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11-Night Irish Odyssey Tour

Price: From $1,928 Per Person 11 Nights

Enjoy wonderful hotels, and amazing sights throughout this very comprehensive 11 night tour of Ireland. Revel in authentic local entertainment and take a unique horse-drawn jaunting car ride. As part of your tour, enjoy a stay at wonderful Cabra Castle Hotel, constructed in 1790! This all-inclusive guided bus tour features an Irish history expert from CIE Tours. Tours and visits include Kilmainham Gaol, Russborough House, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Museum of Country Life, Belleek Pottery Factory, Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb.

Authentic Ireland has a dedicate team of travel specialists who are commited to making sure your Ireland vacation is a memorable one.  Experts in Ireland and the UK are on standby to answer any questions you may have about any of our Ireland tours

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10-nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night in an Authentic Irish Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 11 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Farmhouse Visit with Tea & Homemade Scones
  • Lunch in Dingle Town
  • Tea & Scones at J.B Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Lunch in Connemara
  • Wm Cairnes Gastropub Farewell Dinner
  • 6 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin City
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, The Ring of Kerry & Antrim Coastline
  • Belleek Pottery & Waterford Crystal Factory Visits
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer on The Ring of Kerry
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon
  • 'Quiet Man' Walking Tour in Cong
  • Turf Cutting Demo at the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
  • Step-Dancing Demonstration at Cabra Castle
  • Sample Locally-Crafted Beer at a Drogheda Pub
  • Walking Tours of Cork, Galway & Derry with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Blasket Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Museum of Country Life
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (GPO)

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Dublin (IO), County Dublin

Arrive at

Dublin Arrival (CIE), County Dublin

Arrive at Dublin 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

Herbert Park Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IO), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IO), County Dublin

Dublin Tour & Kilmainham Gaol
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your Dublin City guide at your hotel. Set out on a tour of Dublin’s highlights to view Trinity College (pictured), St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the General Post Office. Visit Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland’s leaders, including Robert Emmett, Eamon DeValera and Padraig Pearse, were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the evening meet your tour director and travel companions over a welcome drink.

Dublin (IO), County Dublin

Accommodation

Herbert Park Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IO), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IO2), County Dublin

Russborough House & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub:
This morning drive through the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains to Blessington for a guided tour of stately Russborough House (pictured), a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures of art and photography. The afternoon is free so that you may use your independent open-top bus voucher with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum. Head to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional music, songs and step-dancing.

Cork (IO), County Cork

Accommodation

River Lee Hotel - More Info - Cork (IO), County Cork

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Cork (IO), County Cork

Farmhouse Visit & House of Waterford Crystal
Travel through Kildare to visit a traditional farmhouse to meet the owners and learn about country living while enjoying tea and freshly-baked scones. Drive south to Waterford to tour the House of Waterford Crystal (pictured). Watch experienced craftspeople create all the various stages of production, from glass blowing and cutting to the final polishing of pieces to make them sparkle. View magnificent trophies in the showrooms where you may also purchase stemware and other items. Continue along the south coast to Cork for an overnight stay.

Killarney (IO), County Kerry

Accommodation

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

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IO), County Kerry

Blarney Castle & Killarney:
Start your day with a local guide on a brief walking tour of the city and the English Market. A few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle (pictured), and climb to the battlements to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods of all types. Drive through Counties Cork and Kerry to the colorful town of Kenmare. Stop at Moll’s Gap for great views of part of the Ring of Kerry and watch trained dogs herding sheep. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.

Killarney (IO), County Kerry

Accommodation

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

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IO2), County Kerry

Jaunting Car Ride & Dingle Peninsula:
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula (pictured) to experience views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Return to the town of Dingle and enjoy a light lunch before returning to Killarney. The evening is free.

Galway (IO), County Galway

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Hotel - More Info - Galway (IO), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (IO), County Galway

Cliffs of Moher & Galway:
Sample tea and scones in a pub in Listowel, associated with the writer, J. B. Keane. Travel north and cross the wide River Shannon Estuary by ferry and drive along the coast of County Clare. Here view the famous Cliffs of Moher (pictured), an impressive wall of rock that rises 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower to get views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. Continue to Galway for a walking tour and check in to your hotel, which overlooks Galway Bay.

Galway (IO), County Galway

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Hotel - More Info - Galway (IO), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (IO2), County Galway

“Quiet Man” Walk & Connemara
Drive to Cong where “The Quiet Man” movie was made in 1952. A guided walk will show you places featured in the production. Travel through Connemara (pictured) for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through the elegant mansion, set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch before returning to Galway, where the rest of the day is free for independent sightseeing and dining.

