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Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland
From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit the new House of Waterford Crystal factory. 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. Have coffee and scones at 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!
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Tour OperatorCollette
Duration
12 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1DublinOvernight Flight: Travel to the magical Emerald Isle. Soak in the landscape of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Limerick and Northern Ireland as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland's natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.
Day 2DublinDublin, Ireland - Tour Begins: Open your tour in Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for some traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening including regional cuisine.
Day 3DublinDublin: Today you decide how you want to explore Dublin. You may choose to set out with a local guide on a drive to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Stephan's Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phoenix Park. Or, perhaps you will choose a walking tour of the city's historic center, exploring O'Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey. Spend the remainder of your day relaxing or set out to independently explore more of charming Dublin.
Day 4DublinDublin - Kilkenny - Waterford: Travel to Kilkenny to explore the medieval atmosphere of this city situated on the banks of the River Nore. Then, arrive in the historic city of Waterford and visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Enjoy a fascinating factory tour and browse the retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely paced walking tour of this unique city.
Day 5WaterfordWaterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney: Today, journey to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. This afternoon you decide how you would like to explore charming Killarney. You may enjoy a time-honored jaunting car ride* to beautiful Muckross House: set out on a tour of this stately home and its gardens and get a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry as you explore the perfectly restored rooms of this magnificent mansion. Or, perhaps you'll choose to enjoy a scenic jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle; then, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman known for their local knowledge and 'craic' (amusing nature). This evening its Diner's Choice�tonight's dinner is included and you'll choose the perfect spot from a 'menu' of Killarney's great restaurants.
Day 6KillarneyKillarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney: Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world, the Ring of Kerry. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Enjoy pristine ocean scenery as you move through picturesque villages. Continue on as you traverse rugged mountain passes into 'Ladies View.' From this spectacular vantage point, one of Ireland's finest, gaze upon the Lakes of Killarney. Tonight you may use your leisure time to sample a true taste of Irish culture.
Day 7KillarneyKillarney - Limerick - Ennis: Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable farm visit. 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."
Day 8EnnisEnnis - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Enniskillen, Northern Ireland: An exciting day awaits. Journey to the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. Stand tall as the ocean winds blow in from half a world away. Then, travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue to Galway, where a brief city tour introduces 'The City of Tribes.' Your day ends at the Manor House Hotel, a stunning 19th-century estate located on a secluded lakeside in the western most reaches of Northern Ireland.
Day 9EnniskillenEnniskillen - Donegal Town - Derry: Today you take in the rugged, natural beauty of County Donegal. Stop in Donegal Town and stroll the town square, enjoying its quaint craft and woolen shops. Next, we travel to the city of Derry, famous for its turbulent political history. This afternoon, a local guide leads you on a walk through the old city, including the Craft Village, a charming 19th century Georgian square in the heart of the walled city. Tonight, it's another Diner's Choice�you will choose your included dinner from a 'menu' of Derry's great restaurants.
Day 10DerryDerry: This morning it's your choice. You may choose to journey to the Inishowen Peninsula and Malin Head; passing through Malin village, you arrive at Malin Head, Ireland's northernmost point with its beautiful panoramic view of the North Atlantic Ocean. Or, perhaps you'll choose to join a local guide to take a deeper look at Derry's rich and turbulent history and meet local experts at some of the city's museums; finish at the Museum of Free Derry, where you'll meet individuals who witnessed the events of Bloody Sunday.
Day 11DerryDerry - Giant's Causeway - Glens of Antrim - Belfast: See the most famous natural site in Northern Ireland as you visit the magnificent Giant's Causeway. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles a cobble road leading into the sea. Then, lose yourself in the natural beauty of Northern Ireland as you explore the scenic back roads of the Glens of Antrim.
Day 12BelfastBelfast - Kingscourt, Ireland: Get ready for a guided tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Hear of the struggles in this great city's history as you pass through the different neighborhoods. See 'Samson' and 'Goliath,' the cranes at the shipyard that built the Titanic, before touring the 'Titanic Experience,' Northern Ireland's most visited attraction. Next, we are off to Kingscourt, crossing back into the Republic of Ireland. 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.
Day 13KingscourtKingscourt - Tour Ends: Your tour ends in Kingscourt.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
October 10, 2017Land Only$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
October 17, 2017Land Only$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
October 24, 2017Land Only$2,699.00 (USD)Quote
March 13, 2018Land Only$2,549.00 (USD)Quote
March 20, 2018Land Only$2,549.00 (USD)Quote
April 10, 2018Land Only$2,699.00 (USD)Quote
April 24, 2018Land Only$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
Lodging
Culloden Estate and Spa Belfast, IrelandGranville Hotel Waterford, Ireland
Tower Hotel Waterford Waterford, IrelandOld Ground Hotel Ennis, Ireland
Cabra Castle Kingscourt, IrelandEuropa Hotel Belfast Belfast, United Kingdom
Killarney Plaza Hotel Killarney, IrelandCity Hotel Derry Derry, Ireland
Killarney Towers Killarney, IrelandBallsbridge Hotel Dublin, Ireland
Manor House Country Hotel Co. Fermanagh, IrelandHampton Hotel Dublin , Ireland
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
  
 

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