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Christmas in Ireland 4-Night Tour

Price: From $1,235 Per Person. 4 Nights

Christmas is a much anticipated and hugely celebrated holiday in Ireland. Many sightseeing points of interest are closed for the holiday but that doesn’t mean you cannot experience the magic of a true Christmas in Ireland. We've created this special 4-Night Christmas in Ireland Tour that features four nights in the festive Hotel Kilkenny with its own merry onsite festivities. Spend the duration of your holiday vacation relaxing next to roaring log fires, sipping mulled wine & prosecco, and tasting delectable seasonal fare at Taste Restaurant. Begin your holiday journey in Ireland’s capital, pick up your rental car and drive to Hotel Kilkenny, all the while admiring the stunning winter countryside and festive atmosphere of the Irish landscape. Start each following morning right with a prosecco breakfast, and end each day with a delectable dinner. Come Christmas Day, you're guaranteed to feel the holiday magic as you enjoy a wonderful lunch with entertainment by Andy James - one of Ireland's finest magicians! 

Tour Highlights

TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATION

  • 4-nights Accommodation in the Festive Hotel Kilkenny
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

*Please note Hotel Kilkenny is an adults-only destination for our Christmas Residential Packages

UNIQUE & FESTIVE EXPERIENCES

Christmas Eve

  • Welcome Minced pies, Hot Chocolate & Mulled Wine in Pure bar on arrival
  • Dinner in Restaurant Taste

Christmas Day

  • Prosecco Breakfast
  • Christmas Day Lunch @ 3:00pm with Entertainment by Andy James - One of Ireland's Finest Magicians
  • Board Games in the Afternoon
  • Dinner in Taste Restaurant
  • Live Music in Pure Bar Christmas Night

December 26th

  • Prosecco Breakfast
  • Dinner in Restaurant Taste

December 27th

  • Prosecco Breakfast

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Arrive at

Arrive at Dublin Airport, County Dublin

Arrive at Dublin Airport after your overnight flight from the U.S. or Canada.

Dublin is Ireland's main airport - located just north of Dublin City.
If you are heading downtown, it takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes from the airport, depending on traffic.
There are 2 terminals at Dublin Airport, the second of which opened to air traffic in November 2010.
Most flights from the U.S. (on Aer Lingus, Delta, United, US Airways & American Airlines) arrive into Terminal 2.


Accommodation

Hotel Kilkenny - More Info - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 4pm on your arrival day. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Enroute Sightseeing

Galway, County Galway

On the Map: Galway is a coastal city, located in County Galway in the west of Ireland. Galway is well-served by a good network of roads - the M6/N6 from Dublin (to the east) and M18/N18 from Limerick & Cork (to the south).

In a recent nationwide survey the people of Galway were found to be Ireland's happiest! And visiting Galway City, the capital of their county it is not hard to see why. It is a lively university city of narrow streets, quaint shopfronts, bustling pubs and stunning surrounding scenery. It has always attracted a bohemian mix of musicians, artists and intellectuals and that attitude is palpable as you walk the streets. Galway has been commercially important since the 11th century when it was a centre for trade with Spain and Portugal. In 1477 Christopher Columbus paid a visit. Galway earned the title “City of the Tribes” around that time, when it was ruled by 14 wealthy merchant families. Today it is lively, with loads of things to do, and is so popular that it can get very crowded in summer, especially during the annual Galway Races. The annual Arts Festival also attracts thousands, especially for its street parade, organized by the multi-award winning production company, Macnas. Its famous Druid Theatre produces and stages plays and has toured internationally, winning awards, including Tonys on Broadway.


Enroute Sightseeing

Quay Street, County Galway

Galway's Quay Street is a bustling & interesting place for a stroll at any time - day or night. The street is narrow, charming, pedestrianized, and quite often thronged with shoppers, tourists and walkers. One of Galway's best-loved areas, Quay Street has something for everyone - from upmarket Boutiques to traditional Fish n' Chip shops. A variety of great pubs and restaurants abound, and you'll nearly always find Street Performers & Musicians plying their trade. Dillons Claddagh Gold on Quay Street are the original makers of the famous Claddagh Ring and are also Ireland's oldest jewelers, established in 1750. Bear left along the river at the end of Quay Street to view the Spanish Arch, constructed by Conquistadores in the 1500s. Overlooking the Arch, you'll find the Galway City Museum. This small but very interesting museum is packed with historical exhibits, and it's free!


Enroute Sightseeing

St Nicholas Collegiate Church, County Galway

The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is located in the heart of medieval Galway City, and boasts a rich, diverse history. Construction was completed in 1320, at a time when Galway was a small new town - a frontier settlement in the wild west. There are many fascinating monuments and memorials in the church. The baptismal font is over 400 years old and the dog carved into its side still keeps an eye on Galway’s newest citizens as they are baptised. The oldest inhabitant of the church is Adam Bures, whose grave marker dates from the 13th century and is fondly known as the Crusader. Items of interest also abound on the church's exterior, where one can observe a variety of carvings and gargoyles. The church has received many famous visitors through the centuries, including Christopher Columbus who prayed here during a visit to Galway in 1477. Less welcome were the Cromwellian troops who used the church as a stable for their horses after the siege of Galway in 1652. They are blamed for the headless and handless state of most of the carved figures inside the church. The church is open all day, every day, and visitors are most welcome.


