Sept 12-20, 2023
8 Days | 7 Nights (not including air travel days)
DOUBLE: Only $3,210.00 per person
SINGLE: Only $3,745.00
(LAND ONLY Airfare added once released)
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE includes listed meals and dining gratuities, lodging, escort, transportation (airfare not included), all attractions.
Pay deposit by August 26, 2022 to receive 5% off land tour cost.
Optional Travel Protection Insurance $259
Journey through the very best of Ireland with host Colleen Mitchell
Make the most of every moment in Ireland on this fast-pasted tour, and discover all the major highlights that the north and south have to offer!
• House of Waterford Crystal
• Cliffs of Moher
• Blarney Castle
• Giant’s Causeway
• Titanic Belfast
• Glyde Inn Irish Night
Your host: Colleen Mitchell
Fully Inclusive Guided Vacation Features:
• 7 nights in hotels
• 7 daily hot breakfasts, 1 lunch
• 6 dinners including a traditional Irish dinner show
• Discover the true story of the world’s most famous ship at Titanic Belfast
• Walk among the ruins of the picturesque monastic site of Glendalough and see the round tower, decorated crosses, and stone churches that remain from this once-thriving monastery
Guided Vacations Include:
• Sightseeing by luxury coach
• Professional tour director
• All on-tour transportation including shuttles/ferries
• Welcome get-together drink with your group
• Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected
• Deluxe documents wallet and backpack
• All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
*Travel protection is not included but available and highly recommended.
*Airfare is not included and will be added once available, approximately 11 months prior to return date.
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, all hotels and visits are subject to changes until departure.
*A Travel Connections' escort is subject to change based on group numbers.
*Tour Operator currently requires all passengers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (defined as having received all recommended doses in their primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine) and carry digital or printed proof with them to show as needed. Because the definition of “fully vaccinated” may change between now and departure, they recommend that all guests plan to receive a booster dose before travel."
8-Day Irish Adventure Tour Itinerary
Air travel day before and after the itinerary for a total of 9 days.
Day 1: Dublin City Tour & Custom House
Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of the city. Highlights include 18th-century Georgian houses with brightly painted doors, tranquil parks, and historic O’Connell Street. Visit the Custom House, an architectural and historic gem built in 1791 on the Liffey quays, once Ireland’s trade route to the world. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner in your hotel. (D)
Day 2: Glendalough, Dunbrody Famine Ship & Waterford
Enjoy the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough. Explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Walk through the deep valley to view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. Head southeast to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s vessel that brought desperate Irish emigrants fleeing famine to the New World. Continue on to Waterford and take a stroll around the streets of this historic city with a local guide before dinner. (B, D)
Day 3: Waterford Crystal, Cobh & Blarney Castle
See skilled artisans create crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Travel to Cobh for a guided walking tour – this harbor town was the last port of call for the Titanic in 1912 and was also the main point of embarkation for Irish emigrants between 1848 and 1960. Proceed on to Blarney, to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Journey west through rugged countryside and settle in to your centrally located hotel in Killarney. (B, D)
Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Killarney
Discover Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. In the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, stop off at our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Moriarty’s. Along the way, stop for lunch, take a stroll around Sneem, and stop at Moll’s Gap to enjoy its panoramic views. Enjoy a free evening in Killarney, with time for dining independently and perhaps a visit to one of the town’s many lively pubs. (B, L)
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Head to the Cliffs of Moher, stunning formations that soar 700 feet above the churning Atlantic and extend for 9 miles. On the way, take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and travel along the scenic coast of County Clare. Take in the spectacular views as you walk atop the cliffs. Travel on through the austere beauty of the Burren, a distinctive limestone landscape formed by glaciers, to Galway. A local guide will join you for a brief stroll through the medieval streets of this vibrant, artistic city. (B, D)
Day 6: Sheepdog Demonstration, Donegal & Derry
Immerse yourself in traditional farm life during a visit to an authentic working farm, where you’ll watch trained sheepdogs round up mountain sheep. Continue through the rugged mountainous landscape to Donegal town. Visit our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Triona Design, and then enjoy some free time. Proceed on to Derry, where a local guide will help you discover this ancient walled city, long known for its tumultuous history but now a thriving artistic hub. (B, D)
Day 7: Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast & Glyde Inn
Explore the northern coastline and the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Visit Titanic Belfast and learn about the ill-fated ship through state-of-the-art displays. See the docks where the famous liner was built just over a century ago. Stop at the Glyde Inn for a farewell dinner with Irish specialties and entertainment featuring traditional Irish music and songs. (B, D)
Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
*(B)Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
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TRAVEL CONNECTIONS (815) 780-8581 Ext 1