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7-Night Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle

Price: From $2,100 Per Person 7 Nights

This popular tour from Authentic Ireland partner CIE Tours is now offering a perfect ending to your visit to Ireland....a night in the sumptuous surroundings of 5-star Dromoland Castle. See the Cliffs of Moher, enjoy the Skellig Experience, visit the Cobh Heritage Centre & the Waterford Crystal Centre. Experience a Medieval Castle Banquet and a lively show with dinner at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. Attend Sheepdog Trials on the stunning Ring of Kerry, and enjoy a delectable meal at award-winning Killeen House. Tours and visits also include King John’s Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Russborough House, Glasnevin Museum, Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens.

Our team of travel agents who are experts in Ireland are on standby to advise you on this guided bus tour as well as any of our other Ireland tours.  

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1 night in Fairytale Dromoland Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Medieval Banquet & Show at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle
  • Killeen House Gourmet Restaurant in Killarney
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at The Merry Ploughboys' Pub
  • Farewell Dinner at Dromoland Castle
  • Irish Coffee at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • 2 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Overnight Stay at 5-Star Dromoland Castle
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride
  • Scenic Tours of The Ring of Kerry & Wicklow Mountains
  • House of Waterford Crystal Factory Tour
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Kerry
  • Walking Tour of Waterford with Local Guide
  • Ferry Ride across The Rover Shannon
  • Both Guided & Independent Tours of Dublin City

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • King John's Castle
  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Rusborough House
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • The Skellig Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

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Limerick (IH-B), County Limerick

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

Limerick Strand Hotel - More Info - Limerick (IH-B), County Limerick

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Limerick (IH-B), County Limerick

Limerick & Medieval Castle Banquet:
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Limerick hotel. Limerick is 16 miles from Shannon Airport. Depart for a short drive around Limerick and visit the huge King John’s Castle, built in the 13th century on the banks of the River Shannon to safeguard the city. Join your tour director for a welcome drink before heading to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet.

Killarney (IH-B), County Kerry

Accommodation

The Brehon Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IH-B), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IH-B), County Kerry

Cliffs of Moher & Jaunting Car Ride:
Drive through Ennis to see the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Cross the wide River Shannon Estuary by ferry and travel along the river shore to Foynes. Visit the Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. Learn how to make a perfect Irish coffee as this was where the drink was first created and sip a warming sample. Drive to Killarney, a small town situated in one of the loveliest locations in Ireland. Drive through the Killarney National Park by traditional jaunting car to view Ross Castle set on the shores of Lough Leane with mountains forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time to relax or go shopping before dinner.


Killarney (IH-B), County Kerry

Accommodation

The Brehon Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IH-B), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IH-B2), County Kerry

Ring of Kerry Tour & Sheepdog Trials
Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, for great views of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. Enjoy plenty of breaks to admire the natural beauty and take photos. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge to visit the Skellig Experience and learn about early Christian monks who lived on the isolated islands and about the prolific bird life today. Pass through Waterville and the attractive village of Sneem and stop at Moll’s Gap for great mountain vistas. See more spectacular views at a nearby sheep farm as well as demonstrations of shearing and trained dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney and in the evening head to the award-winning Killeen House Restaurant for a warm welcome and superb cuisine.

Waterford (IH-B), County Waterford

Accommodation

Granville Hotel - More Info - Waterford (IH-B), County Waterford

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Waterford (IH-B), County Waterford

Blarney Castle & Cobh Heritage Centre
Depart Killarney and drive to Blarney. Visit the famous Blarney Castle and either climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Browse through the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made goods. Visit the town of Cobh, last port of call for RMS Titanic, to tour the Cobh Heritage Centre to learn about travel conditions for the many emigrants on early sailing ships and steam vessels. Follow the coastal route to Waterford and check in to your hotel. In the evening take a gentle walk with a local historian who will reveal Waterford’s Viking and medieval past.

Dublin (IH-B), County Dublin

Accommodation

Royal Marine Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IH-B), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IH-B), County Dublin

Waterford Crystal & Russborough House
Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. Explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue on to an elegant Victorian mansion overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour - your hotel for the night. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub, with a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing.

Dublin (IH-B), County Dublin

Accommodation

Royal Marine Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IH-B), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IH-B2), County Dublin

Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Museum:
Take a morning guided tour of Dublin, originally founded by Vikings over 1,000 years ago. See elegant Georgian townhouses with brightly-painted doors and cross the River Liffey to view the wide thoroughfare of O’Connell Street and the gaunt figures at the Famine Memorial. Tour Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. It is the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. The afternoon is free so that you may use your independent open-top bus tour voucher with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office. Dine on your own this evening.

Dromoland (IH-B), County Clare

Accommodation

Dromoland Castle - More Info - Dromoland (IH-B), County Clare

Castle
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dromoland (IH-B), County Clare

Irish National Stud & Dromoland Castle Hotel:
Leave Dublin and drive to the Irish National Stud to see some of Ireland’s finest horses and learn about breeding techniques. Take a walk around the St. Fiachra's Gardens and miniature Japanese Gardens. Travel to the imposing and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairytale resort. Then savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak-paneled dining room – a fitting way to spend the last evening of your Irish tour.


