15 Days Discover Ireland

LAND TOUR PRICE
From $4499

Single Supplement $990

Discover Ireland
Only 12 Tour Members

Elegant Escorted Tour
15 Days

 

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Probably the most comprehensive escorted tour of Ireland you will ever find. Packed with historic sites, visits and entertainment, with all the features you’ve always wanted in a tour! Rated “all 10s” by tour members! Described by former tour members as the “best planned, organized and conducted tour we have ever taken! ” Read more testimonials.  Choose from 4 departure dates.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: May 12th, June 16th, August 17th, Sept 8th
Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

On arrival into Dublin, enjoy a city tour of Ireland’s capital. Highlights of this morning city tour include a visit to Trinity College where you will see the famous ‘Book of Kells’ and a tour of Christchurch Cathedral which dates back to 1028 and hosts a medieval crypt and stunning interior. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: The Davenport Hotel, 2 nights.

Day 2: May 13th, June 17th, August 18th, Sept 9th 
Wicklow Excursion & Dublin

After breakfast, visit Powerscourt Gardens in Wicklow often described as one of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens. Set on over 47 acres, the gardens are said to have over 200 different varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. Next you can learn all about the process of making the legendary stout Guinness, with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. At the end of your tour you can enjoy a pint of the famous blackstuff. The balance of the day is at leisure to discover this wonderful city. This evening you can participate in an optional Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. This lively tour takes you into some of Dublin’s famous pubs where writers like James Joyce and Samuel Beckett were frequently seen.

Day 3: May 14th, June 18th, August 19th, Sept 10th
Cashel, Blarney & Cork

En-route to Cork enjoy a tour to the town of Cashel. The impressive Rock of Cashel looms up in front of you as you approach the town. This cathedral-fortress dates to the time of St. Patrick when he used the shamrock as the symbol of the Holy Trinity as he converted the King of Munster to Christianity. Travel to Blarney where Blarney Castle, a 15th century McCarthy Castle, is legend. You’ll visit the estate and enjoy a stroll through the estate to the castle and then climb to the top and kiss the Blarney Stone. It is said that you’ll obtain the gift of eloquent speech by kissing the stone. Continue to the quaint harbor town of Kinsale, with colored houses dotted on the landscape as well as many boutiques, shops, restaurants and pubs. Enjoy dinner in your hotel this evening.

Accommodation: Trident Hotel, Kinsale 2 nights.

Day 4: May 15th, June 19th, August 20th, Sept 11th
Kinsale & Cobh

Enjoy a visit to the 14th century star shaped Charles Fort in Kinsale before heading to Cobh Heritage Centre. Cobh was one of the major embarkation points of emigrants during the 19th and 20th centuries and also the last port of call for the Titanic before she sank on her maiden voyage. On to Midleton where you will visit the Old Midleton Distillery which is home to Jameson Irish whiskey. Learn about craftsmanship and complete the tour with a whiskey tasting. Tour on through Cork City, a city more than 800 years old situated on the River Lee. It is the second largest city of the Irish Republic, lively and prosperous with a keen sense of its own cultural identity. Return to Kinsale to enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure.

Day 5: May 16th, June 20th, August 21st, Sept 12th
Kenmare & Killarney

Tour through the scenic West Cork countryside as we travel to Glengarriff and cross the spectacular Caha Pass into Kenmare, a very picturesque heritage town. Tour north through Moll’s Gap to enjoy the ‘Short Ring of Kerry,’ and stop at Ladies View for a panoramic view over the Lakes of Killarney and Killarney town. Enjoy dinner in your hotel this evening.

Accommodation: The Malton, Killarney, 3 nights.

Day 6: May 17th, June 21st, August 22nd, Sept 13th
Killarney

Head to Killarney National Park and take in the stunning scenery of mountains, lakes and woodlands. You will visit the historic Muckross House and Gardens. This 19th century mansion depicts what life was like in the Ireland during this period. The balance of the day will be at your leisure in Killarney where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the abundance of restaurants and pubs this evening.

Day 7: May 18th, June 22nd, August 23rd, Sept 14th
Dingle Peninsula

Tour the spectacular Dingle Peninsula, one of Ireland’s most picturesque spots. We visit the town of Dingle, then drive around Slea Head and admire its rugged beauty. Visit the Blasket Island Center. Stop and visit the Gallorus Oratory and other Early Christian sites. The Gallarus Oratory is a 7th century stone chapel used by pilgrims going to Mount Brandon.

Day 8: May 19th, June 23rd, August 24th, Sept 15th
Adare to Shannon/Limerick

Depart for Shannonside and enjoy a stop at one of Ireland’s prettiest villages Adare. Next visit Bunratty Folk Park, a living reconstruction of the homes and environment of Ireland of over a century ago. Roam through the park and see the rural farmhouses, village shops and streets which have been recreated and furnished to a time that once was. This evening enjoy a feast and entertainment at the Bunratty Medieval Banquet.

Accommodation: Bunratty Castle Hotel, 1 night.

