Irish music is part of our heritage7 Day Tour of Ireland - Discover Ireland Dublin to Dublin tour. This suggested tour includes everything on your list of places to see in Ireland. Recommended independent itineraries for self drive or private tours only

Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Welcome See the best Ireland sites to see.

Knappogue Castle on Shannon to Dublin tourDay 2: Dublin Tour & Abbey Tavern This morning tour Dublin to see Georgian squares with elegant row houses, public buildings, colorful parks and lively shopping streets. Enter Trinity College to view the 8th century illuminated gospel manuscript of the Book of Kells. The afternoon is at leisure for further sightseeing and shopping. In the evening drive to the Abbey Tavern for a traditional Irish dinner and musical entertainment. (B,D)

Day 3: Blarney Castle & Killarney Travel south through farming country and stop to view the Rock of Cashel, which rises high above the surrounding plain. Just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving through Macroom and into County Kerry, where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Check in to your hotel in Killarney and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 4: Dingle Peninsula Tour & Blasket Experience Today discover the scenic Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies - “Ryan's Daughter” and “Far & Away.” Pause in Dingle before continuing to the western tip of the peninsula. Tour the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Return to Killarney for free time. (B, D)

Day 5: Flying Boat Museum & Cliffs of Moher Travel to the River Shannon Estuary to visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Learn about the early days of flight as this was the landing place for Pam Am Clippers. Stop in Bunratty for a look around Durty Nelly's Pub or the Bunratty Folk Park. Head to the coast to view the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that rises 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to Galway for a panoramic drive and check in to your hotel, which overlooks Galway Bay. (B, D) Irish musician

Day 6: Farmhouse Tea & Clonmacnoise Monastery Near Galway, visit Rathbaun Farm to see traditional farming methods and vintage farm machinery as well as lots of cute farmyard animals roaming freely. Sample home-baked scones with tea or coffee. Drive to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran. See round towers, elaborate Celtic crosses and church ruins picturesquely set on the banks of the River Shannon. Continue to Dublin once more and check in to Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, set in spacious grounds to the south of the city center. Enjoy a special farewell dinner with your fellow travelers in the hotel’s old-world dining room. (B, D)

Day 7: Depart for Home (B)

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Irish Tour Includes:
  • First-class accommodations for 6 nights; room with private bath
  • 6 hearty Irish breakfasts (B),
  • 5 dinners (D) including: - Traditional Irish evening with dinner/show at the Abbey Tavern - Farewell dinner at Clontarf Castle Hotel - 3 table d'hote dinners •
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Dingle Brewing Company, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher and Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Baggage handling
  • All taxes and service charges

Stay at the following or similar: Croke Park Hotel Dublin (2 nights) The Brehon Hotel Killarney (2 nights) Hotel Meyrick Galway (1 night) Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin (1 night)

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