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IRELAND: PUBS, LEGENDS & CASTLES

9-night Active Adventure

9-night Exploration of Southern Ireland!


Best Time To Go: May, August, September or October
Winter/early Spring is their rainy season (more than usual) - Summer is quite crowded

Experience Ireland's pubs and people, and sleep in Castles like royalty!
from Dublin, Ireland


This active adventure takes us around the southern half of Ireland as we village hop, explore castles, walk and bike, sight-see, search for the perfect Kodak-moment, Pub Crawl and hang out with the locals. Every day features something new and unique–
• Dublin - Town tour, Guiness, Jamison and Pub Crawl
• Kilkenny Castle
• Sheep Farm
• Black Abbey
• Cork
• Blarney Castle
• Killarney
• Dingle Peninsula - Dingle Brewing Company
• Walk the Cliffs of Moher
• Explore the Burren
• Galway - Town tour; Pub Crawl
• Clew Bay & Achill Island
• Kilbeggen & the Distillery
• Castles, story tellers, Pints & Irish Coffees
and soooo much more!



Pricing:
$ 2,295 pp for group of 15 - 19 travelers
$ 2,110 pp for group of 20 - 24 travelers
$ 1,995 pp for group of 25 - 30 travelers
plus RT flight into Dublin


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Overview

Experience Ireland's pubs and people, and sleep in Castles like royalty!
from Dublin, Ireland

This active adventure takes us around the southern half of Ireland as we village hop, explore castles, walk and bike, sight-see, search for the perfect Kodak-moment, Pub Crawl and hang out with the locals. Every day features something new and unique–
• Dublin - Town tour, Guiness, Jamison and Pub Crawl
• Kilkenny Castle
• Sheep Farm
• Black Abbey
• Cork
• Blarney Castle
• Killarney
• Dingle Peninsula - Dingle Brewing Company
• Walk the Cliffs of Moher
• Explore the Burren
• Galway - Town tour; Pub Crawl
• Clew Bay & Achill Island
• Kilbeggen & the Distillery
• Castles, story tellers, Pints & Irish Coffees
and soooo much more!


Quick Itinerary


Day 1
UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN

Day 2
DUBLIN ARRIVAL & HIGHLIGHTS
 Tour of Dublin with local Guide: including Trinity College, the Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse, Gravity, roof-top bar
OVERNIGHT: ROYAL MARINE HOTEL, DUBLIN

Day 3
DUBLIN AT LEISURE
 Day on your own to explore
 Evening - Musical Pub Crawl with local Musicians in Dublin/Temple Bar area
OVERNIGHT: ROYAL MARINE HOTEL, DUBLIN

Day 4
FARMHOUSE TEA & KILKENNY
 Visit & learn about a working sheep farm and enjoy freshly baked scones.
 Kilkenny - walking tour where the narrow streets still follow the medieval layout.
 Photo OP of Kilkenny Castle, the medieval buildings of Kyteler’s Inn and Rothe House.
 Black Abbey, which dates back to 1225
.  Check into your hotel overlooking the Kilkenny Castle.
 Evening on your own
OVERNIGHT: KILKENNY RIVER COURT HOTEL, KILKENNY

Day 5
BLARNEY & KILLARNEY
 To Dungarvan and stop at the infamous Marine Bar.
 Quick stop in Cork, then to Blarney Castle to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.”
 County Kerry and Killarney with free time to browse and shop.
 Enjoy some time to relax or freshen up before a castle dinner with fellow travelers.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY

Day 6
DINGLE PENINSULA TOUR & DINGLE BREWING COMPANY
 Dingle Peninsula - frequent stops to walk, see & Photo OP
 Dingle Brewing Company – pull a Pint
 Very Scenic drive thru western tip of the peninsula – stops at monastic beehive huts and small fishing villages.
 Evening - superb Irish dinner and traditional entertainment at Kate Kearney’s Cottage
OVERNIGHT: LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY

Day 7
CLIFFS OF MOHER, BURREN WALKING TOUR & GALWAY
 Take ferry across the River Shannon.
 Cliffs of Moher.
 The Burren - guided walk thru dolmens, prehistoric monuments & limestone slabs.
 Galway – town tour
 Evening – dinner on your own, then Pub Crawl with Locals thru Galway
OVERNIGHT: G HOTEL, GALWAY

