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2021 The Irish Pub Tour Self-Drive - 9 Days/8 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland , Ireland

  1. Day 1
    Dublin | Church Bar & Restaurant
    Welcome to Dublin, a city known for its lively pubs, the wit of its people and an unparalleled literary heritage.  Stroll the city as you wish today, seeing its fine Georgian architecture, the shopping along pedestrianized Grafton Street, Trinity College in the center of town.  This evening, enjoy dinner at The Church Bar & 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)
  2. Day 2
    Kilkenny | Smithwick's Experience
    Pick up your Hertz rental car and head to the small, historic city of Kilkenny. You might choose to stroll along its Medieval Mile to experience its rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and well-preserved merchants' houses. 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 in your hotel. (B, D)
  3. Day 3
    Blarney Castle | Killarney
    Travel on to visit Blarney Castle. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the 'Gift of the Gab' or simply explore the beautiful gardens.  Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney - a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century.  Have dinner in your hotel, and then perhaps venture out to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Dingle Peninsula | Celtic Whiskey Experience
    See some of the most dramatic scenery in Ireland today, as you explore the mountains and seascapes of County Kerry.  You may choose to visit Moriarty's at the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, before heading out to the Dingle Peninsula.  This beautiful region was made famous by films like 'Ryans Daughter' and 'Far and Away'.  Enjoy some time in the town of Dingle, a town renowned for its charm, you might see its friendly resident dolphin, Fungie in the harbor.  Alternatively, you might choose to drive the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's best known scenic drive.  In the evening head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing and dinner. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    Cliffs of Moher | Galway
    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.  Head to Galway and your hotel in the seaside suburb of Salthill.  Have dinner in your beachfront hotel, and then you might choose one of the lively pubs in Salthill or head into Galway city center. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Sean's Bar | Athlone
    Spend a leisurely morning exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. Venture to Athlone, and Sean's Bar the oldest bar in Ireland, dating back to 900 AD, it is also the oldest bar in Europe according to the Guinness Book of Records.  The sloped floors (often covered in sawdust), candlelight and turf fires pay nostalgic tribute to this pub's rich history.  Enjoy dinner in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  7. Day 7
    Guinness Storehouse | Dublin
    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 take in the panoramic views from the seventh floor Gravity Bar.  Dine independently this evening. (B)
  8. Day 8
     Sightseeing in Dublin
    Take a Hop On Hop Off bus tour, and see all the city's highlights with the freedom to stop off to explore further as you please.  Your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket also gives you admission to the Little Museum of Dublin, an old Georgian townhouse with a fantastic collection of 5,000 objects telling the story of the city. Plus you will also have a voucher to visit one of Dublin's top attractions. Choose from Teeling Distillery, the first new whiskey distillery to open in Dublin in 125 years, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, telling the story of the people who left Ireland and how they shaped the world (winner of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction in 2019), or the GPO Museum, innovatively detailing the fascinating story of the 1916 Rising, the pivotal event that led to Ireland's Independence.  Dine independently this evening. (B)
  9. Day 9
    Tour Ends in Dublin
    Your program ends after breakfast. Drive to the airport and drop off your rental car. (B)

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  • 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.
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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: The Irish Pub Tour Self-Drive - 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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CIE Tours Customer Reviews

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Accommodations
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Itinerary
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Professional Staff
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Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
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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.

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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