2017 Taste of Ireland (Tour D)- 6 Days/5 Nights

2017 Taste of Ireland (Tour D)- 6 Days/5 Nights


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Welcome to Dublin! Your tour starts at 2:00 pm from the hotel lobby when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing. (D)

Day 2: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking sights of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as coastal views of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant continue your scenic drive. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for “Star Wars VII” movie. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly-painted houses and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town. (B, L)

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages. (B, D)

Day 5: Dublin Extension via Galway
Drive north to Galway city for a panoramic tour and take some time to look around the city before traveling out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal where the locals still speak the Irish language. Then drive across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how locally-quarried marble is made into attractive products and enjoy tea and scones. Travel across the country to Dublin and check in to a different hotel. This evening you are free to spend the final night of your tour exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experience one of Dublin’s fine restaurants. (B)

Day 6: Depart from Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast today. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner CIE Tours reserves the right to substitute visits, entertainment and other features when cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control. (March 14, 2016)  >

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Inclusions

Dublin's Merry Ploughboy Pub Dinner/Show

Dublin's Merry Ploughboy Pub Dinner/Show
Enjoy the very best of fresh Irish food followed by entertainment with one of Ireland's leading
traditional Irish music groups, The Merry Ploughboys, and Irish dancing. From start to finish,
this is a show based on fantastic interaction between the performers and the audience.


Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
The evening begins with a mead reception in the Great Hall of the 15th century castle,
followed by a four-course meal with wines. Entertainment is provided by the world renowned
Bunratty Castle Entertainers accompanied by harp and violin.


Sheepdog Trials

Sheepdog Trials
Sheep farming is an important part of country life and watch a farmer with his working dogs control a flock of sheep. See how agile dogs obey various commands to round up sheep, especially useful in

mountainous regions.


Kiss The Blarney Stone

Kiss The Blarney Stone
Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy,
this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarney
to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one of Ireland’s
greatest treasures.


Ring of Kerry Tour

Ring of Kerry Tour
One of Ireland’s most popular circular drives around the Iveragh Peninsula, starting and ending in
Killarney. The 100-mile route of ever-changing scenery of mountains and shoreline combined with
varying weather conditions ensures splendid views.


Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher
One of Ireland's top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extend
for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien's
Tower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara.
The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds.



Hotels:
Superior & First Class

IE-DUB-BHB
Dublin (1 night)
IE-KER-KTH
Killarney (2 nights)
IE-CLA-BCA
Bunratty (1 night)
IE-DUB-APL
Dublin (1 night)



Tour Includes:

Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional driver/guide
5 nights in hotels listed
Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
3 dinners (D) including

-  Dinner and traditional show in Dublin

-  Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

-  1 table d’hote dinner in Killarney
1 lunch (L)
Welcome get-together drink
Tour of Dublin with a local guide
Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
Ferry ride across the River Shannon
Tour of Galway
Tea and scones at Connemara Marble Factory
Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
Audio headsets and group photo
Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Additional Packages Available
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  • Taste of Ireland (Tour D) - 6 days/5 Nights land tour (Includes post night)
  • Taste of Ireland (Tour D) - 6 days/5 Nights land tour (Includes post night)
  • Taste of Ireland (Tour D) - 6 days/5 Nights land tour (Includes post night)
  • Taste of Ireland (Tour D) - 6 days/5 Nights land tour (Includes post night)
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    Accommodations

    Package: Taste of Ireland (Tour D) - 6 days/5 Nights land tour (Includes post night)

    Bunratty Castle Hotel
    This hotel is named for the famous Bunratty Castle, just across the road. Originally a Georgian mans...

    Academy Plaza Hotel
    This modern and centrally-located hotel offers 285 rooms of several types. All public areas are spac...

    Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
    This hotel was once a Masonic School and still retains many striking original features to give it a ...

    Killarney Towers Hotel
    This modern hotel provides guests with 182 rooms that are comfortable and include satellite TV and v...

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