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13-Night Jewels of Ireland Tour

Price: From $2,800 Per Person 13 or 14 Nights

This guided bus tour from CIE Tours starts in Dublin and travels right around the Irish coastline so you get to experience diverse & scenic areas of Ireland over 13 or 14 nights. Walk Derry's famous walls, visit Titanic Belfast, view the Giant's Causeway, explore the spectacular Dingle Peninsula, enjoy a cruise on Ireland's only fjord, observe artisans at work at Waterford Crystal & Belleek Pottery, see the Cliffs of Moher and take a 'Jaunting Car' horse and carriage ride in Killarney. Tours and visits include Dublin Castle, Russborough House, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher, Lissadell House, Belleek Pottery Factory, Donegal Castle, Giant’s Causeway, The Dark Hedges, Titanic Belfast, and Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb.

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 12-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night in an Authentic Irish Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 13 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Irish Coffee at The South Pole Inn
  • Lunch in Dingle
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle
  • Irish Coffee at Standun of Spiddal
  • Farmhouse Lunch in Connemara
  • Tea or Coffee and Homemade Scones in Donegal
  • Farewell Dinner at Wm Cairnes Gastropub in Dublin
  • 7 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, Dingle, West Cork & Glens of Antrim
  • Kiss the 'Stone of Eloquence' Atop Blarney Castle
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Scenic Boat Trip around Dingle Bay & Harbor
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Clare
  • Scenic Catamaran Cruise on Killary Fjord
  • Connemara Ponies & Traditional Farming Methods at Dan O'Hara Homestead
  • Knitting & Spinning Demonstration at Donegal Woollen Mill
  • Visit 'Game of Thrones' Film Locations including The Dark Hedges
  • Irish Step-Dancing Display at Cabra Castle
  • Sample Locally-Brewed Beer at a Traditional Drogheda Pub
  • Walking Tours of Kinsale, Galway, Derry & Drogheda with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Blasket Centre
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Cliffs of Moher, Lissadell House
  • Belleek Pottery Factory
  • Donegal Castle
  • Slieve League Sea Cliffs
  • UNESCO Giant’s Causeway
  • The Dark Hedges
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre with Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (GPO) Visit


EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Jewels of Ireland Tour offers two slightly different tour itineraries:

Tour A - 13 nights / 25 meals (Listed Prices are for this Option):

  • Start in Dublin/ End in Dublin
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Kinsale 1 night
  • Dingle 2 nights
  • Ennis 1 night
  • Galway 2 nights
  • Donegal 2 nights
  • Belfast 1 night
  • Kingscourt 1 night
  • Drogheda 1 night

Tour B - Extra night in Dublin at end of tour - 14 nights / 26 meals:

  • Start in Dublin/ End in Dublin
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Kinsale 1 night
  • Dingle 2 nights
  • Ennis 1 night
  • Galway 2 nights
  • Donegal 2 nights
  • Belfast 1 night
  • Kingscourt 1 night
  • Drogheda 1 night
  • Dublin 1 night

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Dublin (JI), 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

The Gibson Hotel - More Info - Dublin (JI), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (JI), County Dublin

Dublin Castle & City Tour:
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Visit Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. Back at your hotel enjoy a welcome drink with your tour director and fellow travelers and dine independently this evening.


Dublin (JI), County Dublin

Accommodation

The Gibson Hotel - More Info - Dublin (JI), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (JI2), County Dublin

Russborough House & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub:
Drive to Blessington for a guided tour around Russborough House, a Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures, works of art and early photographic collections. Return to Dublin where the afternoon is free for an independent open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness or General Post Office Museum. Head to the Taylor's Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional music, songs and step-dancing.


Kinsale (JI), County Cork

Accommodation

Actons Hotel - More Info - Kinsale (JI), County Cork

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Kinsale (JI), County Cork

Blarney Castle & Kinsale Walk:
Pause for photos at the Rock of Cashel as you travel south to Blarney Castle. Climb the castle ramparts to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the landscaped grounds. You may like to shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made goods. Drive south to Kinsale, a delightful old fishing town, which is now renowned for sailing and gourmet food. Join a local guide for a short walk around Kinsale’s historic streets.


