Ireland
Irish music is part of our heritageIrish Legends Escorted tour
First Class Escorted Tour featuring our favorite Ireland vacation spots including the Aran Islands. Our tour takes you off-the-beaten-track, to a land where a warm welcome is found at every corner, every doorstop and every pub. This is one of the cheap ways to travel to Ireland - by escorted tour..

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Castle in irelandDay 1: Dublin Tour & Kilmainham Gaol Start your tour at Dublin Airport with a group transfer to your hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. Passengers arriving later will transfer to the hotel at their own expense. At 2:00 pm a local tour guide will introduce you to Dublin's River Liffey, wide O'Connell Street, tranquil St. Stephen's Green, the Irish Famine Memorial, Leinster House and other public buildings.See Kilmainham Jail, where generations of Irish patriots were imprisoned and the leaders of the Rising of 1916 executed.  Enjoy a welcome get-together drink with your tour director and discuss your itinerary.

Day 2: Boyne Valley Tombs & Taylor's Three Rock This morning drive north of Dublin to the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the passage burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, both of which are over 5,000 years old. Visit one of the tombs to see how primitive people managed to align these buildings precisely with the sun or the moon. Return to Dublin where the afternoon is at leisure. You may use your voucher for an open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness or Jameson. In the evening drive to Taylor's Three Rock Pub for a dinner with Irish specialties. Then sit back with an Irish coffee to watch a lively show with music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 3: National Stud & Medieval Kilkenny shopping in Ireland DDepart Dublin this morning and travel to Kildare to visit the Irish National Stud. As a nation, the Irish are very interested in horses and the Stud will tell you about the valuable breeding industry. See magnificent horses before walking around the delightful Japanese Gardens, established a century ago. Drive through the Irish countryside to County Kilkenny for a stop at a farm in Jerpoint for tea and home-made scones. Chat with the owners about farming and also see one of Ireland’s best examples of a deserted 12th century town. Drive to the attractive city of Kilkenny and check in to your hotel. Before dinner you may like to browse around the compact city to see its medieval streets and huge castle. (B, D)

Day 4: Titanic Tour & Blarney Castle Travel south pausing for photos at the Rock of Cashel, a collection of magnificent ruins perched on a rocky outcrop. In Cobh take a “Titanic” walking tour to discover places, including the docks, associated with the famous liner, which made its last scheduled stop here. Drive to Blarney to climb the ramparts of Blarney Castle and gain the “Gift of Eloquence.” You may visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, which offer excellent Irish-made products. Drive through Macroom to Killarney and check in to your hotel. (B, D)
Bantry House
Day 5: Dingle Peninsula Tour Today discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies that showcased the scenery - “Ryan's Today discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies that showcased the scenery – “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away.” Drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. Stop in the town of Dingle to tour the Dingle Brewing Company to watch brewing processes and sample some of the local brew. Return to Killarney and enjoy free time to take a jaunting car ride or walk around town. After dinner you may like to visit local pubs featuring live music. (B, D)

ClonmacnoiseDay 6: Flying Boat Museum & Cliffs of Moher Drive north through Listowel and along by the River Shannon to Foynes to visit the Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel during the 1930's and early 1940's. Travel through the outskirts of Limerick and look around Bunratty Village. Head to the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which rise to heights of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O'Brien's Tower for great views. Drive through the Burren and take a short orientation tour of central Galway. Check in to your hotel, overlooking Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. (B, D)

Day 7: Aran Islands & Dun Aengus Take a short ferry ride from Rossaveal to Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands. These rocky islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintained traditional fishing and farming methods and where the popular intricately-patterned fishermen’s sweaters originated. The Irish language is still spoken widely. Take a minibus ride to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below. Take a look around Kilronan, the main town, before returning to the mainland by ferry. (B, D)

Walking in iIelandDay 8: Strokestown Park House & Dunboyne Castle Visit Strokestown Park House in County Roscommon. There are three parts to see - the 18th century mansion with its original furnishings; the four-acre walled garden, restored to look as it would have during the heyday of the estate; and the Famine Museum, which explains the circumstances of the 1840's Great Irish Famine through a combination of original documents and images. Drive to the village of Dunboyne, on the outskirts of Dublin. Check in to Dunboyne Castle Hotel and relax for a while before a farewell dinner with entertainment. (B, D)

Day 9: Return Home from Dublin Complimentary group transfers to Dublin Airport are provided to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon so that you can check in for your flight home. (B) or

