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.


Day 1Dublin Arrival | Malahide Castle

Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from Dunboyne Castle Hotel. (We strongly recommend you arrange an airport transfer when you book your tour.) Start your vacation with a visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185 and filled with medieval artifacts. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner at your hotel. (D)

Bantry HouseDay 2National Stud | Kilkenny Walk

Visit the home of equine royalty: the Irish National Stud in Kildare, the heart of Irish horse racing. Some of the world's finest thoroughbreds live in these beautiful surroundings. Walk through the gardens before traveling on to Kilkenny, where you'll enjoy lunch in the Kilkenny Design Centre. Take a walking tour with a local guide to see the gems along the Medieval Mile, a stretch of city streets from cathedral to castle, with buildings dating back as far as the 13th century. Dine independently and explore as you wish this evening. (B, L)

Day 3House of Waterford Crystal | Dunbrody Famine Ship

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal, and see skilled artisans create crystal masterpieces on a factory tour. Then join a local guide for a walking tour of Waterford; discover the history of this port city, the oldest in Ireland, and its many colorful characters. Take time to explore independently. In New Ross, you'll visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of a vessel that in the 1840s brought desperate emigrants fleeing famine to new lives in North America. (B, D)

Day 4Cobh Heritage Centre | Blarney Castle

Travel south to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic and where many places associated with the liner still exist. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America. At Blarney Castle, kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House before traveling to your hotel. (Please note: Some Tuesday departures will stay in Tralee instead of Killarney on Days 4 and 5.) (B, D)

ClonmacnoiseDay 5Dingle Peninsula | South Pole Inn

Visit Moriarty's in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe. Then go to discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula as you drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. At the South Pole Inn, learn about Tom Crean, an early Irish explorer who braved the Antarctic. Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley's Bar and Restaurant. (B, D)

Day 6Cliffs of Moher | Galway

Ferry across the River Shannon before driving to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs; on a clear day you can see great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Take in a sheepdog demonstration to see highly skilled dogs work with farmers to herd their flock. Savor homemade scones with tea before heading to Galway for a panoramic city tour. (B, D)

Day 7Aran Islands | Dun Aengus

Set out on a ferry across Galway Bay for Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. The hardy islanders still speak the Irish language and maintain traditional fishing and farming methods. Visit Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs above the Atlantic. Relax with a casual lunch in Kilronan, the island's main village, followed by free time for exploring before returning by ferry. (B, L)

Castle in irelandDay 8Clonmacnoise | Sean's Bar

Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Marvel at elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, and walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. In nearby Athlone, enjoy an Irish coffee at Sean's Bar. This pub has a documented history going back to 900 AD – and is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest pub in Europe. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries were discovered. In the evening, head to Dublin's Abbey Tavern for an Irish dinner and lively show. (B, D)

Day 9Your Tour Ends After Breakfast

9-day tour ends in Dublin after breakfast. (B)

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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
9 nights in hotels listed below
  • 9 breakfasts (B),& other meals(D)
Sightseeing admissionn fees
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 Accommodations
  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (1 night)
  • Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Salthill Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
  • Radison Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

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 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger.

If you don't see the date you are interested in, please call us. Availability changes often. Please ask for rates and dates for 2024

 

IRISH LEGENDS 2025
9 days from $ 2995
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FROM 590 USD
Tuesday and Friday departures
MAR 14 2995
APR 4,25 3195
MAY 9,23 3545
JUNE 6,20,27 3745
JULY 4,18 3745
AUG 8,22 3745-4095
SEPT 5,19,26 3745
OCT 3,10 3345

 

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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