2019 - 7 Day Taste Of Ireland - Tour A

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.

Dining Experiences

  • Enjoy 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).
  • 5 daily hot breakfasts (B)

Trip Highlights

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

Hotels - 6 Nights

 

Taste of Ireland (Tour A) 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Dublin & City Sightseeing
Welcome to Dublin! Today you can explore Dublin independently using your open-top hop-on-hop-off bus tour voucher to visit 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. Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in 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.
(B, D)

Day 3: 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 4: 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 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, 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 6: Dublin Extension via Galway
Tours B + C end in Shannon after brealfast. Guests on Tour A drive north to Galway city for a panoramic tour, and take some time to look around the city before traveling out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal, where the locals still speak the Irish language. Then drive across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how locally quarried marble is made into attractive products, and enjoy tea and scones. 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
Tour A ends after breakfast today.
(B)

 

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Start End Price
Sunday Mar 3, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 9, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1870
Friday Mar 8, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Mar 14, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1870
Sunday Mar 10, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 16, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2000
Friday Mar 15, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Mar 21, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2000
Sunday Mar 17, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 23, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1935
Friday Mar 22, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Mar 28, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1935
Sunday Mar 24, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 30, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2065
Friday Mar 29, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 4, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2515
Sunday Mar 31, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 6, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Friday Apr 5, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 11, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2065
Sunday Apr 7, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 13, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2065
Wednesday Apr 10, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 16, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Friday Apr 12, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 18, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Sunday Apr 14, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 20, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Wednesday Apr 17, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 23, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Friday Apr 19, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 25, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Sunday Apr 21, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 27, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 30, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Sunday Apr 28, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 4, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2320
Wednesday May 1, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 7, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2320
Friday May 3, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 9, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2450
Sunday May 5, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 11, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2450
Wednesday May 8, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 14, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2450
Friday May 10, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 16, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2450
Sunday May 12, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 18, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2515
Wednesday May 15, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 21, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2515
Friday May 17, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 23, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2515
Sunday May 19, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 25, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Wednesday May 22, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 28, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday May 24, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 30, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Sunday May 26, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 1, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Wednesday May 29, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 4, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday May 31, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 6, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$3030
Sunday Jun 2, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 8, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Jun 5, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 11, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Jun 7, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 13, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Jun 9, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 15, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Wednesday Jun 12, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 18, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2515
Friday Jun 14, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 20, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Jun 16, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 22, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Jun 21, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 27, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Jun 23, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 29, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Jun 26, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 2, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Jun 30, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 6, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Jul 3, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 9, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$3095
Sunday Jul 7, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 13, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Wednesday Jul 10, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 16, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Jul 14, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 20, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Jul 17, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 23, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Jul 19, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 25, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Sunday Jul 21, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 27, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 30, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Friday Jul 26, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 1, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Jul 28, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 3, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Jul 31, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 6, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Friday Aug 2, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 8, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Aug 4, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 10, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Aug 7, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 13, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Friday Aug 9, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 15, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$3095
Sunday Aug 11, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 17, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 20, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Friday Aug 16, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 22, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 27, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Aug 23, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 29, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Sunday Aug 25, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 31, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Wednesday Aug 28, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 3, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Aug 30, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 5, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Sunday Sep 1, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 7, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Sep 4, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 10, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Sunday Sep 8, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 14, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Wednesday Sep 11, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 17, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Sep 13, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 19, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Sunday Sep 15, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 21, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Sep 20, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 26, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Sunday Sep 22, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 28, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2580
Friday Sep 27, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 3, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2385
Sunday Sep 29, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 5, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2385
Wednesday Oct 2, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 8, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Friday Oct 4, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 10, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Sunday Oct 6, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 12, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Wednesday Oct 9, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Friday Oct 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 17, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Sunday Oct 13, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 19, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Wednesday Oct 16, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2645
Friday Oct 18, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 24, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Sunday Oct 20, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 26, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2190
Wednesday Oct 23, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 29, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Friday Oct 25, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 31, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2125
Sunday Oct 27, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 2, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2065
Sunday Nov 3, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 9, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1870
Sunday Nov 10, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 16, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1870
Sunday Nov 17, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 23, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1870
Sunday Nov 24, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 30, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$2320
Sunday Dec 8, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Dec 14, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1740
Sunday Dec 15, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Dec 21, 2019 to Dublin 7 Days C$1675

Single room supplement: C$530