You have Javascript disabled. Certain parts of our site won’t work well without it. For assistance with your inquiries, see more information below about how to contact us.
irish-classic - CIE-Tours

Irish Classic

  • 2019 Irish Classic – 13 Days/12 Nights
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Visit the iconic John B Keane’s Pub in the heart of Listowel. See where he penned some of his most famous works sitting by a blazing fire in a room behind the bar.
  • Sip a creamy Irish coffee as you enjoy a music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan.
  • Discover the colorful histories of Belfast, Derry, Westport, and Waterford on walking tours with local guides.

Trip Highlights:


  • Blarney Castle


  • Cliffs of Moher


  • Crumlin Road Gaol


  • Down Cathedral


  • Dunbrody Famine Ship


  • Giant’s Causeway


  • Titanic Belfast


  • Westport House

Dining Experiences:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 9 dinners including dinner in the drawing room of Westport House, Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style banquet, Taylors Three Rock traditional Irish dinner and show

Hotels:

  • City North Hotel, Meath (1 nights)
  • Hilton Belfast Hotel, Belfast (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry (1 night)
  • Hotel Westport, Westport (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (2 night)

Hotels

Expand All Hide All

Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty

Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty Description:

Nestled in the heart of the historic countryside of Bunratty, this hotel is an ideal base for visiting and touring the cultural West of Ireland. There is a wide selection of dining options from which to choose, including Kathleen’s Bar and Fibber McGee’s Steakhouse Restaurant. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Durty Nelly’s Pub and the shops at the Bunratty Village Mills.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin

Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin Description:

Originally built in 1863, this hotel today offers 228 air-conditioned guestrooms, all featuring modern decor in natural shades with burgundy touches and light-wood furnishings. Experience fine dining or casual bar food and enjoy the award-winning Sansana SPA and Pier Health Club. Dun Laoghaire has many shops and restaurants to explore. The property overlooks Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay and is located eight miles from Dublin city center. Dublin International Airport is 16 miles away, and can be reached by car or airport coach in approximately 45 minutes. Hotel parking.

Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney

Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney Description:

Overlooking Killarney National Park, this classic hotel is within 5 minute walk from the town center. Along with 3 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Stylish, spacious and fully air conditioned, each room offers an unique style with comfortable accommodations.

Hotel Westport, Westport

Hotel Westport, Westport Description:

Surrounded by woodlands, this modern property offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. The open plan restaurant offers great Irish breakfasts and excellent dining. Enjoy a beverage in the Maple Bar and use the extensive spa and leisure facilities. All guest rooms are spacious, with plenty of amenities. Ideal for touring the scenic region, this hotel is very close to the center of Westport town and within easy walking distance of pubs and shops.

CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston

CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston Description:

The gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East, the CityNorth is the main starting or finishing point for visitors exploring the East of Ireland. The Boyne Valley is one long list of Ireland’s must-sees: Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle, Monasterboice…and so much more. Meet our very own Peter Byrne, one of Failte Ireland’s official storytellers.

Granville Hotel, Waterford

Granville Hotel, Waterford Description:

This family-run hotel is one of Ireland’s oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world charm and unique features. The friendly and professional staff are dedicated to making your stay pleasant and memorable. Enjoy delicious menus in the attractive dining room. The bar is a lively meeting place, often with live music. Comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms make for a great stay. Set on the waterfront, in the heart of Waterford city, this hotel is within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.

Hilton Belfast, Belfast

Hilton Belfast, Belfast Description:

Relax at the Hilton Belfast hotel, with 198 contemporary guest rooms equipped with high-speed internet access, a work space and modern amenities. Enjoy river views while dining on classic Irish and British cuisine at Sonoma Restaurant. Listen to soft jazz while sipping on a tempting cocktail at Cables Bar. Get in a workout at the LivingWell Fitness Center. The hotel is located on Lanyon Place, on the banks of the Lagan River and a two-minute walk from the city center and the shopping at Victoria Square.

City Hotel, Derry

City Hotel, Derry Description:

This modern hotel features an open-plan lobby opening out to Thompson’s Restaurant and Coppins Bar. All 146 guest rooms have been designed to the most exacting standards of contemporary styling. The health and fitness club features a swimming pool and gym. Located in downtown Derry, within easy walking distance of Derry’s famous medieval walls and the city’s shops and pubs.

Itinerary

Expand All Hide All

2019 Irish Classic 13 Days / 12 Nights / 22 meals

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.

