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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 Connolly’s 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 in Bunratty Castle. You’ll enjoy traditional music and dance at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and relax on a scenic ride around the Ring of Kerry. We’ll also visit the famous Blarney Castle, stunning Rock of Cashel, and Kilkenny Castle on the River Nord.

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Day 1 : Fly to Ireland

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

Day 2 : Dublin

This beautiful modern city is brimming with historic landmarks and Georgian-style buildings. We view Dublin’s highlights including a guided visit through Christ Church Cathedral.

We end our first exciting day in Ireland at our beautiful hotel in the Dublin area.

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Day 3 : Clonmacnoise

We travel west this morning to Clonmacnoise. This beloved ancient monastic site, with its remains of nine churches kept tidy by preservationists, was long a major center of religion and education and drew scholars from all over Europe. It’s truly a magical place with a scenic setting on the River Shannon.

Later, experience true Irish hospitality at Connolly’s Rathbaun Farm. Here, sheep graze the fields and the fragrance of home-baked scones fills the air. We visit with our hosts Frances and Fintan in their charming thatched cottage and sample fresh lightly sweetened scones with a pot of Irish tea.

We enjoy two nights in Galway.

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Day 4 : Kylemore Abbey

We begin the day at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory where Celtic motifs are expertly cut into colored crystal.

Then, enjoy the opulent canvas of Connemara, dense with gleaming rivers and lakes, stunning coastal views, and soaring mountains.

Later, stroll the vibrant gardens and Neo-Gothic Church of Kylemore Abbey, home to a Benedictine Community of Nuns since World War I.

Back in Galway this evening, take in some local culture by stepping into the city’s lively entertainment scene.

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Day 5 : Cliffs of Moher

Our scenic morning drive takes us into the otherworldly beauty of the Burren in County Clare. Here, limestone has eroded over the ages to form moonscape patterns called karren.

Next, we stop at the Cliffs of Moher. This mighty coastal wall, 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 witness Ireland’s heritage at the folk park of Bunratty. Life in old Ireland comes alive during this evening’s merrymaking at a medieval banquet!

Tonight we stay in Limerick.

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Day 6 : Killarney

Begin today in Adare, often called Ireland’s prettiest village with its thatched cottages and beautiful stone buildings.

We spend the next two nights in Killarney, a vibrant little town surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside.

Later we enjoy a traditional jaunting cart tour of Killarney National Park.

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Day 7 : Ring of Kerry

We spend today savoring one of Ireland’s most scenic drives, the Ring of Kerry. Undulating hills, rugged mountains draped with green forest, shimmering lakes, emerald valleys, dramatic seascapes, and quaint villages all mark an unforgettable day.

Tonight, our cultural experience continues with traditional Irish folk music and dancing at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. We always receive a hearty welcome when we walk through the doors of this 150-year-old family-run establishment.

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Day 8 : Blarney Stone

At Blarney Castle this morning, you can kiss the fabled stone and be rewarded with the gift of gab.

If you still want something to talk about, there is time to view some of Ireland’s largest collections of Waterford Crystal and Belleek China at Blarney Woollen Mills Store.

Then, at the stunning Rock of Cashel, we learn about the rise of this majestic castle, once an assembly place for kings, and later, the church.

We overnight in Kilkenny.

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Day 9 : Kilkenny

We start the day at Kilkenny Castle. This palace was originally built to guard against crossings of the River Nore in the 13th century.

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 our special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner.

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Day 10 : Fond Farewells

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

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in the Dublin area (June 10, June 17, Aug. 17 and Sep. 23 departures at the Trim Castle Hotel; Aug. 19 and Sep. 4 departures at the Crowned Plaza Blanchardstown Hotel; all other departures at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel)
  • 2 nights at the Galmont Hotel in Galway
  • 1 night at the Savoy Hotel in Limerick
  • 2 nights at the Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa in Killarney
  • 1 night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny
  • 1 night in the Dublin area before we return home (Aug. 10, Aug. 12, and Sep. 4 departures at the Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown Hotel; Sep. 9 departure at the Trim Castle Hotel; all other departures at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Attractions & Highlights

  • Dublin guided tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Clonmacnoise monastic ruins
  • Connolly’s Rathbaun Farm
  • Connemara Crystal Factory
  • Spectacular views of the 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

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily deluxe breakfasts
  • Medieval banquet
  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Evening
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates & Pricing

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$4999

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$5999

Final Payment Date: 06/19/2021

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John Moore

John is a native of St. Lawrence County and graduate of Lisbon Central.

Holding a degree in journalism from SUNY Morrisville and a degree in political science from SUNY Buffalo, John began his career at WSLB radio in Ogdensburg before moving to television and another radio position in Watertown.

A staple of Channel 50 for several years, John comes to Channel 7 with a history of North Country experiences and an wealth of local knowledge.

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