Tour Overview

Enchanting Ireland

Experience the storied culture, ancient history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Begin with a guided tour of Dublin, Ireland’s capital. Explore the ancient monastery site at Clonmacnoise and sample fresh scones and tea at Rathbaun Farm. In Connemara, walk the gorgeous, green riverside gardens of Kylemore Abbey and visit the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory. Take in the beauty of the famous Cliffs of Moher and be delighted at a medieval banquet. We enjoy traditional music and dance at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and relax on a scenic ride around the Ring of Kerry. We also visit the famous Blarney Castle, stunning Rock of Cashel, and Kilkenny Castle on the River Nord.

Hosted By: Dale Ryman

NewsChannel 7 Anchor/Reporter

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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

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Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in the Dublin area (at beginning of tour)
  • 2 nights in Galway
  • 1 night in Limerick
  • 2 nights in Killarney
  • 1 night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny
  • 1 night in the Dublin area (before we return home)
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Dublin guided city tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Clonmacnoise monastic ruins
  • Rathbaun Farm
  • Connemara Crystal Factory
  • Connemara region
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Burren in County Clare
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty Folk Park
  • Adare, traditional Irish village
  • Jaunting cart ride in Killarney
  • Ring of Kerry scenic drive
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills Store
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Kilkenny Castle tour
Meals

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily deluxe breakfasts
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Evening
  • Farewell Dinner
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Double

$5299

Single

$6299

Final Payment Date: 06/01/2024

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Ireland

Our journey to the Emerald Isle begins with a pleasant overnight flight to Dublin.

Day 2 : Dublin

Discover the lively, modern city of Dublin with a tour of its top highlights featuring historic landmarks, Georgian-style buildings, and a guided visit through Christ Church Cathedral. We conclude our first exciting day on the Emerald Isle with a dinner at our beautiful hotel.

Dinner

Day 3 : Clonmacnoise

We travel west this morning to Clonmacnoise, a ruined monastery nestled along the banks of the River Shannon. This ancient site, with its remains of nine churches, a round tower, and high Celtic Crosses, was long a major center of religion and education attracting scholars from all over Europe. Later, experience authentic Irish hospitality at Connolly’s Rathbaun Farm, where we watch sheep graze the fields as the fragrance of home-baked goods and a peat fire fill the air. We visit with our hosts France and Fintan in their charming, thatched cottage while sampling freshly baked scones and a pot of Irish tea. Our accommodations for the next two evenings are in Galway.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Kylemore Abbey

We begin the day at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory in Pollacappul, where Celtic motifs are expertly cut into colored crystal. Then, enjoy a scenic drive through the dramatic canvas of Connemara, dense with gleaming rivers and lakes, stunning coastal views, and rugged rock formations. We arrive at Kylemore Abbey, home to a Benedictine Community of Nuns since World War I. Enjoy time to explore this expansive historic site including the castle, Victorian walled gardens, a neo-gothic church, traditional home-cooked dining, beautiful trails, and a shop with handmade Irish goods. Back in Galway this evening, take in some local culture by stepping into the city’s lively entertainment scene.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Cliffs of Moher

Soak up otherworldly beauty on our morning drive through the Burren in County Clare, famous for its archaeological sites, unique rock formations, and glacial-age limestone that has eroded over the ages to form moonscape patterns. Next, we stop at the Cliffs of Moher, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. This mighty coastal wall and geological marvel, extending five miles along the coast and plunging 700 feet to the sea, once gave assurance to World War II pilots that they had reached European shores. Later, we explore Ireland’s heritage at the folk park of Bunratty. Life in old Ireland comes alive during this evening’s merrymaking at a Medieval Castle Banquet! Our hotel for tonight is in Limerick.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Killarney

Today begins in Adare, a traditional Irish village known for its thatched cottages and beautiful stone buildings. Our journey continues to Killarney, a vibrant little town surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside and our home for the next two nights. We enjoy a traditional jaunting cart ride in Killarney National Park, Ireland’s first national park. Tonight, our cultural experience continues with authentic Irish cuisine, folk music, and dancing at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, a 150-year-old family-run establishment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Ring of Kerry

We spend today relaxing on one of Ireland’s most picturesque drives, the Ring of Kerry. Keep cameras ready to capture the undulating hills, rugged mountains, shimmering lakes, emerald valleys, and dramatic seascapes. We arrive in Killarney and settle into our accommodations, then spend the evening exploring the city and its incredible live music.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Blarney Stone

Our morning begins with a tour of Blarney Castle, including an opportunity to kiss the fabled stone and be rewarded with the gift of gab. We also have time to shop for some treasured gifts among the array of Waterford Crystal, Irish Sweaters, and other locally made items at Blarney Woollen Mills Store. Then, we travel to the stunning Rock of Cashel to learn about the rise of this majestic fortress, once an assembly place for kings, and later, an important religious center.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Kilkenny

We start our day with a tour of medieval Kilkenny Castle. This palace was built in the 12th century to guard against crossings of the River Nore and you can still see three of its original four towers today. Afterwards, explore the medieval city’s narrow winding streets at leisure, then visit the National Design & Craft Center or enjoy lunch at a local pub. We return to Dublin for a special Farewell Dinner this evening to celebrate our spectacular journey and new friendships.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Fly Home

We fly home from Dublin with wonderful memories of the Emerald Isle.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Enchanting Ireland
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

WSAW TV Pickup Locations:

