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A Flavour of Ireland: Dublin, Galway & the Cliffs of Moher

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 824

MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Discover essential delights of the Emerald Isle – from rugged cliffs and wild scenery to historic castles and green swards – on this insightful, five-day escorted introduction to the charms of Ireland.


This is a Top Value Coach Tour staying in 3/4 star hotels.

Stay overnight in Dublin before heading south to County Kerry and Blarney Castle where kissing the Blarney Stone is a tradition. Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, possibly the largest quality crafts shop in Ireland. Continue to Killarney in South West Ireland for a 2 night stay.
Enjoy here a tour of the exceptional Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula with its mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent coastal scenery with views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay to the north. Have stops in Waterville and the village of Sneem famous for its coloured houses. Return via the Killarney National Park where you will have a pony and trap ride in what is known as a Jaunting Car. Later return to Killarney.

The next morning, leave Killarney and continue north to Tarbert where you will have a ferry ride across the Shannon River to Killimer. Then travel to the Atlantic Coast to view the immense and awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher which rise sheer out of the sea to a great height and are 8 kilometres/5 miles in length. Call in at the Atlantic Edge Centre. After this, visit the Burren Region, a high plateau of porous limestone, a karsts landscape with some interesting plant life. Continue to Limerick for overnight.

The following morning, transfer to Shannon Airport. You also have the option to travel to Dublin via the medieval city of Kilkenny, which is perhaps the most attractive city in the country. Visit Cahir Castle en route, a stunning 15th century castle set on a small island where you will have a guided tour. Continue to Kilkenny, visiting Ballyowen House along the way. Enjoy a tour of the House and Stables conducted by the owners. You will also have the opportunity to have tea, coffee and fresh scones. Finally drive north and arrive in Dublin where your tour comes to en end.

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 824

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Day 1

Welcome to Ireland

Upon arrival to Dublin Airport, collect your luggage and transfer to your Dublin hotel under your own arrangements. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon, and your hotel will be within walking distance of the city centre.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel

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    Riu Plaza The Gresham Hotel



    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention …

    The Gresham Hotel is the best known of all the hotels in Dublin City. Situated in the heart of the City, the hotel is located on O'Connell Street and is just a short walk from Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel is close to the shopping districts of the city making it the ideal Dublin City Centre Hotel for your business or leisure needs. The extension to the LUAS Red Line makes it easy for you to travel to the Three Arena Dublin and Convention Centre Dublin.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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Day 2

Blarney Castle and Kerry

After breakfast, meet with your English speaking driver-guide and depart from Ireland's capital traveling to County Kerry. En route, stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle where you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it and, so the legend goes, you'll never again be lost for words. Later you'll enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. During the famine, Woollen Mills largely shielded Blarney from the worst effects of the famine, due to its employment of local workers. In 1976 Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker, bought the old mill property and within a short period of time, transformed the mill into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Dromhall Hotel

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    Dromhall Hotel



    The Dromhall Hotel is family owned & managed by the Randles Family who prides itself on first class comfort & service at its Killarney Hotels. The Dromhall Hotel is located 5 minutes' walk from the town centre and also near the INEC. The hotel includes …

    The Dromhall Hotel is family owned & managed by the Randles Family who prides itself on first class comfort & service at its Killarney Hotels. The Dromhall Hotel is located 5 minutes' walk from the town centre and also near the INEC.

    The hotel includes 72 luxurious guest rooms, meeting rooms and wedding suites, Kayne's Bar & Bistro, The Abbey Restaurant. There is also complimentary Parking and Wi-Fi access available at the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Room
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 3

Ring of Kerry

Today, enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula and discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, the day truly begins after breakfast as you depart Killarney and pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair. Soon you'll reach Glenbeigh where a cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs, one arrives at the sea town of Waterville before continuing to a local farm for a sheepdog demonstration. Your visit starts with an overview of the different breeds of sheep, followed by an introduction to the farmer's most important tool, his border collies. Next you will see an impressive demonstration of sheep herding as the farmer with his dogs demonstrate how, by working together, he can take a flock of sheep from the mountain top to the sheep pen close to the farmyard. After returning to Killarney, you now the option to enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey (or driver) takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park (not included). Today, dinner is on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Burren and Cliffs of Moher

Travel northwards to Tarbert and, upon arrival, settle in for a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare's shore at Killimer. Here you'll travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean and extend for over 7 kilometers (approximately 4.3 miles). On a clear day, the spectacular vistas afford views that allow you to admire the distant Aran Islands and Connemara Mountains. Later, set off to tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a strange and unique region in Europe; a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare, the limestone is bare, with no trees growing or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as it may appear: cracks in the stone allow different types of flowers to grow all year round, and the rocks themselves hide many impressive caves like Ailwee. Rounding out the day, you will be delivered to your hotel in Limerick, or (optionally, not included), can participated in a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle. Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish entertainment and banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers and is a fitting compliment to the lively mead reception, four-course meal and fine wines that define the evening. Enjoy an unforgettable evening in the splendour of this magnificent castle, taking a step back in time to medieval Ireland.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

The George Boutique Hotel

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    The George Boutique Hotel



    The George Boutique Hotel Limerick is located right in the city centre close to shopping, entertainment and the commercial district. A luxury hotel that will not disappoint, we boast an eclectic mix of contemporary style and comfort. Guests can experience the perfect match of cutting …

    The George Boutique Hotel Limerick is located right in the city centre close to shopping, entertainment and the commercial district. A luxury hotel that will not disappoint, we boast an eclectic mix of contemporary style and comfort. Guests can experience the perfect match of cutting edge cosmopolitan boutique hotel style and an unparalleled standard of service in swish luxury hotel surroundings in the heart of Limerick City. The central location will ensure that you have the perfect base to explore vibrant city.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking

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Day 5

Limerick to Airport, Departure

After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Shannon Airport for your flight home, transferring under your own arrangements. Alternatively, travel to Dublin via Galway City, exploring its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, lively restaurants and bustling pubs. The city has attracted a bohemian crowd of musicians and artists, which add so much to the character of the city. Enjoy some free time in the city for some personal sightseeing or shopping. En route back to Dublin stop at a local country pub for a pint pouring experience. Here you will enjoy a detailed history talk on what is reputedly the oldest pub in the world as well as a chat on the history of drink in pubs through the years together with the origin of whiskey, all before learning how to pull the perfect pint! Continue to Dublin, arriving late afternoon and transfer to Dublin Airport for departure flight home. Alternatively we can arrange hotel accommodations for you in Dublin to extend your stay.

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DEPARTURES:

2021: July 20; August 10, 31; September 14, 28; October 12, 19.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 4 nights in moderate or first-class hotels
  • Transportation by motor-coach with English-speaking driver-guide (max 25 guests) including:
    • Guided tour of Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills
    • Guided tour of the Ring of Kerry with Sheep Dog Demonstration
    • Guided tour of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren
    • Learn to pour the perfect pint in what is reputedly Ireland’s oldest pub
    • Service charges and VAT
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not explicitly mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional entrance fees
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire. Hotels listed on the itinerary are sample hotels only and may be replaced with alternative hotels of similar quality. Hotels will be at least 3 star throughout the itinerary.

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