Shades Of Ireland

Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Stone, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Galway, Tullamore, Kingscourt

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland's charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland's oldest city, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal or tour the renowned Medieval Museum. Choose from a selection of Killarney's best restaurants with our Diner's Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it's your choice!

Our prices start from

$ 2,299 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 13 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.

Day 2 - Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham, Dublin

Dinner Included

Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3 - Dublin

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham, Dublin

Breakfast Included

Today, it's your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city's historic center, exploring St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin's charms on your own. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4 - Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford

Granville Hotel, Waterford or The Fitzwilton Hotel, Waterford

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland's oldest city. It's your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries -OR- visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor's Wine Vault. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5 - Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney

Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney or Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney or Killarney Plaza Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. Enjoy a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park before boarding a boat* and sailing through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. Tonight, it's Diner's Choice…choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Killarney's great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

*Jaunting car ride and/or boat cruise are included, weather permitting.

Day 6 - Killarney - Ring Of Kerry - Killarney

Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney or Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney or Killarney Plaza Hotel

Breakfast Included

Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7 - Killarney - Cliffs Of Moher - Limerick

Absolute Hotel, Limerick or George Hotel, Limerick or Radisson Blu, Limerick

Breakfast Included

Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Continue to Limerick, where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty." Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8 - Limerick - Galway - Limerick

Absolute Hotel, Limerick or George Hotel, Limerick or Radisson Blu, Limerick

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases "The City of Tribes." Return to Limerick to relax over dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9 - Limerick - Tullamore - Kingscourt

Cabra Castle, Kingscourt

Breakfast, Dinner Included

You don't have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland's whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10 - Kingscourt - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your journey ends in Kingscourt. Today breakfast will be included.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on November 1, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $500. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 - April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Rates do not include the on-tour flights..

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