Ireland

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Ireland 2019-11-26T18:28:49+00:00

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IRELAND

Nestled in the heart of the country is a haven of picturesque villages, stunning tracks, trails and waterways and brilliant bars and restaurants. Ireland’s rural heartland, which stretches outwards from the banks of the Shannon bisecting the island into its various provinces and counties, has something for every visitor – it’s yours to uncover.

IRISH & SCOTTISH SAMPLER

Black Friday Sale! Take 15% off the fares below if booked by Dec 3, 2019!
8 days/7 nights
Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 – August 19th departures
Discover the unique flavors of Belfast as a local guide leads you on a fun walk of some top food and drink spots around Belfast city center.
Visit Brú na Boinne to learn about the Neolithic people who built the ancient passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth – older than the pyramids and mysterious marvels to this day.
Trip Highlights:
Blair Athol Distillery, Dalkey Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Giant’s Causeway, Pollok House, Scenic Glens of Antrim,
St Andrews, St. Michan’s Church Dublin, Hillsborough Castle
7 breakfasts, 6 dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a tasting tour in Belfast.
2020 fares from:
April $2469 May $2924 June $2989 July $3054
August $3119 Sept $3574 Oct $2612

Irish Explorer

10 days/9 nights
Black Friday Sale! Take 15% off the fares below if booked by Dec 3, 2019!
See Donegal’s spectacular Slieve League cliffs– and enjoy a CIE Tours Exclusive experience as you sip Irish coffee while taking in the view. Gain unique insight into the history and heritage of the stunningly beautiful west of Ireland at Dan O’Hara’s Homestead, and enjoy a farmhouse lunch. Enjoy a pint at Blakes of the Hollow Pub in a CIE Tours Exclusive experience – and see the handcrafted “Game of Thrones” door carved from the trees of the Dark Hedges.
9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 dinners (D) including a welcome dinner, Nancy’s Bar in Ardara, and Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show.
Trip Highlights
Belleek Pottery
Blarney Castle
Cliffs of Moher
Abbey Tavern
Cruise on Lough Corrib (Seasonal)
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Florence Court House
Whiskey Experience in Killarney
Sheepdog Demonstration
Slieve League Cliffs
2020: Mar 29 $2664 April 12 May 24 $3704 April 26, August 16 $3379
May 10 $3574 May 17 $3639 June 21 $3834 Sept 27 $3314 Oct 4 $3184 Oct 18 $3704

Best of Ireland

2020:
March 30, April 13, October: 12 & 19
Montreal or Toronto: from $2399
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $2599
May: 11 & 25, June 15, July: 06, 20, August: 10, 31, September: 14, 28
Montreal or Toronto from $2699
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax from $2899
Package includes:
-Round-trip international flights Canada / Dublin
-2 nights in the region of Dublin at the Academy Plaza 3* hotel
-2 nights in the region of Kerry at the Dromhall 4* hotel
-1 night in the region of Limerick at the George 4* hotel
-2 nights in the region of Galway at the Clayton 4* hotel
-Full Irish breakfasts each day, along with two dinners
-Guided half-day city tour of Dublin
-Visits: Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Cathedral, Kylemore Abbey, Clonmacnoise, Trinity College
-Jaunting Car Ride
-Ferry ride across the River Shannon
-Lough Corrib Cruise with scones & Irish coffee
-Modern motor-coach with driver/guide included as per itinerary
-Porterage
-All the taxes
Book by Dec 9, 2019 and save $100 per person off the pricing above!

Taste of Ireland

Visit a farm in the beautiful mountains of County Kerry and watch border collies hard at work as they round up sheep.
Tour the magnificent State Apartments of Dublin Castle – once the living quarters of the viceregal court, the Apartments today are the venue for presidential inaugurations and other State ceremonies.
Dining Experiences
6 daily breakfasts, 1 lunchand 3 dinners including a night at the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a traditional show, and a medieval castle banquet
Trip Highlights
Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Dublin Castle, Ring of Kerry, Sheepdog Demonstration
Skellig Experience
7 days: 2020: fares from
Jan $1585 Feb $1624 Mar $1923 April $2105 May $2417 June $2547
July $2612 August $2547 Sept $2352 Oct $2118 Nov $1923

Black Friday Sale! Take 15% off the fares below if booked by Dec 3, 2019!

Ireland Explorer

7 Day Tour from Limerick to Dublin
Start with two nights in Limerick, known for its warm, authentic Irish personality—as well as the famed poetry of the colourful Limerick. An ideal walking city, Limerick is the perfect place to explore, from castle to cathedral to museum to pub. There’s an optional opportunity to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher and the lively city of Galway. Next, set off for one of Ireland’s loveliest towns, Adare, with stone buildings, thatched cottages, medieval ruins, and the real treat—freshly baked scones. Spend a night in Killarney—the “Town in the Park”—and enjoy the Irish shops, Killarney National Park, or any optional activities including the beautiful Ring of Kerry drive. Pass through the splendid scenery of the Kerry Mountains on the way to County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its “Stone of Eloquence” that promises the gift of gab.
On to the fair city of Dublin with its statue-lined O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. You’ll soon discover that Dublin is as intimate as a village and friendly as your favourite pub. Walk the streets that gave us the literary works of Yeats, Beckett, and Joyce.
2020: May 10, Oct 18 $1059
May 24, July 5, 19, Aug 2, Oct 4 $1189
June 7, 21, Sept 6, 20 $1319

