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Treasures of Ireland

Starting at 11,000 Vacation Club Points
9 Days | 11 Meals

See the castles. Experience the culture. Meet the locals. And behold those famous shades of green that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is Ireland. And on this adventure you’ll enjoy overnights at luxury properties and stand-out experiences to ensure every day is special. Spend two nights at Dromoland Castle – including a dinner that will truly make you feel like a royal! Overnight in the country at the Castlemartyr Resort and explore its 220 stunning acres. Gaze down upon the mighty Atlantic from the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Come to know Dublin and experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Savor an Irish coffee at its birthplace in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Journey to Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone! Step inside a working farmhouse and visit an Irish family. On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, retrace a beautiful history in a timeless destination.

Tour Highlights

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    Take in an evening of traditional song and dance.
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    Enjoy an evening of storytelling and song at Castlemartyr Resort.
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    Spend two nights at Dromoland Castle, one of Europe’s most iconic hotels.

Itinerary

12,500 Vacation Club Points | 9 Days | 11 Meals

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Enter a refined and gentler age, where Ireland’s history weaves its way through natural wonders and luxurious estates…and every step feels like a dream.

Day 2: Dromoland Castle, Ireland - Tour Begins

There is no better place to begin your journey than one of Ireland’s most iconic castles brimming with history, sophistication and warmth. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.*

Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Dromoland Castle

Live the life of a royal as you enjoy an entire day at leisure at Dromoland Castle. Perhaps enjoy a round of golf, a luxurious spa treatment, or simply relax in your regal surroundings.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Dromoland Castle - Cliffs of Moher - Foynes - Killarney

Say farewell to your regal abode and journey to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher. Take in awe-inspiring views of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and the Aran Islands. Ferry across the Shannon River to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum which recalls the history of aviation travel between North America and Europe. Foynes is also where Irish coffee was invented, so drink up! Arrive in Killarney, your home for the next two nights.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Killarney

The choice is yours! Join a guide for an adventure on one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world – the Ring of Kerry: this world-famous trail is part of an unspoiled region that is home to the types of plunging cliffs and miles of brilliant greenery for which the Emerald Isle is known. Or, if you prefer, you may stay behind to enjoy a relaxing day at your five-star resort.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Killarney - Blarney - Castlemartyr

This morning, travel to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. Afterward, visit the Old Midleton Distillery where a guided tour and tasting will showcase the extraordinary story of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Cap off your evening enjoying Ireland’s oldest form of entertainment, storytelling, and explore the lore and legends that shape the country’s unique culture.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Castlemartyr - Kilkenny - Farm Visit - Dublin

Enjoy a leisurely morning and relax at your hotel or stroll around the estate’s 220 stunning acres. Then, a scenic drive brings you to Kilkenny, the country’s medieval capital. Enjoy time to peruse the city before visiting a family-run farm. Learn about the traditions of Irish farming and how organic practices are being used to produce award-winning ciders, spirits and syrups. Arrive into Dublin, Ireland’s dynamic capital city. Discover a city brimming with history and warmth during an evening at leisure.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Dublin

The choice is yours! Will you set out with a local guide on a drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, and the historic Phoenix Park? Or, perhaps you will choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s Green, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows your tour is a free afternoon for discovering Dublin’s charms on your own. Tonight, toast the end of an unforgettable trip at a rollicking “Irish Night” complete with traditional entertainment!

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Dublin - Tour Ends

Today your journey comes to a close.

Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Options (USD)

Galway and the Sheepdogs of the Burren $50

City: Galway

Venture to the Burren, Ireland’s rocky and windswept region stretching across northern Clare. Find yourself in the heart of this the stark, yet beautiful, limestone landscape where you’ll experience a traditional sheepdog demonstration. Discover the Irish farmers’ centuries-long tradition of keeping sheepdogs to maintain control over their flocks of sheep. Learn how they are an essential part of a farm's function and get to know the surprising skills, superior intelligence and unwavering obedience of a well-trained sheepdog. Then it’s on to Galway, one of Ireland’s most popular and historic cities. Savor your free time and explore the bustling streets and charming shops. Be sure to stop and reflect at historic Eyre Square, where President John F. Kennedy made his famous speech. Take a stroll down Kirwan’s Lane, one of the few remaining medieval lanes in the city. Perhaps you’ll search for a Claddagh ring, an iconic piece of jewelry with deep roots to Galway. Join us on this excursion where the sheepdogs of the Burren will astound you and the city of Galway will capture your heart.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 10 is required.

Duration: approximately 5 hour(s).

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 $108

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 $108

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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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.

Please Note

Days of features are interchangeable.

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

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.

Triple rooms are not available.

*Gentlemen are required to wear jackets for dinner at Dromoland Castle.

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.

Air passengers will arrive into Shannon and depart from Dublin. All transfers will arrive into and depart from these airports.

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.