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CIE Tours Arrow 2017/18 - Escorted Coach Tours: Ireland Arrow 2018 - 12 Day Irish Odyssey
2018 - 12 Day Irish Odyssey
4 Star Vacation - 11 Nights - 21 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Discover local lore on a walking tour of Cong ("The Quite Man" tour) with a local guide.
  • Enjoy a drink and chat with locals at Clarke's Bar in Drogheda.
  • Relax as you take in a special step dancing display at the Cabra Castle Hotel.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Ballintubber Abbey
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Russborough House
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Titanic Belfast

    Dining Experiences:

  • Nine dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub with live show, a local venue in Dingle, the Walled City Brewery Restaurant, and Wm Cairnes Gastropub farewell dinner.

    Hotels:

  • Herbert Park Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • The River Lee Hotel
    Cork (1 night)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway
    Galway (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry
    Derry (2 nights)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel
    Kingscourt (1 night)
  • The D Hotel
    Drogheda (1 night)

    All CIE Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call (516) 625-0300 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13605604
    Tour OperatorCIE Tours
    OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDUBLIN TOUR & KILMAINHAM GAOL : Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Set out on a tour of Dublin's highlights to view Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the General Post Office. Visit Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland's leaders, including Robert Emmett, Eamon DeValera and Padraig Pearse, were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.
    Day 2DublinRUSSBOROUGH HOUSE & TAYLOR'S THREE ROCK PUB : Take in the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains as you head to Blessington for a guided tour of stately Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures of art and photography. The afternoon is free to use your vouchers to visit a featured attraction. In the evening, head to Taylor's Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
    (B, D)
    Day 3CorkFARMHOUSE VISIT & HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL : Travel through Kildare to visit a traditional farmhouse and learn about country living while enjoying tea and scones. Drive south to Waterford to tour the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch experienced craftspeople through the various stages of production, from glass blowing and cutting to the final polishing of pieces to make them sparkle. Continue along the south coast to Cork for dinner and overnight stay.
    (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyBLARNEY 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 colourful 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 5KillarneyJAUNTING 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 on to discover the beauties of the scenic Dingle Peninsula and experience views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. There will be frequent stops at strategic locations to admire the views and take photos. Enjoy an early dinner in the charming town of Dingle before returning to Killarney.
    (B, D)
    Day 6GalwayCLIFFS 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, an impressive wall of rock that soars 200m 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 7Galway"THE QUIET MAN" & CONNEMARA : Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cong where "The Quiet Man" movie was made in 1952. Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. 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 8DerryBALLINTUBBER ABBEY & BELLEEK POTTERY : Travel north to Claremorris to visit Ballintubber Abbey, known as "the Abbey that refused to die." The abbey has the unique status of being Ireland's only royal Abbey, which has been in continuous use for more than 780 years. At Belleek Pottery, watch craftspeople shape and decorate clay into delicate pieces. 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 9DerryGIANT'S CAUSEWAY & DERRY WALK : Visit the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for tea with scones and a turf-cutting demonstration. Explore the Giant's Causeway, huge hexagonal basalt columns formed over 60 million years ago. The oversized rocks have given rise to many legends. Back in Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around the medieval city walls that completely encircle the old city centre. Complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
    (B, D)
    Day 10KingscourtTITANIC BELFAST & CABRA CASTLE STAY : Head to Belfast for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon so that you can enjoy this lovely property. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing.
    (B, D)
    Day 11DroghedaMEGALITHIC TOMBS & HISTORIC DROGHEDA WALK : Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth and walk through one of them. See how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely. Continue to the historic town of Drogheda for a leisurely stroll and sample locally-brewed beer in a traditional pub. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with live music at Wm Cairnes Gastropub.
    (B, D)
    Day 12Tour Ends in DroghedaTOUR ENDS IN DROGHEDA : Your tour ends after breakfast. Drogheda is 30 miles north of Dublin Airport so ensure you have appropriate transfer arrangements made.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    March 09, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,050.00 (USD)Quote
    March 16, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,050.00 (USD)Quote
    March 30, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,165.00 (USD)Quote
    April 13, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,280.00 (USD)Quote
    April 27, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,515.00 (USD)Quote
    May 11, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,750.00 (USD)Quote
    May 18, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,830.00 (USD)Quote
    June 01, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    June 08, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    June 22, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    June 29, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    July 13, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    August 03, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    August 17, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    August 31, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    September 07, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    September 14, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,900.00 (USD)Quote
    September 28, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,645.00 (USD)Quote
    October 05, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,390.00 (USD)Quote
    October 12, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,390.00 (USD)Quote
    October 26, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,215.00 (USD)Quote
    November 09, 201812 days Dublin to Dublin : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$2,045.00 (USD)Quote
    Lodging
    Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)The River Lee Hotel, Cork (1 night)
    Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway, Galway (2 nights)
    City Hotel, Derry, Derry (2 nights)Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
    The D Hotel, Drogheda (1 night) 
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $670