2019 - 12 Day Irish Odyssey
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Irish Odyssey 12 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Visit the Brú na Boinne Visitor Center to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange, which remain mysterious marvels to this day
  • Enjoy a special brew designed exclusively for CIE Tours at Walled City Brewery in Derry
  • Relax as you take in a special step-dancing display at the Cabra Castle Hotel

Trip Highlights:

  • Ballintubber Abbey
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Brú na Boinne Visitor Center
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Titanic Belfast

Dining Experiences:

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 9 dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub with live show, a local venue in Dingle, the Walled City Brewery Restaurant, and group farewell dinner in the Knightsbrook Hotel.

Hotels:

  • Herbert Park Hotel | Dublin (2 nights)
  • The River Lee Hotel | Cork (1 night)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Galmont Hotel | Galway (2 nights)
  • City Hotel | Derry (2 nights)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel | Kingscourt (1 night)
  • Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort | Trim, Co. Meath (1 night)
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    2019 IRISH ODYSSEY 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS / 21 MEALS

    Day 1: Dublin Tour & Kilmainham Gaol
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on a tour of highlights to view Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the General Post Office and Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland’s leaders were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

    Day 2: EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum & Taylors Three Rock Pub
    Visit EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum, the world's only fully digital museum, and discover the story of the 10 million people who have left Ireland in the last 1,500 years. Your afternoon is free to explore Dublin. Later, enjoy dinner and entertainment at Taylors Three Rock Pub.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: Farmhouse Visit & House of Waterford Crystal
    Travel through Kildare to visit a traditional farmhouse and learn about country living while enjoying tea and scones. At the House of Waterford Crystal watch experienced craftspeople blow glass and cut crystal. Continue along the south coast to Cork for dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: Blarney Castle & Killarney
    Start your day with a local guide on a brief walking tour of Cork and the English Market. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll through the lovely gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Enjoy the scenery in Counties Cork and Kerry as you head to the colorful town of Kenmare. Stop at Moll’s Gap for great views of part of the Ring of Kerry and watch trained dogs herding sheep.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride & Dingle Peninsula
    Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Travel to the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Stop at Slea Head to admire the views and take photos. Enjoy an early dinner at a charming pub in Dingle before returning to Killarney.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Galway
    Sample tea and scones in a pub in Listowel associated with the writer J. B. Keane. Embark on a ferry ride across River Shannon Estuary and drive along the coast of County Clare. View the famous Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower for views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. Join a local guide for a walking tour of Galway.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: Connemara & Corrib Cruise
    Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Take a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib and sip some creamy Irish coffee. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through the elegant mansion set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch before returning to Galway, where the rest of the day is free for independent sightseeing and dining.
    (B, L)


    Day 8: Ballintubber Abbey & Belleek Pottery
    Travel north to Claremorris to visit Ballintubber Abbey, known as “the Abbey that refused to die,” Ireland's only royal Abbey, which has been in continuous use for more than 780 years. Visit Belleek Pottery, then follow the Atlantic shoreline of Donegal Bay to the town of Donegal for some free time. Continue your drive through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: Giant's Causeway & Derry Walk
    Explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Back in Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around the medieval city walls. Take a walk across the Peace Bridge and complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant. You'll enjoy a drink with your dinner and a flight of 4 of the brewery's beers to taste - plus you'll get a bottle of CIE Tours' signature beer to take home.
    (B, D)


    Day 10: Titanic Belfast & Cabra Castle Stay
    Head to Belfast for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon to enjoy this lovely property and perhaps play the 9-hole golf course. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing. .
    (B, D)


    Day 11: Megalithic Tombs & Farewell Dinner
    Visit the Brú na Boinne Visitor Center to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange. See how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely. Enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, share a farewell dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 12: Tour Ends
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



     

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