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Irish Heritage 7 or 8 Day First Class Escorted Tour WITH OPTIONAL STAY AT DROMOLAND CASTLE

Bunratty Medieval banquet

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Day 1: Limerick & Medieval Castle Banquet

Your 7 or 8 day group guided tour to Ireland starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Limerick hotel. Limerick is 16 miles from Shannon Airport. Depart for a short drive around Limerick and visit the huge King John’s Castle, built in the 13th century on the banks of the River Shannon to safeguard the city. Join your tour director for a welcome drink before heading to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet. (D)

Day 2: Cliffs of Moher & Jaunting Car Ride

Drive through Ennis. Situated at the heart of the county on a bend in the River Fergus, Ennis is the capital of County Clare. It’s an historical town and is certainly one of Clare’s most characterful and picturesque centres – with its narrow, winding streets, historical buildings and busy market town atmosphere. Travel   to see the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Cross the wide River Shannon Estuary by ferry and travel along the river shore to Foynes. Visit the Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Learn how to make a perfect Irish coffee as this was where the drink was first created and sip a warming sample. Drive to Killarney, a small town situated in one of the loveliest locations in Ireland. Drive through the Killarney National Park by traditional jaunting car to view Ross Castle set on the shores of Lough Leane with mountains forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time to relax or go shopping before dinner. (B, D)

Knappogue Castle
 Did you know?
Andrew Jackson is the only US president not to have been born in America. He was born in the middle of the Atlantic 1767 on an emigrant ship taking his parents from Carrigfergus, County Antrim.
Day 3: Ring of Kerry Tour & Sheepdog Trials

Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, for great views of purple mountains competing with carpeted green vales and dramatic seascapes.  The mountains are surrounded by a patchwork quilt of stone-framed fields, abandoned fortresses and thriving small towns.. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge to visit the Skellig Experience and learn about early Christian monks who lived on the isolated islands and about the prolific bird life today. Pass through Waterville and the attractive village of Sneem and stop at Moll’s Gap for great mountain vistas. See more spectacular views at a nearby sheep farm as well as demonstrations of shearing and trained dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney and in the evening head to the award-winning Killeen House Restaurant for a warm welcome and superb cuisine. (B, D)

Blarney Castle Day 4: Blarney Castle & Cobh Heritage Centre

Depart Killarney and drive to Blarney. Visit the famous Blarney Castle and either climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Browse through the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made goods. Visit the town of Cobh, last port of call for RMS Titanic, to tour the Cobh Heritage Centre to learn about travel conditions for the many emigrants on early sailing ships and steam vessels. Follow the coastal route to Waterford and check in to your hotel. In the evening take a gentle walk with a local historian who will reveal Waterford’s Viking and medieval past. (B, D)

Day 5: Waterford Crystal & Russborough House

This morning tour tour the crystal exhibition, where thousands have converged to see the most renowned crystal works.  . Drive through the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Blessington. Take a guided tour around the stately Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures as well as noted works of art and early photographic collections. Continue to your next hotel, an elegant Victorian mansion, which overlooks Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub, followed by a lively show of traditional Irish songs and intricate step-dancing. (B, D)

Irish musician
 Irish Blessing: May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
Day 6: Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Museum

Take a morning guided tour of Dublin, originally founded by Vikings over 1,000 years ago. See elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly-painted doors and cross the River Liffey to view the wide thoroughfare of O’Connell Street and the gaunt figures at the Famine Memorial. Tour Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. It is the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. The afternoon is free so that you may use your independent open-top bus tour voucher with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office. Dine on your own this evening. (B)

Day 7 Dublin Departure.
Tour ends after breakfast.

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Day 7(for 8 Day Tour travelers)Irish National Stud & Dromoland Castle Hotel
ClonmacnoiseDromoland Castle Hotel Depart Dublin and drive to the Irish National Stud to see some of Ireland's finest horses and learn about breeding techniques. Also take a walk around the Japanese Gardens, laid out to represent life from the cradle to the grave. Drive through the center of Ireland to the imposing and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegance and surroundings of this wonderful fairytale resort. Then experience an elegant farewell dinner in the oak-paneled dining room - a fitting way to spend the last evening of your Irish tour. (B, D)

Day 8 Back to the U.S. from Shannon Take a group transfer to nearby Shannon Airport where your tour concludes at either 7:30 am or 10:30 am. Check in for your flight in good time and you may like to shop at the duty-free stores. If you need to arrive at Shannon Airport for an earlier flight check-in, a taxi service can be arranged but you are responsible for the cost. (B)

Irish Heritage
About Ireland Includes:


  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 6 or 7 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 5 or 6 dinners (D) including
    -Knappogue or Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    -Killeen House Restaurant in Killarney
    -Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
    -2 table d'hote dinners
  • 8 Day Tour includes Farwell dinner at Dromoland Castle
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum & an Irish coffee
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Walking tour of Waterford
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Tour of Dublin with your tour director
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to King John’s Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Skellig Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Cobh Heritage Centre, House of Waterford Crystal, Russborough House, Glasnevin Museum and Irish National Stud & Gardens
  • 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 Coach and hotel lbbies

  • Your Hotels Stay at the following Delux & Superior First Class hotels(or similar):
  • Limerick Strand Hotel Limerick (1 night)
  • The Brehon Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel Waterford (1 night)
  • Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
  • 8 day tour includes:Dromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)

  • Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER TOUR

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