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CIE Tours 2021 - 14 Day Jewels Of Ireland

13 Nights / 23 Meals
Overnights: 2 Dublin, 1 Kinsale, 2 Dingle, 1 Shannon, 2 Salthill, 2 Donegal, 1 Belfast, 1 Kingscourt, 1 Dunlin
From Dublin to Dublin
Tour Code #: IE-JEA-21-14D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $3,215

CIE Tour Highlights:

Authentic Local Experiences:

Visit Belleek Pottery to discover how the distinctive fine china, beloved by collectors worldwide, has been made since 1857. Stroll the street of historic Kinsale, a picturesque harbor town that is a haven for foodies and art lovers. 

Dining Experiences:

13 breakfasts (B) 1  lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)   

Trip Highlights:

Irish Night in DublinBlasket CentreThe Blasket Centre on the mainland in Dún Chaoin on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is a fascinating heritage centre/museum honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing and farming,Blasket Centre Brú na Bóinne This attraction interprets the 5,000-year-old Neolithic tombs of Newgrange or Knowth.  The extensive exhibition includes a full scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange as well as a full  model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth. Brú na Bóinne Donegal Castle Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive  17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs  and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O'Donnell  chieftains to the Brooke family. Kylemore AbbeyGiant's CausewayThe Giant's Causeway, renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns, was created from a volcaniceruption 60 million years ago. It is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and one ofIreland's most popular visitor attractions. It is steeped in myth and legend, especially about themighty giant, Finn McCool.Medieval Castle BanquetSlieve League CliffsThese are the highest sea cliffs in Europe where an almost sheer drop of 2,000 feetseparates the Atlantic Ocean from the highest point of the cliffs.Enjoy amazing views of relatively unknown and unspoiled nature.Donegal CastleGiant's CausewaySlieve League CliffsTitanic BelfastBelleek PotterDingle Peninsula/Slea Head Drive Titanic Belfast Opened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconic ship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conception and construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending. 

Hotels - 13 Nights:

The Gibson Hotel  Dublin (2 nights)
 Actons Hotel  Kinsale (1 nights)
 Dingle Skellig Hotel Dingle (2 nights)
Oakwood HotelShannon (1 nights)
 Galway Bay Hotel Galway (2 nights)
 Mill Park Hotel Donegal (2 nights)
 Jurys Inn Belfast (1 night)
 Cabra Castle Hotel Kingscourt (1 night)
 Croke Park Hotel Dublin (1 night)

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Panoramic Tour | Dublin Castle
Your tour begins at 2

Day 2: Dublin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | Taylors Three Rock
Tour Dublin independently, on a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. Plus choose a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, GPO Museum or EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum.  Join your group in the evening for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show at Taylors Three Rock. (B, D)

Day 3:  Blarney Castle | Kinsale Walking Tour
Travel to Blarney Castle; climb the winding staircase to kiss its famous stone or enjoy the gardens. On to Kinsale, a picturesque old fishing town now known for art galleries and gourmet food.  Join a local Guide for a fascinating walk around its historic streets, once besieged by the Spanish Armada, before dinner in your hotel  (B, D)

Day 4:  Killarney | Dingle
Savor your morning in Kinsale; stroll along the scenic harbor or relax at your hotel before heading west.  Stop in the bustling and friendly town of Killarney, where you will have free time to explore.  Next visit Moriartys in the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.  Continue on to Dingle, where you will dine in your hotel (B, D)

Day 5:  Slea Head Loop | Blasket Centre | Murphy's Ice Cream
Set out on the Slea Head Loop, one of Ireland's most beautiful drives, through scenic ocean and mountain vistas.  Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, visible off the coast.  Abandoned in 1954, they were once a lively outpost of traditional culture and language.  Return to Dingle and visit Murphy's Ice Cream; taste their distinctive flavors like Orange Marmalade, Brown Bread or Dingle Gin.  The rest of the day is free to wander and dine as you wish in this quaint harbor village. (B)

Day 6:  Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930s and 1940s. Drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening, head to a castle for a medieval-style banquet with traditional songs and stories. (B, D)

Day 7: Sheepdog Demonstration | Galway
Travel through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren to Caherconnell and watch skilled dogs round up sheep. Stop in a charming Burren village to explore independently. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour around the central attractions - the narrow streets, the medieval city walls, and Lynch's Castle. Enjoy free time to explore before dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: Killary Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey
Drive through Connemara to Leenane for a catamaran cruise (seasonal only) of Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. Travel on to see Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful castle in a lakeside setting.  Enjoy an evening free to explore vibrant, artistic Galway. (B)

Day 9: Belleek Pottery | Donegal Castle
Travel north through County Mayo. Stop in County Fermanagh and visit Belleek Pottery to see craftspeople create their renowned fine china. Visit Donegal Castle, built by the O'Donnell chieftains in the 15th century and restored in the 1990s after falling into ruin for centuries.. Enjoy free time in Donegal town before dinner in your hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 10: Slieve League Cliffs | Triona Design Demonstration
Enjoy a coastal drive to view Slieve League, Europe's highest sea cliffs. Continue on to visit a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Triona Design in Ardara; see demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting. Enjoy some free time to explore before returning to the hotel for dinner. (B, D)

Day 11: Derry Walking Tour | Giant's Causeway
Meet with a local guide for a walking tour to see Derry's medieval walls, the Diamond, and St. Columb's Cathedral. Explore the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim before heading to Belfast. (B, D)

Day 12: Titanic Belfast | Hillsborough Castle | Cabra Castle
Tour Belfast and see a city filled with grand Victorian buildings. Visit Titanic Belfast and discover the city's rich maritime history including the shipyards where the RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Hillsborough Castle, the residence of the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland. Drive to Kingscourt to Cabra Castle Hotel, built in 1760, and enjoy free time there. After dinner, experience a lively step-dancing display. (B, D)

Day 13:  Farewell Lunch | Brú Na Bóinne| Dublin
Spend some free time this morning exploring your hotel, the neo-Gothic Cabra Castle, and its 100 acres of parkland and gardens. Take in a farewell lunch at Cross Guns Gastropub before heading to Brú na Bóinne. Learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, and visit one of the tombs. Enjoy a free evening in Dublin. (B, L)

Day 14: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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