7 or 8 day Tour of Ireland - Ireland Escorted Travel Vacation - Guided Tour - Irish Spirit - all inclusive Ireland vacation

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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.


all inclusive ireland vacation Day 1: Dublin Tour & Glasnevin Museum
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your guide at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. See fashionable shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares and drive along the wide O’Connell Street. Visit Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history and a fascinating insight into life in Ireland. It is the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. Back at your hotel meet with your tour guide and travel companions for a welcome drink and discuss your itinerary. Dine independently this evening.

Ireland at its best Day 2:Kilkenny & Waterford Crystal
Drive through the Irish countryside to the compact city of Kilkenny. Visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. It has been remodeled over the centuries and now houses an excellent collections of portraits and artifacts. Continue south to the famous House of Waterford Crystal to watch molten glass being transformed into elaborate and shimmering trophies by the skilled blowers and cutters. View a huge array of stemware in the showrooms and you may purchase pieces also. Check in to your hotel in the center of Waterford and, after dinner, take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to learn about the region’s history. (B, D)

all inclusive ireland vacation Day 3: Titanic Experience Cobh & Blarney Castle
Travel along the south coast to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience. Learn about the 123 Irish passengers who embarked on the ill-fated RMS Titanic bound for New York. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” If you do not wish to climb to the top of the castle, take a walk through the lovely grounds with magnificent trees and colorful borders. Shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made souvenirs. Drive into County Kerry to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. Check in to your hotel in the center, close to the many shops and pubs. After dinner you may like to sample some of the lively pubs. (B, D)

Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Irish Night
Start your day with a lovely jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for wonderful views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on the famous Ring of Kerry scenic route. The road winds between mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Stop for photos at great locations all along the route. Take the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived under austere conditions in early Christian times. In 2014 part of “Star Wars VII” was filmed on the islands. Stop in the attractive village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening head to an Irish Night for dinner with a fun traditional show. (B, D)

Ireland escorted tour Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Galway Bay
Drive north through Listowel to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Continue your journey north to view the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for views across Galway Bay of Connemara and the Aran Islands on a clear day. Motor through the Burren and around the shores of Galway Bay to Galway city. Take a short walking tour around the city center with a local guide to see the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle and Eyre Square before checking in to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 6: Connemara & "The Quiet Man" Walk
Today embark on the Corrib Princess for a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib (Mar 28 – Oct 21 departures) and watch demonstrations of Irish coffee-making and step dancing. Then explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. While visually stunning, this area is not good for farming and only suitable for the sturdy mountain sheep that survive on the steep hills. In Cong take a walking tour with a local guide to see locations for “The Quiet Man” movie, made in the village in 1952. Head to a traditional pub for a casual lunch. Stop at Standun of Spiddal for an Irish coffee and a talk on various aspects of Irish life and traditional crafts before returning to Galway where the evening is free. (B,L)


SEE THE REAL IRELAND Day 7: Kilbeggan Distillery & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern
This morning enjoy a late departure from Galway. Drive to the center of the country to Kilbeggan to visit the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, established in 1757, making it the world’s oldest. See how whiskey is distilled on modern equipment in the old buildings and enjoy a sample of the finished product. Continue your journey to Dublin once again and check in to a different hotel. Drive to the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city to finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 8: Group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon. (B)
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8 night tour:

Day 8:Independent Bus Tour
Spend an additional day in Dublin with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours), plus a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office. (B) Day 9: Depart Dublin for Home

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.

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 8 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 5 dinners (D) including
  • - Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner/show
    - Traditional Irish Night in Killarney
    - 3 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Tea and scones at Jerpoint Park Farm
  • Walking tours of Waterford and Galway
  • Horse-drawn Jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Coffee and talk on Irish life at Standun of Spiddal
  • "The Quiet Man" walking tour of Cong
  • Corrib Princess cruise from Galway (Mar 19 - Oct 29 departures)
  • Tour and tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to Glasnevin Museum, House of Waterford Crystal, Titanic Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • 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

  • Your Accommodations: Stay at the following (or similar):
    Superior & First Class
  • Ashling Hotel Dublin (1 night) on Thursday departures or
  • Radisson Bue St Helens Hotel Dublin (1 night) for Saturday departures
  • Dooley's Hotel Waterford (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
  • Lodge at Ashford Castle (2 nights)
  • Grand Canal Hotel Dublin (2 nights)


  • Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY.

