2019 Irish Explorer - 9 Days/8 Nights

2019 Irish Explorer - 9 Days/8 Nights


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Fall Sale, Up To 10% On Popular Tours

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Discover the excitement of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Iceland or Italy while saving up to 10% on the land portion of 2019 escorted vacations. Whether you've yet to discover the magic of these places or are returning to countries you've fallen in love with, don't delay!
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Prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy on 2019 departures and may vary by departure date. Book by 11/30/18 and pay a $500 non-refundable deposit to save up to 10% on the land portion of 2019 guided vacations. Excludes St. Patrick' Day in Dublin: The Wearing of the Green special event. Not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts, and not available on Group travel. Valid on new bookings only, may be withdrawn at any time, are subject to availability and other conditions may apply. Call for details.

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Whether you are planning on taking your children or grandchildren on a trip of their lifetime, CIE Tours will like to help you offset the cost of your family vacation. Save 10% (up to $460 per person) on the land portion of any Ireland & Britain Escorted Coach Tours. This offer applies to travelers between ages 8 - 17 and travelling with at least one full paying passenger 21 years or older.
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Save 10% (up to $460 per person) on the land portion of any Ireland & Britain Escorted Coach Tour. This offer applies to travelers between ages 8 - 17 and travelling with at least one full paying passenger 21 years or older. Offer valid on new bookings only, and based in double occupancy. Not valid for group travel and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Does not apply to special family guided vacations. Other restrictions may apply.

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This offer applies to travelers in the military with a valid military ID. Valid on new bookings only, and based in double occupancy. Not valid for group travel and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

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When you book 16 people on the same tour, the 16th person is free on the coach tour portion of your trip.
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Offer applies to the land portion when you purchase two CIE coach tours. This discount applies to the tour of lesser value. Offers valid on new bookings only. Not valid for group travel, and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

Special savings on solo travel to Ireland & Britain

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Special savings on solo travel to Ireland & Britain

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As with most tours, a solo traveler will pay a single room supplement. However, on select departures this supplement is reduced. Save an additional $50 on regularly scheduled departures for 2018.
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CIE Tours can offer you a trip of a lifetime on your next school break. Whether you are on a family vacation, travelling with your college roommates, or absorbing the history and culture for graduate studies, CIE Tours can provide you with an escorted package or independent self drive at a discount rate. Save 5% (up to $230 per person) on the land portion of any Ireland & Britain Escorted Coach Tours. This offer applies to travellers between ages 18 – 25 years old with a valid student ID.
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Offer valid on new bookings only, and based in double occupancy. Applies to travellers between ages 18 – 25 years old with a valid student ID. Not valid for group travel, and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Touring & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Tour begins 2:00 PM at the Clontarf Castle lobby, a short ride from Dublin Airport, a few miles to the north of Dublin city center. Head out for a tour of central Dublin with a local guide to see elegant Georgian squares, public buildings, and monuments. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national cemetery, a who’s who of modern Irish history. Join your group for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the castle hotel. (D)

Day 2: Florence Court House & Blakes Publ
Visit Florence Court House, home of the Irish Yew. The original tree, discovered in 1760, can still be viewed on the grounds. Tour the magnificent 18th century mansion, renowned for its elaborate rococo plasterwork. Next, a CIE Tours exclusive, visit Blakes of the Hollow Pub, a Victorian bar that retains many features original to its founding in 1887. Famed author John McGahern, a regular visitor, described it as "one to the happiest and most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland". Take a photo by its official “Game of Thrones” door highlighting the series’ sixth season. Continue your travels north to Donegal. With its windswept hills where only sheep can thrive, Donegal is renowned for woolen production and tweeds. (B, D)

Day 3: Slieve League Cliffs & Glengesh
Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe. Afterwards, sample home-baked scones with coffee or tea. Travel along the coast then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys to Donegal Town, a busy shopping town which was once a Viking port. Head to Ardara, where you will watch demonstrations of spinning and weaving at a local woolen shop. Enjoy an early dinner with a drink and music at the popular Nancy’s in Ardara. (B, D)

Day 4: Belleek Pottery & Galway
Discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. You’ll go behind the scenes to see how this world-famous fine china is made. Travel south to Galway and embark on a cruise of Lough Corrib for unsurpassed views of castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest (March 31 – October 27 departures). (B, D)

Day 5: Scenic Connemara & Dan O’Hara Homestead
Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Stop at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory where craftsmen demonstrate fine glass cutting. Travel through the picturesque scenery of hills and lakes to visit Dan O’Hara’s Homestead. Experience traditional methods of farming, see Connemara ponies, and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. (B, L)

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
Drive through Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower for views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Drive through the pleasant countryside of Country Clare, which is dotted with ruined castles. Discover St. Brigid’s Well, a mystical site whose waters are said to have healing powers. Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney and partake of the Whiskey Experience with dinner that includes a chocolate tasting. (B, D)

Day 7: Ring of Kerry Tour
Head out to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most famous and popular scenic drive. Look out at Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island that was featured in the film “Star Wars VII”. Immerse yourself in farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks. Enjoy a casual lunch and continue on the scenic drive. Pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll’s Gap. In Killarney there is free time to discover some of the excellent restaurants and lively pubs. (B, D)

Day 8: Blarney Castle & Abbey Tavern
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colorful gardens. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills before traveling north. Head to the Abbey Tavern in Howth, a scenic Dublin suburb, for Irish cuisine and an evening of lively entertainment. (B, D)

Day 9: Your Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner  >

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Accommodations

Package: Irish Explorer - 9 Days/8 Nights land tour

Mill Park Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at this hotel which is built around its unique-styled Granary, along with ...

Clontarf Castle Hotel
Steeped in Irish history, the Clontarf Castle Hotel offers guests all the charm and splendor of a ro...

Herbert Park Hotel
This modern, bright property offers guests style and comfort with modern amenities. The bright, cont...

Hotel Meyrick
Opened in 1852, this property has undergone extensive renovations since then. Today, the hotel combi...

Killarney Avenue Hotel
This luxury hotel in Killarney is located just 10 minutes from the town centre and Killarney Nationa...

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Questions & Answers

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 CIE. 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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