This will be a great tour of both Irelands…North and South! This is a 8 day coach tour Dublin to Dublin with CIE Tours. BOOK NOW
IRISH ADVENTURE Oct 3 – Oct. 10, 2016 This will be a great tour of both Irelands…North and South! This is a 8 day coach tour Dublin to Dublin with CIE Tours. CIE Tours has been in business for 84 years leading tours of Ireland and Scotland. The package includes sightseeing and excursions; some included meals plus the freedom to indulge in local fare on a whim; a dynamic itinerary as well as superior and first class hotels. (Prior to Ireland join us for an optional “Taste of Scotland Tour”.) Irish Adventure Tour Itinerary Sun. Oct. 2- Settle into your hotel, rest and scope out the exciting city of Dublin! Mon. Oct.3- Dublin Coach Tour Starts With A Dublin Tour & Book of Kells Your Irish tour starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your guide at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. See elegant Georgian squares with brightly-painted doors, O’Connell Street and evocative statues at the Famine Memorial. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and dine independently. (B) Tues. Oct. 4- 6th Century Glendalough & Dunbrody Famine Ship This morning travel through the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough. Learn about St. Kevin’s 6th century monastery in the Glendalough Visitor Centre and walk through the deep valley to view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches and Celtic crosses. Continue south to New Ross to walk around the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a reconstructed 19th century vessel showing the harsh sailing conditions for emigrants on the way to the New World. Drive to your hotel in Waterford and, after dinner, take a gentle stroll around the narrow streets of the historic city with a local guide. (B, D) Wed. Oct. 5- Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to view glass blowing and watch the creation of one-of-a-kind trophies. Travel via Dungarvan to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic. A walking tour will reveal many of the places that still remain over a century since travelers embarked on that fateful voyage. Head to nearby Blarney to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” located in the ramparts of Blarney Castle. You will also have time to shop for Irish products at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Journey west through rugged countryside and settle in to your centrally-located hotel in Killarney. (B, D) Thurs. Oct. 6- Ring of Kerry Drive & Sheepdog Trials Enjoy the highlights of Ireland’s natural scenery on the Ring of Kerry route. The road winds between the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Watch a shepherd and his skilled dogs round up sheep. Drive through Killorglin and Cahirciveen to cross the bridge to Valentia Island. Visit the Skellig Experience, which shows how hermits lived on the nearby rocky islands and about the prolific bird life there today. Enjoy a casual lunch and stop in the pretty village of Sneem. Pause at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views before returning to Killarney. (B, L) Fri. Oct. 7- Cliffs of Moher & Galway Drive-around Travel north from Killarney and take a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary and continue along the coast of County Clare. View the Cliffs of Moher rising to heights of almost 700 feet above the wild Atlantic swells and walk to O’Brien’s Tower for the best views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Drive through the rounded sandstone hills of the Burren and around Galway Bay. Take a brief drive around central Galway before checking in to your hotel.(B, D) Sat. Oct. 8- Yeats’ Grave & Derry Walk Head north to the pilgrimage town of Knock, one of the world’s leading shrines. See the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879. Travel through County Sligo and view the grave of one of Ireland’s Nobel Prize-winning writers, W. B. Yeats. Follow the shoreline of Donegal Bay to Donegal town and past the lovely Blue Stack Mountains to Derry. On arrival in Derry meet a local guide to learn about the development of the city, which retains its medieval fortification walls dating from 1613. Drive around the main areas and walk along the historic walls. (B, D) Sun. Oct. 9- Giant’s Causeway & Glyde Inn Dinner/Show Today explore the northern coastline, stopping for photos at the sprawling ruins of Dunluce Castle. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The huge rocks have given rise to many stories about Finn McCool, a legendary giant. Drive to Belfast to visit Titanic Belfast and learn about RMS Titanic through state-of-the-art displays. See the docks where this famous liner was built just over a century ago. Stop just south of Dundalk at the Glyde Inn for a farewell dinner with Irish specialties and entertaining traditional Irish songs and music. This cozy tavern dates back to 1770. Continue south to check in to your hotel in Dublin. (B,D) Mon. Oct.10- Depart for Home. (B) Tour Includes: • Sightseeing by luxury coach with Wi-Fi • Professional driver/guide • 9 nights in hotels listed • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1 • 1 Lunch (L) • 5 dinners (D) including- – Glyde Inn traditional Irish dinner/show – 4 table d’hote dinners • Welcome get-together drink • Tour of Dublin with a local guide • Walking tours of Waterford and Derry with local guides • “Titanic” walking tour of Cobh • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry • Ferry ride across the River Shannon • Headsets for walking tours • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Glendalough Visitor Centre, Dunbrody Famine Ship, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Knock Shrine, W. B. Yeats’ Grave, Giant’s Causeway & Titanic Belfast • 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 • Transfers from Edinburgh to Dublin for travelers from Scotland tour to Ireland tour • Apollo Escort with 20 travelers Hotels: Superior & First Class Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane Cardiff Lane, Dublin (2 night) Dooley’s Hotel Waterford (1 night) International Hotel Killarney (2 nights) Ardilaun Hotel Galway (1 night) Everglades Hotel Derry (1 night) Croke Park Hotel Dublin (2 night) Price- $1750.00 per person if added to Scotland tour based on double occupancy (includes transfers from Scotland to Ireland). Price- $1650.00 Ireland only based on double occupancy. Single price is available. Just call. $250 per person deposit due ASAP. Later there may not be space available! Payments may be made in installments with Final payment due July 4, 2016. Air is not included and can be arranged from any airport. Insurance not included.
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