Depart From

Shannon Departure (CIE), County Clare

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning, at which point you will depart for home from Shannon Airport.


Ireland Vacation Pricing Low Season Mid Season High Season
From $2,100
From $2,565
$2,575

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION
  • 6 nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1 night in Fairytale Dromoland Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Medieval Banquet & Show at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle
  • Killeen House Gourmet Restaurant in Killarney
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at The Merry Ploughboys' Pub
  • Farewell Dinner at Dromoland Castle
  • Irish Coffee at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • 2 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Overnight Stay at 5-Star Dromoland Castle
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride
  • Scenic Tours of The Ring of Kerry & Wicklow Mountains
  • House of Waterford Crystal Factory Tour
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Kerry
  • Walking Tour of Waterford with Local Guide
  • Ferry Ride across The Rover Shannon
  • Both Guided & Independent Tours of Dublin City

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • King John's Castle
  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Rusborough House
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • The Skellig Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle 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$618.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Amazing Trip to Ireland”

Apr 3, 2018 by Charles Sullivan. Your Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas

Aisling did an excellent job, prepared and booked our 15 day honeymoon in Ireland! All the hotels were gorgeous, rental car pick up and drop off were painless. We traveled around the entire country and enjoyed all of the amazing scenery and friendly locals! I would recommend AuthenticIreland and Aisling to anyone looking to book their next trip overseas. 5 Stars, 100% Satusfied!

“Simply Amazing and Worry Free”

Apr 3, 2018 by Catie Friedrich. Your Hometown: Denver, Co

I just returned from this amazing adventure. Authentic Ireland made this vacation simple and worry free. I am ready to book my next vacation.

“Really Special!!”

Jan 24, 2018 by Phyllis + Norman Tunnell. Your Hometown: Pound Ridge

We have recently returned from a wonderful excursion of 2 weeks planned by Emma Tancred.She was responsive, understood our objectives, and made great suggestions to customize our itinerary. . Emma arranged the car, the insurance, accommodations from B+B's to lovely hotels, a car and driver to Newgrange. Our self drive tour began after spending 3 days in Dublin; then on to the Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Kenmare, Doolin, and Galway.. We have experienced Ireland in all its magic and wonder. Thank you, Emma. You have our highest recommendation.

“Scotland in November”

Jan 24, 2018 by Meredith and Brian McArthur. Your Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Having just returned from our ten day tour of Scotland, I have had a few days to reflect on a wonderful journey. We were so impressed with the accommodations .con booked for us. Every one was exceptional. Our only suggestion for future travelers is not to stay in downtown Glasgow if you are driving a rental vehicle. We were given poor directions by the hotel staff and ended up driving around for about twenty minutes trying to find the parkade for which the hotel validated. We parked finally in one that apparently was the wrong one, and after a ten minute walk back to the hotel, were told they couldn’t reimburse us. It was 22£ that we needn’t have spent had the hotel clerk been clearer in her directions. To be fair, our information from the travel company did give directions to the appropriate car park, but a strange city can be confusing. It was a minor disruption in a fabulous trip. We had a great vehicle, and enjoyed the people, the food and the fabulous scenery along the way. Thanks Con for your sightseeing suggestions. We learned a lot of Scottish history. Some of the sites were closed for the winter, but we never ran out of things to see and do. The guest house owners were particularly friendly and helpful. We will return!

“2 day whirlwind tour of Dublin”

Jan 24, 2018 by John. Your Hometown: Long Beach, CA

I recently had a short, whirlwind trip to Dublin, Ireland, on my way to Cardiff, Wales where I was traveling to take a 3 day course. Dublin was wonderful! My first visit! Loved it!! No problems!! Can't wait to return.

Interestingly, traveling over on Aer Lingus, the day after Thanksgiving, the flight was almost empty, for whatever reason. Only about 50 of us onboard. That made for excellent inflight service!

Weather was ok, nice sunny days, and a bit on the chilly side (low to mid 30's) but was not a problem. while I currently live in southern California and have adapted to the Mediterranean climate, I am from the Great Lakes and cold weather generally doesn't bother me. I adapted!

Maggie arranged for me to ride the "Hop on" bus which worked out very nicely! You can 'hop on' and 'hop off'' as you please, for 1 fare. Took the tour of Dublin the morning of my first full day there! Saw it all. Then, after returning to my hotel, the Davenport, which is quite charming, I bravely set out on foot to see what I could see. They speak English, and I can read a map, and I had a wonderful time exploring. :) I might add that I had ongoing problems trying to connect to any networks while there. The hotel network was down. Fortunately, I am able to function without the iPhone :) ...so I adapted and it all worked out. I stepped into a souvenir store and got on their network to send emails and photos home. Saw many places...Grafton St, the Cathedral, the Guinness Tour, Trinity College, the Book of Kell's tour, the Whiskey Tour, the National Gallery...I fit a lot into 2 days...

Yes, I will have to return when I have more time, because there is SO much to see! But I have learned to take advantage of the opportunities that life presents...so I jumped at this chance to see a little bit of Ireland!

it was pointed out to me before leaving that Ireland is on the Euro, and the rest of the UK is on the Pound...so I needed Euros for Dublin then got UK currency in pounds when arriving in Cardiff.

Can't wait to return... :)

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