Exceptional Ireland 2017

Trips & Tours // Europe // 11 Days

Culture/History, National Parks


First Class Ireland Experience - No Options to Buy! 17 Meals - Deluxe Hotels

This tour is an all inclusive, Deluxe Tour that visits all the popular sites of Ireland. There are 2 nights of entertainment and you even spend a night in a castle hotel!  All Hotels are Centrally Located and 4-Star or Better. Fully Guided Vacation.  

TAP Rating: TAP Deluxe


Highlights include:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Dublin Touring
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Book of Kells
  • Traditional Dinner & Entertainment at Nancy Hand's Pub
  • Glendalough
  • Waterford Medieval Museum & Wine Reception
  • Old Middleton Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Jaunting Car Ride Killarney
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Adare
  • Bunratty Folk Park
  • Bunratty Castle
  • Medieval Banquet
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Galway City
  • King John's Castle Limerick


DAY 1 Fly to Dublin           
Fly on own from the USA to Dublin.  (Inflight Meals)

DAY 2  Arrival in Dublin, Guinness Storehouse Brewery, Welcome Cocktail Before Dinner
Upon arrival, we are met at the airport by our motorcoach.  Drive through Dublin to The Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery. The highlight of the visit is a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar with a magnificent view of this 1028-year-old city. We check into our hotel and have time to rest.  Before our included dinner we enjoy a welcome drink. Radisson Blu Hotel — Dublin (D)

DAY 3 Panoramic Dublin City Tour, Book of Kells, St Patrick's Cathedral, Traditional Dinner & Entertainment
After breakfast we enjoy a panoramic drive around the major sites.  We visit Trinity College where we see the incredible Book of Kells. This is one of Ireland’s dearest treasures. We visit St Patrick’s Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore on our own.  This evening we enjoy a Traditional Irish dinner with entertainment at Nancy Hands, a lovely old Dublin Pub.  Radisson Blu Hotel — Dublin (B, D and Entertainment)

DAY 4 Glendalough Monastery, Waterford Medieval Museum, Wine Reception in Mayors Wine Vault
We travel through the beautiful Wicklow Mountains to visit the 6th Century Monastery Glendalough. We continue on to Waterford and enjoy an after-hours private tour of the beautiful Medieval Museum.  We see the charter of Ireland’s oldest city, which was laid out in 1377, see Edward the IV’s sword and the only piece of Henry the VIII’s clothing to survive. We see the greatest treasure in the museum, the largest collection of church vestments to survive in Northern Europe.  Embroidered with Italian silk thread of Gold & Silver in Bruge in the 15th century, they depict the Gospel and the Virgin Mary. We visit the Choristers Hall, built in 1270 under the city as part of the Bishops residence and the Mayors Wine Vault where we have our wine reception. Dinner is included at our hotel this evening. Faithlegg House Hotel — Waterford (B, D)

DAY 5 Midleton Jameson Distillery, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills  
This morning we tour the Midleton Distillery and enjoy a tasting before traveling on to Blarney Woolen Mills for shopping and the Blarney Castle for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.  After lunch on our own, we continue on to Killarney where we stay 3 nights. Killarney Plaza Hotel — Killarney (B, D)

DAY 6 Ring of Kerry Tour, Kissane Sheep Farm
Today, we travel the “Ring of Kerry”.   The roads are narrow and the views so spectacular the journey will be a memorable one.  We visit Kissane Sheep farm before returning to Killarney. After our included dinner we can stroll the quaint streets of Killarney or perhaps enjoy some traditional music at a pub.  Killarney Plaza Hotel — Killarney (B, D)

DAY 7 Jaunting Car Ride, Dingle Peninsula Tour
This morning, we meet our Jarvey for a horse and jaunting car ride into Killarney National Park.  Then we board our motorcoach for our journey out onto the Dingle Peninsula.  We explore the incredible beauty of the Dingle and return to Killarney later this afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore Killarney on our own. Killarney Plaza Hotel —  Killarney (B)

DAY 8 Adare, Bunratty Folk Park & Castle, Medieval Castle Banquet & Entertainment
We visit the village of Adare, one of Ireland’s special places, with thatched roof cottages and Tudor style houses. We visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.  This 11th-century castle has been restored to its former medieval glory. In the surrounding area is a folk park where we can see people working as they would have in the 1800’s.  We enjoy a Medieval banquet and entertainment this evening.  Templegate Hotel – Ennis (B, D & entertainment)

DAY 9 Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Galway City
Today we travel into the Burren of County Clare and visit the famed Cliffs of Moher. Standing 702 feet at their highest point, they stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry.   We then travel around Galway Bay to Galway City where we enjoy a city tour and time to explore.  We return to our hotel and enjoy dinner. Templegate Hotel – Ennis (B, D)

DAY 10 King John's Castle, Barberstown Castle Hotel
Today we drive into Limerick for a visit of King John’s Castle. The castle was built between 1200 and 1210. The visitor center contains an imaginative historical exhibition, which recounts the history of the castle in dramatic fashion.  A special treat awaits us as we overnight at Barberstown Castle. The oldest part of the building was built in the 13th-century and now it is a 4 Star Castle hotel.  All the bedrooms are elegantly and luxuriously appointed, laden with antique furniture. Barberstown Castle — Straffan (B, D)

DAY 11 Flight Home
We transfer to the airport and the flight home (B)

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Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Dublin, Ireland by 9:00am via Dublin Airport (DUB)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Dublin, Ireland after 12:00pm via Dublin Airport (DUB)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 300.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 90 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Fully refundable 91 days before departure; 90 - 66 days before departure: $300 penalty; 65 days and less: no refund.

