7 or 8 day Tour of Ireland - Ireland Escorted Travel Vacation - Guided Tour - Irish Spirit - all inclusive Ireland vacation

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How to spend a week in Ireland? From first-class hotels in Dublin, Killarney, and the Lodge at Ashford , this all inclusive Ireland vacation shows you the highlights of Ireland. Two-night stays make it easy to relax and enjoy, whether you’re exploring Dublin’s sights with a local guide, browsing among the temptations at Blarney Woollen Mills, or marveling at the Cliffs of Moher and wild Connemara. Visit the land of Legends, Poets, Musicians, and Celtic Heritage on a 7 day Irish bus tour.


all inclusive ireland vacation Day 1: Dublin Tour & GPO Museum
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on a tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, and a drive long the wide O’Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum and enjoy a welcome drink before dining independently at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

Ireland at its best Day 2:Kilkenny & Waterford Crystal
Drive through the Irish countryside to the compact city of Kilkenny. Visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. It has been remodeled over the centuries and now houses an excellent collections of portraits and artifacts. Continue south to the famous House of Waterford Crystal to watch molten glass being transformed into elaborate and shimmering trophies by the skilled blowers and cutters. View a huge array of stemware in the showrooms and you may purchase pieces also. Check in to your hotel in the center of Waterford and, after dinner, take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to learn about the region’s history. (B, D)Call 1-800-221-2474 9AM - 6PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time

all inclusive ireland vacation Day 3: Jameson Experience & Blarney Castle
Head out to County Cork to Midleton for a tour of the Jameson Experience, a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey complete with a sample at the end. Next up, treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills Then visit the famous Blarney Castle with a climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. After dinner, you may want to explore town on your own, perhaps sampling a lively pub or two. (B, D)

Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Irish Night
Start your day with a lovely jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for wonderful views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on the famous Ring of Kerry scenic route. The road winds between mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Stop for photos at great locations all along the route. Take the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived under austere conditions in early Christian times. In 2014 part of “Star Wars VII” was filmed on the islands. Stop in the attractive village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening head to an Irish Night for dinner with a fun traditional show. (B, D)

Ireland escorted tour Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Lodge at Ashford
Drive north through Listowel to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Continue your journey north to view the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for views across Galway Bay of Connemara and the Aran Islands on a clear day. Relax as you travel through the Burren and on to Cong where your hotel sits within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle. Take time to relax before dinner in the Lodge. You may choose to explore the beautiful gardens and grounds, or the castle itself, which is open to guests as long as there are no special events taking place. (B, D) (B, D)

Day 6: Connemara & "The Quiet Man" Walk
Today embark on the Corrib Princess for a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib (Mar 28 – Oct 21 departures) and watch demonstrations of Irish coffee-making and step dancing. Then 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 and only suitable for the sturdy mountain sheep that survive on the steep hills. In Cong take a walking tour with a local guide to see locations for “The Quiet Man” movie, made in the village in 1952. Head to a traditional pub for a casual lunch. Stop at Standun of Spiddal for an Irish coffee and a talk on various aspects of Irish life and traditional crafts before returning to Galway where the evening is free. (B,L)


SEE THE REAL IRELAND Day 7: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern
Head to the center of the country 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.  Continue your journey to Dublin once again and check in to a different hotel. Drive to the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city to finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 8: Group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon. (B)
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8 night tour:
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Day 8:Independent Bus Tour
Spend an additional day in Dublin with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours), plus a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office. (B)

Day 9: Depart Dublin for Home

What Your Escorted Ireland Tour 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 driver/guide
  • 8 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 5 dinners (D) including
  • - Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner/show
    - Traditional Irish Night in Killarney
    - 3 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Tea and scones at Jerpoint Park Farm
  • Walking tours of Waterford and Galway
  • Horse-drawn Jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Coffee and talk on Irish life at Standun of Spiddal
  • "The Quiet Man" walking tour of Cong
  • Corrib Princess cruise from Galway (Mar 19 - Oct 29 departures)
  • Tour and tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to
    • GPO Museum in Dublin
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Ashford Castle Estate
    • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
    • Kilkenny Castle
    • Ring of Kerry
    • Skellig Experience
    • The Lodge at Ashford Castle
  • 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 Accommodations: Stay at the following (or similar):
    Superior & First Class
    • Ashling Hotel or Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel | Dublin (1)
    • Dooley’s Hotel | Waterford (1)
    • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (2)
    • The Lodge at Ashford Castle| Cong (2)
    • Grand Canal Hotel | Dublin (2)


    Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY.

     

    9 Day Irish Spirit
    9 days Dublin to Dublin
    Start End      Price (Land Only) Special
    DUBLIN DUBLIN Twin Sharing Departure
    Sat Nov 17, 2018 Sun Nov 25, 2018 US$1840 Guaranteed
    Sat Dec 01 2018 Sun Dec 09 2018 US$1840
    Single room supplement: $795
    Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.
    8 days Dublin to Dublin
       
