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4, 5 or 6-Night Taste of Ireland Tour

Price: From $768 Per Person. 4, 5 or 6 Nights

Experience the best that Ireland offers on this short introductory guided bus tour from CIE Tours. See Dublin, Blarney, Killarney and Bunratty. Attend a medieval banquet, enjoy dinner and a traditional show in Dublin, kiss the Blarney Stone and view the Cliffs of Moher. There are 4 versions of the Taste of Ireland tour to choose from - from 4 to 6 nights - see below for more information about your options.

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 4 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Dinner & Traditional Show at Merry Ploughboys Pub
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Entertainment at Bunratty Castle
  • 1 Table d'Hote Dinner in Killarney

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Driving Tour through the Heart of Dublin City
  • Visit Blarney & Kiss the Famous' Stone of Eloquence'
  • Scenic Tour of the Stunning Ring of Kerry
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher


EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Taste of Ireland Tour offers four different tour schedules:

Tour C - 4 nights / 8 meals (Listed Prices are for this Option):

  • Start Dublin/End Shannon
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night

Tour D - Post-night in Dublin: 5 nights / 9 meals:

  • Start Dublin/End Dublin
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night
  • Dublin 1 night

Tour A - Pre-night in Dublin: 5 nights / 9 meals:

  • Start Dublin/End Shannon
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night

Tour B - Pre and post-nights in Dublin: 6 nights / 10 meals:

  • Start Dublin/End Dublin
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night
  • Dublin 1 night

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Dublin (Tl-A), 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

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge - More Info - Dublin (Tl-A), County Dublin

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (Tl-A), County Dublin

Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub:
Arrive in Dublin. Your tour starts at 2:00 pm from your hotel when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.


Killarney (TI-A), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers Hotel - More Info - Killarney (TI-A), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (TI-A), County Kerry

Blarney Castle & Killarney:
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.


Killarney (TI-A), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers Hotel - More Info - Killarney (TI-A), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Must-See Sites

Killarney (TI-A2), County Kerry

Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience:
Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking sights of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as coastal views of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. Drive through the village of Cahirciveen and cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore islands where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how they were used as one of the locations for “Star Wars VII” movie. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant continue your scenic drive. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly-painted houses and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town.


Bunratty (TI-A), County Clare

Accommodation

Bunratty Castle Hotel - More Info - Bunratty (TI-A), County Clare

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Bunratty (TI-A), County Clare

Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle:
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages.


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 $768
From $998
$1,250

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION
  • 4-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 4 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Dinner & Traditional Show at Merry Ploughboys Pub
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Entertainment at Bunratty Castle
  • 1 Table d'Hote Dinner in Killarney

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Driving Tour through the Heart of Dublin City
  • Visit Blarney & Kiss the Famous' Stone of Eloquence'
  • Scenic Tour of the Stunning Ring of Kerry
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Taste 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$198.00
  • 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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