2019 - 6 Day Taste Of Ireland - Tour B

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with his highly skilled dogs to control a flock of sheep.
  • Discover the historic heart of Dublin – Dublin Castle – one of the most important buildings in Irish history. A local guide will immerse you

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).

Trip Highlights

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

Hotels - 5 Nights

Taste of Ireland (Tour B) 6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Dublin & City Sightseeing
Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin Hop-on, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum. 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 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 beautiful farmland of the midlands of Ireland. 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.” Also 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, L)

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 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 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, 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, D)

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle 
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 near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful historic setting 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 songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.)
(B)

Day 6: Depart from 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.

Dates & Prices

6 days Dublin to Shannon
Start
Dublin
End
Shannon
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Sun Jan 06 2019 Fri Jan 11, 2019 C$1325
Sun Jan 20, 2019 Fri Jan 25, 2019 C$1325
Sun Feb 03 2019 Fri Feb 08 2019 C$1780
Sun Feb 17, 2019 Fri Feb 22, 2019 C$1585
Sun Feb 24, 2019 Fri Mar 01 2019 C$1585
Sun Mar 03 2019 Fri Mar 08 2019 C$1650
Fri Mar 08 2019 Wed Mar 13, 2019 C$1650
Fri Mar 15, 2019 Wed Mar 20, 2019 C$1780
Sun Mar 17, 2019 Fri Mar 22, 2019 C$1715
Fri Mar 22, 2019 Wed Mar 27, 2019 C$1715
Sun Mar 24, 2019 Fri Mar 29, 2019 C$1845
Fri Mar 29, 2019 Wed Apr 03 2019 C$2230
Sun Mar 31, 2019 Fri Apr 05 2019 C$1910
Fri Apr 05 2019 Wed Apr 10, 2019 C$1790
Sun Apr 07 2019 Fri Apr 12, 2019 C$1790
Fri Apr 12, 2019 Wed Apr 17, 2019 C$1855
Sun Apr 14, 2019 Fri Apr 19, 2019 C$1855
Wed Apr 17, 2019 Mon Apr 22, 2019 C$1855
Sun Apr 21, 2019 Fri Apr 26, 2019 C$1855
Wed Apr 24, 2019 Mon Apr 29, 2019 C$2245
Sun Apr 28, 2019 Fri May 03 2019 C$2050
Wed May 01 2019 Mon May 06 2019 C$2050
Sun May 05 2019 Fri May 10, 2019 C$2180
Wed May 08 2019 Mon May 13, 2019 C$2180
Sun May 12, 2019 Fri May 17, 2019 C$2245
Fri May 17, 2019 Wed May 22, 2019 C$2245
Sun May 19, 2019 Fri May 24, 2019 C$2310
Wed May 22, 2019 Mon May 27, 2019 C$2310
Sun May 26, 2019 Fri May 31, 2019 C$2310
Fri May 31, 2019 Wed Jun 05 2019 C$2695
Sun Jun 02 2019 Fri Jun 07 2019 C$2370
Fri Jun 07 2019 Wed Jun 12, 2019 C$2370
Sun Jun 09 2019 Fri Jun 14, 2019 C$2310
Fri Jun 14, 2019 Wed Jun 19, 2019 C$2370
Sun Jun 16, 2019 Fri Jun 21, 2019 C$2310
Fri Jun 21, 2019 Wed Jun 26, 2019 C$2370
Sun Jun 23, 2019 Fri Jun 28, 2019 C$2370
Wed Jun 26, 2019 Mon Jul 01 2019 C$2370
Sun Jun 30, 2019 Fri Jul 05 2019 C$2370
Wed Jul 03 2019 Mon Jul 08 2019 C$2760
Sun Jul 07 2019 Fri Jul 12, 2019 C$2310
Wed Jul 10, 2019 Mon Jul 15, 2019 C$2370
Sun Jul 14, 2019 Fri Jul 19, 2019 C$2370
Wed Jul 17, 2019 Mon Jul 22, 2019 C$2310
Fri Jul 19, 2019 Wed Jul 24, 2019 C$2310
Sun Jul 21, 2019 Fri Jul 26, 2019 C$2370
Fri Jul 26, 2019 Wed Jul 31, 2019 C$2370
Sun Jul 28, 2019 Fri Aug 02 2019 C$2370
Fri Aug 02 2019 Wed Aug 07 2019 C$2370
Sun Aug 04 2019 Fri Aug 09 2019 C$2370
Wed Aug 07 2019 Mon Aug 12, 2019 C$2370
Fri Aug 09 2019 Wed Aug 14, 2019 C$2760
Sun Aug 11, 2019 Fri Aug 16, 2019 C$2310
Wed Aug 14, 2019 Mon Aug 19, 2019 C$2370
Fri Aug 16, 2019 Wed Aug 21, 2019 C$2370
Wed Aug 21, 2019 Mon Aug 26, 2019 C$2310
Fri Aug 23, 2019 Wed Aug 28, 2019 C$2310
Sun Aug 25, 2019 Fri Aug 30, 2019 C$2310
Fri Aug 30, 2019 Wed Sep 04 2019 C$2310
Sun Sep 01 2019 Fri Sep 06 2019 C$2370
Wed Sep 04 2019 Mon Sep 09 2019 C$2370
Sun Sep 08 2019 Fri Sep 13, 2019 C$2370
Fri Sep 13, 2019 Wed Sep 18, 2019 C$2310
Sun Sep 15, 2019 Fri Sep 20, 2019 C$2310
Fri Sep 20, 2019 Wed Sep 25, 2019 C$2310
Sun Sep 22, 2019 Fri Sep 27, 2019 C$2310
Fri Sep 27, 2019 Wed Oct 02 2019 C$2115
Wed Oct 02 2019 Mon Oct 07 2019 C$1920
Fri Oct 04 2019 Wed Oct 09 2019 C$1920
Wed Oct 09 2019 Mon Oct 14, 2019 C$1920
Fri Oct 11, 2019 Wed Oct 16, 2019 C$1920
Sun Oct 13, 2019 Fri Oct 18, 2019 C$1920
Wed Oct 16, 2019 Mon Oct 21, 2019 C$2310
Fri Oct 18, 2019 Wed Oct 23, 2019 C$1920
Wed Oct 23, 2019 Mon Oct 28, 2019 C$1855
Fri Oct 25, 2019 Wed Oct 30, 2019 C$1855
Sun Oct 27, 2019 Fri Nov 01 2019 C$1790
Sun Nov 03 2019 Fri Nov 08 2019 C$1600
Sun Nov 17, 2019 Fri Nov 22, 2019 C$1600
Sun Nov 24, 2019 Fri Nov 29, 2019 C$1985
Sun Dec 08 2019 Fri Dec 13, 2019 C$1470
Sun Dec 15, 2019 Fri Dec 20, 2019 C$1405

Single room supplement: C$430