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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!

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


LOW SEASON
Jan-Mar | Nov-Dec '19
From $2,799
MID SEASON
Apr-May | Sep-Oct '19
From $3,249
HIGH SEASON
June - Aug '19
From $3,699

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

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

“Amazing trip to Ireland!!”

Sep 18, 2019 by Danny Parker. Your Hometown: Spring, TX

We booked an amazing vacation using Lauren and I would recommend her and Authentic Vacations to anyone that's looking for a vacation to one of the destinations they specialize in. Every detail was perfectly laid out for us and we enjoyed every "excursion" that was picked. I was skeptical of the falconry when it was first suggested it but that turned out to be one of the best things we experienced. My daughter said this was by far her favorite trip she's ever taken and the congratulation dessert at the last hotel was an amazing final touch. Thank you Lauren and we will definitely reach back out to you when we get ready to go check out Scotland!!

“30th Wedding Anniversary Ireland Trip”

Sep 16, 2019 by Chris Madsen.

My wife and I would like to thank Lainie Shaver for organizing an amazing 30th Anniversary trip to Ireland. Our private driver/tour guide was top notch. His knowledge of history, culture, restaurants and of course pubs was impressive. Having a driver allowed us to sit back relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside views. We also played at three excellent golf courses (Lahinch, Old Head, Island Course). I would highly recommend Lainie and Authentic Vacations.

“Trip of a Lifetime with Tony Woods Chauffeur”

Sep 16, 2019 by Brian Normile. Your Hometown: Beavercreek, Ohio

Our perfect trip to Western Ireland was based at Temple Gate Hotel in the historic, compact, and the very walkable town of Ennis. Our travel agent, Josi, "got it" when we said we wanted a stress free vacation. With her help, we arranged 3 day-trips with Tony Woods Chauffeur, a combined tour guide/chauffeur service. We would never consider taking another vacation in Ireland without using them again. We avoided the frustrations and distractions of driving and navigating, parking, refueling, deciding whether to change itinerary based upon the weather, finding rest stops and lunch locations and deciding whether a site not on the itinerary was worth stopping at. As only a local can, Tony helped us cull through any decisions quickly and effectively. Lunch stops featured fresh Irish cuisine at a reasonable price. Rest stops were made at our convenience. We were able to traverse one-lane roads for a closeup view of rural life. We stayed at sites as long as we wanted. Tony mixed the utmost professionalism with the charm and hospitality the Irish are noted for. As a native of Ireland, he knows the country from the inside. After three days, we knew the country at a deeper level than we had expected. Upon the conclusion of the day trips, we spent our last day with a walking tour of Ennis with Jane O'Brien before Tony taxied us to Bunratty Castle and it's associated Folk Park and back. When he dropped us at the airport, we were leaving a friend. End of a perfect trip.

“Family dream”

Sep 16, 2019 by Karen C Wood. Your Hometown: Suwanee

Our trip was wonderful. The B&Bs were hosted by the most gracious and kind people. The lodging throughout the 9-day experience was great. This trip was customized by Lainie specifically for my daughter and her husband since a trip to Ireland has been my daughter's dream since she was a child. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime. Next time, I want a trip designed for me!

“Wonderful Experience”

Sep 16, 2019 by Shirley Dixon.

Started working with Tam Katzin in February 2019 to plan our trip to Ireland for August 2019. My husband and I had an idea of what and where we wanted to go while there. Tam was very patient and wonderful throughout the whole process. Very helpful with travel tips for the areas we would be going to. This was our first trip internationally and we could not have asked for a better agent to work with. My numerous emails with questions were answered very promptly and informative. You can tell she definitely likes what she does with the awesome personal relationship you develop with her. Would definitely use her services and guidance when we book another trip.

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