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11-Night Irish Odyssey Tour

Price: From $2,349 Per Person
11 Nights

Enjoy wonderful hotels, and amazing sights throughout this very comprehensive 11 night tour of Ireland. Revel in authentic local entertainment and take a unique horse-drawn jaunting car ride. As part of your tour, enjoy a stay at wonderful Cabra Castle Hotel, constructed in 1790! This all-inclusive guided bus tour features an Irish history expert from CIE Tours. Tours and visits include Kilmainham Gaol, Russborough House, House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Museum of Country Life, Belleek Pottery Factory, Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb.

Authentic Ireland has a dedicate team of travel specialists who are commited to making sure your Ireland vacation is a memorable one.  Experts in Ireland and the UK are on standby to answer any questions you may have about any of our Ireland tours

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10-nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night in an Authentic Irish Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 11 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Farmhouse Visit with Tea & Homemade Scones
  • Lunch in Dingle Town
  • Tea & Scones at J.B Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Lunch in Connemara
  • Wm Cairnes Gastropub Farewell Dinner
  • 6 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin City
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, The Ring of Kerry & Antrim Coastline
  • Belleek Pottery & Waterford Crystal Factory Visits
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer on The Ring of Kerry
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon
  • 'Quiet Man' Walking Tour in Cong
  • Turf Cutting Demo at the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
  • Step-Dancing Demonstration at Cabra Castle
  • Sample Locally-Crafted Beer at a Drogheda Pub
  • Walking Tours of Cork, Galway & Derry with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Blasket Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Museum of Country Life
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (GPO)

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Dublin (IO), 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

Herbert Park Hotel - Dublin (IO), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IO), County Dublin

Dublin Tour & Kilmainham Gaol
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on a tour of highlights to view Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the General Post Office and Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland’s leaders were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently. 

Dublin (IO), County Dublin

Accommodation

Herbert Park Hotel - Dublin (IO), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (IO2), County Dublin

EPIC Ireland & Taylors Three Rock Pub:
Visit EPIC Ireland, a fascinating museum outlining the history of emigration. Then enjoy the afternoon exploring on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour with admission to one of Dublin’s key visitor attractions. Later, enjoy dinner and entertainment at Taylors Three Rock Pub. 

Cork (IO), County Cork

Accommodation

River Lee Hotel - Cork (IO), County Cork

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Cork (IO), County Cork

Farmhouse Visit & House of Waterford Crystal:
Travel through Kildare to visit a traditional farmhouse and learn about country living while enjoying tea and scones. At the House of Waterford Crystal watch experienced craftspeople blow glass and cut crystal. Continue along the south coast to Cork for dinner. 

Killarney (IO), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Plaza Hotel - Killarney (IO), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IO), County Kerry

Blarney Castle & Killarney:
Start your day with a local guide on a brief walking tour of the city and the English Market. A few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle (pictured), and climb to the battlements to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods of all types. Drive through Counties Cork and Kerry to the colorful town of Kenmare. Stop at Moll’s Gap for great views of part of the Ring of Kerry and watch trained dogs herding sheep. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.

Killarney (IO), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Plaza Hotel - Killarney (IO), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IO2), County Kerry

Jaunting Car Ride & Dingle Peninsula:
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula (pictured) to experience views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the offshore Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy farming and fishing families. Return to the town of Dingle and enjoy a light lunch before returning to Killarney. The evening is free.

Galway (IO), County Galway

Accommodation

The Galmont Hotel - Galway (IO), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (IO), County Galway

Cliffs of Moher & Galway:
Sample tea and scones in a pub in Listowel associated with the writer J. B. Keane. Embark on a ferry ride across River Shannon Estuary and drive along the coast of County Clare. View the famous Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower for views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. Join a local guide for a walking tour of Galway. 

Galway (IO), County Galway

Accommodation

The Galmont Hotel - Galway (IO), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (IO2), County Galway

Connemara & Corrib Cruise:
Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Take a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib and sip some creamy Irish coffee. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through the elegant mansion set beside a tranquil lake. Enjoy a casual lunch before returning to Galway, where the rest of the day is free for independent sightseeing and dining. 

