2018 TASTE OF IRELAND (TOUR B) 7 DAYS / 6 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 (2 nights)
  • 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: 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 attractions -- 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 great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.
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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 famous “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.
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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.
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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.
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Day 6: 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.
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Day 7: DEPART FROM DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
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B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

7 days Dublin to Dublin
Start
Dublin
End
Dublin
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Sun Apr 01 2018 Sat Apr 07 2018 C$1880
Wed Apr 04 2018 Tue Apr 10, 2018 C$1825
Fri Apr 06 2018 Thu Apr 12, 2018 C$2280
Sun Apr 08 2018 Sat Apr 14, 2018 C$1825
Wed Apr 11, 2018 Tue Apr 17, 2018 C$1880
Fri Apr 13, 2018 Thu Apr 19, 2018 C$1825
Wed Apr 18, 2018 Tue Apr 24, 2018 C$1825
Fri Apr 20, 2018 Thu Apr 26, 2018 C$1880
Sun Apr 22, 2018 Sat Apr 28, 2018 C$1880
Fri Apr 27, 2018 Thu May 03 2018 C$2020
Sun Apr 29, 2018 Sat May 05 2018 C$2020
Wed May 02 2018 Tue May 08 2018 C$2670
Fri May 04 2018 Thu May 10, 2018 C$2215
Sun May 06 2018 Sat May 12, 2018 C$2215
Wed May 09 2018 Tue May 15, 2018 C$2215
Fri May 11, 2018 Thu May 17, 2018 C$2215
Sun May 13, 2018 Sat May 19, 2018 C$2215
Wed May 16, 2018 Tue May 22, 2018 C$2280
Fri May 18, 2018 Thu May 24, 2018 C$2215
Fri May 25, 2018 Thu May 31, 2018 C$2280
Wed May 30, 2018 Tue Jun 05 2018 C$2215
Fri Jun 01 2018 Thu Jun 07 2018 C$2280
Sun Jun 03 2018 Sat Jun 09 2018 C$2280
Wed Jun 06 2018 Tue Jun 12, 2018 C$2215
Fri Jun 08 2018 Thu Jun 14, 2018 C$2280
Sun Jun 17, 2018 Sat Jun 23, 2018 C$2215
Wed Jun 20, 2018 Tue Jun 26, 2018 C$2280
Fri Jun 22, 2018 Thu Jun 28, 2018 C$2280
Sun Jun 24, 2018 Sat Jun 30, 2018 C$2280
Fri Jun 29, 2018 Thu Jul 05 2018 C$2215
Sun Jul 01 2018 Sat Jul 07 2018 C$2280
Wed Jul 04 2018 Tue Jul 10, 2018 C$2670
Fri Jul 06 2018 Thu Jul 12, 2018 C$2280
Sun Jul 08 2018 Sat Jul 14, 2018 C$2215
Wed Jul 11, 2018 Tue Jul 17, 2018 C$2670
Sun Jul 15, 2018 Sat Jul 21, 2018 C$2280
Wed Jul 18, 2018 Tue Jul 24, 2018 C$2215
Fri Jul 20, 2018 Thu Jul 26, 2018 C$2215
Sun Jul 22, 2018 Sat Jul 28, 2018 C$2280
Wed Jul 25, 2018 Tue Jul 31, 2018 C$2280
Fri Jul 27, 2018 Thu Aug 02 2018 C$2280
Sun Jul 29, 2018 Sat Aug 04 2018 C$2280
Wed Aug 01 2018 Tue Aug 07 2018 C$2280
Fri Aug 03 2018 Thu Aug 09 2018 C$2280
Wed Aug 15, 2018 Tue Aug 21, 2018 C$2670
Fri Aug 17, 2018 Thu Aug 23, 2018 C$2280
Sun Aug 19, 2018 Sat Aug 25, 2018 C$2215
Wed Aug 22, 2018 Tue Aug 28, 2018 C$2215
Fri Aug 24, 2018 Thu Aug 30, 2018 C$2215
Sun Aug 26, 2018 Sat Sep 01 2018 C$2215
Wed Aug 29, 2018 Tue Sep 04 2018 C$2280
Fri Aug 31, 2018 Thu Sep 06 2018 C$2215
Wed Sep 05 2018 Tue Sep 11, 2018 C$2280
Fri Sep 07 2018 Thu Sep 13, 2018 C$2280
Sun Sep 09 2018 Sat Sep 15, 2018 C$2280
Wed Sep 12, 2018 Tue Sep 18, 2018 C$2280
Fri Sep 14, 2018 Thu Sep 20, 2018 C$2215
Sun Sep 16, 2018 Sat Sep 22, 2018 C$2280
Wed Sep 19, 2018 Tue Sep 25, 2018 C$2215
Fri Sep 21, 2018 Thu Sep 27, 2018 C$2215
Sun Sep 23, 2018 Sat Sep 29, 2018 C$2215
Wed Sep 26, 2018 Tue Oct 02 2018 C$2035
Fri Sep 28, 2018 Thu Oct 04 2018 C$2035
Sun Sep 30, 2018 Sat Oct 06 2018 C$2035
Wed Oct 03 2018 Tue Oct 09 2018 C$1910
Fri Oct 05 2018 Thu Oct 11, 2018 C$1860
Sun Oct 07 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 C$1910
Wed Oct 10, 2018 Tue Oct 16, 2018 C$1910
Fri Oct 12, 2018 Thu Oct 18, 2018 C$1860
Sun Oct 14, 2018 Sat Oct 20, 2018 C$1910
Wed Oct 17, 2018 Tue Oct 23, 2018 C$1910
Fri Oct 19, 2018 Thu Oct 25, 2018 C$2315
Sun Oct 21, 2018 Sat Oct 27, 2018 C$1910
Wed Oct 24, 2018 Tue Oct 30, 2018 C$1860
Fri Oct 26, 2018 Thu Nov 01 2018 C$1860
Sun Oct 28, 2018 Sat Nov 03 2018 C$1770
Sun Nov 04 2018 Sat Nov 10, 2018 C$1625
Sun Nov 11, 2018 Sat Nov 17, 2018 C$1625
Sun Nov 18, 2018 Sat Nov 24, 2018 C$1625
Sun Nov 25, 2018 Sat Dec 01 2018 C$2035
Sun Dec 02 2018 Sat Dec 08 2018 C$1540
Sun Dec 09 2018 Sat Dec 15, 2018 C$1495