2018 - 10 Day Irish Legends

4 Star Vacation - 9 Nights - 17 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Sip an Irish coffee and enjoy an informal talk at the South Pole Inn, to learn about Irishman Tom Crean, an early explorer who braved the South Pole
  • Immerse yourself in farm life as you sample homemade scones with tea, and enjoy a sheep herding demonstration at a working sheep farm

    Trip Highlights:

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aran Islands Excursion
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Scenic Dingle Peninsula
  • Dun Aengus Fort
  • Dunbrody Emigrant Ship
  • Irish National Stud & Gardens
  • Malahide Castle

    Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including Dunboyne Castle Hotel welcome dinner, pub dinner in Dingle, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at Taylor's Three Rock

    Hotels:

  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel
    Dunboyne (1 night)
  • Newpark Hotel
    Kilkenny (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Salthill Hotel
    Galway (2 nights)
  • North Star Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)

    All CIE Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call 1 (888) 484-4033 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13453911

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2017
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDUBLIN ARRIVAL & MALAHIDE CASTLE : Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dunboyne Castle. Ensure you book an appropriate transfer to Dunboyne Castle as there is no public transportation service there. Head out to visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185 and filled with medieval artefacts. Enjoy a welcome get-together drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2KilkennyNATIONAL STUD & KILKENNY WALK : Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you'll see immaculately bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Take a walk around the grounds to see St. Fiachra's Garden and the miniature Japanese Gardens. Enjoy a casual lunch at the Kilkenny Design Centre, housed in the former stables of Kilkenny Castle. Take a walking tour along the Medieval Mile, the main thoroughfare to see historic streets and buildings. The evening is free for dining on your own.
    (B, L)
    Day 3KilkennyWATERFORD CRYSTAL & DUNBRODY FAMINE SHIP : Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Then join a local guide for a gentle walking tour to hear stories about the Waterford's long history and some of its colourful characters. Explore more of the town with time for lunch and head to New Ross to explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel used during the 1840's Famine to transport emigrants to North America.
    (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyCOBH 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. Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House, stately old trees and colourful borders. Treat yourself to quality Irish good at Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Killarney.
    (B, D)
    Day 5KillarneyKILLARNEY & DINGLE PENINSULA : Spend the morning at leisure in Killarney, a little town with an ideal location beside Ireland's highest mountains. 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. Stop at the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an early explorer who braved the South Pole. Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a pub dinner before returning to Killarney.
    (B, D)
    Day 6GalwayCLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY PANORAMIC TOUR : Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 200m above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs where on a clear day you can get great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd mountain sheep. Head to Galway for a panoramic city tour.
    (B, D)
    Day 7GalwayARAN ISLANDS EXCURSION & PRE-HISTORIC DUN AENGUS FORT : Set out across the Galway Bay for Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands. These rocky islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintain traditional fishing and farming methods. Head to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below. Explore Kilronan, the main town, and enjoy a casual lunch before returning to the mainland by ferry.
    (B, L)
    Day 8DublinCLONMACNOISE MONASTIC SITE & ABBEY TAVERN : 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, walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Head to nearby Athlone and stop at Sean's Bar. This pub has a documented history going right back to 900 AD. 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 9DublinINDEPENDENT BUS TOUR IN DUBLIN : Spend a day in Dublin with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours), with a visit to either Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office.
    (B)
    Day 10Tour Ends in DublinTOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    March 09, 2018$1,785.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    March 23, 2018$1,785.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    April 13, 2018$1,910.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    April 20, 2018$1,910.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 04, 2018$2,175.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 11, 2018$2,245.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 25, 2018$2,245.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 08, 2018$2,315.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 15, 2018$2,315.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 22, 2018$2,315.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 29, 2018$2,385.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 13, 2018$2,385.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 10, 2018$2,385.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 17, 2018$2,315.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 07, 2018$2,315.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 14, 2018$2,315.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 28, 2018$2,120.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    October 05, 2018$1,980.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    October 12, 2018$1,850.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    October 19, 2018$1,800.00* (USD) / 10 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (1 night)
    Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny (2 nights)
    Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Salthill Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
    North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
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    Single room supplement: $420

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