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Our Irish Gold Ireland travel itinerary for an 8 day Irish bus tour. The perfect Ireland travel vacation, an all inclusive vacation with meals, escorted Ireland travel the way you want it. Pass tiny, storybook villages, where thatched roofed cottages are surrounded by postage stamp pastures, and ancient castles abound. Butter-golden gorse shrubs blanket the stone-framed green fields. The air is scented by the flavor of peat fires. Nearly every bend in the road affords gorgeous vistas of sky, land and water. The tour is operated by the best travel agents in Ireland.

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Day 1: Dublin Tour & Book of Kells
Your vacation starts at your Dublin hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. Head out to see Dublin’s main attractions including O’Connell Street, St. Stephen’s Green, the seat of government at Leinster House and other public buildings. View Dublin’s famous Georgian squares and elegant town houses with elaborate doorways. Take a stroll through Trinity College’s campus in the center of the city with a student guide and in the Old Library view the priceless 8th century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels. Your tour director will host a welcome drink with your fellow travelers and advise where to dine independently.

Stephens Green DublinDay 2: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway City Tour
Leave Dublin and journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Drive to Galway and view the main sights of the city before checking into your hotel. Your hotel is located within easy walking distance of lively streets with fun specialty stores, cafes and pubs. Enjoy free time to browse around on your own before dining in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 3: Connemara Catamaran Cruise & Kylemore Abbey
Today explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. While visually stunning, this area is not good for farming with many tracts of bogland and sturdy sheep that wander over the hills. Drive through the picturesque Inagh Valley to Leenane where you embark on a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord. Enjoy views of hills where traces of “lazy beds” of potato ridges from the 19th century and earlier can still be seen. Drive to Kylemore Abbey to tour elegant rooms in the mansion and the charming church, set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch and savor more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city. (B, L)

Kylemore Abbey Day 4: Cliffs, Sheepdogs & Jarvey's Irish Night
Travel south around Galway Bay and through the Burren, a region of rounded limestone hills which has a curious lunar-like appearance. Wild flowers thrive in the sheltered cracks and cattle thrive on the excellent pasture. In Caherconnell watch trained sheepdogs obey their owner as they direct sheep through various obstacles. The rugged Cliffs of Moher, looming above the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean far below, offer spectacular scenic vistas during a visit. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower at the highest point for great views of the Aran Islands and Connemara. Drive south to take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Killarney, a little town that is world-famous due to its exquisite location beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your hotel in the center of the town and head to Jarvey's Irish Night for a lively show with dinner. (B, D)

Day 5: Ring of Kerry Tour & Muckross House
Set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive - the Ring of Kerry. The variety of scenery in such a small area will amaze you and there will be plenty of photo opportunities. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountains, and the heavily indented Atlantic coastline. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge and tour the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky offshore islands where early Christian monks lived. Savor a light lunch and continue along the scenic route, stopping in the village of Sneem and also at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. Take a horsedrawn jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Muckross House for a guided tour to see period furnishings and learn about its history. Stroll through the mature gardens before returning to Killarney where the evening is free for independent dining or checking out some of the pubs with live music. (B, L)

Fresh irish cheeseDay 6: Blarney Castle & Traditional Music Session Drive through the mountains into richer farming country on the way to Blarney. Few visitors to 15th century Blarney Castle can resist the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney stone in the hope of being gifted with legendary Irish eloquence. Shop for Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills before traveling along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan for a creamy Irish coffee and informal traditional music. Continue to Waterford and check into your historic hotel, located on the waterfront of this ancient port city. Tour the House of Waterford Crystal to watch the many stages of glass blowing, cutting and polishing by master craftspeople. At the end of the tour admire the huge display of magnificent trophies and you will have an opportunity to purchase elegant tableware and gift items. (B, D) Call 1-800-221-2474 9AM - 6PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time

Cape ClearDay 7: Waterford Walk & O’Connell’s Restaurant
This morning join a local guide for a fun walking tour through the narrow streets of the old city to discover Waterford’s long history and some of its colorful characters. Visit the nearby Medieval Museum, a modern building which incorporates a 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. See a range of treasures including the stunning cloth-of-gold 15th century vestments. Travel along the east coast to your hotel in Dublin and in the evening drive to O’Connell’s Restaurant for a superb dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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.

Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
7 nights in hotels listed
Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
4 dinners (D) including
- Jarvey's Irish Night
- O'Connell's Restaurant in Dublin
- 2 table d'hote dinners
2 Lunches (L)
Welcome get-together drink
Tour of Dublin
Walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College, Galway and Waterford
Killary Fjord catamaran cruise
Sheepdog trials at Caherconnell
Ferry ride across the River Shannon
Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
Irish coffee and music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan
Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Muckross House & Gardens, Skelling Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal and Waterford’s Medieval Museum
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

Your Hotels Stay at the following (or similar):

Royal Marine Hotel Dublin (1 night)
Galmont Hotel Galway or Old Ground Hotel Ennis for (Jul 24th & 27th departures) (2 nights)
Great Southern Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
Granville Hotel Waterford (1 night)
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road Dublin (1 night)

Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger.

Call 1-800-221-2474 9AM - 6PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time

To Dublin   USD per person
WednesdaySep 18, 2019 WednesdaySep 25, 2019 $2,449 Guaranteed
WednesdaySep 25, 2019 WednesdayOct 2, 2019 $2,299 Guaranteed
SundaySep 29, 2019 SundayOct 6, 2019 $2,249  
WednesdayOct 2, 2019 WednesdayOct 9, 2019 $2,649 Guaranteed Small Group
SundayOct 6, 2019 SundayOct 13, 2019 $2,199 Guaranteed
WednesdayOct 9, 2019 WednesdayOct 16, 2019 $2,049 Guaranteed
SundayOct 13, 2019 SundayOct 20, 2019 $1,999 Guaranteed
SundayOct 20, 2019 SundayOct 27, 2019 $1,999  

Single supplement $700

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To Dublin   USD per person
WednesdaySep 18, 2019 ThursdaySep 26, 2019 $2,719 Guaranteed
WednesdaySep 25, 2019 ThursdayOct 3, 2019 $2,569 Guaranteed
SundaySep 29, 2019 MondayOct 7, 2019 $2,519  
WednesdayOct 2, 2019 ThursdayOct 10, 2019 $2,969 Guaranteed Small Group
SundayOct 6, 2019 MondayOct 14, 2019 $2,469 Guaranteed
WednesdayOct 9, 2019 ThursdayOct 17, 2019 $2,319 Guaranteed
SundayOct 13, 2019 MondayOct 21, 2019 $2,269 Guaranteed
SundayOct 20, 2019 MondayOct 28, 2019 $2,269  


8 days
Sunday Mar 8 Sunday Mar 15 $1,799
Sunday Mar 15 Sunday Mar 22 $1,749
Sunday Mar 22 Sunday Mar 29 $1,749
Sunday Mar 29 Sunday Apr 5 $2,149 Small Group
Sunday Apr 5 Sunday Apr 12 $1,849
Wednesday Apr 15 Wednesday Apr 22 $1,899
Sunday Apr 19 Sunday Apr 26 $2,299 Small Group
Wednesday Apr 22 Wednesday Apr 29 $1,999
Sunday Apr 26 Sunday May 3 $2,149
Sunday May 3 Sunday May 10 $2,299
Sunday May 10 Sunday May 17 $2,349
Wednesday May 13 Wednesday May 20 $2,349
Sunday May 17 Sunday May 24 $2,349 Guaranteed
Sunday May 24 Sunday May 31 $2,399
Wednesday May 27 Wednesday Jun 3 $2,399
Sunday May 31 Sunday Jun 7 $2,799 Guaranteed Small Group
Wednesday Jun 3 Wednesday Jun 10 $2,449
Sunday Jun 7 Sunday Jun 14 $2,449
Wednesday Jun 10 Wednesday Jun 17 $2,449
Sunday Jun 14 Sunday Jun 21 $2,449 Guaranteed
Wednesday Jun 24 Wednesday Jul 1 $2,449
Sunday Jun 28 Sunday Jul 5 $2,849 Small Group
Wednesday Jul 1 Wednesday Jul 8 $2,449
Sunday Jul 5 Sunday Jul 12 $2,449
Wednesday Jul 8 Wednesday Jul 15 $2,449
Sunday Jul 12 Sunday Jul 19 $2,449 Guaranteed
Wednesday Jul 15 Wednesday Jul 22 $2,449
Sunday Jul 19 Sunday Jul 26 $2,849 Small Group
Wednesday Jul 22 Wednesday Jul 29 $2,449
Sunday Jul 26 Sunday Aug 2 $2,449
Sunday Aug 2 Sunday Aug 9 $2,399
Wednesday Aug 5 Wednesday Aug 12 $2,799 Guaranteed Small Group
Sunday Aug 9 Sunday Aug 16 $2,449
Wednesday Aug 12 Wednesday Aug 19 $2,399 Guaranteed
Sunday Aug 16 Sunday Aug 23 $2,449 Guaranteed
Wednesday Aug 19 Wednesday Aug 26 $2,399 Guaranteed
Sunday Aug 23 Sunday Aug 30 $2,449 Guaranteed
Wednesday Aug 26 Wednesday Sep 2 $2,399 Guaranteed
Sunday Aug 30 Sunday Sep 6 $2,799 Guaranteed
Wednesday Sep 2 Wednesday Sep 9 $2,449
Sunday Sep 6 Sunday Sep 13 $2,449
Sunday Sep 13 Sunday Sep 20 $2,449
Wednesday Sep 16 Wednesday Sep 23 $2,449 Guaranteed
Sunday Sep 20 Sunday Sep 27 $2,349
Sunday Sep 27 Sunday Oct 4 $2,249
Wednesday Sep 30 Wednesday Oct 7 $2,649 Small Group
Sunday Oct 4 Sunday Oct 11 $2,199
Wednesday Oct 7 Wednesday Oct 14 $2,049
Sunday Oct 11 Sunday Oct 18 $1,999
Sunday Oct 25 Sunday Nov 1 $1,949


