2018 TASTE OF IRELAND (TOUR C) 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Trip Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Skellig Experience

Dining Experiences:

  • Three dinners including a Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and show, and a lively medieval castle banquet.

Hotels:

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
    Dublin (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel
    Bunratty (1 night)

Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

Day 1: DUBLIN & MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB

Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on an orientation tour of Dublin city centre. Highlights include the main thoroughfares to see historic building such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed, and O’Connell Street to view the General Post Office where the 1916 Rising started. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show.

(D)

Day 2: BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY
Relax and enjoy the picturesque midlands of Ireland, with its many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Continue into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in the charming town of Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains forming a backdrop.

(B, D)

Day 3: RING OF KERRY & SKELLIG EXPERIENCE
Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of photo stops along the way. Enjoy a casual lunch before crossing the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian monks on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the “Star Wars VII” movie. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly-painted houses and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration. Enjoy the evening in Killarney for dinner on your own and perhaps a visit to one of the town’s many lively pubs.

(B, L)

Day 4: CLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL CASTLE
Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher – soaring 700 feet (200m) above the Atlantic surf. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the charming town of Ennis to Bunratty. In the evening head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a memorable experience. During and after the meal lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music.
(B, D)

Day 5: SHANNON DEPARTURE
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

5 days Dublin to Shannon
Start
Dublin
End
Shannon
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Mon Apr 02 2018 Fri Apr 06 2018 C$1405
Thu Apr 05 2018 Mon Apr 09 2018 C$1365
Sat Apr 07 2018 Wed Apr 11, 2018 C$1690
Mon Apr 09 2018 Fri Apr 13, 2018 C$1365
Thu Apr 12, 2018 Mon Apr 16, 2018 C$1405
Sat Apr 14, 2018 Wed Apr 18, 2018 C$1365
Thu Apr 19, 2018 Mon Apr 23, 2018 C$1365
Sat Apr 21, 2018 Wed Apr 25, 2018 C$1405
Mon Apr 23, 2018 Fri Apr 27, 2018 C$1405
Sat Apr 28, 2018 Wed May 02 2018 C$1535
Mon Apr 30, 2018 Fri May 04 2018 C$1535
Thu May 03 2018 Mon May 07 2018 C$2035
Sat May 05 2018 Wed May 09 2018 C$1710
Mon May 07 2018 Fri May 11, 2018 C$1710
Thu May 10, 2018 Mon May 14, 2018 C$1710
Sat May 12, 2018 Wed May 16, 2018 C$1710
Mon May 14, 2018 Fri May 18, 2018 C$1710
Thu May 17, 2018 Mon May 21, 2018 C$1760
Sat May 19, 2018 Wed May 23, 2018 C$1710
Sat May 26, 2018 Wed May 30, 2018 C$1760
Thu May 31, 2018 Mon Jun 04 2018 C$1710
Sat Jun 02 2018 Wed Jun 06 2018 C$1760
Mon Jun 04 2018 Fri Jun 08 2018 C$1760
Thu Jun 07 2018 Mon Jun 11, 2018 C$1710
Sat Jun 09 2018 Wed Jun 13, 2018 C$1760
Mon Jun 18, 2018 Fri Jun 22, 2018 C$1710
Thu Jun 21, 2018 Mon Jun 25, 2018 C$1760
Sat Jun 23, 2018 Wed Jun 27, 2018 C$1760
Mon Jun 25, 2018 Fri Jun 29, 2018 C$1760
Sat Jun 30, 2018 Wed Jul 04 2018 C$1710
Mon Jul 02 2018 Fri Jul 06 2018 C$1760
Thu Jul 05 2018 Mon Jul 09 2018 C$2035
Sat Jul 07 2018 Wed Jul 11, 2018 C$1760
Mon Jul 09 2018 Fri Jul 13, 2018 C$1710
Thu Jul 12, 2018 Mon Jul 16, 2018 C$1760
Mon Jul 16, 2018 Fri Jul 20, 2018 C$1760
Thu Jul 19, 2018 Mon Jul 23, 2018 C$1710
Sat Jul 21, 2018 Wed Jul 25, 2018 C$1710
Mon Jul 23, 2018 Fri Jul 27, 2018 C$1760
Thu Jul 26, 2018 Mon Jul 30, 2018 C$1760
Sat Jul 28, 2018 Wed Aug 01 2018 C$1760
Mon Jul 30, 2018 Fri Aug 03 2018 C$1760
Thu Aug 02 2018 Mon Aug 06 2018 C$1760
Sat Aug 04 2018 Wed Aug 08 2018 C$1760
Thu Aug 16, 2018 Mon Aug 20, 2018 C$1760
Sat Aug 18, 2018 Wed Aug 22, 2018 C$1760
Mon Aug 20, 2018 Fri Aug 24, 2018 C$1710
Thu Aug 23, 2018 Mon Aug 27, 2018 C$1710
Sat Aug 25, 2018 Wed Aug 29, 2018 C$1710
Mon Aug 27, 2018 Fri Aug 31, 2018 C$1710
Thu Aug 30, 2018 Mon Sep 03 2018 C$1760
Sat Sep 01 2018 Wed Sep 05 2018 C$1710
Thu Sep 06 2018 Mon Sep 10, 2018 C$1760
Sat Sep 08 2018 Wed Sep 12, 2018 C$1760
Mon Sep 10, 2018 Fri Sep 14, 2018 C$1760
Thu Sep 13, 2018 Mon Sep 17, 2018 C$1760
Sat Sep 15, 2018 Wed Sep 19, 2018 C$1710
Mon Sep 17, 2018 Fri Sep 21, 2018 C$1760
Thu Sep 20, 2018 Mon Sep 24, 2018 C$1710
Sat Sep 22, 2018 Wed Sep 26, 2018 C$1710
Mon Sep 24, 2018 Fri Sep 28, 2018 C$1710
Thu Sep 27, 2018 Mon Oct 01 2018 C$1545
Sat Sep 29, 2018 Wed Oct 03 2018 C$1545
Mon Oct 01 2018 Fri Oct 05 2018 C$1380
Thu Oct 04 2018 Mon Oct 08 2018 C$1415
Sat Oct 06 2018 Wed Oct 10, 2018 C$1380
Mon Oct 08 2018 Fri Oct 12, 2018 C$1415
Thu Oct 11, 2018 Mon Oct 15, 2018 C$1415
Sat Oct 13, 2018 Wed Oct 17, 2018 C$1380
Mon Oct 15, 2018 Fri Oct 19, 2018 C$1415
Thu Oct 18, 2018 Mon Oct 22, 2018 C$1415
Sat Oct 20, 2018 Wed Oct 24, 2018 C$1705
Mon Oct 22, 2018 Fri Oct 26, 2018 C$1415
Thu Oct 25, 2018 Mon Oct 29, 2018 C$1380
Sat Oct 27, 2018 Wed Oct 31, 2018 C$1380
Mon Oct 29, 2018 Fri Nov 02 2018 C$1335
Mon Nov 05 2018 Fri Nov 09 2018 C$1250
Mon Nov 12, 2018 Fri Nov 16, 2018 C$1250
Mon Nov 19, 2018 Fri Nov 23, 2018 C$1250
Mon Nov 26, 2018 Fri Nov 30, 2018 C$1540
Mon Dec 03 2018 Fri Dec 07 2018 C$1145
Mon Dec 10, 2018 Fri Dec 14, 2018 C$1120