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Shades of Ireland - 9 day(s), Europe, Ireland

Overview

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this 9-day tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit the new House of Waterford Crystal factory. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Have tea and scones at a working farm. See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone.

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What’s Included

  • Professional tour director
  • 13 meals
  • Sedan service plus airport transfers when you purchase tour air

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Start date:
3/9/15
End date:
3/17/15
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
3/16/15
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3/24/15
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Start date:
3/23/15
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3/31/15
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Start date:
3/25/15
End date:
4/2/15
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
4/13/15
End date:
4/21/15
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
4/20/15
End date:
4/28/15
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
4/27/15
End date:
5/5/15
Duration: 9 Days
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Kingscourt, Ireland - Tour begins
Your tour begins in Kingscourt. But this Irish adventure truly begins with dinner at Cabra Castle and an overnight stay on the very same regal grounds. Meals: D
Day 2 - Kingscourt - Tullamore - Limerick
Today, travel across country on your journey to Tullamore. Visit the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre where you will learn how Irish whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting. Continue to Limerick for a city tour showcasing King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the “city of the violated treaty.” Meals: B
Day 3 - Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Limerick
A most interesting day awaits. Journey to the stunning, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. Learn about our Collette Foundation project that benefits over 470 children in the local community. Then, travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue past scenic countryside into Galway, where a brief city tour introduces “The City of Tribes.” Meals: B, D
Day 4 - Limerick - Killarney
This morning, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm. In Killarney you will be treated to a time-honored Irish jaunting car ride*. A tour of the beautiful Muckross House and Gardens offers a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry. Explore the perfectly restored rooms of this magnificent mansion or stroll in the lush gardens, spectacularly adorned with blooms. Meals: B, D
Day 5 - Killarney - Ring of Kerry, Killarney
Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world, the Ring of Kerry. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Enjoy pristine ocean scenery as you move through picturesque villages. Continue on as you traverse rugged mountain passes into “Ladies View.” From this spectacular vantage point, gaze upon the Lakes of Killarney. Tonight, use your leisure time to sample a true taste of Irish culture. Meals: B
Day 6 - Killarney - Blarney Stone - Waterford
Today, journey to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. Later, visit the House of Waterford Crystal factory with a fascinating visitors center and retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely-paced walking tour of the historic city of Waterford. Meals: B, D
Day 7 - Waterford - Kilkenny - Dublin
Start your day with a trip to Kilkenny and explore this medieval city situated on the banks of the River Nore. This afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin, the “Fair City.” Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and see the city's trademark - magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. Meals: B
Day 8 - Dublin
Today is at leisure to relax or discover the cultural offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. You may wish to join an optional tour that takes you to an authentic Irish tavern for lunch followed by a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Learn about the beer’s history and how it is made. You’ll also have the chance to pour “the perfect pint.” Tonight, enjoy a fun-filled Irish evening complete with traditional entertainment. Meals: B, D
Day 9- Dublin - Tour ends
Your tour ends today in Dublin. Meals: B

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Tour Code:
MCVSI
Main Activity:
Sightseeing
Other Activities:
Shopping
Walking
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Suitable for most fitness levels. You’ll have to walk and climb stairs on your own.

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