Irish Explorer Tour – 9 Day

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This Irish Explorer Escorted Coach Tour of is 9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights: Irish explorer

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


Superior First Class
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 (1 night)

Tour Includes:

Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
Seven dinners including a Clontarf Castle Hotel welcome dinner, Nancy’s Bar
in Ardara, Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show.
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

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Start End Price (Land Only)
Dublin Dublin Twin Sharing
Sun Mar 11, 2018 Mon Mar 19, 2018 €1,340
Sun Mar 18, 2018 Mon Mar 26, 2018 €1,385
Sun Mar 25, 2018 Mon Apr 2, 2018 €1,495
Sun Apr 1, 2018 Mon Apr 9, 2018 €1,645
Sun Apr 8, 2018 Mon Apr 16, 2018 €1,645
Sun Apr 15, 2018 Mon Apr 23, 2018 €2,050
Sun Apr 22, 2018 Mon Apr 30, 2018 €1,755
Sun Apr 29, 2018 Mon May 7, 2018 €1,910
Sun May 6, 2018 Mon May 14, 2018 €2,370
Sun May 13, 2018 Mon May 21, 2018 €1,965
Sun May 20, 2018 Mon May 28, 2018 €1,965
Sun May 27, 2018 Mon Jun 4, 2018 €2,060
Sun Jun 3, 2018 Mon Jun 11, 2018 €2,435
Sun Jun 10, 2018 Mon Jun 18, 2018 €2,030
Sun Jun 17, 2018 Mon Jun 25, 2018 €2,030
Sun Jun 24, 2018 Mon Jul 2, 2018 €2,110
Sun Jul 1, 2018 Mon Jul 9, 2018 €2,515
Sun Jul 8, 2018 Mon Jul 16, 2018 €2,090
Sun Jul 22, 2018 Mon Jul 30, 2018 €2,090
Sun Aug 12, 2018 Mon Aug 20, 2018 €2,030
Sun Aug 19, 2018 Mon Aug 27, 2018 €2,435
Sun Sep 2, 2018 Mon Sep 10, 2018 €2,090
Sun Sep 9, 2018 Mon Sep 17, 2018 €2,090
Sun Sep 23, 2018 Mon Oct 1, 2018 €2,435
Sun Sep 30, 2018 Mon Oct 8, 2018 €1,840
Sun Oct 7, 2018 Mon Oct 15, 2018 €1,750
Sun Oct 21, 2018 Mon Oct 29, 2018 €1,655
Sun Oct 28, 2018 Mon Nov 5, 2018 €1,985
Single room supplement: €667
All rates are per person sharing. Single Supplements apply.

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Irish Explorer 9 Days / 8 Nights

Day 1: Dublin Touring & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Tour begins 2:00 PM at Clontarf Castle lobby, a short ride from Dublin Airport, and a few miles to the north of Dublin city center. Head out for a tour of central Dublin with a local 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.

Day 2: Florence Court House & Donegal
Visit Florence Court House, home of the Irish Yew. The original tree, discovered in 1760, can still be viewed on the grounds. Tour the magnificent 18th century mansion, renowned for its elaborate rococo plasterwork. Head to Blakes of the Hollow Pub, one of County Fermanagh’s oldest pubs, for a drink with your fellow travelers. Continue your travels north to Donegal, with its windswept hills where only sheep can thrive. Donegal is renowned for woolen production and tweeds.
(B, D)

Day 3: Slieve League Cliffs & Glengesh
Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe. Afterwards, sample home-baked scones with coffee or tea. Travel along the coast then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys to Donegal, renowned for its tweed and knitting industries. Watch demonstrations of spinning and weaving at a local woolen shop. Enjoy an early dinner in a popular pub.
(B, D)

Day 4: Belleek Pottery & Lough Corrib Cruise
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 and embark on a cruise of Lough Corrib for unsurpassed views of castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest (April 1 – October 21 departures).
(B, D)

Day 5: Scenic 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, see Connemara ponies, and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy free time before dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet 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. Arrive in Killarney with time to relax or explore before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 7: Ring of Kerry Tour
Head out to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most famous and popular scenic drive. Immerse yourself in farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks. Enjoy a casual lunch and continue on the scenic drive. Pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll’s Gap. In Killarney there is free time to discover some of the excellent restaurants and lively pubs.
(B, L)

Day 8: Blarney Castle & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colorful 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 9: Your Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner


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Belleek Pottery Belleek_factory

Established in 1857 Belleek Pottery was established to provide employment in the area by making household fixtures. Later the company started production of place settings and ornamental pieces in fine Parian china and you can see production from clay to finish on a factory tour

Blarney Castle Blarney Castle

Built nearly 600 years a go 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.

Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory IMG_9

Celtic Crystal was founded in 1972. This family-run business has been pioneering the incorporation of Celtic Designs and Gaelic Motifs into its ornate Irish Crystal and it is proud to claim leadership in this field.

Glasnevin Cemetary Museum Glasnevin Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history.

Florence Court House 1200px-Florence_Court_frontage

Florence Court is romantically named after the wife of Sir John Cole who first built a house on the spectacular site in the early 18th century. The present Palladian style house was probably built by his son John, afterwards the 1st Lord Mount Florence. The wings and Pavilion were added to the mid-18th century block around 1770 by Wm Cole, 1st Earl of Enniskillen and may have been designed by Davis Ducart. Disaster struck Florence Court in 1955 when the main building was virtually gutted by fire.

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.

Slieve League Cliffs Slieve League

These are the highest sea cliffs in Europe where an almost sheer drop of 2,000 feet separates the Atlantic Ocean from the highest point of the cliffs. Enjoy amazing views of relatively unknown and unspoiled nature.




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