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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Panoramic Tour | Welcome Drink & Dinner
Tour starts 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin, a friendly city famed for its wit and sense of fun. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group at The Church Café Bar and Restaurant; this converted building is where brewer Arthur Guinness was married, playwright Sean O’Casey was baptized, and where Handel practiced the organ before the first-ever public performance of his “Messiah” in 1742. (D)

Day 2: Kilkenny | Smithwick’s Experience
Head to the small, historic city of Kilkenny for a guided walking tour along its Medieval Mile to experience its rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and well-preserved merchants’ houses. Stop at one of its classic pubs. Smell the hops and enjoy a sample on a tour of Smithwick’s Experience, telling the story of the popular brewery in the heart of the city since 1710. Spend some free time browsing in charming Kilkenny before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3: Blarney Castle | Marine Bar | Killarney
Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the “Gift of the Gab” or explore the beautiful gardens. Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney – a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century - where you will have free time after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music. (B, D)

Day 4: Dingle Peninsula | Celtic Whiskey Bar Experience
Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an early explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole and opened the pub in 1927 after his return to Ireland. Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional farming life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding. Enjoy some free time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner. (B, D)

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher | Galway | O'Connors Pub Storytelling
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. In the evening, have an early dinne rat your hotel, then head out for a CIE Tours Exclusive: Private early access for a special evening of storytelling and traditional music by the turf fire at O’Connors Famous Pub in Salthill. (B, D)

Day 6: Sean’s Bar | Lough Lee Cruise
Spend a leisurely morning and lunchtime exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. In Athlone, enjoy your choice of Irish coffee, whiskey or beer as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking longship. Then head to Sean’s Bar in Athlone for a CIE Tours Exclusive. Sean’s Bar is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it’s the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub’s rich history. Enjoy dinner in your Athlone hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 7: Guinness Storehouse | Irish Whiskey Museum
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city - one of Ireland’s most popular attractions –and enjoy a sample of Ireland’s iconic brew as you enjoy the panoramic view from the seventh-floor Gravity Bar. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum, where you will take a short private tour and savor a tasting. In a CIE Tours Exclusive, you'll enjoy a special after-hours experience with an information dinner and music from a traditional band - and they'll provide instruments so you can learn to play along. (B)

Day 8: Independent Tour in Dublin
Spend the day independently on the Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, plus your choice of a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, GPO Witness History, or Trinity College and the Book of Kells. (B)

Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >

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Accommodations

Package: The Irish Pub Tour - 9 days/8 Nights land tour

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House offers guests excellent comfort in the heart of the city cente...

The Croke Park Hotel
This modern hotel offers 232 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, all offering a tranquil environmen...

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
This hotel is centrally located beside Kilkenny Castle and within walking distance of the historic c...

International Hotel
The International Hotel is a historic building built in the mid-1800s, and is located close to Killa...

International Hotel
The International Hotel is a historic building built in the mid-1800s, and is located close to Killa...

Galway Bay Hotel
In this stylish hotel, all the rooms are designed to ensure warmth and comfort, with elegant furnish...

Sheraton Athlone Hotel
This contemporary hotel offers an excellent haven in Athlone with spacious public rooms, including L...

Ashling Hotel
This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, mod...

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
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Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
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Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
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Ratings based off 8 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

Amazing value and excellent accommodations consistent with daily tour itinerary following theme of tour.

The tour director/bus driver was professional and welcoming to all the guests.

Very disappointed with what was called a pub tour. We only spent two nights dining in a pub with the group. Every other time we ate dinner at the hotel and went our own way afterwards. That was not the way a pub tour was described to me. I thought we would be doing more as a group and spend more time in pubs listening to music and having dinner there and mingling more with the local poeple, getting to know their culture. Very disappointed.

A wonderful tour! Great fun, excellent choice of activities, and for the most part, top notch accommodations and meals. I highly recommend this tour, and hope you get our awesome tour director, Johnny. His stories and jokes livened up our days! My only concern was that as Canadians, we didn't receive our tour packages in advance, so I felt less prepared than others ( ie backpack, tax card, etc) .

Tour and booking was great. Only problem is they should inform you of a time table before hand.

We took the Irish Pub Tour and it was FANTASTIC!!! We visited interesting places, saw some traditional tourist places and some cool, out of the way sites, and had a pint in some of the best bars in the world at the end of the day. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to enjoy Ireland and all the wonderful spirits produced there. Our bus driver was amazing - he was knowledgeable about Irish history and folklore, the sites and places we went to see, and was a wealth of information on where to get great food and drink in every town and city we visited. He was funny and helpful when needed, and he took care of everyone. We were on time for everything and enjoyed him tremendously. C.I.E. provided us with a great trip and I would definitely book with them again. I am already looking forward to my next trip to Ireland!


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