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Irish Adventure 8 or 9 Days Escorted Tour of Ireland

5-Apr, 2021 $2,150 + airfare per person sharing a room


Guided trip to Ireland - The adventure begins when you fly into Dublin, the capital city, and follow the coastal route around Ireland, including Donegal. Be part of this group travel to Ireland for 9 days. It is all about Irish hospitality and staying in places where you are a house guest rather than a customer, including a traditional pub sing-along experience.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 1 Dublin, 1 Waterford, 2 Killarney, 1 Galway, 1 Derry, 1 Dublin

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Irish Adventure Itinerary including an Easter Tour of Ireland

Tour to Glendalough
Day 1: Dublin Tour & The Book of Kells
This Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your guide at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. See elegant 18th century Georgian houses with brightly-painted doors, tranquil parks and the wide O'Connell Street. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and dine independently.

Day 2: 6th Century Glendalough & Waterford
Enjoy the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. Explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Walk through the deep valley to view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. Relax as you continue to Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Before dinner, take a gentle stroll around the narrow streets of the historic city with a local guide. (B, D)



Day 3: Spike Island Cruise& Blarney Castle
Cruise along the coast of Cobh and tour historic Spike Island. Explore the sites of a 6th century monastery, a sprawling fortress, the Victorian‐era&srquo;s largest convict depot and more. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous ”Stone of Eloquence“ or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Journey west through rugged countryside and settle in to your centrally located hotel in Killarney. (B, D

Day 4: Ring of Kerry Drive & Skellig Experience
Enjoy the highlights of Ireland's natural scenery on the Ring of Kerry route. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy's Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Drive through Killorglin and Cahirciveen to cross the bridge to Valentia Island. Visit the Skellig Experience, which shows how hermits lived on the nearby rocky islands and how the islands featured in the Star Wars VII movie. Enjoy a casual lunch and stop in the pretty village of Sneem. Pause at Moll's Gap for panoramic mountain views and return to Killarney where the evening is free. (B, L)

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Galway Walk
Travel north from Killarney and take a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary and continue along the coast of County Clare. View the Cliffs of Moher rising to heights of almost 700 feet above the wild Atlantic swells and walk to O'Brien's Tower for the best views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Drive through the rounded sandstone hills of the Burren and around Galway Bay. Take a guided walking tour around central Galway before checking in to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 6: Sheepdogs & Derry Walk
Stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock, one of the world's leading shrines. Visit the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879. Immerse yourself in Irish farm life during a visit to an authentic working farm and watch trained sheepdogs round up mountain sheep. Head to Donegal for some free time in this charming town. On arrival in Derry meet a local guide to discover the history of this ancient city which retains its fortified medieval walls dating from 1613. (B, D


Day 7: Giant's Causeway & Glyde Inn Dinner/Show
Today explore the northern coastline, stopping for photos at the sprawling ruins of Dunluce Castle. Visit the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The huge rocks have given rise to many stories about Finn McCool, a legendary giant. Drive to Belfast to visit Titanic Belfast and learn about RMS Titanic through state-of-the-art displays. See the docks where this famous liner was built just over a century ago. Stop just south of Dundalk at the Glyde Inn for a farewell dinner with Irish specialties and entertaining traditional Irish songs and music. This cozy tavern dates back to 1770. Continue south to check in to your hotel in Dublin. (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin.
Your program ends after breakfast.


Irish Adventure What's Included

GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.

Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 8 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 5 dinners (D) including
- Glyde Inn traditional Irish dinner/show
- 4 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Walking tours of Dublin's Trinity College, Waterford, Galway and Derry with local guides
  • Sheepdog trials
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to • Waterford Crystal Factory Tour • Cliffs of Moher • Blarney Castle • Giant’s Causeway • Knock Shrine • Skellig Experience • Titanic Belfast
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Hotels: Superior & First Class

  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane (formerly Maldron) Dublin (1 night)
  • Dooley's Hotel Waterford (1 night)
  • International Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
  • Ardilaun Hotel Galway (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel Derry (1 night)
  • Croke Park Hotel Dublin (2 nights)
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