TASTE OF IRELAND
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Catch the highlights of Ireland on an escorted bus tour taking in Dublin, Blarney, Killarney and the Cliffs of Moher in 6 days. Visit historic Dublin Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and see the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Traditional Irish music and dance as well as a medieval banquet will give you a taste of Ireland and whet your appetite for a return visit!
If you're looking for a shorter vacation, our Taste of Ireland Tour comes in 5, 6 and 7 day variations and includes some of Irelands most popular attractions!
On this tour you can see the incredible Ring of Kerry, Kiss the Blarney stone and view the daunting Cliffs of Moher. Also included is a medieval banquet and dinner show, two dining experiences not easily forgotten!
There’s also the option to add a couple of extra nights, for more time in the capital, Dublin and the restored Castle and grounds at Bunratty!
Overnights for the 6 day tour:
(Please note prices are based on a 5 day tour).
Day 1: Arrive Dublin & City Sightseeing
Welcome to Dublin! Today you can explore Dublin independently using your open-top hop-on-hop-off bus tour voucher to visit one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum. Dine independently this evening.
Day 2: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Enjoy the morning exploring Dublin with the included vouchers. Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in the hotel lobby when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; rows of Georgian houses with colorfully painted doorways; and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.
Day 3: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant you’ll continue your scenic drive. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for the film “Star Wars VII.” Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town.
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful historic setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages.
Day 6: Tour Ends in Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
|Tour Start Date in Ireland.||Tour End Date in Ireland||Land price Twin Sharing||Guaranteed Departure|
|Wed 3 Jun 2020||Mon 8 Jun 2020||$1,819||Available|
|Sun 7 Jun 2020||Fri 12 Jun 2020||$1,819||Available|
|Wed 10 Jun 2020||Mon 15 Jun 2020||$1,819||Available|
|Fri 12 Jun 2020||Wed 17 Jun 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Sun 14 Jun 2020||Fri 19 Jun 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Fri 19 Jun 2020||Wed 24 Jun 2020||$1,799||Available|
|Wed 24 Jun 2020||Mon 29 Jun 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Fri 26 Jun 2020||Wed 1 Jul 2020||$1,749||Please Call|
|Sun 28 Jun 2020||Fri 3 Jul 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Sun 5 Jul 2020||Fri 10 Jul 2020||$1,819||Available|
|Wed 8 Jul 2020||Mon 13 Jul 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Fri 10 Jul 2020||Wed 15 Jul 2020||$1,799||Available|
|Sun 12 Jul 2020||Fri 17 Jul 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Wed 15 Jul 2020||Mon 20 Jul 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Sun 19 Jul 2020||Fri 24 Jul 2020||$1,799||Sold Out|
|Wed 22 Jul 2020||Mon 27 Jul 2020||$1,799||Available|
|Sun 26 Jul 2020||Fri 31 Jul 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Fri 31 Jul 2020||Wed 5 Aug 2020||$1,799||Available|
|Sun 2 Aug 2020||Fri 7 Aug 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Fri 7 Aug 2020||Wed 12 Aug 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Sun 9 Aug 2020||Fri 14 Aug 2020||$1,819||Available|
|Fri 14 Aug 2020||Wed 19 Aug 2020||$1,799||Available|
|Sun 16 Aug 2020||Fri 21 Aug 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Fri 21 Aug 2020||Wed 26 Aug 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Sun 23 Aug 2020||Fri 28 Aug 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Wed 26 Aug 2020||Mon 31 Aug 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Sun 30 Aug 2020||Fri 4 Sep 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Wed 2 Sep 2020||Mon 7 Sep 2020||$1,799||Available|
|Sun 6 Sep 2020||Fri 11 Sep 2020||$1,879||Available|
|Fri 11 Sep 2020||Wed 16 Sep 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Sun 13 Sep 2020||Fri 18 Sep 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Sun 20 Sep 2020||Fri 25 Sep 2020||$1,819||Sold Out|
|Wed 23 Sep 2020||Mon 28 Sep 2020||$1,749||Available|
|Wed 30 Sep 2020||Mon 5 Oct 2020||$1,459||Available|
|Sun 4 Oct 2020||Fri 9 Oct 2020||$1,459||Available|
|Wed 7 Oct 2020||Mon 12 Oct 2020||$1,459||Please Call|
|Fri 9 Oct 2020||Wed 14 Oct 2020||$1,459||Available|
|Sun 11 Oct 2020||Fri 16 Oct 2020||$1,459||Available|
|Wed 14 Oct 2020||Mon 19 Oct 2020||$1,459||Available|
|Sun 18 Oct 2020||Fri 23 Oct 2020||$1,759||Sold Out|
|Sun 25 Oct 2020||Fri 30 Oct 2020||$1,419||Available|
|Wed 28 Oct 2020||Mon 2 Nov 2020||$1,309||Available|
|Sun 29 Nov 2020||Fri 4 Dec 2020||$1,509||Available|
|Sun 13 Dec 2020||Fri 18 Dec 2020||$1,109||Available|