Irish Myths & Legends CIE Tours International

Irish Myths & Legends

Discover Ireland through an exciting variety of unique experiences. Cook a traditional Irish meal with a local chef. Watch a farmer work with his highly skilled dogs to control a flock of sheep. Explore the highlights of Dublin, Cork, the Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and take a walking tour in Galway before ending the tour in Shannon.

The whirlwind 8 day Irish Myths and Legends tour from CIE Tours will bring legend to life in 8 action-packed days. You'll meet the people who make Ireland so special and learn how they have lived for generations. You'll also take in some of the unimaginable views that make Ireland such a popular destination for a travel tour such as this. Your 8 day Irish Myths and Legends tour from CIE Tours is full of photo opportunities, exclusive events and the most popular destinations that make Ireland a top ten destination for people all around the world.


8 Daysfr. $2,449

  • Private tour of the Cliffs of Moher with a Ranger
  • Rathbaun Farm visit with a sheepdog demonstration and tea with scones
  • Aran Islands cruise and visit Dun Aengus Fort
  • Train ride through the countryside
  • Hands on cooking experience
  • Viking Splash Tour
  • Blarney Castle
  • Galway Walking Tour
  • Scenic guided bike ride in Phoenix Park where the President of Ireland has lived since 1750.
  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with his highly skilled dogs to control a flock of sheep.
  • Cruise to Spike Island to see a fort where 2,300 prisoners were held in Victorian times and enjoy a personalized picnic lunch.
  • 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)
  • 3 lunches plus afternoon tea and scones
  • 7 dinners including dinner in a Pullman Railway car
  • The K Club in Kildare (2 nights)
  • Castlemartyr Resort in Cork (2 nights)
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel (or similar) in Galway (2 nights)
  • Limerick Strand Hotel in Limerick (1 night)

DUBLIN ARRIVAL & MEATH

An Bothar Bui, Ireland

After landing at Dublin Airport, travel to the beautiful countryside of County Meath. Arrive at the Johnstown Estate, a beautiful 18th-century Georgian manor, and meet your tour director and travel companions over a welcome drink.

Dinner

Johnston House Hotel

DUBLIN CITY & COOKING EXPERIENCE

Dublin, Ireland

Drive into Dublin for a Viking Splash tour to see the highlights of the city byland and by water including Trinity College, Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Roll up your sleeves and cook your own lunch with a professional chef.

An Bothar Bui, Ireland

Return to Meath and relax for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch

Johnston House Hotel

BLARNEY CASTLE & BBQ

Blarney, Ireland

Head south through the countryside to Cork. Take a walk with a guide around the stunning grounds of Blarney Castle, home of the famous stone that promises the gift of the gab toall who kiss it. Climb the battlements and kiss the stone, or just enjoy the view. Browse aroundthe village of Blarney, charmingly set around a large village green.

Cork, Ireland

Head to the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, located just outside of Cork's city center, Ireland’s second-largest city, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

SPIKE ISLAND & KINSALE

Cobh, Ireland

Drive to Cobh and take a short cruise to Spike Island. The local guide will share the history of the island as you make your way to the Fortress to explore independently,afterwards enjoy a personalized picnic lunch with your family.

Kinsale, Ireland

In the afternoon spend free time inthe historic fishing town of Kinsale before returning to your hotel.

Cobh, Ireland

Overnight Cobh

Breakfast, Lunch

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

CLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Travel along the coastline of County Clare. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above thechurning Atlantic. Travel through the Burren, a unique region of limestone hills where many rareflowers thrive in the sheltered crevices.

Galway, Ireland

Continue to Galway for a gentle walking tour to see the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle, and the narrow streets. Enjoy dinner in a Pullman Railway car, and you will see two original carriages from the Agatha Christie film, ”Murder on the Orient Express.“

Breakfast, Dinner

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

ARAN ISLAND TOUR & DUN AENGUS FORT

Inishmore, Ireland

Take a ferry from Rossaveal to Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands, renowned for traditional fishing and farming methods and where the popular intricately patterned fishermen’s sweaters originated.

Kilmurvy, Ireland

Head to Dun Aengus Fort, a huge prehistoric fortress perched on sheer cliffs, which fall away to the Atlantic Ocean below. Enjoy lunch and free time in Kilronan,the main town, before returning to Galway with time to relax.

Galway, Ireland

Overnight in Galway.

Breakfast, Lunch

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

RATHBAUN FARM & LIMERICK

Ardrahan, Ireland

In Ardrahan visit Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque 150-year old farmhouse with a variety of animals. Learn about traditional farming practices, watch a sheepdog demonstration, andenjoy homemade tea and scones.

Limerick, Ireland

Continue to the historic city of Limerick and check into your hotel.Take a walking tour along the Shannon River in Limerick, passing the Treaty Stone and King John’s Castle, followed by a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Limerick Hotel

TOUR ENDS IN SHANNON

Shannon, Ireland

Your tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price

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 - 46 days prior to departure: 25% per person
  • 45 - 8 days prior to departure: 35% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 50% 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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