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Elegant Ireland | 10 Day Escorted 2019 | From $2,649 Land Only

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

  • Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel Dublin (1 night)
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
  • Old Ground Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
  • Agahdoe Heights Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Celtic Ross Hotel (2 nights)
  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dublin (1 night)

    Meals

    • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
    • 8 dinners
    • 1 Lunch
    • Welcome get-together drink

    Other Inclusions

    • Visits, tours and admissions
    • 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

     

    9 Nights / 18 Meals

    Starts in Dublin / Ends in Dublin

    Highlights:

    Merry Ploughboy Dinner & Show

    Dingle Peninsula

    Cliffs of Moher

    Kylemore Abbey

                                                                                                      Charles Fort

                                                                                          Clonmacnoise Monastic Site

     

    10 Day Elegant Ireland Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Book of Kells

    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel.Then join your group for a guided walking tour of Trinity College, where you’ll view the Book of Kells. Enjoy a welcome drink before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a lively show.

    Day 2: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & 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. Take a walking tour of Galway with a local guide. See the Claddagh, once a fishing village, where the famous ring originated.

    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.

    Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Ennis

    Watch trained dogs herd sheep and enjoy tea and homemade scones. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a walking tour of Ennis, dating back to the 11th century, with narrow streets and quaint shops.

    Day 5: Flying Boat Museum & Killarney

    Cross the River Shannon Estuary on a short ferry and drive along the shore to Foynes to visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Stop in Listowel to explore and lunch on your own before heading to picturesque Killarney. Dine at Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House.

    Day 6: Dingle Peninsula & Gallarus Oratory

    Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and rocky headlands. Visit 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.

    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 County Cork coast and through Bantry and Skibbereen before arriving in Rosscarbery.

    Day 8: Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale

    Travel along the West Cork coast to view Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240, with picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Head to Kinsale, renowned since medieval times for seafaring trade. Join a local guide at the star-shaped Charles Fort before taking a gentle stroll through town.

    Day 9: Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle

    Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a stroll through the grounds. Shop for quality Irish-made products at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Arrive at your luxurious castle hotel near Dublin and enjoy a farewell dinner at a Dublin restaurant.

    Day 10: Tour Ends at Dunboyne Castle

    Your tour ends after breakfast.

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