Day 8
WESTPORT HOUSE & ACHILL ISLAND TOUR
 Visit Westport House, an elegant 18th century residence
 Clew Bay, reputed to have 365 islands.
 Achill Island – driving/stopping tour
 Deserted Village – Photo OP of remains of almost 100 traditional stone cottages.
 Lunch at the Beehive, overlooking Keel Beach. Browse or shop local crafts.
 Evening on your own
OVERNIGHT: G HOTEL, GALWAY

Day 9
CLONMACNOISE & KILBEGGAN DISTILLERY
 Clonmacnoise – walk of monastic settlement on the banks of the River Shannon.
 Kilbeggan - tour of the Kilbeggan Distillery
 Dunboyne - check into Dunboyne Castle, free time to explore. Dinner and the entertainment of a Seanachie, a traditional Irish storyteller, as you relax with a pint or Irish coffee in the historic hotel pub.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: FITZPATRICK CASTLE HOTEL, just outside of DUBLIN

Day 10
RETURN HOME TO USA
Depending on flight time, you may have a free morning or morning/afternoon to enjoy Dublin before your return flight home.



Practical Information





Pricing


Pricing:
$ 2,295 pp for group of 15 - 19 travelers
$ 2,110 pp for group of 20 - 24 travelers
$ 1,995 pp for group of 25 - 30 travelers
Single Supplement - $345.00

plus RT flight into Dublin


Travel insurance (see next tab) is recommended and available.


Please be aware of our cancellation policy and terms & conditions.

Travel Insurance


Travel Insurance - Group Plan:

Affordable and very comprehensive coverage!
Ages 0 - 34..................$ 119 pp
Ages 35 - 59................$ 139 pp
Ages 60 + ...................$ 179 pp
Please see our page on Travel Insurance for all details and a full description of coverage and benefits.


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Individuals can call us directly to get their questions answered anytime. We handle all the details!

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♦ Monthly reports & updates on your group status
♦ Your own Facebook page for your trip (if desired)
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♦ Trip layaway - break your trip down into several easy payments

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Outstanding customer service, trip execution and personal care that exceeds your expectations is our #1 goal.

Cancellation Policy


Please note: there is a $100 non-refundable fee upon cancellation. Other cancellation fees apply.
Please see our page on Policy-Terms & Conditions for full policy information



Itinerary:

DAY 1

UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN


Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation.

DAY 2

DUBLIN ARRIVAL & HIGHLIGHTS


After landing at Dublin Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities. Then your driver/guide will welcome you to Ireland and escort you and your luggage to the coach.
Upon arrival in central Dublin set off with a local guide who will show you around the prominent historic buildings and monuments of Dublin. Dublin is an ancient settlement, founded by the Vikings in the 9th century. The city has been molded through the centuries with many architectural styles, reflecting the economic, political and artistic influences.
Stop at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, an 8th century illuminated manuscript of the gospels and see the Old Library. Stop to visit the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top bar, Gravity, overlooking the city center where you can sample a draft Guinness and enjoy the view of the city.
Then drive to your hotel and check in where you will have time to relax or freshen up.
Happy Hour as a group, followed by dinner of your choice on your own.
OVERNIGHT: ROYAL MARINE, DUBLIN

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DAY 3

DUBLIN AT LEISURE


Today is at leisure for individual pursuits.
In the evening join your fellow travelers for a Musical Pub Crawl in Dublin. Visit famous pubs and bars in the Temple Bar area with professional musicians who perform tunes and songs in the many pubs you will visit. Pull a pint, and sing along!! Experience the long lived history and storys of Irish Music and its influences on contemporary world music.
OVERNIGHT: ROYAL MARINE, DUBLIN

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DAY 4

FARMHOUSE TEA & KILKENNY


Departing Dublin, drive through the prosperous farming country and marketing towns of the midland region of Ireland. Stop for some home hospitality by sampling freshly baked scones served at a sheep farm.
Travel on to Kilkenny where you will meet with a local guide who will escort you on a walking tour around Kilkenny where the narrow streets still follow the medieval layout.
Pass Kilkenny Castle, home of the Earls and Dukes of Ormonde who controlled the region for centuries.
See the medieval buildings of Kyteler’s Inn and Rothe House.
End your tour at the Black Abbey, which dates back to 1225.
Check into your hotel where the balance of the evening is for individual pursuits.
OVERNIGHT: KILKENNY RIVER COURT, KILKENNY


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DAY 5

BLARNEY & KILLARNEY


After breakfast, board your coach and journey south through the scenic countryside to Dungarvan and stop at the Marine Bar where you will have the opportunity to purchase a drink or snack on your own.
Then travel via the outskirts with a quick stop in Cork, then onto Blarney where you may climb to the battlements of Blarney Castle to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.”
From here drive into County Kerry and Killarney, settled beside three lakes in the shadow of Ireland's highest mountains. Enjoy some free time to browse and shop.
Then travel to Killarny where you will check into your hotel overlooking the Killarney Castle.
Enjoy some time to relax or freshen up before dining with your fellow travelers this evening.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY

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Day 6

DINGLE PENINSULA TOUR & DINGLE BREWING COMPANY


Today discover the beauties of the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by David Lean’s movie, “Ryan’s Daughter.” Drive along the south shore of the peninsula for plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. There will be frequent stops at strategic locations to admire the views and take photos.
At the base of Conor Pass, stop at the Dingle Brewing company. Learn about the brewery’s rich and varied past before sampling a pint of this local lager.
Continue your drive on to the western tip of the peninsula. Here the scenery becomes wilder as the influence of the open Atlantic Ocean strengthens. You will pass early Christian monastic beehive huts and small fishing villages.
This evening enjoy dinner and entertainment at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, which is picturesquely situated at the entrance to what must be the most beautiful glaciated valley in Ireland, the Gap of Dunloe. The Irish night consists of a superb meal and traditional entertainment, which includes songs and musicians playing a wide array of instruments along with costumed dancers doing the jig and other traditional sets.
OVERNIGHT: LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY


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Day 7

CLIFFS OF MOHER, BURREN WALKING TOUR & GALWAY


Leaving Killarney, travel north, via Tralee and Listowel to Tarbert where you take the ferry across the wide mouth of the River Shannon.
Drive via Lahinch to view the Cliffs of Moher. The impressive wall of rock rises to a height of almost 700 feet about the churning Atlantic Ocean and stretches for five miles along the coast.
From here, stop in the Burren and embark on a guided walking tour. Burren Country is an area of rocky limestone hills where a number of unique flowers thrive. This region also contains many dolmens, prehistoric monuments formed by large limestone slabs.
Continue north to Galway where you will take a panoramic tour to see the principal sights of the city. A drive around will take you to the large modern cathedral set on an island on the River Corrib. See the Spanish Arch in the Claddagh area, formerly a fishing village, the City Museum, National University of Galway and the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is built on the site of the former county jail.
Check into your hotel and enjoy some time to relax or freshen up before rendevousing with your fellow travelers for an exciting Pub Crawl with locals this evening.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: G HOTEL, GALWAY


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Day 8

WESTPORT HOUSE & ACHILL ISLAND TOUR


After breakfast, visit Westport House, an elegant 18th century residence with many fine features that is still home to Lord Altamont.
Then, travel around Clew Bay, reputed to have 365 islands. Continue on to reach Achill Island, joined to the mainland by a bridge. Follow the Atlantic Drive to capture wonderful and wild scenic views of steeply sloped mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. View the Deserted Village which provides a haunting reminder of times past on Achill Island. Set at the foot of the south-facing slope of Slievemore mountain, this 'village' consists of the remains of almost 100 traditional stone cottages. Also see stretches of windswept bogland and golden beaches.
Stop for lunch at the Beehive, overlooking Keel Beach, where everything is fresh and homemade. Enjoy some time to browse around the shop where you can purchase local crafts and souvenirs.
Return to Galway where the balance of the evening is for individual pursuits.
OVERNIGHT: G HOTEL, GALWAY


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Day 9

CLONMACNOISE & KILBEGGAN DISTILLERY


Today, travel from Galway to the center of Ireland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is delightfully set on the banks of the River Shannon. Learn about the history of the site through an audiovisual presentation and take a walk around to see the ancient monuments and the entire area.
Continue on and stop outside of Kilbeggan for a tour of the Kilbeggan Distillery. It was established in 1757 and today it is no longer used but preserved to show visitors how whiskey was distilled here.
Travel towards Dublin and check into your castle hotel. Enjoy some time to relax or freshen up before joining your group for dinner this evening.
Tonight, enjoy the entertainment of a Seanachie, a traditional Irish storyteller as you relax with a pint or Irish coffee in the historic hotel pub.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: FITZPATRICK CASTLE HOTEL, just outside DUBLIN


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Day 10

RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES


All too soon, your vacation in Ireland has come to the end. Transfer to Dublin Airport in plenty of time to check in for your flight, clear security and claim your VAT refund. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores. Then clear U.S. Immigration before boarding your aircraft and fly west across the Atlantic Ocean back to the United States.


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