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13-Night Jewels of Ireland Tour

Price: From $2,648 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.
Dec 5, 2016 by Donald Barratt. Your Hometown: Lombard

Our Vacation was outstanding. The hotel (City stay St. Augustine) in Dublin was centrally located to everything we wanted to visit. The staff there was courteous, and helpful.Our visit to Roscommon was grand, and our stay at Gleeson's B & B was also nice with great food.Authentic Ireland did a great job setting everything up, and making our vacation worry free.A million thanks to Lonna a job well done.

“5 days in Ireland”

Dec 5, 2016 by Dan Karns. Your Hometown: Dillsburg, PA

Authentic Ireland was referred to me by a customer/friend of mine....and... i am so glad he did. We worked with Shannon, one of the representatives, and i couldn't be more happy with the experience and expertise that she had regarding details of our trip. I told her when we were arriving and leaving Ireland, what were the "must do" things during our stay, and what kind of accommodations we wanted to stay in. within a day or two, she had a full trip package, with other recommended things to do while there, sent to my email. the price was very reasonable, and after going on the trip, i appreciated the fact we used Authentic Ireland to get everything set up. kudos to the site and staff, especially Shannon. anytime i had a question, she had an answer. regarding car rental, electricity usage, what kind of money to keep on hand, anything... she was so much help. thank you so much!, you made our 20 year anniversary "holiday" that much better! the only thing i can even think about regretting, was that we didn't spend enough time there we spent the previous week in London, and think we should have cut that shorter and spent more time in Ireland... but.... that can be fixed by another visit! thanks again! your friends in Pennsylvania!

“Ireland Adventure”

Dec 4, 2016 by Jesse. Your Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Had a great experience working with the Authentic Ireland associate! I probably asked 9 million questions (this being my first international trip I'd planned), and patience and courteousness definitely describes the person that personally handled my account.The trip was great as well, including an itinerary that was well chosen, then tweaked for us. Rental car was indeed perfect for our crew that was traveling, as well as the accommodations arranged for us. I'm more of a researcher, but the website definitely put me leaps ahead with suggested places to visit at our lodging locations, as well as places to stop along the way.One of the only things I would have done differently was the transportation for our time in Dublin. I was so glad that we did not rent a vehicle for Dublin, but the sightseeing bus tour passes were not the most convenient for our purposes, in retrospect. We would have been better served with normal city bus passes. I also would have passed on the castle stay in our trip, but perhaps we just caught them at a bad time, as everything was great there, except the smell of cat urine just on the outside of the side door near our room.Authentic Ireland definitely impressed both myself and the members of my family that joined us on this trip! Definitely recommend them! Really great trip and a good price!

“Wonderful First Trip to Ireland”

Dec 4, 2016 by Alyssa Sommers. Your Hometown: Mahwah, NJ

This was our first trip to Ireland. You guys did a wonderful job of taking care of all of the details in regards to hotels, sites to visit with passes and car rentals. Each hotel and bed and breakfast was wonderful. All establishments offered breakfast in the morning. They all had WIFI. After spending 2 days in Dublin we left for the west coast in the car we rented. We spent the next 6 days traveling around the west/southwest part of Ireland. Maggie was the person that we dealt with at Authentic Ireland and she was great- she noticed that our hotel on the last night was over 2 hours away from Shannon airport so she moved us to a closer location... and what a location a 5-star castle!! There are no other words then amazing!! When we come back which we plan to do... we will be staying there.

“Outstanding Vacation”

Nov 5, 2016 by Anthony M. Kolankiewicz. Your Hometown: Jerusalem

The company did an outstanding job of arranging our circumnavigational tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland over a period of 17 days. We did the driving ourselves with an upgraded rental car, which offered the utmost flexibility in sightseeing destinations and route options. Our accommodations were in a combination of country homes, B&Bs, hotels, and a couple of castles.. Even the weather generally cooperated over such an extended period of time; only one day and one evening of steady rain that interfered with our plans. Overall, it was a delightful vacation that encouraged us to return for catch the attractions we didn't have time to see. There were only two quibbles we would mention. First, some of the driving directions left a lot of details out, especially in trying to get through larger towns and cities, such as Galway. More details would have saved us lots of time. Second, we very much enjoyed every place we stayed with the exception of the Lissyclearig Thatched Cottage in Kenmare. Unlike all the other places we stayed, our hosts' main concern was saving money and doing everything on the cheap. No heat in the rooms despite a chilly, rainy night and two cloudy days -- very uncomfortable! No WiFi connection (the only place not to offer it during our entire stay in the country). Even the breakfast was second-rate. Few choices on the buffet table and canned fruit instead of the fresh fruit we received in every other location. Might be time to drop this inn from the inventory! Otherwise, a great trip that we would do again through Authentic Ireland.

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