An Irish Odyssey – Tour IE100

An Irish Odyssey is an epic tour of the Emerald Isle. Start in Dublin to see Trinity college, travel through Kildare, watch Waterford Crystal made and continue south to Cork for dinner. Visit Blarney Castle and view the Ring of Kerry from Moll’s Gap. Take a ferry across River Shannon Estuary and drive the coast of County Clare to the cliffs of Moher. Travel the Connemara and stop for lunch in Galway and on to Donegal. Explore the Giant’s Causeway and then head to Belfast for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast. Visit Brú na Boinne to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs and end back in Dublin. 

Book 2020 tours at 2019 pricing with early bird discount! Now until September 30th. 

11 Nights/ 12 Days
Visit: Dublin, Kildare, Waterford, Cork, Blarney, Kenmore, Killarney, Dingle, Listowel, Cliffs of Moher. Galway, Kylemore, Connemara, Claremorris, Belleek, Donegal, Derry, Giants Causeway, Belfast, Kingscourt, Boyne Valley, Trim, Dublin

Day 1 Dublin Tour & Kilmainham Jail
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on a tour of highlights to view Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the General Post Office and Kilmainham Jail where many of Ireland’s leaders were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2 EPIC Ireland & Taylors Three Rock Pub
Visit EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, the world’s only fully digital museum, and discover the story of the 10 million people who have left Ireland in the last 1,500 years. Your afternoon is free to explore Dublin. Later, enjoy dinner and entertainment at Taylors Three Rock Pub. (B, D)

Day 3 Farmhouse Visit & House of Waterford Crystal
Travel through Kildare to visit a traditional farmhouse and learn about country living while enjoying tea and scones. At the House of Waterford Crystal watch experienced craftspeople blow glass and cut crystal. Continue along the south coast to Cork for dinner. (B, D)

Day 4 Blarney Castle & Killarney
Start your day with a local guide on a brief walking tour of Cork and the English Market. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll through the lovely gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Enjoy the scenery in Counties Cork and Kerry as you head to the colorful town of Kenmare. Stop at Moll’s Gap for great views of part of the Ring of Kerry and watch trained dogs herding sheep. (B, D)

Day 5 Jaunting Car Ride & Dingle Peninsula
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Travel to the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Stop at Slea Head to admire the views and take photos. Enjoy dinner at Paidi O Se’s pub in Ventry while you hear a fun talk on Gaelic sports. (B, D)

Day 6 Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Sample tea and scones in a pub in Listowel associated with the writer J. B. Keane. Embark on a ferry ride across River Shannon Estuary and drive along the coast of County Clare. View the famous Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower for views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. Join a local guide for a walking tour of Galway. (B, D)

Day 7 Connemara & Corrib Cruise
Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Take a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib and sip some creamy Irish coffee. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through the elegant mansion set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch before returning to Galway, where the rest of the day is free for independent sightseeing and dining. (B, L)

Day 8 Ballintubber Abbey & Belleek Pottery
Travel north to Claremorris to visit Ballintubber Abbey, known as “the Abbey that refused to die,” Ireland’s only royal Abbey, which has been in continuous use for more than 780 years. Visit Belleek Pottery, then follow the Atlantic shoreline of Donegal Bay to the town of Donegal for some free time. Continue your drive through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry. (B, D)

Day 9 Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk
Explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Back in Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around the medieval city walls. Take a walk across the Peace Bridge and complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant. You’ll enjoy a drink with your dinner and a flight of 4 of the brewery’s beers to taste. (B, D)

Day 10 Titanic Belfast & Cabra Castle Stay
Head to Belfast for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon to enjoy this lovely property and perhaps play the 9-hole golf course. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 11 Megalithic Tombs & Farewell Dinner
Visit the Brú na Boinne Visitor Center to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange & Knowth followed by a visit to these marvels. See how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely. Travel to your hotel in Trim, the setting for some scenes of the movie “Braveheart” and enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, share a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 12 Tour Ends in Trim
Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

Irish Odyssey Tour 2020. 12 days.

Includes:

  • Visit the Brú na Boinne Visitor Center to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange
  • Enjoy a special brew at Walled City Brewery in Derry
  • Relax as you take in a special step-dancing display at the Cabra Castle Hotel
  • Ballintubber Abbey
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Kilmainham Jail
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Titanic Belfast
  • 11 hot breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 9 dinners (D) including Taylors Three Rock Pub with live show, Paidi O Se’s Pub in Ventry with a talk on Gaelic sports, and the Walled City Brewery Restaurant.

Hotels:

  • Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • The River Lee Hotel, Cork (1 night)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry (2 nights)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
  • Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort, Meath (1 night)

2019 Price Per Person in USD:

  • Friday Oct 2, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 13, 2020 to Dublin 2,849 Guaranteed
  • Friday Oct 9, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 20, 2020 to Dublin 2,849 Sold Out
  • Friday Oct 16, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 to Dublin 3,449 Small Group
  • Friday Oct 23, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 3, 2020 to Dublin 2,569
  • Friday Oct 30, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 to Dublin 2,399
  • Friday Nov 6, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 to Dublin 2,279
  • Friday Nov 13, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday Nov 24, 2020 to Dublin 2,879 Small Group

Book 2020 tours at 2019 pricing! Book by Sept 30, 2019.

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