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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 - 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.


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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.

“Amazing Customer Service”

Feb 28, 2019 by Rebecca Mullikin. Your Hometown: Maryland, US

I cannot express more how amazing the customer service has been with this company. Jocoya has truly gone above and beyond for us. We had a few hiccups in our travel arrangements and with a quick turnaround, she did her absolute best to accommodate us. I would be thrilled to use this company again in the future.

Thank you Jocoya! You are a star!

“Great Experience”

Feb 19, 2019 by Anne. Your Hometown: East Leroy

Amanda did an excellent job booking our driving tour. She made arrangements for everything we knew we wanted to see and had suggestions for other great places as well. Accommodations were great. The one slight snag was handled efficiently and completely to our satisfaction. I recommend Authentic Ireland and Amanda. We would certainly use them again.

“I cant say enough!”

Feb 8, 2019 by Lisa. Your Hometown: Spofford, NH

I am a professional travel advisor with 25 years experience. I started to use Authentic Ireland a little over a year ago for our travel clients. As a professional, relationship building is very important and I have never found a company that has been so professional, so knowledgeable and so helpful. I recently worked with Michelle for a group traveling for 15 nights to Ireland in September. We had several revisions but Michelle and Authentic Ireland handled the changes effortlessly. The arrangements, the accommodations are always wonderful. Every one of Fitzgerald Travel's clients have returned from vacation with rave reviews. Thank you Authentic Ireland for making us look so good! I look forward to years together!

“Perfect Ireland Vacation”

Feb 8, 2019 by Paul Murphy. Your Hometown: McKinney, TX

My wife and I had a wonderful Ireland vacation in August for our Anniversary. We had received some recommendations for Authentic Vacations and we are so glad we chose them for this memorable getaway. We were there for a week and everything, from the accommodations (a nice mixture of classy boutique hotels in the cities to small family B&B's in the country), the suggested itinerary and car reservation was all perfectly scheduled by their expert travel team (Jocoya, specifically). We are ready to book our next Ireland trip soon and will gladly use their services again. We believe their experience allows them to offer easy but memorable itineraries that take all the guess work out of planning a great trip to a wonderful and beautiful place like Ireland.

“Enchanting Emerald Isle Tour”

Jan 30, 2019 by Honor Rosar. Your Hometown: Carlisle, PA

My sister and I were on the Enchanting Emerald Isle tour in July 2018. We had always wanted to go to Ireland and this was a wonderful opportunity. We met family members from the U.S. in Dublin and toured some of the city prior to traveling on to Enniscrone, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny, and back to Dublin. We traveled the Ring of Kerry and The Burren! In spite of the drought that affected Europe in 2018, the countryside was beautiful! Brendan Vacations provided wonderful lodging at every stop! We took advantage of many of the optional experiences such as the Shannon River cruise and the Killarney Jaunting Cart Ride! I would particularly like to thank our travel director, James Creegan, for his patience and assistance during the trip! He answered all of our questions and provided us with an insight into Irish history that we can't glean from books! It may have been like herding cats, but James did it with aplomb! I would also like to give a shout out to our driver, Gerry, for his awesome navigation of the narrow country roads. Gerry was always willing to answer questions or lend a hand when needed! Thank you all for providing a most awesome trip through Ireland!

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