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9 Day Classic Ireland (Sunday Departure)

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Dublin
    • 2 nights Galway
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 1 night Waterford
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 11 meals: 7 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
  • Farewell Dinner with traditional Irish Entertainment

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

DAY 2, Sunday - 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 - 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 - 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 - Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Killarney
Begin with a drive south from Galway Bay through the rugged plateau known as the Burren and 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*The optional Dunguaire Castle Banquet will not be available on Apr 5, Oct 18, and Oct 25 departures.

Mespil Hotel, Dublin

This tourist class hotel offers a peaceful location in Georgian Dublin overlooking the Grand Canal.

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Ardilaun Hotel, Galway

This first class hotel is ideally located on beautiful landscaped grounds just 1 mile from the Galway City Centre and the Galway Bay at Salthill.

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Dromhall Hotel, Killarney

This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

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Dooley's, Waterford

This tourist class hotel is situated on The Quay in Waterford City, which is known for its exquisite crystal.

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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.

Dunguaire Medieval Banquet

Day #4 22 Oct 2014 - 27 Oct 2014         $115
Join this Dunguaire Castle Banquet for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining. Savor a delicious four-course dinner accompanied by select wines and heartwarming entertainment in the midst of a 17th-century castle situated on a rocky promontory overlooking Galway Bay. In this incredible setting, be treated to lively songs and excerpted readings from the geniuses of Ireland's rich literary heritage, including Yeats, Shaw, Synge, and O'Casey. Passages are selected to gladden your heart and lift your spirits while you share a meal in the company of friends in the tradition of kingly medieval banquets.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Jaunting Cars

Day #6 01 Dec 2013 - 30 Nov 2014         $25
Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

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.

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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