2019 Irish Adventure – 8 Days/7 Nights  OR 9 Days/8 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Cruise to Spike Island, and learn the fascinating story of a beautiful island that was a monastery in the 6th century and the largest prison in the British Isles in Victorian times
  • Discover the true story of the world’s most famous ship at Titanic Belfast ‐ in the city where it all began

Dining Experiences

  • 5 dinners (D) dinners including a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Glyde Inn
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 8 hot breakfasts (B)

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 8 Nights

  • Clayton Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • International Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Ardilaun Hotel, Galway (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel, Derry (1 night)
  • Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

Day 1 Dublin Tour & Book of Kells

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out a private guided city tour. Highlights include 18th century Georgian houses with brightly-painted doors, tranquil parks and the wide O'Connell Street. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently in one of Dublin’s many restaurants or lively pubs.

 

Day 2  6th Century Glendalough & Waterford Crystal

Enjoy the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. Explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Walk through the deep valley to view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. Relax as you continue to Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Before dinner, take a gentle stroll around the narrow streets of the historic city with a local guide. (B, D)

 

Day 3 Spike Island Cruise & Blarney Castle

Cruise along the coast of Cobh and tour historic Spike Island. Explore the sites of a 6th century monastery, a sprawling fortress, the Victorian‐era&srquo;s largest convict depot and more. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous ”Stone of Eloquence“ or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Journey west through rugged countryside and settle in to your centrally located hotel in Killarney. (B, D)

 

Day 4 Ring of Kerry Drive & Skellig Experience

Discover the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle on Ireland's most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of photo stops along the way. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island that was featured in the film "Star Wars VII." After lunch, stroll around Sneem and stop at Moll’s Gap for its panoramic views. Enjoy the evening in Killarney for dinner on your own and perhaps a visit to one of the town's many lively pubs. (B, L)

 

Day 5 Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Travel along the coast of County Clare, stopping by St. Brigid's Well, a mystical site whose waters are said to have healing powers. View the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O'Brien's Tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Head to Galway to join a local guide for a brief stroll through the twisting streets of the old city before spending some time on your own. (B, D)

 

Day 6 Sheepdogs & Derry's Medieval Walls

Stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock, one of the world's leading shrines. Visit the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879. Immerse yourself in Irish farm life during a visit to an authentic working farm and watch trained sheepdogs round up mountain sheep. Head to Donegal for some free time in this charming town. On arrival in Derry meet a local guide to discover the history of this ancient city which retains its fortified medieval walls dating from 1613. (B, D)

 

Day 7 Giant's Causeway & Glyde Inn

Explore the northern coastline and the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Visit Titanic Belfast and learn about the ill-fated ship through state-of-the-art displays. See the docks where this famous liner was built just over a century ago. Stop at the Glyde Inn for a farewell dinner with Irish specialties and entertaining traditional Irish songs and music. (B, D)

 

Day 8 Dublin Sightseeing

(8 day tour Tour ends today in Dublin)

Enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum. (B)

 

Day 9 Tour Ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

START END PRICE 9 days  8 day option
Monday Jan 7, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jan 15, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $1675 ends Jan 14  $1420
Monday Jan 14, 201 from Dublin Tuesday Jan 22, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $1740 ends Jan 21 $1480
Monday Feb 11, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $1935 ends Feb 18 $1675
Monday Feb 25, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Mar 5, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2515 ends Mar 4 $2190
Wednesday Mar 6, 2019 from Dublin

Monday Mar 11 2019 from Dublin

Thursday Mar 14, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days

$2000

$2385

ends Mar 13 $1740

ends Mar 18 $2125

Wednesday Mar 13, 2019 from Dublin

Monday March 18 2019

Thursday Mar 21, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days

Tuesday Mar 26 2019 to Dublin

$2385

$2255

ends Mar 20 $2125

ends Mar 25 $2000

Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Mar 28, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2320 ends Mar 27 $2065
Monday Mar 25, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 2, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2320 ends April 1  $2065
Wednesday Mar 27, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 4, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2900 ends Apr 3 $2515
Monday Apr 1, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 9, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2450 ends Apr 8 $2125
Wednesday Apr 3, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 11, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3030 ends Apr 10 $2645
Monday Apr 8, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 16, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2515 ends Apr 15$2190
Wednesday Apr 10, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 18, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2645 ends Apr 17 $2320
Monday Apr 15, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 23, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2770 ends Apr 22 $2450
Monday Apr 22, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Apr 30, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Apr 29 $2900
Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 2, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3095 ends May 1$2770
Wednesday May 1, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 9, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3095 ends May 8 $2770
Wednesday May 8, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 16, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3870 ends May 15$3290
Monday May 13, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 21, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3290 ends May 20$2965
Wednesday May 15, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 23, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3290 ends May 22$2965
Monday May 20, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 28, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3290 ends May 27$2965
Monday May 27, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 4, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Jun 3$3030
Wednesday May 29, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 6, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Jun 5 $3095
Wednesday Jun 5, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 13, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Jun 12$3095
Monday Jun 10, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 18, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Jun 17$3030
Monday Jun 17, 201 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 25, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Jun 24$3030
Wednesday Jun 19, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 27, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Jun 26$3095
Monday Jun 24, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 2, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Jul 1$3095
Wednesday Jun 26, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 4, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Jul 3$3030
Monday Jul 1, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 9, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Jul 8$3030
Wednesday Jul 3, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 11, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Jul 10$3095
Monday Jul 8, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 16, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Jul 15$3030
Monday Jul 22, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 30, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Jul 29$3095
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 1, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Jul 31$3030
Monday Aug 5, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 13, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Aug 12$3030
Wednesday Aug 7, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 15, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Aug 14$3030
Monday Aug 12, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 20, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Aug 19$3095
Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 22, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 end Augs 21$3030
Monday Aug 19, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 27, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Aug 26$3030
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 29, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Aug 28$3095
Monday Aug 26, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 3, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3355 ends Sep 2$3030
Wednesday Aug 28, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 5, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3935 ends Sep 4$3545
Monday Sep 2, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 10, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Sep 9$3095
Wednesday Sep 4, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 12, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Sep 11$3095
Monday Sep 9, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 17, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3415 ends Sep 16$
Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 26, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3290 ends Sep 25$2965
Monday Sep 23, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 1, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3225 ends Sep 30$2900
Wednesday Sep 25, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 3, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3095 ends Oct 2$2770
Monday Sep 30, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 8, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3095 ends Oct 7$2772
Monday Oct 7, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3030 ends Oct 14$2710
Wednesday Oct 9, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 17, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2965 end Oct 16 $2645
Monday Oct 14, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2900 ends Oct 21 $2580
Wednesday Oct 16, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 24, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $3480 ends Oct 23 $3095
Wednesday Oct 23, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 31, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2770 ends Oct 30 $2450
Monday Oct 28, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 5, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2645 ends Nov 4 $2320
Monday Nov 4, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 12, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2385 ends Nov 11$2065
Monday Nov 11, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2965 ends Nov 18 $2580
Monday Nov 18, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 26, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2320 ends Nov 25 $2000
Monday Dec 2, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days $2900 ends Dec 9 $2515