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12-Night Irish Classic Tour

Price: From $2,799 Per Person 12 Nights

Begin in Dublin and travel right around the Irish coastline to experience diverse scenic regions and cultural delights!  This guided bus tour from CIE Tours takes you on a journey hitting some of the most desirable Ireland destinations. Travel the Nine Glens of Antrim, view the Giant’s Causeway, visit dramatic Achill Island, see the Cliffs of Moher, take a jaunting car ride in Killarney, enjoy a Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, wonder at Sheepdog Trials and much, much more!

Our dedicated team of Authentic travel specialists are on standby to assist you and answer any questions you may have related to any of our Ireland tours.

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 12-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 12 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Lunch in Connemara
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle
  • Tea & Scones at J.B Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Irish Coffee at The Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • 6 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, Antrim Coastline & Dingle Peninsula
  • State of the Art Titanic Belfast Visit
  • Waterford Crystal Factory Visit
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Mayo
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Kiss the 'Stone of Eloquence' Atop Blarney Castle
  • Panoramic Driving Tours of Dublin & Belfast
  • Walking Tours of Cork, Galway & Derry with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Down Cathedral
  • St. Patrick Centre
  • Ulster Folk Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Donegal Castle
  • Westport House
  • Ballintubber Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship

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Dublin (IC), 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

City North Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IC), County Dublin

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IC), County Dublin

Dublin Arrival & Dublin Castle
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel. Tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses, pass St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College and cross the River Liffey to drive along O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. In the evening meet your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and dine in your hotel.

Belfast (IC), County Antrim

Accommodation

Hilton Hotel - More Info - Belfast (IC), County Antrim

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Belfast (IC), County Antrim

St. Patrick’s Grave & Ulster Folk Park
Drive north to visit Down Cathedral to see St. Patrick’s historical burial site, marked by a huge boulder. Learn about the many stories of his work, life and times in the nearby St. Patrick Centre. On the outskirts of Belfast visit the Ulster Folk Museum to see traditional town buildings of many types, including churches, a bank, police station and doctor’s office. Also see rural cottages showing gardens, crafts, crops and farm animals. Drive to your hotel in central Belfast (pictured) and relax before dinner.

Belfast (IC), County Antrim

Accommodation

Hilton Hotel - More Info - Belfast (IC), County Antrim

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Belfast (IC2), County Antrim

Titanic Belfast & City Walking Tour
This morning take a panoramic tour around central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. In the afternoon join a local guide for a walking tour around part of central Belfast and spend time on your own for shopping and dining.

Derry (IC), County Antrim

Accommodation

City Hotel Derry - More Info - Derry (IC), County Antrim

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Derry (IC), County Antrim

Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk
Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, for lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. This scenic region is the location for “Game of Thrones”. Stop at the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Stop for photos at the riuns of Dunluce Castle and in Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls that encircle the compact old city.

Westport (IC), County Mayo

Accommodation

Hotel Westport - More Info - Westport (IC), County Mayo

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Westport (IC), County Mayo

Donegal Castle & Westport:
Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. Stop in Donegal town for a tour of Donegal Castle, built by the O’Donnell chieftain in the 15th century and expanded in the 17th century. Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Drive to Westport (pictured) and see the main streets and historic buildings on a gentle walking tour.

Westport (IC), County Mayo

Accommodation

Hotel Westport - More Info - Westport (IC), County Mayo

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Westport (IC2), County Mayo

Sheepdogs & Westport House:
Drive past the pilgrimage mountain of Croaghpatrick and visit a farm to watch skilled dogs herding mountain sheep. Drive to Leenane to view Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord (pictured), and travel past the Partry Mountains. Enjoy a light lunch before taking a guided tour of Westport House. This stately mansion, which overlooks the ocean and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. Enjoy free time in Westport.

Bunratty (IC), County Clare

Accommodation

Bunratty Castle Hotel - More Info - Bunratty (IC), County Clare

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Bunratty (IC), County Clare

Galway & Cliffs of Moher:
Travel to Galway for some free time to explore the city. Head out to see the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. Enjoy an evening at Knappogue Castle for a medieval-style banquet.

Killarney (IC), County Kerry

Accommodation

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

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IC), County Kerry

Literary Tea with Scones & Dingle Peninsula:
Drive through the outskirts of Limerick and alongside the River Shannon into County Kerry. Sample tea and scones in a pub in Listowel, associated with the writer, J. B. Keane. Journey along the Dingle Peninsula as far as Slea Head (pictured) for glorious scenic views of hills and coastline. Stop in the town of Dingle for refreshment or a look around before heading to Killarney.

