Tour Overview

Your Escorted Coach Tour of Ireland Includes

12 days/11 nights/21 meals

  • Roundtrip group airport transfers when you book our flights - $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 11 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 8 dinners (D) including
    - Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
    - Wm Cairnes Gastropub farewell dinner
    - 6 table d'hote dinners
  • 2 Lunches (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Dublin and Belfast
  • Farmhouse visit for tea and scones
  • Walking tours of Cork, Galway, Derry and Drogheda with local guides
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • J. B. Keane’s Pub in Listowel for tea and scones
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • “The Quiet Man" walking tour of Cong
  • Sheans Heritage Farm turf-cutting, tea and scones
  • Step dancing display in Cabra Castle Hotel
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to Kilmainham Gaol, Russborough House, House of Waterford Crystal, Waterford’s Medieval Museum, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, Museum of Country Life, W. B. Yeats’ Grave, Belleek Pottery Factory, Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Your Hotels

Stay at the following (or similar):

  • Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • River Lee Hotel, Cork (1 night)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Galway Hotel,Galway (2 nights) (Castlecourt Hotel, Westport for July 24 departure)
  • City Hotel, Derry (2 nights)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
  • The D Hotel, Drogheda (1 night)

Tour highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Giants Causeway
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Blasket Centre
  • Galway
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Quiet Man
  • Cabra Castle Hotel
  • Abbey Tavern
  • Belleek Pottery Factory
  • Blarney Castle
  • Dingle
  • Boyne Valley
  • Waterford Crystal Centre
  • Newgrange
  • W.B. Yeats Grave

Day 1 - Dublin Tour & Kilmainham Gaol

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on a tour of highlights of the city and view Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the General Post Office, and tour Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland’s leaders were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 2 - EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum & Taylors Three Rock Pub

Visit EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, the world's only fully digital museum, and discover the story of the 10 million people who have left Ireland over the last 1,500 years –and their impact on the world. Your afternoon is free to explore Dublin. Later, enjoy dinner and entertainment at Taylors Three Rock Pub. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 3 - Farmhouse Visit & House of Waterford Crystal

Travel through Kildare to visit a traditional farmhouse and learn about country living while enjoying tea and scones. At the House of Waterford Crystal, watch experienced craftspeople blow glass and cut crystal. Continue along the south coast to Cork for dinner. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 4 - Blarney Castle & Killarney

Start your day with a local guide on a brief walking tour of Cork and the English Market. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll through the lovely gardens. Enjoy the scenery in Counties Cork and Kerry as you head to the colorful town of Kenmare. Stop at Moll’s Gap for great views of part of the Ring of Kerry. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 5 - Jaunting Car Ride & Dingle Peninsula

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate and see Lough Leane, the largest of Killarney’s lakes. Travel to the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Enjoy a demonstration of highly-skilled sheepdogs herding sheep at a local farm. Stop at Slea Head to admire the views and take photos. Enjoy dinner at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry while you hear a fun talk on Gaelic sports. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 6 - Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate and see Lough Leane, the largest of Killarney’s lakes. Travel to the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Enjoy a demonstration of highly-skilled sheepdogs herding sheep at a local farm. Stop at Slea Head to admire the views and take photos. Enjoy dinner at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry while you hear a fun talk on Gaelic sports. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 7 - Connemara & Corrib Cruise

Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Take a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib and sip some creamy Irish coffee (seasonal). Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through the elegant mansion set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch before returning to Galway, where the rest of the day is free for independent sightseeing and dining. (B, L)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 8 - Ballintubber Abbey & Belleek Pottery

Travel north to Claremorris to visit Ballintubber Abbey, known as “the Abbey that refused to die,” Ireland's only royal Abbey, which has been in continuous use for more than 780 years. Visit Belleek Pottery, then follow the Atlantic shoreline of Donegal Bay to the town of Donegal for some free time. Continue your drive through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 9 - Giant's Causeway & Derry Walk

Explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Back in Derry, join a local guide for a walk around this historic city’s medieval walls; take a walk across the Peace Bridge and complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant. You'll enjoy a drink with your dinner and a flight of 4 of the brewery's beers to taste - plus you'll get a bottle of CIE Tours' signature beer to take away. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 10 - Titanic Belfast & Cabra Castle Stay

Head to Belfast for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon to enjoy this lovely property. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 11 - Megalithic Tombs & Farewell Dinner

Visit the Brú na Boinne Visitor Centre to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, followed by a visit to one of these mysterious marvels. Travel to your hotel in Trim, the setting for some scenes of the movie "Braveheart", and enjoy some free time. In the evening, share a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 12 - Tour Ends in Trim

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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Notes

Single Room supplements: $591.

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