7 Day Taste of Ireland – Winter

 

<big>Taste of Scotland &  Ireland</big>

 

7 Day Taste of Ireland – Winter

Highlights: Winter taste of ireland

Blarney Castle
Cliffs of Moher
Dublin Castle
Ring of Kerry
Sheepdog demonstration
Ferry ride across the River Shannon
Connemara Marble Factory
Skellig Experience

 

Hotels:

Superior First Class

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin (2 nights)
Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
Tour Includes:

Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
1 lunch
3 dinners including:
Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and show
Durty Nelly’s Pub
1 table d’hote dinner in Killarney
Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office Museum.
Tour of Dublin with a local guide
Welcome get-together drink
Audio headsets
Free Wi-Fi on coaches
Deluxe documents wallet and backpack
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

 

 

<big>Tour Pricing</big>  

 

Sun Jan 6, 2019 Fri Jan 11, 2019 €770
Sun Jan 20, 2019 Fri Jan 25, 2019 €770
Sun Feb 3, 2019 Fri Feb 8, 2019 €1030
Sun Feb 17, 2019 Fri Feb 22, 2019 €920
Sun Feb 24, 2019 Fri Mar 1, 2019 €920
Sun Mar 3, 2019 Fri Mar 8, 2019 €955
Fri Mar 8, 2019 Wed Mar 13, 2019 €955
Fri Mar 15, 2019 Wed Mar 20, 2019 €1030
Sun Mar 17, 2019 Fri Mar 22, 2019 €995
Fri Mar 22, 2019 Wed Mar 27, 2019 €995
Sun Mar 24, 2019 Fri Mar 29, 2019 €1070
Fri Mar 29, 2019 Wed Apr 3, 2019 €1295
Sun Mar 31, 2019 Fri Apr 5, 2019 €1105
Fri Apr 5, 2019 Wed Apr 10, 2019 €1040
Sun Apr 7, 2019 Fri Apr 12, 2019 €1040
Fri Apr 12, 2019 Wed Apr 17, 2019 €1075
Sun Apr 14, 2019 Fri Apr 19, 2019 €1075
Wed Apr 17, 2019 Mon Apr 22, 2019 €1075
Sun Apr 21, 2019 Fri Apr 26, 2019 €1075
Wed Apr 24, 2019 Mon Apr 29, 2019 €1300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 Fri May 3, 2019 €1190
Wed May 1, 2019 Mon May 6, 2019 €1190
Sun May 5, 2019 Fri May 10, 2019 €1265
Wed May 8, 2019 Mon May 13, 2019 €1265
Sun May 12, 2019 Fri May 17, 2019 €1300
Fri May 17, 2019 Wed May 22, 2019 €1300
Sun May 19, 2019 Fri May 24, 2019 €1340
Wed May 22, 2019 Mon May 27, 2019 €1340
Sun May 26, 2019 Fri May 31, 2019 €1340
Fri May 31, 2019 Wed Jun 5, 2019 €1565
Sun Jun 2, 2019 Fri Jun 7, 2019 €1375
Fri Jun 7, 2019 Wed Jun 12, 2019 €1375
Sun Jun 9, 2019 Fri Jun 14, 2019 €1340
Fri Jun 14, 2019 Wed Jun 19, 2019 €1375
Sun Jun 16, 2019 Fri Jun 21, 2019 €1340
Fri Jun 21, 2019 Wed Jun 26, 2019 €1375
Sun Jun 23, 2019 Fri Jun 28, 2019 €1375
Wed Jun 26, 2019 Mon Jul 1, 2019 €1375
Sun Jun 30, 2019 Fri Jul 5, 2019 €1375
Wed Jul 3, 2019 Mon Jul 8, 2019 €1600
Sun Jul 7, 2019 Fri Jul 12, 2019 €1340
Wed Jul 10, 2019 Mon Jul 15, 2019 €1375
Sun Jul 14, 2019 Fri Jul 19, 2019 €1375
Wed Jul 17, 2019 Mon Jul 22, 2019 €1340
Fri Jul 19, 2019 Wed Jul 24, 2019 €1340
Sun Jul 21, 2019 Fri Jul 26, 2019 €1375
Fri Jul 26, 2019 Wed Jul 31, 2019 €1375
Sun Jul 28, 2019 Fri Aug 2, 2019 €1375
Fri Aug 2, 2019 Wed Aug 7, 2019 €1375
Sun Aug 4, 2019 Fri Aug 9, 2019 €1375
Wed Aug 7, 2019 Mon Aug 12, 2019 €1375
Fri Aug 9, 2019 Wed Aug 14, 2019 €1600
Sun Aug 11, 2019 Fri Aug 16, 2019 €1340
Wed Aug 14, 2019 Mon Aug 19, 2019 €1375
Fri Aug 16, 2019 Wed Aug 21, 2019 €1375
Wed Aug 21, 2019 Mon Aug 26, 2019 €1340
Fri Aug 23, 2019 Wed Aug 28, 2019 €1340
Sun Aug 25, 2019 Fri Aug 30, 2019 €1340
Fri Aug 30, 2019 Wed Sep 4, 2019 €1340
Sun Sep 1, 2019 Fri Sep 6, 2019 €1375
Wed Sep 4, 2019 Mon Sep 9, 2019 €1375
Sun Sep 8, 2019 Fri Sep 13, 2019 €1375
Fri Sep 13, 2019 Wed Sep 18, 2019 €1340
Sun Sep 15, 2019 Fri Sep 20, 2019 €1340
Fri Sep 20, 2019 Wed Sep 25, 2019 €1340
Sun Sep 22, 2019 Fri Sep 27, 2019 €1340
Fri Sep 27, 2019 Wed Oct 2, 2019 €1225
Wed Oct 2, 2019 Mon Oct 7, 2019 €1115
Fri Oct 4, 2019 Wed Oct 9, 2019 €1115
Wed Oct 9, 2019 Mon Oct 14, 2019 €1115
Fri Oct 11, 2019 Wed Oct 16, 2019 €1115
Sun Oct 13, 2019 Fri Oct 18, 2019 €1115
Wed Oct 16, 2019 Mon Oct 21, 2019 €1340
Fri Oct 18, 2019 Wed Oct 23, 2019 €1115
Wed Oct 23, 2019 Mon Oct 28, 2019 €1075
Fri Oct 25, 2019 Wed Oct 30, 2019 €1075
Sun Oct 27, 2019 Fri Nov 1, 2019 €1040
Sun Nov 3, 2019 Fri Nov 8, 2019 €925
Sun Nov 17, 2019 Fri Nov 22, 2019 €925
Sun Nov 24, 2019 Fri Nov 29, 2019 €1150
Sun Dec 8, 2019 Fri Dec 13, 2019 €850
Sun Dec 15, 2019 Fri Dec 20, 2019 €815

