2018 - 15 Day Jewels Of Ireland

4 Star Vacation - 14 Nights - 26 Meals

Highlights

Trip Highlights:

  • Blasket Centre
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre
  • Donegal Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
  • Killary Fjord Catamaran Cruise
  • Russborough House
  • Slieve League - Europe's Highest Sea Cliffs
  • Titanic Belfast

    Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you'll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
  • Relax as you take in a special step dancing display at the Cabra Castle Hotel.
  • Sample local beer in a unique setting at Clarke's Bar in Drogheda.

    Culinary Iclusions:

  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 1 lunch
  • Ten dinners including Abbey Tavern, a medieval castle banquet, Wm Cairnes Gastropub and a local venue in Dingle.

    Hotels:

  • The Gibson Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • Actons Hotel
    Kinsale (1 night)
  • Cahernane House Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel
    Ennis (1 night)
  • Galway Bay Hotel
    Galway (2 nights)
  • Mill Park Hotel
    Donegal (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Belfast
    Belfast (1 night)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel
    Kingscourt (1 night)
  • The D Hotel
    Drogheda (1 night)
  • Croke Park Hotel
    Dublin (1 night)
  • Details

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    15 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDUBLIN CASTLE & CITY TOUR : Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. See the State Apartments, where many state functions are held in the richly decorated chambers. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently this evening.
    Day 2DublinRUSSBOROUGH HOUSE & DUBLIN'S ABBEY TAVERN : Head to Blessington for a guided tour around Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures, works of art and early photographic collections. Back in Dublin, your afternoon is free for an independent open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office Museum. Head to the popular Abbey Tavern for a hearty dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
    (B, D)
    Day 3KinsaleBLARNEY CASTLE & KINSALE WALK : Pause for photos at the Rock of Cashel as you travel south to Blarney Castle. Climb the castle ramparts to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence" or walk through the landscaped grounds. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head south to Kinsale, a delightful old fishing town, which is now renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale's historic streets.
    (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyCORK COASTAL DRIVE & KILLARNEY : Journey along the rugged coastline of County Cork, via Clonakilty and Skibbereen, passing picturesque coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for some leisure time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle. Return to Killarney town for some free time before dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)
    Day 5KillarneySCENIC DINGLE PENINSULA & BLASKET CENTRE : Embark on a boat trip of Dingle Harbor and Bay for great scenic views. Take in the vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and stunning green landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Continue on to Slea Head at the very tip of the peninsula for excellent views of mountains and coastline. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Stop at the cozy South Pole Inn for an Irish Coffee before returning to Killarney where the remainder of the day is free.
    (B)
    Day 6EnnisCLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL CASTLE BANQUET : Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930s and 1940s. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that soars 200m above the Atlantic Ocean. Travel inland to the charming town of Ennis. Head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle to experience a medieval-style banquet with great food, songs and stories.
    (B, D)
    Day 7GalwaySHEEPDOG TRIALS & GALWAY : Travel through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren to Caherconnell and watch a farmer work with skilled dogs to round up sheep. Stop in a charming Burren village to browse independently. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour around the central attractions -- the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle and the narrow streets. Enjoy some free time to explore before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 8GalwayCONNEMARA CATAMARAN CRUISE & HOMESTEAD VISIT : Drive through Connemara to Leenane for a catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. At Dan O'Hara's Homestead, experience farm life and see Connemara ponies, donkeys and chickens. Savour a farmhouse lunch before heading to Standun of Spiddal for an Irish coffee and a talk on Irish crafts. Spend a free evening enjoying more of Galway.
    (B, L)
    Day 9DonegalBELLEEK POTTERY & DONEGAL : Travel north for a visit to the Belleek Pottery Factory in County Sligo to see how craftspeople create the world renowned fine china. A short drive will bring you into Donegal to tour the Donegal Castle built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century. You'll also enjoy free time to explore Donegal.
    (B, D)
    Day 10DonegalSLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFS & DONEGAL : Enjoy a coastal drive to view Europe's highest sea cliffs at Slieve League, which make a sheer drop to the wild Atlantic waves. Continue through the majestic Glengesh Pass to Ardara to visit Triona Design for demonstrations of spinning, weaving and knitting. Return to Donegal where the remainder of the day is free before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 11BelfastDERRY WALK & GIANT'S CAUSEWAY : Meet with a local guide for a walking tour to see Derry's medieval walls, the Diamond and St. Columb's Cathedral. Pause for photos at Dunluce Castle before exploring the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. See where "Game of Thrones" was filmed at The Dark Hedges and along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim before heading to Belfast.
    (B, D)
    Day 12KingscourtTITANIC BELFAST & CABRA CASTLE : Tour Belfast to see Victorian buildings and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Drive to Kingscourt to your lovely castle hotel, built in 1760 and enjoy free time. After dinner, enjoy a lively step-dancing display.
    (B, D)
    Day 13DroghedaNEOLITHIC TOMBS & DROGHEDA : Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth and walk through one of them. Continue to Drogheda for a leisurely stroll around the historic town and sample locally-brewed beer in a traditional pub. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the Wm Cairnes Gastropub with live musical entertainment.
    (B, D)
    Day 14DublinINDEPENDENT DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING : Back in Dublin, enjoy a free day or use your independent Dublin sightseeing vouchers if you did not use them on Day 2.
    (B)
    Day 15Depart Dublin for HomeDEPART DUBLIN FOR HOME : Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    March 30, 2018$3,065.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    April 15, 2018$3,070.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    April 22, 2018$3,450.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 06, 2018$3,835.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 20, 2018$3,855.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    May 25, 2018$3,855.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 01, 2018$3,995.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 08, 2018$3,880.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 15, 2018$3,995.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 17, 2018$3,880.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    June 24, 2018$3,960.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 01, 2018$3,930.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 06, 2018$3,815.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 13, 2018$3,815.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    July 22, 2018$3,815.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 03, 2018$3,930.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 10, 2018$3,815.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 12, 2018$3,815.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 19, 2018$3,845.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    August 26, 2018$3,960.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 02, 2018$3,995.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 07, 2018$3,995.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 14, 2018$3,995.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 16, 2018$3,880.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 28, 2018$3,580.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    September 30, 2018$3,370.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    October 05, 2018$3,370.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    October 26, 2018$2,995.00* (USD) / 15 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
    Actons Hotel, Kinsale (1 night)
    Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
    Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
    Mill Park Hotel, Donegal (2 nights)
    Radisson Blu Hotel - Belfast, Belfast (1 night)
    Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
    The D Hotel, Drogheda (1 night)
    Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
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    Single room supplement: $835

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