Unforgetabble Ireland 8 Days
After arriving in the capital city of Dublin, visit Blarney Castle and kiss (or just appreciate) the legendary Stone of Eloquence, and never again be lost for words! Discover Ireland’s spectacular mountains, peat bogs, lakes, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, as you travel through Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway City and Connemara.
Day 1: Welcome To Ireland
“Arrive at Dublin Airport. You will be met and transferred to your Dublin hotel. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city centre.
Overnight: Dublin (B,D)”
Day 2: Blarney Castle & Kerry
“Today meet with your driver & English speaking guide & depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route, stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. Here you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never again be lost for words. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. The presence of the Woollen Mills during the famine shielded Blarney from the worst effects of the famine, due to its employment of local workers. In 1976 Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker, bought the old mill property. Within a short period of time Chris & his family transformed the mill into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. Overnight: Kerry (B)”
Day 3: Ring of Kerry
“Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses, before arriving back in Killarney. Along the Ring of Kerry stop at a local farm for a sheepdog demonstration. Your visit starts with an overview of the different breeds of sheep, followed by an introduction to the farmer’s most important tools, his border collies. Next you will see a superb demonstration of sheep herding as the farmer with his dogs demonstrate how, by working together, he can take a flock of sheep from the mountain top to the sheep pen close to the farmyard.
OPTIONAL: Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney National Park – Supplement of $ 14.00 Per Person.
Enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Today enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town. Overnight: Kerry (B)”
Day 4: Burren & Cliffs Of Moher
“Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a strange & unique region in Europe; it is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare.
OPTIONAL: Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle – Supplement of $ 71.00 Per Person.
Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish entertainment and banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers & is a fitting compliment to the lively mead reception, a four-course meal and of course good wine.
Overnight: Limerick (B)”
Day 5: Galway City & Cruise
“This morning travel to Galway City & get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians & artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest & most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965. Next enjoy a cruise along Lough Corrib including scones & an Irish coffee. This
journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic Lough Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments & natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland.
Overnight: Galway (B,D)”
Day 6: Connemara
Today travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Next you will visit a bodhrán maker (traditional Irish drum). Roundstone Music and Crafts is located in a former Franciscan monastery in Roundstone, in the heart of Connemara. It is here that you will find the workshop of Malachy Kearns, better known as Malachy Bodhrán, who is famous for the manufacture of bodhráns, the oldest instruments that accompany traditional Irish music. Malachy makes bodhráns for the world famous Riverdance troupe and he is currently the only full-time bodhrán maker in Ireland. Overnight: Galway (B)
Day 7: Dublin’s Fair City
“Depart Galway for Dublin today. On arrival, you will first explore the north side of the city which offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street & Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city’s south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants.
OPTIONAL: Evening Entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock or similar – Supplement of $ 71.00 Per Person.
Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance. Overnight: Dublin (B)”
Day 8: Farewell
After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight.
|Max 29 Guests
|Apr 11 - Apr 18
|Apr 25 - May 02
|May 09 - May 16
|May 23 - May 30
|Jun 13 - Jun 20
|Jul 04 - Jul 11
|Jul 18 - Jul 25
|Aug 08 - Aug 15
|Aug 29 - Sep 05
|Sep 12 - Sep 19
|Sep 26 - Oct 03
|Oct 10 - Oct 17
|Oct 17 - Oct 24
|Academy Plaza / Riu Gresham Plaza or similar
|Randles Court / Dromhall or similar
|George Hotel or similar
|Clayton Hotel or similar
- 7 nights accommodationat 3/4 star hotels with full Irish Breakfast each morning
- Dinner at hotels on days 1 & 5
- Visits/Experiences:Blarney Castle, Sheepdog Demonstration, Shannon Car Ferry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Cathedral, Lough Corrib Cruise with scones and Irish Coffee, Kylemore Abbey,Roundstone Music&Crafts, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.
- Modern motor-coach with driver included as per itinerary
- English speaking guide included as per itinerary
- Porterage x1 piece of luggage pp in/out of hotels
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