance of his "Messiah" in 1742. (D)
    Day 2KilkennyKilkenny & Smithwick's Experience : Head to the small, historic city of Kilkenny for a walking tour along its Medieval Mile to experience its rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and well-preserved merchants' houses. Stop at one of its classic pubs. Smell the hops and enjoy a sample on a tour of Smithwick's Experience, telling the story of the popular brewery in the heart of the city since 1710. Spend some free time browsing in charming Kilkenny before dinner. (B, D)
    Day 3KillarneyBlarney Castle & Killarney : Visit the Dungarvan Brewing Company and learn about their traditional, bottle-conditioned ales and stouts. Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the "Gift of the Gab" or explore the beautiful gardens. Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney - a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century - where you will have free time to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music. (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyDingle Peninsula & Celtic Whiskey Bar : Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, "Ryan's Daughter" and "Far & Away," which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an early explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole and opened the pub in 1927 after his return to Ireland. Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional farming life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding. Enjoy some free time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner. (B, D)
    Day 5GalwayCliffs of Moher & Galway : Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. In the evening, have an early dinner at your hotel, then head out for a special evening of storytelling and traditional music by the turf fire at O'Connors Famous Pub in Salthill. (B, D)
    Day 6AthloneSean's Bar & Lough Lee Cruise : Spend a leisurely morning and lunchtime exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. Enjoy an Irish coffee as you cruise along Lough Ree on the Viking Mike Boat Cruise. Then head to Sean's Bar in Athlone for a CIE Tours Exclusive. Sean's Bar is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it's the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub's rich history. (B, D)
    Day 7DublinGuinness Storehouse & Irish Whiskey Museum : Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city - one of Ireland's most popular attractions -and enjoy a sample of Ireland's iconic brew as you enjoy the panoramic view from the viewing tower. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum, which tells the story of Irish whiskey in an innovative and entertaining way. Enjoy a short tour and a tasting followed by an informal dinner and traditional music. (B, D)
    Day 8DublinIndependent Tour in Dublin : Spend the day independently on the Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, plus your choice of a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, GPO Witness History, or Trinity College and the Book of Kells. (B)
    Day 9DublinTour ends in Dublin : Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    03/14/2020$1,999.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    03/21/2020$1,949.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
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    08/26/2020$2,429.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
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    09/16/2020$2,379.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/23/2020$2,279.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
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    Lodging
    Hilton Garden Inn Custom House or Croke Park Hotel - Dublin (1)
    Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel - Kilkenny (1)
    International Hotel - Killarney (2)
    Galway Bay Hotel - Galway (1 night)
    Sheraton Athlone Hotel - Athlone (1 night)
    Ashling Hotel - Dublin (2)

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    • 2020 - The Irish Pub Tour

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      Tour HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences Sip a drink by a cozy turf fire as you listen to live traditional music at O'Connor's Famous Pub - recently made famous as the setting for Ed Sheeran's "Galway Girl" video.

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