Irish Gold (9 Day) CIE Tours International

Irish Gold (9 Day)

Let some of Ireland's greatest treasures come to life on this 9-day tour. Take in Ireland's scenery, ancient towns and quaint villages. Visit Dublin, Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher and the the Ring of Kerry. Watch a sheepdog demonstration and learn about farm life in Ireland. Take a jaunting car ride to Ross Castle in Killarney and also visit Kylemore Abbey as well as Kilkenny and Blarney castles.


9 Daysfr. $2,595

  • A panoramic tour of Dublin including a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • A welcome drink with your group on the first night of the tour
  • A welcome drink with your group followed by dinner in your castle hotel on the first night of the tour
  • A visit to Sean's Bar in Athlone, the oldest pub in Europe
  • A walking tour of Galway with a local guide
  • A short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (seasonal)
  • A visit to Kylemore Abbey
  • A sheepdog demonstration
  • A visit to the Cliffs of Moher
  • A cruise on Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland (seasonal)
  • A visit to the Connemara Celtic Crystal factory to watch skilled artisans demonstrate fine glass-cutting
  • A visit to the Cliffs of Moher
  • An evening of traditional Irish entertainment in Killarney with a lively show of music, dance and dinner
  • A jaunting car through Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle
  • A scenic drive on the Ring of Kerry
  • A visit to Blarney Castle
  • A visit to the House of Waterford Crystal
  • A walking tour of Waterford with a local guide
  • A tour the beautifully restored 17th-century Kilkenny Castle
  • A Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour in Dublin and visit one of Dublin’s top attractions: Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Museum
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 4 dinners
  • Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin (1 night)
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Great Southern Killarney Hotel in Killarney, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, in Waterford, Ireland (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin, Ireland (2 nights)

Dublin City Tour | St. Patrick's Cathedral Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your hotel in Dún Laoghaire, a charming seaside suburb. Head out for a panoramic tour of Dublin, seeing historic O’Connell Street, Georgian buildings and squares, and St Stephen’s Green. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, an 800-year-old Gothic church built on the site of an ancient well believed to have been used by St. Patrick himself.

Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your fellow guests, and then enjoy an independent evening of dining and exploring as you wish.

Royal Marine Hotel

Sean's Bar | Galway Walking Tour Location Information Description

Athlone, Ireland

Head to the vibrant, artistic city of Galway. Along the way, enjoy a drink at Sean’s Bar in Athlone, a CIE Tours Exclusive venue. The oldest pub in Europe, Sean’s Bar has been quenching thirsts since 900 AD.

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Galway, Ireland

Join a local guide for a walking tour through Galway and discover this thriving city of medieval winding lanes and buzzing street life.

Enjoy some free time to explore Galway on your own, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Connemara | Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey & Gardens Location Information Description

Connemara, Ireland

Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension.

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Pollacappul, Ireland

Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (seasonal). Head to Kylemore Abbey set beside a tranquil lake, and see its elegant rooms, the charming church and the Victorian Walled Gardens.

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Galway, Ireland

Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city.

Breakfast

The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Sheepdog Demonstration | Cliffs of Moher | Shannon Ferry | Killarney Location Information Description

The Burren, Ireland

Travel south around Galway Bay and through the stark beauty of the Burren, a distinctive limestone landscape. Immerse yourself in farm life as you watch trained sheepdogs herd their flock.

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The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf.

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Killarney, Ireland

Head to the friendly town of Killarney, taking a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary. In Killarney, take in an evening of traditional Irish entertainment, with a lively show of music and dance as you dine.

Breakfast, Dinner

Great Southern Killarney Hotel

Jaunting Car Ride | Ring of Kerry Highlights | Kenmare Location Information Description

Killarney, Ireland

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane.

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Ring of Kerry, Ireland

See the highlights of Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. The stunning coastal and mountain landscapes will provide plenty of photo opportunities. Stop in the Gap of Dunloe to visit Moriarty’s, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.

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Kenmare, Ireland

Visit the colorful village of Kenmare and enjoy free time to explore its charming craft shops, art galleries and cafes.

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Killarney, Ireland

When you return to Killarney your evening is free to explore as you wish.

Breakfast

Great Southern Killarney Hotel

Blarney Castle | Marine Bar in Dungarvan | House of Waterford Crystal Location Information Description

Blarney, Ireland

Drive through the mountains into rich farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens.

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Dungarvan, Ireland

Travel along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, a CIE Tours Exclusive Venue, for some traditional music.

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Waterford, Ireland

Continue to Waterford, where you’ll watch skilled artisans create sparkling masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Granville Hotel

Waterford Walking Tour | Kilkenny | Dinner in Dublin Location Information Description

Waterford, Ireland

Join a local guide for a walking tour through the narrow streets of Waterford, discovering its fascinating past.

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Head to Kilkenny for free time to discover the medieval city center. Tour the beautifully restored Kilkenny Castle to see glorious 17th-century tapestries, family portraits, and sumptuous furnishings reflecting the lifestyle of the Butler family who once resided there.

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Dublin, Ireland

Travel on to Dublin, where you’ll dine with a glass of wine at the popular Cleaver East restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Tour Ends in Dublin Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Your program ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 16 days prior to departure: 30% per person
  • 15 - 8 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 90% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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