2018 - 8 Day The Irish Pub Tour
3 & 4 Star Vacation - 7 Nights /13 Meals
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Irish Pubs & Folklore 8 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences

  • Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
  • Discover the rich history of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile as you explore with a local guide.
  • Happen upon live music on a pub crawl through 18th century Westport.

Dining Experiences

  • 6 dinners (D) including an Irish night at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and a 12th Century Brazen Head Pub folk dinner.
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 7 daily hot breakfasts (B)

Trip Highlights

  • Aillwee Cave
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Guinness Storehouse Tour
  • Smithwick’s Experience
  • Teeling Distillery
  • South Pole Inn with Irish coffee
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

Hotels - 7 Nights

  • Ballsbridge Hotel | Dublin or
  • Croke Park Hotel | Dublin (1)
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel | Kilkenny (1)
  • International Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • Armada Hotel | Spanish Point (1)
  • Wyatt Hotel | Westport (1)
  • Ashling Hotel | Dublin (1)
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The Irish Pub Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights

Day 1: Dublin Tour & Guinness Storehouse
Tour starts 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Cross the River Liffey to drive along the wide O’Connell Street and view the General Post Office where the 1916 Uprising started. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s “black beer,” and after pulling your own pint enjoy views of Dublin from the rooftop bar. Back at the hotel, enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then dine on your own at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

Day 2: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Smithwick’s Experience
Explore Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Head to Kilkenny for a walking tour through Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to view merchants’ houses and historic pubs. Visit Smithwick’s Experience brewery for a tour and enjoy a sample. Spend some free time browsing the charming city before dinner.
(B, D)


Day 3: House of Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle
Head to the ancient port of Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit. 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. Pass through County Cork to Killarney where you’ll have free time to explore some of the lively musical pubs.
(B, D)


Day 4: Dingle Peninsula & Kate Kearney’s Cottage Dinner
Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Enjoy some time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing.
(B, D)


Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Aillwee Cave
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay, of Connemara and the Aran Islands. A short drive will bring you into Doolin for lunch at McGann’s Pub. Next visit Aillwee Cave for a guided stroll through the underground caverns. Travel to Spanish Point, named after the ships of the 1588 Spanish Armada that were wrecked there. Enjoy a drink at Johnny Burke’s Pub at the Armada Hotel before dinner.
(B, L, D)


Day 6: Galway & Westport Walk
Drive around the shores of Galway Bay and stop in Galway for some leisure time to explore independently. Continue through Connemara with its hills, lakes, and open country where mountain sheep roam freely. Stop in Leenane, where the movie “The Field” was made. Continue to Westport and enjoy a drink while taking a pub walking tour of this attractive estate town built in 1780, with buildings steeped in history and traditional pubs, many with live music.
(B, D)


Day 7: Teeling Distillery & 12th Century Brazen Head Pub
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit Teeling Distillery, a distillery in the heart of the city, and sample the aged whiskey. Head to the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of “Food, Folk and Fairies” where story-telling will reveal Ireland’s myths and beliefs in times past.
(B, D)


Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

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Wed Sep 19, 2018Wed Sep 26, 2018US$2375
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018Wed Oct 17, 2018US$1630
 
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Single room supplement: $385

 

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