Authentic Local Experiences:
- Visit Beleek Pottery to discover how the distinctive fine china, beloved by collectors worldwide, has been made since 1857.
- Stroll the street of historic Kinsale, a picturesque harbor town that is a haven for foodies and art lovers.
- 14 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L)) and 10 dinners (D) including Taylors Three Rock and a medieval castle banquet.
- Blasket Centre
- Brú na Bóinne
- Kylemore Abbey
- Donegal Castle
- Giant’s Causeway
- Slieve League Cliffs
- Belleek Pottery
- Titanic Belfast
- Hillsborough Castle
- The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
- Actons Hotel, Kinsale (1 night)
- Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
- Oakwood Hotel, Shannon (1 night)
- Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
- Mill Park Hotel, Donegal (2 nights)
- Jurys Inn, Belfast (1 night)
- Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
- Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort, Trim, County Meath (1 night)
- Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
The Gibson Hotel, Dublin
The Gibson is a highly stylish, contemporary hotel in the heart of Dublin`s new cultural hub. Calming, comfy and tranquil, our hotel rooms are the ultimate escape from all the hustle and bustle outside. With carefully chosen soothing colors and textures, plus a host of little luxurious extras you can chill out. Located near the River Liffey, a brisk 15-minute walk will bring you to O’Connell Street or you can take a short tram ride on Luas.
Actons Hotel, Kinsale
This hotel was established in 1946, making it the oldest in Kinsale. Since then, it has become an integral part of Kinsale town, and has been renovated and updated constantly to create a contemporary boutique-style hotel. Enjoy gourmet food at its best, with locally sourced ingredients, at either Sidney’s Bar & Brasserie or Fisher Street Restaurant. Seventy-four rooms provide guests with every comfort. The hotel is located near the center of Kinsale, in a scenic location overlooking the harbor and within walking distance of the town’s attractions.
Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney
Dating back to 1877, this hotel retains a charming old-world and elegant atmosphere while ensuring guests have a comfortable stay with all modern facilities. The hotel features the award-winning Herbert Restaurant, featuring a menu of Irish specialties. The grounds offer great views over the mountains and the opportunity for delightful walks. Set on the edge of Killarney National Park, the Cahernane House is just two miles from the center of Killarney town centre.
Oakwood Hotel, Shannon
This traditional hotel features dark wood and classical furnishings throughout. 101 spacious bedrooms provide everything for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Dine in the Pier 17 Restaurant or enjoy a beverage and more casual menu and carvery in Sophies Bar. Located in Shannon town, just 3 miles from Shannon Airport, it’s a perfect location for the first or last night of any trip. Also a good base to explore County Clare including the Burren and Cliffs of Moher.
Galway Bay Hotel, Galway
In this stylish hotel, all the rooms are designed to ensure warmth and comfort, with elegant furnishings and exceptional facilities. The award-winning Lobster Pot Restaurant offers contemporary Irish and international cuisine, while the Harvest Cafe serves informal lunches, dinners and snacks. The traditional Irish pub is the perfect place to meet friends. Enjoy a swimming pool and leisure facilities. Located in Salthill, a coastal suburb of Galway, with great views of Galway Bay and the Burren. Just 2 miles from the city center.
Mill Park Hotel, Donegal
A warm welcome awaits you at this hotel which is built around its unique-styled Granary, along with a choice of 2 restaurants, bar and lounge. The restaurants specialize in local fresh produce, especially seafood from the nearby fishing port of Killybegs. 100 luxurious bedrooms ensure a great stay and use the fully equipped leisure and wellness center. Set in a quiet rural setting two miles from Donegal town. The hotel is a perfect base for touring County Donegal, including the awesome Slieve League Sea Cliffs.
Jurys Inn Belfast, Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast hotel is located right in the heart of the city – near the Assembly Buildings Conference & Exhibition Centre, Great Victoria Street Station and the Grand Opera House. The hotel has 190 spacious bedrooms, each featuring large, soft beds, en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, flat screen TV with Freevie and free WiFi. The rooms can sleep up to three adults, or two adults and two children under twelve. Located on site are a full-service restaurant, bar and room-service.
Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt
Located in Kingscourt outside of Dublin, the Cabra Castle Hotel was built in 1760 and has high ceilings, grand staircases and historic hallways. Some of its 105 rooms are in Cabra Castle and some are in the converted 17th-century courtyard buildings, but each one has a unique individual style that mixes original period features and furnishings with modern comforts. All rooms have private bathrooms, telephones, tea/coffee-making facilities, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add fireplaces, private balconies and 4-poster or canopy beds. Onsite there is an elegant restaurant serving fresh local food and also a traditional bar. The hotel’s patios and terraces have expansive views of the surrounding 100 acres of gardens and countryside.
Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort, Trim
Knightsbrook Hotel is a lovely 4 star property situated in the historic town of Trim and in the shadows of the ruins of Trim Castle and St Mary’s Abbey. Trim Castle was used in recent years for the filming of Braveheart with Mel Gibson. The hotel features stately common areas and rooms decorated in muted tones to provide a tranquil retreat.
Croke Park Hotel, Dublin
This modern hotel offers 232 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, all offering a tranquil environment in which you can unwind and relax. Dine at the Sideline Bistro and Bar, where guests can enjoy stylish surroundings and a tempting choice of unique cuisine. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gymnasium. Located right beside Croke Park Stadium and close to city bus service to central Dublin, the Croke Park Hotel also provides easy access to local shops and pubs.
2020 Jewels of Ireland 15 Days / 14 Nights / 25 Meals
Day 1: Dublin Panoramic Tour & Dublin?Castle
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Experience a panoramic tour of the capital city of Dublin. Then take a guided tour of Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries, and see the State Apartments. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently this evening.
Day 2: Independent Tour of Dublin & Irish Night
Enjoy touring Dublin independently, on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Plus choose a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. Enjoy a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show at Taylors Three Rock Pub.
Day 3: Kinsale Walk & Free Time
Head south to Kinsale, a picturesque old fishing town now renowned for sailing, art galleries, and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets. Then take some time to explore Kinsale on your own before returning to your hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the gardens. Travel to Killarney for some free time and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Day 5: Scenic Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Centre
Explore Slea Head to view the heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and green landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands. Enjoy some free time in Dingle. Visit the South Pole Inn and sip a creamy Irish coffee while hearing about the daring exploits of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who left his explorer days behind to open the pub. Continue on to Killarney for a free evening and independent dining.
Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930s and 1940s. Drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening, head to a castle for a medieval-style banquet with traditional songs and stories.
Day 7: Sheepdog Trials & Galway
Travel through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren to Caherconnell and watch skilled dogs round up sheep. Stop in a charming Burren village to explore independently. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour around the central attractions – the narrow streets, the medieval city walls, and Lynch’s Castle. Enjoy free time to explore before dinner.
Day 8: Connemara Catamaran Cruise & Kylemore Abbey
Drive through Connemara to Leenane for a catamaran cruise (seasonal only) of Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. Travel on to see Kylemore Abbey and enjoy lunch in this majestic setting. Spend a free evening in Galway.
Day 9: Belleek Pottery & Donegal Castle
Travel north through County Mayo. Stop in County Fermanagh and visit Belleek Pottery to see craftspeople create their renowned fine china. Visit Donegal Castle, built by the O’Donnell chieftains in the 15th century and restored in the 1990s after falling into ruin for centuries. Have dinner in your hotel this evening.
Day 10: Slieve League Cliffs & Triona Design Demonstration
Enjoy a coastal drive to view the Slieve League, Europe’s highest sea cliffs. Continue on to visit Triona Design for demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting. Enjoy some free time to explore before returning to the hotel for dinner.
Day 11: Derry Walk & Giant’s Causeway
Meet with a local guide for a walking tour to see Derry’s medieval walls, the Diamond, and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim before heading to Belfast.
Day 12: Titanic Belfast & Hillsborough Castle
Tour Belfast and see a city filled with grand Victorian buildings. Visit Titanic Belfast and discover the city’s rich maritime history including the shipyards where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Hillsborough Castle, the residence of the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland. Drive to Kingscourt to Cabra Castle Hotel, built in 1760, and enjoy free time there. After dinner, experience a lively step-dancing display.
Day 13: Neolithic Tombs & Farewell Dinner
Visit Brú na Bóinne to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, with a visit to one of the tombs. Enjoy a free afternoon before having a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Day 14: Independent Dublin Sightseeing
Explore Dublin independently. Guests who have not used their vouchers on Day 2 may use them today to do the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and choice of attractions. Otherwise, this vibrant city is yours to discover as you like. In the evening, dine independently at your choice of one of the many restaurants or pubs that Dublin has to offer.
Day 15: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
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