Derry (IO), County Derry

Accommodation

City Hotel Derry - More Info - Derry (IO), County Derry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Derry (IO), County Derry

Country Life Museum & Belleek China:
Travel north to Castlebar to the Museum of Country Life which displays articles used in everyday life during the 19th and early 20th centuries. At that time most people were self-sufficient and produced nearly everything they needed on their farms. Travel through County Sligo and around Donegal Bay. Visit the Belleek Pottery Factory where craftspeople shape and decorate clay into delicate pieces and stop in Donegal town. Continue your drive through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry.

Derry (IO), County Derry

Accommodation

City Hotel Derry - More Info - Derry (IO), County Derry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Derry (IO2), County Derry

Derry Walk & Giant’s Causeway
Join a local guide for a walking tour around the ancient city of Derry (pictured) to see the Guildhall, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Diamond and the 16th century walls. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle and explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal basalt columns formed over 60 million years ago. The oversized rocks have given rise to many legends. See turf cutting at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre and return to Derry for free time.

Kingscourt (IO), County Cavan

Accommodation

Cabra Castle - More Info - Kingscourt (IO), County Cavan

Castle
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Kingscourt (IO), County Cavan

Titanic Belfast & Cabra Castle Stay:
Drive to Belfast (pictured) for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon so that you can enjoy this lovely property and maybe play the 9-hole golf course. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing.

Drogheda (IO), County Louth

Accommodation

The D Hotel - More Info - Drogheda (IO), County Louth

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Drogheda (IO), County Louth

Megalithic Tombs & Historic Drogheda Walk
Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange (pictured) and Knowth. Tour one of them to see how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely. Continue to the historic town of Drogheda for a leisurely stroll with your tour director and sample locally-brewed beer in a traditional pub. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner with live music at Wm Cairnes Gastropub, located in a former brewery.

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.


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$1,928
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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION
  • 10-nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night in an Authentic Irish Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 11 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Farmhouse Visit with Tea & Homemade Scones
  • Lunch in Dingle Town
  • Tea & Scones at J.B Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Lunch in Connemara
  • Wm Cairnes Gastropub Farewell Dinner
  • 6 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin City
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, The Ring of Kerry & Antrim Coastline
  • Belleek Pottery & Waterford Crystal Factory Visits
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer on The Ring of Kerry
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon
  • 'Quiet Man' Walking Tour in Cong
  • Turf Cutting Demo at the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
  • Step-Dancing Demonstration at Cabra Castle
  • Sample Locally-Crafted Beer at a Drogheda Pub
  • Walking Tours of Cork, Galway & Derry with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Blasket Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Museum of Country Life
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (GPO)

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 Odyssey 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$654.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Great Vacation in Ireland”

Jun 22, 2017 by Len and Virginia. Your Hometown: Kelowna, B.C

We had a great 20 day tour of Ireland. We started with a 4 night bus tour of Ireland that was well put together by Authentic Vacations. We then conducted our own self guided tour which was put together for us by Lonny. She did a great job at arranging our itinerary and finding good B&B`s, hotels and even one night in a castle. We will never forget our trip to Ireland and would highly recommend working with Authentic Vacations and specifically Lonny.

“Wonderful Anniversary”

Jun 18, 2017 by Sarah. Your Hometown: Joplin Missouri

Maggie helped us out on setting up a great trip! We loved all of the hotels she picked out for us. We did a two day Dublin hop on hop off. We then did a self driving tour through Killarney, Kilkenny, and Dromoland, which we loved. Then we flew and spent 2 days in Scotland.we wished we would have packed less and stayed another night at the Dromoland Castle! Disappointed in the heroes tour in Scotland-should have just stayed and walked Edinburg but other than that, the trip went off spectacularly! Will set up another trip through Authentic Ireland!

Jun 14, 2017 by Terrie Reed. Your Hometown: Granite Falls, NC

Con Jäger was our travel advisor. His planning exceeded expectations and made for a stress-free vacation. It was obvious that our travel route and selection of B&B's was based upon years of experience booking Ireland and Scotland locations. I would recommend this service to anyone visiting the UK. A vacation to remember!

“Authentic Vacation Does It Right!”

Jun 12, 2017 by Pam W. Skersick. Your Hometown: Fort Worth

Aisling was the perfect agent to plan and carry out our trip to Ireland. Hotel bookings were perfect; our driver, Kevin, was very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. This road trip through Ireland was like the country itself — ENCHANTING!

“Ireland Roadtrip - Excellent Adventure”

Jun 9, 2017 by JB & Lois. Your Hometown: Oklahoma

Emma was our lifeline in Ireland, helping us all the way with bookings and answers. Even through numerous changes she came through like a winner. We're happy we chose to use Authentic Ireland. We would recommend them to any "first timers". Try to get to the Wild Atlantic Way for some of the most beautiful driving in the world. The further north you travel, the more spectacular it gets!

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