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CIE Tours 2022 - 9 Day The Irish Pub Tour

8 Nights / 14 Meals
Overnights: 1 Dublin, 1 Kilkenny, 2 Killarney, 1 Galway, 1 Athlone, 2 Dublin
From Dublin to Dublin
Tour Code #: IE-PUA-22-9D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $1,980

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Savor traditional storytelling along with a drink at O’Connor’s Famous Pub in Salthill, Galway. Enjoy a private tour and tasting at the Irish Whiskey Museum; then relax over a drink and finger foods while you listen to a lively traditional band. Raise a glass at Sean’s Bar, in the Guinness Book of Records as Europe’s Oldest Pub, it’s been serving thirsty customers since the 900’s. 

Trip Highlights:


Blarney Castle Cliffs of Moher Guinness Storehouse Tour Irish Whiskey Museum – CIE Tours Exclusive Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney Marine Bar in Dungarvan – CIE Tours Exclusive Storytelling at O’Connors Pub – CIE Tours Exclusive Beer Tasting in Kilkenny Sean’s Bar in Athlone – CIE Tours Exclusive Dingle Peninsula Sheepdog Demonstration 

Dining Experiences:


8 Breakfasts (B) and 6 Dinners (D), including The Church in Dublin 

Hotels:


Hilton Garden Inn Custom House or Croke Park HotelDublin (1) Kilkenny Ormonde HotelKilkenny (1) International HotelKillarney (2) Galway Bay HotelSalthillGalway (1)  Sheraton Athlone HotelAthlone (1) Ashling HotelDublin (2) 

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin City Tour | Welcome Drink & Dinner
Your tour starts at 2

Day 2: Kilkenny | Kilkenny Tour | Beer Tasting
Head to historic Kilkenny for a guided walking tour along its Medieval Mile, stretching from cathedral to castle. Discover the rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and picturesque merchants’ houses of this small, historic city. Next, enjoy a special beer-tasting experience. Spend some time browsing as you please before dinner in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 3: Blarney Castle | Killarney
Visit the Marine Bar in Dungarvan in a CIE Tours Exclusive, and enjoy a drink with some traditional music in this centuries-old, family-run pub. Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the “Gift of the Gab” or explore the beautiful gardens. Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney – a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century – where you will have free time after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music. (B, D)

Day 4: Dingle Peninsula | Celtic Whiskey Bar Experience
Visit Moriarty’s in the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, before heading out to the Dingle Peninsula. You may know this beautiful region from films like “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away”. Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional farming life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding. Take some free time to explore the charms of Dingle town. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner. (B, D)

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher | Galway | O’Connors Pub Storytelling
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. In the evening, have an early dinner at your hotel, then head out for a CIE Tours Exclusive

Day 6: Sean's Bar | Lough Ree Cruise
Spend a leisurely morning exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. Travel to Athlone, where you’ll enjoy a choice of Irish coffee, whiskey, or beer as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking longship. Then head to Sean’s bar in a CIE Tours Exclusive. Sean’s Bar is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it’s the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub’s rich history. Enjoy dinner in your Athlone hotel this evening. (B, D)

Day 7: Guinness Storehouse | Irish Whiskey Museum
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city – one of Ireland’s most popular attractions – and sample Ireland’s iconic brew as you take in the panoramic view from the seventh-floor Gravity Bar. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum for a private tour and a tasting. In a CIE Tours Exclusive, enjoy a special after-hours experience

Day 8: Independent Touring in Dublin
Spend the day independently with a Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off bus voucher, plus, your choice of a visit to one of Dublin’s most beloved attractions

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

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04/09/2022 $2,145.00
04/16/2022 $2,340.00
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05/18/2022 $2,380.00
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06/01/2022 $2,445.00
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Guaranteed Departure 06/29/2022 $2,670.00
07/06/2022 $2,670.00
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Guaranteed Departure 08/13/2022 $2,670.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/20/2022 $2,445.00
08/24/2022 $2,670.00
09/03/2022 $2,445.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/21/2022 $2,670.00
10/08/2022 $2,155.00
10/12/2022 $2,315.00
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11/05/2022 $2,095.00
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