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Discover the Magic of Ireland

Starting at 8,500 Vacation Club Points
10 Days | 13 Meals

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it’s your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!

Tour Highlights

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    Overnight on the grounds of a regal castle.
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    Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's great coastal roads.
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    See sheepdogs in action when you visit a working farm.

Itinerary

8,500 Vacation Club Points | 10 Days | 13 Meals

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.

Day 2: Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins

Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine.

Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Dublin

Today, it’s your choice! Will you ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phoenix Park? OR, will you choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey? Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford

Step back in time. Begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in ancient Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries. OR, visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney

Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. In Killarney’s stunning national park, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s 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 6: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

Take in the rugged coastline. Loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Killarney - Adare - Limerick

Start your day with a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park. Travel to Adare, Ireland’s prettiest village, for some time at leisure. Continue to Limerick where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty."

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Limerick

Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway where a brief tour showcases “The City of Tribes” before relaxing over dinner at a local restaurant.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Limerick - Tullamore/Kilbeggan - Kingscourt

You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore and Kilbeggan in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. 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 10: Kingscourt - Tour Ends

Your journey ends in Kingscourt.

Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Options (USD)

The Guinness Storehouse & O'Connell's of Donnybrook $113

City: Dublin

This culinary and cultural adventure begins at the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's top international visitor attraction. Explore the brewing process behind this beloved beverage and learn how to pour the perfect pint. At its spectacular Gravity Bar, enjoy a sweeping 360º view of Dublin as you savor a complimentary pint. Next, we step inside O’Connell’s of Donnybrook, a revered Irish establishment featuring recipes passed down from generation to generation. Here, they use only the freshest, local ingredients to create timeless Irish dishes. Your dinner explores Irish cuisine at its best as owners Tom (brother of world-renowned chef Darina Allen) and Annette O’Connell showcase a wealth of artisanal products that come together to create culinary magic.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 8 is required.

Duration: approximately 4 hour(s).

Medieval Banquet $99

City: County Clare

In a beautiful land of rolling green fields, ancient battlefields and medieval fortresses once inhabited by generations of clansmen, you can conjure up a world filled with lords and ladies, knights and damsels as you experience a true medieval banquet hosted in a real castle! The 15th century magically comes to life the moment you enter the castle. Sip honey-rich mead and admire the ornate tapestries and royal furnishings before sitting down for a sumptuous four-course meal and some fine wine suitable for toasting the royal court. Spirits run high with delightful song and dance performances reminiscent of this unique period.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 4 hour(s).

Medieval Banquet $99

City: County Clare

In a beautiful land of rolling green fields, ancient battlefields and medieval fortresses once inhabited by generations of clansmen, you can conjure up a world filled with lords and ladies, knights and damsels as you experience a true medieval banquet hosted in a real castle! The 15th century magically comes to life the moment you enter the castle. Sip honey-rich mead and admire the ornate tapestries and royal furnishings before sitting down for a sumptuous four-course meal and some fine wine suitable for toasting the royal court. Spirits run high with delightful song and dance performances reminiscent of this unique period.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 15 is required.

Duration: approximately 4 hour(s).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Pre Hotel Hotel: Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin 0 $220
Post Hotel Hotel: Cabra Castle 0 $180
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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

Voltage for Ireland is 230V.

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.

*Jaunting car ride and/or boat cruise are included, weather permitting.

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

On day 10, due to flight schedules, you may require an early morning departure from your hotel.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.

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.