2022 : Irish Spirit

9 Days/8 Nights

Explore town and country

This leisurely Irish tour covers the spectacular scenery of the countryside and seaside, with plenty of stops in the Emerald Isle's vibrant towns to stop and explore.

Trip Highlights:

  • GPO Museum
  • Glendalough
  • Johnstown Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Slane Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Castle

    Hotels:

  • Ashling Hotel
  • Clayton Whites Hotel
  • Killarney Towers Hotel
  • Kilronan Castle
  • Grand Canal Hotel
  • Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15828510

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2021
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin City Tour - EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum : Your tour starts at 2:00 PM at your hotel. Head out for a panoramic tour of Dublin with a local guide, seeing its grand Georgian buildings and squares, the River Liffey, and historic O'Connell Street. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, an award-winning, high-tech museum that chronicles the journeys made by Irish emigrants around the globe, and details the stories of the new lives made by the Irish abroad. Head back to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group, and then you'll be free to discover the city and dine at your leisure.
    Day 2WexfordGlendalough - Johnstown Castle : Set off for Glendalough, a valley in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Tour the picturesque ruins of the ancient monastery there; it thrived for centuries after being established by St Kevin in the sixth century. See several stone churches, large carved Celtic crosses, and an iconic round tower. Then, head to Wexford and visit Johnstown Castle, a romantic Gothic Revival castle in an idyllic setting. Tour the luxurious castle and its splendid gardens, both designed by one of the leading architects of the 19th century. Then head on to your hotel for dinner with your group. (B, D)
    Day 3KillarneyHouse of Waterford Crystal - Blarney Castle : Depart Wexford and head to Waterford, where you'll visit the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Watch superb artisans create sparkling masterpieces on a factory tour. Next, visit Blarney Castle, where you can climb the steep, winding staircase to kiss the famous Blarney Stone for the legendary gift of the gab, or enjoy the tranquil gardens. Head to Killarney, where you'll dine with your group in your hotel tonight. (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyJaunting Car Ride - Ring of Kerry Highlights - Kenmare : Take a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy's Reeks. Head out to see the highlights of the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's famed scenic drive. Stop in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe to visit our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Moriarty's. Stop for lunch in the charming town of Kenmare, before returning to Killarney where you will enjoy the rest of the day and evening at your leisure. (B, L)
    Day 5BallyfarnonCliffs of Moher - Kilronan Castle : Depart Killarney today and head north to the Cliffs of Moher. Visit the cliffs, taking in the glorious views from 700 feet above the churning Atlantic below. Arrive at your hotel for the next two nights, the fairytale Kilronan Castle, sitting on 40 acres of parkland. Lovingly restored in 2006, this beautiful castle hotel dates back to the 18th century and was home to the same family for three centuries. Dine with your group tonight in the splendid dining room. (B,D)
    Day 6BallyfarnonArigna Mining Experience - Sligo - Sheepdog Demonstration : Visit the Arigna Mining Experience to explore the fascinating, arduous work of coal miners and discover the impact of the industry on the local area from the 1700s through the closure of the mine in 1990. Visit Sligo, a town known for its literary and cultural heritage, and take some free time to explore. Next, immerse yourself in farm life, as you visit a traditional, family-owned farm in the shadow of beautiful Ben Bulben, the famed mountain that inspired William Butler Yeats. Watch skilled sheepdogs hard at work herding their flock. Return to enjoy your castle hotel for the evening. (B)
    Day 7DublinSlane Castle & Distillery - Irish Night : Visit Slane Castle and learn the colorful history of this estate, home to the Conyngham family since 1703, and how it has been the setting for legendary rock concerts by world-famous artists. Then, walk next door to Slane Distillery, housed in 250-year-old farm buildings, for a tour and a tasting of their signature triple-casked whiskey. The Conynghams teamed up with Brown-Forman, the family-owned American company that produces Jack Daniel's, to establish the distillery in 2016: their goal was to create the most environmentally-friendly distillery in the world. Head to Dublin, where you will delight in a lively evening of traditional Irish music, song, and dance with dinner at the Abbey Tavern. (B, D)
    Day 8DublinIndependent Touring in Dublin : Today you are free to explore Dublin independently, using your Hop-On, Hop-Off bus vouchers, plus choose one of Dublin's most popular attractions: Teeling Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse, or The GPO Museum. (B)
    Day 9DublinTour ends in Dublin : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
    Dates/Pricing

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    03/05/2022$1,995.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    03/24/2022$1,995.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    04/16/2022$2,220.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    04/23/2022$2,220.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/07/2022$2,435.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/19/2022$2,435.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/26/2022$2,435.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/04/2022$2,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/16/2022$2,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/30/2022$2,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    07/07/2022$2,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    07/16/2022$2,275.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/04/2022$2,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/27/2022$2,275.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/03/2022$2,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/17/2022$2,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/01/2022$2,095.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/22/2022$2,245.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    11/12/2022$1,995.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    Lodging
    Ashling Hotel
    Clayton Whites Hotel
    Killarney Towers Hotel
    Kilronan Castle
    Grand Canal Hotel

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    • 2022 : Irish Spirit

      From $1,995.00 (USD)

      Explore town and countryThis leisurely Irish tour covers the spectacular scenery of the countryside and seaside, with plenty of stops in the Emerald Isle's vibrant towns to stop and explore.

     
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