2019 - 13 Day Irish Classic
4 Star Vacation - 12 Nights /22 Meals

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Irish Classic 13 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Visit the iconic John B Keane’s Pub in the heart of Listowel. See where he penned some of his most famous works sitting by a blazing fire in a room behind the bar.
  • Sip a creamy Irish coffee as you enjoy a music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan.
  • Discover the colorful histories of Belfast, Derry, Westport, and Waterford on walking tours with local guides.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Down Cathedral
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Westport House

Dining Experiences:

  • 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch(L) and 9 dinners(D) including dinner in the drawing room of Westport House, a medieval-style banquet in a castle, and Taylors Three Rock traditional Irish dinner and show.

Hotels:

  • City North Hotel | Meath (1)
  • Hilton Belfast Hotel | Belfast (2)
  • City Hotel, Derry | Derry (1)
  • Hotel Westport | Westport (2)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel l | Bunratty (1)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • Granville Hotel | Waterford (1)
  • Royal Marine Hotel ,Dun Laoghaire | Dublin (2)
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    Itinerary

     

    2019 Irish Classic 13 Days / 12 Nights / 22 Meals

    Day 1: Arrival & Dublin Castle
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your hotel in County Meath, a short drive from Dublin Airport. Tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses, pass St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College, and cross the River Liffey to drive along O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries and visit the renowned State Apartments. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and before dinner.
    (D)


    Day 2: St. Patrick’s Grave & Crumlin Road Gaol
    Visit Down Cathedral where St. Patrick’s historical burial site is marked by a huge boulder. Immerse yourself in his work, life, and times in the nearby St. Patrick Centre. Explore Crumlin Road Gaol and see what prison life was like through the ages. Head to central Belfast for some time to relax before dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: Titanic Belfast & Walking Tour
    Tour central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated liner. In the afternoon, join a local guide for a walking tour of Belfast before spending time on your own.
    (B)


    Day 4: Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk
    Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This scenic region is one of the locations for “Game of Thrones.” Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle, and in Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls that encircle the compact old city.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: Donegal Castle & Westport
    Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. Stop in Donegal town for a tour of Donegal Castle, built by the O’Donnell chieftain in the 15th century and expanded in the 17th century. Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Head to Westport for a gentle walking tour of this historic town.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: Sheep Herding & Westport House
    Enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick and stop in the beautiful village of Leenane. Head to a local farm to watch skilled dogs herding sheep. View Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. Enjoy a drink before taking a guided tour of Westport House, an 18th-century home complete with its original contents, including portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy dinner in Westport House.
    (B,D)


    Day 7: Galway & Cliffs of Moher
    Travel to Galway for some free time to explore the city. Head out to see the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. Enjoy an evening at a medieval-style banquet in an authentic Irish castle.
    (B, D)


    Day 8: Literary Tea with Scones & Dingle Peninsula
    Travel the outskirts of Limerick and along the River Shannon into County Kerry. Sample tea and scones in the family pub of one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, John B. Keane. Journey along the Dingle Peninsula to Slea Head for glorious scenic views of hills and coastline. Stop in Dingle for refreshment or a look around before heading to Killarney.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: Killarney’s Lakes & Jaunting Car Ride
    Enjoy a scenic traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Head to Kenmare for a look around and a casual lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies View. Return to Killarney where the evening is free for independent dining and perhaps a visit to a local pub with live music.
    (B, L)


    Day 10: Blarney Castle & Waterford
    Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the lovely gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. In Dungarvan, enjoy an Irish coffee and traditional music at the Marine Bar. Continue to Waterford where a local guide will lead a stroll around the historic port city.
    (B, D)


    Day 11: Waterford & Dunbrody’s Famine Ship
    Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. In New Ross explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship which transported people to North America during the 1840’s Famine. In Dublin, enjoy dinner at Taylors Three Rock Pub with traditional Irish songs and step-dancing.
    (B, D)


    Day 12: Dublin Sightseeing
    Enjoy your day in Dublin independently, on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Use your voucher to visit your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions: Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Offi ce Museum. In the evening, dine at one of the many restaurants or pubs that Dun Loaghaire has to offer.
    (B)


    Day 13: Tour Ends In Dublin
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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