Dingle (JI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Dingle Benners Hotel - More Info - Dingle (JI), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dingle (JI), County Kerry

Cork Coastsal Drive & Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney:
Journey along the rugged coastline of County Cork, via Clonakilty and Skibbereen, passing picturesque coves and beaches. Travel to Killarney for a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to view Ross Castle (pictured). Drive along the Dingle Peninsula and sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn before continuing to your charming manor-house hotel in Dingle town center.


Dingle (JI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Dingle Benners Hotel - More Info - Dingle (JI), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dingle (JI2), County Kerry

Scenic Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Islands Centre:
Explore the Dingle Peninsula to enjoy mountain and shoreline views. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Return to Dingle and enjoy a light lunch, followed by a boat trip of Dingle Harbor and Bay for more great scenic views.


Ennis (JI), County Clare

Accommodation

Temple Gate Hotel - More Info - Ennis (JI), County Clare

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Ennis (JI), County Clare

Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet:
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which recalls air travel in the 1930s and 1940s. Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. Travel to either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle. Experience a medieval-style banquet with great food, songs and stories. Overnight in Ennis.


Galway (JI), County Galway

Accommodation

Galway Bay Hotel - More Info - Galway (JI), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (JI), County Galway

Sheepdog Trials & Galway City:
Travel through the rounded limestone hills of the Burren (pictured) to Caherconnell and watch a farmer work with skilled dogs to round up sheep. Stop in the coastal village of Ballyvaughan and drive into Galway for a guided walking tour around the central attractions.


Galway (JI), County Galway

Accommodation

Galway Bay Hotel - More Info - Galway (JI), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (JI2), County Galway

Connemara Catamaran Cruise & Farmhouse Visit:
Head to Standun of Spiddal for an Irish coffee and a talk on Irish crafts. Drive through Connemara to Leenane for a catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour. At Dan O’Hara’s Homestead, see traditional farming methods as well as Connemara ponies, donkeys and chickens. Savor a farmhouse lunch before returning to Galway.


Donegal (JI), County Donegal

Accommodation

Mill Park Hotel - More Info - Donegal (JI), County Donegal

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Donegal (JI), County Donegal

Lisadell House & Donegal Bay:
Drive north through County Mayo and in County Sligo tour Lissadell House (pictured), a magnificent country estate that has strong connections with the 1916 Rising. Tour the Belleek Pottery Factory to see craftspeople create the renowned fine china. Stop in Donegal town for free time before driving to your hotel two miles outside the town.


Donegal (JI), County Donegal

Accommodation

Mill Park Hotel - More Info - Donegal (JI), County Donegal

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Donegal (JI2), County Donegal

Slieve League Cliffs & Donegal Castle:
Drive along the coast to view Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League (pictured), which make a sheer drop to the wild Atlantic waves and enjoy homebaked scones with coffee or tea. Visit a woollen mill to shop and see demonstrations of spinning and knitting. In the center of Donegal town tour Donegal Castle and return to your hotel.


Belfast (JI), County Antrim

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Belfast - More Info - Belfast (JI), County Antrim

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Belfast (JI), County Antrim

Derry Walk & Giant’s Causeway:
Take a walking tour with a local guide to see Derry’s medieval walls, the Diamond and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Pause for photos at Dunluce Castle (pictured) before exploring the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. See where “Game of Thrones” was filmed at The Dark Hedges and along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim. Drive to Belfast.


Kingscourt (JI), County Cavan

Accommodation

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

Castle
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Kingscourt (JI), County Cavan

Titanic Belfast & Cabra Castle:
Tour Belfast to see Victorian buildings and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast (pictured) to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Drive to Kingscourt to your lovely castle hotel, built in 1760 and enjoy free time. After dinner, watch a step-dancing display.


Drogheda (JI), County Louth

Accommodation

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

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Drogheda (JI), County Louth

Neolithic Tombs & Drogheda:
Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth and walk through one of them. Continue to Drogheda to join a local guide on a leisurely stroll around the historic town. Check in to your hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner in the Wm Cairnes Gastropub with live musical entertainment.


