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9-Night Irish Supreme Tour

Price: From $4,570 Per Person
9 Nights

Experience the ultimate in elegance and luxury on this guided bus tour from Authentic ireland partner, CIE Tours. Your tour begins in Dublin, where you'll spend a night at the 5-Star Shelbourne - one of Ireland's most famous and well-loved hotels. You'll travel south and west in a counter-clockwise fashion, before finishing your tour at another 5-Star bustling Dublin City hotel institution - The Westbury. Along the way, you'll overnight in truly idyllic accommodations, including the world-famous Dromoland & Ashford Castles. Enjoy a gourmet meal at Killeen House Hotel and soak-up the inrivalled scenery of Connemara and County Kerry. Tours and visits en route include The Book of Kells at Trinity College, Irish National Stud & Gardens, Charles Fort, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Cnoc Suain, Kylemore Abbey and Russborough House

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 3-nights of 5-Star Castle Accommodation
  • 5-nights of 5-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night at  4-Star Cliffside Manor

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 9 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Lunch in Medieval Kilkenny City
  • Gourmet Meal at Award-Winning Killeen House Hotel
  • Tea & Homemade Scones at J.B. Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Evening Meal at Dromoland Castle Restaurant
  • Evening Meal at Ashford Castle Restaurant
  • Fine Dining Meal at a Dublin Restaurant
  • 3 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, West Cork & The Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer on the Ring of Kerry
  • Scenic Cruise on Lough Corrib
  • Tour & Tasting at Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery
  • Open-Top, Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin
  • Walking Tours of Dublin's Trinity College, Kinsale & Galway with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
  • Charles Fort
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Cnoc Suain
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Russborough House
  • Guinness Storehouse or Gemneral Post Office (GPO)

Dublin (ISU), 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

The Shelbourne Hotel - Dublin (ISU), County Dublin

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (ISU), County Dublin

Day 1: Dublin Tour & Trinity College
See the sights of the city of Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College to learn all about the oldest university in Ireland. Visit the magnificent Old Library and view Book of Kells dating back to the 9th century. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group.
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Killarney (ISU), County Kerry

Accommodation

The Europe Hotel - Killarney (ISU), County Kerry

5 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (ISU), County Kerry

Day 5: Blarney Castle & Jaunting Car Ride
Journey to Blarney Castle and take the opportunity to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or tour the castle’s extensive and inviting gardens. Later, experience a jaunting car ride through breathtaking Killarney National Park to view the grounds that include Ross Castle built in 1410. Enjoy dinner at Rozzers’ Restaurant or Killeen House.
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Killarney (ISU), County Kerry

Accommodation

The Europe Hotel - Killarney (ISU), County Kerry

5 Star
Room Type: Double / Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (ISU2), County Kerry

Day 6: Derrynane House & Seaweed Walk
Begin the day with a visit to stately Derrynane House, home of one of Ireland’s important national figures, Daniel O’Connell. The house is now an Irish National Monument and part of a 320-acre National Park along the scenic Kerry Coast. Partake in the Atlantic Irish Seaweed Walk to discover some interesting facts and the delicious flavors of seaweed found along a beautiful Kerry beach.
(B, D)


Cong (ISU), County Mayo

Accommodation

Ashford Castle - Cong (ISU), County Mayo

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Cong (ISU), County Mayo

Day 4: CLIFFS OF MOHER & ASHFORD CASTLE 
Stop in Listowel at the family pub of prominent Irish playwright J. B. Keane to enjoy tea and scones. Take a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary and drive along the coast. Take a guided tour of the Cliffs of Moher with a park ranger to view the majestic walls of rock which extend five miles along the coast. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower at the highest point for panoramic views of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. Cruise to your castle resort on the majestic Lough Corrib and enjoy scenic views of Ashford Castle from the water. Unwind in luxurious surroundings and enjoy a sumptuous dinner in Ashford Castle’s formal dining room.


Cong (ISU), County Mayo

Accommodation

Ashford Castle - Cong (ISU), County Mayo

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Cong (ISU2), County Mayo

Day 5: CONNEMARA & KYLEMORE ABBEY 
The breathtaking and scenic Connemara region is sparsely-inhabited due to the poor farming conditions. Visit Kylemore Abbey, a stately 19th century mansion in a tranquil lakeside setting, owned by an order of Irish Benedictine nuns. Walk along the lake shore and tour the fine reception rooms and the elaborate church. Stop for a drink at a traditional country pub before returning to Ashford Castle in the early afternoon. Dine in the castle’s dungeon dining room this evening.


