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    9 Day Classic Ireland
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Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 5 PM, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Dublin City Tour, Travel to Galway
This morning's sightseeing includes a panoramic tour of Dublin including a visit to Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells. View St. Stephen's Green, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. After time for lunch on your own, continue westward to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition and a cultural center for the west of Ireland. Stop at Galway Cathedral and then continue to see the medieval city walls and colorful streets between the River Corrib and Eyre Square. Enjoy free time for a stroll in this bohemian town
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Connemara Excursion
Today, take a full day excursion into the Irish countryside. Travel west for a visit to the neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey in the heart of Connemara National Park. There, admire the lakes, mountains, and calm shades of green for which Ireland is renowned
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Killarney
Begin with a drive south from Galway Bay through the rugged plateau known as the Burren and view the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that towers some 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Next, visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life around the turn of the century. A drive through the pretty town of Adare brings you at last to scenic Killarney. Tonight, experience the optional Gaelic Roots Live Show,* an exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland*Available for mid Apr-mid Oct departures only
Optional: Gaelic Roots Live Show (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Ring of Kerry Tour
Today's sightseeing begins with a tour through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry," perhaps the most picturesque locale in all of Ireland. Pass by the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, which are full of traditional colorful houses. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon. Perhaps, try the optional Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) excursion through the peaceful green countryside
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal Showroom
This morning drive through the scenic south of Ireland to visit the 15th-century Blarney Castle, where you will have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Spend some free time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills before stopping at the world-famous Waterford Crystal showroom* for a factory tour to see the collection of exquisite glassware in its city of origin*For Oct 17 and Oct 24 departures, the Waterford Crystal Factory tour will be replaced with Waterford walking tour.
Overnight: Waterford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Kilkenny en Route to Dublin
Today, head for Kilkenny, a small city located on the banks of the River Nore. Enjoy the sights of this historic town, and view the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. This afternoon, return to Dublin for a Farewell Dinner and lively traditional entertainment
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Dublin
  • 2 nights Galway
  • 2 nights Killarney
  • 1 night Waterford
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

  • Special Features

  • Visit Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells
  • Tour Kylemore Abbey, in the heart of the Connemara National Park
  • View the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock
  • Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life
  • View the Ring of Kerry, the mythical & unspoiled region in Ireland
  • Visit the 15th century Blarney Castle with a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy a tour of the world-famous Waterford Crystal Factory
  • Farewell Dinner with traditional Irish Entertainment
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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    Accommodations

    Mespil Hotel
    This first class hotel offers a peaceful location in Georgian Dublin overlooking the Grand Canal.

    Ardilaun Hotel
    This first class hotel is ideally located on beautiful landscaped grounds just 1 mile from the Galway City Centre and the Galway Bay at Salthill.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Dromhall Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

    Randles Hotel
    This first class hotel offers luxury accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located just a five minute walk from the town centre.

    Randles Hotel
    This first class hotel offers luxury accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located just a five minute walk from the town centre.

    Randles Hotel
    This first class hotel offers luxury accommodation in Killarney and is ideally located just a five minute walk from the town centre.

    Dooley's
    This tourist class hotel is situated on The Quay in Waterford City, which is known for its exquisite crystal.

    The Gibson Hotel
    This first class hotel is located across from Dublin's 3Arena, with views of Dublin Port.

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    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Gate1 Tours Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.3
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    4.4
    Professional Staff
    4.5
    Repeat with Operator
    4.4
    Value for Money
    4.2

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    Overall, the trip was exceptional. The tour guide Riccardo was outstanding...very friendly, caring and knowledgeable about the areas visiting. The accommodations in Bari and Napoli were disappointing. In Bari, the room at Grande Albergo delle Nazario was extremely small which made it difficult to manage suitcases for 2 people. In Napoli, the room at Hotel Royal Continental certainly needed updating. The overall appearance of the room looked worn and a little shabby. However, the condition of these 2 rooms did not affect the great time we had. Will definitely travel with Gate 1 again.

    Awesome experience... knowledgeable and helpful tour guide (Hend), as well as all other employees.

    As always, everything went very smoothly.

    This trip was fantastic. It was packed with lots of activities and places to see. Unfortunately, weather plays a big role in what you see and don't see. We weren't able to visit Robben Island due to choppy water and couldn't see much of Victoria Falls due to rain/fog. But I'm not complaining, that's just how things go. Other than that, the itinerary was very fast paced and we got to see a lot, which was desired. The tour was very organized and our group leader, Ahmet, was very knowledgable of the places we visited. I would recommend the game drive in Botswana over the game drive in South Africa. The food and drink was quite good from the included meals. Ahmet did his best to accomodate everyone. I'd recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see as much as possible in such a short time frame. The schedule is strict but well worth the sights.

    Wonderful experience, with well informed tour managers. Everything went according to plan, no big surprises or changes on this trip. Good job.

    My group and I had a wonderful time visiting Iceland, none of us wanted to leave. The hotel, although basic, was clean and very comfortable. The sights and excursions were breathtaking. Tour guides were pleasant and knowledgeable.

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    We had a wonderful trip and we especially appreciated our tour guide in Vietnam, Tom. We're now looking into booking another trip with Gate1

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    Gate 1 did a wonderful job of planning all the details so we could enjoy our experience. Well worth the money.

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