9 Day Enchanting Ireland

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9 Day Enchanting Ireland
Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin
Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
Killarney Towers Killarney
Old Ground Hotel Ennis

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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Mar 30  (Sold Out) $2229* $1529
$2469* $1739
$2549* $1739
$2429* $1739
May 11  (Sold Out) $2469* $1899
May 18  (Sold Out) $2679* $1899
$2689* $1789
$2439* $1689
$2899* $1849
$2629* $1689
$2689* $1789
$2749* $1789
$2359* $1689
$2489* $1789
$2379* $1579
$2409* $1789
$2359* $1739
$2199* $1579
$2239* $1479
$2069* $1369
$2009* $1369

*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.

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. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 5 pm, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Next, on to Oscar Wilde's Trinity College where you see the magnificent 8th century Book of Kells, a superb example of early Irish manuscript illumination on display in the Old Library. This afternoon there is so much to do, and so much to see on your own - from Oscar Wilde's childhood home to the St. James's Gate Brewery. Perhaps take in the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland's leading attractions. Tonight, perhaps a stroll through the Temple Bar area or watch the street performers and musicians along the banks of the River Liffey and cross the Ha’penny Bridge
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Travel to Waterford
Departing Dublin, travel through scenic County Wicklow on your way to Kilkenny, located on the banks of the River Nore. Enjoy the sights of this historic town, and view the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. Continue on to Waterford, known as Ireland's oldest city, a place that can trace its beginnings back to the arrival of the Vikings. Take a walking tour of the city followed by a visit to the world-famous House of Waterford Crystal showroom. Here you can view the glittering collection of exquisite glassware in its city of origin before returning to Kilkenny. Dinner will be held in your hotel
Overnight: Kilkenny
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Blarney Castle En Route to Killarney
Today, drive through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle, where you'll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab". Free time for shopping for traditional Irish crafts at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney, in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline on the Atlantic Ocean
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas as you drive through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry" around the island's southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Later, perhaps opt to join the optional ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) in the peaceful green countryside. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park
Travel north through the picturesque village of Adare, with its pastel-hued storefronts and thatched-roof houses, known as the "prettiest village" in Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland restored to its former splendor with original furnishings, tapestries and works of art. On to the delightful Folk Park, dedicated to life in Ireland during the 19th century. Experience the sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctor’s house, hardware shop, and of course, McNamara's pub! Tonight, perhaps participate in the optional Knappogue Medieval Banquet* for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining
*Mar & Nov departures, Knappogue Medieval Banquet will be substituted with Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Optional: Knappogue Medieval Banquet (PM)
Overnight: Ennis
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Enjoy an excursion north to view some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as you drive to the mighty Cliffs of Moher*, a wall of rock that rises some 700 feet above the ocean. Continue on to a local farmhouse for tea and fresh baked scones. Then, travel through the desolate limestone plateau known as The Burren to lively Galway, once a seafaring town steeped in tradition, and now one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Return to Ennis for a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
*For Jun 29 departure, itinerary may be altered due to local events.
Overnight: Ennis
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart Ireland
Bid a fond farewell to Ireland. After breakfast, transfer to Shannon Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Featured Hotels

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Optional Tours

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 Nov 2018 - 01 Apr 2019 $27.00
02 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 $30.00
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Join Ireland's most popular Medieval styled banquet for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner accompanied by select wines and heartwarming entertainment. Enjoy the lively entertainment taking you on a journey from medieval times to the present day.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $100.00
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