2021 - Irish Spirit

9 Days/8 Nights

Castles, Culture, and Countryside
Explore some of Ireland's most intriguing castles as you discover Irish history and culture - and luxuriate in a two-night stay in a beautiful castle hotel.

Highlights

  • Blarney Castle
  • GPO Museum
  • Glendalough
  • Johnstown Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Slane Castle
  • Ring of Kerry

    Hotels

  • Killarney Towers Hotel
  • Kilronan Castle
  • Grand Canal Hotel
  • Ashling Hotel
  • Hyatt Centric The Liberties
  • Clayton Whites Hotel
  • Details

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2020
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin Panoramic Tour, GPO Museum : Tour starts at 2:00 PM at your hotel. Head out for a panoramic tour of Dublin, seeing its grand Georgian buildings and squares, the River Liffey, and historic O'Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum, possibly Ireland's most important historic building. Learn how this working post office was once the site of the influential rebellion that set Ireland on the path to independence. Have a welcome drink there, and then you will be free to discover the city and dine at your leisure.
    Day 2WexfordGlendalough, Mickey Finn's & Johnstown Castle : Set off for Glendalough in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Tour the picturesque ruins of this once-thriving monastery, established by St Kevin in the sixth century, including several churches and an iconic round tower. Depart for Mickey Finn's Pub and Restaurant at the Wicklow Brewing Company, where you may have an independent lunch before proceeding to your hotel. Next is a visit to Johnstown Castle, a romantic Gothic Revival castle in an idyllic setting. Tour the castle and its beautiful gardens, and sit down for dinner in the castle's dining room.(B, D)
    Day 3KillarneyHouse of Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle : Depart for Waterford, where you'll see superb artisans create sparkling masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. Next, visit Blarney Castle, where you can climb the steep, winding staircase to kiss the famous Blarney Stone for the legendary gift of the gab, or enjoy the tranquil gardens. Take some free time for an independent lunch, and then head to Killarney, where you'll dine with your group in your hotel tonight.(B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyJaunting car ride, Ring of Kerry highlights, Kenmare & Killarney : Take a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy's Reeks. Head out to see the highlights of the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's famed scenic drive. Stop in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe to visit our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Moriarty's. Stop for lunch in the charming town of Kenmare. Return to Killarney and enjoy the rest of the day free for dining and exploring as you wish.(B, L)
    Day 5Kilronan CastleCliffs of Moher & Kilronan Castle : Depart Killarney today and head north to the Cliffs of Moher. Visit the cliffs, taking in the glorious views from 700 feet above the churning Atlantic below. Arrive at your accommodation for the next two nights, the fairytale Kilronan Castle, dating back to the 18th century and lovingly restored in 2006. Settle into this beautiful castle hotel with a welcome drink before dining with your group in the splendid dining room.(B,D)
    Day 6Kilronan CastleArigna Mining Experience, Sligo & Sheepdog Demonstration : Visit the Arigna Mining Experience to explore the fascinating, arduous work of coal miners and discover the impact of the industry on the local area from the 1700s through the closure of the mine in 1990. Visit Sligo for some free time for an independent lunch. Next, immerse yourself in farm life, as you visit a traditional, family-owned farm in the shadow of beautiful Ben Bulben, the famed mountain that inspired William Butler Yeats, to watch skilled sheepdogs hard at work herding their flock. Return to enjoy your castle accommodations for the evening.(B)
    Day 7DublinSlane Castle, Slane Distillery, Newbridge & Irish Night : Visit Slane Castle and learn the colorful history of this estate, home to the Coyningham family since 1703, and how it has been the setting for legendary rock concerts by world-famous artists. Take some free time for lunch. Next, walk next door to Slane Distillery, housed in 250-year-old farm buildings, for a tour and a tasting of their signature triple-casked whiskey. The Coyninghams teamed up with a historic American whiskey family to establish the distillery in 2016, with the goal of creating the most environmentally-friendly distillery in the world. Proceed on to Newbridge House and Farm and discover this magnificent Georgian house, with its ornate plasterwork and original furnishings and art. Head to Dublin, where you will delight in a lively evening of traditional Irish music, song and dance and dinner at the Abbey Tavern.(B, D)
    Day 8DublinIndependent Day in Dublin : Today you are free to explore Dublin independently, using your Hop-On, Hop-Off bus vouchers, plus choose one of Dublin's most popular attractions: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Teeling Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse, or GPO Museum.(B)
    Day 9DublinTour ends : Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    March 20, 2021$1,939.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    April 17, 2021$2,129.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    May 15, 2021$2,709.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    May 22, 2021$3,159.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    June 05, 2021$2,789.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    June 24, 2021$2,739.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    July 01, 2021$2,739.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    August 05, 2021$2,739.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    September 04, 2021$2,799.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    September 23, 2021$2,549.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    October 23, 2021$2,219.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    Lodging
    Killarney Towers Hotel
    Kilronan Castle
    Grand Canal Hotel
    Ashling Hotel
    Hyatt Centric The Liberties
    Clayton Whites Hotel
    Disclaimer

    Price and itinerary details are subject to change through September 2020. Prices given are per person, double occupancy. If you would like your own room, there is a single-room supplement charge of $1939

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      Castles, Culture, and CountrysideExplore some of Ireland's most intriguing castles as you discover Irish history and culture - and luxuriate in a two-night stay in a beautiful castle hotel.

     
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