 

<big>Tour Itinerary</big>

 

TASTE OF IRELAND WINTER 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Day 1: DUBLIN ARRIVAL & CITY SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours) and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office Museum. This bustling city has plenty of museums, shops, and parks you may also enjoy visiting. In the evening you are free to dine at one of the many restaurants and pubs that Dublin has to offer.

Day 2: DUBLIN & MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB
Spend a free morning in Dublin for further independent sightseeing with the included vouchers. Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in the hotel lobby and set off on an orientation tour of Dublin city center. Highlights include the main thoroughfares of O’Connell Street and Nassau Street, the shopping streets and lovely public parks. 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. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.
(B, D)

Day 3: BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY
Relax and enjoy the picturesque midlands of Ireland, with its many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Get a taste of farm life at Robert Power Dualla House for Sheepdogs with a sheepdog demonstration. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Continue into County Kerry to the charming town of Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, forming a backdrop.
(B, D)

Day 4: RING OF KERRY & SKELLIG EXPERIENCE
Discover the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of photo stops along the way. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant continue your scenic drive. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island, and was featured in the “Star Wars VII” movie. 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. Enjoy the evening in Killarney for dinner on your own and perhaps a visit to one of the town’s many lively pubs.
(B, L)

Day 5: CLIFFS OF MOHER & BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL
Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher – soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. See magical vistas, overlooking the shimmering Atlantic Ocean along with Ireland’s Western coastline. Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous on your way to Bunratty. You’ll stay at Bunratty Castle Hotel, a short stroll to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening enjoy dinner at Durty Nelly’s, one of Ireland’s landmark pubs.
(B, D)

Day 6: GALWAY AND DUBLIN
Explore Galway city before heading out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal where the locals still speak the Irish language. Travel across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. Quarried in Connemara, the soft green shades of the marble echoes the colors of the countryside from which it is cut. See how it is made into many decorative items. Enjoy tea and scones before traveling across the country to Dublin. This evening you are free to spend the final night of your tour exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experience one of Dublin’s fine restaurants.
(B)

Day 7: DEPART FROM DUBLIN
Your program ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

 

<big>Tour  Includes</big>

 

Blarney Castle Blarney Castle

Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarney to kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.

Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher

One of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extend for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara. The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds.

 

Dublin Castle Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin and has been the site of many fortifications. The magnificent State Apartments were built as the residential quarters of the viceregal court. They are now the venue for Ireland’s Presidencies of the European Community, Presidential Inaugurations and State Functions.

Ring of Kerry Ring of Kerry

One of Ireland’s most popular circular drives around the Iveragh Peninsula, starting and ending in Killarney. The 100-mile route of ever-changing scenery of mountains and shoreline combined with varying weather conditions ensures splendid views.