First Class Accommodations
Final Night Accommodations in Barberstown Castle Hotel
17 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
Deluxe Motorcoach
Driver / Guide
Fully Escorted
Baggage Handling for 1 Large Suitcase
All Taxes and Gratuities on included items

Itinerary

DAY 1 Fly to Dublin           
Fly on own from the USA to Dublin.  (Inflight Meals)

DAY 2  Arrival in Dublin, Guinness Storehouse Brewery, Welcome Cocktail Before Dinner
Upon arrival, we are met at the airport by our motorcoach.  Drive through Dublin to The Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery. The highlight of the visit is a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar with a magnificent view of this 1028-year-old city. We check into our hotel and have time to rest.  Before our included dinner we enjoy a welcome drink. Radisson Blu Hotel — Dublin (D)

DAY 3 Panoramic Dublin City Tour, Book of Kells, St Patrick's Cathedral, Traditional Dinner & Entertainment
After breakfast we enjoy a panoramic drive around the major sites.  We visit Trinity College where we see the incredible Book of Kells. This is one of Ireland’s dearest treasures. We visit St Patrick’s Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore on our own.  This evening we enjoy a Traditional Irish dinner with entertainment at Nancy Hands, a lovely old Dublin Pub.  Radisson Blu Hotel — Dublin (B, D and Entertainment)

DAY 4 Glendalough Monastery, Waterford Medieval Museum, Wine Reception in Mayors Wine Vault
We travel through the beautiful Wicklow Mountains to visit the 6th Century Monastery Glendalough. We continue on to Waterford and enjoy an after-hours private tour of the beautiful Medieval Museum.  We see the charter of Ireland’s oldest city, which was laid out in 1377, see Edward the IV’s sword and the only piece of Henry the VIII’s clothing to survive. We see the greatest treasure in the museum, the largest collection of church vestments to survive in Northern Europe.  Embroidered with Italian silk thread of Gold & Silver in Bruge in the 15th century, they depict the Gospel and the Virgin Mary. We visit the Choristers Hall, built in 1270 under the city as part of the Bishops residence and the Mayors Wine Vault where we have our wine reception. Dinner is included at our hotel this evening. Faithlegg House Hotel — Waterford (B, D)

DAY 5 Midleton Jameson Distillery, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills  
This morning we tour the Midleton Distillery and enjoy a tasting before traveling on to Blarney Woolen Mills for shopping and the Blarney Castle for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.  After lunch on our own, we continue on to Killarney where we stay 3 nights. Killarney Plaza Hotel — Killarney (B, D)

DAY 6 Ring of Kerry Tour, Kissane Sheep Farm
Today, we travel the “Ring of Kerry”.   The roads are narrow and the views so spectacular the journey will be a memorable one.  We visit Kissane Sheep farm before returning to Killarney. After our included dinner we can stroll the quaint streets of Killarney or perhaps enjoy some traditional music at a pub.  Killarney Plaza Hotel — Killarney (B, D)

DAY 7 Jaunting Car Ride, Dingle Peninsula Tour
This morning, we meet our Jarvey for a horse and jaunting car ride into Killarney National Park.  Then we board our motorcoach for our journey out onto the Dingle Peninsula.  We explore the incredible beauty of the Dingle and return to Killarney later this afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore Killarney on our own. Killarney Plaza Hotel —  Killarney (B)

DAY 8 Adare, Bunratty Folk Park & Castle, Medieval Castle Banquet & Entertainment
We visit the village of Adare, one of Ireland’s special places, with thatched roof cottages and Tudor style houses. We visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.  This 11th-century castle has been restored to its former medieval glory. In the surrounding area is a folk park where we can see people working as they would have in the 1800’s.  We enjoy a Medieval banquet and entertainment this evening.  Templegate Hotel – Ennis (B, D & entertainment)

DAY 9 Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Galway City
Today we travel into the Burren of County Clare and visit the famed Cliffs of Moher. Standing 702 feet at their highest point, they stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry.   We then travel around Galway Bay to Galway City where we enjoy a city tour and time to explore.  We return to our hotel and enjoy dinner. Templegate Hotel – Ennis (B, D)

DAY 10 King John's Castle, Barberstown Castle Hotel
Today we drive into Limerick for a visit of King John’s Castle. The castle was built between 1200 and 1210. The visitor center contains an imaginative historical exhibition, which recounts the history of the castle in dramatic fashion.  A special treat awaits us as we overnight at Barberstown Castle. The oldest part of the building was built in the 13th-century and now it is a 4 Star Castle hotel.  All the bedrooms are elegantly and luxuriously appointed, laden with antique furniture. Barberstown Castle — Straffan (B, D)

DAY 11 Flight Home
We transfer to the airport and the flight home (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

First Class Accommodations
Final Night Accommodations in Barberstown Castle Hotel
17 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
Deluxe Motorcoach
Driver / Guide
Fully Escorted
Baggage Handling for 1 Large Suitcase
All Taxes and Gratuities on included items



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