Elegant Ireland Deluxe Escorted Tour - limited to 28 persons - deluxe 10 day guided tour of Ireland

Elegant IrelandAre you looking for a tour starting in Dublin, and ending in Dublin? Then look no further! Our luxury 11 day tour features only the bets of Irish hotels, castles and manors.

Experience undiscovered Ireland on this unique 10 day tour. You will enjoy stays in West Cork, Killarney, Ennis and Galway. Your tour will stop at unique visits, ancient ruins, lively towns and villages and end with an evening at the charming Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Day 1: Dublin Arrival
Your Deluxe Guided Tour of Ireland starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel. Dublin has retained its aura of Georgian elegance with many examples of fine architecture.  Drive past the Bank of Ireland and General Post Office Join a student guide on a brief walk through Trinity College’s campus to view the Book of Kells. In the evening join your tour director over a welcome drink and head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner with a lively show.(D)

Killarney jaunting cars

Day 2: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway
Leave Dublin and journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. Clonmacnoise is an early Christian site founded by Saint Ciaran in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight churches (10TH -13TH century), two round towers, three high crosses and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs. Drive to Galway city and take a walking tour with a local guide to explore the narrow medieval streets. See the Claddagh, once a fishing village, where the famous ring originated. Check in to your hotel in time to relax before dinner.(B, D) 

Day 3 Lough Corrib Cruise & Connemara
Near Galway embark on the Corrib Princess for a cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the scenery and sip an Irish coffee. Then drive through Connemara to admire granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs. At the beautiful pass of Kylemore, there are three lakes., and the 19th century castellated mansion, Kylemore Abbey.   Enjoy a casual lunch and savor more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city on your own. (B, L)
Dublin to Dublin tour
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Ennis
Stop at Rathbaun Farm to see traditional farm animals and farming practices. Watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd mountain sheep and then sit down to tea or coffee with some home baking. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs stretch along the coast for five miles and reach heights of almost 700 feet. Continue to your hotel in Ennis and take a walking tour around this charming town and visit Ennis Friary.
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Knappogue Castle
Day 5: Flying Boat Museum & Killarney
Cross the wide River Shannon Estuary on a short ferry ride and drive along the river shore to Foynes. Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930s and early 1940s, when Pan Am Clippers used to land on the water. Walk through a replica of a Clipper and see memorabilia in the museum. Stop in Listowel for a look around and lunch on your own before heading to your hotel in Killarney, located a few miles outside overlooking Lough Leane and the mountains. (B, D)

Day 6: Dingle Peninsula
Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and rocky headlands. Visit the Gallarus Oratory, a stone chapel that was also a shelter for pilgrims. Stop in Dingle to explore and have lunch on your own. Return to your hotel in Killarney for dinner. .(B, D)

Tour starts in DublinDay 7: Killarney’s Jaunting Car & Cork Coastline
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the peaceful Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Stop at the mighty Ross Castle to admire the unspoiled scenery all around. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare for a look around on your own. Then drive across the Beara Peninsula and through Glengarriff, renowned for its palm trees and mild weather. Continue along the lovely County Cork coast and through the towns of Bantry and Skibbereen. Check in to your hotel in Rosscarbery.(B, D)
Loughrea Galway
Day 8: Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale
Travel along the coast to view Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240 by two prominent families, MacCarthys and de Barrys. Today view the picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Kinsale is one of the most picturesque villages of the south‑west coast and is known as the "Gourmet Capital of Ireland". Walk the colorful narrow streets down to the harbor and enjoy the scenic views. A short drive will bring you back to your hotel where you will have time to relax before dinner.(B, D)

Day 9: Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle
Journey to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone. If you don’t fancy climbing to the top of the castle, you may admire the colorful gardens. Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where quality Irish-made products are gathered under one roof. Head north, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel, a limestone outcrop containing church ruins. Arrive at your luxurious castle hotel, located on the outskirts of Dublin. This property blends the elegant old mansion with state-of-the-art designed guest rooms. Enjoy a farewell dinner – a fitting end to your vacation.(B, D)

Day 10: Tour Ends at Dunboyne Castle
Your tour ends after breakfast. The hotel is about 15 miles from either Dublin Airport or Dublin city center.(B) 
Tour Includes:
Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
9 nights in hotels listed

  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners including Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and show, Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House and farewell dinner at a Dublin restaurant.

Dingle Peninsula Book of Kells Charles Fort Cliffs of Moher Clonmacnoise Monastic Site Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum Kylemore Abbey Timoleague Franciscan Friary
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

Radisson Blue St Helens Hotel Dublin (1 night)
Galmont Galway Hotel Galway (2 nights)
Old Ground Hotel Ennis (1 night)
Aghadoe Heightd Killarney (2 nights)
Celtic Ross Hotel Cork (2 nights)
Dunboyne Castle Hotel Dublin (1 night)

No departures planned

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.

1 TRIPLE ROOM AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. 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.
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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