2017 - 8 Day Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle

4 & 5 Star Vacation - 7 Nights - 13 Meals

Highlights:

  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Gourmet Killeen House Restaurant
  • Sheepdog Trials
  • Merry Ploughboy Dinner & Show
  • Irish National Stud & Gardens
  • Stay at 5* Dromoland Castle Hotel

    Hotels:

    Deluxe & Superior First Class

  • Limerick Strand Hotel
    Limerick (1 night)
  • The Brehon Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • Royal Marine Hotel
    Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Dromoland Castle Hotel
    Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)

    Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 7 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
    - Knappogue or Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    - Killeen House Restaurant in Killarney
    - Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
    - Farewell dinner at Dromoland Castle
    - 2 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum and an Irish coffee
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Walking tour of Waterford
  • Tour of Dublin with your tour director
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to King John's Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Skellig Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Cobh Heritage Centre, House of Waterford Crystal, Russborough House, Glasnevin Museum and Irish National Stud & Gardens
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
  • Call (504) 838-8702 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13107294

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LimerickLimerick & Medieval Castle Banquet : Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Limerick hotel. Limerick is 16 miles from Shannon Airport. Depart for a short drive around Limerick and visit the huge King John's Castle, built in the 13th century on the banks of the River Shannon to safeguard the city. Join your tour director for a welcome drink before heading to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet.
    (D)
    Day 2KillarneyCliffs of Moher & Jaunting Car Ride : Drive through Ennis to see the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Cross the wide River Shannon Estuary by ferry and travel along the river shore to Foynes. Visit the Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930's and early 1940's. Learn how to make a perfect Irish coffee as this was where the drink was first created and sip a warming sample. Drive to Killarney, a small town situated in one of the loveliest locations in Ireland. Drive through the Killarney National Park by traditional jaunting car to view Ross Castle set on the shores of Lough Leane with mountains forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 3KillarneyRing of Kerry Tour & Sheepdog Trials : Embark on Ireland's most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, for great views of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. Enjoy plenty of breaks to admire the natural beauty and take photos. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge to visit the Skellig Experience and learn about the off-shore island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived and where some of the 'Star Wars VII' movie was filmed. Pass through Waterville and the attractive village of Sneem and stop at Moll's Gap for great mountain vistas. See more spectacular views at a nearby sheep farm as well as demonstrations of shearing and trained dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney and in the evening head to the award-winning Killeen House Restaurant for a warm welcome and superb cuisine.
    (B, D)
    Day 4WaterfordBlarney Castle & Cobh Heritage Centre : Depart Killarney and drive to Blarney. Visit the famous Blarney Castle and either climb to the top to kiss the "Stone of Eloquence" or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Browse through the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made goods. Visit the town of Cobh, last port of call for RMS Titanic, to tour the Cobh Heritage Centre where a docent will tell you about travel conditions for the many emigrants on early sailing ships and steam vessels. Follow the coastal route to Waterford and check in to your hotel. In the evening take a gentle walk with a local historian who will reveal Waterford's Viking and medieval past.
    (B, D)
    Day 5DublinWaterford Crystal & Russborough House : This morning tour the House of Waterford Crystal to learn about glass blowing and view one-of-a-kind masterpieces being created. Drive through the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Blessington. Take a guided tour around the stately Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures as well as noted works of art and early photographic collections. Continue to your next hotel, an elegant Victorian mansion, which overlooks Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub, followed by a lively show of traditional Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.
    (B, D)
    Day 6DublinDublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Museum : Take a morning guided tour of Dublin, originally founded by Vikings over 1,000 years ago. See elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly-painted doors and cross the River Liffey to view the wide thoroughfare of O'Connell Street. Tour Glasnevin Museum, Ireland's national necropolis, which is a who's who of modern Irish history. It is the final resting place of Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. The afternoon is free so that you may use your independent open-top bus tour voucher with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum. Dine on your own this evening.
    (B)
    Day 7Newmarket-on-FergusDromoland Castle Hotel : Leave Dublin and drive to the Irish National Stud to see some of Ireland's finest horses and learn about breeding techniques. Take a walk around St. Fiachra's Garden and the miniature Japanese Gardens. Travel to the imposing and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairytale resort. Then savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak-paneled dining room - a fitting way to spend the last evening of your Irish tour.
    (B, D)
    Day 8Tour Ends At DromolandTour Ends At Dromoland : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    05/22/2017$2,418.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/05/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/12/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/19/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/03/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/17/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/24/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/14/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/28/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/04/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/11/2017$2,424.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/18/2017$2,418.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/25/2017$2,418.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/02/2017$1,988.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/09/2017$1,988.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/16/2017$1,988.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/23/2017$1,988.00* (USD) / 8 days Shannon to Shannon : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick (1 night)
    The Brehon Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
    Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
    Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $618

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    • 2017 - 8 Day Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle

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      Highlights: Medieval Castle Banquet Gourmet Killeen House Restaurant Sheepdog Trials Merry Ploughboy Dinner & Show Irish National Stud & Gardens Stay at 5* Dromoland Castle HotelHotels:Deluxe & Superior First Class Limerick Strand Hotel Limerick (1 n...

     
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