Taste of Ireland Tour C – 5 Days

 

<big>Taste of Ireland </big>

 

This Taste of Ireland Escorted Coach  is 5 days/4 nights 

Highlights:
Blarney Castle
Cliffs of Moher
Dublin Castle
Ring of Kerry
Sheepdog Demonstration
Skellig Experience
2018TasteOfIrelandTourC5DayBrochureMap

Hotels:
Superior & First Class

Clayton Hotel Dublin  (1 night)
Killarney Towers Hotel – Killarney (2 nights)
Bunratty Castle Hotel – Bunratty (1 night)

 

This Taste of Ireland tour Includes:

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
Enjoy 3 dinners (D) including a night at the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a traditional show.
A medieval castle banquet.
1 lunch (L).
4 daily hot breakfasts (B).

 

<big>Tour Pricing</big>  

 

Mon Mar 4, 2019 Fri Mar 8, 2019 €880
Sat Mar 9, 2019 Wed Mar 13, 2019 €880
Sat Mar 16, 2019 Wed Mar 20, 2019 €955
Mon Mar 18, 2019 Fri Mar 22, 2019 €920
Sat Mar 23, 2019 Wed Mar 27, 2019 €920
Mon Mar 25, 2019 Fri Mar 29, 2019 €995
Sat Mar 30, 2019 Wed Apr 3, 2019 €1180
Mon Apr 1, 2019 Fri Apr 5, 2019 €985
Sat Apr 6, 2019 Wed Apr 10, 2019 €920
Mon Apr 8, 2019 Fri Apr 12, 2019 €920
Sat Apr 13, 2019 Wed Apr 17, 2019 €955
Mon Apr 15, 2019 Fri Apr 19, 2019 €955
Thu Apr 18, 2019 Mon Apr 22, 2019 €955
Mon Apr 22, 2019 Fri Apr 26, 2019 €955
Thu Apr 25, 2019 Mon Apr 29, 2019 €1145
Mon Apr 29, 2019 Fri May 3, 2019 €1070
Thu May 2, 2019 Mon May 6, 2019 €1150
Mon May 6, 2019 Fri May 10, 2019 €1145
Thu May 9, 2019 Mon May 13, 2019 €1145
Mon May 13, 2019 Fri May 17, 2019 €1180
Sat May 18, 2019 Wed May 22, 2019 €1180
Mon May 20, 2019 Fri May 24, 2019 €1220
Thu May 23, 2019 Mon May 27, 2019 €1220
Mon May 27, 2019 Fri May 31, 2019 €1220
Sat Jun 1, 2019 Wed Jun 5, 2019 €1405
Mon Jun 3, 2019 Fri Jun 7, 2019 €1255
Sat Jun 8, 2019 Wed Jun 12, 2019 €1255
Mon Jun 10, 2019 Fri Jun 14, 2019 €1220
Sat Jun 15, 2019 Wed Jun 19, 2019 €1255
Mon Jun 17, 2019 Fri Jun 21, 2019 €1220
Sat Jun 22, 2019 Wed Jun 26, 2019 €1255
Mon Jun 24, 2019 Fri Jun 28, 2019 €1255
Thu Jun 27, 2019 Mon Jul 1, 2019 €1255
Mon Jul 1, 2019 Fri Jul 5, 2019 €1255
Thu Jul 4, 2019 Mon Jul 8, 2019 €1445
Mon Jul 8, 2019 Fri Jul 12, 2019 €1220
Thu Jul 11, 2019 Mon Jul 15, 2019 €1255
Mon Jul 15, 2019 Fri Jul 19, 2019 €1255
Thu Jul 18, 2019 Mon Jul 22, 2019 €1220
Sat Jul 20, 2019 Wed Jul 24, 2019 €1220
Mon Jul 22, 2019 Fri Jul 26, 2019 €1255
Sat Jul 27, 2019 Wed Jul 31, 2019 €1255
Mon Jul 29, 2019 Fri Aug 2, 2019 €1255
Sat Aug 3, 2019 Wed Aug 7, 2019 €1255
Mon Aug 5, 2019 Fri Aug 9, 2019 €1255
Thu Aug 8, 2019 Mon Aug 12, 2019 €1255
Sat Aug 10, 2019 Wed Aug 14, 2019 €1445
Mon Aug 12, 2019 Fri Aug 16, 2019 €1220
Thu Aug 15, 2019 Mon Aug 19, 2019 €1255
Sat Aug 17, 2019 Wed Aug 21, 2019 €1255
Thu Aug 22, 2019 Mon Aug 26, 2019 €1220
Sat Aug 24, 2019 Wed Aug 28, 2019 €1220
Mon Aug 26, 2019 Fri Aug 30, 2019 €1220
Sat Aug 31, 2019 Wed Sep 4, 2019 €1220
Mon Sep 2, 2019 Fri Sep 6, 2019 €1255
Thu Sep 5, 2019 Mon Sep 9, 2019 €1255
Mon Sep 9, 2019 Fri Sep 13, 2019 €1255
Sat Sep 14, 2019 Wed Sep 18, 2019 €1220
Mon Sep 16, 2019 Fri Sep 20, 2019 €1220
Sat Sep 21, 2019 Wed Sep 25, 2019 €1220
Mon Sep 23, 2019 Fri Sep 27, 2019 €1220
Sat Sep 28, 2019 Wed Oct 2, 2019 €1105
Thu Oct 3, 2019 Mon Oct 7, 2019 €995
Sat Oct 5, 2019 Wed Oct 9, 2019 €995
Thu Oct 10, 2019 Mon Oct 14, 2019 €995
Sat Oct 12, 2019 Wed Oct 16, 2019 €995
Mon Oct 14, 2019 Fri Oct 18, 2019 €995
Thu Oct 17, 2019 Mon Oct 21, 2019 €1180
Sat Oct 19, 2019 Wed Oct 23, 2019 €995
Thu Oct 24, 2019 Mon Oct 28, 2019 €955
Sat Oct 26, 2019 Wed Oct 30, 2019 €955
Mon Oct 28, 2019 Fri Nov 1, 2019 €920
Mon Nov 4, 2019 Fri Nov 8, 2019 €805
Mon Nov 18, 2019 Fri Nov 22, 2019 €805
Mon Nov 25, 2019 Fri Nov 29, 2019 €995
Mon Dec 9, 2019 Fri Dec 13, 2019 €730
Mon Dec 16, 2019 Fri Dec 20, 2019 €695

Single room supplement: €185

*All prices are per person sharing. Single Supplements apply

 

<big>Tour Itinerary</big>  

 

Taste of Ireland (Tour C) 5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 1: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Your tour starts at 2:00 PM from 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.
(D)

Day 2: 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.
(B, D)

Day 3: 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.
(B, L)

Day 4: 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.
(B, D)

Day 5: Tour Ends in Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

<big>Tour  Highlights</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.

Ring of KerryRing 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. 

Sheepdog Demonstration

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.

Skellig Experience Skellig Islands

You can experience many aspects of those offshore Skellig islands while remaining on the dry land, in a custom built, stone clad, grass roofed, prize winning building located right on the waterfront beside the Valentia Island bridge at Valentia, County Kerry!

Dublin CastleDublin 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.

 

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