9 days
Sunday Mar 8 Monday Mar 16 $2,049
Sunday Mar 15 Monday Mar 23 $1,999
Sunday Mar 22 Monday Mar 30 $1,999
Sunday Mar 29 Monday Apr 6 $2,449 Small Group
Sunday Apr 5 Monday Apr 13 $2,099
Wednesday Apr 15 Thursday Apr 23 $2,149
Sunday Apr 19 Monday Apr 27 $2,599 Small Group
Wednesday Apr 22 Thursday Apr 30 $2,249
Sunday Apr 26 Monday May 4 $2,399
Sunday May 3 Monday May 11 $2,569
Sunday May 10 Monday May 18 $2,619
Wednesday May 13 Thursday May 21 $2,619
Sunday May 17 Monday May 25 $2,619 Guaranteed
Sunday May 24 Monday Jun 1 $2,669
Wednesday May 27 Thursday Jun 4 $2,669
Sunday May 31 Monday Jun 8 $3,119 Guaranteed Small Group
Wednesday Jun 3 Thursday Jun 11 $2,719
Sunday Jun 7 Monday Jun 15 $2,719
Wednesday Jun 10 Thursday Jun 18 $2,719
Sunday Jun 14 Monday Jun 22 $2,719 Guaranteed
Wednesday Jun 24 Thursday Jul 2 $2,719
Sunday Jun 28 Monday Jul 6 $3,169 Small Group
Wednesday Jul 1 Thursday Jul 9 $2,719
Sunday Jul 5 Monday Jul 13 $2,719
Wednesday Jul 8 Thursday Jul 16 $2,719
Sunday Jul 12 Monday Jul 20 $2,719 Guaranteed
Wednesday Jul 15 Thursday Jul 23 $2,719
Sunday Jul 19 Monday Jul 27 $3,169 Small Group
Wednesday Jul 22 Thursday Jul 30 $2,719
Sunday Jul 26 Monday Aug 3 $2,719
Sunday Aug 2 Monday Aug 10 $2,669
Wednesday Aug 5 Thursday Aug 13 $3,119 Guaranteed Small Group
Sunday Aug 9 Monday Aug 17 $2,719
Wednesday Aug 12 Thursday Aug 20 $2,669 Guaranteed
Sunday Aug 16 Monday Aug 24 $2,719 Guaranteed
Wednesday Aug 19 Thursday Aug 27 $2,669 Guaranteed
Sunday Aug 23 Monday Aug 31 $2,719 Guaranteed
Wednesday Aug 26 Thursday Sep 3 $2,669 Guaranteed
Sunday Aug 30 Monday Sep 7 $3,119 Guaranteed
Wednesday Sep 2 Thursday Sep 10 $2,719
Sunday Sep 6 Monday Sep 14 $2,719
Sunday Sep 13 Monday Sep 21 $2,719
Wednesday Sep 16 Thursday Sep 24 $2,719 Guaranteed
Sunday Sep 20 Monday Sep 28 $2,619
Sunday Sep 27 Monday Oct 5 $2,519
Wednesday Sep 30 Thursday Oct 8 $2,969 Small Group
Sunday Oct 4 Monday Oct 12 $2,469
Wednesday Oct 7 Thursday Oct 15 $2,319
Sunday Oct 11 Monday Oct 19 $2,269
Sunday Oct 25 Monday Nov 2 $2,219

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