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4, 5 or 6-Night Taste of Ireland Tour

Price: From $860 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 $860
From $1050
$1,315

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.

“Excellent Vacation”

Oct 4, 2017 by Victor & Linda White. Your Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Our Ireland vacation was a most enjoyable one. The self driven tour was everything we expected and more. Every B&B provided excellent service and the accommodations were top notch. Jordan was able accommodate our request to include a trip to Inishturk island. My wife was able to make contact with relatives she met for the first time. We are so thankful to Jordan for planning everything and making the adjustments we needed. Excellent service! We will definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to our friends.

“A magical vacation”

Oct 4, 2017 by John Connolly. Your Hometown: Madison, CT

Maggie set up an incredible itinerary. We stayed in beautiful hotels and experienced amazing sites that covered a wide array of the best that Ireland has to offer. She worked with me to customize the trip and the information she sent made negotiating the travel and choosing sites to visit very easy. There was not a single glitch. I recommend using Authentic Ireland without reservation.

“Glad we used Authentic Ireland”

Oct 4, 2017 by Jeff Peters. Your Hometown: Orange, CA

My wife and I wanted to take a trip to the British Isles for our 25th anniversay. We used Authentic Ireland to help plan our itinerary for 12 days in London, Edinburgh, and various locations in Ireland. Kati Lepisto, from AI, arranged for all of our lodging as well as the rental car in Ireland. She included a tour of the Scottish Highlands, and also recommended other activities to round out our trip. Everything worked out perfectly.

All of the hotels recommended by Kati were wonderful, and I was impressed with her thorough and helpful communication both before and during our trip.

Thank you Kati and Authentic Ireland!

“Great Trip”

Sep 21, 2017 by Tom L. Your Hometown: Connecticut

Jordan and the staff at Authentic Ireland listened to our needs and planned a fantastic trip for us . We did the self drive and had no problems what so ever including, all hotels, B&B, Car and pre Paid sightseeing. We did a southern loop including Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork county, Kalarney, the western coasts up to Galway and Connemara. venturing off the beaten path was the best of all. Get yourself lost on a country road and stop to talk to local farmers..They love it and provide great advice for a few secret spots! Thanks again Jordan. We will use and recommend you in the future!

“Ireland Adventure”

Sep 21, 2017 by Mariah. Your Hometown: Greensburg, IN

Edna assisted in planning a dream trip to Ireland for me and my friends, and I could not have been happier with the experience! From the beginning, Edna understood our desire to travel across Ireland on a small budget. She was quick to respond to my questions and willing to make last-minute adjustments when our plans changed. She reserved a rental car for us which was unbelievably easy to pick up and drop off and booked us at B&Bs with comfortable rooms, friendly hosts, and fabulous food. Ireland must be the most stunning place on earth, and I can't thank Edna and Authentic Ireland enough for sending me to this magical place.

I hope to begin planning a trip to Scotland soon and will certainly be using their services!

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