11 Day Irish Culture

3 Dublin, 2 Waterford, 2 Adare & 2 Westport
Round trip airfare from NYC, 9 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Dublin
    • 2 nights Waterford
    • 2 nights Adare
    • 2 nights Westport
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners (including a home hosted lunch and medieval banquet)
  • Coffee and tea with all meals
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
 

Tour Highlights

Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Visit to the Irish National Stud Farm where world-class thoroughbreds are reared. Gain insight into the rearing of these champions
  • See the Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland's most spectacular archaeological sites
  • Enjoy lunch and conversation with a family at Molanna Farm about life on an Irish homestead
  • Sample Irish coffee at the Flying Boat Museum, where it was invented
  • View the rugged scenery on the drive to the Cliffs of Moher on the Atlantic coast
  • At Trinity College in Dublin see the 8th century Book of Kells
  • Tour the famed Guinness Storehouse and sample Ireland's most famous brew

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Dublin
Welcome to Dublin, one of the friendliest cities in Europe. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed a light dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Waterford, Russborough House, Birds of Prey Centre, Irish National Stud
Travel this morning to Russborough House, a grand mansion built 275 years ago. On a tour of the home, view the unique ceilings and a superb collection of world-class art and furnishings. Enjoy tea and fresh-baked scones in the Tea Room before continuing to the Bird of Prey Center, home to over 40 birds including golden eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. Then, on to the Irish National Stud Farm. Walk around the grounds to view stallions, graceful mares, playful foals and learn about the dedicated breeding for royalty. After, travel to Waterford
Overnight: Waterford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Waterford, Jameson Distillery
Morning walking tour of the city of Waterford, a place that can trace its beginnings all the way back to the arrival of the Vikings. Stand on the edge of the river looking over Merchants Quay and Waterford's low-rise skyline with its views of the city's brightly colored 19th-century buildings, church spires, and towers. Then, travel west along the coast to the city of Cobh, where emigration from Ireland began during the 19th-century famine. On the return to Waterford, stop at Jameson distillery for a tour and tasting. Tonight, dinner is in a local pub
Overnight: Waterford
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Rock of Cashel, Home Hosted Lunch, Adare, Medieval Banquet
Visit the Rock of Cashel, a collection of medieval church buildings and fortresses set on top of a limestone outcrop rising out of County Tipperary's Golden Vale. Many of the old church buildings still survive and a gentle trek to the top of the Rock offers panoramic views. Next, on to Molanna Farm, where lunch has been arranged just for you with a local family at their home. Enjoy lively conversation about life on an Irish homestead, plus delicious home cooked food. Arrive in the village of Adare for overnight. The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, attend a fun-filled authentic medieval banquet dinner in a 15th century Irish Castle, accompanied by live music, song, and dance
Overnight: Adare
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Dingle Peninsula, Foynes
Morning drive to the Dingle Peninsula with its beautiful scenery and backdrop of several films. Continue on to Foynes town, which was the last port of call on Ireland's western shore for seaplanes. Visit the Flying Boat Museum, commemorating Ireland's first international airport in the pioneering days of transatlantic aviation from the 1930s. In this old terminal building, Irish coffee was created to warm the cold and wet passengers. You can try one! Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Adare
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Connemara
Today, travel to the Cliffs of Moher, a rock wall, which towers 700 feet over the surf of the ocean along the Atlantic coast of County Clare. Stop at the Visitor Center with a 19th-century viewing tower and pathways. Then, arrive in lively Galway, nestled on the sea, with its imposing cathedral. Drive by the rugged landscape surrounding Connemara National Park to Westport in County Mayo for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - County Mayo, Lissadell House
Travel along the Wild Atlantic Way to the town of Sligo, home to the young William Butler Yeats. Continue to Lissadell House for a guided visit and lunch, before returning to Wesport via Drumcliffe. Here, visit the graveyard of St. Columba's Church, best-known as the final resting place of poet W. B. Yeats. View his grave that is marked with a simple headstone bearing the inscription, "cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman, pass by." Spend the evening at leisure in Westport
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Sunday - Cruise the River Shannon, Discover Dublin
Depart Westport on the way to Carrick-on-Shannon, the capital of Leitrim. Here, enjoy a relaxing cruise down the River Shannon, complete with freshly brewed tea and homemade Irish scones. Afterward, drive to historic Dublin. Your exploration of Dublin, begins with a visit to Phoenix Park, home to the official residence of the President and Dublin Zoo. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral and travel on O'Connell Street, the city's main thoroughfare. Spend the evening at leisure
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Dublin Morning Tour
Start the day at Trinity College by viewing the 8th century Book of Kells, an example of early Irish manuscript illumination that is on display in the Old Library. After, visit Guinness Storehouse for a sampling of the brew. You can pull your own pint here in the Dublin tradition and browse the multimedia exhibits about Guinness, the city's best-known export. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Finish the day with a dinner and say goodbye to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart Ireland
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast


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  • Land only prices do not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
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  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

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