From Ireland’s ancient east to the wild Atlantic way


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    This Ireland tour—travelling from its east coast to its west coast—features Ireland’s most popular cities, small towns, and scenic highlights.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 – ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND.
    Cead mile failte-a hundred-thousand welcomes! The day is free to relax in the Irish capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

    Day 2 – DUBLIN.
    This morning’s takes you on an orientation drive of the “Fair City”.  The rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the vibrant city. (B)

    Day 3 – DUBLIN-KILDARE-KILKENNY-NEW ROSS-WATERFORD.
    Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to the Irish National Stud at Kildare. Then, south to Kilkenny for a guided tour of Smithwick’s experience. Next, at the Dunbrody Famine Ship, hear the story of famine emigration from those who left Ireland. Spend the next two nights in Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. (B,D)

    Day 4 – WATERFORD.
    Start your day with an exciting ride on the Waterford & Suir Valley railway.   Then, your Local Guide will take you on a walking tour covering the Waterford Treasures including Reginald’s Tower, Ireland’s only Medieval Museum, and the elegant 1743 Bishop’s Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. Later, you’ll have time at leisure to discover the town on your own. (B)

    Day 5 – WATERFORD-YOUGHAL-BLARNEY-KINSALE.
    This morning, follow the scenic road known as the Copper Coast to the ancient port town of Youghal. On to Blarney, where you will have time to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts, or perhaps walk up to the castle. This afternoon, arrive at your overnight destination of picturesque Kinsale, where your Local Guide will take you on an illustrated Heritage Town walk.  (B,D)

    Day 6 – KINSALE-GARINISH ISLAND-KILLARNEY.
    This morning, board a private boat for the short crossing to Garinish Island in Bantry Bay, whose warm waters attract colonies of seals. Afterwards, head over the mountains into County Kerry. At Kenmare, join part of the Ring of Kerry and stop for spectacular photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View before arriving in the popular resort of Killarney. (B)

    Day 7 – KILLARNEY-ADARE-LIMERICK.
    There is time this morning to explore on your own, or to take a jaunting car ride through the national park. Then, drive to quaint Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages.  In Limerick, an orientation drive acquaints you with the sites of the city. (B)

    Day 8 – LIMERICK. WEST COAST EXCURSION.
    The last day of your holiday brings you to the 203 metre Cliffs of Moher, with breathtaking views of the Clare coast. Then, travel across the glacial-era limestone plateau of The Burren to the port city of Galway. Next, experience Irish country life at Rathbaun Farm. To complete your Irish journey, enjoy a traditional farmhouse dinner. (B,D)

    Day 9 – LIMERICK.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

    Meals
    Breakfast – 8
    Lunch – 0
    Dinner – 4

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