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8 Day Affordable Ireland


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Dublin
    • 1 night Kilkenny or 1 night Waterford
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 1 night Galway
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide

Special Features

  • View the magnificent 8th century Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to see the glittering collection
  • Travel along the world-famous Ring of Kerry with its astonishing views
  • View the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a rock wall rising 700 feet above the ocean
  • Visit Bunratty Castle, the restored medieval fortress
  • Walk through the delightful Folk Park dedicated to Irish life in 19th century
  • Enjoy dinner in a typical tavern, with traditional Irish music, dancing and great Irish food

Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.


DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. As you drive to the hotel, see the city's contrasting architecture, from modern glass to grand neoclassical facades and lovely views of the River Liffey. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore this friendly city on your own. Tonight, a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Monday - Dublin City Tour, Travel to Kilkenny*
Our exploration of Dublin, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Next, on to Oscar Wilde's Trinity College where we see the magnificent 8th century Book of Kells, a superb example of early Irish manuscript illumination on display in the Old Library. Departing Dublin, we travel through scenic County Kildare to magical Kilkenny, on the banks of the River Nore, with its majestic 12th century castle and splendid medieval cathedral. Tonight, dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Kilkenny
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Waterford, Blarney Castle En Route to Killarney
Today, on to Waterford known as Ireland's oldest city, a place that can trace its beginnings back to the arrival of the Vikings. Visit the world-famous House of Waterford Crystal showroom to see the glittering collection of exquisite glassware in its city of origin. Then, drive through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle, where you'll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab." Free time for shopping for traditional Irish crafts at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney, in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. This evening, we enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas as we drive through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry" around the island's southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Bunratty Castle and the Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
Travel north through the picturesque village of Adare, with its pastel-hued storefronts and thatched-roof houses, known as the “prettiest village” in Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland restored to its former splendor with original furnishings, tapestries and works of art. On to the delightful Folk Park, dedicated to life in Ireland during the 19th century. Experience the sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, and, of course, McNamara's pub! Later, view some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as we drive to the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock that rises some 700 feet above the ocean. Continue north through the desolate limestone plateau known as The Burren to lively Galway for overnight, once a seafaring town steeped in tradition, and now one of the fastest growing cities in Europe
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Galway City Tour, Return to Dublin**
Begin the day with a short tour of the colorful town of Galway, including a drive past the grand Galway Cathedral on the banks of the River Corrib. Then, we continue on our drive back to Dublin. Tonight, a fun-filled evening at a typical tavern, with traditional Irish music, dancing and great Irish food
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Depart Ireland
Bid a fond farewell to Ireland. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Dec 27 departure will stay in Waterford instead of Kilkenny on Day 3

**Please note that on some departures the orientation tour of Galway may take place on Day 6. Details to be advised locally

Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Mespil Hotel, Dublin

This tourist class hotel offers a peaceful location in Georgian Dublin overlooking the Grand Canal.

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Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny

This first class hotel is centrally located in Kilkenny.

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Dooley's, Waterford

This tourist class hotel is situated on The Quay in Waterford City, which is known for its exquisite crystal.

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Dromhall Hotel, Killarney

This first class hotel is located close to the centre of Killarney.

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Jurys Galway Inn, Galway

This tourist class hotel is centrally located in Galway.

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Jaunting Cars

Day #5 01 Dec 2013 - 30 Nov 2014         $25
01 Dec 2014 - 05 Apr 2015         $25
Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Hotels Available for Departure Dates

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Nov 1$8493229
Nov 4 (Sold Out)$9491629
Nov 8$8491469
Nov 11$9491579
Nov 12$8491479
Nov 18$8991529
Nov 19$8491479
Nov 22$8991559
Nov 25$8991529
Dec 27$9991919
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Feb 21$7991419
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Mar 10 (Sold Out)$9491609
Mar 14 (Sold Out)$9991679
Mar 17$8991549
Mar 18$8991579
Mar 21$8992189
Mar 24$8991579
Mar 25$8991539
Mar 28 (Sold Out)$9991709
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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

The Dec 27 departure will be accommodated at Dooley's in Waterford.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.


 

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