2019 - 8 Day Irish Spirit
3 & 4 Star Vacation - 7 Nights /13 Meals
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Irish Spirit 9 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences

  • Head out to a traditional Irish pub in Killarney, and chat with locals over a pint and some music.
  • Walk in the footsteps of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara as you tour the village where "The Quiet Man"was filmed.
  • Visit the Jameson Distillery Midleton and learn the story of Irish whiskey.

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts B
  • 1 lunch at Eddie's of Clonbur L
  • 5 dinners D including a fun Irish Night in Killarney and a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Abbey Tavern

Trip Highlights

  • GPO Museum in Dublin
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Skellig Experience
  • The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Hotels - 7 Nights

  • Ashling Hotel or Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel | Dublin (1 night)
  • Dooley’s Hotel | Waterford (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Lodge at Ashford Castle| Mayo (2 nights)
  • Grand Canal Hotel | Dublin (1 night)
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    2019Irish Spirit - 8 Days / 7 Nights / 13 Meals

    Day 1: Dublin Tour & GPO Museum
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on a tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, and a drive long the wide O’Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum to discover the fascinating story of the role played by the General Post Office in the making of modern Ireand. Enjoy a welcome drink before dining independently at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

    Day 2: Kilkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal
    Enjoy the Irish countryside as you head to the city of Kilkenny to visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. Immerse yourself in its rich history through its collection of portraits and artefacts. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces by skilled glass blowers and cutters during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide to learn about the region’s history.
    (B, D)

    Day 3: Jameson Experience & Blarney Castle
    Head out to Midleton, County Cork for a tour of the Jameson Experience Midleton, a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey complete with a sample at the end. Next up, treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills Then visit the famous Blarney Castle with a climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. After dinner, you may want to explore town on your own, perhaps sampling a lively pub or two.
    (B, D)

    Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Irish Night
    Start your day with a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Cross over to Valentia Island and learn about the island of Skellig Michael, home of early Christian monks and where scenes from the film “Star Wars VII” were filmed. Stop in the charming village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening, head out for an Irish night of dinner and a traditional show.
    (B, D)

    Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & The Lodge at Ashford Castle
    Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Relax as you travel through the Burren and on to Cong where your hotel sits within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle. Take time to relax before dinner in the Lodge. You may choose to explore the beautiful gardens and grounds, or the castle itself, which is open to guests as long as there are no special events taking place.
    (B, D)

    Day 6: "The Quiet Man" & Connemara
    In Cong, take a walking tour with a local guide to see locations for "The Quiet Man", the classic film made in the village in 1952 with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Dine on a casual lunch at Eddies of Clonbur, a traditional pub. Explore scenic Connemara and the crossroads known as the Maam Cross. Return to the Lodge at Ashford so that you may enjoy many of the facilities it has to offer.
    (B, L)

    Day 7: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern
    Head to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Continue your journey to Dublin and enjoy the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city. Finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
    (B, D)

    Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin
    Your tour ends after breakfast.

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



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    Sat Apr 27, 2019Sat May 04 2019US$2299
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    Sat May 04 2019Sat May 11, 2019US$2399
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    Thu May 09 2019Thu May 16, 2019US$2499
    Thu May 16, 2019Thu May 23, 2019US$2549
    Sat May 18, 2019Sat May 25, 2019US$2649
    Sat May 25, 2019Sat Jun 01 2019US$3049
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    Thu May 30, 2019Thu Jun 06 2019US$2699
    Thu Jun 06 2019Thu Jun 13, 2019US$2749
    Sat Jun 22, 2019Sat Jun 29, 2019US$3149
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    Thu Jul 04 2019Thu Jul 11, 2019US$2699
    Thu Jul 11, 2019Thu Jul 18, 2019US$2699
    Thu Jul 18, 2019Thu Jul 25, 2019US$2699
    Sat Jul 20, 2019Sat Jul 27, 2019US$2699
    Sat Jul 27, 2019Sat Aug 03 2019US$3099
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    Sat Aug 03 2019Sat Aug 10, 2019US$2699
    Thu Aug 15, 2019Thu Aug 22, 2019US$2749
    Sat Aug 17, 2019Sat Aug 24, 2019US$2699
    Thu Sep 05 2019Thu Sep 12, 2019US$2749
    Sat Sep 07 2019Sat Sep 14, 2019US$2699
    Sat Sep 14, 2019Sat Sep 21, 2019US$3049
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    Sat Sep 21, 2019Sat Sep 28, 2019US$2549
    Sat Oct 05 2019Sat Oct 12, 2019US$2349
    Thu Oct 10, 2019Thu Oct 17, 2019US$2349
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    Sat Oct 12, 2019Sat Oct 19, 2019US$2349

    Single room supplement: $840


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