Cliffs of Moher

A Taste of Ireland

Beautiful & historic Dublin, the scenic Ring of Kerry, Killarney, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, cultural Limerick & bohemian Galway

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8 days from $1899 $1599
per person, double occupancy, including airfare
based on Oct. 2, 2017 departure*
Price includes
  • $300 Early Bird Discount if you book by Dec. 27, 2016.*

Also check out our A Taste of Ireland: St. Patrick's Day.

Overview

Style Value VacationTravel in larger groups than our Small Group tours, but at fantastic value prices. These group tour packages are operated by our carefully selected partners and may be shared with other English speaking passengers ensuring guaranteed departures. More of these packages
37 travelers max, dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures Scheduled Dates; select from 8 open departures, May – October 2017
Price Includes
  • Round-trip flights from JFK or Newark (EWR) to Dublin, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations in Tourist Class hotels
  • 7 Meals: Irish breakfast daily, plus 1 dinner
  • Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
  • Professional, English-speaking driver/guide
Highlights Kiss the Blarney Stone, Ring of Kerry, Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney National Park, Cliffs of Moher, Galway
Departs New York City (NYC); other gateways on request (flight schedule)
Themes History & Culture
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness.
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A Taste of Ireland tour itinerary Just about everyone can find something to love about Ireland, from its stunning emerald green countryside, to its friendly helpful people, to its ancient castles and cozy pubs, and so much more. Join us on our 8-Day Taste of Ireland escorted tour and discover why it's one of the world's most visited destinations. Your tour includes visits to Dublin, Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick and Galway. And you'll even get to kiss the Blarney Stone for good luck! But don't wait too long to reserve your spot as this deal will sell out fast.

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on our March 15, 2017 departure!

Click here for our A Taste of Ireland: St. Patrick's Day.

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on our March 15, 2017 departure!

Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
Depart Return Price Book by
Dec 27
Mon Apr 17 2017 Mon Apr 24 2017 $1899 $1599 Closed
Mon May 15 2017 Mon May 22 2017 $1949 $1649 Closed
Mon May 29 2017 Mon Jun 5 2017 $1949 $1649 Available
Mon Jun 19 2017 Mon Jun 26 2017 $2249 $1949 Available
Mon Jul 3 2017 Mon Jul 10 2017 $2249 $1949 Closed
Mon Jul 17 2017 Mon Jul 24 2017 $2249 $1949 Available
Mon Jul 31 2017 Mon Aug 7 2017 $2249 $1949 Available
Mon Aug 14 2017 Mon Aug 21 2017 $2249 $1949 Available
Mon Sep 4 2017 Mon Sep 11 2017 $1949 $1649 Available
Mon Sep 18 2017 Mon Sep 25 2017 $1999 $1699 Available
Mon Oct 2 2017 Mon Oct 9 2017 $1899 $1599 Available

Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates. Contact us about prices and availability.

Options, Excursions & Fees

A Taste of Ireland
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$449
Optional Excursions
Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle +$60

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the cities listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Coming from somewhere else? Ask us about availability and prices for flights from other cities. Additional charges for flights from other cities are due within 24 hours of your reservation.

Note: NYC departures will be from either JFK or EWR based upon availability when you make your reservation. Your flight itinerary showing which airport that you are departing from will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours.

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765, Mon–Fri 9:30–6:00 Eastern time. But first, check out our Things to Know section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable (details). The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit
Deposit $1200

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA/Overnight Flight

  • Depart the USA on your overnight flight for Dublin

Day 2: Dublin

Accommodations: 1 night Grand Hotel Malahide or similar, Dublin. Included Meals: Dinner.

  • Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
  • Balance of the day at leisure
  • Meet your fellow travelers for an included dinner at your hotel

Bridge over Liffey River, DublinFull Day Itinerary: Upon arrival in Dublin, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Malahide, a sea-side resort near Dublin. Today is yours at leisure to discover Dublin independently, or relax at your hotel. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel.

