15 Days Jewels of Ireland Tour Package from Irish Tourism $1928/- (Posted on Jun 14 2011)

15 Days Jewels of Ireland Tour Package from Irish Tourism $1928/-

JEWELS OF IRELAND TOUR 15 Days / 14 Nights
from $1,928 Land Only

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Your Escorted Coach Tour of Ireland Includes

13 days/11 nights/21 meals

  • Group transfers on arrival and departure
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with complimentary visit and a drink at the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery
  • Services of a professional Irish tour director
  • Superior first class hotels with private bath/shower for 13 nights
  • 13 full Irish breakfasts (B)
  • 11 dinners (D) including:
Belfast Fish

Belfast Fish

– Dinner and traditional Irish entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub – Medieval banquet and entertainment at Knappogue Castle – Dinner and Irish step dancing display a Cabra Castle Hotel
– 8 table d’hote dinners

  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Dublin & Belfast with a local guide
  • Walking tours of Derry & Kinsale with local guide
  • “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong
  • Catamaran cruise of Killary Fjord with an Irish coffee
  • Slieve League Sea Cliffs followed by home-baked scones with coffee or tea
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Glendalough Visitor Centre, Rock of Cashel, Muckross House & Gardens, Blasket Experience, Gallarus Oratory, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher, Burren Display Center, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, Museum of Country Life, Knock Shrine, W. B. Yeats’ Grave, Belleek Pottery Factory, Triona Design, Giant’s Causeway and Battle of the Boyne Centre.
  • Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

HOTELS
Stay at the following (or similar):

  • Davenport Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Carlton Hotel, Kinsale (1 night)
  • Benner’s Hotel, Dingle (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
  • Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (2 nights) (Knockranny Hotel, Westport for Jul 21 departure)
  • Mill Park Hotel, Donegal (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
  • Burlington Hotel, Dublin (1 night)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Belfast
  • Burren
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Connemara
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Dublin
  • Dublin Castle
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Glendalough
  • Killarney
  • Rock Of Cashel
  • Belleek Pottery Factory
  • Blasket Centre
  • Galway
  • Killary Harbour
  • Kinsale
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Quiet Man
  • Slieve League
  • W. B. Yeats’ grave
  • Derry
  • Dingle
  • Museum Of Country Life
  • Connemara Celtic Crystal
  • Flying Boat Museum
  • Guinness
  • Jameson
  • Muckross House
  • Trinity College

ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Dublin
Travel to Dublin on an overnight flight to start your vacation. Relax with inflight meals and entertainment. Land only tour starts on day 2.

burren trailer homes

burren trailer homes

Day 2: Dublin Castle & City Tour
Arrive in Dublin Airport, complete immigration formalities and pick up your luggage. Go to the CIE Tours desk in the Arrivals Hall to arrange a group transfer to your hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. If your flight arrives later, you will need to transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00 pm tour Dublin city center with a local guide to see elegant Georgian squares with the famous colorful doorways, Trinity College, Leinster House, St. Stephen’s Green and O’Connell Street. Tour the State Apartments of Dublin Castle, which date from early Georgian times and contain magnificently-furnished chambers with Waterford Crystal chandeliers. Back at your hotel enjoy a welcome drink to learn more about your tour.

Day 3: Glendalough & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
This morning take a drive south through the lovely Wicklow Mountains to visit the Glendalough Visitor Centre and learn about St. Kevin’s 6th century monastery. Walk through the ruined churches and round tower, which are set in a peaceful valley between two lakes.Return to Dublin where the afternoon is free to take your independent sightseeing open-top bus tour and visit Guinness or Jameson. In the evening head to Taylors Three Rock for dinner & a show. (B, D)

Day 4: Rock of Cashel & Historic Kinsale
Drive south and pause for photos at the Rock of Cashel, a stately limestone outcrop topped with medieval ruins. Continue to Kinsale, a delightful old town on a narrow inlet of the sea. Formerly a fishing and merchant town, today it is renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walking tour around the historic town centre and the head to your elegant resort hotel. (B, D)

Day 5: Muckross House & Killarney
This morning drive via Macroom and Kenmare to Killarney. Tour the 19th century Muckross House with a guide to tell you about influential owners and visitors. Take a walk around the charming gardens with mature trees in a parkland setting. Explore Killarney on your own before driving via Killorglin along the Dingle Peninsula, the most westerly landmass in Europe. Enjoy views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Check into your hotel located in the centre of this vibrant little town. (B, D)

Day 6: Dingle & Gallarus Oratory
Today discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away.” Enjoy great scenic views as you drive to Slea Head at the westernmost tip. Tour the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy families who eked out a living by farming and fishing. Next visit Gallarus Oratory, a small church built between the 6th and 9th centuries. It was built with corbel vaulting and no mortar, but has remained watertight through the centuries. Drive to the Conor Pass for sweeping 360° views before returning to Dingle. Enjoy the facilities at your hotel or take a stroll before dinner. (B, D)

