Introduction To Ireland 2015

Introduction To Ireland 2015


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This vacation is ideal for first-time visitors to the Emerald Isle who have limited time. Begin in Dublin with an overnight and an orientation drive that includes O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Heading west, stop in Kildare at the Irish National Stud, in St. Patrick’s Cashel, and in Tipperary, made famous in the wartime marching song. On to Limerick for an orientation drive, then stop in Ennis for two nights. From here, an included excursion showcases stunning views from the Cliffs of Moher. Also enjoy Irish hospitality at Rathbaun Farm, where you’ll see a farmer shear a sheep and use a sheep dog to maneuver his flock. Enjoy a traditional tea in the 150-year-old thatched farmhouse. Next, ferry across the Shannon estuary and travel around the famed Ring of Kerry. Spend the night in Killarney and stop in Blarney, famous for its magical Kissing Stone. In Waterford, visit the House of Waterford Crystal, and enjoy an Irish coffee demonstration, see Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill at Avoca, cross through the Wicklow Mountains, and take a guided tour of St. Kevin’s 6th-century Centre of Irish Christianity in Glendalough. Return to Dublin for the conclusion of your Irish journey.

Day 1: Arrive in Dublin, Ireland.
Céad míle fáilte! A hundred-thousand welcomes! 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, elegant Georgian squares, and past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)


Day 2: Dublin–Kildare–Cashel–Limerick–Ennis.
Horse-racing country this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Lots more to see: the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached; Tipperary, made famous in a wartime marching song; and Limerick, where an orientation drive acquaints you with St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691. Tonight’s suggestion for a very special night out: attend an optional banquet at Bunratty Castle. (B)

Day 3: Ennis. West Coast Excursion.
Your day excursion along Ireland’s spectacular Atlantic coastline begins with a drive to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. A scenic route across the limestone plateau of The Burren takes you to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. This afternoon, a special treat: at RATHBAUN FARM, watch the farmer shear a sheep and maneuver a flock with the help of a sheep dog. Then, enjoy
a [LF] TRADITIONAL TEA in the 150-year-old thatched farmhouse. (B)

Day 4: Ennis–Ring of Kerry–Killarney.
After a short drive via Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer, cross the Shannon estuary by FERRY. Continue on to Killorglin on Dingle Bay to join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take your photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View, then spend the night in the popular resort of Killarney. (B,D)

Day 5: Killarney–Blarney–Waterford.
Across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, and look forward to a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. After dinner this evening, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION. (B,D)

Day 6: Waterford–Avoca–Glendalough–Dublin.
An exciting agenda today: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland’s oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca, where you watch the WEAVERS at work; the Wicklow Mountains; and GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then let your Local Guide show you the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter. (B)

Day 7: Dublin.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
DUBLIN
Orientation drive; welcome dinner

KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud

ROCK OF CASHEL
Take photographs of this famous landmark

LIMERICK
Orientation drive

CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views

GALWAY
Orientation

RATHBAUN FARM
[LF] Visit and Afternoon Tea

KILLIMER–TARBERT
Cross the Shannon estuary by ferry

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

WATERFORD
Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

AVOCA
[LF] Guided tour of the handweaving mill

GLENDALOUGH
Guided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish Christianity

MEALS
Full Irish breakfast; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; ferry across the Shannon estuary. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Dublin: The Spencer
The Clarion Hotel IFSC Dublin City is a modern 4 star hotel located in the heart of Downtown Dublin overlooking the River Liffey. All 165 air-conditioned rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi access, interactive TV, Nespresso Coffee Machine, tea & coffee making facilities and iPod Docking station. Excise Grill is the perfect choice for pre theatre when planning a visit to Dublin's O2, Bord Gais Energy Theatre or Aviva Stadium or choose from the Chefs menu or a la carte which offers only the finest locally sourced ingredients. For a more casual experience Kudos Bar brings you Asian/Thai dishes and speciality beers and cocktails. Sanovitae Health & Fitness Club boasts an 18-meter swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and gym, as well as the French Beauty Day Spa.
Address:
Excise Walk, IFSC
Dublin 1 , Ireland
Ennis: Temple Gate Hotel
This Ennis Hotel rests on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating and eventful history. Prior to its conversion to a convent, the original houses, Row House and Lifford House was the property of Charles O'Connell, cousin of Daniel O'Connell. He was a frequent visitor to the area particularly in the years 1827 - 1829 when planning his election campaign. The Sisters of Mercy moved from the Ennis Convent in 1995 to new premises nearby.
Address:
The Square
Ennis-Co.Clare , Ireland
Killarney: Killarney Avenue Hotel
Step into the old world charm of the Killarney Avenue Hotel located in the heart of downtown Killarney.
Address:
East Avenue Road
Killarney-Co.Kerry , Ireland
Waterford: Granville Hotel
Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford's mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.
Address:
The Quay
Waterford , Ireland
Dublin: Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
Towering elegantly over one of Dublin's oldest addresses, the 4 Star Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Hotel is perfectly positioned on the most accessible edge of the city center: close enough to be there within minutes - yet peacefully removed.
Address:
Inchicore Road
Dublin 8 , Ireland

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$254

Triple room reduction per person:
$23

Extra nights per person in Dublin:
in single room $175, in twin $120, in triple $116

2016 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2015.

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