Killarney (IC), County Kerry

Accommodation

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

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IC2), County Kerry

Killarney’s Lakes & Jaunting Car Ride:
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare for a look around and savor a casual lunch. Travel along part of the awesome Ring of Kerry route to view spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies’ View. Return to Killarney where the evening is free for independent dining and perhaps visit a pub with live music.

Waterford (IC), County Waterford

Accommodation

Granville Hotel - More Info - Waterford (IC), County Waterford

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Waterford (IC), County Waterford

Blarney Castle & Traditional Music:
Travel to Blarney Castle (pictured) to climb to the top and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Drive to Dungarvan to the Marine Bar for a creamy Irish coffee and an informal traditional music session. Continue to Waterford and after dinner join a local guide for a stroll around the historic streets of this old port city.

Dublin (IC2), County Dublin

Accommodation

Royal Marine Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IC2), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IC2), County Dublin

Waterford & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to see how molten glass is blown into shapes before being hand-cut and polished by master glassblowers and carvers. View priceless trophies in the showrooms. In New Ross explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship which transported people to North America during the 1840’s Famine. In Dublin, this evening’s destination is Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.

Dublin (IC2), County Dublin

Accommodation

Royal Marine Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IC2), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IC3), County Dublin

Dublin Sightseeing
Spend a full day in Dublin to use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours) and a visit to either Guinness Storehouse or the historic General Post Office (GPO). The bus stops at all the principal city center attractions and you may alight at each stop or stay on the bus to do the complete tour.

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

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 12 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Lunch in Connemara
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle
  • Tea & Scones at J.B Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Irish Coffee at The Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • 6 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, Antrim Coastline & Dingle Peninsula
  • State of the Art Titanic Belfast Visit
  • Waterford Crystal Factory Visit
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Mayo
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Kiss the 'Stone of Eloquence' Atop Blarney Castle
  • Panoramic Driving Tours of Dublin & Belfast
  • Walking Tours of Cork, Galway & Derry with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Down Cathedral
  • St. Patrick Centre
  • Ulster Folk Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Donegal Castle
  • Westport House
  • Ballintubber Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship

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 Classic 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$790.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Simply Lovely Vacation!”

Oct 31, 2018 by Jacqueline Murphy. Your Hometown: Parish, NY

The week with my granddaughter was wonderful! Anastasia did an outstanding job coming up with an itinerary to accommodate us in our short time in Ireland. The B and B's were excellent as well as the hotel! The rental car was perfect. Our self guided tour was better than we expected. I needed to contact Anastasia while in Ireland and she immediately responded to my question. Well Done!!!

“Outstanding Holiday to Ireland”

Oct 25, 2018 by Kevin Murphy. Your Hometown: Summerville, SC

Megan did an outstanding job of creating a custom 3-week vacation based on the information I provided to her. We basically toured the entire island in a clock-wise direction. All of the accommodations were outstanding! Although this was a self-drive trip (which certainly is a trip, driving in Ireland!) but Megan provided numerous points of interest for each of our 11 destinations. I felt the tour was reasonably priced and it went off without a hitch. Megan's attention to detail was fantastic. I would highly recommend Authentic Vacations and I would definitely use them again for any future trips to Ireland or the UK!

Oct 25, 2018 by Robin. Your Hometown: Moss Point, MS

My husband and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Ireland/Scotland for our 30th wedding anniversary. When I started looking at this trip, I came across this site and Jocoya Fox-Jones came across the chat. I told her what I was looking at and she planned the rest. Our trip was AMAZING and we couldn't have asked for a better person than Jocoya to have planned our trip. We've already decided that we will be using her again for our next adventure. She made our bucket list vacation a perfect one!!

Oct 16, 2018 by Sunny Holtzman. Your Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel

This is the third trip I have booked with Jocoya Fox-Jones. Ireland, Iceland and now Japan. She has been consistently WONDERFUL, professional and has answered my every request quickly and so well. She is the BEST.

“9-Ireland Vacation”

Oct 9, 2018 by Maggie. Your Hometown: Missouri, USA

This vacation was surprise graduation gift for my two sisters who graduated from nursing school this Spring. We have all talked about traveling outside of the country, but we had never acted on these plans. I wanted to find a travel company that could help a novice traveler create a vacation that my sisters and I would remember. Thankfully, I happened across this site, and Jordan Elzerman! She took my travel requests and created the perfect itinerary for us. I don’t think the girls and I could’ve asked for a more perfect vacation! We’re already talking about “next time”. To any one who may feel reluctant to drive, I promise you that it’s not as scary as you think! We had at least one paid event every day that we were on vacation, and all the other time was free time that we could spend on whatever our hearts desired. It was the perfect combination of scheduled activities/free exploration.

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