2021 - Irish Explorer

10 Days/9 Nights

Discover the unexpected
Adventure through the most spectacular parts of Ireland, from emerald green farms to seaside cliffs and vibrant towns.

Highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Dan O'Hara's Homestead
  • Blakes of the Hollow Pub
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Belleek Pottery

    Hotels

  • The Hardiman Hotel (Formerly Hotel Meyrick)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel
  • Herbert Park Hotel
  • Clontarf Castle Hotel
  • Mill Park Hotel
  • Call (580) 924-9201 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15001607

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2020
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin City Tour - Glasnevin Cemetery Museum - Clontarf Castle : Tour begins 2:00 PM at the Clontarf Castle Hotel lobby, a short ride from Dublin Airport and a few miles to the north of Dublin city center. Head out for a tour of central Dublin with a local guide to see elegant Georgian squares, public buildings, and monuments. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery, a fascinating who's who of modern Irish history. Join your group for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the castle hotel. (D)
    Day 2DonegalFlorence Court House - Blakes of the Hollow Pub - Donegal : Visit Florence Court House, home of the Irish Yew. The original tree, discovered in 1760, can still be viewed on the grounds. Tour the magnificent 18th century mansion, renowned for its elaborate rococo plasterwork. Next, a CIE Tours exclusive: visit Blakes of the Hollow Pub, a Victorian bar that retains many features original to its founding in 1887. Famed author John McGahern, a regular visitor, described it as "one of the happiest and most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland". Take a photo by its official "Game of Thrones" door highlighting the series' sixth season. Continue your travels north to Donegal. With its windswept hills where only sheep can thrive, Donegal is renowned for woolen production and tweeds. (B, D)
    Day 3DonegalSlieve League Cliffs - Triona Design - Nancy's Bar : Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe. Enjoy a CIE Tours Exclusive experience: sip an Irish coffee as you take in the view from these impressive cliffs. Travel along the coast then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys to Donegal Town, a busy shopping town that was once a Viking port. Watch demonstrations of spinning and weaving at a local woolen shop. Enjoy an early dinner with a drink and music at the popular Nancy's Bar in Ardara. (B, D)
    Day 4GalwayBelleek Pottery - Lough Corrib Cruise (seasonal) - Galway : Discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. You'll go behind the scenes to see how this world-famous fine china is made. Travel south to Galway and take a relaxed cruise on Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland (April 1 - October 21 departures). Enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 5GalwayConnemara Celtic Crystal - Dan O'Hara Homestead - Connemara Scenic Drive : Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes, and peat bogs an added dimension. Stop at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory where craftsmen demonstrate fine glass cutting. Travel through the picturesque scenery of hills and lakes to visit Dan O'Hara's Homestead. Experience traditional methods of farming, see Connemara ponies, and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy an evening free for independent dining and exploration. (B, L)
    Day 6KillarneyCliffs of Moher - Killarney : Drive through Co. Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. See views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Drive through the countryside before enjoying lunch on your own in a coastal village. Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney and enjoy free time for exploring and dinner on your own. (B)
    Day 7KillarneyRing of Kerry Tour - Sheepdog Demonstration : Head out to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most famous and popular scenic drive. Immerse yourself in farm life with a demonstration of sheepdogs herding flocks. Continuing on the scenic drive, pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll's Gap. In Killarney, have dinner at your hotel then enjoy free time to discover some of the lively pubs. (B, D)
    Day 8DublinBlarney Castle - Dublin's Abbey Tavern : Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colorful gardens. Head to the Abbey Tavern for Irish cuisine, and an evening of lively entertainment. (B, D)
    Day 9DublinIndependent Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour in Dublin : Enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. (B)
    Day 10DublinYour Tour Ends in Dublin : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/14/2021$2,009.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    04/18/2021$2,499.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/16/2021$2,799.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/20/2021$2,949.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/08/2021$2,889.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/29/2021$2,849.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/05/2021$2,899.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/26/2021$2,549.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/03/2021$2,449.00* (USD) / 10 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    Lodging
    The Hardiman Hotel (Formerly Hotel Meyrick)
    Killarney Plaza Hotel
    Herbert Park Hotel
    Clontarf Castle Hotel
    Mill Park Hotel
    Disclaimer

    Price and itinerary details are subject to change through September 2020. Prices given are per person, double occupancy. If you would like your own room, there is a single-room supplement charge of $770

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