2019 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle – 8 Days/7 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Killarney during a horse drawn jaunting car rideride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate
  • Discover everything about goat cheese from farming and breeding to the making of a wide variety of cheeses at a local goat farm

Dining Experiences

7 breakfasts, 6 dinners including a lively medieval castle banquet, Rozzers Restaurant at Killeen House in Killarney, and dinner and a traditional show at Merry Ploughboy Pub. Guests will also dine at the exclusive Dromoland Castle.

Trip Highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  •  Goat Farm Visit
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • King John’s Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Castle

 

Hotels – 6 Nights

  • Clayton Hotel, Limerick (1 night)
  • The Brehon Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)

Day 1Limerick & Medieval Castle Banquet

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Limerick hotel. Following a short trip around Limerick, you’ll step back in time at King John’s Castle. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Limerick with costumed guides and touchscreen technology. Then join your group for a welcome drink before heading to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle where you’ll dine at a medieval‐style banquet. (D)

 

Day 2Cliffs of Moher & River Shannon Ferry

Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Travel to a local goat farm to learn all about the making of goat cheese before sampling. Relax on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary, and travel on to Killarney. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D)

 

Day 3Ring of Kerry Tour & Sheepdog Trials

Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of stops to capture photos of Ireland’s natural beauty and some of the locations from the film “Star Wars VII.” Passing through Waterville and the village of Sneem, stop at Moll’s Gap for views of the mountainous Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Travel via jaunting car to Ross Castle & Killarney Estate. Experience farm life at a nearby farm and watch specially trained dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney for dinner at the award-winning Rozzers Restaurant at The Killeen House. (B, D)

 

Day 4 Blarney Castle & Cobh Heritage Centre

Visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish‐made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head to the Cobh Heritage Centre where you can trace your ancestors, learn more about the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania, or immerse yourself in the history of Irish emigrants. Relax as you follow the coastal route to Waterford. In the evening take a gentle walk with a local historian who will reveal Waterford’s Viking and medieval past. (B, D)

 

Day 5Waterford Crystal & 6th Century Glendalough

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. There you’ll explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue on to an elegant Victorian mansion overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour ‐‐ your hotel for the night. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

 

Day 6Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Begin your day with a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery - its museum. the world's first cemetery museum, tells the story of the 1.5 million people buried there. It's a fascinating insight into Irish history and the people who lived it. Spend the afternoon touring independently, with your tickets to the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, and choose one of three of Ireland's most popular attractions: Guinness Storehouse, the GPO Museum, or EPIC Ireland. (B)

 

Day 7Irish National Stud & Dromoland Castle Hotel

Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you’ll see immaculately‐bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra’s Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Travel to the imposing and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairytale castle. Savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak‐paneled dining room ‐‐ a fitting way to spend the last evening of your Irish tour. (B, D)

 

Day 8Tour Ends At Dromoland

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

Start End Price
Monday Mar 11, 2019 from Shannon Monday Mar 18, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3030
Monday Apr 8, 2019 from Shannon Monday Apr 15, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3225
Monday Apr 29, 2019 from Shannon Monday May 6, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3935
Monday May 6, 2019 from Shannon Monday May 13, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3545
Monday May 20, 2019 from Shannon Monday May 27, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3805
Monday May 27, 2019 from Shannon Monday Jun 3, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$4320
Monday Jun 10, 2019 from Shannon Monday Jun 17, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3870
Monday Jun 24, 2019 from Shannon Monday Jul 1, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$4385
Monday Jul 1, 2019 from Shannon Monday Jul 8, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3870
Monday Jul 15, 2019 from Shannon Monday Jul 22, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3805
Monday Jul 29, 2019 from Shannon Monday Aug 5, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$4385
Monday Aug 5, 2019 from Shannon Monday Aug 12, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3870
Monday Aug 19, 2019 from Shannon Monday Aug 26, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3870
Monday Aug 26, 2019 from Shannon Monday Sep 2, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$4385
Monday Sep 9, 2019 from Shannon Monday Sep 16, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3805
Monday Sep 23, 2019 from Shannon Monday Sep 30, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$4385
Monday Sep 30, 2019 from Shannon Monday Oct 7, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3610
Monday Oct 7, 2019 from Shannon Monday Oct 14, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3160
Monday Oct 14, 2019 from Shannon Monday Oct 21, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3675