2018 TASTE OF IRELAND (TOUR A) 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Trip Highlights:

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

Hotels:

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • 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: ARRIVE DUBLIN & CITY SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours) and a visit to one of Dublin’s top att

 

 

ractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office Museum. This bustling city has plenty of museums, shops, and parks you may also enjoy visiting. In the evening you are free to dine at one of the many restaurants and pubs that Dublin has to offer.

Day 2: DUBLIN & MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB
Enjoy a free morning in 

 

Dublin for further independent sightseeing with the included vouchers. Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in the hotel lobby and set off on an orientation tour of Dublin city centre. Highlights include the main thoroughfares of O’Connell Street and Nassau Street, the shopping streets and lovely public parks. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. 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.
(B, D)

 

Day 3: 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 famou

 

s “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and 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 4: 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 5: CLIFFS OF MOHER & BUNRATTY 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 the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music.
(B, D)

Day 6: SHANNON DEPARTURE
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

6 days Dublin to Shannon
Start
Dublin
End
Shannon
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Sun Apr 01 2018 Fri Apr 06 2018 C$1695
Wed Apr 04 2018 Mon Apr 09 2018 C$1645
Fri Apr 06 2018 Wed Apr 11, 2018 C$2035
Sun Apr 08 2018 Fri Apr 13, 2018 C$1645
Wed Apr 11, 2018 Mon Apr 16, 2018 C$1695
Fri Apr 13, 2018 Wed Apr 18, 2018 C$1645
Wed Apr 18, 2018 Mon Apr 23, 2018 C$1645
Fri Apr 20, 2018 Wed Apr 25, 2018 C$1695
Sun Apr 22, 2018 Fri Apr 27, 2018 C$1695
Fri Apr 27, 2018 Wed May 02 2018 C$1835
Sun Apr 29, 2018 Fri May 04 2018 C$1835
Wed May 02 2018 Mon May 07 2018 C$2405
Fri May 04 2018 Wed May 09 2018 C$2015
Sun May 06 2018 Fri May 11, 2018 C$2015
Wed May 09 2018 Mon May 14, 2018 C$2015
Fri May 11, 2018 Wed May 16, 2018 C$2015
Sun May 13, 2018 Fri May 18, 2018 C$2015
Wed May 16, 2018 Mon May 21, 2018 C$2080
Fri May 18, 2018 Wed May 23, 2018 C$2015
Fri May 25, 2018 Wed May 30, 2018 C$2080
Wed May 30, 2018 Mon Jun 04 2018 C$2015
Fri Jun 01 2018 Wed Jun 06 2018 C$2080
Sun Jun 03 2018 Fri Jun 08 2018 C$2080
Wed Jun 06 2018 Mon Jun 11, 2018 C$2015
Fri Jun 08 2018 Wed Jun 13, 2018 C$2080
Sun Jun 17, 2018 Fri Jun 22, 2018 C$2015
Wed Jun 20, 2018 Mon Jun 25, 2018 C$2080
Fri Jun 22, 2018 Wed Jun 27, 2018 C$2080
Sun Jun 24, 2018 Fri Jun 29, 2018 C$2080
Fri Jun 29, 2018 Wed Jul 04 2018 C$2015
Sun Jul 01 2018 Fri Jul 06 2018 C$2080
Wed Jul 04 2018 Mon Jul 09 2018 C$2405
Fri Jul 06 2018 Wed Jul 11, 2018 C$2080
Sun Jul 08 2018 Fri Jul 13, 2018 C$2015
Wed Jul 11, 2018 Mon Jul 16, 2018 C$2405
Sun Jul 15, 2018 Fri Jul 20, 2018 C$2080
Wed Jul 18, 2018 Mon Jul 23, 2018 C$2015
Fri Jul 20, 2018 Wed Jul 25, 2018 C$2015
Sun Jul 22, 2018 Fri Jul 27, 2018 C$2080
Wed Jul 25, 2018 Mon Jul 30, 2018 C$2080
Fri Jul 27, 2018 Wed Aug 01 2018 C$2080
Sun Jul 29, 2018 Fri Aug 03 2018 C$2080
Wed Aug 01 2018 Mon Aug 06 2018 C$2080
Fri Aug 03 2018 Wed Aug 08 2018 C$2080
Wed Aug 15, 2018 Mon Aug 20, 2018 C$2405
Fri Aug 17, 2018 Wed Aug 22, 2018 C$2080
Sun Aug 19, 2018 Fri Aug 24, 2018 C$2015
Wed Aug 22, 2018 Mon Aug 27, 2018 C$2015
Fri Aug 24, 2018 Wed Aug 29, 2018 C$2015
Sun Aug 26, 2018 Fri Aug 31, 2018 C$2015
Wed Aug 29, 2018 Mon Sep 03 2018 C$2080
Fri Aug 31, 2018 Wed Sep 05 2018 C$2015
Wed Sep 05 2018 Mon Sep 10, 2018 C$2080
Fri Sep 07 2018 Wed Sep 12, 2018 C$2080
Sun Sep 09 2018 Fri Sep 14, 2018 C$2080
Wed Sep 12, 2018 Mon Sep 17, 2018 C$2080
Fri Sep 14, 2018 Wed Sep 19, 2018 C$2015
Sun Sep 16, 2018 Fri Sep 21, 2018 C$2080
Wed Sep 19, 2018 Mon Sep 24, 2018 C$2015
Fri Sep 21, 2018 Wed Sep 26, 2018 C$2015
Sun Sep 23, 2018 Fri Sep 28, 2018 C$2015
Wed Sep 26, 2018 Mon Oct 01 2018 C$1845
Fri Sep 28, 2018 Wed Oct 03 2018 C$1845
Sun Sep 30, 2018 Fri Oct 05 2018 C$1845
Wed Oct 03 2018 Mon Oct 08 2018 C$1725
Fri Oct 05 2018 Wed Oct 10, 2018 C$1675
Sun Oct 07 2018 Fri Oct 12, 2018 C$1725
Wed Oct 10, 2018 Mon Oct 15, 2018 C$1725
Fri Oct 12, 2018 Wed Oct 17, 2018 C$1675
Sun Oct 14, 2018 Fri Oct 19, 2018 C$1725
Wed Oct 17, 2018 Mon Oct 22, 2018 C$1725
Fri Oct 19, 2018 Wed Oct 24, 2018 C$2065
Sun Oct 21, 2018 Fri Oct 26, 2018 C$1725
Wed Oct 24, 2018 Mon Oct 29, 2018 C$1675
Fri Oct 26, 2018 Wed Oct 31, 2018 C$1675
Sun Oct 28, 2018 Fri Nov 02 2018 C$1610
Sun Nov 04 2018 Fri Nov 09 2018 C$1500
Sun Nov 11, 2018 Fri Nov 16, 2018 C$1500
Sun Nov 18, 2018 Fri Nov 23, 2018 C$1500
Sun Nov 25, 2018 Fri Nov 30, 2018 C$1845
Sun Dec 02 2018 Fri Dec 07 2018 C$1390
Sun Dec 09 2018 Fri Dec 14, 2018 C$1350