2020 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 ride ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate
  • Visit Glasnevin National Cemetery – the world’s first cemetery museum, it offers a fascinating look at Irish history.

Dining Experiences

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

Trip Highlights

Hotels

ITINERARY

HIDE ALL

2020 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle - 8 Days / 7 Nights / 13 Meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1 Limerick & 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 out for a medieval-style banquet. (D)

Day 2 Cliffs 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 some. Relax on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary, and travel on to Killarney. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3 Ring 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 view 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. 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 5 Waterford Crystal & 6th Century Glendalough

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the stunning 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 your hotel overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbor. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 6 Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Begin your day with a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery - its museum is the world's first cemetery museum and 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, GPO Witness History, or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. (B)

Day 7 Irish National Stud & Dromoland Castle Hotel

Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you’ll see impeccably-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 majestic and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairy tale castle. Savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak-paneled dining room. (B, D)

Day 8 Tour Ends at Dromoland

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

7 DAYS

ITINERARY

2020 Irish Heritage – 7 Days/6 Nights/11 Meals

Day 1: Limerick & 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 a medieval-style banquet.
(D)

Day 2: Cliffs of Moher & River Shannon Ferry
Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Relax on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary, and travel on to Killarney. Enjoy free time before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 3: Ring 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 view 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. 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 5: Waterford Crystal & 6th Century Glendalough
Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the stunning 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 your hotel overlooking Dublin Bay and Duin Laoghaire Harbor. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step- dancing.

(B, D)

Day 6: Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Begin your day with a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery – its museum is the world’s first cemetery museum and 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, GPO Witness History, or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.
(B)

Day 7: Your Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breadfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Start End Price
Monday Apr 6, 2020 from Shannon Monday Apr 13, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3184
Monday Apr 27, 2020 from Shannon Monday May 4, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3899
Monday May 4, 2020 from Shannon Monday May 11, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3496
Monday May 18, 2020 from Shannon Monday May 25, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3756
Monday May 25, 2020 from Shannon Monday Jun 1, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$4276
Monday Jun 8, 2020 from Shannon Monday Jun 15, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3899
Monday Jun 22, 2020 from Shannon Monday Jun 29, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$4419
Monday Jun 29, 2020 from Shannon Monday Jul 6, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3899
Monday Aug 3, 2020 from Shannon Monday Aug 10, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3899
Monday Aug 24, 2020 from Shannon Monday Aug 31, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$4419
Monday Aug 31, 2020 from Shannon Monday Sep 7, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3899
Monday Sep 7, 2020 from Shannon Monday Sep 14, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3756
Monday Sep 21, 2020 from Shannon Monday Sep 28, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$4341
Monday Sep 28, 2020 from Shannon Monday Oct 5, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3561
Monday Oct 5, 2020 from Shannon Monday Oct 12, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3119
Monday Oct 12, 2020 from Shannon Monday Oct 19, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3639