Tour Overview


Authentic Local Experiences

  • In a CIE Tours Exclusive, enjoy a private early opening to enjoy a drink by a cozy turf fire as you listen to live traditional music at O'Connors in Salthill, Galway. It was 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 Guinness Book of Records as Europe’s Oldest Pub, it’s been serving thirsty customers since the 900s.

Dining Experiences

  • 7 hot breakfasts (B) and 6 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 hors d’oeuvres.

Tour highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Dublin
  • Dublin Castle
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
  • Dublin Writers Museum
  • Galway
  • Blarney
  • Blarney Castle
  • Dingle
  • Kissanes Sheep Farm
  • Kilkenny
  • Old Jameson Distillery

Overnights for this tour

  • 1 night in the Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
  • 1 night in the The Croke Park Hotel
  • 1 night in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
  • 1 night in the International Hotel
  • 1 night in the International Hotel
  • 1 night in the Galway Bay Hotel
  • 1 night in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel
  • 1 night in the Ashling 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 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 2 - Kilkenny & Smithwick’s Experience

Head to the small, historic city of Kilkenny for a guided 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 3 - Blarney Castle & Killarney

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 after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music. (B, D)

Day 4 - Dingle 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 in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner. (B, D)

Day 5 - Cliffs 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 dinnerat your hotel, then head out for a CIE Tours Exclusive: Private early access for a special evening of storytelling and traditional music by the turf fire at O’Connors Famous Pub in Salthill. (B, D)

Day 6 - Sean’s Bar & Lough Lee Cruise

Spend a leisurely morning and lunchtime exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. In Athlone, njoy your choice of Irish coffee, whiskey or beer as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking longship.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. Enjoy dinner in your Athlone hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 7 - Guinness 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 seventh-floor Gravity Bar. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum, where you will take a short private tour and savor a tasting. In a CIE Tours Exclusive, you'll enjoy a special after-hours experience with an information dinner and music from a traditional band - and they'll provide instruments so you can learn to play along. (B)

Day 8 - Tour Ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >

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Tour Prices

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