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7-Night Irish Spirit Tour

Price: From $1,799 Per Person 7 or 8 Nights

This guided bus tour from CIE Tours gives you the luxury of a leisurely pace as you spend two nights in both Killarney & Galway. You also have the option of spending a second night in Dublin at the end of the tour. View the awesome Cliffs of Moher, kiss the "Stone of Eloquence" in Blarney, drive the famous Ring of Kerry and tour Dublin with a local guide. Visits include Glasnevin Museum, House of Waterford Crystal, Titanic Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher and much, much more!

At Authentic Ireland we take pride in our staff of talented travel agents who are experts in Ireland as well as customer service.  They are standing by to answer any questions you may have related to the Irish Spirit guided bus tour as well as other Ireland tours we offer.  

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Jarvey's Irish Night in Killarney
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at The Abbey Tavern
  • Irish Coffee at Standun of Spiddal
  • Pub Lunch in Cong
  • 3 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Panoramic Driving Tour of Dublin City
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride
  • Scenic Tours of The Ring of Kerry & Connemara
  • Corrib Princess Scenic Boat Cruise (Mar 28 - Oct 21 Departures)
  • House of Waterford Crystal Factory Tour
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Kerry
  • 'The Quiet Man' Film Locations Walking Tour
  • Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Experience
  • Ferry Ride across The River Shannon

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Ring of Kerry
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • The Skellig Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills

EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Irish Spirit Tour offers two slightly different tour itineraries for 2019:

Tour A - 7 nights / 13 meals (Listed Prices are for this Option):

  • Start in Dublin/ End in Dublin
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Waterford 1 night
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Mayo 2 nights
  • Dublin 1 night

Tour B - Extra night in Dublin at end of the tour - 8 nights / 14 meals:

  • Start in Dublin/ End in Dublin
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Waterford 1 night
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Mayo 2 nights
  • Dublin 2 nights

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Dublin (IS-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

Ashling Hotel (St Helens Hotel on Saturday Departures) - More Info - Dublin (IS-A), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

**Please note that Saturday Departures stay at The Radisson St Helens Hotel in Dublin**


Overnight Location

Dublin (IS-A), County Dublin

Day 1: Dublin Tour & GPO Museum:
Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on a tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, and a drive along the wide O’Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum and enjoy a welcome drink before dining independently at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs. 

Waterford (IS-A), County Waterford

Accommodation

Dooley's Hotel - More Info - Waterford (IS-A), County Waterford

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Waterford (IS-A), County Waterford

Day 2: Kilkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal:
Drive through the Irish countryside to the compact city of Kilkenny. Visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. It has been remodeled over the centuries and now houses an excellent collections of portraits and artifacts. Continue south to the famous House of Waterford Crystal to watch molten glass being transformed into elaborate and shimmering trophies by the skilled blowers and cutters. View a huge array of stemware in the showrooms and you may purchase pieces also. Check in to your hotel in the center of Waterford and, after dinner, take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to learn about the region’s history.

Killarney (IS-A), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IS-A), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IS-A), County Kerry

Day 3: Titanic Experience Cobh & Blarney Castle
Travel along the south coast to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience. Learn about the 123 Irish passengers who embarked on the ill-fated RMS Titanic bound for New York. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” If you do not wish to climb to the top of the castle, take a walk through the lovely grounds with magnificent trees and colorful borders. Shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made souvenirs. Drive into County Kerry to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. Check in to your hotel in the center, close to the many shops and pubs. After dinner you may like to sample some of the lively pubs.

Killarney (IS-A), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers Hotel - More Info - Killarney (IS-A), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (IS-A2), County Kerry

Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Irish Night:
Start your day with a lovely jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for wonderful views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on the famous Ring of Kerry scenic route. The road winds between mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Stop for photos at great locations all along the route. Take the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky islands off the end of the peninsula where monks lived under austere conditions in early Christian times. In 2014 part of “Star Wars VII” was filmed on the islands. Stop in the attractive village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening head to an Irish Night for dinner with a fun traditional show.

Cong (IS18-2), County Mayo

Accommodation

The Lodge at Ashford Castle - More Info - Cong (IS18-2), County Mayo

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin (CIE)

Overnight Location

Cong (IS18), County Mayo

Day 5: CLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY BAY
Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher – soaring 700 feet (200m) above the Atlantic surf.Walk along the cliffs where on a clear day you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maumturk mountains. - See more at: http://www.cietours.com/us/escorted_tour/2018/irish_spirit_8d/#sthash.HXipanDU.dpuf


Cong (IS18-2), County Mayo

Accommodation

The Lodge at Ashford Castle - More Info - Cong (IS18-2), County Mayo

4 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin (CIE)

Overnight Location

Cong (IS18-2), County Mayo

Day 6: LOUGH CORRIB CRUISE & "THE QUIET MAN" WALK
On a scenic cruise of Lough Corrib, enjoy an Irish coffee as you watch a step-dancing demonstration. Take a walking tour of Cong with a local guide to visit locations of “The Quiet Man” movie, filmed in the village in 1952. Lunch at Eddie’s of Clonbur, a traditional pub. Explore scenic Connemara before stopping at Standun of Spiddal for an Irish coffee or tea and a talk on various aspects of Irish life and traditional crafts. Return to Galway where the evening is free for you to explore and enjoy dinner on your own.


Dublin (IS-A2), County Dublin

Accommodation

Grand Canal Hotel - More Info - Dublin (IS-A2), County Dublin

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check-in is after 3.00pm on your day of arrival. Check-out before 12.00 noon.


Overnight Location

Dublin (IS-A2), County Dublin

Day 7: Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery & Dublin's Abbey Tavern
This morning enjoy a late departure from Galway. Drive to the center of the country to Kilbeggan to visit the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, established in 1757, making it the world’s oldest. See how whiskey is distilled on modern equipment in the old buildings and enjoy a sample of the finished product. Continue your journey to Dublin once again and check in to a different hotel. Drive to the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city to finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing.

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.


Ireland Vacation Pricing Low Season Mid Season High Season
From $1,799
From $2,049
$2,649

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Jarvey's Irish Night in Killarney
  • Traditional Irish Dinner & Show at The Abbey Tavern
  • Irish Coffee at Standun of Spiddal
  • Pub Lunch in Cong
  • 3 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Panoramic Driving Tour of Dublin City
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride
  • Scenic Tours of The Ring of Kerry & Connemara
  • Corrib Princess Scenic Boat Cruise (Mar 28 - Oct 21 Departures)
  • House of Waterford Crystal Factory Tour
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Kerry
  • 'The Quiet Man' Film Locations Walking Tour
  • Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery Experience
  • Ferry Ride across The River Shannon

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Glasnevin Museum
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Titanic Experience Cobh
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • The Skellig Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills

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 Spirit 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$384.00
  • 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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