Ireland Forever Tauck Tours

Ireland Forever

Tauck Tour's Ireland Forever tour is an 8 day tour through so much of what makes Ireland a desirable destination. From bike rides through the beautiful countryside to expert-led lessons about the Viking history of this great island, you’ll find something for everyone, even the most discerning traveler.

There are many exclusive opportunities and off-the-beaten path journeys spread across these 8 days to show you as much as possible about this great country. Your Ireland Forever Tauck luxury tour starts in the Irish capital of Dublin where you can walk through history before boarding a WWII amphibious vehicle to further explore the city. You’ll also embark on a special treasure hunt that makes this tour a fun adventure through time, art and history. You’ll then travel first-class via train to County Cork to visit the legendary Blarney Castle with views you won’t soon forget. You can learn how to make pottery, embark on the bike tour of a lifetime to a castle and so much more. Book your Tauck Ireland Forever tour now.


8 Daysfr. $4,490

  • Private sightseeing in Dublin aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle
  • Step dancing lessons and a Dublin treasure hunt
  • Pottery making and Celtic jewelry design with a local artisan
  • A farm-fresh cooking demonstration and dinner with entertainment at the internationally acclaimed Ballymaloe Cookery School, in the middle of a 100-acre organic farm
  • Bicycle ride along the Lakes of Killarney lakeshore
  • A walk with a hawk at Dromoland Castle
  • Sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstrations, Irish dancing and storytelling during a farewell dinner on a working farm
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Conrad Dublin Hotel in Dublin, Ireland (2 nights)
  • Castlemartyr Resort in Castlemartyr, Ireland (3 nights)
  • Dromoland Castle in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland (2 nights)

Arrive Dublin – Vikings, Irish dancing & more

Dublin, Ireland

Your family's Ireland vacation begins: 3:30 PM, Conrad Dublin. A transfer is included from Dublin Airport to the Conrad Dublin hotel, centrally located in the heart of the Irish capital steps from St. Stephen’s Green.

With a bustling city center and the River Liffey running through the middle of it, the best way to explore Dublin is is by land and water! You'll get a great introduction aboard a "Viking Splash Tour"... see all sides of the city while traveling aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle – its medieval core and Georgian squares... Trinity College... St. Patrick’s Cathedral and much more.

Please join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight, where we kick your off a week of fun on your Tauck Bridges Ireland vacation with Celtic music and Irish step dancing lessons!

Dinner

CONRAD DUBLIN HOTEL

A treasure hunt in Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

The city of Dublin dates back to the 9th century, when seafaring Vikings founded a settlement here. This morning, you'll hunt for clues to its ancient history – and meet some costumed characters of days past – as you go on a scavenger hunt in the city's very old streets that ends in Trinity College with a look at the Book of Kells, dating back to the 9th century. Following lunch at a traditional Irish pub in a centuries-old setting, the rest of the day is free to explore as you please.

Breakfast, Lunch

CONRAD DUBLIN HOTEL

1st class train to County Cork & Blarney Castle

Blarney, Ireland

Continue your Ireland vacation adventure as you travel first class from Dublin on a train bound for the Irish countryside at the southern tip of the Emerald Isle. There, in County Cork, you’ll visit the legendary Blarney Castle, where high up in the battlements await views of green lands... and a chance to lay a kiss upon its famous stone. Be prepared for a backward bend, or two, and a gift – of the gab!

Castlemartyr, Ireland

After a fitting welcome at Castlemartyr Resort, where you'll spend the next three nights, Irish eloquence of another kind will be yours to enjoy at tonight’s private barbecue, featuring an Irish storyteller.

Breakfast, Dinner

CASTLEMARTYR RESORT

Pottery and Celtic jewelry making in Kinsale

Kinsale, Ireland

Enjoy a leisurely morning on the grounds of your Irish home-away-from-home before heading to the Kinsale Pottery and Art Centre for a tour and an artful, hands-on afternoon spent making colorful ceramic pottery and traditional Celtic jewelry. Local artisans show you how to make traditional pottery, helping you hand-build and paint your sculpted piece. You’ll also get to try your hand at Celtic jewelry making using a range of skills covered in today’s class – from design to threading, knotting, fitting crimps and finishing – all in a workshop in the converted stables of the home farm for Ballinacurra House, which dates from the late 1700s. You'll have some free time to explore the town of Kinsale prior to returning to your resort for a free afternoon before dinner tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CASTLEMARTYR RESORT

Resort fun & Ballymaloe cookery school

Castlemartyr, Ireland

Have fun working up an appetite for a home-cooked Irish dinner tonight by enjoying a variety of outdoor activities at your resort this morning – including golf, hurling, archery*, and pony trap* rides.

Shanagarry, Ireland

After lunch, head out to Ballymaloe, the only cookery school in the world located in the middle of its own 100-acre organic farm. Join your culinary hosts for a guided tour of the gardens and the working farm, experience a cooking demonstration by expert chefs... then show what you've learned when you pair up and cook your own authentically Irish dinner! After you've enjoyed the fruits of your culinary efforts, the fun continues when an Irish musician performs for your group tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CASTLEMARTYR RESORT

Killarney by bicycle then on to Dromoland Castle

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Say goodbye to Castlemartyr and continue your Ireland family vacation through lovely, lush landscapes to Killarney. There's no better way to explore Ireland than by bicycle, and that's just what you'll do today on a bicycle ride along the lakeshore of the world-famous Lakes of Killarney – among the most beautiful places in Ireland.

Newmarket on Fergus, Ireland

Say hello to the townsfolk during lunch in Killarney, then depart for Newmarket-on-Fergus. Have you ever spent the night in a real castle? You will tonight – and tomorrow night too – as we roll out the red carpet for you in Dromoland Castle!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DROMOLAND CASTLE

The Cliffs of Moher & an Irish farm farewell

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Keep your camera at the ready today as you travel to the County Clare coast to visit one of the world’s most photographed natural wonders. Some five miles long, the Cliffs of Moher soar 659 feet over the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves below, providing you with amazing bird’s-eye views of the craggy Irish coast... can't wait to see the pictures!

Newmarket on Fergus, Ireland

Back on your castle grounds, you'll learn how to take a bird walk – with a hawk*! More fun for all ages awaits when you head to a nearby farm in the Irish countryside for an evening of farewell festivities to remember. Watch skilled dogs herd the farm’s woolly flocks; see a sheep shearing demonstration; feed the lambs; dig into a hearty, home-cooked Irish dinner... and more. It's the perfect way to end your family's perfect Ireland vacation adventure!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DROMOLAND CASTLE

Newmarket on Fergus, Ireland

Your family's Tauck Bridges Ireland vacation ends: Newmarket-on-Fergus. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included to Shannon Airport from Dromoland Castle. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
$4,490.00
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Jul 07, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
$4,490.00
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
$4,490.00

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.
  • Accommodation Upgrade additional cost per person (limited availability): Double $1,100; Single $2,200; Triple $835
  • Upgrade to Premier Rooms at all hotels: On every departure of Ireland Forever you have an opportunity to purchase an upgrade to premier rooms at all hotels – Dromoland Castle, Castlemartyr Resort and Conrad Dublin. All hotels are included in the upgrade pricing – ask at time of booking (limited availability).
  • $200 Child Savings: Children 11 and under
  • Children under 18 must be booked in a room with at least one adult. Triples are usually a two-bedded room with a rollaway cot or a sofa bed; quadruples will be accommodated in two separate rooms.
  • Recommended age: 8+

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
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • 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.
  • 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 $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. 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.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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