Taste of Ireland CIE Tours International

Taste of Ireland

Explore the beauty of the Emerald Isle on this affordable 7-day Taste of Ireland tour that focuses culture on food. Visit Dublin Castle, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher and Spanish Point. Enjoy the Irish culture, castles, and history on this amazing introductory tour of Ireland.

Highlights include visits to Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Your expert-led tour provides excellent way to discover Ireland’s beauty as you travel from Dublin, where you can its many attractions, to the Ring of Kerry, Blarney and the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. Glimpse into farm life at a sheepdog demonstration, savor traditional Irish dinners and lively evening entertainment, such as step-dancing. Foodies and all travelers on this fun value-packed tour will discover why Ireland is such a fantastic place to visit.


7 Daysfr. $1,445

  • A visit to Blarney Castle
  • A visit to the Cliffs of Moher
  • A tour of Dublin Castle
  • A scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • A sheepdog demonstration
  • A ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Skellig Experience
  • Panoramic tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • 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)
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners
  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge in Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Avenue Hotel in Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel in Bunratty (1 night)
  • Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin (1 night)

Arrive Dublin & City Sightseeing Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Enjoy your day with an independent Dublin Hop-on, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions — Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum. Dine independently this evening.

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Enjoy the morning exploring Dublin with the included vouchers. Your city tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby with a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, rows of Georgian houses with colorfully 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.

Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group. In the evening, head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Blarney Castle & Killarney Location Information Description

Blarney, Ireland

Depart Dublin and travel through the beautiful farmland of the midlands of Ireland. 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.

Location Information Description

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Killarney Towers Hotel

Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience Location Information Description

Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Visit CIE Tours preferred shopping partner Moriarty’s in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, before embarking on the famed Ring of Kerry scenic drive. The winding, 100-mile route reveals breathtaking coastal and mountain views, with plenty of photo stops. Pause for a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant.

Location Information Description

Valencia Harbour, Ireland

Continue on to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, a visitor center telling the story of the neighboring island of Skellig Michael, which you’ll see off the coast. Learn how this island, a filming location for “Star Wars”, was once the austere home of early Christian monks. Stop for a stroll around the quaint, colorful village of Sneem, and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains. Visit a farm to see a demonstration of skilled sheepdogs herding sheep.

Killarney Towers Hotel

Location Information Description

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening to dine and discover the pubs as you wish.

Breakfast, Lunch

Killarney Towers Hotel

Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Location Information Description

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 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.

Location Information Description

Bunratty, Ireland

Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful historic setting 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 songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.)

Breakfast, Dinner

Bunratty Castle Hotel

Dublin Extension via Galway Location Information Description

Galway, Ireland

Drive north to Galway city for a panoramic tour, and take some time to look around the city before traveling out along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal, where the locals still speak the Irish language. Then drive across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how locally quarried marble is made into attractive products, and enjoy tea and scones.

Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Travel across the country to Dublin. Spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area, or experiencing one of Dublin’s fine restaurants.

Breakfast

Academy Plaza Hotel

Depart from Dublin Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Tour ends after breakfast today.

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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