A relaxing, well-planned tour with plenty of sightseeing and visits to local pubs. With comfortable 3- and 4-star hotels and delicious meals, this is by no means a ‘pub crawl’! Takes planning stress out of your visit as you just need to show up and enjoy! From Dublin to Dublin and includes Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Waterford, Westport.
ALL your sightseeing, hotels, and attraction entries are covered AND you get a full Irish breakfast every day (except day 1) plus 6 dinners and a pub lunch! Tour operator (CIE Tours) have over 85 years experience and guaranteed departures.
Please contact us for more information and to book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 975 2047
Starts and ends in Dublin.
Rates vary according to dates. Please contact us for more information.
2018 price per person* March – October 2018
R26 159 – R37 450 INCLUDES all hotels and 13 meals
*Prices valid until 31 October 2018, and are subject to continued availability and major currency fluctuation.
Single supplement applies.
Children 8 – 18 years pay 90% of adult rate; children under 8 years not permitted (consider a self-drive tour!).
- Walking tour of central Dublin
- Guinness Storehouse – pull your own pint AND taste it
- Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
- Walking tour through Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile
- Smithwick’s Experience brewery tour and sample
- House of Waterford Crystal
- Blarney Castle
- Dingle Peninsula and Irish Coffee at the South Pole Inn.
- Sheepdog Demonstration
- Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing
- Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to view the Cliffs of Moher
- Aillwee Cave with guided tour of the underground caverns
- Doolin and lunch at McCann’s Pub
- Johnny Burke’s Pub at the Armada Hotel
- Galway Bay leisure time
- Pub walking tour of Westport
- Teeling Distillery with whiskey sample
- Brazen Head Pub (Dublin’s oldest pub) for dinner and story-telling
- Breakfasts: 6
- Dinner: 6 (including Irish night Kate Kearney’s Cottage and 12th Century-Brazen Head Pub folk dinner)
- Lunch: 1 (McGann’s Pub)
- Welcome drink
- Entry to attractions
- Free wi-fi on the coach
- Daily sightseeing
- Document wallet, backpack, luggage tags
- All on-tour transport including ferries and shuttles
- Local tour guide’s services
- Local taxes, hotel service charges, suitcase handling (1 per person)
- Shuttle from/to airport
Does not include:
- Certain meals and drinks
On the coach
- Breaks at approximately 2-hour intervals to stretch your legs, take photos, etc.
- Seats are rotated daily so all passengers have a chance to sit at the front of the coach.
- Seat belts must be worn.
- Emergency toilets are available on the coaches but cannot be used while coach is in motion. Frequent bathroom breaks are included in the itinerary.
Need to know
Clothing: comfortable and casual – remember to pack comfortable walking shoes and a weatherproof jacket
Luggage: 1 piece of luggage + 1 carry-on
Money: Most components are prepaid. You may need money for lunches and dinners when there is an evening at your leisure. You will also need money for shopping. We recommend carrying small denominations, and use credit or ATM cards (most towns have ATMs).
Currency: Southern Ireland (Republic of Ireland): Euro €
Tipping: It is customary to tip your driver and guide at the end of the tour. Feel free to contact us for more info.
Depart from: Dublin
Return to: Dublin
Day 1: Dublin Tour & Guinness Storehouse
Tour starts 14h00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Cross the River Liffey to drive along the wide O’Connell Street and view the General Post Office where the 1916 Uprising started. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s “black beer,” and after pulling your own pint enjoy views of Dublin from the rooftop bar. Back at the hotel, enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then dine on your own at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.
Day 2: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Smithwick’s Experience
Explore Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Head to Kilkenny for a walking tour through Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to view merchants’ houses and historic pubs. Visit Smithwick’s Experience brewery for a tour and enjoy a sample. Spend some free time browsing the charming city before dinner.
Day 3: House of Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle
Head to the ancient port of Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Pass through County Cork to Killarney where you’ll have free time to explore some of the lively musical pubs.
Day 4: Dingle Peninsula & Kate Kearney’s Cottage Dinner
Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Enjoy some time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing.
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher and Aillwee Cave
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay, of Connemara and the Aran Islands. A short drive will bring you into Doolin for lunch at McGann’s Pub. Next visit Aillwee Cave for a guided stroll through the underground caverns. Travel to Spanish Point, named after the ships of the 1588 Spanish Armada that were wrecked there. Enjoy a drink at Johnny Burke’s Pub at the Armada Hotel before dinner.
(B, L, D)
Day 6: Galway and Westport Walk
Drive around the shores of Galway Bay and stop in Galway for some leisure time to explore independently. Continue through Connemara with its hills, lakes, and open country where mountain sheep roam freely. Stop in Leenane, where the movie “The Field” was made. Continue to Westport and enjoy a drink while taking a pub walking tour of this attractive estate town built in 1780, with buildings steeped in history and traditional pubs, many with live music.
Day 7: Teeling Distillery and 12th Century Brazen Head Pub
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit Teeling Distillery, a distillery in the heart of the city, and sample the aged whiskey. Head to the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of “Food, Folk and Fairies” where story-telling will reveal Ireland’s myths and beliefs in times past.
Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your program ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner