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Irish Fling

Price: From $1198 Per Person 6 Nights

Throw yourself into this short but action packed guided bus tour from CIE Tours by taking in such sights as the Blarney Castle, the Flying Boat Museum & JFK Homestead. Take a step back in time with a Jaunting Car Ride of the Killarney Lakes & a Medieval Banquet dinner in Bunratty! Visit the recently re-opened House of Waterford Crystal & enjoy delightful Sheepdog Trials on the Ring of Kerry. Finish up with the sights and sounds of Ireland's vibrant capital...Dublin City!


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Tour Highlights:

  • Taylor's Three Rock Pub Evening
  • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
  • Killarney Jaunting Car Ride
  • Kiss The Blarney Stone
  • Irish Coffee & Traditional Music in Dungarvan
  • Cliffs of Moher Visit

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Bunratty (IF), County Clare

Arrive at

Shannon Arrival (CIE), County Clare

Arrive at Shannon Airport after your overnight flight from the U.S.
Airport Transfers: If you also book your flight with us when reserving your tour, transfers from/to the airport at the start/end of your tour are included free of charge. If you book your flights independently, a $30.00 per person transfer fee will be added to your tour cost (which covers arrival and departure transfers). Please note that transfers cannot be provided for flights arriving after 12:00 noon. In the unlikely event that your flight arrives after 12:00 noon, we recommend taking a taxi to your hotel.


Accommodation

Bunratty Castle Hotel - More Info - Bunratty (IF), County Clare

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Bunratty (IF), County Clare

Shannon & Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Your tour starts at Shannon Airport with a group transfer to your nearby hotel, available between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. If your flight arrives later than 12:00 noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:00 pm take a drive to the coast to view the Cliffs of Moher, an awesome wall of rock that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean. Return to your hotel where you’ll have free time to take a stroll through the Bunratty Folk Park or visit the 200-year-old Durty Nelly’s Pub. Join your tour director for a welcome drink before heading to 15th century Bunratty Castle for a jolly medieval-style dinner where the Lords and Ladies serenade you with favorite songs.

Killarney (IF), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Plaza Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IF), County Kerry

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IF), County Kerry

Flying Boat Museum & Dingle Peninsula
Drive through the outskirts of Limerick and alongside the River Shannon to visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum. The museum recreates the early days of flight, during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Irish coffee was first created here. Journey into the mountains of County Kerry and out along the Dingle Peninsula for glorious scenic views of mountains and sandy beaches. Stop for a while in the town of Dingle to browse around on your own before heading to Killarney and check in to your hotel.

Killarney (IF), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Plaza Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IF), County Kerry

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IF2), County Kerry

Jaunting Car Ride & Moll’s Gap
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare where traditional buildings are brightly painted and enhanced with flowers. Stop for a light lunch in a cozy pub. Join the Ring of Kerry route at the vantage point of Moll’s Gap and visit a nearby farm to watch trained dogs herding sheep.. Pause at Ladies’ View to see the Three Lakes of Killarney with the town in the background. Return to Killarney for free time to look around the town, go shopping and dine independently this evening.

Waterford (IF), County Waterford

Accommodation

Granville Hotel - More Info - Waterford (IF), County Waterford

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Waterford (IF), County Waterford

Blarney Castle & Traditional Music Session
Travel through the mountains of Kerry to Blarney Castle to climb the ramparts and gain the “Gift of Eloquence.” Also take a look at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Drive to Dungarvan to sample a creamy Irish coffee at the Marine Bar and listen to a local group of musicians play an informal traditional music session. Continue to Waterford and check in to your hotel, once the home of Thomas Francis Meagher, first governor of Montana. Waterford was founded about 1,000 years ago as a trading port with many European countries and has a long and interesting history. After dinner, join a local guide for a stroll around to view the old streets and buildings.

Dublin (IF), County Dublin

Accommodation

Royal Marine Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IF), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IF), County Dublin

Waterford Crystal & National Stud
Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to see how skilled craftspeople form molten glass and then cut it by hand. View priceless trophies and a wide range of glassware in the showrooms. In New Ross explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship which transported people to the U.S. during the 1940’s Famine. Stop at the nearby J.F.K. Homestead where the ancestors of President Kennedy lived. In Dublin, this evening’s destination is Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.

Dublin (IF), County Dublin

Accommodation

Royal Marine Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IF), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IF2), County Dublin

Explore Dublin City
Today you are free to tour Dublin as you wish. Use your independent open-top city bus tour voucher, which is valid for a 48-hour period. You may stay on the bus for the entire loop of the city’s places of interest or get off at 23 stops near major attractions. We also include admission to either Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery to see stout or whiskey production techniques and enjoy a drink of the finished product.

Depart From

Dublin Departure (CIE), County Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning, after which you will depart for home from Dublin Airport.  After check-in, you'll have time to shop at the duty-free stores before boarding your flight for the journey home.


Our All-Inclusive Tours Include Hotels, Tours, Meals & Attractions!

  • This is a guided vacation package.
  • Prices are listed below by departure month
  • Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people traveling and sharing a room. Traveling alone? No problem. See below for a single supplement price.
Feb March April May - Sept Oct Nov Dec
NO TOURS $1198 $1368 $1588 $1415 $1198 NO TOURS
Your Price Includes:
  • Airport Transfers (if Flights also booked with tour)
  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a Professional Irish Tour Director
  • Superior & First Class Hotels with private bath/shower for 6 nights
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • 5 Dinners Including
    - Taylor’s Three Rock Pub Dinner & Traditional Show
    - Medieval banquet & entertainment in Bunratty Castle
    - 2 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • 1 Lunch in Kenmare on Ring of Kerry
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Sheepdog Trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Horse-Drawn 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Irish Coffee & Music Session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Dublin Open-Top Bus Tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery
  • Visits and Admissions to Cliffs of Moher, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blarney Castle, House of Waterford Crystal and Dunbrody Famine Ship and J.F.K. Homesteads
  • Headset for Walking Tours
  • Deluxe Carry-On Backpack, Ticket Wallet, Luggage Tags & Strap
  • All local Taxes, Hotel Service Charges & Porterage for one Suitcase Per Person

* Single travellers are very welcome on this tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travellers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$378.00

“Ireland Trip”

Aug 16, 2017 by Paul Q. Your Hometown: Pittsburgh

The trip that Edna of Authentic Ireland put together for our family for August 2017 was awesome. We challenged her with a multi city, "experience Ireland", request with a tight time table and she delivered. The accommodations were a great mixture of B+B and in city hotels, the suggestions for sight seeing were on target, and the service from AI has been great. I started doing this trip myself...and what a waste of time. Such a smooth trip...I have no "bad travel" material for the xmas letter this year. Thanks.

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We have been home for a week and are still excited to tell others about the incredible time we had in Scotland. Our agent Con helped us to create a great plan and did a flawless job arranging all the details! The best part is my wife is already thinking about where we can go next! Definitely recommend Authentic Ireland.

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I just returned Thursday night from an amazing trip to Ireland. Lauren was my agent and she planned everything perfectly to suit what I was looking for. I stayed in a mix of B&Bs, Castles and a Manor House with each offering a delightful experience, fabulous food and friendly hosts. Everything went smoothly from the moment I stepped off the plane and I had the trip of a lifetime. I would definitely use Authentic Ireland again.

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Michaela, thank you and Authentic Ireland for arranging lodging and transportation while we were in Ireland. Stating that everything went smoothly is an understatement. The vehicle was available at 0900 as we had requested, the hotels were fantastic.

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Additionally, the ability to wonder as we chose and avoid the congestion of people at Adare was appreciated. The rooms were great.

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