SAINT PATRICK’S DAY IN IRELAND

A roundtrip tour from Dublin featuring all the Ireland highlights including Waterford crystal, your newfound 'gift of the gab' at Blarney Castle and the irresistible Ring of Kerry. You’ll also learn about the devastating Irish famine and peer over the edge at the Cliffs of Moher.

FROM $2,350 CAD

March 12, 2024 - March 18, 2024

Sightseeing highlights

  • Explore Dublin with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Galway, Limerick and Waterford

  • Visit Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the famine ship in New Ross

  • View St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and King John's Castle in Limerick
  • See the Cathedral of Galway and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick

  • Scenic Cruise across the Shannon Estuary

  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to the Emerald Isle

Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin – your launch pad to a memorable encounter with Ireland's iconic highlights. After a leisurely morning, meet a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish craic this evening, joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

Included Meals - Dinner

Included Experience

  • Dublin City Tour
    A Local Specialist will show you Dublin's elegant Georgian squares, O'Connell Street and the Custom House.

Day 2 - Onwards to Galway and Limerick

We journey to Galway, the 'City of Tribes', where we'll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its stone façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored next, during a visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living history museum that reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue to Limerick, for an orientation tour and view the 13th-century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Included and Optional Experiences

  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Visit
    Visit the impeccably-preserved Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

  • Stroll Through Galway
    Explore the historic heart of Galway. See landmarks such as the Spanish Arch and the cathedral, or perhaps admire the distinctive Claddagh rings.

  • Limerick Orientation
    See Limerick's iconic landmarks during an orientation with your Travel Director.

  • Medieval Castle Banquet ($)
    Enjoy a banquet and medieval entertainment in the great hall of the castle. The court jester will make an appearance, as will the castle’s musicians and the ladies and gentlemen of the medieval court – giving you an evening you won’t forget.

  • Irish Ceilidh Evening ($)
    Come along and experience the craic at a special ceilidh evening. Enjoy a drink and some local specialties, watch some traditional Irish dancing, and sing along to some familiar Irish melodies.

Day 3 - Experience the Iconic Cliffs of Moher and on to Killarney

We leave Limerick and stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way'. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back to an ancient time as you gaze across the water, all the way to the Aran Islands if the weather is good. Visit the interactive visitor center where this incredible UNESCO-listed natural phenomenon comes to life in a way you would not get to see with your own eyes. Go beneath the surface to see how the sediment has stacked up over 300 million years to create this towering backdrop.

Inspired by the irresistible beauty of this special place, you’ll continue to your hotel in Killarney with a scenic drive to the ferry departure point and journey across the Shannon Estuary. Our home for the next two nights is the colorful little town of Killarney.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Included and Optional Experiences

  • See the Cliffs of Moher
    Stop by the Exhibition Center and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.

  • Experience a Jaunting Cart Ride ($)
    Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride through the beautiful Bourn-Vincent National Park. During your journey, your Local Specialist will share fascinating anecdotes about the area and Ireland.

  • Celtic Steps ($)
    Enjoy a spectacular evening of Irish music, song and dance performed by champion dancers and musicians and showcasing the music of Kerry and beyond.

  • Irish Folk Theater and Dinner
    Join us as we embrace the folklore and spirit of old Ireland’s life and times, when even the most everyday chore would be celebrated.Siamsa Tire players will cast a charm you'll remember forever.Beforehand, enjoy a hearty Irish meal in a local restaurant. This experience will be offered for those trips that stay at Tralee.

Day 4 - A Scenic Day on the Ring of Kerry

Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry – its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a soul-stirring backdrop. We'll see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland to get electricity and telephone networks. In the village of Waterville, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience walking tour to explore the natural environment of the Irish coastline. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Muckross House and its beautiful gardens. With a backdrop of oak-clad mountains, enjoy taking in the towering azaleas and rhododendrons, alongside the shores of the lake. The 19th-century house contains some wonderful examples of furniture and paintings, including a portrait of King James VI, for whom Shakespeare wrote Macbeth.

Included Meals - Breakfast

Included and Optional Experiences

  • See the Ring of Kerry
    Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

  • Waterville Ecologist Tour
    Join Natasha, a passionate ecologist, on a walking tour to explore the Irish coastline in a meaningful way and discover the rich environmental heritage of the Wild Atlantic Way. This experience advances UN Global Goal 15: Life On Land

  • Visit Muckross House and its Gardens ($)
    Come with us to Muckross House and its beautiful gardens. With a backdrop of oak-clad mountains, enjoy taking in the towering azaleas and rhododendrons, alongside the shores of the lake. The 19th-century house contains some wonderful examples of furniture and paintings, including a portrait of King James VI, for whom Shakespeare wrote Macbeth

     

Day 5 - Explore Blarney and Journey to Waterford

Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Continue to Waterford, where we will have dinner at our hotel.

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Included and Optional Experiences

  • Visit Blarney Castle
    It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence. 

  • Irish Folk Fun ($)
    Join a magical entertainment experience, where you'll get the chance to see Irish hospitality in the best folk tradition. Enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.

Day 6 - Through County Wicklow’s Countryside to Dublin

Dive Into Culture and witness the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal. Here we will watch the talented master craftsmen in their workshop creating exquisite pieces.

Our next stop is in the town of New Ross, where we'll see the monument to John F. Kennedy who traveled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We'll visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody and Dive Into Culture yet again, gaining insights into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who fled the potato famine during the 1800s.

Continuing through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow, we journey to Dublin stopping en route at Glenealy Farmhouse. We'll Connect With Locals over a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner and meet the Fulvio family.

Included Meals -Breakfast, Dinner

Included and Optional Experiences

  • Tour the House of Waterford Crystal Workshop
    Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.

  • Discover the tragic history of the Dunbrody Famine Ship
    Explore the tragic history of Ireland's famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original ships used in the 1800s.

  • Join the Fulvio Family at Glenealy House to Enjoy Traditional Irish Fare with an Italian Twist
    Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy House near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story.

  • New Ross Visit
    Visit the port town of New Ross. On the quayside, perhaps see the Dunbrody replica famine ship and statue of John F. Kennedy

  • Explore Waterford's History
    Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever".

Day 7 - Farewell Ireland

For now, it’s time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travelers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the 'Emerald Isle'.

Included Meals - Breakfast

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