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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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION
  • 12-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night in an Authentic Irish Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 13 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Irish Coffee at The South Pole Inn
  • Lunch in Dingle
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle
  • Irish Coffee at Standun of Spiddal
  • Farmhouse Lunch in Connemara
  • Tea or Coffee and Homemade Scones in Donegal
  • Farewell Dinner at Wm Cairnes Gastropub in Dublin
  • 7 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, Dingle, West Cork & Glens of Antrim
  • Kiss the 'Stone of Eloquence' Atop Blarney Castle
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Scenic Boat Trip around Dingle Bay & Harbor
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Clare
  • Scenic Catamaran Cruise on Killary Fjord
  • Connemara Ponies & Traditional Farming Methods at Dan O'Hara Homestead
  • Knitting & Spinning Demonstration at Donegal Woollen Mill
  • Visit 'Game of Thrones' Film Locations including The Dark Hedges
  • Irish Step-Dancing Display at Cabra Castle
  • Sample Locally-Brewed Beer at a Traditional Drogheda Pub
  • Walking Tours of Kinsale, Galway, Derry & Drogheda with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Blasket Centre
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Cliffs of Moher, Lissadell House
  • Belleek Pottery Factory
  • Donegal Castle
  • Slieve League Sea Cliffs
  • UNESCO Giant’s Causeway
  • The Dark Hedges
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre with Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (GPO) Visit

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Jewels of Ireland 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$588.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.
Jun 18, 2018 by Connie Quinn-Vaillant. Your Hometown: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

A FABULOUS TRIP!We just returned from 12 days in Ireland and we all agreed, it was the trip of a lifetime! We had 6 people in our group and we chose the luxurious private chauffeur tour. What a great decision! With Lonna’s expertise, we were able to map out a route that took us to all the places we wanted to visit. Our driver Mark Ryan was the absolute best!! He was extremely knowledgeable of Irish history and folklore which enhanced our tour greatly. He even knew the places we’d like best for lunch! He was very accommodating of our needs and interests and was particularly mindful of my husband who has mobility issues. Lonna’s guidance and recommendations on our hotel and castle stays was invaluable. All of our hotels and reservations for activities went very smoothly and the breakfasts were scrumptious. We love the Irish people who struck a heartfelt chord in all of us!A big Thank You! to Authentic Ireland and Mark for the best trip ever and a wonderful Fáilte Ireland!!(I’ve already recommended Authentic Ireland to two other interested parties!)

“Ireland self tour”

Jun 18, 2018 by Mark Dorsey. Your Hometown: Columbus oh

We just did 8 day self tour of Ireland. Alaina did a great job from first contact of knowing we wanted to go to Ireland but not much more. She worked many options throughout the months leading up to our trip. We needed hotels with a/c which is not easy in Ireland and she found them in the towns we wanted to see. Gave great ideas on sights to see between towns. Upon arrival in Dublin and walking to rental car checkin and said oh yes your are all set I knew that it would be a good trip. All of our hotels were easy check-ins, our dinner show no issues. I know she did a lot of work to make sure all was right for our trip, plus saved us not having to put a large deposit with rental car dept. Also say thanks to all the other people in office who would answer questions when I called, always took time to fully explain issues I might have. Thank you for a great family vacation.

Jun 18, 2018 by Sharon Jeffrey. Your Hometown: Granada Hills

Great trip! I told Lauren what things each of my kids wanted to see and she arranged everything and was so helpful with last minute changes. Stayed in Dublin and Galway and went on a couple of day tours. The weather was perfect! Beautiful sunny 72 degrees! Accommodations were great. We've gone through other travel agencies in the past where the accommodations left a lot to be desired. Will need to go back to see the rest of the country!

“Amazing Trip!”

Jun 18, 2018 by Erica. Your Hometown: Tennessee

My husband and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon because it was something different to do and we have always wanted to go. This trip was amazing! We got to pick everywhere we wanted to go and how long we wanted to be in each town. We got to see things that we would never have known about due to their suggested sightseeing. Easily our favorite trip so far! I loved using this agency so much, I am booking our `1 year anniversary trip to Scotland!

“Our Scotland Adventure”

Jun 18, 2018 by Kimberly Webb. Your Hometown: Atlantic Beach FL

This was our first trip to Scotland but it won’t be our last. It was perfect in every way. Megan did a wonderful job of listening to what we wanted and all of our accommodations were fabulous. We had no hassles w/ rental car. We got to see things at our own pace. We got to meet some wonderful people along the way.

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