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10 Day Classic Ireland


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Dublin
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Dublin
    • 2 nights Galway
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 1 night Waterford
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Trinity College
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Castle
  • Waterford Crystal Factory

DAY 1, Saturday or Tuesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Ireland. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Sunday or Wednesday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation with your tour manager
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Monday or Thursday - Dublin City Tour, Travel to Galway
This morning's sightseeing includes a panoramic tour of Dublin including a visit to Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells. View St. Stephen's Green, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. After time for lunch, continue westwards to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition. Enjoy free time to discover this colorful town and to view the Lynch Stone and Galway Cathedral. After dinner, we suggest a stroll to the historic squares and pubs of Galway
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday or Friday - Connemara Excursion
Today, enjoy a full day excursion into the Irish Countryside. Travel west towards Clifden before a visit to Kylemore Abbey in the heart of Connemara National Park. There, admire the lakes, mountains, and calm shades of green for which Ireland is renowned
Optional: Dunguaire Castle Banquet (PM)*
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday or Saturday - Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Killarney
Begin with a drive south from Galway Bay through the rugged plateau known as the Burren and on view the mighty Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that towers some 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Next, visit Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park, offering a unique insight into Irish life around the turn of the century. A drive through the pretty town of Adare brings you at last to scenic Killarney
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday or Sunday - Ring of Kerry Tour
Today's sightseeing begins with a tour through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry," perhaps the most picturesque locale in all of Ireland. Pass by the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, which are full of traditional colorful houses. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday or Monday - Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal Showroom
This morning drive through the scenic south of Ireland to visit the 15th-century Blarney Castle, where you will have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Enjoy some free time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills before stopping at the world-famous Waterford Crystal showroom for a factory tour to see the collection of exquisite glassware in its city of origin
Overnight: Waterford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday or Tuesday - Kilkenny En Route to Dublin
Today, head for Kilkenny, a small city located on the banks of the River Nore. Enjoy the sights of this historic town, and view the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. This afternoon, return to Dublin for a farewell dinner and lively traditional entertainment
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday or Wednesday - Dublin
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Dublin independently. Spend time visiting famous sites throughout the city, including Dublin Castle or the National Gallery, where both Irish and European pieces of art are beautifully displayed. Perhaps purchase some souvenirs on Grafton Street, the city's stylish and popular shopping district. In the evening, stop by one of the lively pubs in the Temple Bar district beside the River Liffey
Optional: The Story of Guinness with lunch (PM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday or Thursday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*The optional Dunguaire Castle Banquet will not be available on Oct 26 departure

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    May 4, Jul 6, Jul 20, Aug 3, Aug 31 departures will be accommodated at Camden Court in Dublin. May 18 departure will be accommodated at Jurys Inn Custom House in Dublin on Day 2 and Camden Court upon return to Dublin. Sep 10 departure will be accommodated at Mespil Hotel in Dublin on Day 2 and Camden Court upon return to Dublin.

    Jul 20, Aug 24 departures will be accommodated at The Connacht Hotel in Galway. Aug 3 departure will be accommodated at Radisson Blu in Galway. Sep 10, Sep 17 departures will be accommodated at Jurys Galway Inn in Galway.

    May 4, May 18, Jul 20, Sep 10, Sep 28 departures will be accommodated at Randles Court in Killarney. Sep 17 departure will be accommodated at Killarney Towers in Killarney.

    May 4, May 18, Jul 20, Sep 28 departures will be accommodated at Fitzwilton Hotel in Waterford.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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