2022 The Irish Pub Tour - 9 Days/8 Nights 9-night small group tour starting at $1885.00 per person
Day 1: Dublin City Tour | Welcome Drink & Dinner
Your tour starts at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. A local guide will bring you for a panoramic tour of central Dublin, a friendly city famed for its wit and sense of fun. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group at The Church Café Bar and Restaurant; this converted building is where brewer Arthur Guinness was married, playwright Sean O'Casey was baptized, and where Handel practiced the organ before the first-ever public performance of his “Messiah” in 1742. (D)
Day 2: Kilkenny | Smithwick's Experience
Head to the small, historic city of Kilkenny for a guided walking tour along its Medieval Mile to experience its rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and well-preserved merchants' houses. Smell the hops and enjoy a sample on a tour of Smithwick's Experience, telling the story of the popular brewery in the heart of the city since 1710. Spend some free time browsing in charming Kilkenny before dinner.
Day 3: Blarney Castle | Marine Bar | Killarney
Visit the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, in a CIE Tour Exclusive, and enjoy a drink with traditional music in this centuries-old, family run pub. Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the “Gift of the Gab” or explore the beautiful gardens. Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney - a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century - where you will have free time after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music.
Day 4: Dingle Peninsula | Celtic Whiskey Experience
Visit Moriarty's at the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, before heading to the Dingle Peninsula. You may know this beautiful region from films like “Ryan's Daughter” and “Far & Away,” Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional farming life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding. Enjoy some free time on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner.
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher | O'Connor's Pub Storytelling
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. In the evening, have an early dinner at your hotel, then head out for a CIE Tours Exclusive: Private early access for a special evening of storytelling by the turf fire at O'Connor's famous pub in Salthill
Day 6: Sean's Bar | Lough Ree Cruise
Spend a leisurely morning exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. In Athlone, where you will enjoy a choice of Irish coffee, whiskey or beer as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking longship. Then head to Sean's Bar in Athlone for a CIE Tours Exclusive. Sean's Bar is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it's the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub's rich history. Enjoy dinner in your Athlone hotel this evening.
Day 7: Guinness Storehouse | Irish Whiskey Museum
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city, one of Ireland's most popular attractions -and enjoy a sample of Ireland's iconic brew as you enjoy the panoramic view from the seventh-floor Gravity Bar. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum for a private tour and tasting. In a CIE Tours Exclusive, enjoy a special after-hours experience: a traditional band will play lively tunes, for your group as you relax over a drink and finger foods.
Day 8: Independent Touring in Dublin
Spend the day independently on the Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, plus your choice of a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, GPO Witness History, or Trinity College and the Book of Kells.
Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Same Price as Booking 2022 The Irish Pub Tour - 9 Days/8 Nights Direct
As always, Enchanting Ireland works directly with all tour operators therefore our rate is theirs and there are no additional fees. All tour operators pay a commission to travel agencies however, if you book 2022 The Irish Pub Tour - 9 Days/8 Nights direct, they keep this commission rather than passing it along to you - so our prices are the same as booking it yourself. We will, however, charge in USD, handling the currency conversion to save any transfer fees as well as make your pre-post travel plans at no additional charge.