Trip Highlights:

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Skellig Experience

Dining Experiences:

  • Five dinners including a fun Jarvey's Irish Night, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at Abbey Tavern.

Hotels:

  • Ashling Hotel
    Dublin (1 night) on Thursdays departures or
    Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel - Dublin
    Dublin (1 night) for Saturdays departures
  • Dooley's Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Lodge at Ashford Castle
    County Mayo (2 nights)
  • Grand Canal 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

2018 IRISH SPIRIT - 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1: DUBLIN TOUR & GLASNEVIN MUSEUM
Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on an orientation tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares and a drive along the wide O’Connell Street. Visit Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national cemetery, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Then join your group for a welcome drink and to chat about your itinerary. Enjoy dinner independently in one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs this evening.

Day 2: KILKENNY CASTLE & WATERFORD CRYSTAL
Enjoy the Irish countryside as you head to the city of Kilkenny where you’ll 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 artifacts. 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.
(B, D)

Day 3: JAMESON EXPERIENCE & BLARNEY CASTLE
Head 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, 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. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Then it’s off to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. After dinner you may want to explore the town on your own, perhaps sampling a lively pub or two.
(B, D)

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 Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Cross to Valentia Island and learn about the off-shore island of Skellig Michael home of early Christian monks and the filming of scenes from “Star Wars VII” movie. Stop in the attractive 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.
(B, D)

Day 5: CLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY BAY
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.Walk along the cliffs where on a clear day you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maumturk mountains.
(B, D)

Day 6: LOUGH CORRIB CRUISE & "THE QUIET MAN" WALK
On a scenic cruise of Lough Corrib, enjoy an Irish coffee as you watch a step-dancing demonstration. Take a walking tour of Cong with a local guide to visit locations of “The Quiet Man” movie, filmed in the village in 1952. Lunch at Eddie’s of Clonbur, a traditional pub. Explore scenic Connemara before stopping at Standun of Spiddal for an Irish coffee or tea and a talk on various aspects of Irish life and traditional crafts. Return to Galway where the evening is free for you to explore and enjoy dinner on your own.
(B, L)

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.
(B, D)

Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

8 days Dublin to Dublin
Start
Dublin
End
Dublin
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Sat Mar 10, 2018 Sat Mar 17, 2018 C$2075
Sat Mar 24, 2018 Sat Mar 31, 2018 C$2075
Thu Apr 05 2018 Thu Apr 12, 2018 C$2385
Sat Apr 07 2018 Sat Apr 14, 2018 C$2385
Thu Apr 12, 2018 Thu Apr 19, 2018 C$2385
Sat Apr 14, 2018 Sat Apr 21, 2018 C$2385
Sat Apr 21, 2018 Sat Apr 28, 2018 C$2385
Thu Apr 26, 2018 Thu May 03 2018 C$3200
Sat Apr 28, 2018 Sat May 05 2018 C$2680
Thu May 03 2018 Thu May 10, 2018 C$2975
Thu May 10, 2018 Thu May 17, 2018 C$2975
Sat May 12, 2018 Sat May 19, 2018 C$3495
Sat May 19, 2018 Sat May 26, 2018 C$2975
Thu May 24, 2018 Thu May 31, 2018 C$2975
Sat May 26, 2018 Sat Jun 02 2018 C$2975
Thu May 31, 2018 Thu Jun 07 2018 C$2975
Thu Jun 07 2018 Thu Jun 14, 2018 C$2975
Sat Jun 09 2018 Sat Jun 16, 2018 C$2975
Thu Jun 14, 2018 Thu Jun 21, 2018 C$3495
Sat Jun 16, 2018 Sat Jun 23, 2018 C$2975
Thu Jun 21, 2018 Thu Jun 28, 2018 C$2975
Sat Jun 23, 2018 Sat Jun 30, 2018 C$2975
Thu Jul 05 2018 Thu Jul 12, 2018 C$2975
Thu Jul 12, 2018 Thu Jul 19, 2018 C$2975
Sat Jul 14, 2018 Sat Jul 21, 2018 C$2975
Thu Jul 26, 2018 Thu Aug 02 2018 C$2975
Thu Aug 02 2018 Thu Aug 09 2018 C$3495
Thu Aug 23, 2018 Thu Aug 30, 2018 C$2975
Thu Aug 30, 2018 Thu Sep 06 2018 C$2975
Thu Sep 06 2018 Thu Sep 13, 2018 C$3060
Sat Sep 08 2018 Sat Sep 15, 2018 C$2975
Sat Sep 15, 2018 Sat Sep 22, 2018 C$3495
Thu Sep 20, 2018 Thu Sep 27, 2018 C$2975
Thu Sep 27, 2018 Thu Oct 04 2018 C$2750
Thu Oct 04 2018 Thu Oct 11, 2018 C$2625
Sat Oct 06 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 C$3145
Sat Oct 13, 2018 Sat Oct 20, 2018 C$2625
Sat Oct 20, 2018 Sat Oct 27, 2018 C$2625
Sat Oct 27, 2018 Sat Nov 03 2018 C$2365
Thu Nov 01 2018 Thu Nov 08 2018 C$2635
Sat Nov 10, 2018 Sat Nov 17, 2018 C$2115
Sat Nov 17, 2018 Sat Nov 24, 2018 C$2115
Sat Dec 01 2018 Sat Dec 08 2018 C$2115