2022 Irish Gold - 9 Days/8 Nights 9-night small group tour starting at $1930.00 per person
Day 1: Dublin Panoramic Tour | Trinity College | Book of Kells
Your tour begins 2:00 PM at your hotel in Dun Laoghaire, a charming seaside suburb of Dublin. Head out for a panoramic tour of Dublin, seeing historic O'Connell Street, Georgian buildings and squares and St Stephens Green. Stroll through Trinity College with a local guide and view one of Ireland's greatest treasures: the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript crafted by monks in the 9th century. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your fellow guests, and then enjoy an independent evening of dining and exploring as you wish.
Day 2: Sean's Bar | Galway Walking Tour
Head to the vibrant, artistic city of Galway. Along the way, enjoy a drink at Sean's Bar in Athlone, a CIE Tours Exclusive venue. The oldest pub in Europe, Sean's Bar has been quenching thirst since 900 AD. Take a guided walking tour through Galway and discover this thriving city of medieval winding lanes and buzzing street life. Enjoy some free time to explore Galway on your own, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel.
Day 3: Connemara | Killary Catamaran Cruise (seasonal) | Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (seasonal). Head to Kylemore Abbey set beside a tranquil lake, and see its elegant rooms, the charming church and the Victorian Walled Gardens. Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city
Day 4: Sheepdog Demonstration | Cliffs of Moher | Killarney
Travel south around Galway Bay and through the stark beauty of the Burren, a distinctive limestone landscape. Immerse yourself in farm life as you watch trained sheepdogs herd their flock. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary as you head to Killarney, where you will end the day with a traditional Irish night. Enjoy a lively show of music and dance with dinner
Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride | Ring of Kerry Highlights| Kenmare
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane. See the highlights of Ireland's most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. The stunning coastal and mountain landscapes will provide plenty of photo opportunities. Stop in the Gap of Dunloe to visit Moriarty's a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Visit the colorful village of Kenmare and have free time to explore. When you return to Killarney your evening is free to explore as your wish
Day 6: Blarney Castle | Marine Bar | House of Waterford Crystal
Drive through the mountains into rich farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Travel along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, a CIE Tours Exclusive Venue, for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford where you will witness skilled artisans create sparkling masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner
Day 7: Waterford Walking Tour | Kilkenny | Dinner in Dublin Restaurant
In the morning join a local guide for a walking tour through the narrow streets of the old city to discover Waterford's long history and some of its colorful characters. Later, stop in Kilkenny for a look around the medieval city center with time to explore. Visit the Smithwick's Experience and enjoy a tasting paddle of their famous ales. Travel to Dublin and in the evening head to Cleaver East, a popular Dublin restaurant for a glass of wine and dinner.
Day 8: Independent Sightseeing in Dublin
Enjoy an independent Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Museum.
Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Same Price as Booking 2022 Irish Gold - 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 Irish Gold - 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.