2018 TASTE OF IRELAND (TOUR D) 6 DAYS / 5 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)
  • Academy Plaza Hotel
    Dublin (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 the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages.
(B, D)

Day 5: GALWAY & CONNEMARA MARBLE FACTORY
Explore Galway city before heading out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal where the locals still speak the Irish language. Travel across the boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. Quarried in Connemara, the soft green shades of the marble echoes the colors of the countryside from which it is cut. Enjoy tea and scones before traveling across the country to Dublin. This evening you are free to explore the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experience one of Dublin’s fine restaurants.
(B)

Day 6: DEPART FROM DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

6 days Dublin to Dublin
Start
Dublin
End
Dublin
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Mon Apr 02 2018 Sat Apr 07 2018 C$1595
Thu Apr 05 2018 Tue Apr 10, 2018 C$1545
Sat Apr 07 2018 Thu Apr 12, 2018 C$1935
Mon Apr 09 2018 Sat Apr 14, 2018 C$1545
Thu Apr 12, 2018 Tue Apr 17, 2018 C$1595
Sat Apr 14, 2018 Thu Apr 19, 2018 C$1545
Thu Apr 19, 2018 Tue Apr 24, 2018 C$1545
Sat Apr 21, 2018 Thu Apr 26, 2018 C$1595
Mon Apr 23, 2018 Sat Apr 28, 2018 C$1595
Sat Apr 28, 2018 Thu May 03 2018 C$1735
Mon Apr 30, 2018 Sat May 05 2018 C$1735
Thu May 03 2018 Tue May 08 2018 C$2315
Sat May 05 2018 Thu May 10, 2018 C$1925
Mon May 07 2018 Sat May 12, 2018 C$1925
Thu May 10, 2018 Tue May 15, 2018 C$1925
Sat May 12, 2018 Thu May 17, 2018 C$1925
Mon May 14, 2018 Sat May 19, 2018 C$1925
Thu May 17, 2018 Tue May 22, 2018 C$1975
Sat May 19, 2018 Thu May 24, 2018 C$1925
Sat May 26, 2018 Thu May 31, 2018 C$1975
Thu May 31, 2018 Tue Jun 05 2018 C$1925
Sat Jun 02 2018 Thu Jun 07 2018 C$1975
Mon Jun 04 2018 Sat Jun 09 2018 C$1975
Thu Jun 07 2018 Tue Jun 12, 2018 C$1925
Sat Jun 09 2018 Thu Jun 14, 2018 C$1975
Mon Jun 18, 2018 Sat Jun 23, 2018 C$1925
Thu Jun 21, 2018 Tue Jun 26, 2018 C$1975
Sat Jun 23, 2018 Thu Jun 28, 2018 C$1975
Mon Jun 25, 2018 Sat Jun 30, 2018 C$1975
Sat Jun 30, 2018 Thu Jul 05 2018 C$1925
Mon Jul 02 2018 Sat Jul 07 2018 C$1975
Thu Jul 05 2018 Tue Jul 10, 2018 C$2315
Sat Jul 07 2018 Thu Jul 12, 2018 C$1975
Mon Jul 09 2018 Sat Jul 14, 2018 C$1925
Thu Jul 12, 2018 Tue Jul 17, 2018 C$1975
Mon Jul 16, 2018 Sat Jul 21, 2018 C$1975
Thu Jul 19, 2018 Tue Jul 24, 2018 C$1925
Sat Jul 21, 2018 Thu Jul 26, 2018 C$1925
Mon Jul 23, 2018 Sat Jul 28, 2018 C$1975
Thu Jul 26, 2018 Tue Jul 31, 2018 C$1975
Sat Jul 28, 2018 Thu Aug 02 2018 C$1975
Mon Jul 30, 2018 Sat Aug 04 2018 C$1975
Thu Aug 02 2018 Tue Aug 07 2018 C$1975
Sat Aug 04 2018 Thu Aug 09 2018 C$1975
Thu Aug 16, 2018 Tue Aug 21, 2018 C$1975
Sat Aug 18, 2018 Thu Aug 23, 2018 C$1975
Mon Aug 20, 2018 Sat Aug 25, 2018 C$1925
Thu Aug 23, 2018 Tue Aug 28, 2018 C$1925
Sat Aug 25, 2018 Thu Aug 30, 2018 C$1925
Mon Aug 27, 2018 Sat Sep 01 2018 C$1925
Thu Aug 30, 2018 Tue Sep 04 2018 C$1975
Sat Sep 01 2018 Thu Sep 06 2018 C$1925
Thu Sep 06 2018 Tue Sep 11, 2018 C$1975
Sat Sep 08 2018 Thu Sep 13, 2018 C$1975
Mon Sep 10, 2018 Sat Sep 15, 2018 C$1975
Thu Sep 13, 2018 Tue Sep 18, 2018 C$1975
Sat Sep 15, 2018 Thu Sep 20, 2018 C$1925
Mon Sep 17, 2018 Sat Sep 22, 2018 C$1975
Thu Sep 20, 2018 Tue Sep 25, 2018 C$1925
Sat Sep 22, 2018 Thu Sep 27, 2018 C$1925
Mon Sep 24, 2018 Sat Sep 29, 2018 C$1925
Thu Sep 27, 2018 Tue Oct 02 2018 C$1740
Sat Sep 29, 2018 Thu Oct 04 2018 C$1740
Mon Oct 01 2018 Sat Oct 06 2018 C$1740
Thu Oct 04 2018 Tue Oct 09 2018 C$1605
Sat Oct 06 2018 Thu Oct 11, 2018 C$1560
Mon Oct 08 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 C$1605
Thu Oct 11, 2018 Tue Oct 16, 2018 C$1605
Sat Oct 13, 2018 Thu Oct 18, 2018 C$1560
Mon Oct 15, 2018 Sat Oct 20, 2018 C$1605
Thu Oct 18, 2018 Tue Oct 23, 2018 C$1605
Sat Oct 20, 2018 Thu Oct 25, 2018 C$1950
Mon Oct 22, 2018 Sat Oct 27, 2018 C$1605
Thu Oct 25, 2018 Tue Oct 30, 2018 C$1560
Sat Oct 27, 2018 Thu Nov 01 2018 C$1560
Mon Oct 29, 2018 Sat Nov 03 2018 C$1500
Mon Nov 05 2018 Sat Nov 10, 2018 C$1405
Mon Nov 12, 2018 Sat Nov 17, 2018 C$1405
Mon Nov 19, 2018 Sat Nov 24, 2018 C$1405
Mon Nov 26, 2018 Sat Dec 01 2018 C$1755
Mon Dec 03 2018 Sat Dec 08 2018 C$1305
Mon Dec 10, 2018 Sat Dec 15, 2018 C$1270