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Irish Spirit | 8 Day Escorted 2019 | From $1,799 Land Only

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

      • Ashling Hotel or Radisson Blu St. Helen's(1 night)
      • Dooley's Hotel Waterford (1 night)
      • Killarney Towers Hotel (2 nights)
      • The Lodge at Ashford Castle (2 nights)
      • Grand Canal Hotel Dublin (1 nights)

        Meals

        • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
        • 5 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
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        7 Nights / 13 Meals

        Starts in Dublin / Ends in Dublin

        Highlights:

        Irish Evenings in Dublin & Killarney

        Kilkenny Castle

        Ring of Kerry & Connemara

        Cliffs of Moher

        Skellig Experience

        Clonmacnoise Monastic Site



        8 Day Irish Spirit Tour Itinerary

        Day 1 : Dublin Tour & GPO Museum

        Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on a tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, and a drive long the wide O’Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum and enjoy a welcome drink before dining independently at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

        Day 2 : Kilkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal

        Enjoy the Irish countryside as you head to the city of Kilkenny to visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. Immerse yourself in its rich history through its collection of portraits and artefacts. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces by skilled glass blowers and cutters during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide to learn about the region’s history.

        Day 3 : Jameson Experience & Blarney Castle

        Head out to County Cork to Midleton for a tour of the Jameson Experience, a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey complete with a sample at the end. Next up, treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills Then visit the famous Blarney Castle with a climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. After dinner, you may want to explore town on your own, perhaps sampling a lively pub or two.

        Day 4 : Ring of Kerry & Irish Night

        Start your day with a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Cross over to Valentia Island and learn about the island of Skellig Michael, home of early Christian monks and where scenes from the film “Star Wars VII” were filmed. Stop in the charming village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening, head out for an Irish night of dinner and a traditional show.

        Day 5 : Cliffs of Moher & The Lodge at Ashford Castle

        Drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of limestone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for great views. Drive through the heart of The Burren to watch a demonstration of the incredible skills of a border collie rounding up sheep. Travel around the shores of Galway Bay for a short tour of Galway city before checking in to your hotel.

        Day 6 : Lough Corrib Cruise & Connemara

        Enjoy a scenic cruise of Lough Corrib on board the Corrib Princess. Dine on a casual lunch at Eddies of Clonbur, a traditional pub. Explore scenic Connemara and the crossroads known as the Maam Cross. Return to the Lodge at Ashford so that you may enjoy many of the facilities it has to offer.

        Day 7: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Dublin's Abbey Tavern

        Head to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Continue your journey to Dublin and enjoy the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city. Finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing.

        Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin

        Your tour ends after breakfast.

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