6 Day Tour of Ireland Tour A - Taste of Ireland Dublin to Shannon

Our coach tour of Ireland escorted tour features the capital city Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and Shannon. Enjoy a medieval banquet to complete your Ireland travel package. Tour Ireland with an Ireland expert. Group travel to Ireland and all inclusive packages to Ireland. This special tour does not appear in our Ireland travel brochure. This Ireland escorted tour information appears only on our website.

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Day 1: Arrive Dublin & City Sightseeing
Welcome to Dublin! Today you may use your independent open-top bus tour voucher with a Guinness or General Post Office visit - these features are valid for 48 hours. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of old Dublin at St. James Gate.  This your introduction to the world's most famous creamy stout, an exploration of the ingredients, brewing process, cooperage, the time and the passion that goes into brewing Guinness.  Here, you sample some of the famous brews in the Gravity Bar.

Tour IrelandDay 2: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Enjoy a free morning in Dublin for further sightseeing with the included vouchers. At 2:00 pm meet at your hotel to join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing. (B, D)

Bunratty Castle BanquetDay 3: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking sights of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as coastal views of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. Drive through the village of Cahirciveen and cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore islands where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how they were used as one of the locations for “Star Wars VII” movie. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant continue your scenic drive. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly-painted houses and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town. (B, L)

Short Tour of IrelandDay 5: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages. (B, D)

Day 6: Shannon Departure
Your program ends after breakfast today. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Tour Includes:
Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional driver/guide
5 nights in hotels listed
Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
3 dinners (D) including
-  Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
-  Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
-  1 table d’hote dinner in Killarney
1 lunch (L)
Welcome get-together drink
Tour of Dublin with a local guide
Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
Ferry ride across the River Shannon
Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, 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
Superior & First Class

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin (2 nights)
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
Bunratty Castle Hotel Bunratty (1 night)

Price per person sharing a twin or triple room ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLYSave 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passengerAirfare is available from many cities. Just ask.
6 days Dublin to Shannon    
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Fri Jul 06 2018 Wed Jul 11, 2018 US$1600 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 08 2018 Fri Jul 13, 2018 US$1550 Guaranteed
Wed Jul 11, 2018 Mon Jul 16, 2018 US$1850 Guaranteed Small Group
Fri Jul 13, 2018 Wed Jul 18, 2018 US$1600 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 15, 2018 Fri Jul 20, 2018 US$1600 Guaranteed
Wed Jul 18, 2018 Mon Jul 23, 2018 US$1550 Sold Out
Fri Jul 20, 2018 Wed Jul 25, 2018 US$1550 Sold Out
Sun Jul 22, 2018 Fri Jul 27, 2018 US$1600 Guaranteed
Wed Jul 25, 2018 Mon Jul 30, 2018 US$1600
Fri Jul 27, 2018 Wed Aug 01 2018 US$1600 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 29, 2018 Fri Aug 03 2018 US$1600
Wed Aug 01 2018 Mon Aug 06 2018 US$1600 Sold Out
Fri Aug 03 2018 Wed Aug 08 2018 US$1600 Sold Out
Sun Aug 12, 2018 Fri Aug 17, 2018 US$1550
Wed Aug 15, 2018 Mon Aug 20, 2018 US$1850 Guaranteed Small Group
Fri Aug 17, 2018 Wed Aug 22, 2018 US$1600
Sun Aug 19, 2018 Fri Aug 24, 2018 US$1550 Guaranteed
Wed Aug 22, 2018 Mon Aug 27, 2018 US$1550
Fri Aug 24, 2018 Wed Aug 29, 2018 US$1550
Sun Aug 26, 2018 Fri Aug 31, 2018 US$1550 Guaranteed
Wed Aug 29, 2018 Mon Sep 03 2018 US$1600
Fri Aug 31, 2018 Wed Sep 05 2018 US$1550
Wed Sep 05 2018 Mon Sep 10, 2018 US$1600
Fri Sep 07 2018 Wed Sep 12, 2018 US$1600
Sun Sep 09 2018 Fri Sep 14, 2018 US$1600
Wed Sep 12, 2018 Mon Sep 17, 2018 US$1600
Fri Sep 14, 2018 Wed Sep 19, 2018 US$1550
Sun Sep 16, 2018 Fri Sep 21, 2018 US$1600
Wed Sep 19, 2018 Mon Sep 24, 2018 US$1550
Fri Sep 21, 2018 Wed Sep 26, 2018 US$1550 Sold Out
Sun Sep 23, 2018 Fri Sep 28, 2018 US$1550
Wed Sep 26, 2018 Mon Oct 01 2018 US$1420
Fri Sep 28, 2018 Wed Oct 03 2018 US$1420 Sold Out
Sun Sep 30, 2018 Fri Oct 05 2018 US$1420
Wed Oct 03 2018 Mon Oct 08 2018 US$1325
Fri Oct 05 2018 Wed Oct 10, 2018 US$1290
Sun Oct 07 2018 Fri Oct 12, 2018 US$1325 Sold Out
Wed Oct 10, 2018 Mon Oct 15, 2018 US$1325
Fri Oct 12, 2018 Wed Oct 17, 2018 US$1290
Sun Oct 14, 2018 Fri Oct 19, 2018 US$1325
Wed Oct 17, 2018 Mon Oct 22, 2018 US$1325
Fri Oct 19, 2018 Wed Oct 24, 2018 US$1590 Sold Out
Sun Oct 21, 2018 Fri Oct 26, 2018 US$1325
Wed Oct 24, 2018 Mon Oct 29, 2018 US$1290
Fri Oct 26, 2018 Wed Oct 31, 2018 US$1290
Sun Oct 28, 2018 Fri Nov 02 2018 US$1240
Sun Nov 04 2018 Fri Nov 09 2018 US$1155
Sun Nov 11, 2018 Fri Nov 16, 2018 US$1155
Sun Nov 18, 2018 Fri Nov 23, 2018 US$1155
Sun Nov 25, 2018 Fri Nov 30, 2018 US$1420 Guaranteed Small Group
Sun Dec 02 2018 Fri Dec 07 2018 US$1070
Sun Dec 09 2018 Fri Dec 14, 2018 US$1040
Single room supplement: $290


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