Irish Explorer - Dublin/Dublin 2021 (10 Days)
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Irish Explorer

Dublin/Dublin 2021 (10 Days)

Starting at $2,055


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Start your discovery of the Emerald Isle with a stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin! Stay two nights in most locations – Donegal, Galway Killarney and Dublin. Highlights include Slieve League Sea Cliffs, Connemara region, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Savor home-baked scones and Irish coffee along the way.

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Destination & Sightseeing

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • See Donegal's spectacular Slieve League cliffs and enjoy a CIE Tours Exclusive experience as you sip Irish Coffee while taking in the view from the cliff top.
  • Visit the Victorian Blakes of the Hollow Pub which famed author, John McGahern once called "one of the happiest and most beautiful bars" in Ireland. Enjoy a pint as you view the handcrafted "Game of Thrones" door, carved from the trees of the Dark Hedges.

Dining Experiences:

  • 9 hot breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 6 dinners (D)

Trip Highlights:

  • Glasnevin Cemetery
  • Florence Court House
  • Blakes of the Hollow Pub - CIE Tours Exclusive
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Cruise on the Lough Corrib (Seasonal)
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Blarney Castle
  • Irish Night in Dublin

Hotels - 9 Nights:

  • Clontarf Castle Hotel | Dublin (1 Night)
  • Mill Park Hotel | Donegal (2 Nights)
  • Hardiman Hotel | Galway (2 Nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel | Killarney (2 Nights)
  • Herbert Park Hotel | Dublin (2 Night)

ITINERARY

Dublin City Tour | Glasnevin Cemetery Museum | Clontarf Castle
Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at the Clontarf Castle Hotel, a short ride from Dublin Airport and a few miles to the north of Dublin city center. Head out for a tour of central Dublin with a local guide to see elegant Georgian squares, public buildings, and monuments. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery, a fascinating who's who of modern Irish history. Join your group for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the castle hotel.(D)

Florence Court House | Blakes of the Hollow Pub | Donegal
Visit Florence Court House, home of the Irish Yew. The original tree, discovered in 1760, can still be viewed on the grounds. Tour the magnificent 18th century mansion, renowned for its elaborate rococo plasterwork. Next, a CIE Tours Exclusive, visit Blakes of the Hollow Pub, a Victorian bar that retains many features original to its founding in 1887. Famed author John McGahern, a regular visitor, described it as “one of the happiest and most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland”. Take a photo by its official “Game of Thrones” door highlighting the series' sixth season. Continue your travels north to Donegal. With its windswept hills where only sheep can thrive, Donegal is renowned for woolen production and tweeds. (B, D)

Slieve League Cliffs | Triona Design | Nancy's Bar
Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe.Enjoy a CIE Tours Exclusive experience, sip an Irish coffee as you take in the view from these impressive cliffs. Travel along the coast then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys to reach Triona Design in Ardara, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, where spinners and weavers will demonstrate their crafts. Head to popular Nancy's Bar in Ardara for dinner before going to your hotel in Donegal town, a busy little town that was once a Viking port. (B, D)

Belleek Pottery | Galway Cruise (seasonal) | Galway
Discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. You'll go behind the scenes to see how this world-famous fine china is made. Travel south to Galway and take a relaxed cruise on Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland (April 1 - October 21 departures). Enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes, and peat bogs an added dimension. Stop at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory to watch skilled artisans demonstrate fine glass cutting. Travel on through spectacular scenery to visit Dan O'Hara's Homestead where you will experience traditional farming methods, see Connemara ponies, and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy an evening free for independent dining and exploration. (B, L)

Cliffs of Moher | Killarney
Drive through Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the cliffs to see spectacular vistas, including Galway Bay and the Aran Island. Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney, where you will dine in your hotel this evening(B, D)

Ring of Kerry Tour | Sheepdog Demonstration
Head out to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most famous and popular scenic drive. Stop at Moriarty's at the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.  Immerse yourself in farm life with a demonstration of sheepdogs herding flocks.  Continue on the scenic drive, pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll's Gap.  Your evening is free to explore in Killarney tonight, as you dine indepently and perhaps discover some of the town's lively pubs.   (B)

Blarney Castle | Abbey Tavern
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colorful gardens. Head to the Abbey Tavern for Irish cuisine, and an evening of lively entertainment. (B, D)

Independent Bus Tour
Enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. (B)

Your Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)

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