8/9 Day Irish Pub Tour


<big>Irish Pubs & Folklore</big>


This Irish Pubs & Folklore Escorted Coach Tour  is 9 days/8 nights and includes 15 meals.


Highlights: Irish Pub Tour

Aillwee Cave
Blarney Castle
Cliffs of Moher
Guinness Storehouse & a Pint
Smithwick’s Experience
Teeling Distillery
Dingle Peninsula
Sheepdog Demonstration

Superior & First Class

Ballsbridge Hotel for Saturday Departures and
Croke Park Hotel for Wed departures, Dublin (1 night)
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny (1 night)
International Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Armada Hotel, Clare  (1 night)
Wyatt Hotel, Westport (1 night)
Ashling hotel, Dublin (1 night)

Tour Includes:

Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
Six dinners including Irish night Kate Kearney’s Cottage, and 12th Century Brazen Head Pub folk dinner.
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



<big>Tour Pricing</big>  


Sat Mar 16, 2019 Sat Mar 23, 2019 €1345
Sat Mar 23, 2019 Sat Mar 30, 2019 €1310
Wed Mar 27, 2019 Wed Apr 3, 2019 €1610
Sat Apr 6, 2019 Sat Apr 13, 2019 €1385
Wed Apr 10, 2019 Wed Apr 17, 2019 €1345
Sat Apr 20, 2019 Sat Apr 27, 2019 €1420
Wed Apr 24, 2019 Wed May 1, 2019 €1720
Wed May 1, 2019 Wed May 8, 2019 €1535
Wed May 8, 2019 Wed May 15, 2019 €1495
Sat May 18, 2019 Sat May 25, 2019 €1535
Sat May 25, 2019 Sat Jun 1, 2019 €1570
Wed May 29, 2019 Wed Jun 5, 2019 €1870
Sat Jun 8, 2019 Sat Jun 15, 2019 €1645
Sat Jun 15, 2019 Sat Jun 22, 2019 €1645
Wed Jun 19, 2019 Wed Jun 26, 2019 €1945
Wed Jun 26, 2019 Wed Jul 3, 2019 €1645
Wed Jul 10, 2019 Wed Jul 17, 2019 €1645
Sat Jul 13, 2019 Sat Jul 20, 2019 €1645
Sat Jul 20, 2019 Sat Jul 27, 2019 €1945
Sat Jul 27, 2019 Sat Aug 3, 2019 €1645
Wed Aug 7, 2019 Wed Aug 14, 2019 €1645
Sat Aug 10, 2019 Sat Aug 17, 2019 €1645
Wed Aug 21, 2019 Wed Aug 28, 2019 €1645
Sat Aug 24, 2019 Sat Aug 31, 2019 €1945
Wed Aug 28, 2019 Wed Sep 4, 2019 €1645
Wed Sep 4, 2019 Wed Sep 11, 2019 €1645
Sat Sep 7, 2019 Sat Sep 14, 2019 €1645
Sat Sep 14, 2019 Sat Sep 21, 2019 €1610
Wed Sep 18, 2019 Wed Sep 25, 2019 €1610
Wed Sep 25, 2019 Wed Oct 2, 2019 €1535
Wed Oct 2, 2019 Wed Oct 9, 2019 €1535
Wed Oct 9, 2019 Wed Oct 16, 2019 €1460
Sat Oct 12, 2019 Sat Oct 19, 2019 €1755
Sat Oct 19, 2019 Sat Oct 26, 2019 €1420
Sat Oct 26, 2019 Sat Nov 2, 2019 €1310

Single room supplement: €335


*All rates are per person sharing. Single Supplements apply.

<big>Tour Itinerary</big>  

The Irish Pub Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights

Day 1: Dublin Tour & Guinness Storehouse
Tour starts 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Cross the River Liffey to drive along the wide O’Connell Street and view the General Post Office where the 1916 Uprising started. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s “black beer,” and after pulling your own pint enjoy views of Dublin from the rooftop bar. Back at the hotel, enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then dine on your own at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

Day 2: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Smithwick’s Experience
Explore Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Head to Kilkenny for a walking tour through Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to view merchants’ houses and historic pubs. Visit Smithwick’s Experience brewery for a tour and enjoy a sample. Spend some free time browsing the charming city before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 3: House of Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle
Head to the ancient port of Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit. 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. Pass through County Cork to Killarney where you’ll have free time to explore some of the lively musical pubs.
(B, D)

Day 4: Dingle Peninsula & Kate Kearney’s Cottage Dinner
Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Enjoy some time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing.
(B, D)

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Aillwee Cave
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay, of Connemara and the Aran Islands. A short drive will bring you into Doolin for lunch at McGann’s Pub. Next visit Aillwee Cave for a guided stroll through the underground caverns. Travel to Spanish Point, named after the ships of the 1588 Spanish Armada that were wrecked there. Enjoy a drink at Johnny Burke’s Pub at the Armada Hotel before dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 6: Galway & Westport Walk
Drive around the shores of Galway Bay and stop in Galway for some leisure time to explore independently. Continue through Connemara with its hills, lakes, and open country where mountain sheep roam freely. Stop in Leenane, where the movie “The Field” was made. Continue to Westport and enjoy a drink while taking a pub walking tour of this attractive estate town built in 1780, with buildings steeped in history and traditional pubs, many with live music.
(B, D)

Day 7: Teeling Distillery & 12th Century Brazen Head Pub
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit Teeling Distillery, a distillery in the heart of the city, and sample the aged whiskey. Head to the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of “Food, Folk and Fairies” where story-telling will reveal Ireland’s myths and beliefs in times past.
(B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



<big>Tour Highlights</big>



Aillwee Cave 10CFBF3C-155D-0101-7C1997B1B28F68CC
Located in the heart of the Burren In County Clare. Forty minutes from both Galway and Shannon. Perched high on its Burren terraced mountain side with what has to be one of the most spectacular views of Galway Bay.

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.

Guiness Storehouse Guinness Storehouse

This building was constructed in 1904 to house the fermentation process. In November 2000 it opened as a tourist attraction where you can follow the various stages of producing Guinness on five floors before ending in the rooftop Gravity Bar to sample a pint of draft Guinness.

Smithwicks Experience Smithwicks Experience

Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is a brewery-turned-brewery-tour located on the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is the original site where Smithwick’s was brewed from the 1700s until 2014.

Teeling Distillery Teeling

Located in the heart of Dublin city centre, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the only operational distillery in Dublin, the first of its kind to open its doors in over 125 years. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is Dublin’s newest destination for whiskey fans or for anyone with an interest in Dublin’s long, historical association with Irish whiskey.

Dingle Peninsula Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s south-west coast and is dominated by the Slieve Mish Mountains and Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The steep sea-cliffs and sandy beaches provide spectacular views.

Sheepdog Demonstration SheepdogTrials

Sheep farming is an important part of country life and watch a farmer with his working dogs control a flock of sheep. See how agile dogs obey various commands to round up sheep, especially useful in mountainous regions.