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2022 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle Self-Drive - 8 Days/7 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

Cities Visited

Dublin , Killarney , Limerick , Shannon , Waterford

  1. Day 1
    Limerick | King John's Castle | Medieval Castle Banquet
    Arrive at Shannon Airport and pick up your Hertz rental car. Head into Limerick city, where your hotel is on the banks of the River Shannon. Visit King John's Castle and immerse in 800 years of dramatic local history. This evening visit another authentic castle for a medieval style banquet. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Cliffs of Moher | Killarney
    Drive through the austere beauty of the Burren, with its unique limestone landscape formed over 300 million years ago, when the entire area was underwater. Look closely at this sensitive landscape - it's home to 1100 species of plants. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the cliffs for thrilling views. Travel on to the friendly town of Killarney, where there are plenty of shops and pubs to explore. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  3. Day 3
    Ring of Kerry | Jaunting Car Ride | Rozzers Restaurant
    Travel via jaunting car to Ross Castle & Killarney Estate. You might choose to visit Moriarty's, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe. Embark on Ireland's most popular scenic drive the Ring of Kerry. You will have plenty of photo stops along the route, which features some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery and some of the locations from the Star Wars films. Passing through Waterville and Sneem, stop at Molls Gap for views of the mountainous Macgillycuddy's Reeks. Return to Killarney for dinner at the award winning Rozzers Restaurant at Killeen House. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Blarney Castle | Cobh Heritage Centre
    Visit the famous Blarney Castle and climb the winding steps to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to the Cobh Heritage Centre where you can trace your ancestors, learn more about the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania, or immerse yourself in the history of Irish emigrants. Relax as you follow the coastal route to Waterford, where you will dine in your hotel this evening. Explore the rich Viking and medieval heritage of this port city, the oldest in Ireland. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    House of Waterford Crystal | Glendalough
    Watch skilled artisans create sparkling masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Travel through the stunning scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland's most beautiful destinations. There you'll explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue on to your hotel in Dublin. This evening dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour 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 have a voucher to admit you to one of Dublin's top attractions. Choose from the Guinness Storehouse, a seven storey attraction telling the story of Dublin's iconic brew, complete with a pint at the Gravity Bar on the top floor, Teeling Distillery, the first new whiskey distillery to open in Dublin in 125 years, EPIC The Irish Emmigration 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. (B)
  7. Day 7
    Irish National Stud & Gardens | Dromoland Castle Hotel
    Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you'll see impeccably-bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra's Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Travel to the majestic and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairy-tale castle. Savor a delicious dinner in the oak-panelled dining room. (B, D)
  8. Day 8
    Tour Ends in Dromoland
    Your tour ends after breakfast. Drive to Shannon Airport and drop off your rental car. (B)

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Health 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: Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle Self-Drive - 8 Days/7 Nights land tour

Clayton Limerick Hotel
With views from the beautiful location on the River Shannon waterfront in Limerick City Center, Clay...

The Brehon Hotel
This contemporary hotel is home to the award-winning Danú Restaurant and Brehon Bar. With your every...

The Brehon Hotel
This contemporary hotel is home to the award-winning Danú Restaurant and Brehon Bar. With your every...

Granville Hotel
This family-run hotel is one of Ireland's oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world...

The Davenport Hotel
This hotel boasts a historic facade that dates back to 1863 and the hotel exudes a discreet combinat...

Dromoland Castle Hotel
One of Ireland's premier hotels, this castle property offers guests every imaginable facility and co...

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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.

CIE Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.1
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

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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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