Irish Pub Tour 8 Nights

This 8 or 9 day Tour gives you the opportunity to visit some of the nicest traditional Irish pubs in the country, whilst also learning about the traditions and tales that make Irish culture so unique.

This 8 or 9 day Tour gives you the opportunity to visit some of the nicest traditional Irish pubs in the country, whilst also learning about the traditions and tales that make Irish culture so unique. This tour will take you across the country as you visit Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney and Westport as you make memories that will last a lifetime. This tour also has some excellent pre-planned activities such as Storytelling in the Brazen Head, Dublin's oldest pub as well as visits to the Guinness Storehouse and Teeling's whiskey distillery!

Included in this tour:
  • Roundtrip Group transfers when you book our flights ($30 fee for transfers on Land-only bookings)
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 7 or 8 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1 (B)
  • 5 dinners (D) including:
    - Food, Folk and Fairies dinner/show at the Brazen Head Pub
    - 3 table d'hote dinners
    - Kate Kearney's Cottage Irish night
  • 2 Lunches (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Tours with tastings at Teeling Distillery and Smithwick's Brewery
  • Tour and a pint at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Walking tours of Killarney's Medieval Mile and Galway
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Day tour to Achill Island
  • Cliffs of Moher boat trip
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Book of Kells or General Post Office (9-day tour only)
  • Visits and admissions to Glasnevin Museum, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills and Westport House. 
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access in coaches and in lobbies

(Please note prices are based on a 8 day tour).

Overnights for this tour:

  • Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin (Saturday departures) or Croke Park Hotel Dublin (Wednesday departures) (1 night)
  • Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny (1 night)
  • International Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Wyatt Hotel, Westport (2 nights)
  • Ashling Hotel, Dublin (1 or 2 nights depending on whether you are on the 8 or 9 day tour). 
Currency:
Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

Day 1: Dublin & The Guinness Storehouse

Welcome! On arrival in Dublin you can check into your hotel, then the adventuring starts at 2pm, when all participants meet in the hotel lobby for a guided tour of Dublin. Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and the GPO. Next up you head to the Guinness Storehouse, home of Ireland’s famous "black beer". Try a cold pint of the stuff while overlooking Dublin from the rooftop bar. You have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city, until dinner!

Day 2: Glasnevin Museum and Medieval Kilkenny walk Before leaving Dublin You’ll get to visit Glasnevin Museum, Irelands national Necropolis, where Michael Collins, Daniel O'Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell were laid to rest. Leaving the capital you head towards County Kilkenny, where you can check into your next hotel. Kilkenny has a rich medieval history, which you'll learn all about on your walking tour of the town. Visit Smithwick’s Brewery and enjoy some free time before Dinner.

Day 3: Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle 

You start your day today by visiting the House of Waterford Crystal, where you can learn about how the beautiful glass masterpieces were created. Next you head to Cobh, via Dungarvan, Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic, before it set off on its maiden and final voyage. Continuing south, you head to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney stone and visit the woollen mills. You'll be passing through Macroom next, a town built around a castle! Finally you arrive in County Kerry and shortly after that, the town of Killarney, a picturesque, lakeside town, jam-packed with culture and atmosphere. Once checked into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing meal and if in the mood, venture out to explore Killarney's nightlife.

Day 4: Dingle Peninsula & Kate Kearney's Cottage Dinner

Today you visit the epic Dingle Peninsula, driving to Slea Head, the westernmost part of the Peninsula you can see some incredible views of the Atlantic. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the history of Blasket Islands, which until 1953 were inhabited by farming and fishing families! Visit the South Pole Inn at the village of Annascaul, where local legend Tom Crean set up his themed Pub. Meet a farmer who has sheepdogs trained to herd flocks before heading back to Dingle to grab a bite to eat. In the evening you drive to Kate Kearney's Cottage, for traditional Irish food and entertainment!

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher and Aillwee Caves

Cross the Shannon estuary by ferry you reach County Clare, following the coast you'll eventually reach the coastal town of Doolin. From here you can take a boat trip to see the epic Cliffs of Moher from below. Next up you head to Aillwee Caves, where you can follow underground caverns, rivers and waterfalls! Travelling south you'll reach the village of Spanish Point, named such due to the many ships of the Spanish Armada that were wrecked there. Make sure to check out some of the villages lively traditional pubs before or after Dinner.

Day 6: Galway & Westport House

Driving along the Galway shore, you can take in the beautiful scenery of Galway Bay before heading in to explore the city!  Continuing on to Connemara, with its beautiful countryside, hills and lakes, you're guaranteed some incredible pictures! Next stop is the village of Leenane where the movie "The Field" was filmed. On to Westport next a pretty estate town dating to 1780 with lots of traditionally styled pubs and restaurants! Enjoy a tour of the stately Westport House, an 18th Century mansion, set in a picturesque estate that has overlooking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Clew Bay! Make sure to take in the history in some of the priceless painting s and artefacts the house contains.

Day 7: Teeling Distillery & 12th Century Brazen Head Pub

Leaving the West coast you head through the centre of Ireland back to the Capital. Here you'll visit Teeling Distillery, the newest distillery in Dublin and try its aged whiskey. Later that evening, it’s off to the Brazen Head Pub for a night of "food, folk and fairies" where you can listen to traditional Irish myths and legends over dinner!

Day 8: Departure from Dublin

After breakfast, its goodbye for now!

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Irish Pub Tour 8 Nights

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