Ireland | Unforgettable Ireland

8-days | 7-nights
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MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 1399

Amazing Experience

Explore the culturally rich cities of Dublin and the beautiful countryside. Emerald is a top tourist place that you will be charmed with friendly people and the amazing scenery and historical castles.

 

What's Included

Meet & greet upon arrival
Arrival and departure transfers
2 nights in Dublin at Academy Plaza Hotel or similar
2 nights in Kerry at Randles Court Hotel or similar
1 night in Limerick at George Hotel or similar
2 nights in Galway at Clayton Hotel or similar
8 meals: 7 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Visit Blarney Castle
Visit Blarney Wooden Mils
Visit Ring of Kerry
Visit Cliffs of Moher
Tour of Burren Region
Tour of Galway City
Visit Galway Cathedral
Cruise along Lough Corrib
Visit Kylemore Abbey
Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Services NOT included

 Early check-in and/or late check-out at hotels
 Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, and laundry, etc.
 Optional tours
 Tips

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | Arrival - Dublin

Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city center.

| Overnight in Dublin

DAY 2 | Kerry

Following breakfast, depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. You will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never be lost for words again. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. It was bought in 1976 by a former worker has been transformed into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.

| Overnight in Kerry
|  Breakfast

DAY 3 | Kerry

Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula where you will discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes, and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney, you will pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses, before arriving back in Killarney.Along the Ring of Kerry, stop at a local farm for a sheepdog demonstration. Your visit starts with an overview of the different breeds of sheep, followed by an introduction to the farmer’s most important tools, his border collies. Next, you will see a superb demonstration of sheepherding as the farmer with his dogs demonstrates how, by working together, he can take a flock of sheep from the mountain top to the sheep pen close to the farmyard.Optional excursion available at additional cost: Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney National Park | $18 per person
Enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) help you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey [driver] takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park.Dinner is at leisure.
| Overnight in Kerry
|  Breakfast

DAY 4 | Limerick

After breakfast. Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a strange & unique region in Europe; it is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare, with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves like Ailwee.

Optional excursion available at additional cost: Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle | $68 per person
Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish entertainment and banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers & is a fitting complement to the lively mead reception, a four-course meal, and of course good wine. Guests are invited to enjoy an unforgettable evening in the splendor of this magnificent castle & take a true step back in time to Medieval Ireland.

| Overnight in Limerick
|  Breakfast

DAY 5 | Galway

Travel to Galway City & get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians & artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest & most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965. Next, enjoy a cruise along the Corrib River to Lough Corrib including scones & an Irish coffee. This journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments & natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland.

| Overnight in Galway
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 | Galway

Travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Enjoy some time at leisure in Connemara National Park. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920.

| Overnight in Galway
|  Breakfast

DAY 7 | Dublin

Depart Galway for Dublin today. On arrival in Dublin, you will first explore the north side of the city which offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street & Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city’s south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals.

Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern-day.

Optional excursion available at additional cost: Evening Entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock or similar | $68 per person
Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance. A ballad group will regale visitors with ballads both happy and sad and will (after a few pints) have visitors singing along with them. The music is interrupted for a short while to enjoy the best of Irish Dancing guaranteed to get feet tapping. Visitors will later be sent into the night with fond memories of a memorable night in a Dublin Pub.

| Overnight in Dublin
|  Breakfast

DAY 8 |Departure

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.

|  Breakfast

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