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4, 5 or 6-Night Taste of Ireland Tour

Price: From $929 Per Person. 4, 5 or 6 Nights

Experience the best that Ireland offers on this short introductory guided bus tour from CIE Tours. See Dublin, Blarney, Killarney and Bunratty. Attend a medieval banquet, enjoy dinner and a traditional show in Dublin, kiss the Blarney Stone and view the Cliffs of Moher. There are 4 versions of the Taste of Ireland tour to choose from - from 4 to 6 nights - see below for more information about your options.

Our travel agents are experts on Ireland and can answer any questions you may have about this guided bus tour as well as other Ireland tours

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Tour Highlights:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 4 Scrumptious Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Dinner & Traditional Show at Merry Ploughboys Pub
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Entertainment at Bunratty Castle
  • 1 Table d'Hote Dinner in Killarney

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Driving Tour through the Heart of Dublin City
  • Visit Blarney & Kiss the Famous' Stone of Eloquence'
  • Scenic Tour of the Stunning Ring of Kerry
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher


EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Taste of Ireland Tour offers three different tour schedules for 2019:

Tour C - 4 nights / 8 meals (Listed Prices are for this Option):

  • Start Dublin/End Shannon
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night

Tour B - Pre-night in Dublin: 5 nights / 9 meals:

  • Start Dublin/End Shannon
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night

Tour A - Pre and post-nights in Dublin: 6 nights / 10 meals:

  • Start Dublin/End Dublin
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night
  • Dublin 1 night

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Dublin (Tl-C), 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

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge - More Info - Dublin (Tl-C), County Dublin

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (Tl-C), County Dublin

Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub:
Arrive in Dublin. Your tour starts at 2:00 pm from your hotel when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, where the Book of Kells is housed; rows of Georgian houses with gaily-painted doorways and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.


Killarney (TI-C), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers Hotel - More Info - Killarney (TI-C), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (TI-C), County Kerry

Blarney Castle & Killarney:
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.


Killarney (TI-C), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers Hotel - More Info - Killarney (TI-C), County Kerry

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Must-See Sites

Killarney (TI-C2), County Kerry

Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience:
Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking sights of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as coastal views of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. Drive through the village of Cahirciveen and cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore islands where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how they were used as one of the locations for “Star Wars VII” movie. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant continue your scenic drive. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly-painted houses and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town.


Bunratty (TI-C), County Clare

Accommodation

Bunratty Castle Hotel - More Info - Bunratty (TI-C), County Clare

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Bunratty (TI-C), County Clare

Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle:
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches to almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages.


Depart From

Shannon Departure (CIE), County Clare

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning, at which point you will depart for home from Shannon Airport.


Ireland Vacation Pricing Low Season Mid Season High Season
From $929 From $1,229 $1,629

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION
  • 4-nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING INCLUSIONS

  • 4 Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfasts
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Dinner & Traditional Show at Merry Ploughboys Pub
  • Medieval Banquet Dinner & Entertainment at Bunratty Castle
  • 1 Table d'Hote Dinner in Killarney

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Driving Tour through the Heart of Dublin City
  • Visit Blarney & Kiss the Famous' Stone of Eloquence'
  • Scenic Tour of the Stunning Ring of Kerry
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer
  • Ferry Ride across the River Shannon

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Dublin Castle
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Taste of Ireland 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$198.00
  • 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

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“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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