Day 7: Flying Boat Museum & Cliffs Of Moher
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, near the River Shannon. During the 1930’s and early 1940’s, the Port of Foynes was a hive of activity with Pan Am’s Clipper traffic between the United States and Europe. The museum’s exhibits and memorabilia recall this era. Travel alongside the River Shannon Estuary, passing Limerick and through the County Clare countryside on the way to Ennis. Check into your hotel. At 2:30pm depart for the dramatic Cliffs of Moher that plunge down to the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening head to Knappogue Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 8: Poulnabrone Dolmen & Connemara Crystal
Visit the Burren Display Centre to learn about the Burren and view the Poulnabrone Dolmen, a Neolithic burial place dating to 4,000 BC. Visit the Connemara Crystal Factory to see a skilled glass cutter at work and then drive to Galway to check in to your hotel overlooking Galway Bay. (B,D)

Day 9: Quiet Man Walk & Cruise
Drive through Headford to Cong, a charming village where the 1952 movie, “The Quiet Man,” was filmed starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. A short walking tour will show you movie locations and the ruins of Cong Abbey. Travel through Connemara, renowned for delightful landscapes with misty hills. Sheep graze freely over the open land and in places people cut peat, which is used for home heating. Then cruise along Killary Fjord to enjoy an Irish Coffee while surveying lovely scenery, before returning to Galway via Kylemore Abbey. (B, D)

Day 10: Museum of Country Life & Belleek China
Outside Castlebar visit the Museum of Country Life. View collections of domestic goods, used in everyday living from 1850 to 1950. Exhibits and a movie explain how country people lived by farming. Make a brief stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock and view W. B. Yeats’ Grave, situated near the distinctive outline of Ben Bulben mountain in County Sligo. Continue to Belleek for a tour of the Belleek Pottery Factory, founded in the mid-19th century to create employment. Drive to Donegal town for your next overnight stop. (B, D)

Day 11: Slieve League & Donegal
Drive to the fishing port of Killybegs and on to Teelin to view Slieve League sea cliffs, which reach 1,972 feet, making them the highest in Europe. The cliffs drop straight down to the wild Atlantic waves and the views are marvelous. Continue through the majestic Glengesh Pass to Ardara. Visit Triona Design to see demonstrations of spinning, weaving and knitting. Return to Donegal town for free time before returning to your nearby hotel. (B, D)

Day 12: Derry & Giant’s Causeway
Travel to Derry for a walking tour with a local guide around the city center to see the medieval city walls, the Diamond and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Continue south to experience wonderful views of mountains, valleys and bays along the “Nine Glens of Antrim.” Drive to your centrally located hotel in Belfast. You will have time to take a walk or you may like to visit the ornate Victorian bar, Crown Liquor Saloon, just across the street. (B, D)

Day 13: Belfast & Cabra Castle
Tour Belfast with a local guide to see Victorian buildings, the Harland & Wolff shipyards where the Titanic was built and the Falls Road and Shankill residential areas. In the afternoon drive south past the Mourne Mountains to Cabra Castle. After dinner, enjoy a display of intricate step-dancing.(B,D)

Day 14: Battle of the Boyne & Dublin
In Drogheda visit the Battle of the Boyne Centre. Learn about the 1690 conflict between King william III and his father-in-law, King James II. Then travel into Dublin and enjoy free time. You can take an open-top bus tour and visit Guinness or Jameson if you did not use your vouchers at the start of your tour. (B)

muckross house killarney

muckross house killarney

Day 15: Depart from Dublin Airport
Complimentary group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at either 6:00, 9:00 or 12:00pm. After check-in you will have time to shop at the duty-free stores. (B)

DATES & PRICES
B=Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Depart
USA-DUB
Return
DUB-USA
Land Only
Thu Jun 16 Thu Jun 30 $ 2,458
Thu Jun 23 Thu Jul 07 $ 2,458
Thu Jun 30 Thu Jul 14 $ 2,468
Thu Jul 07 Thu Jul 21 $ 2,458
Thu Jul 14 Thu Jul 28 $ 2,458
Thu Jul 21 Thu Aug 04 $ 2,458
Thu Jul 28 Thu Aug 11 $ 2,458
Thu Aug 04 Thu Aug 18 $ 2,458
Thu Aug 11 Thu Aug 25 $ 2,458
Thu Aug 18 Thu Sep 01 $ 2,458
Thu Aug 25 Thu Sep 08 $ 2,458
Thu Sep 01 Thu Sep 15 $ 2,458
Thu Sep 08 Thu Sep 22 $ 2,458
Thu Sep 15 Thu Sep 29 $ 2,458
Thu Sep 22 Thu Oct 06 $ 2,298
Thu Sep 29 Thu Oct 13 $ 2,298
Thu Oct 06 Thu Oct 20 $ 2,146
Thu Oct 13 Thu Oct 27 $ 2,146
Thu Oct 20 Thu Nov 03 $ 1,928
Thu Oct 27 Thu Nov 10 $ 1,928

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Posted by on Jun 14 2011. Filed under Dublin, Europe, Featured, Galway, Ireland, Killarney, Limerick, Sligo, Waterford.

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