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Cliffs of Moher

5 Day Taste of Ireland


  • Bunratty Castle
  • Bunratty Irish Night
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dublin
  • Killarney Jaunting Car
  • Dublin
  • Ring of Kerry

If you have just a little time, this is our shortest tour. See popular sights in the south of Ireland and you may add extra nights in Dublin and Bunratty. Kiss the Blarney Stone, view the scenic Ring of Kerry and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Savor two special evenings at a dinner show and a medieval banquet. The perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle!

From £499pp
Tour C - Superior & First Class Hotels - 4 Nts/8 Meals

Highlights

  • Dublin’s Merry Ploughboy Pub Dinner/Show
  • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
  • Sheep Herding
  • Kiss The Blarney Stone
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Cliffs of Moher

For further information and bookings please contact us:

E-mail:  lesley@best-of-scotland.co.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1592 752990
Fax:  +44 (0)1592 331680
Toll Free:  1-888 678 1567 USA/Canada


2017 Taste of Ireland (Tour C) 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Arrive in Dublin. Your tour starts at 2:00 pm from your hotel when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.
(D)

Day 2: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
(B, D)

Day 3: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking sights of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as coastal views of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. Drive through the village of Cahirciveen and cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore islands where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how they were used as one of the locations for “Star Wars VII” movie. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant continue your scenic drive. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly-painted houses and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town.
(B, L)

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages.
(B, D)

Day 5: Shannon Departure
Your program ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:
Superior & First Class

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)

Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 4 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 3 dinners (D) including - Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet - 1 table d’hote dinner in Killarney
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

2017 Start Dublin - End Shannon

Single room supplement: 2017 £141

The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2017
Monday 6 March 2017 £539
Saturday 11 March 2017 £539
Monday 3 April 2017 £579
Thursday 6 April 2017 £579
Monday 10 April 2017 £579
Monday 17 April 2017 £579
Thursday 20 April 2017 £579
Saturday 22 April 2017 £579
Saturday 29 April 2017 £639
Monday 1 May 2017 £709
Thursday 4 May 2017 £709
Monday 8 May 2017 £709
Monday 15 May 2017 £709
Thursday 18 May 2017 £709
Thursday 25 May 2017 £709
Saturday 27 May 2017 £709
Monday 29 May 2017 £709
Saturday 3 June 2017 £709
Monday 5 June 2017 £709
Monday 12 June 2017 £709
Monday 19 June 2017 £709
Thursday 22 June 2017 £709
Saturday 24 June 2017 £709
Thursday 29 June 2017 £709
Monday 3 July 2017 £709
Thursday 6 July 2017 £709
Saturday 8 July 2017 £709
Monday 10 July 2017 £709
Thursday 13 July 2017 £709
Saturday 15 July 2017 £709
Monday 17 July 2017 £709
Monday 24 July 2017 £709
Thursday 27 July 2017 £709
Saturday 29 July 2017 £709
Monday 31 July 2017 £709
Thursday 3 August 2017 £709
Monday 7 August 2017 £709
Monday 21 August 2017 £709
Thursday 24 August 2017 £709
Saturday 26 August 2017 £709
Monday 28 August 2017 £709
Thursday 31 August 2017 £709
Saturday 2 September 2017 £709
Monday 4 September 2017 £709
Thursday 7 September 2017 £709
Monday 11 September 2017 £709
Saturday 16 September 2017 £709
Monday 18 September 2017 £709
Thursday 21 September 2017 £709
Saturday 23 September 2017 £709
Monday 25 September 2017 £709
Monday 9 October 2017 £589
Saturday 14 October 2017 £589
Saturday 21 October 2017 £589
Monday 23 October 2017 £589
Thursday 26 October 2017 £589
Monday 30 October 2017 £559
Monday 6 November 2017 £529
Monday 27 November 2017 £529
Monday 11 December 2017 £499


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