Taste of Ireland (Tour C, 5 Day)
5 days with CIE Tours Rating:
Day 1: DUBLIN & MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB
Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on an orientation tour of Dublin city center. Highlights include the main thoroughfares to see historic building such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed, and O’Connell Street to view the General Post Office where the 1916 Rising started. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show. (D)
Day 2: BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY
Relax and enjoy the picturesque midlands of Ireland, with its many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Continue into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in the charming town of Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains forming a backdrop. (B, D)
Day 3: RING OF KERRY & SKELLIG EXPERIENCE
Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of photo stops along the way. Enjoy a casual lunch before crossing the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian monks on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the “Star Wars VII” movie. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly-painted houses and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration. Enjoy the evening in Killarney for dinner on your own and perhaps a visit to one of the town’s many lively pubs. (B, L)
Day 4: CLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL 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. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the charming town of Ennis to Bunratty. In the evening head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a memorable experience. During and after the meal lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music. (B, D)
Day 5: SHANNON DEPARTURE
Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)
All This Included
This tour is a great introduction to the Emerald Isle. You'll have a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, view the scenic Ring of Kerry and majestic Cliffs of Moher, enjoy a medieval banquet, and so much more.
Dublin: Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
Killarney: Killarney Towers Hotel
Bunratty: Bunratty Castle Hotel
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