10 Day Classic Ireland - Saturday Departure

10 Day Classic Ireland - Saturday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 5 pm, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Dublin City Tour, Travel to Galway
This morning's sightseeing includes a panoramic tour of Dublin including a visit to Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells. View St. Stephen's Green, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. After time for lunch on your own, continue westward to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition and a cultural center for the west of Ireland. Stop at Galway Cathedral and then continue to see the medieval city walls and colorful streets between the River Corrib and Eyre Square. Enjoy free time for a stroll in this bohemian town
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Connemara Excursion
Today, take a full day excursion into the Irish countryside. Travel west for a visit to the neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey in the heart of Connemara National Park. There, admire the lakes, mountains, and calm shades of green for which Ireland is renowned
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Killarney
Begin with a drive south from Galway Bay through the rugged plateau known as the Burren and view the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that towers some 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Next, visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life around the turn of the century. A drive through the pretty town of Adare brings you at last to scenic Killarney
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Ring of Kerry Tour
Today's sightseeing begins with a tour through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry," perhaps the most picturesque locale in all of Ireland. Pass by the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, which are full of traditional colorful houses. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon. Perhaps, try the optional Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) excursion through the peaceful green countryside. Tonight, experience the optional Gaelic Roots Live Show,* an exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland*Available for mid Apr-mid Oct 2019 departures only
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Optional: Gaelic Roots Live Show (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal Showroom
This morning drive through the scenic south of Ireland to visit the 15th-century Blarney Castle, where you will have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Enjoy some free time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills before stopping at the world-famous Waterford Crystal showroom* for a factory tour to see the collection of exquisite glassware in its city of origin
Overnight: Waterford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Kilkenny En Route to Dublin
Today, head for Kilkenny, a small city located on the banks of the River Nore. Enjoy the sights of this historic town, and view the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. This afternoon, return to Dublin for a Farewell Dinner and lively traditional entertainment
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Full Day in Dublin
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Dublin independently. In the morning, perhaps join the optional EPIC Ireland with lunch. This interactive experience will take you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration, from early times to the modern day. Afterward, attend a genealogy and Irish history talk, followed by lunch. Spend time visiting famous sites throughout the city, including Dublin Castle and the National Gallery, where both Irish and European pieces of art are beautifully displayed. Perhaps purchase some souvenirs on Grafton Street, the city's stylish and popular shopping area. In the evening, stop by one of the lively pubs in the Temple Bar district beside the River Liffey
Optional: EPIC Ireland with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • 3 nights Dublin or Dublin Area
  • 2 nights Galway
  • 2 nights Killarney
  • 1 night Waterford
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Visit Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells
  • Tour Kylemore Abbey, in the heart of the Connemara National Park
  • View the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock
  • Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life
  • View the Ring of Kerry, the mythical & unspoiled region in Ireland
  • Visit the 15th century Blarney Castle with a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy a tour of the world-famous Waterford Crystal Factory
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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    Accommodations

    Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
    This first class hotel is a short walk away from the RDS Main Arena.

    The Galmont
    This first class hotel is located on the waterfront of Lough Atalia in Galway.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Randles Hotel
    This first class hotel offers luxury accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located just a five minute walk from the town centre.

    Randles Hotel
    This first class hotel offers luxury accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located just a five minute walk from the town centre.

    Randles Hotel
    This first class hotel offers luxury accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located just a five minute walk from the town centre.

    Dooley's
    This tourist class hotel is situated on The Quay in Waterford City, which is known for its exquisite crystal.

    Mespil Hotel
    This first class hotel offers a peaceful location in Georgian Dublin overlooking the Grand Canal.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: Are you on a bus or in a van? how many people are on a tour?

    This vacation will be on a tour coach. The average guest count on a Gate 1 vacation is 38 to 44 passengers.

    Question: Can I add 2 prenights?

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

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    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.

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    Ratings based off 20 reviews . Currently showing 5 reviews with comments only.
    By michele c on Sep 16, 2019

    Martina, was a fabulous guide. provided great insight to country history and locations visited.

    By Lynne M on Aug 25, 2019

    It was fast moving but did everything and more. Lenny tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun. Ran a tight ship but kept everyone focused on what each day activities. Lenny spent so much time preparing and ensuring that our special trip was more then we expected. He is a wealth of information and Gate 1 are very lucky to have him. Best tour ever!

    By Kathleen S on Aug 19, 2019

    I want to complement our wonderful tour guide. Her name is Martina. She was so interesting and told us all about Ireland, the country and all its people. She ran everything so well and made sure that we were all taken care of so well. She was so good at getting to know everyones names and where everyone was from. I would love to have her for any tour I take with Gate 1. Also our driver was Mike. I do not know his last name but he was wonderful. He is an unbelievable driver on those terrible narrow roads. We always felt we were in very capable hands. These two are both wonderful people and I would travel with them again anywhere.

    By Carol K on May 19, 2019

    Very pleased with Gate 1 tour

    By Joanne C on May 06, 2019

    We would have appreciated more local guides with more explanations of the historical background of the sites visited.


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