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Irish Legends | 10 Day Escorted 2019 | From $1,999 Land Only

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

      • Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa (1 night)
      • Newpark Hotel Kilkenny (2 nights)
      • Killarney Towers Hotel (2 nights)
      • Salthill Hotel Galway (2 nights)
      • North Star Hotel Dublin (2 night)

        Meal

        • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
        • 6 Dinners
        • 2 Lunches
        • 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 / 17 Meals

        Starts in Dublin / Ends in Dublin

        Highlights:

        Aran Islands Excursion

        Cobh Heritage Centre

        Clonmacnoise Monastic Site

        Dun Aengus Fort

        Cliffs of Moher

                             Irish National Stud & Gardens



        10 Day Irish Legends Itinerary

        Day 1 : Dublin Arrival & Malahide Castle

        Tour begins 2:00 PM at Dunboyne Castle. Ensure you book an appropriate transfer to Dunboyne Castle as there is no public transportation service there. Head out to visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185 and filled with medieval artifacts. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.

        Day 2 : National Stud & Kilkenny Walk

        Visit the home of equine royalty, the Irish National Stud, where you’ll see immaculately bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Take a walk around the grounds to see St. Fiachra’s Garden and the miniature Japanese Gardens. Take a walking tour of Kilkenny with a local guide along the Medieval Mile, the main thoroughfare to see historic streets and buildings. The evening is free for dining on your own.

        Day 3 : Waterford Crystal & Dunbrody Famine Ship

        Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Then join a local guide for a gentle walking tour to hear stories about the Waterford’s long history and some of its colorful characters. Explore more of the town with time for lunch on your own, and head to New Ross to explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel used during the 1840s Famine to transport emigrants to North America.

        Day 4 : Cobh Heritage Centre & Blarney Castle

        Travel south to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic and where many places associated with the liner still exist. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America. Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House. Treat yourself to quality Irish goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Killarney.

        Day 5 : Killarney & Dingle Peninsula

        Spend the morning at leisure in Killarney, a little town with an ideal location beside Ireland’s highest mountains. Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula as you drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Take a group photo amidst the scenic landscape. Stop at the South Pole Inn to learn about Tom Crean, an early Irish explorer who braved the South Pole. Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley’s Bar and Restaurant before returning to Killarney.

        Day 6 : Cliffs of Moher & Galway Panoramic Tour

        Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs where on a clear day you can see great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd sheep. Head to Galway for a panoramic city tour.

        Day 7 : Aran Islands & Pre-Historic Dun Aengus Fort

        Set out across the Galway Bay for Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. These rocky islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintain traditional fishing and farming methods. Head to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below.Explore Kilronan, the main town, and enjoy a casual lunch before returning by ferry.

        Day 8 : Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Sean's Bar

        Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Marvel at elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Head to nearby Athlone and stop at Sean’s Bar. This pub has a documented history going right back to 900 AD. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries were discovered. Later, enjoy an Irish dinner and traditional entertainment at the landmark Abbey Tavern.

        Day 9 : Dublin City Tour

        Enjoy an indepedent Dublin city tour with a Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and sightseeing vouchers.

        Day 10 : Tour Ends in Dublin

        Your program ends after breakfast.

         

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