It may come as a surprise that the beloved Irish tune “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” was written by a trio of American songwriters. That’s the moving influence of this enchanting and captivating land. So, when are Irish eyes smiling? At every moment on this undiscovered tour of Ireland – as you stroll down the lively streets of Dublin, sip Guinness in a boisterous pub on the Dingle Peninsula, take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the Killarney countryside, and even bake scones on a quaint Irish sheep farm near Galway. By way of the most dramatic coastal and pastoral scenery, this tour of Ireland leads you to the lesser-known gems of the Emerald Isle as well as the cliffs, castles, and famous crystal you’ve long heard of. As you hum along the winding Ring of Kerry and the rocky Aran Islands, this tour of Ireland “will steal your heart away.”
- Benedictine Abbey
- Dun Aengus
- Flying Boat Museum
- House of Waterford Crystal
- Irish National Stud
- King John’s Castle
- St. Kevin’s Center of Irish Christianity
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Tí Joe Watty’s Pub
Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes!
At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for an afternoon orientation drive, including O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College.
Triumphs & Tragedies
KILDARE – Visit the Irish National Stud.
STROKESTOWN – Guided tour of the 1740s mansion and gardens at Strokestown House and the Famine Museum.
172 mi / 376 km
Wild Atlantic Way and Irish Roses
ACHILL ISLAND – Enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way with time in the remote village of Keel.
KYLEMORE – Visit the Benedictine Abbey.
165 mi / 265 km
Islands of Saints & Scholars
GALWAY – Ferry crossing to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.
INISHMORE – Stop in for a light lunch at Globus Local Favorite Joe Watty’s pub and hear from a local who shares stories about life on Inishmore Island. A minibus tour of the island with a local guide-driver includes a visit to the prehistoric clifftop fort of Dun Aengus.
45 mi / 72 km
Sheep, Scones & Ancient Stones
RATHBAUN – Visit Rathbaun Farm and try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and scones.
CLARE COAST – See the rocky landscapes of The Burren and stop to take photos of the prehistoric megalith at Poulnabrone Dolmen.
CLIFFS OF MOHER – Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
LIMERICK – Free time this evening.
129 mi / 207 km
Daring Young Men & Flying Machines
FOYNES – Take a guided tour of the Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, followed by Irish coffee demonstration and tasting.
DINGLE PENINSULA – Enjoy a scenic drive on Slea Head promontory.
159 mi / 255 km
A Jaunting Good Time
RING OF KERRY – Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s southwestern peninsula.
KILLARNEY – Take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the national park
99 mi / 159 km
Fine Crystal & The Gift of Gab
KILLARNEY – Cross the Kerry Mountains into County Cork.
BLARNEY – Visit the village known for its magical Kissing Stone.
WATERFORD – Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
126 mi / 203 km
MOUNTAIN LOUGHS & MEDIEVAL MONKS
GLENDALOUGH Stop at the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
122 mi / 196 km
Safe travels until we meet again!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Dates & Pricing
|Departure Date||Twin Share Pricing||Single Supplement|
|April 14, 2023||$3,489.00||$488.00|
|April 21, 2023||$3,779.00||$488.00|
|April 28, 2023||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|May 5, 2023||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|May 12, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|May 19, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|May 26, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|June 2, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|June 9, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|June 16, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|June 23, 2023||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|June 30, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|July 7, 2023||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|July 14, 2023||$2,829.00||$488.00|
|July 21, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|July 28, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|August 4, 2023||$4,209.00||$488.00||(SG)|
|August 11, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|August 18, 2023||$4,209.00||$488.00||(SG)|
|August 25, 2023||$4,209.00||$488.00||(SG)|
|September 1, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|September 8, 2023||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|September 15, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
|September 22, 2023||$3,829.00||$488.00|
*(SG) indicates a tour with a small group
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