Elegant Ireland Deluxe Escorted Tour - limited to 28 persons - deluxe 10 day guided tour of Ireland
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Are you looking for a tour starting in Dublin, and ending in Dublin? Then look no further! Our luxury 11 day tour features only the bets of Irish hotels, castles and manors.

Experience undiscovered Ireland on this unique 10 day tour. You will enjoy stays in West Cork, Killarney, Ennis and Galway. Your tour will stop at unique visits, ancient ruins, lively towns and villages and end with an evening at the charming Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Tour starts in Dublin

Day 1: Dublin Arrival
Your Deluxe Guided Tour of Ireland starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel. Dublin has retained its aura of Georgian elegance with many examples of fine architecture.  Drive past the Bank of Ireland and General Post Office Join a student guide on a brief walk through Trinity College’s campus to view the Book of Kells. In the evening join your tour director over a welcome drink and head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner with a lively show.(D)

Killarney jaunting cars

Day 2: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway
Leave Dublin and journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. Clonmacnoise is an early Christian site founded by Saint Ciaran in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight churches (10TH -13TH century), two round towers, three high crosses and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs. Drive to Galway city and take a walking tour with a local guide to explore the narrow medieval streets. See the Claddagh, once a fishing village, where the famous ring originated. Check in to your hotel in time to relax before dinner.(B, D) 

Day 3 Lough Corrib Cruise & Connemara
Near Galway embark on the Corrib Princess for a cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the scenery and sip an Irish coffee. Then drive through Connemara to admire granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs. At the beautiful pass of Kylemore, there are three lakes., and the 19th century castellated mansion, Kylemore Abbey.   Enjoy a casual lunch and savor more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city on your own. (B, L)
Dublin to Dublin tour
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Ennis
Stop at Rathbaun Farm to see traditional farm animals and farming practices. Watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd mountain sheep and then sit down to tea or coffee with some home baking. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs stretch along the coast for five miles and reach heights of almost 700 feet. Continue to your hotel in Ennis and take a walking tour around this charming town and visit Ennis Friary.
(B, D)

Knappogue Castle
Day 5: Flying Boat Museum & Killarney
Cross the wide River Shannon Estuary on a short ferry ride and drive along the river shore to Foynes. Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930s and early 1940s, when Pan Am Clippers used to land on the water. Walk through a replica of a Clipper and see memorabilia in the museum. Stop in Listowel for a look around and lunch on your own before heading to your hotel in Killarney, located a few miles outside overlooking Lough Leane and the mountains. (B, D)

Day 6: Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre
Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula to experience wonderful views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Stop in the town of Dingle to browse around a little and choose a restaurant for lunch on your own. In Castlemaine, birthplace of the “Wild Colonial Boy,” stop at the charming, old-fashioned Murphy’s Pub to savor an Irish coffee before returning to your hotel in Killarney.(B, D)

Day 7: Killarney’s Jaunting Car & Cork Coastline
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the peaceful Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Stop at the mighty Ross Castle to admire the unspoiled scenery all around. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare for a look around on your own. Then drive across the Beara Peninsula and through Glengarriff, renowned for its palm trees and mild weather. Continue along the lovely County Cork coast and through the towns of Bantry and Skibbereen. Check in to your hotel in Rosscarbery.(B, D)
Loughrea Galway
Day 8: Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale
Travel along the coast to view Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240 by two prominent families, MacCarthys and de Barrys. Today view the picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Kinsale is one of the most picturesque villages of the south‑west coast and is known as the "Gourmet Capital of Ireland". Walk the colorful narrow streets down to the harbor and enjoy the scenic views. A short drive will bring you back to your hotel where you will have time to relax before dinner.(B, D)

Day 9: Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle
Journey to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone. If you don’t fancy climbing to the top of the castle, you may admire the colorful gardens. Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where quality Irish-made products are gathered under one roof. Head north, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel, a limestone outcrop containing church ruins. Arrive at your luxurious castle hotel, located on the outskirts of Dublin. This property blends the elegant old mansion with state-of-the-art designed guest rooms. Enjoy a farewell dinner – a fitting end to your vacation.(B, D)

Day 10: Tour Ends at Dunboyne Castle
Your tour ends after breakfast. The hotel is about 15 miles from either Dublin Airport or Dublin city center.(B) 
Tour Includes:
Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
10 nights in hotels listed
Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
8 dinners (D) including
- Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner/show
- Killeen House Restaurant in Killarney
- Dunboyne Castle farewell dinner
- 5 table d'hote dinners
1 Lunch (L)
Welcome get-together drink
Walking tours of Dalkey, Dublin’s Trinity College, Galway, Ennis, Kinsale and Cork
Tour of Dublin with your tour director
Corrib Princess Cruise and Cork Harbour Cruise
Rathbaun Farm sheepdog trials with tea and scones
Ferry ride across the River Shannon
Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
Visits and admissions to Dalkey Castle, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Strokestown Park House & Famine Museum, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Ennis Friary, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Bantry House & Gardens, Charles Fort, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills and Rock of Cashel
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
Herbert Park Hotel Dublin (2 nights)
Radisson Blu Galway Hotel Galway (2 nights)
Old Ground Hotel Ennis (1 night)
The Dunloe Killarney (2 nights)
Imperial Hotel Cork (2 nights)
Dunboyne Castle Hotel Dublin (1 night)

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.

10 days Dublin to Dublin    
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DUBLIN DUBLIN Departure
   
Sun Apr 23, 2017 Tue May 02 2017 US$2068 Last Minute Special - Guaranteed
Sun May 07 2017 Tue May 16, 2017 US$2356 Guaranteed
Sun May 21, 2017 Tue May 30, 2017 US$2356 Guaranteed
Sun Jun 04 2017 Tue Jun 13, 2017 US$2468 Sold Out
Sun Jun 18, 2017 Tue Jun 27, 2017 US$2468 Sold Out
Sun Jul 02 2017 Tue Jul 11, 2017 US$2468 Sold Out
Sun Jul 16, 2017 Tue Jul 25, 2017 US$2468 Guaranteed
Sun Aug 13, 2017 Tue Aug 22, 2017 US$2468 Guaranteed
Sun Aug 27, 2017 Tue Sep 05 2017 US$2468 Guaranteed
Sun Sep 10, 2017 Tue Sep 19, 2017 US$2468 Guaranteed
Sun Sep 24, 2017 Tue Oct 03 2017 US$2468 Guaranteed
Sun Oct 08 2017 Tue Oct 17, 2017 US$2088 Guaranteed
Sun Oct 22, 2017 Tue Oct 31, 2017 US$2088
Single room supplement: $595

 

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