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2021 Taste of Ireland (Tour A) - 7 Days/6 Nights

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CIE
Days
7
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USD $1,495
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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Independent Sightseeing Dublin
    Your tour begins with a day of independent touring in Dublin. Take a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and enjoy a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Museum. Dine independently this evening.
  2. Day 2
    Dublin Panoramic Tour | Dublin Castle | The Merryplough Boy
    Enjoy the morning continuing to explore Dublin with the included vouchers. Meet your guide at
  3. Day 3
    Blarney Castle | Killarney
    Depart Dublin and travel through the agricultural midlands. Stop for photos of the stately ruins of the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue to Blarney Castle in Cork, where you can climb the steep, winding staircase to kiss the legendary stone that promises the gift of the gab, or wander through the beautiful gardens. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland's highest mountains, Macgillycuddy's Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Ring of Kerry | Skellig Experience | Sheepdog Demonstration
    Visit CIE Tours preferred shopping partner Moriarty's in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, before embarking on the famed Ring of Kerry scenic drive. The winding 100-mile route reveals breathtaking coastal and mountain views, with plenty of photo stops. Pause for a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant and then continue on to Valentia Island, where you'll visit the Skellig Experience, it tells the story of the neighboring island of Skellig Michael, which you'll see off the coast. Learn how early Christian monks lived there in austere conditions, and how the island was used as a location for the “Star Wars” films. Stop for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and at Moll's Gap for panoramic views of Ireland's highest mountains. Get a taste of farm life with a demonstration of a sheepdog herding flocks, a shearing demonstration (seasonal), 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)
  5. Day 5
    Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Banquet
    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, to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head out for a medieval-style feast of excellent traditional dishes. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.) (B,D)
  6. Day 6
    Galway | Dublin
    Drive north to Galway for a panoramic tour of the city with some free time on your own to explore. Travel across the country to Dublin. Spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experiencing one of Dublin's fine restaurants. (B)
  7. Day 7
    Tour Ends in Dublin
    Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

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Inclusions

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for CIE Tours

Before You Arrive

Because rules and guidelines vary from country to country and are continually changing, before you travel, we will provide you with the most up-to-date information to ensure you are informed about protocols in your destination.

Most airlines have announced new procedures including requiring flight attendants to wear masks, sanitizing all surfaces between flights and having seating configurations that allow for physical distancing. We recommend visiting your airline's website for specific information on their policies.

On the Road
  • For guests who elect to go on a group tour, the majority of our departures will be small groups, with a number of empty seats on coaches to allow guests to space out for a more comfortable experience. For those who prefer an even smaller group and more independence, we have an extensive offering of private driver and self-drive options. While specific protocols will vary from location to location, some general guidelines will be followed:
  • The interiors of our coaches will be sanitized daily, including regular cleaning of high-touch areas and surfaces. Scheduled stops will facilitate frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer will be available at all times.
  • At hotels, guest rooms will be disinfected thoroughly between stays and common areas such as lobbies, elevators, restaurants and fitness centers will be cleaned continuously throughout each day.
  • When visiting attractions, all appropriate local safety precautions will be followed, and guests may be rotated in smaller sub-groups when necessary.
  • Social distancing will be incorporated in some form in most activities and visits. Teams are working hard to make this as seamless as possible, ensuring your comfort and security.
Our Team

Our Tour Directors are not only local experts but are also trained to handle a variety of unexpected situations - including illnesses and emergencies. They will be thoroughly trained on enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures, and will ensure that guests know what to expect every step of the way. If any issues arise, we have systems and protocols in place and the Tours Directors also have extensive local support to assist.

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Accommodations

Package: Taste of Ireland (Tour A) - 7 days/6 Nights land tour (Includes pre & post nights)

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

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

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

Bunratty Castle Hotel
Nestled in the heart of the historic countryside of Bunratty, this hotel is an ideal base for visiti...

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

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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
3.8
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

Ratings based off 5 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

We found the value of the services exceeded the price.

We were very pleased with our experience. The only negative was when we reached Dublin, the man meeting us did not have our names on his list. However, when we showed him our confirmation, he was very accommodating. We had a small hitch with a name being mis-spelled, but it did not cause a problem. Hotels and meals were even better than expected, and our guide/bus driver, was outstanding. He gave personal attention to details, and showed a great sense of humor. The whole trip was an outstanding experience!

I was very satisfied with the tour of Ireland. The tour guide / driver was very knowledgeable and courteous and amenable. He went all out to make our tour a memorable one. I would definitely recommend Affordable Tours.com to my friends.

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