2019 - 9 Day Irish Gold
4 Star Vacation - 8 Nights /14 Meals

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Authentic Local Experiences

  • Local guides will impart historic facts and local lore on walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College, Galway and Waterford.
  • See the beautiful ruins of the sixth-century monastery at Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon.

Dining Experiences

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners including a traditional Irish Night in Killarney, and O'Connell's Restaurant in Dublin.

Trip Highlights

  • Blarney Castle
  • Trinity College Book of Kells
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Skellig Experience

Hotels - 8 Nights

  • Royal Marine Hotel | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (1)
  • The Galmont Hotel and Spa | Galway (2 nights) (2)
  • Great Southern Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • Granville Hotel | Waterford (1)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road | Dublin (2)
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    Itinerary

    Irish Gold 9 Days / 8 Nights

    Day 1: Dublin Tour & The Book of Kells
    Tour begins 1:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Head out for an introductory tour of Dublin including O’Connell Street, St Stephen’s Green, the seat of government at Leinster House, and other public buildings. Take a stroll through Trinity College’s campus in the center of the city with a guide and view the priceless 8th century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then enjoy an independent evening at one of Dun Laoghaire’s many restaurants or pubs.

    Day 2: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway City Tour
    Journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour through the city center. Enjoy free time to explore Galway on your own before dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: Connemara Catamaran Cruise & Kylemore Abbey
    Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Head to Kylemore Abbey to see elegant rooms and the charming church, set beside a tranquil lake. Visit the Victorian Walled Gardens and enjoy a casual lunch. Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (Mar 18 – Oct 28 departures). Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city.
    (B, L)


    Day 4: Cliffs, Sheepdogs & Traditional Irish Night
    Travel south around Galway Bay and through the Burren, a region of rounded limestone hills which has a curious lunar-like appearance. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch trained sheepdogs obey their owner as they direct sheep through various obstacles. View the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Embark on a memorable ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Killarney. Head out for a traditional Irish night featuring a lively show with dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: Jaunting Car & Ring of Kerry
    Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane. Head to Muckross House for a guided tour and a stroll through the gardens. Set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry – with plenty of stops for photo opportunities. Savor a light lunch and take a break in the colorful village of Sneem. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge and tour the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian monks on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island that was featured in the “Star Wars VII” movie. Return to Killarney for an evening on your own.
    (B, L)


    Day 6: Blarney Castle & Traditional Music Session
    Drive through the mountains into rich farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before traveling along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford to witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: Waterford Walk & O’Connell’s Restaurant
    In the morning join a local guide for a walking tour through the narrow streets of the old city to discover Waterford’s long history and some of its colorful characters. Later, stop in Kilkenny for a look around the compact city center and have lunch on your own. Partake of the Smithwick’s Experience and enjoy a tasting paddle of their famous ales. Travel to Dublin and in the evening head to the popular O’Connell’s Restaurant for a glass of wine and dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 8: Independent Day in Dublin
    Enjoy an independent Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum.
    (B)


    Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.


     

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    Sun May 05 2019Mon May 13, 2019US$2569
     
     
     
     
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    Sun Jun 02 2019Mon Jun 10, 2019US$3119
     
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    Wed Jun 05 2019Thu Jun 13, 2019US$2719
     
     
     
     
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    Sun Jul 14, 2019Mon Jul 22, 2019US$2719
     
     
     
     
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    Sun Aug 04 2019Mon Aug 12, 2019US$2669
     
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    Wed Aug 07 2019Thu Aug 15, 2019US$3119
     
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    Sun Aug 11, 2019Mon Aug 19, 2019US$2719
     
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    Wed Aug 14, 2019Thu Aug 22, 2019US$2669
     
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    Wed Sep 04 2019Thu Sep 12, 2019US$2719
     
     
     
     
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    Wed Sep 18, 2019Thu Sep 26, 2019US$2719
     
     
     
     
    Wed Sep 25, 2019Thu Oct 03 2019US$2569
     
     
     
     
    Wed Oct 02 2019Thu Oct 10, 2019US$2969
     
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    Wed Oct 09 2019Thu Oct 17, 2019US$2319
     
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    Sun Oct 13, 2019Mon Oct 21, 2019US$2269
     
     
     
     
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