Day 9: May 20th, June 24th, August 25th, Sept 16th
Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Depart for Galway and travel onwards to the majestic Cliffs of Moher which soar over 700 feet above the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Travel through the Burren, an eerie expanse of land scraped bare by the glaciers during the Ice Age. Enjoy an orientation tour of Galway city.

Meyrick Hotel, Galway, 3 nights

Day 10: May 21st, June 25th, August 26th, Sept 17th
Aran Islands Excursion

Take an air excursion to the largest of the Aran Islands – Inis Mor. The Aran Islands represent a precious sanctuary of Irish cultural tradition. Enjoy a two hour tour of the island, including a visit to the ancient fort – Dun Angeus. Explore the island before taking your return flight back to the mainland. This evening head to ‘Trad on the Prom’ a contemporary Irish Show featuring a mix of traditional Irish music, song and dance.

Day 11: May 22nd, June 26th, August 27th, Sept 18th
Connemara Excursion

Travel through the Connemara region which is known for its mountains, the Twelve Bens and the beauty of the landscape with its changing colors. Stop at the Connemara Marble Factory just outside Moycullen and then keep an eye out for “The Quiet Man” bridge outside Oughterard. Enjoy the breathtaking views as we drive through the Maam Valley in the shadow of the Maamturk Mountains. Continue on to the picturesque town on Leenane at the top of the Killary fjord and onto the famous and beautiful Kylemore Abbey, a former Benedictine Abbey and private school for girls. Take the scenically breathtaking Inagh Valley road by the 12 Bens Mountain Range back to Galway.

Day 12: May 23rd, June 27th, August 28th, Sept 19th
Cong, Sligo & Donegal

Tour north from Galway and visit the village of Cong made famous by the movie ‘The Quiet Man’ starring John Wayne. Visit the Quiet Man Museum before heading to Sligo.This area is associated with the great Irish writer, William Bulter Yeats. Tour north from Sligo, stopping at Drumcliff and the Yeats Center. The celebrated poet Yeats is buried here in Drumcliff Churchyard. On to County Donegal and the sea front Sandhouse Hotel. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from your bedroom! Dinner in the dining room this evening.

The Sandhouse Hotel, Donegal, 2 nights.

Day 13: May 24th, June 28th, August 29th, Sept 20th
Glencolumcille & Slieve League excursion

After breakfast head to Killbegs, Ireland’s largest commercial fishing port. On to Glencolumcille, a village of thatched roof cottages and links to St. Columcille of the 6th century who founded the city of Derry. On to Slieve League and the Cliffs of Bunglass which are higher and more magnificent than the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Return to Donegal and enjoy some free time exploring through the town before returning to your hotel for the evening.

Day 14: May 25th, June 29th, August 30th, Sept 21st
Donegal to Dublin

Cross into County Fermanagh to the town of Belleek and enjoy a visit to the famous Belleek China factory. Then head towards Omagh to the Ulster American Folk Park. This open air museum focuses on the lifestyle and experiences of those immigrants who sailed from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th centuries. We make our way to Dublin for the final night of your tour. Enjoy some free time in Dublin city.

Accommodation: The Davenport Hotel, Dublin (Except May 12th Tour, accommodation will be Trinity Capital Hotel)

Day 15: May 26th, June 30th, August 31st, Sept 22nd
Depart Ireland

This morning you are transferred to Dublin airport for your return flight home.

Slan Leat

Tour Information

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Sightseeing by Private luxury motorcoach
  • Elegant Manor and Hotel accommodation with private bath for 14 nights
  • Professional driver/guide throughout the tour – from day 1 to day 14
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner in Dublin on first evening
  • Traditional Irish Night with dinner at Trad on the Prom
  • Dinner included on 4 other evenings
  • Dinner on your own on other evenings
  • Boat Crossing at Tarbert
  • Aran Island Air Excursion and island tour
  • Visits and admissions to Trinity College, Christchurch, Guinness Storehouse, Literary Pub Crawl, Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Charles Fort, Emigration Museum,  Midleton Distillery, Garinish Island, Muckross House, Blasket Island Center, Cliffs of Moher, Dun Aengus, Kylemore Abbey, Quiet Man Museum, Yeats Centre, Glencolumcille Folk Museum, Slieve League, Belleek China Factory, Ulster American Folk Park
  • Hotel service charges, tips for baggage handling and local taxes

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:

You will be staying at the following Hotels

Our Mercedes Coach Fleet
For 2014 we will be using Mercedes Motorcoaches and Mini-Coaches that are specially converted for touring comfort. The 22 Seater size coaches will have large, new reclining seats! This allows for plenty of seating choice, leg room and luggage capacity.

 

Tour Dates & Prices

2014 CBTE 1 Tour Dates

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

Land Tour Price

 Status

Discount

May 12
May 26 $4499 Closed
June 16 June 30 $4499 On Request
August 17 August 31 $4499 On Request
September 08 September 22 $4499 Available $150 pps

Above prices based on two people sharing a twin / double room

Single Room Supplement: $990

We guarantee departure regardless of numbers booked on each tour.

 


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