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8 Day The Original Irish Pub & Folk Tour 2013

 

8 day Irish Pub & Folk Tour 2013

Highlights:

  • 12th Century Brazen Head Pub Dinner
  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage Dinner & Music
  • Guinness Storehouse & a Pint
  • Kiss The Blarney Stone
  • Farmhouse Visit
  • Achill Island Tour

Hotels:

Superior & First Class

  • Burlington Hotel
    Dublin (1 night)
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
    Kilkenny (1 night)
  • International Hotel Killarney
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Wyatt Hotel
    Westport (2 nights)
  • Ashling Hotel
    Dublin (1 night)

Itinerary:


Day 1 : Dublin & Guinness Storehouse

Land at Dublin Airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon tour Dublin’s old city center to see the General Post Office, Trinity College and Georgian squares. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to enjoy a creamy pint.


Day 2 : National Stud & Kilkenny
Visit the Irish National Stud to learn about thoroughbred horses and walk through the Japanese Gardens. Stop at a traditional farmhouse to meet the owners and enjoy tea and scones. After dinner you may check out Kilkenny’s pubs. (B, D)


Day 3 : Waterford Crystal & Blarney
Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to see how this magnificent glass is created. Then head to Blarney Castle to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.” Shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills or stop in the pub located between the shops. Travel to Killarney and check in to your hotel. (B, D)


Day 4 : Ring of Kerry & Sheepdogs
Explore one of Ireland’s most popular scenic areas - the Ring of Kerry. Watch a farmer work with his sheepdogs to control sheep. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about offshore islands. Head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for a fun dinner with local musicians. (B, D)


Day 5 : Cliffs of Moher & Connemara
Take a ferry ride across the River Shannon to visit the Cliffs of Moher for wild, sweeping views. Continue north past Galway and Connemara’s hills and lakes. End your day in Westport. (B, D)


Day 6 : Westport House & Achill Island Tour
Tour the stately 18th century Westport House to see priceless treasures in an elegant setting. Travel to Achill Island, joined to the mainland by a bridge, to enjoy great scenic golden beaches and rugged cliffs. Return to Westport to explore some of the cozy pubs, if you wish. (B, D)


Day 7 : Strokestown Famine Museum
Visit Strokestown Park House where the Famine Museum explains what happened during the 1840’s Famine. Drive to your hotel in Dublin and head to dinner and some lively Irish music in the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest. (B, D)


Day 8 : Back Home from Dublin
Transfer to Dublin Airport in good time to check in for your flight. (B)

Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 7 nights in hotels listed
  • Full Irish breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
    - Dinner & show at Kate Kearney’s Cottage
    - Food, Folk and Fairies dinner/show at the Brazen Head Pub
    - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Tour and a pint at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Farmhouse visit for tea and scones
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Day tour to Achill Island
  • Visits and admissions to Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Westport House, Strokestown Park House and Famine Museum
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

Dates & Rates:
Tour leaves and returns to Dublin Saturdays and Wednesdays
06Apr – 20Apr: USD$1268
27Apr: USD$1398
04May – 25Sep: USD$1515
02Oct: USD$1398
09Oct - 23Oct: USD$1268
02Nov – 23Nov: USD$1128
30Nov & 07Dec: USD$1076

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy and in US Dollars

 

 

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