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2020 Independent Elegant Ireland - 10 Days/9 Nights

2020 Independent Elegant Ireland - 10 Days/9 Nights


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: VACATION STARTS IN DUBLIN
Arrive at Dublin Airport and continue into the city. Your day is free to explore independently. Use your prepaid vouchers for an open-top bus tour of central Dublin or visit one of Dublin’s prime attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, Epic Ireland or General Post Office Museum.

Day 2: CLONMACNOISE MONASTIC SITE & GALWAY
Take a taxi with your included voucher to pick up your car. Journey across the rolling pastures to visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 544 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Take a walking tour of Galway with a local guide. See the Claddagh, once a fishing village, where the famous ring originated. (B)

Day 3: LOUGH CORRIB CRUISE & CONNEMARA
Embark for a cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the scenery and sip an Irish coffee while enjoying an Irish dancing demonstration. Drive through scenic Connemara. At Kylemore Abbey, visit elegant rooms and the charming lakeside church. Enjoy lunch and more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore (B)

Day 4: CLIFFS OF MOHER & ENNIS
Watch trained dogs herd sheep and enjoy tea and homemade scones. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a walking tour of Ennis, dating back to the 11th century, with narrow streets and quaint shops. (B)

Day 5: FOYNES FLYING BOAT & MARITIME MUSEUM & KILLARNEY
Cross the River Shannon Estuary on a short ferry and drive along the shore to Foynes to visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Stop in Listowel to explore and lunch on your own before heading to picturesque Killarney. (B)

Day 6: DINGLE PENINSULA & GALLARUS ORATORY
Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and rocky headlands. Visit Gallarus Oratory, a stone chapel that was also a shelter for pilgrims. Stop in Dingle to explore and have lunch on your own. Return to your hotel in Killarney (B)

Day 7: KILLARNEY’S JAUNTING CAR & CORK COASTLINE
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane. Stop at Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate to admire the unspoiled scenery. Drive to Kenmare to have lunch and explore on your own. Continue along the County Cork coast and through Bantry and Skibbereen before arriving in Rosscarbery (B)

Day 8: Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale
Travel along the West Cork coast to view Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240, with picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Head to Kinsale, renowned since medieval times for seafaring trade. Join a local guide at the star-shaped Charles Fort before taking a gentle stroll through town. (B)

Day 9: BLARNEY STONE & DUNBOYNE CASTLE
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a stroll through the castle grounds. Shop for quality Irish-made products at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Arrive at your luxurious castle hotel near Dublin. (B)

Day 10: TOUR ENDS AT DUNBOYNE CASTLE
Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast  >

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Accommodations

Package: Independent Elegant Ireland - 10 day/9 nights land package

Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel - Dublin
This gorgeous hotel is located on a sprawling estate dating back to 1750. The accommodation is a sum...

Salthill Hotel
Modern amenities, a spectacular setting and luxurious interiors combine with traditional Irish hospi...

Salthill Hotel
Modern amenities, a spectacular setting and luxurious interiors combine with traditional Irish hospi...

Old Ground Hotel
A long-established, traditional hotel where the warmth of a country house blends with the style of a...

Aghadoe Heights Hotel
A 5-star luxury resort, this hotel is both beautiful and relaxing. There are many room options, some...

Aghadoe Heights Hotel
A 5-star luxury resort, this hotel is both beautiful and relaxing. There are many room options, some...

Maritime Hotel
This hotel offers over 100 designer bedrooms, many offering sea views and balconies, while others ov...

Dunboyne Castle Hotel
This 18th-century mansion has been lovingly restored and carefully expanded to create a spacious, mo...

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Questions & Answers

Question: If this is an independent tour where are we supposed to find these people for our tours.

This is actually a self-drive independent tour. You will drive from city to city in your rented car in Ireland. Activities listed are suggestions not inclusions. They will provide you with an Ireland Insight Guide (a tour book with maps and suggested excursions).

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.

CIE Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.1
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 1962 reviews about CIE Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

The trip was wonderful. This is our second CIE tour and totally enjoyed both and highly recommend.

Fantastic trip, more than I was expecting.

We greatly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary covered a lot of fabulous places to see, the accommodations were excellent, and the tour guide/coach driver was very entertaining and informative. We will definitely consider CIE and Affordable Tours in booking our next vacation. Thanks!

I expected more hands on guidance in the choice of pubs, more going as a group. However I liked very much our driver/guide, Matt Nolan. His manner was very pleasant, his introductions to the areas we visited and history talks were just enough, and he was skilled driver on the narrow roads. Time on the bus was calm and quiet which seemed to suit us. He managed all the travel details professionally.

Great tour, Highly recommended!

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful accommodations, very interactive experience with the tour stops.

Wonderful experience, we are looking forward to booking another tour.

Price very reasonable. Nice accommodations. Great tours and good amount of free time.

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

I would highly recommend CIE Tours. The tour, accommodations and food were excellent. Our driver, David, was the best!

2nd trip with CIE. both were up to expectations. good drivers and guides. good selection of places to tour.

This was a great tour with lots of included activities. CIE was very accommodating and helpful.

CIE is a very solid tour company. This was our third trip with CIE and we have toured with five other companies, all well known. CIE is not the cheapest, but the quality is excellent and there are no optional excursions. Everything is included in the price. This means they stick to popular tour options. Optional excursions offer the chance to customize the tour or to opt out of some selections. There were no CIE scheduled attractions that we would have left out. Service and organization were very sound as always.

Our driver/ guide, Murt, made the whole experience very enjoyable. He had a great sense of humor, provided interesting stories & historical events and gave us the best amount of time each day to see all the events on our schedule.

CIE was great. Tour Director was wonderful.


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