     

    9 Day Irish Spirit
    9 days Dublin to Dublin
    Start End      Price (Land Only) Special
    DUBLIN DUBLIN Twin Sharing Departure
    Thu Jul 12, 2018 Fri Jul 20, 2018 US$2470
    Sat Jul 21, 2018 Sun Jul 29, 2018 US$2470
    Thu Jul 26, 2018 Fri Aug 03 2018 US$2740 Guaranteed
    Thu Aug 02 2018 Fri Aug 10, 2018 US$2920 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu Aug 23, 2018 Fri Aug 31, 2018 US$2470
    Thu Aug 30, 2018 Fri Sep 07 2018 US$2470 Guaranteed
    Thu Sep 06 2018 Fri Sep 14, 2018 US$2540
    Sat Sep 08 2018 Sun Sep 16, 2018 US$2470 Guaranteed
    Sat Sep 15, 2018 Sun Sep 23, 2018 US$2920 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu Sep 20, 2018 Fri Sep 28, 2018 US$2470 Guaranteed
    Thu Sep 27, 2018 Fri Oct 05 2018 US$2345
    Thu Oct 04 2018 Fri Oct 12, 2018 US$2220 Guaranteed
    Sat Oct 06 2018 Sun Oct 14, 2018 US$2670 Guaranteed Small Group
    Sat Oct 13, 2018 Sun Oct 21, 2018 US$2220 Guaranteed
    Sat Oct 20, 2018 Sun Oct 28, 2018 US$2220
    Sat Oct 27, 2018 Sun Nov 04 2018 US$2030
    Thu Nov 01 2018 Fri Nov 09 2018 US$2290 Guaranteed Small Group
    Sat Nov 10, 2018 Sun Nov 18, 2018 US$1840
    Sat Nov 17, 2018 Sun Nov 25, 2018 US$1840 Guaranteed
    Sat Dec 01 2018 Sun Dec 09 2018 US$1840
    Single room supplement: $795
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    8 days Dublin to Dublin
       
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    Sat Mar 09 2019 Sat Mar 16, 2019 US$1849 Guaranteed
    Thu Mar 21, 2019 Thu Mar 28, 2019 US$1799
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    Thu Apr 04 2019 Thu Apr 11, 2019 US$2049
    Thu Apr 11, 2019 Thu Apr 18, 2019 US$2449 Guaranteed Small Group
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    Thu Apr 25, 2019 Thu May 02 2019 US$2249
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    Sat May 04 2019 Sat May 11, 2019 US$2399
    Thu May 09 2019 Thu May 16, 2019 US$2499
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    Sat May 18, 2019 Sat May 25, 2019 US$2649
    Sat May 25, 2019 Sat Jun 01 2019 US$3049 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu May 30, 2019 Thu Jun 06 2019 US$2699
    Thu Jun 06 2019 Thu Jun 13, 2019 US$2749 Guaranteed
    Sat Jun 08 2019 Sat Jun 15, 2019 US$2749
    Thu Jun 13, 2019 Thu Jun 20, 2019 US$2749
    Thu Jun 20, 2019 Thu Jun 27, 2019 US$2749
    Sat Jun 22, 2019 Sat Jun 29, 2019 US$3149 Guaranteed Small Group
    Sat Jun 29, 2019 Sat Jul 06 2019 US$2699
    Thu Jul 04 2019 Thu Jul 11, 2019 US$2699
    Thu Jul 11, 2019 Thu Jul 18, 2019 US$2699
    Sat Jul 13, 2019 Sat Jul 20, 2019 US$2699 Guaranteed
    Sat Jul 20, 2019 Sat Jul 27, 2019 US$2699 Guaranteed
    Sat Jul 27, 2019 Sat Aug 03 2019 US$3099 Guaranteed Small Group
    Thu Aug 01 2019 Thu Aug 08 2019 US$2699
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    Sat Aug 10, 2019 Sat Aug 17, 2019 US$2699
    Thu Aug 15, 2019 Thu Aug 22, 2019 US$2749 Guaranteed
    Sat Aug 17, 2019 Sat Aug 24, 2019 US$2699
    Sat Aug 24, 2019 Sat Aug 31, 2019 US$2649
    Thu Aug 29, 2019 Thu Sep 05 2019 US$2699
    Thu Sep 05 2019 Thu Sep 12, 2019 US$2749
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    Thu Sep 19, 2019 Thu Sep 26, 2019 US$2649
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    Sat Oct 05 2019 Sat Oct 12, 2019 US$2349
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    Thu Oct 24, 2019 Thu Oct 31, 2019 US$2149
    Sat Oct 26, 2019 Sat Nov 02 2019 US$2149 Guaranteed
    Sat Nov 09 2019 Sat Nov 16, 2019 US$1899
    Sat Nov 16, 2019 Sat Nov 23, 2019 US$2299 Guaranteed Small Group
    Sat Nov 30, 2019 Sat Dec 07 2019 US$1849 Guaranteed
    Single room supplement: $840

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