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Irish Heritage and Dromoland Castle - CIE Tours' longest-running Irish Tour

Irish Heritage

  • 2020 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle – 8 Days/7 Nights
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Starts Shannon
Ends Shannon
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Killarney during a horse drawn jaunting car ride ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate
  • Visit Glasnevin National Cemetery – the world’s first cemetery museum, it offers a fascinating look at Irish history.

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) including a lively medieval castle banquet, award-winning Rozzers Restaurant at Killeen House in Killarney, and dinner and a traditional show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. Guests will also dine at the exclusive Dromoland Castle.

Trip Highlights



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Clayton Hotel Limerick, Limerick

Clayton Hotel Limerick, Limerick Description:

With views from the beautiful location on the River Shannon waterfront in Limerick City Center, Clayton Hotel Limerick offers free WiFi throughout and access to the Waterfront Restaurant, Grill Bar and Restaurant and ClubVitae leisure center, featuring a 39 foot indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, steam room and sauna. The light and modern rooms offer CIE Tours’ guests a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFi and private bathrooms with soft cotton towels, a hairdryer and toiletries. Grill Bar & Restaurant offers locally sourced flame-grilled food with a view and a bar with contemporary designs where guests can enjoy an extensive European lunch and dinner. For a lighter bite indulge in a handcrafted coffee and specialty teas with freshly bakes snacks throughout the day in Red Bean Roastery. The Waterfront Restaurant in the heart of the city feature views of the River Shannon from wrap around glass walls.

The Brehon Hotel, Killarney

The Brehon Hotel, Killarney Description:

This contemporary hotel is home to the award-winning Danú Restaurant and Brehon Bar. With your every requirement in mind, 123 bedrooms have been designed with exceptional grace and elegance with a feeling of relaxed elegance. The hotel features the Angsana Spa, brought from Thailand. Located one mile from Killarney town center and opposite the famous Killarney National Park with views of surrounding countryside and mountains for which Killarney is renowned.

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.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, 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.

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus Description:

One of Ireland’s premier hotels, this castle property offers guests every imaginable facility and comfort. Guest rooms are furnished to a high standard of comfort. The spacious public rooms are filled with antiques. Fine cuisine is enhanced by impeccable service. Relax in the spa and health facilities or play a round of golf on the lovely landscaped grounds with a lake and 18-hole golf course. The hotel is located on an estate outside the village of Newmarket-on-Fergus and just 8 miles west of Shannon Airport.


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2020 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle - 8 Days / 7 Nights / 13 Meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1Limerick & Medieval Castle Banquet

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your 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 out for a medieval-style banquet. (D)

Day 2 Cliffs of Moher & River Shannon Ferry

Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Travel to a local goat farm to learn all about the making of goat cheese before sampling some. Relax on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary, and travel on to Killarney. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3Ring of Kerry Tour & Sheepdog Trials

Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of stops to capture photos of Ireland’s natural beauty and view some of the locations 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. Travel via jaunting car to Ross Castle & Killarney Estate. 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. (B, D)

Day 4Blarney Castle & Cobh Heritage Centre

Visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head 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. (B, D)

Day 5Waterford Crystal & 6th Century Glendalough

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the stunning 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 your hotel overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbor. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 6Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Begin your day with a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery - its museum is the world's first cemetery museum and tells the story of the 1.5 million people buried there. It's a fascinating insight into Irish history and the people who lived it. Spend the afternoon touring independently, with your tickets to the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, and choose one of three of Ireland's most popular attractions: Guinness Storehouse, GPO Witness History, or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. (B)

Day 7Irish National Stud & Dromoland Castle Hotel

Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you’ll see impeccably-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 majestic and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairy tale castle. Savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak-paneled dining room. (B, D)

Day 8Tour Ends at Dromoland

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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If you would prefer a single room, there is a single-room supplement of US $795.

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Monday Apr 6, 2020 from Shannon Monday Apr 13, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days $2449 Book Now
Monday Apr 27, 2020 from Shannon Monday May 4, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days $2999 Small Group Book Now
Monday May 4, 2020 from Shannon Monday May 11, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days $2689 Book Now
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20 Reviews

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/20/2018

Our tour guide Liam was so knowledgeable and very entertaining. The hotels and the food were all top notch. I would definitely recommend them.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/21/2018

The experience and trip went really well. I really enjoyed Leman, our tour guide. He did a fantastic job and filled us in with lots of information. The price of the trip was very reasonable. I would definitely take CIE Tours again. The only draw back was the early mornings at 6am wakeup.

Customer: Becky Regina Horner

Date: 11/11/2018

This was our first tour with CIE. It was amazing! Everything was planned out perfectly. All we had to do was sit back and relax. The tour guide and bus driver were very informative and fun. I would highly recommend CIE Tours!

