Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour begins 2:00 PM at the Limerick hotel.
Following a short trip around Limerick,
you’ll step back in time at King John’s
Castle. Immerse yourself in the rich history
of Limerick with costumed guides and
touchscreen technology. Then join your
group for a welcome drink before heading
to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle where
you’ll dine with lords and ladies at a
Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs
of Moher – soaring 700 feet above the
Atlantic surf. Relax on the ferry ride across
the River Shannon Estuary, and travel along
the river shore to Foynes. Visit the Flying
Boat & Maritime Museum and see how these
great machines changed the world of travel.
Discover the story behind Irish coffee and
sample this authentic warming drink. Head to
Killarney National Park where you’ll view Ross
Castle from a traditional jaunting car ride.
Later, enjoy free time before dinner.
Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic
drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of stops
to capture photos of Ireland’s natural beauty.
Cross to Valentia Island to visit Skellig
Experience, where you’ll learn about the offshore
island of Skellig Michael, home of early
Christian monks and the filming of scenes
from the film “Star Wars VII.” Passing through
Waterville and the village of Sneem, stop at
Moll’s Gap for views of the mountainous
Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Experience farm life
at a nearby farm and watch specially trained
dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney for
dinner at the award-winning Rozzers
Restaurant at The Killeen House.
Visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the
“Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the
lovely parklands and gardens. Treat yourself
to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney
Woollen Mills before heading to the Cobh
Heritage Centre where you can trace your
ancestors, learn more about the ill-fated
Titanic and Lusitania, or immerse yourself in
the history of Irish emigrants. Relax as you
follow the coastal route to Waterford. In
the evening take a gentle walk with a local
historian who will reveal Waterford’s Viking
and medieval past.
Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces
during your visit to the House of Waterford
Crystal. Travel through the scenery of
the Wicklow Mountains on the way to
Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful
destinations. There you’ll explore the remains
of one of the most important monastic sites
in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th
century. Continue on to an elegant Victorian
mansion overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun
Laoghaire Harbour – your hotel for the
night. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry
Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show
of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing.
Take a morning guided tour of Dublin.
Highlights include elegant Georgian
townhouses with brightly painted doors, the
River Liffey, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum,
and Ireland’s national cemetery which is
a who’s who of modern Irish history. The
afternoon and evening are free for you to
explore and dine on your own. Use your
independent open-top bus tour voucher to
visit one of the featured attractions.
the home of equine royalty, The Irish National
Stud, where you’ll see immaculately bred
stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking
foals, and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the
delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra’s
Garden, including its miniature Japanese
Gardens. Travel to the imposing and deluxe
Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant
surroundings of this wonderful fairytale castle.
Savor a delicious farewell dinner in the
oak-paneled dining room – a fitting way to
spend the last evening of your Irish tour.
Your tour ends after breakfast. Depart from Shannon Airport
B: Breakfast; D: Dinner