Irish Gold Coach Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights Tour of Ireland - Ireland Escorted Travel Vacation - Guided Tour - Ireland travel itinerary

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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)

Includes:
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.

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

8 days Dublin to Dublin
   
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Sun Mar 10, 2019 Sun Mar 17, 2019 US$1799 Guaranteed
Sun Mar 17, 2019 Sun Mar 24, 2019 US$1749
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 Sun Apr 28, 2019 US$2299 Guaranteed Small Group
Wed Apr 24, 2019 Wed May 01 2019 US$1999
Sun Apr 28, 2019 Sun May 05 2019 US$2149 Guaranteed
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 Sun Oct 20, 2019 US$1999
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Single room supplement: $700

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Cancellation Penalties: Airfare up to 100%; Land: Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 8 days: 45% per person 7 - 1 days: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person Travel Insurance from $60 This program appears only on our website. A printed brochure does not exist for this tour.