See the castles. Experience the culture. Meet the locals. And behold those famous shades of green that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is Ireland. And on this adventure you'll enjoy overnights at luxury properties and stand-out experiences to ensure every day is special. Spend two nights at Dromoland Castle - including a dinner that will truly make you feel like a royal! Overnight in the country at the Castlemartyr Resort and explore its 220 stunning acres. Gaze down upon the mighty Atlantic from the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Come to know Dublin and experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Savor an Irish coffee at its birthplace in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Journey to Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone! Step inside a working farmhouse for lunch with an Irish family. On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, retrace a beautiful history in a timeless destination.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 8 Days
|Day 1||Dublin||Overnight Flight: Days of yore and old-world elegance sparkle as you explore the Emerald Isle. Stay in some of Ireland's most luxurious estates, interact with its charming locals, and take in the inspiring beauty that has made Ireland a timeless destination.|
|Day 2||Dublin||Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins: There is no better place to begin your journey than Dublin, Ireland's dynamic capital city. Discover a city brimming with history and warmth. End your day at a rollicking 'Irish Night' complete with traditional entertainment.|
|Day 3||Dublin||Dublin: Today opens with a choice of two cultural experiences. You may choose to set out with a local guide on a drive to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phoenix Park - originally established as a royal deer park in the 17th century. Or, perhaps you'll choose a walking tour of the city's historic center, exploring O'Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey. With the remainder of your day at leisure, unwind near your hotel or continue to independently discover Dublin's countless cultural offerings.|
|Day 4||Dublin||Dublin - Kilkenny - Farmhouse Lunch - Castlemartyr: Leave Dublin behind to visit the country's medieval capital - Kilkenny. Meander its historic streets and soak up the unique sights of the city built on both banks of the River Nore. Visit a family-run farm and enjoy lunch while hearing about the traditions of Irish farming. Later, rejuvenate with a relaxing evening in the country at the Castlemartyr Resort. This grand manor house, which once belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh, is like something out of an ancient tale. You will even find dramatic 800-year-old castle ruins on the grounds.|
|Day 5||Cork||Castlemartyr - Blarney - Killarney: With a leisurely morning at Castlemartyr, there are endless possibilities. Indulge in a spa treatment; cycle or stroll around the estate's 220 stunning acres. Later, a short drive brings you to the Old Midleton Distillery where an expert will lead you through while regaling you with the extraordinary story of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Stop at historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. Arrive in Killarney, your home for the next two nights.|
|Day 6||Killarney||Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney: Today, travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world - the Ring of Kerry. This world-famous trail is part of an unspoiled region of Ireland that boasts beautiful beaches, plunging cliffs and miles of brilliant greenery for which the Emerald Isle is known. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Make your way through picturesque villages and traverse rugged mountain passes into 'Ladies View' to gaze upon the Lakes of Killarney.|
|Day 7||Killarney||Killarney - Foynes - Cliffs of Moher - Dromoland Castle: Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum which recalls the history of aviation travel between North America and Europe. Foynes is also where Irish coffee was invented, so drink up! Then, journey to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. As you are whisked through gorgeous countryside, arrive at stately Dromoland Castle.|
|Day 8||County Clare||Dromoland Castle: Spend the entire day at leisure at Dromoland Castle. Live the life of a royal as you enjoy the amenities available on the splendid grounds. Or, perhaps you would prefer to take an optional excursion which starts at the Burren, Ireland's rocky and windswept region stretching across northern Clare; then, experience a traditional sheepdog demonstration before heading to Galway - the ancient 'City of Tribes' - with free time to explore this historic city before returning to Dromoland Castle. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the castle and toast the end of an unforgettable trip!|
|Day 9||County Clare||Dromoland Castle - Tour Ends: Your journey comes to a close in Shannon.|
- InterContinental Dublin Dublin, Ireland
- Castlemartyr Resort Castlemartyr, Ireland
- Dromoland Castle County Clare , Ireland
- Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa Killarney, Ireland
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.