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Countryside of the Emerald Isle - 2018

Inclusions

8 breakfasts
8 dinners
Explore the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Overnight on the enchanting Aran Islands and jump head-first into Irish culture.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $3,469
Start Location
Dublin, Ireland
End Location
Ennis, Ireland
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 24
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
08 Apr 201917 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,469
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Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Welcome to Dublin, Ireland's cosmopolitan capital. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a private tour and welcome reception featuring canap s and cocktails in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral.* Within the medieval walls of the city's oldest structure, surrounded by nearly 1,000 years of Irish myths and legends, toast the start of an incredible adventure.
Dublin - Choice on Tour
Today it's your choice! Set out on a drive with a local guide to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and see St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street and Phnix Park. Or, join a walking tour of the city's historic center and meander its winding streets as you follow in the footsteps of Vikings. This evening we put a modern twist on Irish cuisine during a cooking class at one of Dublin's premier culinary institutions.
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Dublin - Irish National Stud - Midleton - Kinsale
Take to Ireland's country roads. Tour the Irish National Stud, an area of incredible natural beauty and home to some of the world's most magnificent horses and gardens. Next, head south to the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Give it a go with a tasting of the distillery's production. Continue on to the quaint coastal village of Kinsale and join a local expert on a walking tour. This evening, it's Diner's Choice in Ireland's gourmet capital! Choose the perfect spot from a "menu" of Kinsale's great restaurants.
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Kinsale - Choice of Cobh or Relaxing in Kinsale
It's your choice! Visit the seaside town of Cobh, the last stop of the RMS Titanic. Follow a local expert on a tour of this historic port from which 2.5 million Irish people left their native land for new frontiers. Or, spend a leisurely day in Kinsale and enjoy its many galleries, shops and cafes.
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Kinsale - Garnish Island - Killarney
Embark on the drive of a lifetime on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. You'll fall in love with the quaint towns and charming villages found along this iconic coastal route. Board a ferry and sail to Garnish Island, a place that has to be seen to be believed. Sheltered in the Glengarrif harbor of Bantry Bay, this hidden island is home to one of Ireland's most beautiful gardens. Continue over the Cork and Kerry mountains to Killarney via the breathtaking Caha Pass.
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Killarney National Park or Ring of Kerry
Today is yours to explore one of Ireland's most remarkable regions County Kerry. It's your choice! Join a local expert and explore the rugged mountains, lakes and lush forests of Killarney National Park; cruise through Killarney's lakes to Lord Brandon's Cottage, where a guided walk on the "Kerry Way" takes you through seldom explored and enchanting scenery. Or, travel on the world-famous Ring of Kerry, an unspoiled trail boasting stunning beaches, plunging cliffs and miles of brilliant greenery.
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Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Aran Islands (Inisheer)
Leave the rugged southern coast behind and embark on a life-changing adventure. Board a ferry bound for Inisheer, the smallest of the three Aran Islands.** Take in unrivalled views from the Wild Atlantic Way before sailing beneath the iconic Cliffs of Moher. Upon arriving in Inisheer's ethereal landscape, take a private tour through the labyrinth of stone walls blanketing the island. Learn about the island's 250 inhabitants, their livelihoods and devotion to traditional culture and customs. As the last ferry leaves for mainland Ireland, settle in to your island abode*** for what is sure to be an unforgettable experience amid desolate yet magnificent beauty.
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Aran Islands (Inisheer) - Ennis
Enjoy a relaxed morning among Inisheer's ancient sites and picturesque stone walls as you soak up the island's timeless beauty. Dive into local culture during a knitting workshop and learn traditional methods and stitches used to make the famous Aran sweaters. Don't worry if you're not a knitter, you'll be a pro before you know it! Next, experience the traditional craft of making the St. Brigid's Cross. Throughout the country you will see these crosses, symbol of the patroness of Ireland, affixed in homes to ward off evil and danger. This evening, after ferrying back to the mainland, join your fellow travelers and toast the end of an incredible adventure!
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Ennis - Tour Ends
Your journey comes to a close today, leaving you with the spirit of Ireland in your heart forever.
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