2018 - 10 Day Irish Explorer

4 Star Vacation - 9 Nights - 16 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Gain unique insight into the history and heritage of the most beautiful part of the west of Ireland at Dan O'Hara's Homestead, and enjoy a farmhouse lunch.
  • Enjoy a perfectly poured pint or a creamy Irish coffee at Blakes of the Hollow Pub, one of County Fermanagh's oldest pubs.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Belleek Pottery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • Florence Court House
  • Sheepdog Demostration
  • Slieve League Cliffs

    Dining Experiences:

  • Seven dinners including a Clontarf Castle Hotel welcome dinner, Nancy's Bar in Ardara, Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show.

    Hotels:

  • Clontarf Castle Hotel
    Dublin (1 night)
  • Mill Park Hotel
    Donegal (2 nights)
  • Hotel Meyrick
    Galway (2 nights)
  • Killarney Avenue Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Herbert Park Hotel
    Dublin (2 night)

    All CIE Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call (330) 650-2020 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13605594

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDUBLIN TOURING & GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM : Tour begins 2:00 PM, Clontarf Castle lobby. Clontarf Castle Hotel is a short ride from Dublin Airport and is situated a few miles to the north of Dublin city centre. Head out for a tour of central Dublin with a local city guide to see elegant Georgian squares, public buildings and monuments. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery, a who's who of modern Irish. Join your group for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the castle hotel.
    (D)
    Day 2DonegalFLORENCE COURT HOUSE & DONEGAL : Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe. Travel along the coast then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys. Watch demonstrations of spinning and weaving at a local woolen shop. Enjoy dinner at the popular Nancy's in Ardara.
    (B, D)
    Day 4DonegalBELLEEK POTTERY & GALWAY : Discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. You'll go behind the scenes to see how this world-famous fine china is made. Travel south to Galway to join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. Explore the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle and the narrow streets before enjoying dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 5GalwaySCENIC CONNEMARA & DAN O'HARA HOMESTEAD : Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Stop at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory where craftsmen demonstrate fine glass cutting. Travel through the picturesque scenery of hills and lakes to visit Dan O'Hara's Homestead. Experience traditional methods of farming and see Connemara ponies and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy free time before dinner.
    (B, L, D)
    Day 6GalwayCLIFFS OF MOHER & KILLARNEY : Travel around Galway Bay to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar 200m above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O'Brien's Tower, for views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Drive through the pleasant countryside of Country Clare, which is dotted with ruined castles. Enjoy lunch on your own in a coastal village. Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney with time to relax or explore before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 7KillarneyRING OF KERRY TOUR : Head out on the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most famous and popular scenic drive. Visit the Skellig Experience to discover the history of the rocky island of Skellig Michael where monks lived in early Christian times and where part of "Star Wars VII" was filmed. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch trained dogs herding sheep. Enjoy a casual lunch and continue around the scenic drive. Pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll's Gap. In Killarney enjoy free time and discover some of the excellent restaurants and lively pubs.
    (B, L)
    Day 8KillarneyBLARNEY CASTLE & DUBLIN'S ABBEY TAVERN : Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colourful gardens. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills before traveling north. Pause for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel, a limestone outcrop with picturesque ruins and continue to Dublin. Head to the Abbey Tavern for Irish cuisine, and lively entertainment.
    (B, D)
    Day 9DublinDUBLIN SIGHTSEEING : Spend a day in Dublin with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours), plus a visit to either Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office Museum.
    (B)
    Day 10Tour Ends in DublinYOUR TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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    Lodging
    Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
    Mill Park Hotel, Donegal (2 nights)
    Hotel Meyrick, Galway (2 nights)
    Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 night)
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $640

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    • 2018 - 10 Day Irish Explorer

      HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences: Gain unique insight into the history and heritage of the most beautiful part of the west of Ireland at Dan O'Hara's Homestead, and enjoy a farmhouse lunch.

     
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