Trip Overview

from $2,995 per person

Inclusions

  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • 9 Nights Quality Accommodations
  • 16 Meals: 9 Breakfasts & 7 Dinners
  • Admission to All Included Activities/ Attractions in Itinerary

Highlights

  • Dublin City Tour
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney National Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Belfast City Tour

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Dublin

    Climb aboard for our overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation.

    Meals: In-Flight

  • Day 2

    Arrive in Dublin / City Tour

    After a morning arrival in Dublin, we will board a deluxe motorcoach and begin our journey. Join a local guide who will show us around town. Dublin is an ancient settlement founded by the Vikings in the 9th century. The city has been molded through the centuries with many architectural styles, reflecting the economic, political, and artistic influences. Visit Kilmainham Gaol to see what punishment was like during its years of operation from 1796 to 1924. Learn about political prisoners, especially from the 1916 Rising, detained here because of their efforts to shape Ireland’s history. Then check into our hotel where the afternoon is at your leisure to rest or enjoy Dublin. Use your two-day Hop on Hop off pass to explore the city.

    Meals: In-Flight
    Overnight: Camden Court Hotel - Dublin

  • Day 3

    Russborough House / Free Afternoon

    This morning we’ll take a guided tour around the stately Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures as well as noted works of art and early photographic collections. This afternoon, enjoy Dublin on your own. There are plenty of shops along Nassau Street and the pedestrianized Grafton Street or Henry Street. Perhaps you’ll want  to explore Temple Bar or visit some of the traditional pubs. Tonight, enjoy a dinner of Irish specialties followed by a lively show of traditional Irish music, songs, and displays of step dancing.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Camden Court Hotel - Dublin

  • Day 4

    Dualla House / Waterford Crystal

    We’ll visit Dualla House this morning. Watch a sheepdog demonstration and then enjoy tea and scones. Next we’ll visit Waterford, home of the famous hand-cut crystal. Upon arrival, tour the House of Waterford Crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting, and see unique masterpieces. After our visit we’ll travel west to Kinsale set on the River Bandon. We’ll check into our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Kingsley - Victoria Cross

  • Day 5

    Cork City Tour / Blarney Castle

    Today we’ll embark on a panoramic tour to see the main areas of Cork. Cork is built on many hills with many steeply sloping streets. Visit the English Market where there is a wide variety of goods. Then drive a few miles outside of Cork to climb the battlements of Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or take a walk through the stunning grounds for a look at the castle. We’ll also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, which have a wide range of Irish products, before heading west into the mountainous country of County Kerry. Here we’ll explore the Ring of Kerry. See miles of marvelous scenery consisting of the highest peaks in Ireland and a coastline scattered with golden beaches and rocky headlands. We’ll enjoy plenty of stops to view the scenery and take photos. We’ll check into our hotel and freshen up before dinner tonight.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Killarney Plaza Hotel - Killarney

  • Day 6

    Jaunting Car Ride / Dingle Peninsula

    An old-fashioned horse drawn jaunting car will bring us through Killarney National Park, which is closed to motorized vehicles. Next, we’ll drive out along the Dingle Peninsula. This scenic road winds along portions of the shoreline and through hilly country. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of mountains and coast, with new vistas opening up at every turn in the road. We’ll return to Killarney for a free evening.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Overnight: Killarney Plaza Hotel - Killarney

  • Day 7

    Cliffs of Moher / Galway Walking Tour

    We’ll depart Killarney and travel north through the village of Listowel to Tarbert. Take a 20-minute ferry ride across the River Shannon estuary and along the coastline to take in the beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. This iconic cliff rises to a height of almost 700 feet above the ocean and stretches five miles along the coast. We’ll pass through the Burren, an area of rocky limestone hills where many unique flowers thrive. This region also contains many dolmens, prehistoric monuments formed by large limestone slabs. We’ll continue north to Galway and embark on a walking tour of the city. See the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle, and the narrow streets. Then, we’ll check into our hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Hotel Meyrick - Galway

  • Day 8

    Museum of Country Life / Belleek Pottery

    This morning depart Galway and travel north to visit the Museum of Country Life, situated in the grounds of Turlough Park House and Gardens. The exhibitions portray the lives of ordinary people who lived in rural Ireland from 1850 – 1950. We’ll continue on into Sligo. At the Drumcliffe Visitor Centre, we’ll see the grave of one of Ireland’s most influential poets, W.B. Yeats. Follow the Atlantic shoreline of Donegal Bay to Belleek where we’ll visit the Belleek Pottery Factory. See how skilled craftspeople form clay to produce delicate porcelain masterpieces. We’ll continue to Derry and check into our hotel and enjoy dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: City Hotel - Derry

  • Day 9

    Derry Tour / Giant’s Causeway & Shean’s Farm

    This morning enjoy a walking tour of central Derry. We’ll see the 17th century city walls, which are some of the best-preserved in Europe, and the main central square. Also pass St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Tower Museum, and Guildhall. Next, we’ll stop just outside of Portrush to visit Dunluce Castle. This structure sits on basalt rock jutting out over the sea, reached by a wooden walkway. During the 16th century it was home to the MacQuillans, and later the MacDonnells. We’ll continue north to explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. The rocks have given rise to many legends, especially involving Finn McCool. Next, we’ll visit Shean’s Farm and watch a turf cutting demonstration. After our visit, return to Derry for dinner at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    City Hotel - Derry

  • Day 10

    Belfast Sightseeing / Titanic Belfast

    After enjoying a traditional Irish breakfast, we’ll travel to Belfast and embark on a tour of the city. We’ll see the Albert Memorial and the ornate Victorian buildings of the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. In Donegall Square view the imposing City Hall, completed in 1906. The richly decorated interior contains stained glass portraying Belfast’s principal industries. In the Titanic Quarter, we’ll visit Titanic Belfast. Learn about the life of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast to her tragic end. After our visit, we’ll drive to Trim and check into our castle hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Cabra Castle Hotel - Kingscourt

  • Day 11

    Travel Home

    Sadly, our journey through Ireland must come to an end. We’ll travel to Dublin Airport where our flight home awaits. We head home today with the satisfaction of a memorable adventure to Ireland.

    Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations

Pricing

A Landmark Tour is very inclusive.
Please reference the "Overview" section for a list of inclusions.

*all pricing shown is per person

Tour Cost Per Person

Double

Single

Tour + Air from MSP

$3,995
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Tour only (no airfare)

$2,995
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