Heart of Ireland - 8 Day - Escorted Motorcoach Tour

Highlights

Budget Escorted Motorcoach Tour!

The Heart of Ireland tour is a great tour at a great price. A new and updated itinerary gives you more historic and scenic Ireland for 2010!

Your Heart of Ireland tour includes:

  • First Class Hotels with private bath or shower for six nights.
  • Full Irish breakfasts daily, except day of arrival.
  • Five (5) hotel dinners.
  • Tea/coffee and Irish Farmhouse scones at an actual Irish working farm where we see sheep shearing and watch the sheepdogs maneuver the flock.
  • Daily sightseeing by luxury coach with the services of a Celtic Tours driver/guide, including visits to Blarney Woollen Mills, Dingle Peninsula, St. Brendan's Cathedral, Kilmainham Jail and the Guinness Brewery Storehouse.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person.
  • Optional pub entertainment.
  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included.
  • Celtic Tours portfolio of travel documents.

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Itinerary

Day 01, Wednesday: U.S. to Ireland. Depart U.S. for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after take-off.

Day 02, Thursday: Dublin. Early morning arrival in Dublin where we are met by our Celtic Tours driver/guide after clearing customs. Depart DublinAirport and transfer to our Dublin hotel. Some free time to rest or independently enjoy the city center attractions and stores. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 03, Friday: Cashel - Blarney - Killarney. Morning departure from Dublin. We travel southwest via the horse racing and breeding County of Kildare to County Tipperary and the historic Rock of Cashel, an ancient castle fortress of the Kings of Ireland. After a photo stop we continue on to Blarney. Optional visit to the BlarneyCastle to kiss the famed Blarney Stone or shop at Blarney Woollen Mills for tweeds, knitwear, crystal and china. Continue on to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Optional pub entertainment tonight in Killarney.

Day 04, Saturday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula. A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the DinglePeninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the BlasketIslands, the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 05, Sunday: Killarney - Galway.  Morning departure from Killarney. We travel via Ennis to Ardrahan in County Galway where we pause for tea/coffee and scones at Rathbaun Farm. Here we will see a farming family carry out everyday chores including sheep shearing and watch as the sheepdogs maneuver the flock. We continue on to our Galway hotel for dinner and overnight. Optional pub entertainment tonight in Galway.

Day 06, Monday: Galway - Athlone - Kells - Kingscourt.  Departing Galway, we travel via Loughrea where we visit St. Brendan's Cathedral. Constructed in 1897, it contains outstanding examples of stained glass by various Irish artists. We travel onwards via CountyMeath and Kells to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 07, Tuesday: Kingscourt - Dublin - Kingscourt.  Today we travel south to Dublin where we take a tour of historic Kilmainham Jail, which covers some of the most heroic and tragic events in Irish history from 1780 to the 1920's. We visit the nearby Guinness Brewery Storehouse for a short tour and a sample brew. Our tour ends approximately 12:45 pm. Free time in downtown Dublin. At 3:30 p.m. we board our coach and return to our hotel in Kingscourt arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 08, Wednesday: Dublin Airport - U.S. After breakfast we have a leisurely departure for nearby Dublin Airport where our tour ends approximately 9:30am. Ample time allowed for last minute duty-free shopping before boarding our flight home. We arrive back in the US the same day.

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NOTE: We are currently updating the Itinerary for this tour - for deapartures from October 2010 and beyond. Once updated - these departure dates will be available to you.

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This tour does not include:

  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • US Departure Taxes
 
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