    Start End      Special
    DUBLIN DUBLIN Departure
       
    Sat Mar 09 2019 Sat Mar 16, 2019 US$1849 Guaranteed
    Thu Mar 21, 2019 Thu Mar 28, 2019 US$1799
    Sat Mar 23, 2019 Sat Mar 30, 2019 US$1849
    Sat Mar 30, 2019 Sat Apr 06 2019 US$2199 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu Apr 04 2019 Thu Apr 11, 2019 US$2049
    Thu Apr 11, 2019 Thu Apr 18, 2019 US$2449 Guaranteed Small Group
    Sat Apr 13, 2019 Sat Apr 20, 2019 US$2049
    Sat Apr 20, 2019 Sat Apr 27, 2019 US$2049
    Thu Apr 25, 2019 Thu May 02 2019 US$2249
    Sat Apr 27, 2019 Sat May 04 2019 US$2299 Guaranteed
    Sat May 04 2019 Sat May 11, 2019 US$2399
    Thu May 09 2019 Thu May 16, 2019 US$2499
    Thu May 16, 2019 Thu May 23, 2019 US$2549 Guaranteed
    Sat May 18, 2019 Sat May 25, 2019 US$2649
    Sat May 25, 2019 Sat Jun 01 2019 US$3049 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu May 30, 2019 Thu Jun 06 2019 US$2699
    Thu Jun 06 2019 Thu Jun 13, 2019 US$2749 Guaranteed
    Sat Jun 08 2019 Sat Jun 15, 2019 US$2749
    Thu Jun 13, 2019 Thu Jun 20, 2019 US$2749
    Thu Jun 20, 2019 Thu Jun 27, 2019 US$2749
    Sat Jun 22, 2019 Sat Jun 29, 2019 US$3149 Guaranteed Small Group
    Sat Jun 29, 2019 Sat Jul 06 2019 US$2699
    Thu Jul 04 2019 Thu Jul 11, 2019 US$2699
    Thu Jul 11, 2019 Thu Jul 18, 2019 US$2699
    Sat Jul 13, 2019 Sat Jul 20, 2019 US$2699 Guaranteed
    Sat Jul 20, 2019 Sat Jul 27, 2019 US$2699 Guaranteed
    Sat Jul 27, 2019 Sat Aug 03 2019 US$3099 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu Aug 01 2019 Thu Aug 08 2019 US$2699
    Sat Aug 03 2019 Sat Aug 10, 2019 US$2699 Guaranteed
    Sat Aug 10, 2019 Sat Aug 17, 2019 US$2699
    Thu Aug 15, 2019 Thu Aug 22, 2019 US$2749 Guaranteed
    Sat Aug 17, 2019 Sat Aug 24, 2019 US$2699
    Sat Aug 24, 2019 Sat Aug 31, 2019 US$2649
    Thu Aug 29, 2019 Thu Sep 05 2019 US$2699
    Thu Sep 05 2019 Thu Sep 12, 2019 US$2749
    Sat Sep 07 2019 Sat Sep 14, 2019 US$2699
    Sat Sep 14, 2019 Sat Sep 21, 2019 US$3049 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu Sep 19, 2019 Thu Sep 26, 2019 US$2649
    Sat Sep 21, 2019 Sat Sep 28, 2019 US$2549 Guaranteed
    Thu Oct 03 2019 Thu Oct 10, 2019 US$2399 Guaranteed
    Sat Oct 05 2019 Sat Oct 12, 2019 US$2349
    Sat Oct 12, 2019 Sat Oct 19, 2019 US$2349
    Thu Oct 24, 2019 Thu Oct 31, 2019 US$2149
    Sat Oct 26, 2019 Sat Nov 02 2019 US$2149 Guaranteed
    Sat Nov 09 2019 Sat Nov 16, 2019 US$1899
    Sat Nov 16, 2019 Sat Nov 23, 2019 US$2299 Guaranteed Small Group
    Sat Nov 30, 2019 Sat Dec 07 2019 US$1849 Guaranteed
    Single room supplement: $840
    2019 Irish Spirit - 9 Days/8 Nights March 9, 2019 2,039
    March 16, 2019 1,989
    March 21, 2019 1,989
    March 23, 2019 2,039
    March 28, 2019 1,989
    March 30, 2019 2,439
    April 4, 2019 2,239
    April 6, 2019 2,239
    April 11, 2019 2,689
    April 13, 2019 2,239
    April 20, 2019 2,239
    April 25, 2019 2,439
    April 27, 2019 2,489
    May 2, 2019 2,599
    May 4, 2019 2,599
    May 9, 2019 2,699
    May 11, 2019 2,749
    May 16, 2019 2,749
    May 18, 2019 2,849
    May 23, 2019 2,849
    May 25, 2019 3,299
    May 30, 2019 2,899
    June 1, 2019 2,839
    June 6, 2019 2,939
    June 8, 2019 2,939
    June 13, 2019 2,939
    June 15, 2019 2,939
    June 20, 2019 2,939
    June 22, 2019 3,389
    June 27, 2019 2,889
    June 29, 2019 2,889
    July 4, 2019 2,889
    July 6, 2019 2,889
    July 11, 2019 2,889
    July 13, 2019 2,889
    July 18, 2019 2,889
    July 20, 2019 2,889
    July 25, 2019 2,889
    July 27, 2019 3,339
    August 1, 2019 2,889
    August 3, 2019 2,889
    August 8, 2019 2,889
    August 10, 2019 2,889
    August 15, 2019 2,939
    August 17, 2019 2,889
    August 22, 2019 2,889
    August 24, 2019 2,839
    August 29, 2019 2,889
    August 31, 2019 2,839
    September 5, 2019 2,939
    September 7, 2019 2,889
    September 12, 2019 2,839
    September 14, 2019 3,239
    September 19, 2019 2,839
    September 21, 2019 2,739
    September 26, 2019 2,689
    October 3, 2019 2,589
    October 5, 2019 2,539
    October 10, 2019 2,539
    October 12, 2019 2,539
    October 19, 2019 2,989
    October 24, 2019 2,339
    October 26, 2019 2,339
    October 31, 2019 2,339
    November 9, 2019 2,089
    November 16, 2019 2,539
    November 23, 2019 2,089
    November 30, 2019 2,039

    Single room supplement;$940

    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

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