2021 Jewels of Ireland - 15 Days/14 Nights 15-night small group tour starting at $3395.00 per person
Day 1: Dublin Panoramic Tour | Dublin Castle
Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Experience a panoramic tour of the city, then visit Dublin Castle for a guided tour. Learn how the castle was the seat of power in Ireland for centuries, and see the State Apartments, used today for official ceremonies and Presidential inaugurations. Enjoy a Welcome drink with your group before enjoying an evening free to dine as you wish.
Day 2: Dublin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | Taylors Three Rock
Tour Dublin independently, on a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. Plus, choose, a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, GPO Museum or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Join your group in the evening for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show at Taylors Three Rock Pub
Day 3: Blarney Castle | Kinsale Walking Tour
Travel to Blarney Castle; climb the winding staircase to kiss its famous stone or enjoy the gardens. Then on to Kinsale, a picturesque old fishing town now known for art galleries and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a fascinating walk around its historic streets, once besieged by the Spanish Armada, before dinner in your hotel
Day 4: Killarney | Dingle
Savor your morning in Kinsale; stroll along the scenic harbor or relax at your hotel before heading west. Stop in the bustling and friendly town of Killarney, where you will have free time to explore. Next visit Moriarty's in the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Continue on to Dingle where you will dine in your hotel
Day 5: Slea Head Loop | Blasket Centre | Murphy's Ice Cream
Set out on the Slea Head Loop, one of Ireland's most beautiful drives, through scenic ocean and mountain vistas. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, visible off the coast. Abandoned in 1954, there were once a lively outpost of traditional culture and language. Return to Dingle and visit Murphy's Ice Cream; taste their distinctive flavors like Orange Marmalade, Brown Bread or Dingle Gin. Take the rest of the day to wander and dine as you wish in this quaint harbor village
Day 6: Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930s and 1940s. Drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening, head to a castle for a medieval-style banquet with traditional songs and stories.
Day 7: Sheepdog Demonstration | Galway
Travel through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren to Caherconnell and watch skilled dogs round up sheep. Stop in a charming Burren village to explore independently. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour around the central attractions - the narrow streets, the medieval city walls, and Lynch's Castle. Enjoy free time to explore before dinner.
Day 8: Killary Harbor Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey
Drive through Connemara to Leenane for a catamaran cruise (seasonal) of Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. Travel on to see Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful castle in a lakeside setting. Enjoy an evening free to explore vibrant, artistic Galway city.
Day 9: Belleek Pottery | Donegal Castle
Travel north through County Mayo. Stop in County Fermanagh and visit Belleek Pottery to see craftspeople create their renowned fine china. Visit Donegal Castle, built by the O'Donnell chieftains in the 15th century and restored in the 1990s after falling into ruin for centuries.. Enjoy free time in Donegal town before dinner in your hotel this evening.
Day 10: Slieve League Cliffs | Triona Design Demonstration
Enjoy a coastal drive to view Slieve League, Europe's highest sea cliffs. Continue on to our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Triona Design in Ardara; see a demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting. Enjoy some free time to explore before returning to the hotel for dinner.
Day 11: Derry Walking Tour | Giant's Causeway
Meet with a local guide for a walking tour to see Derry's medieval walls, the Diamond, and St. Columb's Cathedral. Explore the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim before heading to Belfast.
Day 12: Titanic Belfast | Hillsborough Castle | Cabra Castle
Tour Belfast and see a city filled with grand Victorian buildings. Visit Titanic Belfast and discover the city's rich maritime history including the shipyards where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Hillsborough Castle, the residence of the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland. Drive to Kingscourt to Cabra Castle Hotel, built in 1760, and enjoy free time there. After dinner, experience a lively step-dancing display.
Day 13: Farewell Lunch | Brú Na Bóinne | Dublin
Spend some free time this morning exploring your hotel, the neo-Gothic Cabra Castle, and its 100 acres of parkland and gardens. Take in a farewell lunch at Cross Guns Gastropub before heading to Brú na Bóinne. Learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, and visit one of the tombs. Enjoy a free evening in Dublin.
Day 14: Independent Dublin Sightseeing
Explore Dublin independently. Guests who have not used their vouchers on Day 2 may use them today to do the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and choice of attractions. Otherwise, this vibrant city is yours to discover as you like. In the evening, dine independently at your choice of one of the many restaurants or pubs that Dublin has to offer.
Day 15: Tour ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Same Price as Booking 2021 Jewels of Ireland - 15 Days/14 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 2021 Jewels of Ireland - 15 Days/14 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.