Colby/Abbotsford, WI - Hardees/Shell Truck Stop

Marshfield, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 71-01

Merrill, WI - IncredibleBank

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Stevens Point, WI - Target

Wausau, WI - Walmart Supercenter

Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Walmart Supercenter

Enchanting Ireland

Experience the storied culture, ancient history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Begin with a guided tour of Dublin, Ireland’s capital. Explore the ancient monastery site at Clonmacnoise and sample fresh scones and tea at Rathbaun Farm. In Connemara, walk the gorgeous, green riverside gardens of Kylemore Abbey and visit the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory. Take in the beauty of the famous Cliffs of Moher and be delighted at a medieval banquet. We enjoy traditional music and dance at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and relax on a scenic ride around the Ring of Kerry. We also visit the famous Blarney Castle, stunning Rock of Cashel, and Kilkenny Castle on the River Nord.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

EACC

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in the Dublin area (at beginning of tour)
  • 2 nights in Galway
  • 1 night in Limerick
  • 2 nights in Killarney
  • 1 night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny
  • 1 night in the Dublin area (before we return home)
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Dublin guided city tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Clonmacnoise monastic ruins
  • Rathbaun Farm
  • Connemara Crystal Factory
  • Connemara region
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Burren in County Clare
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty Folk Park
  • Adare, traditional Irish village
  • Jaunting cart ride in Killarney
  • Ring of Kerry scenic drive
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills Store
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Kilkenny Castle tour
Meals

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily deluxe breakfasts
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Evening
  • Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Double

$5299

Single

$6299

Final Payment Date: 06/01/2024

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Ireland

Our journey to the Emerald Isle begins with a pleasant overnight flight to Dublin.

Day 2 : Dublin

Discover the lively, modern city of Dublin with a tour of its top highlights featuring historic landmarks, Georgian-style buildings, and a guided visit through Christ Church Cathedral. We conclude our first exciting day on the Emerald Isle with a dinner at our beautiful hotel.

Dinner

Day 3 : Clonmacnoise

We travel west this morning to Clonmacnoise, a ruined monastery nestled along the banks of the River Shannon. This ancient site, with its remains of nine churches, a round tower, and high Celtic Crosses, was long a major center of religion and education attracting scholars from all over Europe. Later, experience authentic Irish hospitality at Connolly’s Rathbaun Farm, where we watch sheep graze the fields as the fragrance of home-baked goods and a peat fire fill the air. We visit with our hosts France and Fintan in their charming, thatched cottage while sampling freshly baked scones and a pot of Irish tea. Our accommodations for the next two evenings are in Galway.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Kylemore Abbey

We begin the day at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory in Pollacappul, where Celtic motifs are expertly cut into colored crystal. Then, enjoy a scenic drive through the dramatic canvas of Connemara, dense with gleaming rivers and lakes, stunning coastal views, and rugged rock formations. We arrive at Kylemore Abbey, home to a Benedictine Community of Nuns since World War I. Enjoy time to explore this expansive historic site including the castle, Victorian walled gardens, a neo-gothic church, traditional home-cooked dining, beautiful trails, and a shop with handmade Irish goods. Back in Galway this evening, take in some local culture by stepping into the city’s lively entertainment scene.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Cliffs of Moher

Soak up otherworldly beauty on our morning drive through the Burren in County Clare, famous for its archaeological sites, unique rock formations, and glacial-age limestone that has eroded over the ages to form moonscape patterns. Next, we stop at the Cliffs of Moher, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. This mighty coastal wall and geological marvel, extending five miles along the coast and plunging 700 feet to the sea, once gave assurance to World War II pilots that they had reached European shores. Later, we explore Ireland’s heritage at the folk park of Bunratty. Life in old Ireland comes alive during this evening’s merrymaking at a Medieval Castle Banquet! Our hotel for tonight is in Limerick.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Killarney

Today begins in Adare, a traditional Irish village known for its thatched cottages and beautiful stone buildings. Our journey continues to Killarney, a vibrant little town surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside and our home for the next two nights. We enjoy a traditional jaunting cart ride in Killarney National Park, Ireland’s first national park. Tonight, our cultural experience continues with authentic Irish cuisine, folk music, and dancing at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, a 150-year-old family-run establishment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Ring of Kerry

We spend today relaxing on one of Ireland’s most picturesque drives, the Ring of Kerry. Keep cameras ready to capture the undulating hills, rugged mountains, shimmering lakes, emerald valleys, and dramatic seascapes. We arrive in Killarney and settle into our accommodations, then spend the evening exploring the city and its incredible live music.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Blarney Stone

Our morning begins with a tour of Blarney Castle, including an opportunity to kiss the fabled stone and be rewarded with the gift of gab. We also have time to shop for some treasured gifts among the array of Waterford Crystal, Irish Sweaters, and other locally made items at Blarney Woollen Mills Store. Then, we travel to the stunning Rock of Cashel to learn about the rise of this majestic fortress, once an assembly place for kings, and later, an important religious center.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Kilkenny

We start our day with a tour of medieval Kilkenny Castle. This palace was built in the 12th century to guard against crossings of the River Nore and you can still see three of its original four towers today. Afterwards, explore the medieval city’s narrow winding streets at leisure, then visit the National Design & Craft Center or enjoy lunch at a local pub. We return to Dublin for a special Farewell Dinner this evening to celebrate our spectacular journey and new friendships.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Fly Home

We fly home from Dublin with wonderful memories of the Emerald Isle.

Tour Map

Tour Map for Enchanting Ireland

Departure Cities

WSAW TV Pickup Locations:

Colby/Abbotsford, WI - Hardees/Shell Truck Stop

Marshfield, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 71-01

Merrill, WI - IncredibleBank

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Stevens Point, WI - Target

Wausau, WI - Walmart Supercenter

Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Walmart Supercenter