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Discover Ireland

Starting at 5,000 Vacation Club Points
8 Days | 9 Meals

Savor a true taste of “Irish Splendor” when you spend the night in a stately castle. Relax by a roaring peat fire. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Tour rollicking Dublin and share a conversation with the locals at a pub featuring traditional Irish entertainers. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our “Diner’s Choice.” Sip on the “Water of Life” at a whiskey distillery. Visit Kilmainham Gaol, one of Ireland’s most historic prisons. Explore the spectacular Dingle Peninsula and drive the Slea Head road for majestic coastal views. Gaze upon the historic Rock of Cashel. Visit the famous Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods. Meet a local family and enjoy tea and scones at their farm. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. From the breathtaking sights of Kerry to the historic Rock of Cashel, gaze across the countryside and culture of Ireland.

Tour Highlights

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    Travel the Dingle Peninsula, one of the world’s most beautiful coastal routes.
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    View the Rock of Cashel, the historic site where St. Patrick preached.
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    Tour Kilmainham Gaol, the historic prison that held some of Ireland’s most famous political and military leaders.

Itinerary

5,000 Vacation Club Points | 8 Days | 9 Meals

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Experience a true taste of Ireland on a trip that combines fabulous accommodations, stunning scenery and sumptuous food. Join us and return to times gone by during your unforgettable tour of the amazing “Emerald Isle.”

Day 2: Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins

Open your tour in Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening.

Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Dublin

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin, the “Fair City.” Take in O’Connell Street, Grafton Street and the city's magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. Tour Kilmainham Gaol, the historic prison that held some of Ireland’s most famous political and military leaders including Charles Stewart Parnell and Eamon de Valera. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the cultural offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. Perhaps you’ll choose to tour the Guinness Storehouse to learn about the brewing process that creates this beloved beverage, plus how to pour and enjoy the perfect pint.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Dublin - Killarney

Depart Dublin for Ireland’s breathtaking countryside. Visit the town of Cashel for views of the historic Rock of Cashel, the reputed location where St. Patrick preached and converted the King of Munster. Next, journey to historic Blarney Castle where you have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. End your day in charming Killarney. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Killarney’s great restaurants.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney

Set off this morning to follow what is perhaps Ireland’s most majestic coastal route – the stunning Dingle Peninsula. Stop at the Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Travel to the town of Dingle and then drive the beautiful Slea Head road, where some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes are found.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Ennis

Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm, plus savor homemade tea and scones. Continue to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. End your day in the charming town of Ennis. Enjoy the ambience of your historic hotel, cozy up to its roaring peat fire and feel the warmth of Irish hospitality.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Ennis - Tullamore/Kilbeggan - Kingscourt

Start your day with a cross-country journey to Irish whiskey territory. The ancient towns of Tullamore and Kilbeggan have long been associated with the whiskey industry. Become engaged in the process of whiskey making and enjoy a tasting of the final product during a visit to one of these historic distilleries. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Kingscourt - Tour Ends

Your tour ends in Kingscourt. Head home with a lifetime of Irish memories.

Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Options (USD)

Brazen Head Pub Lunch & The Guinness Storehouse $65

City: Dublin

Step back in time and enjoy a traditional pub lunch at the Brazen Head, Ireland’s oldest pub. Dating back to 1198, pub patrons have included James Joyce, Wolfe Tone, Daniel O’Connell and Michael Collins. Enjoy homemade traditional Irish fare and perhaps enjoy a pint of “the black stuff.” After lunch, continue on to the nearby Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's top international visitor attraction. Learn about the brewing process that creates this beloved beverage and discover the technique needed to pour the perfect pint! Classic Guinness ads and memorabilia create a nostalgic ambience as you indulge in a complimentary pint and learn about a different, yet key part of Ireland's history.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 3.5 hour(s).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Pre Hotel Hotel: Ashling Hotel 0 $190
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Know Before You Go

Passport & Visa Information

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.

IMPORTANT

We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Destination Facts & Stats

Electricity

An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Please Note

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Days of features are interchangeable.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Air passengers will arrive into and depart from Dublin airport. All transfers will arrive into and depart from Dublin airport.

On day 8, due to flight schedules, you may require an early morning departure from your hotel. Return flights should not be booked prior to 8:30 a.m.

Pace

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.