SHADES OF IRELAND
MARCH 12- 21, 2022
This tour is sponsored by Niagara Scenic Tours and its tour divisions: Know How Tours, Bradford Travel and Covered Wagon Tours.
10 Days ● 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
HIGHLIGHTS: Dublin, Irish Evening, Choices on Tour, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay
PRICE PER PERSON:
A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation.
Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $399 per person.
Day 1: Saturday, March 12, 2022: Overnight Flight - Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.
Day 2: Sunday, March 13, 2022: Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins- Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine.
Day 3: Monday, March 14, 2022: Dublin Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own.
Day 4: Tuesday, March 15, 2022: Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford- Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries -OR- visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault.
Day 5: Wednesday, March 16, 2022: Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. Enjoy a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park before boarding a boat* and sailing through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Killarney’s great restaurants.
Day 6: Thursday, March 17, 2022: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Day 7: Friday, March 18, 2022: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Continue to Limerick, where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty."
Day 8: Saturday, March 19, 2022: Limerick - Galway - Limerick Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes”. Return to Limerick to relax over dinner.
Day 9: Sunday, March 20, 2022: Limerick - Tullamore - Kingscourt- You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner.
Day 10: Monday, March 21, 2022: Kingscourt - Tour Ends -Your journey ends in Kingscourt.
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