Day 1Dublin Arrival & Dublin Castle

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your hotel in County Meath, near Dublin airport. Tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses, pass St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College, and cross the River Liffey to drive along O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries and visit the renowned State Apartments. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and before dinner. (D)

Day 2St. Patrick’s Grave & Crumlin Road Gaol

Visit Down Cathedral where St. Patrick’s historical burial site is marked by a huge boulder. Immerse yourself in his work, life, and times in the nearby St. Patrick Centre. Explore Crumlin Road Gaol and see what prison life was like through the ages. Head to central Belfast for some time to relax before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 3Titanic Belfast & Walking Tour

Tour central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated liner. In the afternoon, join a local guide for a walking tour of Belfast before spending time on your own. (B)

Day 4Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk

Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This scenic region is one of the locations for “Game of Thrones.” Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle, and in Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls that encircle the compact old city. (B, D)

Day 5Donegal & Westport

Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep, and the many tweeds made from their wool.Stop at the Slieve League, a stunning expanse of cliffs that are among the highest in Ireland.. Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Head to Westport for a gentle walking tour of this historic town. (B, D)

Day 6Sheep Herding & Westport House

Enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of Croaghpatrick and stop in the beautiful town of Leenane. Head to a local farm to watch skilled dogs herding sheep. View Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. Enjoy a drink before taking a guided tour of Westport House, an 18th-century home complete with its original contents including portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy dinner in Westport House. (B,D)

Day 7Galway & Cliffs of Moher

Travel to Galway for some free time to explore the city. Head out to see the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. Enjoy an evening at Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style banquet. (B, D)

Day 8Literary Tea with Scones & Dingle Peninsula

Travel the outskirts of Limerick and along the River Shannon into County Kerry. Sample tea and scones in a pub associated with the writer, J. B. Keane. Journey along the Dingle Peninsula to Slea Head for glorious scenic views of hills and coastline. Stop in Dingle for refreshment or a look around before heading to Killarney. (B, D)

Day 9Killarney’s Lakes & Jaunting Car Ride

Enjoy a scenic traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Head to Kenmare for a look around and a casual lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies View. Return to Killarney where the evening is free for independent dining and perhaps a visit to a local pub with live music. (B, L)

Day 10Blarney Castle & Traditional Music

Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the lovely gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. In Dungarvan, enjoy an Irish coffee and traditional music at the Marine Bar. Continue to Waterford where a local guide will lead a stroll around the historic old port city. (B, D)

Day 11Waterford & Dunbrody’s Famine Ship

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. In New Ross explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship which transported people to North America during the 1840’s Famine. In Dublin, enjoy dinner at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub with traditional Irish songs and step-dancing.. (B, D)

Day 12Dublin Sightseeing

Spend the day in Dublin with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours), plus a visit to either Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum or the General Post Office Museum. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of Dublin’s many pubs or restaurants. (B)

Day 13Tour Ends In Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

Dates and Prices

No Credit Card Fees credit-card

Select a date to request a quote?

All
Mar 2019
Apr 2019
May 2019
Jun 2019
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
Sep 2019
Oct 2019

Prices are not available at this Moment

Start End Price
Saturday Mar 9, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Mar 21, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $2799 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Mar 23, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 4, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $2799 Book Now
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 11, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $2799 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Apr 6, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 18, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $2899 Book Now
Saturday Apr 13, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 25, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3249 Book Now
Thursday Apr 25, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 7, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3399 Guaranteed Sold Out
Saturday Apr 27, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 9, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3399 Book Now
Saturday May 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 23, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3599 Book Now
Thursday May 16, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday May 28, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3599 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday May 18, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 30, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3599 Book Now
Saturday May 25, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 6, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3599 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday May 30, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 11, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Book Now
Saturday Jun 1, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 13, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Jun 8, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 20, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Book Now
Thursday Jun 13, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jun 25, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $4349 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Saturday Jun 15, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 27, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 4, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday Jun 27, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Jul 9, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Book Now
Saturday Jun 29, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 11, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Jul 20, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 1, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Book Now
Thursday Jul 25, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 6, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3799 Book Now
Saturday Aug 3, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 15, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $4399 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Thursday Aug 8, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 20, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Book Now
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 22, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Guaranteed Sold Out
Thursday Aug 15, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Aug 27, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Book Now
Thursday Aug 22, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 3, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 5, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Book Now
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 12, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Guaranteed Book Now
Thursday Sep 5, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Sep 17, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Book Now
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 26, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3749 Book Now
Thursday Sep 19, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 1, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3699 Guaranteed Book Now
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 3, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3599 Book Now
Saturday Sep 28, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 10, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3349 Book Now
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 to Dublin 13 Days $3999 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now

 Reviews

/5

Subscribe for deals and private sales.

See our Privacy Policy