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IRISH DISCOVERY TOUR  
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Scotland Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historic attractions-all of this and more await you on this guided Ireland tour, including Northern Ireland. Starting and ending in Dublin, explore Ireland in depth and hear exciting stories of its rich history, legends, and myths. On an Ireland tour, you expect to see amazing scenery, and this tour does not disappoint. See the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland's west coast, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. Join the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with sparkling seascapes and mountains dotted with brightly painted farmhouses.

In Northern Ireland, visit awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. On the amazingly green Dingle Peninsula-perched on Ireland's westernmost tip and dominated by the range of mountains-enjoy one of Europe's most dramatic drives passing seaside villages, ancient monuments, and views of the Blasket Islands. On this tour of Ireland, you'll also visit some of its vibrant cities-including Dublin, Belfast, and Galway-and charming towns, including Killarney.

Stop in Adare, founded in medieval times and known today as one of Ireland's friendliest and prettiest villages and in Waterford, enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you'll see the highly skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal. Visit Kilkenny famous for its medieval architecture and Norman castle. In Northern Ireland, visit Derry, one of Ireland's best-preserved fortified cities, and Downpatrick, burial place of Ireland's Patron Saint. This value-minded tour through Ireland is a dream vacation!

All This. Included.
Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. We include hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets, private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your GO mobile app!

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Bonnie Scotland:
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast


Day 1: Dublin
Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and elegant Georgian squares to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College. End the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse.

While we include select excursions on your trip, you may wish to explore other options for your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper
Discover the history, traditions, and brewing techniques behind one of the world's most popular beer on this fascinating tour, tasting and dinner at Dublin's legendary Guinness Storehouse.4h 0m


Day 2: Dublin to Belfast
On your northbound route today, pass Drogheda, scene of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, then through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley, known for its prehistoric passage graves. Cross the border into Northern Ireland, and drive past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, the burial place of Patrick, Ireland's Patron Saint, and on to the vibrant city of Belfast, where the Titanic was built. Later, why not join a Local Guide on a "living history" tour, including a visit to the fascinating Titanic Belfast Experience? (B) Today's Distance: 125 mi/ 202 km

Belfast City Tour and Titanic Experience
In the company of a local guide, discover the best of Northern Ireland's vibrant capital on this exciting guided sightseeing tour and visit to the world-famous Titanic Experience. 3h 10m


Day 3: Giant Causeway - Derry - Donegal - Sligo
First stop this morning is awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, let the province's story unfold as you head for the city of Derry before returning to the Republic to visit Donegal, the ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home of the O'Donnell Clan. Drive along Donegal Bay with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches before arriving in Sligo. (B,D) Today's Distance: 197 mi/ 316 km

Day 4: Galway - Cliffs of Moher
Travel farther south to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan district with vibrant shops, and a busy cafe and bar culture. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, you might like to join an optional medieval banquet. (B)Today's Distance: 181 mi/ 290 km

Medieval Castle Banquet
Step back in time at an original Irish medieval banquet. Enjoy a 4-course feast with wine, then relax as your medieval hosts dazzle you with unforgettable music and storytelling.3h 10m


Day 5: Adare - Limerick - Killarney
Start your day with a stroll through Adare, a village known for its prize-winning thatched cottages. Then, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. See the Blasket Islands and hear about the way of life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to their evacuation in 1953. The next two nights are spent in the popular resort of Killarney.(B) Today's Distance: 156 mi/ 253 km

Day 6: Killorglin - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
At Killorglin, join the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive featuring sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly painted farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Back in Killarney, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. (B,D) Today's Distance: 100 mi/ 160 km

Jaunting Car Ride

Day 7: Kerry Mountains - County Cork - Tramore
More scenic beauty as you head over the Kerry Mountains into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, drive past Cork, the country's second-largest city on the way to Waterford, where a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal is included. Spend the night at the nearby seaside resort of Tramore. Later, consider an optional pub tour. (B,D) Today's Distance: 132 mi/ 212 km

Tramore Pub Evening
For local Irish flavor, take a scenic drive to a traditional pub with a local musician ready to entertain you and give you wonderful memories of this beautiful country. Two drinks of your choice are included. 2h 0m


Day 8: Kilkenny - Dublin
On the last leg of your journey on the way to Dublin, visit Kilkenny to wander the Medieval Mile and learn about its Norman heritage. An optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter would be an exciting finale to your vacation. (B) Today's Distance: 120 mi/ 193 km

Taylors Irish Cabaret
You won't want to miss this popular outing to the legendary Taylors Irish Cabaret, featuring a delicious dinner, drinks, and outstanding Irish music, dance, and comedy. 4h 10m


Day 9: Dublin
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

MEALS
Full breakfast daily and three-course dinners as indicated (B,D)


DEPARTURE DATES
March - October

PRICES
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$1,699 US per person based on double occupancy


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