Ireland Highlights Escorted Vacation

Get a glimpse of Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital and largest city. Kiss the historic Blarney Stone, drive along the scenic Ring of Kerry, visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, and take a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride in Killarney National Park

ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only tour with max. 35 participants. Scheduled departures - 6-day/5-night tour visiting Dublin, Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher & Galway. Includes accommodation at superior tourist and first class hotels with breakfast daily, 1 dinner, arrival & departure transfers, a ferry ride across the Shannon River, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Porterage; one luggage per person
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Daily continental or buffet breakfast
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Dublin – Arrival

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight. (D)


Day

2

Dublin – Blarney Castle – Kerry

Today, depart Dublin for County Kerry, stopping en route at Blarney for a visit to Blarney Castle, famous for the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Indulge in some shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills, the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. (B)


Day

3

Ring of Kerry & Killarney National Park

Today, enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Take in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes, and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then on to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Arrive at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses, before arriving back in Killarney. Next, enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a Jaunting Car as your Jarvey (the driver) takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. (B)


Day

4

Kerry – Cliffs of Moher – the Burren – Limerick

In the morning, travel to Tarbert and take a short boat ride across the Shannon River to Killimer. Drive along the coast to the majestic Cliffs of Moher for a sublime view stretching to the Aran Islands and the mountains in Connemara. Tour the limestone landscape of the Burren, rugged and yet blessed with the most diverse flora in Ireland. Continue to Limerick. We recommend an optional medieval banquet dinner at Bunratty Castle. (B)


Day

5

Limerick – Galway – Dublin

After breakfast, depart for Dublin via Galway and visit its narrow streets, old stone and wood shop fronts, and busy pubs. The city attracts a bohemian crowd of musicians and artists. You will arrive in Dublin in the late afternoon for your last night in Ireland. (B)


Day

6

Dublin - Return

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Dublin airport for your return flight home. (B)