Irish Discovery 2019

Irish Discovery 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historic attractions—all of this and more await you on this Irish Discovery tour, including Northern Ireland. Starting and ending in Dublin, explore Ireland in depth and hear exciting stories of its rich history, legends, and myths. On an Ireland tour, you expect to see amazing scenery, and this tour does not disappoint. See the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. Join the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with sparkling seascapes and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses. In Northern Ireland, visit awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. On the amazingly green Dingle Peninsula—perched on Ireland’s westernmost tip and dominated by the range of mountains—enjoy one of Europe’s most dramatic drives passing seaside villages, ancient monuments, and views of the Blasket Islands. On your guided Ireland tour, you’ll also visit some of its vibrant cities—including Dublin, Belfast, and Galway—and charming towns, including Killarney. Stop in Adare, founded in medieval times and known today as one of Ireland’s friendliest and prettiest villages. In Waterford, enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal. You’ll also see artisans at work on your visit to Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill at Avoca. In Northern Ireland, visit Derry, one of Ireland’s best-preserved fortified cities, and Downpatrick, burial place of Ireland’s Paton Saint. This value-minded tour through Ireland is a dream vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND.
Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street and elegant Georgian squares to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. End the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse.

Day 2: DUBLIN–DOWNPATRICK, NORTHERN IRELAND–BELFAST.
On your northbound route today, pass Drogheda, scene of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, then through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley, known for its prehistoric passage graves. Cross the border into Northern Ireland and drive past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, the burial place of Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint, and on to the vibrant city of Belfast, where the Titanic was built. Later, why not join a Local Guide on a “living history” tour, including a visit to the fascinating Titanic Experience? (B)

Day 3: BELFAST–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–DERRY–DONEGAL, IRELAND–DRUMCLIFF–SLIGO.
First stop this morning is awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, let the province’s story unfold as you head for the city of Derry before returning to the Republic to visit Donegal, the ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home of the O’Donnell Clan. Drive along Donegal Bay with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches, and stop in Drumcliff to see the grave of W.B. Yeats before arriving in Sligo. (B,D)

Day 4: SLIGO–GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–LIMERICK.
Travel farther south to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops, and a busy café and bar culture. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER. Tonight, you might like to join an optional medieval banquet. (B)

Day 5: LIMERICK–ADARE–DINGLE PENINSULA–KILLARNEY.
Start your day with a stroll through Adare, a village known for its prize-winning thatched cottages. Then, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. See the Blasket Islands, and hear about the way of life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to their evacuation in 1953. The next two nights are spent in the popular resort of Killarney. Tonight, enjoy the optional outing to Tralee for dinner and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre. (B)

Day 6: KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION.
At Killorglin, join the RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive featuring sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Back in Killarney, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. (B,D)

Day 7: KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD–TRAMORE.
More scenic splendor as you head over the Kerry Mountains into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, drive past Cork, the country’s second-largest city on the way to Waterford, where a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL is included. Spend the night at the nearby seaside resort of Tramore. Later, consider an optional pub tour. (B,D)

Day 8: TRAMORE–AVOCA–DUBLIN.
On the last leg of your journey, visit Ireland’s oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca, and enjoy views of the Wicklow Mountains on your way to Dublin. An optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter would be an exciting finale to your vacation. (B)

Day 9: DUBLIN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

DUBLIN
Orientation drive


DOWNPATRICK
See the burial place of St. Patrick

BELFAST
Visit Northern Ireland’s capital

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
See the amazing basalt columns

DERRY
Visit the walled city

DONEGAL
Visit the coastal town

DRUMCLIFF
Visit W.B. Yeats’ burial place

GALWAY
Visit the port city

CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views

ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages

DINGLE PENINSULA DRIVE
See the Blasket Islands

KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

WATERFORD
Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

AVOCA
Visit the handweaving millTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

Meals:
Full Irish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with choice of menus


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$340

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Dublin:
Pre tour: in single room $133-$146, in twin $88-$99, in triple $82-$94
Post tour: in single room $132-$144, in twin $86-$97, in triple $81-$92

2020 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2019.

Dublin: The Bonnington Dublin Hotel
Belfast: Jurys Inn Belfast
Sligo: Southern Hotel Sligo
Limerick: Limerick City Hotel
Killarney: Holiday Inn Killarney
Killarney: Killarney Court Hotel
Tramore: Majestic Hotel
Dublin: Kingswood

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Questions & Answers

Question: How much free time do you have in the evenings?

Independent travelers love all the free time provided by Cosmos. Most optional excursions are in the afternoons or evenings, so travelers can choose if they want to take part in an excursion, or explore on their own.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Cosmos. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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