Irish Heritage Guided Tour
Our most popular trip to Ireland!
Irish Heritage 8 Day First Class Escorted Tour
Day 1: Limerick & Medieval Castle Banquet
Your 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. Following a short trip around Limerick, you’ll step back in time at King John’s Castle. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Limerick with costumed guides and touch screen technology. Then join your group for a welcome drink before heading to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle where you’ll dine with lords and ladies at 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)
| 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.
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 Irish National Stud & Dromoland Castle Hotel
Dromoland 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 Your program ends after breakfast. (B)
Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER TOUR
If you don't see the date you are interested in, please call us. Availability changes often. The lowest prices are for a larger sized scheduled tour;the lower priced departures are guaranteed to be a small group.
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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
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