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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

“Nailed it!”

May 21, 2018 by Melany & Dow Hawkins. Your Hometown: Davidson, NC USA

We just returned from our trip to Ireland and all I can say is "Wow!" We absolutely loved every bit of it. Emma Tancred did an amazing job planning and her selections were spot on. Every time we arrived some place new, we'd say "Emma nailed it!" The hotels were great. The B&Bs were great. The locations were ideal. Car rental was painless. We loved Dublin. The Guinness tour was great, the Jameson tour was awesome, the Book of Kells / Trinity College, Temple Bar and Christ Church Cathedral were amazing! Killarney was our favorite. The B&B was the best and the food was so good. The Blarney Castle was too fun. I even got my husband to kiss the stone! The Cliffs of Moher were amazing!! We did so much walking on this entire trip. We loved Ireland and we loved our trip - thanks to Emma!! Can't wait to plan 2019!! THANK YOU!

“Wow!!”

May 21, 2018 by DeLane Vansandt.

Heather Baggett is a jewel among gems! I can't say enough how easy she made everything. She has great communication skills and made me feel at ease about every detail of our trip to Ireland. Our fl8ghts, rental car, bed and breakfasts were all perfect! Thank you Heather and Authentic Vacations for a perfectly magical trip for us! Can't wait for our next trip and looking forward to Heather working with us again.

“Amazing Honeymoon”

May 21, 2018 by Katie. Your Hometown: Denver

We booked a trip with Emily, and she was so helpful in figuring out the best places for us to go on our honeymoon! She must have let the places know ahead of time that we were newlyweds, because there were treats waiting for us at our castle and hotel, and we got the best rooms at the B&Bs! I was really impressed with Emily's customer service. We did have some trouble finding a one of the B&Bs, but all in all a great experience! Thanks!!!

“Beautiful Ireland”

May 21, 2018 by Sarah Rosin. Your Hometown: Roxboro, NC

Emma did a wonderful job compiling wonderful, hospitable places to stay. Enjoyed every second. One thing I would recommend for future is maybe relaying to customers that Hertz rental will hold the entire amount of the rental on your credit card even though it is prepaid. Again it was a wonderful experience, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

“Amazing Trip And People”

May 21, 2018 by Christy Stone. Your Hometown: Louisville, KY

The trip was amazing. Well thought our travel and accommodations. Alaina was wonderful to work with. She helped us plan out the best vacation for all of us. The accommodations were amazing. Even when one of the hotels had us overbooked they worked to get us into a different and better hotel. They gave you great ideas on what to see and put you close to the airport the night before you leave to make the morning commute easier. Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip.

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