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Tour Overview

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Discover the rich heritage of Dublin’s Trinity College, visting the library to see the Book of Kells, a splendid medieval manuscript.
  • Take a walking tour of Kinsale and learn the history of this former fishing port, which is haven for foodies and art-lovers today.

Dining Experiences

  • 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D) including Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and show, Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House and a farewell dinner at a Dublin restaurant..

Tour highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Dublin
  • Killarney
  • Galway
  • Kinsale
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Blarney
  • Cork
  • Blarney Castle
  • Dingle
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Trinity College Dublin & Book of Kells

Overnights for this tour

  • 1 night in the Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel - Dublin
  • 1 night in the Salthill Hotel
  • 1 night in the Salthill Hotel
  • 1 night in the Old Ground Hotel
  • 1 night in the Aghadoe Heights Hotel
  • 1 night in the Aghadoe Heights Hotel
  • 2 nights in the Maritime Hotel
  • 1 night in the Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Accommodation options

  • Superior & First Class Hotels
  • Private En-Suite Facilities in All Rooms
  • Breakfast Included
  • All Local Taxes and Hotel Service Charges Included

Day 1 - Dublin Arrival & Book of Kells

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Join your group for a guided walking tour of Trinity College, where you’ll view the Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s most important cultural treasures – a beautiful manuscript created by monks in the ninth century. Enjoy a welcome drink before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a lively show. (D)

Day 2 - Clonmacnoise & Galway

Journey across the rolling pastures to visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 544 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Journey on to Galway, and enjoy a walking tour of Galway with a local guide. Walk the medieval streetscape and see the Claddagh, once a shing village, where the famous ring originated. (B, D)

Day 3 - Lough Corrib Cruise & Connemara

Embark for a cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the scenery and sip an Irish coffee while enjoying an Irish dancing demonstration. Drive through scenic Connemara. At Kylemore Abbey, visit elegant rooms and the charming lakeside church. Enjoy lunch and more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore and dine on your own. (B, L)

Day 4 - Cliffs of Moher & Ennis

Visit a traditional farm to watch sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding sheep and enjoy tea and homemade scones. Travel through the rugged beauty of the Burren to visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Take a walking tour of Ennis with a local guide; this town of narrow streets, dating back to the 11th century, is known for its lively traditional music scene. (B, D)

Day 5 - Flying Boat & Maritime Museum & Killarney

Cross the River Shannon on a short ferry ride and drive along the shore to visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Stop in Listowel to explore and have lunch independently before heading to picturesque Killarney. Dine at the award-winning Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House. (B, D)

Day 6 - Dingle Peninsula & Gallarus Oratory

Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Visit the Gallarus Oratory, a stone chapel that was also a shelter for pilgrims. Stop in Dingle to explore and have lunch on your own. Return to your hotel in Killarney for dinner. (B, D)

Day 7 - Killarney’s Jaunting Car & Cork Coastline

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane. Stop at Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate to admire the unspoiled scenery. Drive to Kenmare to have lunch and explore on your own. Continue along the scenic West Cork coast before arriving in Bantry. (B,D)

Day 8 - Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale

Travel along the West Cork coast to visit Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240, with picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Head to Kinsale, renowned since medieval times for its seafaring trade, and now a picturesque town beloved by foodies and art-lovers. Join a local guide at the star-shaped Charles Fort before taking a gentle stroll through town. (B,D)

Day 9 - Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle

Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a stroll through the grounds. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Dublin’s trendy Beef and Lobster Restaurant before continuing north to your hotel in nearby Co. Meath. (B,D)

Day 10 - Tour Ends at Dunboyne Castle

Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2020 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2019.   >

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