Newmarket-on-Fergus (ISU), County Clare

Accommodation

Dromoland Castle - Newmarket-on-Fergus (ISU), County Clare

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Newmarket-on-Fergus (ISU), County Clare

Day 7: Dingle Peninsula & Sheep Herding Demonstration
Visit the Dingle Peninsula for a tour of this rich, historical region and its countless beautiful vistas. Take advantage of some free time to explore on your own. Marvel at the sight of highly-skilled sheepdogs as they perform a sheepherding demonstration. In the afternoon, stop by John B. Keane’s Pub for some traditional refreshment with tea and scones. Then, set out on a ferry across the River Shannon for amazing riverside views where you might even see a dolphin or two. You’ll spend the night at the luxurious Dromoland Castle, situated on a 450-acre estate and dating back to the 16th century.
(B, D)


Newmarket-on-Fergus (ISU), County Clare

Accommodation

Dromoland Castle - Newmarket-on-Fergus (ISU), County Clare

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Newmarket-on-Fergus (ISU2), County Clare

Day 7: CRAGGAUNOWEN & ESTATE WALK
Visit Craggaunowen, an award-winning pre-historic park and open-air museum, which has replicated the living conditions of Irish settlers in the early Iron Age. Explore the roots, traditions and dwellings of the Crannog people as well as artifacts from over 1,000 years ago. View the 16th century Craggaunowen Castle overlooking the lake and marvel at the magnificent countryside views. Take a guided walking tour to experience the marvellously landscaped gardens and relax in this wonderful setting. Enjoy a cocktail reception with a Lord who can trace his ancestry to the High King of Ireland Brian Boru before dining in the fine restaurant.


Dublin (ISU2), County Dublin

Accommodation

The Westbury Hotel - Dublin (ISU2), County Dublin

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (ISU2), County Dublin

Day 2: Glendalough Visitor Centre 
Travel to the scenic Wicklow Mountains to view the stunning landscapes of the Glendalough Valley. Stop in to the Glendalough Visitor Centre to learn about the renowned early medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin and now one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. Enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin, and dinner on your own.
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Dublin (ISU2), County Dublin

Accommodation

The Westbury Hotel - Dublin (ISU2), County Dublin

5 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (ISU3), County Dublin

Day 9: INDEPENDENT DUBLIN
Today use your included voucher for a Hop-On Hop-Off open-top bus tour around the main sights of Dublin and visit one featured attraction -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office Museum. The evening is free for individual pursuits and dining.


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
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MID SEASON
Apr-May | Sep-Oct '19
From $4,570
HIGH SEASON
June - Aug '19
From $4,990

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 3-nights of 5-Star Castle Accommodation
  • 5-nights of 5-Star Hotel Accommodation
  • 1-night at  4-Star Cliffside Manor

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 9 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Lunch in Medieval Kilkenny City
  • Gourmet Meal at Award-Winning Killeen House Hotel
  • Tea & Homemade Scones at J.B. Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Evening Meal at Dromoland Castle Restaurant
  • Evening Meal at Ashford Castle Restaurant
  • Fine Dining Meal at a Dublin Restaurant
  • 3 Table d'Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, West Cork & The Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer on the Ring of Kerry
  • Scenic Cruise on Lough Corrib
  • Tour & Tasting at Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery
  • Open-Top, Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin
  • Walking Tours of Dublin's Trinity College, Kinsale & Galway with Local Guides

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
  • Charles Fort
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Cnoc Suain
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Russborough House
  • Guinness Storehouse or Gemneral Post Office (GPO)

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!!"

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.

Honeymoon

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!

Ireland

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!

Holiday to Ireland & Scotland

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.....

Beyond Expectations and Wonderfully Unreal

Your Hometown: AUSTIN

The phrase "Holy F**k" was used on a regular basis as most of the time we spent there paralyzed us from making more sophisticated phrases. Maggie killed it, everything was sorted all we had to do was show up. There were enough plans to keep us on a nice schedule and enough down time to do our own thing. The trip really didn't sink in until day 5 when a few Guinness in we decided to stop into a small tattoo shop next to the pub in the middle of beautiful Doolin. After a few hours chatting and laughing with our artist we left in the midst of a classic evening storm leaving us with one option, back to the pub! As our tattoos healed we drowned ourselves in more Guinness, an incredible dinner and live traditional music. This was my first go at international travel and it was the best decision I've ever made, can't wait for my next trip.

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