2020 - 7 Day Taste Of Ireland - Tour A

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

  • 6 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 – 6 Nights

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2020 Taste of Ireland (Tour A) - 7 Days, 6 Nights, 10 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 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 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 Dublin Extension via Galway

Drive north to Galway for a panoramic tour of the city with some free time on your own to explore. Travel across the country to Dublin. Spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experiencing one of Dublin’s fine restaurants. (B)

Day 7 Depart from Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

Start End Price
Sunday Jan 5, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jan 11, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1585
Sunday Feb 2, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Feb 8, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1624
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Feb 22, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1858
Friday Mar 6, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Mar 12, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1923
Sunday Mar 8, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Mar 14, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2053
Sunday Mar 15, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Mar 21, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1988
Friday Mar 20, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Mar 26, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1988
Sunday Mar 22, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Mar 28, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2118
Friday Mar 27, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Apr 2, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2118
Sunday Mar 29, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 4, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2105
Friday Apr 3, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Apr 9, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2118
Sunday Apr 5, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 11, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2040
Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 14, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2183
Friday Apr 10, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Apr 16, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2183
Sunday Apr 12, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 18, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2105
Wednesday Apr 15, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 21, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2105
Friday Apr 17, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Apr 23, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2144
Sunday Apr 19, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 25, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2144
Wednesday Apr 22, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 28, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2105
Friday Apr 24, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Apr 30, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2287
Sunday Apr 26, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 2, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2378
Wednesday Apr 29, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday May 5, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2378
Friday May 1, 2020 from Dublin Thursday May 7, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2417
Sunday May 3, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 9, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2417
Wednesday May 6, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday May 12, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2417
Friday May 8, 2020 from Dublin Thursday May 14, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2417
Sunday May 10, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 16, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2586
Friday May 15, 2020 from Dublin Thursday May 21, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2586
Sunday May 17, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 23, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Friday May 22, 2020 from Dublin Thursday May 28, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Sunday May 24, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 30, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Wednesday May 27, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 2, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Friday May 29, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jun 4, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Wednesday Jun 3, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 9, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Sunday Jun 7, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 13, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Wednesday Jun 10, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 16, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Friday Jun 12, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jun 18, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Wednesday Jun 17, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 23, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Friday Jun 19, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jun 25, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Wednesday Jun 24, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 30, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Friday Jun 26, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jul 2, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Sunday Jun 28, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 4, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Wednesday Jul 1, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 7, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Friday Jul 3, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jul 9, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Sunday Jul 5, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 11, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Friday Jul 10, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jul 16, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Sunday Jul 12, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 18, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Sunday Jul 19, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 25, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Wednesday Jul 22, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 28, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Sunday Jul 26, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 1, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Friday Jul 31, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Aug 6, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Sunday Aug 2, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 8, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Wednesday Aug 5, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 11, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Friday Aug 7, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Aug 13, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Sunday Aug 9, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 15, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Wednesday Aug 12, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 18, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Friday Aug 14, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Aug 20, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Sunday Aug 16, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 22, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Wednesday Aug 19, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 25, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Friday Aug 21, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Aug 27, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Sunday Aug 23, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 29, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Wednesday Aug 26, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 1, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Friday Aug 28, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Sep 3, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Sunday Aug 30, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 5, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Wednesday Sep 2, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 8, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2612
Sunday Sep 6, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 12, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2716
Wednesday Sep 9, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 15, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Friday Sep 11, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Sep 17, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Sunday Sep 13, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 19, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Wednesday Sep 16, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 22, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Sunday Sep 20, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 26, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2651
Wednesday Sep 23, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 29, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2547
Sunday Sep 27, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 3, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2352
Wednesday Sep 30, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 6, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2170
Sunday Oct 4, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 10, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2170
Wednesday Oct 7, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 13, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2170
Friday Oct 9, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Oct 15, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2170
Sunday Oct 11, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 17, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2170
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 20, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2170
Sunday Oct 18, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 24, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2625
Wednesday Oct 21, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2105
Sunday Oct 25, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 31, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2118
Wednesday Oct 28, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 3, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1975
Sunday Nov 1, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Nov 7, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1923
Sunday Nov 8, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Nov 14, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2378
Sunday Nov 29, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Dec 5, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$2300
Sunday Dec 13, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Dec 19, 2020 to Dublin 7 Days C$1715