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.
Your tour departs your hotel at 2:00 PM for a panoramic tour of Dublin with a local guide, seeing its grand Georgian buildings and squares, the River Liffey, and historic O’Connell Street. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, an award-winning, high-tech museum that chronicles the journeys made by Irish emigrants around the globe, and details the stories of the new lives made by the Irish abroad. Back at your hotel, enjoy a welcome drink with your group, and then you’ll be free to discover the city and dine at your leisure..
Set off for Glendalough, a valley in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Tour the picturesque ruins of the ancient monastery there; it thrived for centuries after being established by St Kevin in the sixth century. See several stone churches, large carved Celtic crosses, and an iconic round tower. Then, head to Wexford and visit Johnstown Castle, a romantic Gothic Revival castle in an idyllic setting. Tour the luxurious castle and its splendid gardens, both designed by one of the leading architects of the 19th century. Later, enjoy dinner with your group at your hotel. (B, D)
Today, you’ll visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch superb artisans create sparkling masterpieces on a factory tour. Next, visit Jameson Distillery in Midleton for a fascinating exploration of the whiskey-making process and to learn all about the beloved spirit. Finish your evening in Killarney, where you’ll dine at your hotel.. (B, D)
Take a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Head out to see the highlights of the Ring of Kerry, Ireland’s famed scenic drive. Visit Moriarty’s, in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe before lunch in the charming town of Kenmare; then return to Killarney to enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B, L)
Travel north to the Cliffs of Moher, crossing the Shannon Estuary by ferry on your way. Visit the cliffs, taking in the glorious views from 700 feet above the churning Atlantic below. Arrive in the vibrant city of Galway, where you’ll have dinner with your group this evening. (B,D)
Take a scenic drive through the breathtakingly beautiful region of Connemara, with its mountains, lakes, and boglands. Visit Kylemore Abbey, a glorious Victorian castle built on the lakeside as a romantic gift. Next, immerse yourself in farm life as you visit a traditional farm and watch highly trained sheepdogs display their skills. Return to Galway for a free evening. (B)
Drive to Shannon Bridge, where you'll board the Lir Cat Catamaran to travel up the river to arrive at Clonmacnoise, the spectacular ruins of a monastery founded in the sixth century. See the splendid ruins of the cathedral, nine churches, two round towers, and three high crosses as you approach the way the Vikings would have over a thousand years ago. Tour the area and imagine it all as it once was, as a flourishing center of learning that attracted students from all over Europe. Head to Dublin, where you will delight in a lively evening of traditional Irish music, song, and dance with dinner at the Abbey Tavern. (B, D)
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.
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