Customer: Mrs. Monica Jean Oleary

Date: 11/07/2018

We had Mick as our driver and Liam as our tour guide and they made the whole trip even better than we had expected. We all felt like we were their favorite group, and we all got along so well. There was so much fun every day and lots of interesting information. We didn't want to miss a minute of it. We were always on time everywhere and missed the crowds, plus we all had fun writing silly Limericks and Liam was always game to read them. Mick and Liam always greeted us and helped us in and out of the bus safely. Thank you for such a wonderful trip

Customer: Donna Marie Mckenna

Date: 09/24/2019

The booking service was great, very helpful and knowledgeable.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 08/17/2019

Tour was easy to book and our contact agent answered all of our questions.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 08/01/2019

Booking service went well. I was nervous because booking agents kept changing or leaving and there was no specific agent to handle my trip causing some stress towards planning

Customer: M. Ahne

Date: 07/19/2019

John, our tour guide, and Mick, our driver, were outstanding. They worked tirelessly to ensure we had seamless transitions between activities, meals, and hotels. They were friendly and entertaining. John provided local color for each location we visited. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I would have liked to try more traditional Irish food. We had filet of beef, chicken supreme, and vegetarian curry at most dinners. The appetizers and desserts were excellent. The entrees ranged from good to overcooked, tough, and stringy.

Customer: Joan O Connor

Date: 07/16/2019

This tour was exceptional! My husband and I enjoyed every minute of it. The itinerary contained fun experiences every day. Each hotel was terrific! The people we met on the tour were friendly and fun to be with. Our Driver/Guide, Denis O'Sullivan was very personable, entertaining, knowledgeable about Irish history and fun! He also was an expert, careful and patient driver! Thank you Denis for all you did to give us a memorable and exceptional vacation!

Customer: Suzan Shierholz

Date: 06/22/2019

Took good care of us!!

Customer: Laura Lee Blakeman

Date: 06/19/2019

Tom O’Toole was an awesome tour guide. He is knowledgeable and compassionate about Ireland’s history. He provided us unforgettable experiences with always being on top of the itinerary.

Customer: Georgina Garcia-Murphy

Date: 05/31/2019

i used a travel agent.

Customer: George Porper

Date: 05/31/2019

This was my first experience with CIE Tours. The website was informative and easy to navigate. I also spoke with a CIE representative who readily addressed my concerns!

Customer: Hermine Renee Dober

Date: 05/26/2019

I thought this was a fabulous tour. Tom, our guide was not only entertaining but he was so knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and his stories, his sense of humor and knowledge made this trip special. There was only one hotel that I felt was not good. I think it was the Granville in Waterford. We had an awful smell in our room, coming from the shower and it was at times hard to stay in the room. Loved the castle but the other hotels were quite nice. My only suggestion is that we needed more free time to shop, just walk around or relax. We were going all day and then had to quickly get ready for dinner or the evening event. Other than that, I thought the places and sites we visited were so interesting. I am hoping to do a trip with your tour group to Scotland, possibly next year and I have highly recommended your company .

Customer: Robin Brogan

Date: 11/20/2018

We had the best time!! We met tons of new friends while exploring a beautiful country. Our guide Lloyd Creech made the tour. He was funny and well knowledgeable of the area. I would definitely use CIE Tours again ad request Lloyd>

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/16/2018


Customer: John Joseph Horan

Date: 11/13/2018

Would use them again.

Customer: Mr. Charles William Mcdonald

Date: 11/11/2018

Everything was excellent. We had a wonderful experience and enjoyed every day, every sight and every adventure. We particularly enjoyed the expertise of our guide, Liam Murray and our driver Mick. They felt like family at the end of the trip and they went out of their way to make sure we got the most out of each daily excursion.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Everyone was kind and helpful.

Customer: Patricia Marie Carrico

Date: 11/07/2018

My husband and I very much enjoyed our tour. Everything was taken care of for us. The hotels, meals and excursions were excellent. We were especially pleased with our driver, John Doran. He provided wonderful narration for the trip. Would definitely do a CIE tour again.


Offer valid from 11/13/2019 to 11/19/2019
Tour of the week. Every week we feature one of our tours at a steep discount. This week it's the Irish Heritage tour. Save 15% off this great tour for a limited time - but act fast! This sale ends on Tuesday, November 19th!
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Terms and Conditions: 15% discount valid for new bookings on the 2020 Irish Heritage tour made between noon, November 13 and midnight November 19, 2019, Eastern Standard Time. Offer can be applied to group travel – must contact Groups Department directly for details. $500.00 per person non-refundable deposit required. Use promotion code: TOUROFWEEK. Subject to availability, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers/discounts and may be withdrawn at any time. Advertised price is per person, land only based on double occupancy and reflects the discount. Other conditions may apply.

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