Trip Highlights:

  • Aillwee Cave
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Guinness Storehouse & a Pint
  • Smithwick's Experience
  • Teeling Distillery
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including Irish night Kate Kearney’s Cottage, and 12th Century Brazen Head Pub folk dinner.

Hotels:

  • Ballsbridge Hotel
    Dublin (1 night) for Saturday departure or
    Croke Park Hotel
    Dublin (1 night) for Wednesday departure
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
    Kilkenny (1 night)
  • International Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Armada Hotel
    Spanish Point (1 night)
  • Wyatt Hotel
    Westport (1 night)
  • Ashling 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 THE IRISH PUB TOUR 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1: DUBLIN TOUR & GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
Tour starts 2:00 pm, Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Cross the River Liffey to drive along the wide O’Connell Street and view the General Post Office where the 1916 Uprising started. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s “black beer” and after pulling your own pint enjoy views of Dublin from the rooftop bar. Back at the hotel, enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then dine on your own at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

Day 2: GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM & MEDIEVAL KILKENNY WALK
Explore Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Head to Kilkenny for a walking tour through Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to view merchants’ houses and historic pubs. Visit Smithwick’s Experience for a tour and enjoy a sample. Spend some free time browsing the charming city before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 3: HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL & BLARNEY
Head to the ancient port of Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit. 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. Pass through County Cork to Killarney where you’ll have free time to explore some of the lively pubs.
(B, D)

Day 4: DINGLE PENINSULA & KATE KEARNEY’S COTTAGE DINNER
Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Enjoy some time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing.
(B, D)

Day 5: CLIFFS OF MOHER & AILLWEE CAVE
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher – soaring 700 feet (200m) above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay of Connemara and the Aran Islands. A short drive will bring you into Doolin for lunch at McGann’s Pub. Next visit Aillwee Cave for a guided stroll through the underground caverns. Travel to Spanish Point, named after the ships of the 1588 Spanish Armada that were wrecked there. The village has many enticing pubs to check out before or after dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 6: GALWAY & WESTPORT WALK
Drive around the shores of Galway Bay and stop in Galway for some leisure time to explore independently. Continue through Connemara with its hills, lakes and open country where mountain sheep roam freely. Stop in Leenane, where the movie, “The Field” was made. Continue to Westport and enjoy a walking tour of this attractive estate town built in 1780, with buildings steeped in history and traditional pubs, many with live music.
(B, D)

Day 7: TEELING DISTILLERY & 12TH CENTURY BRAZEN HEAD PUB
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit Teeling Distillery, a distillery in the heart of the city, and sample the aged whiskey. Head to the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of “Food, Folk and Fairies” where story-telling will reveal Ireland’s myths and beliefs in times past.
(B, D)

Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your program 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$1995
Sat Mar 17, 2018 Sat Mar 24, 2018 C$2055
Sat Mar 24, 2018 Sat Mar 31, 2018 C$2515
Wed Mar 28, 2018 Wed Apr 04 2018 C$2075
Sat Apr 07 2018 Sat Apr 14, 2018 C$2160
Wed Apr 11, 2018 Wed Apr 18, 2018 C$2160
Sat Apr 14, 2018 Sat Apr 21, 2018 C$2160
Sat Apr 21, 2018 Sat Apr 28, 2018 C$2680
Wed Apr 25, 2018 Wed May 02 2018 C$2320
Sat Apr 28, 2018 Sat May 05 2018 C$2320
Wed May 02 2018 Wed May 09 2018 C$2485
Wed May 09 2018 Wed May 16, 2018 C$2485
Sat May 12, 2018 Sat May 19, 2018 C$3005
Wed May 23, 2018 Wed May 30, 2018 C$2485
Sat May 26, 2018 Sat Jun 02 2018 C$2520
Wed May 30, 2018 Wed Jun 06 2018 C$2520
Wed Jun 06 2018 Wed Jun 13, 2018 C$3090
Sat Jun 09 2018 Sat Jun 16, 2018 C$2645
Sat Jun 16, 2018 Sat Jun 23, 2018 C$2570
Wed Jun 20, 2018 Wed Jun 27, 2018 C$2570
Wed Jun 27, 2018 Wed Jul 04 2018 C$2570
Sat Jul 14, 2018 Sat Jul 21, 2018 C$2570
Sat Jul 21, 2018 Sat Jul 28, 2018 C$2570
Wed Jul 25, 2018 Wed Aug 01 2018 C$3090
Wed Aug 01 2018 Wed Aug 08 2018 C$2645
Wed Aug 08 2018 Wed Aug 15, 2018 C$2570
Sat Aug 18, 2018 Sat Aug 25, 2018 C$2570
Wed Aug 22, 2018 Wed Aug 29, 2018 C$2570
Sat Aug 25, 2018 Sat Sep 01 2018 C$3090
Wed Aug 29, 2018 Wed Sep 05 2018 C$2570
Sat Sep 01 2018 Sat Sep 08 2018 C$2570
Sat Sep 08 2018 Sat Sep 15, 2018 C$2570
Wed Sep 12, 2018 Wed Sep 19, 2018 C$2570
Wed Sep 19, 2018 Wed Sep 26, 2018 C$3090
Sat Sep 22, 2018 Sat Sep 29, 2018 C$2570
Wed Sep 26, 2018 Wed Oct 03 2018 C$2340
Wed Oct 03 2018 Wed Oct 10, 2018 C$2770
Sat Oct 06 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 C$2185
Wed Oct 10, 2018 Wed Oct 17, 2018 C$2120
Sat Oct 13, 2018 Sat Oct 20, 2018 C$2120
Wed Oct 17, 2018 Wed Oct 24, 2018 C$2120
Sat Oct 20, 2018 Sat Oct 27, 2018 C$2120
Sat Oct 27, 2018 Sat Nov 03 2018 C$1975
Sat Nov 10, 2018 Sat Nov 17, 2018 C$1890