2019 - 10 Days Irish Legends

10 Days/9 Nights

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Visit the South Pole Inn and learn the thrilling story of its original owner - a brave early explorer of the Antarctic.
  • Explore Irish emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel that carried Irish refugees to North America in the 1840s.

    Dining Experiences

  • 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 6 dinners (D) including Dunboyne Castle Hotel welcome dinner, a drink with dinner and entertainment at Foley's Bar and Restaurant, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Abbey Tavern.

    Trip Highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aran Islands Excursion
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Sean's Bar, the oldest pub in Ireland
  • Dun Aengus Fort
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Irish National Stud & Gardens

    Hotels - 9 Nights

  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (1 night)
  • Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Salthill Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
  • North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Call 1 -866-934-6292 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14203587

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2019
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DunboyneDublin Arrival & Malahide Castle : Tour begins 2:00 PM at Dunboyne Castle. Ensure you book an appropriate transfer to Dunboyne Castle as there is no public transportation service there. Head out to visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185 and filled with medieval artifacts. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)
    Day 2KilkennyNational Stud &Kilkenny Walk : Visit the home of equine royalty, the Irish National Stud, where you'll see immaculately bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Take a walk around the grounds to see St. Fiachra's Garden and the miniature Japanese Gardens. Take a walking tour of Kilkenny with a local guide along the Medieval Mile, the main thoroughfare to see historic streets and buildings. The evening is free for dining on your own. (B, L)
    Day 3KilkennyWaterford Crystal & Dunbrody Famine Ship : Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Then join a local guide for a gentle walking tour to hear stories about the Waterford's long history and some of its colorful characters. Explore more of the town with time for lunch on your own, and head to New Ross to explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel used during the 1840s Famine to transport emigrants to North America. (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyCobh Heritage Centre & Blarney Castle : Travel south to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic and where many places associated with the liner still exist. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America. Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House. Treat yourself to quality Irish goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Killarney. (B, D)
    Day 5KillarneyKillarney & Dingle Peninsula : Spend the morning at leisure in Killarney, a little town with an ideal location beside Ireland's highest mountains. Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula as you drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Take a group photo amidst the scenic landscape. Stop at the South Pole Inn to learn about Tom Crean, an early Irish explorer who braved the South Pole. Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley's Bar and Restaurant before returning to Killarney. (B, D)
    Day 6GalwayCliffs of Moher & Galway Panoramic Tour : Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs where on a clear day you can see great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd sheep. Head to Galway for a panoramic city tour. (B, D)
    Day 7GalwayAran Islands Excursion & Pre-Historic Dun Aengus Fort : Set out across the Galway Bay for Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. These rocky islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintain traditional fishing and farming methods. Head to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below.Explore Kilronan, the main town, and enjoy a casual lunch before returning by ferry. (B, L)
    Day 8DublinClonmacnoise Monastic Site & Sean's Bar : Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Marvel at elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Head to nearby Athlone and stop at Sean's Bar. This pub has a documented history going right back to 900 AD. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries were discovered. In the evening, head to Dublin's Abbey Tavern for an Irish dinner and lively show. . (B, D)
    Day 9DublinIndependent Bus Tour : Enjoy your day in Dublin independently on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to your choice of one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. (B)
    Day 10DublinTour Ends in Dublin : Your program ends after breakfast. (B)
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    Lodging
    Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (1 night)
    Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny (2 nights)
    Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Salthill Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
    North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

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    • 2019 - 10 Days Irish Legends

      Tour Highlights Authentic Local Experiences Visit the South Pole Inn and learn the thrilling story of its original owner - a brave early explorer of the Antarctic.

     
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