2019 Irish Myths & Legends
4 & 5 Star Vacation - 7 Nights /17 Meals
Guided Family Vacation

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Highlights

Irish Spirit 9 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences

  • Compete with your fellow travellers as you cook a traditional Irish meal with a local chef.
  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with his highly skilled dogs to control a flock of sheep.
  • Cruise to Spike Island to see a fort where 2,300 prisoners were held in Victorian times and enjoy a personalized picnic lunch.

Dining Experiences

  • 3 dinners (D) including dinner in a Pullman Railway car
  • 3 lunches (L) plus afternoon tea and scones
  • 7 daily hot breakfasts (B)

Trip Highlights

  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • Rathbaun Farm visit with a sheepdog demonstration and tea with scones
  • Aran Islands cruise and Dun Aengus Fort
  • Hands on cooking experience
  • Viking Splash Tour
  • Blarney Castle
  • Galway Walking Tour

Hotels - 7 Nights

  • Johnston House Hotel | Meath (2)
  • Clayton Hotel Silver Springs | Cork (2)
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel (or similar) | Galway (2)
  • Clayton Limerick Hotel | Limerick (1)
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      Itinerary

       

      2019 Irish Myths & Legends 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

      Day 1: DUBLIN ARRIVAL & MEATH
      After landing at Dublin Airport, travel to the beautiful countryside of County Meath. Arrive at the Johnstown Estate, a beautiful 18th-century Georgian manor, and meet your tour director and travel companions over a welcome drink.
      (D)


      Day 2: DUBLIN CITY & COOKING EXPERIENCE
      Drive into Dublin for a Viking Splash tour to see the highlights of the city by land and by water including Trinity College, Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Roll up your sleeves and cook your own lunch with a professional chef. Return to Meath and relax.
      (B, L)


      Day 3: BLARNEY CASTLE & BBQ
      Head south through the countryside to Cork. Take a walk with a guide around the stunning grounds of Blarney Castle, home of the famous stone that promises the gift of the gab to all who kiss it. Climb the battlements and kiss the stone, or just enjoy the view. Browse around the village of Blarney, charmingly set around a large village green before heading to the Clayton Hotel Silversprings, located just outside the center of Ireland’s second-largest city, where you will enjoy dinner.
      (B, D)


      Day 4: SPIKE ISLAND & KINSALE
      Drive to Cobh and take a short cruise to Spike Island. The local guide will share the history of the island as you make your way to the Fortress to explore independently, afterwards enjoy a personalized picnic lunch with your family. In the afternoon spend free time in the historic fishing town of Kinsale before returning to your hotel.
      (B, L)


      Day 5: CLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY
      Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Travel along the coastline of County Clare. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic. Travel through the Burren, a unique region of limestone hills where many rare flowers thrive in the sheltered crevices. Continue to Galway for a gentle walking tour to see the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle, and the narrow streets. Enjoy dinner in a Pullman Railway car, and you will see two original carriages from the Agatha Christie film, ”Murder on the Orient Express.“
      (B, D)


      Day 6: ARAN ISLAND TOUR & DUN AENGUS FORT
      Take a ferry from Rossaveal to Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands, renowned for traditional fishing and farming methods and where the popular intricately patterned fishermen’s sweaters originated. Head to Dun Aengus Fort, a huge prehistoric fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below. Enjoy lunch and free time in Kilronan, the main town, before returning to Galway with time to relax.
      (B, L)


      Day 7: RATHBAUN FARM & LIMERICK
      In Ardrahan visit Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque 150-year old farmhouse with a variety of animals. Learn about traditional farming practices, watch a sheepdog demonstration, and enjoy homemade tea and scones. Continue to the historic city of Limerick and check into your hotel. Take a walking tour along the Shannon River in Limerick, passing the Treaty Stone and King John’s Castle, followed by a farewell dinner.
      (B, D)


      Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN SHANNON
      Your tour 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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      8 days Dublin to Shannon
      Start
      Dublin
      End     
      Shannon
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      Sat Apr 27, 2019Sat May 04 2019US$1949
       
       
       
      Sat May 25, 2019Sat Jun 01 2019US$2549
       
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      Sat Jun 22, 2019Sat Jun 29, 2019US$2449
       
       
       
      Sat Jun 29, 2019Sat Jul 06 2019US$2849
       
      Guaranteed Small Group
       
      Sat Jul 13, 2019Sat Jul 20, 2019US$2649
       
       
       
      Sat Aug 03 2019Sat Aug 10, 2019US$2649
       
       
       
      Sat Aug 17, 2019Sat Aug 24, 2019US$2649
       
       
       
      Sat Sep 07 2019Sat Sep 14, 2019US$2989
       
      Guaranteed Small Group
       
      Sat Oct 12, 2019Sat Oct 19, 2019US$2149
       
       
       
       

      Single room supplement: $700

       

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