Overnight Location

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

On the Map: Kilkenny City is located in County Kilkenny, in the southeast midlands of Ireland. Kilkenny is well-served by a good network of roads - the M9/N10 from Dublin (to the northeast) and N9/N10 from Waterford City (to the south).

Kilkenny, or the Marble City as it is known, is one of Ireland's oldest towns, and proud of it. Its array of ancient buildings is unrivalled. It is renowned for being a vibrant cultural center, devoted to the musical and visual arts. Its two most impressive landmarks are Kilkenny Castle, founded in 1172 and privately owned until 1967, and St. Canice's Cathedral. The current structure of the cathedral dates from the 13th century, though this is nowhere near the beginning of its story, which is rich in folklore and legend. There is no shortage of pubs to explore and enjoy in Kilkenny and during the summer the city is always full of life. The summer also sees the city host an Arts Festival and a very highly regarded Comedy Festival called the Cat Laughs.


Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Accommodation

Hotel Kilkenny - More Info - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 4pm on your arrival day. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Accommodation

Hotel Kilkenny - More Info - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 4pm on your arrival day. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Accommodation

Hotel Kilkenny - More Info - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

4 Star
Room Type: Double

Check in policies:

Check-in time is after 4pm on your arrival day. Check-out time is before 12.00 noon.


Depart From

Depart from Dublin Airport, County Dublin

Return to Dublin Airport at least two hours prior to your flight's scheduled departure. This will allow ample time to check in for your flight home.

After check-in and passenger security, browse the array of shops on offer at 'The Loop' in Dublin Airport. With an extensive range of stores, bars and cafes, any spare time you have will fly!


Available Tour Dates

*Contact an agent if you would like a quote for a different time of year*

December 23th to December 27th 2018
From $1,235 Per Person

Your Price Includes

TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATION

  • 4-nights Accommodation in the Festive Hotel Kilkenny
  • Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

*Please note Hotel Kilkenny is an adults-only destination for our Christmas Residential Packages

UNIQUE & FESTIVE EXPERIENCES

Christmas Eve

  • Welcome Minced pies, Hot Chocolate & Mulled Wine in Pure bar on arrival
  • Dinner in Restaurant Taste

Christmas Day

  • Prosecco Breakfast
  • Christmas Day Lunch @ 3:00pm with Entertainment by Andy James - One of Ireland's Finest Magicians
  • Board Games in the Afternoon
  • Dinner in Taste Restaurant
  • Live Music in Pure Bar Christmas Night

December 26th

  • Prosecco Breakfast
  • Dinner in Restaurant Taste

December 27th

  • Prosecco Breakfast

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

“Honeymooning in Incredible Ireland”

Sep 12, 2018 by Chris Evans. Your Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Our authentic Ireland honeymoon holiday was truly an amazing experience. From start to finish, each destination blew us away with its beauty and friendly locals. Emily, who organised our travel plans was extremely helpful and friendly. She went to the effort to check up on us throughout our trip and also surprised us by organising an arrival wedding / congratulations gift from each of our B&B's or hotels.

We will definitely be back, 7 days was not enough! We enjoyed our trip in such a beautiful country and met amazing people.

Sep 11, 2018 by Sr. Beth Henken. Your Hometown: Charlotte

My traveling companions and I were over the moon with excitement upon going to Ireland!!! Michelle, our travel agent, was tremendous in planning the trip according to our hopes and dreams and budget. Our lodging in Enis, County Clare, was a beyond our expectations, so lovely, comfortable and cozy. It was so nice to come home too after our day travels. Ireland is beautiful and stole my heart.

“AMAZING TRIP”

Sep 11, 2018 by Janna. Your Hometown: SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX

Our first trip to Ireland could not have been more beautiful or amazing. Alaina went above and beyond to make our trip wonderful for us on very short notice. She assisted with unexpected issues on the fly and found us places with air conditioning, which is not easy. Our 7 night vacation consisted of driving from Dublin and seeing the southern half of the Republic. Each place Alaina arranged for us to stay and each customized adventure was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the people, culture and beauty. We celebrated our 28th Anniversary with our “dream” vacation. We look forward to our next vacation to see Northern Ireland!

“Ireland”

Aug 28, 2018 by Patty.

Our 30th anniversary trip to Ireland was simply wonderful! Jocoya did an awesome job picking all the wonderful places, B&Bs, etc. We felt it truly was an “authentic” Ireland trip. Thank you so much! I will definitely recommend you guys again and again.

“Chris”

Aug 28, 2018 by Chris Garvey. Your Hometown: Colville

We had great time in Ireland. Our accommodations were top of the line. The only complaint I have is that I wish directions to put B&Bs addresses were more clear

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Call us toll-free, 1-888-443-5259 (US) or +353 01 293.3088 (international), and we will be delighted to answer all questions!

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