Irish Discovery Cosmos

Irish Discovery

Beauty and adventure are offered on this special and affordable 9-day Irish Discovery tour through Ireland -- land of green landscapes, dramatic cliffs, charming villages, ancient legends and welcoming people. Depart from Dublin into Northern Ireland where you will visit Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and medieval walled city of Derry. Visit Blarney Castle and the House of Waterford Crystal. Marvel at the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the charming thatched cottages in Adare. Go to the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry for breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

Highlights include Dublin, with elegant Georgian squares and O’Connell Street. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral with iconic spires and view the historic Book of Kells at Trinity College. This tour takes you to Northern Ireland, where you can visit Downpatrick, the burial site of Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint. See where the Titanic was built in Belfast. Marvel at the Giant’s Causeway. Visit medieval Derry and the ancient coastal town of Donegal. Take in one of Ireland’s most magnificent sites, the unforgettable Cliffs of Moher. Spend time at the village of Blarney and the famous Blarney Castle. Enjoy a drive along the legendary Ring of Kerry. Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal and tour the town of Killarney. Castles, pubs, medieval towns, music and dancing are all integral to Ireland and you can experience them all on this value-pack tour.


9 Daysfr. $1,884

  • An orientation tour of Dublin
  • Visit the burial place of St. Patrick in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
  • Visit Northern Ireland's capital city of Belfast
  • See the incredible Giant's Causeway
  • Visit the walled city of Derry
  • Visit the coastal town of Donegal
  • Visit W.B. Yeats' burial place in Drumcliff
  • Visit the port city of Galway
  • Visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher
  • Admire the thatched cottages in Adare
  • See the Blasket Islands in the Dingle Peninsula
  • Visit the resort town of Killarney
  • Drive on the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit the village of Blarney and see the Blarney Castle
  • Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
  • Visit a handweaving mill in Avoca
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • 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 Irish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with choice of menus
  • The Bonnington Dublin Hotel in Dublin, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Jury's Inn in Belfast, Northern Ireland (1 night)
  • Southern Hotel in Sligo, Ireland (1 night)
  • Limerick City Hotel in Limerick, Ireland (1night)
  • The Parkavon Hotel in Killarney, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Majestic Hotel in Tramore, Ireland (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street and elegant Georgian squares to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. End the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse.

The Bonnington Dublin Hotel

DUBLIN–DOWNPATRICK, NORTHERN IRELAND Location Information Description

Downpatrick, United Kingdom

On your northbound route today, pass Drogheda, scene of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, then through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley, known for its prehistoric passage graves. Cross the border into Northern Ireland, and drive past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, the burial place of Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint.

BELFAST Location Information Description

Belfast, United Kingdom

On to the vibrant city of Belfast, where the Titanic was built. Later, why not join a Local Guide on a “living history” tour, including a visit to the fascinating Titanic Experience? Today’s Distance: 125 mi/ 202 km

Breakfast

Jurys Inn Belfast Hotel

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY Location Information Description

Bushmills, United Kingdom

First stop this morning is awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DONEGAL Location Information Description

Donegal, Ireland

Then, let the province’s story unfold as you head for the city of Derry before returning to the Republic to visit Donegal, the ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home of the O’Donnell Clan. Drive along Donegal Bay with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches, and stop in Drumcliff to see the grave of W.B. Yeats before arriving in Sligo. Today’s Distance: 197 mi/ 316 km

Breakfast, Dinner

Southern Hotel Sligo

SLIGO–GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER Location Information Description

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Travel farther south to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops, and a busy café and bar culture. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher.

LIMERICK Location Information Description

Limerick, Ireland

Continue on to Limerick. Tonight, you might like to join an optional medieval banquet. Today’s Distance: 181 mi/ 290 km

Breakfast

Limerick City Hotel

ADARE–DINGLE PENINSULA Location Information Description

Dingle, Ireland

Start your day with a stroll through Adare, a village known for its prize-winning thatched cottages. Then, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. See the Blasket Islands, and hear about the way of life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to their evacuation in 1953.

KILLARNEY Location Information Description

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

The next two nights are spent in the popular resort of Killarney. Tonight, enjoy the optional outing to Tralee for dinner and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Ireland’s National Folk Theatre. Today’s Distance: 156 mi/ 253 km

Breakfast

The Parkavon Hotel

RING OF KERRY EXCURSION Location Information Description

Kerry, Ireland

At Killorglin, join the RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive featuring sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.

KILLARNEY Location Information Description

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Back in Killarney, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. Today’s Distance: 90 mi/ 146 km

Breakfast, Dinner

The Parkavon Hotel

BLARNEY Location Information Description

Blarney, Ireland

More scenic splendor as you head over the Kerry Mountains into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal.

WATERFORD-TRAMORE Location Information Description

Waterford/Ireland, Ireland

After lunch, drive past Cork, the country’s second-largest city on the way to Waterford, where a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal is included. Spend the night at the nearby seaside resort of Tramore. Later, consider an optional pub tour. Today’s Distance: 132 mi/ 212 km

Breakfast, Dinner

Majestic Hotel

TRAMORE–AVOCA–DUBLIN Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

On the last leg of your journey, visit Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill at Avoca, and enjoy views of the Wicklow Mountains on your way to Dublin. An optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter would be an exciting finale to your vacation. Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 209 km

Breakfast

The Bonnington Dublin Hotel

DUBLIN Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Sep 19, 2024
$1,999.00
Thu, Sep 26, 2024
$1,999.00
Thu, Oct 03, 2024
$1,999.00
Sun, Oct 20, 2024
$1,899.00
Sun, Mar 23, 2025
$1,884.00
Sun, Mar 30, 2025
$2,189.00
Sun, Apr 06, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Apr 13, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Apr 20, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Apr 24, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Apr 27, 2025
$2,224.00
Thu, May 01, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, May 04, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, May 08, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, May 11, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, May 15, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, May 18, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, May 22, 2025
$2,224.00
Sun, May 25, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, May 29, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jun 01, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Jun 05, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jun 08, 2025
$2,224.00
Thu, Jun 12, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jun 15, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Jun 19, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jun 22, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Jun 26, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jun 29, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Jul 03, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jul 06, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Jul 10, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jul 13, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jul 20, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Jul 24, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Jul 27, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Jul 31, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Aug 03, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Aug 07, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Aug 10, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Aug 14, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Aug 17, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Aug 21, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Aug 24, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Aug 28, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Aug 31, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Sep 04, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Sep 07, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Sep 11, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Sep 14, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Sep 18, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Sep 21, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Sep 25, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Sep 28, 2025
$2,299.00
Thu, Oct 02, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Oct 05, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Oct 12, 2025
$2,299.00
Sun, Oct 19, 2025
$2,189.00
Sun, Oct 26, 2025
$1,959.00

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
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • 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 and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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