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Irish Spirit

  • 2019 Irish Spirit – 8 Days/7 Nights
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • There’s no shortage of “traditional
    Irish pubs” in Killarney! Head out
    for an evening and chat with
    locals over a pint
    and some music.
  • Enjoy an Irish dancing demonstration as you cruise beautiful Lough Corrib in Galway.
  • Visit the Jameson Distillery Midleton and learn the story of Irish whiskey.

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts B
  • 1 lunch L
  • 5 dinners D including a fun Irish Night in Killarney, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Abbey Tavern

Trip Highlights

  • GPO Museum in Dublin

  • Cliffs of Moher


  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site


  • Kilkenny Castle


  • Ring of Kerry


  • Skellig Experience

  • The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Hotels – 7 Nights


  • Ashling Hotel

    or
    Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel | Dublin (1 night)


  • Dooley’s Hotel | Waterford (1 night)


  • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)


  • The Lodge at Ashford Castle| Mayo ( 2 nights)


  • Grand Canal Hotel | Dublin (1 night)

Hotels

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Ashling Hotel

Ashling Hotel Description:

This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, mod…

Grand Canal Hotel

Grand Canal Hotel Description:

This modern hotel offers comfort, convenience, service and value in 142 tastefully decorated rooms. …

Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel – Dublin

Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel – Dublin Description:

This gorgeous hotel is located on a sprawling estate dating back to 1750. The accommodation is a sum…

Killarney Towers Hotel

Killarney Towers Hotel Description:

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

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge at Ashford Castle Description:

This charming property is set on 10 acres of grounds, overlooking Lough Corrib in Cong and is locate…

Dooley’s Hotel

Dooley’s Hotel Description:

This charming family-run hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests. It blends a traditional façade a…

Itinerary

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Irish Spirit - 8 Days / 7 Nights

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

Day 1Dublin Tour & GPO Museum

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on a tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, and a drive long the wide O’Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum and enjoy a welcome drink before dining independently at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

Day 2Kilkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal

Enjoy the Irish countryside as you head to the city of Kilkenny to visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. Immerse yourself in its rich history through its collection of portraits and artefacts. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces by skilled glass blowers and cutters during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide to learn about the region’s history. (B, D)

Day 3Jameson Experience & Blarney Castle

Head out to County Cork to Midleton for a tour of the Jameson Experience, a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey complete with a sample at the end. Next up, treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills Then visit the famous Blarney Castle with a climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. After dinner, you may want to explore town on your own, perhaps sampling a lively pub or two. (B, D)

Day 4Ring of Kerry & Irish Night

Start your day with a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Cross over to Valentia Island and learn about the island of Skellig Michael, home of early Christian monks and where scenes from the film “Star Wars VII” were filmed. Stop in the charming village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening, head out for an Irish night of dinner and a traditional show. (B, D)

Day 5Cliffs of Moher & The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Relax as you travel through the Burren and on to Cong where your hotel sits within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle. Take time to relax before dinner in the Lodge. You may choose to explore the beautiful gardens and grounds, or the castle itself, which is open to guests as long as there are no special events taking place. (B, D)

Day 6"The Quiet Man" & Connemara

In Cong take a walking tour with a local guide to see locations for “The Quiet Man”, the classic film made in the village in 1952 and starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Dine on a casual lunch at Eddie's of Clonbur, a traditional pub. Explore scenic Connemara and the crossroads known as the Maam Cross. Return to the Lodge at Ashford so that you may enjoy many of the facilities it has to offer. (B,L)

Day 7Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern

Head to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Continue your journey to Dublin and enjoy the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city. Finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 8Tour Ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)

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Everything about this trip was incredible and I highly recommend it to anyone. I would book another trip with CIE Tours in a heartbeat.

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My CIE Tour to Ireland was amazing! It was everything the brochure said it would be and more. I would definitely recommend a CIE tour to friends and family.

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my tour consultant was very helpful. i will use CIE in the future if the need arises.

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From signing up for the tour to the last day, the process was very easy at every step of the way.

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I would absolutely recommend CIE tours. Such a stress free way to travel. Everything is booked for you and all you need to do is enjoy, learn, and experience the cuture.

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The first sales executive, Ian, I communicated with was excellent; Followed up on my questions and responded to my emails, even though he was in training for a period of time. While in training I spoke to other booking agents who did a good job but did not have Ian's enthusiasm and expertise

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First time to Ireland was FABULOUS! Our guide, Gerry was amazing! He shared so much about the culture and people with us. Without this tour we would not have learned so much and felt so comfortable in a new land. Gerry also has a great sense of humor, which put everyone at ease. Small group is definitely the way to go. There was plenty of space on the bus and the tours did not feel rushed.Will definitely be back!

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CIE provided very professional and knowledgeable booking service.

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Excellent. Very helpful and got us what we wanted

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exceeded our expectations, had a wonderful trip.

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Our tour guide was amazing. The bus was very comfortable. Meals were great. Itinerary was convenient and enjoyable. One of the hotel bookings proved to be inadequate. Otherwise, I would have given this tour 5 stars.

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very good kept me informed answered questions

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Everything about the tour was excellent. From the locations we visited to the meals and stop overs. But the best of all was our tour guide/driver Brian, who made everything fun and interesting.

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Went on the Irish Spirit tour from June 16-23, 2018. Our driver/guide John Callinan was amazing. He was kind, patient, funny, and very knowledgeable about the country. We loved all of our stops and met some lovely people along the way. I highly recommend this tour!

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All services were provided as quoted

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Dermot, our tour guide, was AMAZINNNGG!!!! His knowledge, personality, sense of humor, accommodating attitude made Ireland even more of a emerald gem. The accommodations at the Ashford Castle were gorgeous, the itinerary was full and enjoyable and I highly recommend this company and working with Dermot if you are able. Thank you for a memorable and meaningful experience

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The tour was wonderful. The itinerary was a great value for the price paid. The tour director did a great job of narrating our trip. He was both funny, entertaining and informative. The hotels that we stayed in were all very nice. The meals were very good. The only negatives are that a few of the stops on the itinerary could be better, and one night were we were dining on our own was in a hotel that did not have many dining options within easy walking distance.

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Yes, we left a nice tip. We definitely use the tour company again

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Booking service was very easy- it was a wonderful experience start to finish, and I will definitely recommend CIE to others

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Five stars in every department. There is no way we could have planned something like this ourselves. In are heads we were trying to figure out what it really would have cost us to figure it out, book, reserve, drive while CIE took care of all of our needs for us. We honestly wondered how did they do it. Their years of experiance paid off not just for them but for the trip of our lives. We cant wait to book another, we are even thinking of doing our own special tour with just friends. I am sure we could fill a bus as much as we have shared with the 6 of us that went! Best and easiest way to travel.

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The company was wonderful as I could not afford to pay the rest of the trip they offered an extension of time. I was sorry to not do it but being robbed at the start of my trip even limited the finances more so I made the right choice when cancelling. Did run into CIE travelers at Dublin airport and they had nothing but praise for the company

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It was a wonderful vacation. Great service and stunning scenery.

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