9 Day Classic Ireland

$1269
Land Only
$1789*
Air & Land
From
$200
$1789*  
$1589*  
with Promo Code EIRE$200

Offer Details
Offer valid: Now - Sunday, April 30, 2017. Offers are for new reservations only and subject to space availability. Promo code must be provided to receive discount at time of booking. Valid only for bookings with round trip flights. Purchases with these promotion codes are not eligible for travel agent commissions.

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Sat, Apr 29  (Sold Out) $2429* $1479
Sun, Apr 30  (Sold Out) $2079* $1529
Sat, May 06  (Sold Out) $2109* $1529
Sun, May 07  (Sold Out) $2089* $1529
$2059* $1479
Sun, May 14  (Sold Out) $1949* $1529
$2279* $1579
Sun, May 21  (Sold Out) $2099* $1539
Sat, May 27  (Sold Out) $2329* $1759
$2379* $1789
Sun, Jun 04  (Sold Out) $2199* $1529
$2219* $1529
Sun, Jun 11  (Sold Out) $2119* $1529
Sat, Jun 17  (Sold Out) $2229* $1429
Sun, Jun 18  (Sold Out) $2169* $1529
Sat, Jun 24  (Sold Out) $2409* $1579
Sun, Jun 25  (Sold Out) $2479* $1579
Sat, Jul 01  (Sold Out) $2299* $1529
Sun, Jul 02  (Sold Out) $2259* $1639
Sat, Jul 08  (Sold Out) $2359* $1529
Sun, Jul 09  (Sold Out) $2139* $1369
Sat, Jul 15  (Sold Out) $2209* $1639
$2189* $1479
Sat, Jul 22  (Sold Out) $2329* $1529
$2099* $1369
$2219* $1479
$2249* $1479
$2309* $1639
$2389* $1639
$2169* $1479
Sat, Aug 19  (Sold Out) $2129* $1529
Sun, Aug 20  (Sold Out) $2059* $1639
Sat, Aug 26  (Sold Out) $2169* $1529
$2239* $1639
Sun, Sep 03  (Sold Out) $2059* $1639
Sat, Sep 09  (Sold Out) $2119* $1529
Sun, Sep 10  (Sold Out) $2029* $1579
$2229* $1639
Sun, Sep 17  (Sold Out) $2069* $1529
$2229* $1639
$1959* $1369
$2169* $1579
$2169* $1579
$2119* $1529
$2179* $1579
$1789* $1269
$2129* $1529
Sun, Oct 22  (Sold Out) $2129* $1529
$1889* $1369
$1819* $1269

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


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

Apr 30 departure will be accommodated at the Randles Hotel in Killarney.

Aug 12 departure will be accommodated at the Hotel Gibson in Dublin on day 2.

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.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Monday - 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 and fellow travelers
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Tuesday - 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 on your own, continue westward to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition and a cultural center for the west of Ireland. Stop at Galway Cathedral and then continue to see the medieval city walls and colorful streets between the River Corrib and Eyre Square. Enjoy free time for a stroll in this bohemian town
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - 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. Tonight, perhaps participate in the optional Dunguaire Castle Banquet for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining
Optional: Dunguaire Castle Banquet (PM)*
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - 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, Friday - 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. Perhaps, try the optional Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) excursion through the peaceful green countryside
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - 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, Sunday - 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, Monday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*The optional Dunguaire Castle Banquet will not be available on all departures. The time of the optional will vary per departure.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

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 and fellow travelers
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 westward to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition and a cultural center for the west of Ireland. Stop at Galway Cathedral and then continue to see the medieval city walls and colorful streets between the River Corrib and Eyre Square. Enjoy free time for a stroll in this bohemian town
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. Tonight, perhaps participate in the optional Dunguaire Castle Banquet for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining
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. Perhaps, try the optional Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) excursion through the peaceful green countryside
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 all departures. The time of the optional will vary per departure.

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Optional Tours

Join this Dunguaire Castle Banquet for a lively evening of music, singing, and storytelling. Savor a four-course dinner accompanied by wine 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.

Day #4 13 Apr 2017 - 12 Jun 2017 $90.00
14 Jun 2017 - 25 Sep 2017 $90.00
27 Sep 2017 - 09 Oct 2017 $90.00
11 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017 $90.00
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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.

Day #6 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $25.00
01 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $25.00
Jaunting Cars Thumbnail

Join this Dunguaire Castle Banquet for a lively evening of music, singing, and storytelling. Savor a four-course dinner accompanied by wine 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.

Day #4 13 Apr 2017 - 12 Jun 2017 $90.00
14 Jun 2017 - 25 Sep 2017 $90.00
27 Sep 2017 - 09 Oct 2017 $90.00
11 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017 $90.00
Dunguaire Medieval Banquet Thumbnail

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.

Day #6 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $25.00
01 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $25.00
Jaunting Cars Thumbnail