Savor a true taste of 'Irish Splendor' when you spend the night in a stately castle. Relax by a roaring peat fire. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Tour rollicking Dublin and share a conversation with the locals at a pub featuring traditional Irish entertainers. Choose from a selection of Killarney's best restaurants with our 'Diner's Choice.' Sip on the 'Water of Life' at a whiskey distillery. Visit Kilmainham Gaol, one of Ireland's most historic prisons. Explore the spectacular Dingle Peninsula and drive the Slea Head road for majestic coastal views. Gaze upon the historic Rock of Cashel. Visit the famous Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods. Meet a local family and enjoy tea and scones at their farm. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. From the breathtaking sights of Kerry to the historic Rock of Cashel, gaze across the countryside and culture of Ireland.
|Offer valid through 6/30/2017|
|Day 1||Dublin||Overnight Flight: Experience a true taste of 'Irish Splendor' on a trip that combines fabulous accommodations, stunning scenery and sumptuous food. Join us and return to times gone by during your unforgettable tour of the amazing 'Emerald Isle.'|
|Day 2||Dublin||Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins: Open your tour in Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening.|
|Day 3||Dublin||Dublin: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin, the 'Fair City.' Take in O'Connell Street, Grafton Street and the city's magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. Tour Kilmainham Gaol, the historic prison that held some of Ireland's most famous political and military leaders, including Charles Stewart Parnell and Eamon de Valera. Next, enjoy some leisure time to explore the cultural offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. Perhaps you'll choose to tour the Guinness Storehouse to learn about the brewing process that creates this beloved beverage, plus how to pour and enjoy the perfect pint.|
|Day 4||Dublin||Dublin - Killarney: Depart Dublin for Ireland's breathtaking countryside. Visit the town of Cashel for views of the historic Rock of Cashel, the reputed location where St. Patrick preached and converted the King of Munster. Next, journey to historic Blarney Castle where you have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. End your day in charming Killarney. This evening, it's Diner's ChoiceÃ¢?Â¦your dinner is included and you'll choose the perfect spot from a 'menu' of Killarney's great restaurants.|
|Day 5||Killarney||Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney: Set off this morning to follow what is perhaps Ireland's most majestic coastal route - the stunning Dingle Peninsula. Stop at the Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Travel to the town of Dingle and then drive the beautiful Slea Head road, where some of the country's most spectacular landscapes are found.|
|Day 6||Killarney||Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Ennis: Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm, plus savor homemade tea and scones. Continue to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. End your day in the charming town of Ennis. Enjoy the ambience of your historic hotel, cozy up to its roaring peat fire and feel the warmth of Irish hospitality.|
|Day 7||Ennis||Ennis - Tullamore/Kilbeggan - Kingscourt: Start your day with a cross-country journey to Irish whiskey territory. The ancient towns of Tullamore and Kilbeggan have long been associated with the whiskey industry. Become engaged in the process of whiskey making and enjoy a tasting of the final product during a visit to one of these historic distilleries. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner.|
|Day 8||Kingscourt||Kingscourt - Tour Ends: Your tour ends in Kingscourt.|
|Killarney Avenue Killarney, Ireland||Old Ground Hotel Ennis, Ireland|
|Cabra Castle Kingscourt, Ireland||Ashling Hotel Dublin 8, Ireland|
|* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies. |
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.