2019 - 10 Day Irish Legends
4 Star Vacation - 9 Nights /17 Meals

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Authentic Local Experiences

  • Sip a drin while enjoying an informal talk at the South Pole Inn, to learn about Irishman Tom Crean, an early explorer who braved the South Pole.
  • Explore the story of Irish emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel used during the 1840s Famine to bring emigrants to North America, and also at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, a museum showcasing 1500 years of Irish emigration and history.

Dining Experiences

  • 9 breakfasts (B)
  • 2 lunches (L)
  • 6 dinners (D) including Dunboyne Castle Hotel welcome dinner, a drink with dinner and entertainment at Foley’s Bar and Restaurant, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Abbey Tavern.

Trip Highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aran Islands Excursion
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Sean’s Bar, oldest pub in Ireland
  • Dun Aengus Fort
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Irish National Stud & Gardens

Hotels - 9 Nights

  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel | Dunboyne (1 nights)
  • Newpark Hotel | Kilkenny (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
  • Salthill Hotel | Galway (2 nights)
  • North Star Hotel | Dublin (2 nights)
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    2019 Irish Legends 10 Days / 9 Nights / 17 meals

    Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Malahide Castle
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at Dunboyne Castle. Ensure you book an appropriate transfer to Dunboyne Castle as there is no public transportation service there. Head out to visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185 and filled with medieval artifacts. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)


    Day 2: National Stud &Kilkenny Walk
    Visit the home of equine royalty, the Irish National Stud, where you’ll see immaculately bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Take a walk around the grounds to see St. Fiachra’s Garden and the miniature Japanese Gardens. Take a walking tour of Kilkenny with a local guide along the Medieval Mile, the main thoroughfare to see historic streets and buildings. Enjoy lunch in the Kilkenny Design Centre. The evening is free for dining on your own.
    (B, L)


    Day 3: Waterford Crystal & Dunbrody Famine Ship
    Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Then join a local guide for a gentle walking tour to hear stories about the Waterford’s long history and some of its colorful characters. Explore more of the town with time for lunch on your own, and head to New Ross to explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel used during the 1840s Famine to transport emigrants to North America.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: Cobh Heritage Centre & Blarney Castle
    Travel south to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic and where many places associated with the liner still exist. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America. Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House. Treat yourself to quality Irish goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Killarney.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: Killarney & Dingle Peninsula
    Spend the morning at leisure in Killarney, a little town with an ideal location beside Ireland’s highest mountains. Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula as you drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Take a group photo amidst the scenic landscape. Stop at the South Pole Inn to learn about Tom Crean, an early Irish explorer who braved the South Pole. Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley’s Bar and Restaurant before returning to Killarney.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Galway Panoramic Tour
    Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs where on a clear day you can see great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd sheep. Head to Galway for a panoramic city tour.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: Aran Islands Excursion & Pre-Historic Dun Aengus Fort
    Set out across the Galway Bay for Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. These rocky islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintain traditional fishing and farming methods. Head to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below. Explore Kilronan, the main town, and enjoy a casual lunch before returning by ferry.
    (B, L)


    Day 8: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Sean's Bar
    Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Marvel at elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Head to nearby Athlone and stop at Sean’s Bar. This pub has a documented history going right back to 900 AD. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries were discovered. In the evening, head to Dublin's Abbey Tavern for an Irish dinner and lively show.
    (B,D)


    Day 9: Independent Bus Tour
    Enjoy your day in Dublin indepedently on the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and a visit to your choice of one of Dublin's top attractions - Guiness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum.
    (B)


    Day 10: Tour Ends in Dublin
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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