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Irish Legends

  • 2019 Irish Legends – 10 Days/9 Nights
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Visit the South Pole Inn and learn the thrilling story of its original owner – a brave early explorer of the Antarctic.
  • Explore Irish emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel that carried Irish refugees to North America in the 1840s.

Dining Experiences

  • 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 6 dinners (D) including Dunboyne Castle Hotel welcome dinner, a drink with dinner and entertainment at Foley’s Bar and Restaurant, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Abbey Tavern.

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 9 Nights

  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (1 night)
  • Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Salthill Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
  • North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

Hotels

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Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Dunboyne

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Dunboyne Description:

This 18th-century mansion has been lovingly restored and carefully expanded to create a spacious, mo…

Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny

Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny Description:

This hotel combines the best traditions of Irish hospitality with modern facilities, dedicated professionalism and friendly service. Set on 20 acres of parkland, the hotel has a rural atmosphere. There is a wide range of dining options, including the Dove Bistro. Relax in one of the 129 superior guest rooms and enjoy the extensive health club facilities. Newpark is located on Castlecomer Road on the outskirts of this compact medieval city. 20 minutes walk to center. 75 miles SW of Dublin city. Hotel parking.

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney Description:

This modern hotel provides guests with 182 rooms that are comfortable and include satellite TV and v…

Salthill Hotel, Galway

Salthill Hotel, Galway Description:

Modern amenities, a spectacular setting and luxurious interiors combine with traditional Irish hospitality and personalized service to create a great experience. Classically decorated guest rooms provide a simple, comfortable base for today’s discerning guest. Choose from the Amber or Prom Restaurants for dining and relax in the Blackrock Lounge. Fitness and spa facilities add to your stay. Salthill Hotel is situated on the spectacular Salthill Galway promenade, with panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Clare hills, just two miles from Galway city center. Hotel parking.

North Star Hotel, Dublin

North Star Hotel, Dublin Description:

This newly refurbished hotel is supremely located in the heart of Dublin and within walking distance of a host of tourist attractions. The property boasts 160 exceptionally appointed guest rooms offering every amenity to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay to each guest. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated, warm, inviting and designed to international standards. The extensive buffet selection offers both a Continental breakfast choices or a traditional hot Irish buffet using only the highest quality of freshly cooked products and is sure to satisfy every taste.

Itinerary

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Irish Legends 10 Days / 9 Nights / 17 meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

Day 1Dublin Arrival & Malahide Castle

Tour begins 2:00 PM at Dunboyne Castle. Ensure you book an appropriate transfer to Dunboyne Castle as there is no public transportation service there. Head out to visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185 and filled with medieval artifacts. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)

Day 2National Stud &Kilkenny Walk

Visit the home of equine royalty, the Irish National Stud, where you’ll see immaculately bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Take a walk around the grounds to see St. Fiachra’s Garden and the miniature Japanese Gardens. Take a walking tour of Kilkenny with a local guide along the Medieval Mile, the main thoroughfare to see historic streets and buildings. The evening is free for dining on your own. (B, L)

Day 3 Waterford Crystal & Dunbrody Famine Ship

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Then join a local guide for a gentle walking tour to hear stories about the Waterford’s long history and some of its colorful characters. Explore more of the town with time for lunch on your own, and head to New Ross to explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel used during the 1840s Famine to transport emigrants to North America. (B, D)

Day 4Cobh Heritage Centre & Blarney Castle

Travel south to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic and where many places associated with the liner still exist. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America. Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House. Treat yourself to quality Irish goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Killarney. (B, D)

Day 5Killarney & Dingle Peninsula

Spend the morning at leisure in Killarney, a little town with an ideal location beside Ireland’s highest mountains. Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula as you drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Take a group photo amidst the scenic landscape. Stop at the South Pole Inn to learn about Tom Crean, an early Irish explorer who braved the South Pole. Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley’s Bar and Restaurant before returning to Killarney. (B, D)

Day 6Cliffs of Moher & Galway Panoramic Tour

Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs where on a clear day you can see great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd sheep. Head to Galway for a panoramic city tour. (B, D)

Day 7Aran Islands Excursion & Pre-Historic Dun Aengus Fort

Set out across the Galway Bay for Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. These rocky islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintain traditional fishing and farming methods. Head to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below.Explore Kilronan, the main town, and enjoy a casual lunch before returning by ferry. (B, L)

Day 8Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Sean's Bar

Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Marvel at elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Head to nearby Athlone and stop at Sean’s Bar. This pub has a documented history going right back to 900 AD. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries were discovered. In the evening, head to Dublin’s Abbey Tavern for an Irish dinner and lively show. . (B, D)

Day 9 Independent Bus Tour

Enjoy your day in Dublin independently on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. (B)

Day 10Tour Ends in Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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18 Reviews


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We really enjoyed the CIE bus tour. Every detail was taken care of, the rooms were great and meals were good. When we arrived at the next destination our luggage was always delivered to our room.

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I would never consider another tour company!! Our trip was WONDERFUL!!! Our driver/guide Michael Coleman, is so knowledgeable about Irish history and legends and is also a lot of fun. He really made my trip truly the trip of a lifetime!!

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Definitely recommend CIE. Everything was perfect. Love the backpack, and just used it on another 18 day tour. Also there were no 5:30 AM wake up calls.

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Booking was easy. I used the website to determine what tour we wanted and called the company to work out dates and flights. We have used CIE for a previous Ireland tour and loved their people and services.

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We booked through a travel agent. After booking, we received complete information on what to expect, what to bring, tipping, etc.

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I felt very rushed when I booked our trip. this was our "trip of a lifetime". after we were rushed through the booking, I did not know that our airline seats were not booked. we ended up spending an extra $800 to reserve airline seats coming and going to Ireland from Charlotte, NC. that was $800 I had not planned on spending! I wanted my family to sit together and I wasn't taking a chance to get bumped off the plan either. after I got back, I emailed several times to discuss this extra expense. finally, I spoke to someone who called me. i appreciated that. however, she was going to look into it and i NEVER HEARD BACK. the trip was great. Colin, the tour guide, was amazing. places we saw and visited were great. just wish the fellow that booked us had reserved our airplane seats!!!

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Easy to work with. Knowledgeable and readily available.

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They were quick to respond and assist us in making additional hotel arrangements.

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I will definitely travel again, using CIE ,everything was smooth,great hotels ,and the best driver/tour guide ever. Mr Colm Murphy

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I've done 6 trips with CIE and would never go with anyone else and always recommend to others.

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This was a first class operation, providing excellent lodging and a wonderful tour guide. Michael Connelly made this a very special tour and took care of our every need. We will definitely book with this tour service in the future.

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The Legends tour was outstanding. Tour guide Colm Murphy was excellent. History and storytelling along the route was very memorable and made the trip so worthwhile. Ireland's beauty sells itself with no words required, but Colm's words and personality still topped it!

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Everything was so well organized. Our tour guide was the best,(Michael Coleman). He always put us first in every way. I would highly recommend your company. I would day that this was the best vacation I have ever had. My only complaint is that we were unable to see the Cliffs of Moher because they were heavily covered in fog and that certainly wasn't your fault. All in all, I loved Ireland and I would love to return some day. And if I do I would certainly book with CIE!

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The tour was well prepared and the tour guide/driver was excellent. We’re were continuously treated to the good humor of the Irish.

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We had a great time. CIE covered all the details. We had a great bus driver/tour guide.The hotel rooms were all very clean, comfortable.

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It was on line booking

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the whole tour was very organized. Full of information and history. I have already told several people about my great experience and will continue recommending CIE tour company.

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Well planned trip

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