2019 Irish Spirit – 8 Days/7 Nights or  9 Days/8 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences

  • There’s no shortage of “traditional Irish pubs” in Killarney! Head out for an evening and chat with locals over a pintand some music
  • Take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle as in days gone by
  • Visit the Jameson Experience and learn the story of Irish whiskey.

Dining Experiences

  • 5 dinners (D) dinners including a fun Irish Night in Killarney, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Abbey Tavern
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 8 breakfasts (B)

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 9 Nights

Day 1 Dublin Tour & GPO Museum

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on a tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, and a drive long the wide O’Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum and enjoy a welcome drink before dining independently at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

 

Day 2 Kilkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal

Enjoy the Irish countryside as you head to the city of Kilkenny to visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. Immerse yourself in its rich history through its collection of portraits and artefacts. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces by skilled glass blowers and cutters during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide to learn about the region’s history. (B, D)

 

Day 3 Jameson Experience & Blarney Castle

Head out to County Cork to Midleton for a tour of the Jameson Experience, a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey complete with a sample at the end. Next up, treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills Then visit the famous Blarney Castle with a climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. After dinner, you may want to explore town on your own, perhaps sampling a lively pub or two. (B, D)

 

Day 4 Ring of Kerry & Irish Night

Start your day with a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Cross over to Valentia Island and learn about the island of Skellig Michael, home of early Christian monks and where scenes from the film “Star Wars VII” were filmed. Stop in the charming village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening, head out for an Irish night of dinner and a traditional show.(B, D)

 

Day 5 Cliffs of Moher & The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Relax as you travel through the Burren and on to Cong where your hotel sits within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle. Take time to relax before dinner in the Lodge.(B, D)

 

Day 6 Lough Corrib Cruise & Connemara

Enjoy a scenic cruise of Lough Corrib on board the Corrib Princess. Dine on a casual lunch at Eddies of Clonbur, a traditional pub. Explore scenic Connemara and the crossroads known as the Maam Cross. Return to the Lodge at Ashford so that you may enjoy many of the facilities it has to offer. (B, L)

 

Day 7 Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern

Head to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Continue your journey to Dublin and enjoy the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city. Finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

 

Day 8 Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern

( 8 Day tour ends after breakfast)

Enjoy your day with 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. In the evening, dine at one of the many restaurants or pubs that Dublin has to offer. (B)

 

Day 9 Tour Ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Start End Price
Saturday Mar 9, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 16, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2385
Thursday Mar 21, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Mar 28, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2320
Saturday Mar 23, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 30, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2385
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 6, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2835
Thursday Apr 4, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 11, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2645
Thursday Apr 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 18, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3160
Saturday Apr 13, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 20, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2645
Saturday Apr 20, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 27, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2645
Saturday Apr 27, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 4, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2965
Saturday May 4, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 11, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3095
Thursday May 9, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 16, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3225
Thursday May 16, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 23, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3290
Saturday May 18, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 25, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3415
Saturday May 25, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 1, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3935
Thursday May 30, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 6, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Thursday Jun 6, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 13, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3545
Saturday Jun 8, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 15, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3545
Thursday Jun 13, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 20, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3545
Thursday Jun 20, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 27, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3545
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 29, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$4060
Saturday Jun 29, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 6, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Thursday Jul 4, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 11, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Thursday Jul 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 18, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Saturday Jul 13, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 20, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
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Saturday Jul 20, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 27, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Saturday Jul 27, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 3, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$4000
Thursday Aug 1, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 8, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Saturday Aug 3, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 10, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 17, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Thursday Aug 15, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 22, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3545
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 24, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 31, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3415
Thursday Aug 29, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 5, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Thursday Sep 5, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 12, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3545
Saturday Sep 7, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 14, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3480
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 21, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3935
Thursday Sep 19, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 26, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3415
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 28, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3290
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 10, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3095
Saturday Oct 5, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 12, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3030
Thursday Oct 10, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 17, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3030
Saturday Oct 12, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 19, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$3030
Thursday Oct 24, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 31, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Saturday Oct 26, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 2, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2770
Saturday Nov 9, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 16, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2450
Saturday Nov 16, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Nov 23, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2965
Saturday Nov 30, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Dec 7, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days C$2385
Start End Price
Saturday Mar 9, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Mar 17, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2630
Thursday Mar 21, 2019 from Dublin Friday Mar 29, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2565
Saturday Mar 23, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Mar 31, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2630
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Apr 7, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3145
Thursday Apr 4, 2019 from Dublin Friday Apr 12, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2890
Thursday Apr 11, 2019 from Dublin Friday Apr 19, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3470
Saturday Apr 13, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Apr 21, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2890
Saturday Apr 20, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Apr 28, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2890
Saturday Apr 27, 2019 from Dublin Sunday May 5, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3210
Saturday May 4, 2019 from Dublin Sunday May 12, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3355
Thursday May 9, 2019 from Dublin Friday May 17, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3480
Thursday May 16, 2019 from Dublin Friday May 24, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3545
Saturday May 18, 2019 from Dublin Sunday May 26, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3675
Saturday May 25, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Jun 2, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$4255
Thursday May 30, 2019 from Dublin Friday Jun 7, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3740
Thursday Jun 6, 2019 from Dublin Friday Jun 14, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3790
Saturday Jun 8, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Jun 16, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3790
Thursday Jun 13, 2019 from Dublin Friday Jun 21, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3790
Thursday Jun 20, 2019 from Dublin Friday Jun 28, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3790
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Jun 30, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$4370
Saturday Jun 29, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Jul 7, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Thursday Jul 4, 2019 from Dublin Friday Jul 12, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
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Saturday Jul 13, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Jul 21, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
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Saturday Jul 20, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Jul 28, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Saturday Jul 27, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Aug 4, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$4305
Thursday Aug 1, 2019 from Dublin Friday Aug 9, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Saturday Aug 3, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Aug 11, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Aug 18, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Thursday Aug 15, 2019 from Dublin Friday Aug 23, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3790
Saturday Aug 17, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Aug 25, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Sep 1, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3660
Thursday Aug 29, 2019 from Dublin Friday Sep 6, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Thursday Sep 5, 2019 from Dublin Friday Sep 13, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3790
Saturday Sep 7, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Sep 15, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3725
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Sep 22, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$4180
Thursday Sep 19, 2019 from Dublin Friday Sep 27, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3660
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Sep 29, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3535
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 from Dublin Friday Oct 11, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3340
Saturday Oct 5, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Oct 13, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3275
Thursday Oct 10, 2019 from Dublin Friday Oct 18, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3275
Saturday Oct 12, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Oct 20, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3275
Thursday Oct 24, 2019 from Dublin Friday Nov 1, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3015
Saturday Oct 26, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Nov 3, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3015
Saturday Nov 9, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Nov 17, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2695
Saturday Nov 16, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Nov 24, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$3275
Saturday Nov 30, 2019 from Dublin Sunday Dec 8, 2019 to Dublin 9 Days C$2630