Day 3: Ireland's Midlands, Blarney Castle & Kerry

Accommodations: 2 nights Randles Court Hotel or similar, Kerry. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Time for shopping at Blarney Woolen Mills

Blarney CastleFull Day Itinerary: Today, you will board your touring coach, depart Ireland's capitol and travel to County Kerry. En route, stop in the town of Blarney for a visit to Blarney Castle. Dating from 1446, the castle is a tower house built on solid limestone. At the top of the Tower you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence (Blarney Stone). Kiss it and you will never again be lost for words.

Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woolen Mills. The existence of the Woolen Mills during the famine shielded Blarney from the worst effects of the great famine, due to its employment of local workers. The success story at the mills continued until a disastrous fire in 1869. By August 1871, the mill was once again operational with a labor force of over 200 and in 1976 Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker, bought the old mill property. Within a short period of time Chris and his family transformed the mill into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.

Continue through Ireland's Midlands to your hotel in the Kerry region.

Day 4: Ring of Kerry

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Tour the Iveragh Peninsula
  • Enjoy a jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park

Ring of Kerry Photo by Florian FuchsFull Day Itinerary: Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry, taking in the spectacular scenery: mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney, pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair and Glenbeigh, where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs, arrive at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly colored houses. The road continues through the mountains to Moll's Gap and Ladies View with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.

Next, enjoy a ride through Killarney National Park by pony and trap, also known as a jaunting car, to discover areas of the park that you might not otherwise visit by foot. Relax aboard the jaunting car as your jarvey (driver) takes you through the magnificent scenery of Ireland's first National Park.

This evening enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town.

Day 5: Burren & the Cliffs of Moher

Accommodations: 1 night George Hotel or similar, Limerick. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Take a short ferry ride across the mouth of the river Shannon
  • Explore the Cliffs of Moher and the Atlantic Edge Interpretive Center
  • Tour the Burren Region

Cliffs of Moher at sunsetFull Day Itinerary: Travel northwards to Tarbert and take a short boat ride across the mouth of the river Shannon, landing on Clare's shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher. The most majestic cliffs in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and extend over four miles in length. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands, the Connemara Mountains and the many sea birds that colonize this place to nest in spring. Visit the Atlantic Edge Interpretive Center built into the natural landscape. The center is a huge domed cave that contains various exhibits showcasing the mighty Cliffs of Moher.

BurrenLater enjoy a tour of the Burren Region, a strange and unique region in Europe. "Burren" means "large stones", an apt description for this impressive scenery. Often described as lunar, the Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare, between Ballyvaughan and Kilfenora. No trees grow here and no soil covers the stone, but the Burren is not deserted, as different types of flowers grow from the cracks all year round. The Burren Region is also historically rich, with many castles and monastic ruins.

Continue to Limerick and check into your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure.

Optional Excursion: Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, $60 Take advantage of an optional Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle on the banks of the Raite River including entertainment, a four-course meal and wine.

Day 6: Galway & Dublin

Accommodations: 2 nights Academy Plaza Hotel, or similar, Dublin. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Visit Galway for independent exploration or shopping

Galway CathedralFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, travel from Limerick to Dublin. Along the way, visit Galway, a delightful city of narrow streets, old stone and wooden shopfronts, good restaurants and busy pubs. The city has attracted a bohemian crowd of musicians and artists, whom add much to its character. Enjoy some free time in the city for independent sightseeing or shopping.

Continue to Dublin and check into your hotel.

Day 7: Dublin

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Full day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary: Today is yours at leisure to discover Dublin independently. Make your way to one of its most famouse sights and continue exploring the city at your own pace with an included hop-on, hop-off bus tour voucher, visiting a number of Dublin's sightseeing highlights. If by the end of the day the touring has left you feeling parched, stop by a traditional Irish pub for a comlimentary pint of Guinness, courtesy of Friendly Planet.

Day 8: Dublin/USA

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA.

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This was my second trip to Ireland, but my first actual tour. I was very pleased with the tour. My sister had never been to Ireland, and this tour gave her a wonderful introduction to Ireland.

Pat Robinson

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