2020 - 6 Day Taste Of Ireland - Tour B

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Visit a farm in the beautiful mountains of County Kerry and watch border collies hard at work as they round up sheep.
  • Tour the magnificent State Apartments of Dublin Castle – once the living quarters of the viceregal court, the Apartments today are the venue for presidential inaugurations and other State ceremonies.

Dining Experiences

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

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 5 Nights

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2020 Taste of Ireland (Tour B) - 6 Days, 5 Nights, 9 Meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1 Arrive Dublin & City Sightseeing

Your tour begins with a day of independent touring in Dublin. Take a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and enjoy a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. Dine independently this evening.

Day 2 Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub

Enjoy the morning exploring Dublin with the included vouchers. Your city tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby with a local guide for a panoramic 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 welcome drink with your group. In the evening, head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 3 Blarney Castle & Killarney

Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins of 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.” Drive through Macroom, built around a fine old castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 4 Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience

Embark on Ireland’s most popular 100-mile scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. 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 to Valentia Island where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the island ofSkellig 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 at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a demonstration of a sheepdog herding flocks, a shearing demonstration (seasonal), 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 5 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, to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head out for a medieval-style feast of excellent traditional dishes and wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.) (B,D)

Day 6 Depart from Shannon

Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

Start End Price
Sunday Jan 5, 2020 from Dublin Friday Jan 10, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1364
Sunday Feb 2, 2020 from Dublin Friday Feb 7, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1403
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 from Dublin Friday Feb 21, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1624
Friday Mar 6, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Mar 11, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1689
Sunday Mar 8, 2020 from Dublin Friday Mar 13, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1832
Sunday Mar 15, 2020 from Dublin Friday Mar 20, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1767
Friday Mar 20, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Mar 25, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1767
Sunday Mar 22, 2020 from Dublin Friday Mar 27, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Friday Mar 27, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Apr 1, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Sunday Mar 29, 2020 from Dublin Friday Apr 3, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1884
Friday Apr 3, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1845
Sunday Apr 5, 2020 from Dublin Friday Apr 10, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1767
Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 from Dublin Monday Apr 13, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1910
Friday Apr 10, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Apr 15, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1910
Sunday Apr 12, 2020 from Dublin Friday Apr 17, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1832
Wednesday Apr 15, 2020 from Dublin Monday Apr 20, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1832
Friday Apr 17, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Apr 22, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1871
Sunday Apr 19, 2020 from Dublin Friday Apr 24, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1871
Wednesday Apr 22, 2020 from Dublin Monday Apr 27, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1832
Friday Apr 24, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Apr 29, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2027
Sunday Apr 26, 2020 from Dublin Friday May 1, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2105
Wednesday Apr 29, 2020 from Dublin Monday May 4, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2105
Friday May 1, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday May 6, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2157
Sunday May 3, 2020 from Dublin Friday May 8, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2157
Wednesday May 6, 2020 from Dublin Monday May 11, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2157
Friday May 8, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday May 13, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2157
Sunday May 10, 2020 from Dublin Friday May 15, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2300
Friday May 15, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday May 20, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2300
Sunday May 17, 2020 from Dublin Friday May 22, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
Friday May 22, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday May 27, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Sunday May 24, 2020 from Dublin Friday May 29, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
Wednesday May 27, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jun 1, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Friday May 29, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Jun 3, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Wednesday Jun 3, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jun 8, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
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Wednesday Jun 10, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jun 15, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
Friday Jun 12, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Jun 17, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Wednesday Jun 17, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jun 22, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
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Wednesday Jun 24, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jun 29, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Friday Jun 26, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Jul 1, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Sunday Jun 28, 2020 from Dublin Friday Jul 3, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Wednesday Jul 1, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jul 6, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Friday Jul 3, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
Sunday Jul 5, 2020 from Dublin Friday Jul 10, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jul 13, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Friday Jul 10, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
Sunday Jul 12, 2020 from Dublin Friday Jul 17, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Sunday Jul 19, 2020 from Dublin Friday Jul 24, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
Wednesday Jul 22, 2020 from Dublin Monday Jul 27, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
Sunday Jul 26, 2020 from Dublin Friday Jul 31, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
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Sunday Aug 2, 2020 from Dublin Friday Aug 7, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Wednesday Aug 5, 2020 from Dublin Monday Aug 10, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Friday Aug 7, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Aug 12, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Sunday Aug 9, 2020 from Dublin Friday Aug 14, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
Wednesday Aug 12, 2020 from Dublin Monday Aug 17, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
Friday Aug 14, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Aug 19, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
Sunday Aug 16, 2020 from Dublin Friday Aug 21, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Wednesday Aug 19, 2020 from Dublin Monday Aug 24, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Friday Aug 21, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Aug 26, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Sunday Aug 23, 2020 from Dublin Friday Aug 28, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Wednesday Aug 26, 2020 from Dublin Monday Aug 31, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Friday Aug 28, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Sep 2, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Sunday Aug 30, 2020 from Dublin Friday Sep 4, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Wednesday Sep 2, 2020 from Dublin Monday Sep 7, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2339
Sunday Sep 6, 2020 from Dublin Friday Sep 11, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2443
Wednesday Sep 9, 2020 from Dublin Monday Sep 14, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
Friday Sep 11, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Sep 16, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Sunday Sep 13, 2020 from Dublin Friday Sep 18, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Wednesday Sep 16, 2020 from Dublin Monday Sep 21, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Sunday Sep 20, 2020 from Dublin Friday Sep 25, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2365
Wednesday Sep 23, 2020 from Dublin Monday Sep 28, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2274
Sunday Sep 27, 2020 from Dublin Friday Oct 2, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2092
Wednesday Sep 30, 2020 from Dublin Monday Oct 5, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Sunday Oct 4, 2020 from Dublin Friday Oct 9, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Wednesday Oct 7, 2020 from Dublin Monday Oct 12, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Friday Oct 9, 2020 from Dublin Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Sunday Oct 11, 2020 from Dublin Friday Oct 16, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 from Dublin Monday Oct 19, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1897
Sunday Oct 18, 2020 from Dublin Friday Oct 23, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2287
Wednesday Oct 21, 2020 from Dublin Monday Oct 26, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1832
Sunday Oct 25, 2020 from Dublin Friday Oct 30, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1845
Wednesday Oct 28, 2020 from Dublin Monday Nov 2, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1702
Sunday Nov 1, 2020 from Dublin Friday Nov 6, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1637
Sunday Nov 8, 2020 from Dublin Friday Nov 13, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$2027
Sunday Nov 29, 2020 from Dublin Friday Dec 4, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1962
Sunday Dec 13, 2020 from Dublin Friday Dec 18, 2020 to Shannon 6 Days C$1442