8 or 9 night Tour of Ireland - Ireland Escorted Travel Vacation - Guided Tour - Irish Spirit - all inclusive Ireland vacation

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From first-class hotels in Dublin, Killarney, and Galway, this all inclusiveIreland 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 & Glasnevin Museum
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your guide at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. See fashionable shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares and drive along the wide O’Connell Street. Visit Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history and a fascinating insight into life in Ireland. It is the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. Back at your hotel meet with your tour guide and travel companions for a welcome drink and discuss your itinerary. Dine independently this evening.

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)

all inclusive ireland vacation Day 3: Titanic Experience Cobh & Blarney Castle
Travel along the south coast to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience. Learn about the 123 Irish passengers who embarked on the ill-fated RMS Titanic bound for New York. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” If you do not wish to climb to the top of the castle, take a walk through the lovely grounds with magnificent trees and colorful borders. Shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made souvenirs. Drive into County Kerry to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. Check in to your hotel in the center, close to the many shops and pubs. After dinner you may like to sample some of the lively pubs. (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 & Galway Bay
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. Motor through the Burren and around the shores of Galway Bay to Galway city. Take a short walking tour around the city center with a local guide to see the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle and Eyre Square before checking in to your hotel. (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: Kilbeggan Distillery & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern
This morning enjoy a late departure from Galway. Drive to the center of the country to Kilbeggan to visit the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, established in 1757, making it the world’s oldest. See how whiskey is distilled on modern equipment in the old buildings and enjoy a sample of the finished product. 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:

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 Glasnevin Museum, House of Waterford Crystal, Titanic Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • 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 Dublin (1 night) on Thursday departures or
  • The Gibson Hotel Dublin (1 night) for Saturday departures
  • Dooley's Hotel Waterford (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
  • Westwood House Hotel Galway
  • Grand Canal Hotel Dublin (2 nights)


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