Irish Escape (KAR)

7 days from Dublin to Dublin

 2019 Tour Details »2020 Tour Details

Escape to the lush landscapes, charming cities, and friendly people of Ireland during the low season so you can experience it all without the crowds and, most importantly, without the high-season prices. This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll relish in some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, and you’ll also have overnights in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor breathtaking views of these sheer cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and awe-inspiring landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of this natural beauty; it must be witnessed in person!

You’ll also have time to enjoy bustling Dublin, the “Fair City,” Adare with its pretty thatched cottages; medieval Waterford, home to the famous crystal; and Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest and liveliest towns. From the scenic beauty to the unique interactions and experiences with the down-to-earth locals, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses, and at a price you just can’t miss!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

DUBLIN
Welcome dinner; orientation drive

GALWAY
Orientation

CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views

ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

WATERFORD
Visit Ireland’s oldest city; [LF] Irish Coffee demonstration

KILKENNY
Visit the medieval town

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Irish breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus including a welcome dinner in Dublin

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND. Céad míle fáilte! A hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in Ireland’s capital city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

DUBLIN. The morning’s orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall red brick townhouses, colorful doors and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the city further, or you could join an optional excursion to the Guinness Storehouse and learn all about the world-famous beer: from how Guinness is made to the ancient craft of barrel-making in the cooperage. The evening ends with a sample of “The Black Stuff,” followed by dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

DUBLIN–GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–ENNIS. Your day begins with a drive to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Then, a scenic route takes you across the limestone plateau of The Burren with its strange and beautiful karst landscape to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

ENNIS–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY. A day full of splendid scenery as you head south and stop at quaint Adare with its pretty thatched cottages. Continue on to Killorglin on Dingle Bay to join the famed RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. There is plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Travel on to the popular resort of Killarney for an overnight stay.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD. Across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork, the route brings you to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. There is time here for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, and home to the famous crystal. After dinner this evening, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN. Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestone streets and Old-World charm, is your first destination today. You will have time to discover the town on your own, visit the castle or the Design Centre or simply wander through the charming streets and be part of the Irish day-to-day life. Then, travel back to Dublin, and tonight, as a fitting farewell to Ireland, consider an optional evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

DUBLIN. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

DUBLIN

HILTON GARDEN INN DUBLIN CUSTOM HOUSE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ENNIS

TEMPLE GATE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

KILLARNEY

KILLARNEY TOWERS HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

WATERFORD

GRANVILLE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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