Day 9 : Dublin Sightseeing
Spend a full day in Dublin to use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours) and a visit to either Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery to learn how these renowned products are created and enjoy a sample. The bus stops at all the principal city center attractions and you may alight at each stop or stay on the bus to do the complete tour.(B)

Day 10 : Depart for Home
Use your included taxi voucher to travel to Dublin Airport by taxi in good time to check in for your return flight.(B)

Irish Coach Tour

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
8 nights in hotels listed below
Full breakfast daily except on day 1 (B)
7 dinners (D) including: - Dinner and traditional entertainment at Taylor's Three Rock Pub - Farewell dinner with entertainment at Dunboyne Castle Hotel - 5 table d'hote dinners
Welcome get-together drink
Tour of Dublin with a local guide “Titanic” walking tour of Cobh Day tour to Inis Mor, largest of the three Aran Islands (Apr 13 - Oct 19 departures) or Connemara tour with a “Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery Visits and admissions to Kilmainham Gaol, Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb, Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher, Dun Aengus Fort, Aran Heritage Centre and Strokestown Park House & Famine Museum
Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

Land tours begin in Ireland one day later than departure date shown.

Your AccommodationsDunboyne Castle Hotel 4 star hotel Dunboyne (1 night) Dooleys Hotel 3 star hotel Waterford (2 nights) Killarney Towers Hotel & Leisure Centre 4 star hotel Killarney (2 nights) Salthill Hotel 4 star hotel Galway (2 nights)Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel - Dublin 5 star hotel 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 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger.

9 days Dublin to Dublin    
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Fri May 05 2017 Sat May 13, 2017 US$1844 Guaranteed
Fri May 12, 2017 Sat May 20, 2017 US$1844 Guaranteed
Fri May 19, 2017 Sat May 27, 2017 US$1844 Sold Out
Fri May 26, 2017 Sat Jun 03 2017 US$1916 Sold Out
Fri Jun 09 2017 Sat Jun 17, 2017 US$1988 Sold Out
Fri Jun 16, 2017 Sat Jun 24, 2017 US$1988 Sold Out
Fri Jun 30, 2017 Sat Jul 08 2017 US$1988 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 07 2017 Sat Jul 15, 2017 US$1988 Sold Out
Fri Jul 21, 2017 Sat Jul 29, 2017 US$1988 Sold Out
Fri Aug 04 2017 Sat Aug 12, 2017 US$1988 Sold Out
Fri Aug 11, 2017 Sat Aug 19, 2017 US$1988 Sold Out
Fri Aug 18, 2017 Sat Aug 26, 2017 US$1988 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 01 2017 Sat Sep 09 2017 US$1988 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 08 2017 Sat Sep 16, 2017 US$1988 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 15, 2017 Sat Sep 23, 2017 US$1988 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 29, 2017 Sat Oct 07 2017 US$1758 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 06 2017 Sat Oct 14, 2017 US$1516 Sold Out
Fri Oct 20, 2017 Sat Oct 28, 2017 US$1516 Sold Out
Single room supplement: $344
10 days Dublin to Dublin    
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DUBLIN DUBLIN Departure
   
Fri May 05 2017 Sun May 14, 2017 US$2018 Guaranteed
Fri May 12, 2017 Sun May 21, 2017 US$2018 Guaranteed
Fri May 19, 2017 Sun May 28, 2017 US$2018 Sold Out
Fri May 26, 2017 Sun Jun 04 2017 US$2088 Sold Out
Fri Jun 09 2017 Sun Jun 18, 2017 US$2158 Sold Out
Fri Jun 16, 2017 Sun Jun 25, 2017 US$2158 Sold Out
Fri Jun 30, 2017 Sun Jul 09 2017 US$2158 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 07 2017 Sun Jul 16, 2017 US$2158 Sold Out
Fri Jul 21, 2017 Sun Jul 30, 2017 US$2158 Sold Out
Fri Aug 04 2017 Sun Aug 13, 2017 US$2158 Sold Out
Fri Aug 11, 2017 Sun Aug 20, 2017 US$2158 Sold Out
Fri Aug 18, 2017 Sun Aug 27, 2017 US$2158 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 01 2017 Sun Sep 10, 2017 US$2158 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 08 2017 Sun Sep 17, 2017 US$2158 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 15, 2017 Sun Sep 24, 2017 US$2158 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 29, 2017 Sun Oct 08 2017 US$1918 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 06 2017 Sun Oct 15, 2017 US$1688 Sold Out
Fri Oct 20, 2017 Sun Oct 29, 2017 US$1688 Sold Out
Single room supplement: $390

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