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A Week In... Ireland 2020

A Week In... Ireland 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

Tour Itinerary

Irish eyes are smiling at some of the Emerald Isle's most intriguing places, from sophisticated cities to small towns throughout the quintessential Irish countryside...Discover scenic wonders in the Burren, at the Cliffs of Moher and in the lush Wicklow Hills... stay in a majestic castle hotel and an elegant manor house steeped in history and countryside charms... tour, taste, dine, and dance... enjoy a private recital at a grand Cork cathedral... explore Glendalough with a local guide, visit Blarney Castle and earn the gift of gab... and discover all things Irish on a week well spent!

Day 1: Arrive Shannon

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Dromoland Castle. A transfer is included from Shannon Airport to Dromoland Castle, your royal home for two nights. Join us this evening for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner in the castle.


Meals: D

Day 2: Spirits Soar at the Cliffs of Moher

Make your way today through The Burren, an eerie landscape of limestone outcrops, en route to the Cliffs of Moher. Over five miles long and towering up to 660 feet, the cliffs reign unrivaled over the Atlantic Ocean coastline, offering amazing views. Sample a taste of country life during lunch in Ennis; return to Dromoland Castle for a day spent as you please.


Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Blarney Castle & a Concert in Cork

Your travels take you to County Cork today for a two-night stay in an elegant manor house hotel and an in-depth discovery of all things Irish – including a visit to legendary Blarney Castle; get ready to pucker up for the “gift of gab” if you climb its ramparts to kiss the magical stone. After time to explore Blarney's castle and village and enjoy lunch on your own, continue on to Cork and the Hayfield Manor Hotel, your stately home for the next two nights. This evening, you’re invited to a private recital at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral before returning for dinner at your hotel.


Meals: B, D

Day 4: Seaside Kinsale & Cork as your Please

This morning, head out from your manor house accommodations to coastal Kinsale, where you'll visit historic Charles Fort, one of the finest examples of a 17th-century fortification in Ireland; spend some time exploring and have lunch on your own in this lovely harborside village. Return to Cork for an afternoon spent exploring the city as you wish. Dinner tonight is à la carte at your leisure at one of the hotel's fine restaurants.


Meals: B, D

Day 5: Cook Up Some Fun & Irish Fare

Today you are in for a tasty treat! This morning, drive to Ballyknocken for a stop at the Ballyknocken Cookery School. Nestled between lush herb, vegetable and fruit gardens, Ballyknocken House and Cookery School is the fulfilled dream of Wicklow native and Irish celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio. Discover an infectious passion for good food (using fresh & quality ingredients) and develop new skills during a culinary experience with one of the school’s tutors. Drive to your hotel in Dublin and get ready for an Irish evening experience tonight.


Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: A Day of Dublin Delights

Experience an in-depth introduction to Dublin on a sightseeing tour that includes lively O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and beautiful parks. This afternoon, take some time to enjoy the city as you wish, perhaps wandering along eclectic Grafton Street, strolling along the River Liffey, exploring St. Stephen’s Green (on which your hotel is situated), or experiencing the grandeur of Merrion Square; laid back and laden with charm, Dublin is small, compact and made for walking. Have dinner on your own tonight; Dublin restaurants – of which there are many to choose from close to your hotel – and Irish cuisine have earned high marks on the European culinary scene.


Meals: B

Day 7: A Look at 10th-Century Glendalough

Extend your Ireland travel outside Dublin into the hills of Wicklow to the monastic settlement of Glendalough, founded in the 6th century, via Tauck’s scenic Yellow Roads. Most of the ruins and sites date from the 10th century and are remarkably preserved; see some of the most significant ones on a guided tour. Return to Dublin midday for more time to explore this legendary city at your leisure. Please join us tonight for a farewell reception followed by dinner at your stately hotel on St. Stephen's Green; your Irish eyes will be smiling as you celebrate the new friendships you've made and the fun you've had on the Emerald Isle!


Meals: B, D

Day 8: Journey home

Tour ends: Dublin. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection to Dublin Airport; allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.


Meals: B

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Inclusions

Irish eyes are smiling at some of the Emerald Isle's most intriguing places, from sophisticated cities to small towns throughout the quintessential Irish countryside...Discover scenic wonders in the Burren, at the Cliffs of Moher and in the lush Wicklow Hills... stay in a majestic castle hotel and an elegant manor house steeped in history and countryside charms... tour, taste, dine, and dance... enjoy a private recital at a grand Cork cathedral... explore Glendalough with a local guide, visit Blarney Castle and earn the gift of gab... and discover all things Irish on a week well spent!

  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS - Journey off the beaten path, from lunar-like landscapes of The Burren to the lush Wicklow Hills
  • Private recital at Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork
  • Two nights at Dromoland Castle, one of the world's most famous castle hotels
  • Guided visit through Glendalough to see the ruins of a 6th-century monastic settlement
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted

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Accommodations


Hayfield Manor Hotel
Dromoland Castle
The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection

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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.

Tauck Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

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