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CIE Tours 2023 - 9 Day Irish Legends

8 Nights / 16 Meals
Overnights: 1 Dunboyne, 2 Kilkenny, 2 Killarney, 2 Galway, 1 Dublin
From Dublin to Dublin
Tour Code #: IE-LEA-23-9D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $2,215

CIE Tour Highlights:

Authentic Local Experiences:


Visit Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands and discover this stronghold of traditional Irish culture and language. You’ll visit Dun Aengus, a prehistoric fort on the edge of a 100-meter cliff. Explore Irish emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the vessel that carried Irish refugees to North America in the 1840s. Raise a glass at Sean’s Bar in Athlone. Welcoming the thirsty since 900 AD, it’s in the Guinness Book of Records as Europe’s oldest pub. 

Trip Highlights:


Foley's Bar Dinner & Entertainment Cliffs of Moher Aran Islands Excursion Cobh Heritage Centre Clonmacnoise Monastic Site Sean’s Bar in Athlone Dun Aengus Fort Dunbrody Famine Ship Irish National Stud & Gardens Irish Night in Dublin  

Dining Experiences:


8 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L) and 6 Dinners (D), including a welcome dinner at Dunboyne Castle Hotel. 

Hotels:


Dunboyne Castle HotelDunboyne (1) Newpark HotelKilkenny (2)  Killarney Towers HotelKillarney (2) Salthill HotelGalway (2)  Radisson Blu RoyalDublin (1) 

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Arrival | Malahide Castle
Your tour departs at 2

Day 2: National Stud | Kilkenny Walk
Visit the home of equine royalty

Day 3: House of Waterford Crystal | Dunbrody Famine Ship
Visit the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner; see skilled artisans create crystal masterpieces on a factory tour. Then join a local guide for a walking tour of Waterford; discover the history of this port city, the oldest in Ireland, and its many colorful characters. Take time to explore independently. Head to New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of a vessel that in the 1840s brought desperate emigrants fleeing famine to new lives in North America. (B, D)

Day 4: Cobh Heritage Centre | Blarney Castle
Travel south to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic and where many places associated with the liner still exist. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America. Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House before traveling on to Killarney. (B, D)

Day 5: Killarney | Dingle Peninsula
Visit Moriarty's, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe. Then go to discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula as you drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Stop at the South Pole Inn to learn about Tom Crean, an early Irish explorer who braved the South Pole. Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley's Bar and Restaurant before returning to Killarney. (B, D)

Day 6: Cliffs of Moher | Galway
Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon before driving to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs; on a clear day you can see great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Immerse yourself in life at a traditional farm and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd sheep. Enjoy tea and homemade scones at the farm. Head to Galway for a panoramic city tour. (B, D)

Day 7: Aran Islands | Dun Aengus
Set out on a ferry across Galway Bay for Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. The hardy islanders still speak the Irish language and maintain traditional fishing and farming methods. Head to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs above the Atlantic. Visit Kilronan, the island's main village, for a casual lunch, then take some time to explore before returning by ferry. (B, L)

Day 8: Clonmacnoise | Sean's Bar
Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Marvel at elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, and walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Head to nearby Athlone and stop at Sean's Bar for an Irish coffee. This pub has a documented history going back to 900 AD - and is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest pub in Europe. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries were discovered. In the evening, head to Dublin's Abbey Tavern for an Irish dinner and lively show. (B, D)

Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)

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08/04/2023 $3,115.00
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10/03/2023 $2,495.00
10/13/2023 $2,765.00
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