Derry (IO), County Derry

Accommodation

City Hotel Derry - Derry (IO), County Derry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Derry (IO), County Derry

Country Life Museum & Belleek China:
Travel north to Castlebar to the Museum of Country Life which displays articles used in everyday life during the 19th and early 20th centuries. At that time most people were self-sufficient and produced nearly everything they needed on their farms. Travel through County Sligo and around Donegal Bay. Visit the Belleek Pottery Factory where craftspeople shape and decorate clay into delicate pieces and stop in Donegal town. Continue your drive through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry.

Derry (IO), County Derry

Accommodation

City Hotel Derry - Derry (IO), County Derry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Derry (IO2), County Derry

Derry Walk & Giant’s Causeway
Join a local guide for a walking tour around the ancient city of Derry (pictured) to see the Guildhall, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Diamond and the 16th century walls. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle and explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal basalt columns formed over 60 million years ago. The oversized rocks have given rise to many legends. See turf cutting at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre and return to Derry for free time.

Kingscourt (IO), County Cavan

Accommodation

Cabra Castle - Kingscourt (IO), County Cavan

Castle
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Kingscourt (IO), County Cavan

Titanic Belfast & Cabra Castle Stay:
Drive to Belfast (pictured) for a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon so that you can enjoy this lovely property and maybe play the 9-hole golf course. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing.

Drogheda (IO), County Louth

Accommodation

Knightsbrook Hotel - Drogheda (IO), County Louth

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Drogheda (IO), County Louth

Megalithic Tombs & Farewell Dinner:
Visit the Brú na Boinne Visitor Center to learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange. See how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely. Enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, share a farewell dinner. 

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
  • 10-nights of 4-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night in an Authentic Irish Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 11 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Farmhouse Visit with Tea & Homemade Scones
  • Lunch in Dingle Town
  • Tea & Scones at J.B Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Lunch in Connemara
  • Wm Cairnes Gastropub Farewell Dinner
  • 6 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin City
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, The Ring of Kerry & Antrim Coastline
  • Belleek Pottery & Waterford Crystal Factory Visits
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer on The Ring of Kerry
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon
  • 'Quiet Man' Walking Tour in Cong
  • Turf Cutting Demo at the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
  • Step-Dancing Demonstration at Cabra Castle
  • Sample Locally-Crafted Beer at a Drogheda Pub
  • Walking Tours of Cork, Galway & Derry with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Blasket Centre
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Museum of Country Life
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre & Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (GPO)

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 Odyssey 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$654.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

Beautiful Ireland

byGwendolyn A GodfreyAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Zephyrhills

We worked with Lauren who arranged a fabulous Ireland trip for us and every detail was taken care of from start to finish. The hotels were wonderful and the Irish people are the very best. Don't hesitate to contact Lauren to plan your Irish vacation, you'll more more than satisfied.

Your Hometown: Dayton

Amazing!! Every single detail was taken care of for us! Heather did a great job! It was so nice to not have to worry about logistics and we could just enjoy Ireland. I would highly recommend if you are renting a car to get an automatic. I drive a standard in the states, but it would have been way to much to think about and would have prevented me from enjoying the county side.

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byElizabeth TravisAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Blacksburg

My husband and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon and it was AMAZING! Heather helped us and honestly, we had such a fun time. We didn't do a lot of the mentioned or planned items because we tend to just like to explore places but the set up to be able to do that if we wanted to or not was amazing!

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Your Hometown: Knoxville, TN

I am a travel agent and I had the opportunity to work with Tim LeGris which was a wonderful experience . The trip was for a 10 day chauffeured trip for an older couple who wanted to see and stay at castles and manors in Ireland. Tim put together the perfect trip. I had lunch with the couple when they returned. They said it was the best trip ever. Tim, thank you for your expertise and the amazing job you did on such a short notice trip to Ireland!

Your Hometown: Sag Harbor

Just wanted to share with all who are interested in booking with Authentic Vacations what a truly wonderful experience we had with our Destination Expert, Michael Erickson... He gave us a wonderful itinerary , with great ideas ,and was quick to email us back when we had questions and last minute revisions ..He was knowledgeable,kind,and made arranging our holiday to Ireland & Scotland a pleasure.. So thank you Michael Erickson & thank you Authentic Vacations.....

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