Unforgettable Ireland
8 Days Escorted Tour from Dublin, Kerry & Galway

Features and Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation at 3/4-star hotels with full Irish Breakfasts each morning

  • 3 dinners at hotels on Day 1 in Dublin and Day 5 in Galway

  • Visits: Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Cathedral, Kylemore Abbey, Clonmacnoise & Trinity College

  • Jaunting Car Ride

  • Ferry ride across the river Shannon

  • Lough Corrib Cruise

  • Modern motor-coach with driver/guide included as per itinerary

  • 1/2 day Dublin City Tour

  • Porterage x1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels

  • Service charges and taxes at existing rates

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Preferred Hotels

Dublin:

Ballsbridge (SF), Academy Plaza (F), Belvedere (F) or similar

Kerry:

Randles Court or similar (SF)

Limerick:

George Hotel or similar (SF)

Galway:

Clayton Hotel (SF), Salthill (F), Connacht (F) or similar

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Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

March 29

April 5

October 4

October 11

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1300.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 500.00

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Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

May 17

May 24

May 31

June 7

June 21

June 28

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

August 9

August 16

August 23

September 6

September 13

September 20

September 27

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1518.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 500.00

ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Ireland
Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city center. Overnight: Dublin (D,O)

Day 2: Blarney Castle & Kerry
Today meet with your coach & English speaking driver/guide & depart Irelandís Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. Here you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & youíll never again be lost for words. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. It was bought in 1976 by a former worker has been transformed into what is perhaps the largest quality craft
shop in Ireland. Overnight: Kerry (B,O)

Day 3: Ring of Kerry
Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses. Next today enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey [driver] takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. Today enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town.
Overnight: Kerry (B,O)

Day 4: Burren & Cliffs of Moher
Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the river Shannon to land on Clareís shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of
Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of
the Burren Region. The Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare with no trees growing here or land covering the
stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves such as the Ailwee caves. OPTIONAL: Medieval Banquet at Bunratty
Castle or similar Bunratty Castle, built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond, stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers & is a compliment to the lively mead reception, a four-course meal & of course good wine. Guests are invited to enjoy an unforgettable evening & take a true step back in time to Medieval Ireland.
Overnight: Limerick (B,O)

Day 5: Gaway City & Cruise
This morning travel to Galway City & get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians & artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest &
most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965. Next enjoy a cruise along the Corrib River to Lough Corrib including scones & an Irish coffee. This
journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see
unsurpassed views of the historic monuments & natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland. Overnight: Galway (B,D,O)

Day 6: Connemara
Today travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Enjoy some
time at leisure in Connemara National Park. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Overnight: Galway (B,O)

Day 7: Dublin's Fair City
Depart Galway for Dublin today. En route visit Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon. Explore the visitors center and take a tour to see the high towers,
the 11th century cathedral & the wonderful high crosses. Continue on to Dublin to discover Dublinís Fair City. The
North Side of the city offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on OíConnell Street & the
Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The cities south side appears more sophisticated with its vast
Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit Trinity College,
Irelandís oldest university & home to the Book of Kells.
OPTIONAL: Evening Entertainment at Taylorís Three Rock or similar Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance. A ballad group will regale visitors with ballads both happy and sad and will
(after a few pints) have visitors singing along with them. The music is interrupted for a short while to enjoy
the best of Irish Dancing guaranteed to get feet tapping. Visitors will later be sent into the night with fond memories of a memorable night in a Dublin Pub.
(B,O) 

Day 8: Farewell
After a final Irish breakfast transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight home under own arrangements. (B)

 

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                     abbitseyto

 

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