Irish Legends (9 Day) CIE Tours International

Irish Legends (9 Day)

Take a mythical journey on this 9-day tour around Ireland. Explore its history and maybe yours at the Cobh Heritage Center and visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Explore Kilkenny's Medieval Mile and the monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise which was founded in 545 AD. Discover the huge pre-historic fortress of Dun Aengus and have a pint at Sean's Bar, which dates back to 900AD.

Discover the huge pre-historic fortress of Dun Aengus and have a pint at Sean's Bar, which dates back to 900AD. Your journey will take you to Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Dingle, Galway and the Aran Islands.


9 Daysfr. $2,695

  • A welcome drink with your group at Malahide Castle during the first evening of the tour
  • A visit to the Irish National Stud in Kildare
  • Lunch in the Kilkenny Design Centre
  • A walking tour with a local guide to see the gems along the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny
  • A visit to the House of Waterford Crystal
  • A walking tour of Waterford with a local guide
  • A visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross
  • A visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America
  • A visit to Blarney Castle
  • A drive along the south shore of the Dingle Peninsula
  • A stop at the South Pole Inn
  • A drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley’s Bar and Restaurant
  • A visit to the Cliffs of Moher
  • A sheepdog demonstration
  • A panoramic tour of Galway
  • A visit to Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands
  • A visit to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress
  • A visit to Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD
  • A stop at Sean’s Bar for an Irish coffee in Athlone, which dates back to 900AD
  • 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)
  • 2 lunches plus afternoon tea and scones
  • 6 dinners
  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel, in Dunboyne, Ireland (1 night)
  • Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel in Killarney, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Salthill Hotel in Galway, Ireland (1 night)
  • Radisson Blue Royal Hotel Dublin in Dublin, Ireland (1 night)

Dublin Arrival | Malahide Castle Location Information Description

Dunboyne, Ireland

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at Dunboyne Castle Hotel. (We strongly recommend you arrange an airport transfer when you book your tour.) Head out to visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185 and filled with medieval artifacts.

Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner in your hotel.

Dinner

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

National Stud | Kilkenny Walk Location Information Description

Kilkenny, Ireland

Visit the home of equine royalty: the Irish National Stud in Kildare, the heart of Irish horse racing. Some of the world’s finest thoroughbreds live in these beautiful surroundings. Walk through the gardens before heading to Kilkenny.

In Kilkenny you’ll enjoy lunch in the Kilkenny Design Centre. Take a walking tour with a local guide to see the gems along the Medieval Mile, a stretch of city streets from cathedral to castle, with buildings dating back as far as the 13th century.

Dine independently and explore as you wish this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Newpark Hotel

House of Waterford Crystal | Dunbrody Famine Ship Location Information Description

Waterford, Ireland

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner; see skilled artisans create crystal masterpieces on a factory tour.

Then join a local guide for a walking tour of Waterford; discover the history of this port city, the oldest in Ireland, and its many colorful characters. Take time to explore independently.

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Head to New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of a vessel that in the 1840s brought desperate emigrants fleeing famine to new lives in North America.

Breakfast, Dinner

Newpark Hotel

Cobh Heritage Centre | Blarney Castle Location Information Description

Cobh, Ireland

Travel south to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic and where many places associated with the liner still exist. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, which traces the history of emigration over a number of centuries from Ireland to North America.

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Blarney, Ireland

Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the spacious parklands to view Blarney House before traveling on to Killarney.

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Killarney, Ireland

Overnight in Killarney.

Breakfast, Dinner

Killarney Towers Hotel

Killarney | Dingle Peninsula Location Information Description

Dingle, Ireland

Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula as you drive along the south shore to admire views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. Stop at the South Pole Inn to learn about Tom Crean, an early Irish explorer who braved the South Pole.

Browse around the town of Dingle and enjoy a drink, dinner and entertainment at Foley’s Bar and Restaurant before returning to Killarney.

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Killarney, Ireland

Overnight in Killarney

Breakfast, Dinner

Killarney Towers Hotel

Cliffs of Moher | Galway Location Information Description

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon before driving to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs; on a clear day you can see great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.

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Burren, Ireland

Immerse yourself in life at a traditional farm and watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd sheep. Enjoy tea and homemade scones at the farm.

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Galway, Ireland

Head to Galway for a panoramic city tour followed by dinner. Overnight in Galway.

Breakfast, Dinner

Salthill Hotel

Aran Islands | Dun Aengus Location Information Description

Inishmore, Ireland

Set out on a ferry across Galway Bay for Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. The hardy islanders still speak the Irish language and maintain traditional fishing and farming methods.

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Dun Aengus, Ireland

Head to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliffs above the Atlantic. Visit Kilronan, the island’s main village, for a casual lunch, then take some time to explore before returning by ferry.

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Galway, Ireland

Overnight in Galway.

Breakfast, Lunch

Salthill Hotel

Clonmacnoise | Sean’s Bar Location Information Description

Clonmacnoise, Ireland

Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Marvel at elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes, and walk around the many church ruins and two round towers.

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Athlone, Ireland

Head to nearby Athlone and stop at Sean’s Bar for an Irish coffee. This pub has a documented history going back to 900 AD – and is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest pub in Europe. During renovations in 1970, ancient walls and old coins dating back centuries were discovered.

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Dublin, Ireland

In the evening, head to Dublin’s Abbey Tavern for an Irish dinner and lively show.

Breakfast, Dinner

Radisson Blue Royal Hotel Dublin

Tour Ends in Dublin Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Your tour 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.
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