2019 - 5 Day Taste Of Ireland - Tour C

Trip Highlights

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

Dining Experiences

  • 3 dinners (D)including a night at the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a traditional show, and a medieval castle banquet
  • 1 lunch (L).

Hotels - 4 Nights

All CIE 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

Taste of Ireland (Tour C) 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Your tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College ; rows of Georgian houses with colorfully painted doorways; and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. 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. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.
(D)

Day 2: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 3: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant you’ll continue your scenic drive. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for the film “Star Wars VII.” Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town.
(B, L)

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful historic setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.)
(B, D)

Day 5: Tour Ends in Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.

5 days Dublin to Shannon
Start Dublin End Shannon Price (Land Only)Twin Sharing

Mon Jan 07 2019 Fri Jan 11, 2019 C$1200
Mon Jan 21, 2019 Fri Jan 25, 2019 C$1200
Mon Feb 04 2019 Fri Feb 08 2019 C$1585
Mon Feb 18, 2019 Fri Feb 22, 2019 C$1455
Mon Feb 25, 2019 Fri Mar 01 2019 C$1455
Mon Mar 04 2019 Fri Mar 08 2019 C$1520
Sat Mar 09 2019 Wed Mar 13, 2019 C$1520
Sat Mar 16, 2019 Wed Mar 20, 2019 C$1650
Mon Mar 18, 2019 Fri Mar 22, 2019 C$1585
Sat Mar 23, 2019 Wed Mar 27, 2019 C$1585
Mon Mar 25, 2019 Fri Mar 29, 2019 C$1715
Sat Mar 30, 2019 Wed Apr 03 2019 C$2035
Mon Apr 01 2019 Fri Apr 05 2019 C$1700
Sat Apr 06 2019 Wed Apr 10, 2019 C$1585
Mon Apr 08 2019 Fri Apr 12, 2019 C$1585
Sat Apr 13, 2019 Wed Apr 17, 2019 C$1650
Mon Apr 15, 2019 Fri Apr 19, 2019 C$1650
Thu Apr 18, 2019 Mon Apr 22, 2019 C$1650
Mon Apr 22, 2019 Fri Apr 26, 2019 C$1650
Thu Apr 25, 2019 Mon Apr 29, 2019 C$1970
Mon Apr 29, 2019 Fri May 03 2019 C$1845
Thu May 02 2019 Mon May 06 2019 C$1985
Mon May 06 2019 Fri May 10, 2019 C$1970
Thu May 09 2019 Mon May 13, 2019 C$1970
Mon May 13, 2019 Fri May 17, 2019 C$2035
Sat May 18, 2019 Wed May 22, 2019 C$2035
Mon May 20, 2019 Fri May 24, 2019 C$2100
Thu May 23, 2019 Mon May 27, 2019 C$2100
Mon May 27, 2019 Fri May 31, 2019 C$2100
Sat Jun 01 2019 Wed Jun 05 2019 C$2425
Mon Jun 03 2019 Fri Jun 07 2019 C$2165
Sat Jun 08 2019 Wed Jun 12, 2019 C$2165
Mon Jun 10, 2019 Fri Jun 14, 2019 C$2100
Sat Jun 15, 2019 Wed Jun 19, 2019 C$2165
Mon Jun 17, 2019 Fri Jun 21, 2019 C$2100
Sat Jun 22, 2019 Wed Jun 26, 2019 C$2165
Mon Jun 24, 2019 Fri Jun 28, 2019 C$2165
Thu Jun 27, 2019 Mon Jul 01 2019 C$2165
Mon Jul 01 2019 Fri Jul 05 2019 C$2165
Thu Jul 04 2019 Mon Jul 08 2019 C$2490
Mon Jul 08 2019 Fri Jul 12, 2019 C$2100
Thu Jul 11, 2019 Mon Jul 15, 2019 C$2165
Mon Jul 15, 2019 Fri Jul 19, 2019 C$2165
Thu Jul 18, 2019 Mon Jul 22, 2019 C$2100
Sat Jul 20, 2019 Wed Jul 24, 2019 C$2100
Mon Jul 22, 2019 Fri Jul 26, 2019 C$2165
Sat Jul 27, 2019 Wed Jul 31, 2019 C$2165
Mon Jul 29, 2019 Fri Aug 02 2019 C$2165
Sat Aug 03 2019 Wed Aug 07 2019 C$2165
Mon Aug 05 2019 Fri Aug 09 2019 C$2165
Thu Aug 08 2019 Mon Aug 12, 2019 C$2165
Sat Aug 10, 2019 Wed Aug 14, 2019 C$2490
Mon Aug 12, 2019 Fri Aug 16, 2019 C$2100
Thu Aug 15, 2019 Mon Aug 19, 2019 C$2165
Sat Aug 17, 2019 Wed Aug 21, 2019 C$2165
Thu Aug 22, 2019 Mon Aug 26, 2019 C$2100
Sat Aug 24, 2019 Wed Aug 28, 2019 C$2100
Mon Aug 26, 2019 Fri Aug 30, 2019 C$2100
Sat Aug 31, 2019 Wed Sep 04 2019 C$2100
Mon Sep 02 2019 Fri Sep 06 2019 C$2165
Thu Sep 05 2019 Mon Sep 09 2019 C$2165
Mon Sep 09 2019 Fri Sep 13, 2019 C$2165
Sat Sep 14, 2019 Wed Sep 18, 2019 C$2100
Mon Sep 16, 2019 Fri Sep 20, 2019 C$2100
Sat Sep 21, 2019 Wed Sep 25, 2019 C$2100
Mon Sep 23, 2019 Fri Sep 27, 2019 C$2100
Sat Sep 28, 2019 Wed Oct 02 2019 C$1910
Thu Oct 03 2019 Mon Oct 07 2019 C$1715
Sat Oct 05 2019 Wed Oct 09 2019 C$1715
Thu Oct 10, 2019 Mon Oct 14, 2019 C$1715
Sat Oct 12, 2019 Wed Oct 16, 2019 C$1715
Mon Oct 14, 2019 Fri Oct 18, 2019 C$1715
Thu Oct 17, 2019 Mon Oct 21, 2019 C$2035
Sat Oct 19, 2019 Wed Oct 23, 2019 C$1715
Thu Oct 24, 2019 Mon Oct 28, 2019 C$1650
Sat Oct 26, 2019 Wed Oct 30, 2019 C$1650
Mon Oct 28, 2019 Fri Nov 01 2019 C$1585
Mon Nov 04 2019 Fri Nov 08 2019 C$1390
Mon Nov 18, 2019 Fri Nov 22, 2019 C$1390
Mon Nov 25, 2019 Fri Nov 29, 2019 C$1715
Mon Dec 09 2019 Fri Dec 13, 2019 C$1265
Mon Dec 16, 2019 Fri Dec 20, 2019 C$1200

Single room supplement: C$320