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CIE Tours 2022 - 8 Day Irish Gold

7 Nights / 11 Meals
Overnights: 1 Dun Laoghaire, 2 Galway, 2 Killarney, 1 Waterford, 1 Dublin
From Dublin to Dublin
Tour Code #: IE-GOA-23-8D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $1,995

CIE Tour Highlights:

Authentic Local Experiences:

Join generations of pub-goers in raising a glass at Sean’s Bar in Athlone. Featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest bar in Europe, it’s been serving thirsty customers since 900 AD.Hear traditional music as you sip a drink at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan. This lively pub, owned by musician Christy O’Neill, dates back nearly 300 years.Trip Highlights:

Sean’s Bar in Athlone  Blarney Castle Jaunting Car Ride Irish Night in Killarney Cliffs of Moher St. Patrick's Cathedral Ring of Kerry Highlights Kylemore Abbey & Gardens Marine Bar in Dungarvan – CIE Tours Exclusive House of Waterford Crystal Dublin Restaurant Dinner 

Dining Experiences:

7 Breakfasts (B) and 4 Dinners (D) 


Royal Marine HotelDun Laoghaire (1) Galmont HotelGalway (2) Great Southern KillarneyKillarney (2) Granville HotelWaterford (1) Clayton Hotel BurlingtonDublin (1) 

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin City Tour | St. Patrick's Cathedral
Your tou departs at 2

Day 2: Sean's Bar | Galway Walking Tour
Head to the vibrant, artistic city of Galway. Along the way, enjoy a drink at Sean's Bar in Athlone. The oldest pub in Europe, Sean's Bar has been quenching thirsts since 900 AD. Join a local guide for a walking tour through Galway and discover this thriving city of medieval winding lanes and buzzing street life. Enjoy some free time to explore Galway on your own, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 3: Connemara | Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (seasonal). Head to Kylemore Abbey set beside a tranquil lake, and see its elegant rooms, the charming church and the Victorian Walled Gardens. Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city (B)

Day 4: Sheepdog Demonstration | Cliffs of Moher | Shannon Ferry | Killarney
Travel south around Galway Bay and through the stark beauty of the Burren, a distinctive limestone landscape. Immerse yourself in farm life as you watch trained sheepdogs herd their flock. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Head to the friendly town of Killarney, taking a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary. In Killarney, take in an evening of traditional Irish entertainment, with a lively show of music and dance as you dine. (B, D)

Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride | Ring of Kerry Highlights | Kenmare
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane. See the highlights of Ireland's most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. The stunning coastal and mountain landscapes will provide plenty of photo opportunities. Stop in the Gap of Dunloe to visit Moriarty's, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Visit the colorful village of Kenmare and enjoy free time to explore its charming craft shops, art galleries and cafes. When you return to Killarney your evening is free to explore as you wish. (B)

Day 6: Blarney Castle | Marine Bar in Dungarvan | House of Waterford Crystal
Drive through the mountains into rich farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Travel along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, a CIE Tours Exclusive Venue, for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford, where you'll watch skilled artisans create sparkling masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. (B, D)

Day 7: Waterford Walking Tour | Kilkenny | Dinner in Dublin
Join a local guide for a walking tour through the narrow streets of Waterford, discovering its fascinating past. Head to Kilkenny for free time to discover the medieval city center. Tour the beautifully restored Kilkenny Castle to see glorious 17th-century tapestries, family portraits, and sumptuous furnishings reflecting the lifestyle of the Butler family who once resided there. Travel on to Dublin, where you'll dine with a glass of wine at the popular Cleaver East restaurant. (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B

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