6 Days Taste Of Ireland

Tour Highlights

Superior & First Class Hotels – 6 days / 5 nights Coach Tour

  • Burlington Cabaret Dinner & Show
  • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
  • Dublin Castle
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Cliffs of Moher

Tour includes;

  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 4, 5 or 6 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 3 dinners (D) including

- Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show

- BunrattyCastle Medieval Banquet

- 1 table d’hôte dinner in Killarney

  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin      with a local guide
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Tea and scones at Connemara Marble Factory (Tours B,D & Z      only)
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at      Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery (Tours C & D only)
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin      Castle, BlarneyCastle,      Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one      suitcase per person

Itinerary

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Day 1: Dublin Tour & Burlington Cabaret

Land at Dublin Airport and transfer to your hotel .If you are at the CIE tours transfer desk before 12 noon you will get a free transfer to your downtown tour hotel.Arrivals after 12 noon will make their own way to the tour hotelLand at Dublin Airport and transfer to your hotel as above.At 2:00 pm all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; the evocative figures of the Famine Memorial; and rows of Georgian houses with gaily-coloured doorways. Stop at Dublin Castle for a guided tour through the elegant State Apartments, which are filled with elaborate Waterford Crystal chandeliers and portraits of prominent Irish leaders. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening enjoy a great dinner of Irish specialties, which is followed by a show of traditional Irish songs and intricate step-dancing, right in your hotel at the Burlington Cabaret. (B, D)

 

Day 2: Blarney Castle & Killarney

Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop to view the stately church ruins atop the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. After your meal you may like to take a stroll through the compact town and explore Killarney’s famous singing pubs. (B, D)

 

Day 3: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience

Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking sights of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as coastal views of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. Stop at Kells to meet a local farmer, Brendan Ferris, for a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks and see different breeds of sheep. Drive through the village of Cahirciveen and cross to Valencia Island by bridge. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the nearby rocky islands where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and today they form a thriving bird sanctuary. Stop to walk around Sneem, where brightly-painted houses are grouped around a central green. Pause at Moll’s Gap for a view of the Three Lakes of Killarney with the town in the distance. Return to Killarney and enjoy a fine dinner in your hotel once again. (B, D)

 

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle

Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of limestone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch golf links, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located very close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the middle Ages. (B, D)

 

Day 5: Dublin Extension via Galway

Today we will drive north through Galway and out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal where the locals still speak the Irish language. Then drive across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how this locally-quarried marble is made into attractive products and enjoy tea and scones. Drive into Galway for a panoramic tour around the principal areas and then take some time to look around the city before travelling to Dublin. Check in to your hotel, centrally located off O’Connell Street..

You are free this evening to spend the final night of your tour exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experience one of Dublin’s fine restaurants. (B)

 

Day 6: Depart from Dublin Airport

Complimentary group transfers are provided to Dublin Airport to arrive at 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon to check in for your flight. If you need an earlier transfer, your tour director will arrange one for you. Then you can shop for duty-free goods before boarding your flight home. (B)

 

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Departure Dates and Pricing 2014

Departure Dates Price
AUD
Tour Enquiry
MONDAY
20JAN-3MAR
$950
MONDAY-SATURDAY
8MAR-24MAR
$950
MONDAY-THURSDAY-SATURDAY
29MAR-28APR
$1035
MONDAY-THURSDAY-SATURDAY
1MAY-29SEPT
$1175
MONDAY-THURSDAY-SATURDAY
2OCT-30OCT
$1045
MONDAY-SATURDAY
NOVEMBER
$950
1-8-15DEC $950

Departure Dates and Pricing 2013

Departure Dates Price
AUD
Tour Enquiry
Every Monday,Thursday and
Saturday
29apr-30Sep
$1150
Every Monday,Thursday
AND Saturday
3Oct-31Oct
$990
Every Monday Only
4Nov-9Dec
$925

 

 

 

The nearest tour equivalent to the tour featured is the Cosmos 6day Taste of Ireland.

The Cosmos 6 day is around $70 cheaper on the base tour price,but before choosing this tour,be aware of the following-

Accommodation standard is lower througout

You recieve 2 less meals

The recommended budget for extras that will be sold on tour is $260 per person

Shamrock Summary-Despite having a lower base price The Cosmos 6 day tour is nowhere near as good a value as the featured 6 day Taste tour.Taking the differences in accommodation standards into account,the extra evening meals,and the fact that featured tour is  ALL inclusive with no extras to budget for ,it is a much better choice of tour.

 

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