South of Ireland Escape

6 Day Tour from Limerick to Dublin

Travel through Ireland’s rugged landscapes and welcoming locales during the off season and see your luck change! From Limerick to Dublin, you’ll experience the beauty and charm of the Emerald Isle. Take an excursion from Limerick to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher

2020:
Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 16, 23,  $889
March 1, 8,  22,  $1009
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy

JEWELS OF IRELAND

14 Days/13 Nights
Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to Antarctica.
Relax as you take in a special step-dancing display at the Cabra Castle Hotel.
Dining Experiences:
13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 10 dinners (D) including Taylors Three Rock and a medieval castle banquet.
Trip Highlights:
Blasket Centre, Brú na Bóinne, Dingle Bay Cruise, Donegal Castle, Giant’s Causeway, Slieve League Cliffs,
Titanic Belfast, Hillsborough Castle
2020:
April 12 $4380 April 29 $4445 May 24 $5277 June 7 $5394
June 14, 28, July 10, Aug 9 $5173
Aug 14 $5108 Aug 30, Sept 6 $5459
Oct 2 $4588 Oct 4 $4471

The Scots Irish Tour- 11 days

Authentic Local Experiences:
Reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 – 20 departures.
Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and see behind the scenes of the Queen’s former floating home.
Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
Welcome get-together drink with your group
Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
2020: fares from:
March $4289 April $4250 May $5643 June $5173 July $5277
August $5472 Sept $4861 Oct $4601

TASTE OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND

Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30 to August 20 departures.
Enjoy farm life as you sample fresh baked scones with tea and watch a sheep herding demonstration
Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh, Galway and Dublin with local guides
Trip Highlights: 10 days
Blair Athol Distillery, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness Cruise, Skellig Experience, Titanic Belfast
9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 6 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a festive medieval castle banquet.

2020: Feb 23 $3171 March 15 $3431 March 17 $3366 March 27 $3496 April 3 $3652 April 21 $3912
April 24, 26 $4029 April 27 $4289 May 1 $4367 May 8 to the end of June $4432 July $4497
Aug  9, 11, 14, 15, 21, 25 $4796 Tatto tour guaranteed.

IRISH PUB TOUR

8 Days, from $2127

Learn about Ireland’s folk traditions and tales as you explore cozy pubs around the country, including story-telling at Dublin’s Oldest Pub, the Brazen Head, and dinner and music at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Visit Teeling Whiskey Distillery and Guinness Storehouse. Stay in Kilkenny, Killarney and Westport, towns renowned for lots of lively pubs.
Authentic Local Experiences
Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
Discover the rich history of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile as you explore with a local guide.
Happen upon live music on a Pub Crawl through Westport, a beautiful planned town from the 18th century.

Dining Experiences
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch at McGann’s Pub in Doolin and 7 dinners including The Church Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Celtic Whiskey Bar (including a Tasting and Chocolate Pairing), and the 12th-century Brazen Head Pub folk dinner.
Trip Highlights
Blarney Castle; Cliffs of Moher; Guinness Storehouse Tour; Smithwick’s Experience; Teeling Distillery; South Pole Inn with Irish coffee
Dingle Peninsula; Sheepdog Demonstration

2020 fares from:
March $2404 April $2534 May $2127
June,  July, Aug, Sept $3002
Oct $2651 Nov $2287

South of Ireland Escape

6 day tour from Limerick to Dublin
Travel through Ireland’s rugged landscapes and welcoming locales during the off season
and see your luck change! From Limerick to Dublin, you’ll experience the beauty and charm of the Emerald Isle.
Take an excursion from Limerick to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher.
Explore the buzzing harbour city of Galway, and be amazed at the 100-mile panoramic drive on the Ring of Kerry.
From the town of Killarney, travel to Blarney and get a chance to kiss
The Stone of Eloquence. Enjoy free time in the picturesque fishing-port town of Kinsale.
Take in the old-world charm of Kilkenny, then continue to Dublin’s “Fair City” for an orientation drive to
see O’Connell Street’s statues, red-brick townhouses of the Georgian squares,
Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Find the luck of the Irish on an off-season escape and guided tour of Ireland.


Land Only
December 01, 08, 15 $889
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

WILD ATLANTIC WAY

2019 Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way 13 days/12 night Land Tour
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Authentic Local Experiences
Spend a day exploring Achill Island, with its soaring cliffs, windswept beaches, rich heritage and deserted boglands.
Get a taste of the Sligo Food Trail with a foraging adventure, followed by a tasting of the wild edibles you find.
Dining Experiences
12 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) including Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show, and a festive medieval castle banquet

Trip Highlights
Cliffs of Moher; Down Cathedral; Giant’s Causeway; Jaunting car ride in Killarney
Sheep Herding Demonstrations; Sligo Food Trail; Titanic Belfast; Westport House

Aug 19, Sept 2 2019 $4385
July 1, August 26, Sept  23, 2019 $5225
Oct 7, 2019 $4000

IRISH ESCAPE

7 day tour Dublin to Dublin
Escape to the lush landscapes, charming cities, and friendly people of Ireland during the low season so you can experience it all without the crowds and, most importantly, without the high-season prices. This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll relish in some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, and you’ll also have overnights in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor breathtaking views of these sheer cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and awe-inspiring landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of this natural beauty; it must be witnessed in person!
You’ll also have time to enjoy bustling Dublin, the “Fair City,” Adare with its pretty thatched cottages; medieval Waterford, home to the famous crystal; and Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest and liveliest towns. From the scenic beauty to the unique interactions and experiences with the down-to-earth locals, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses, and at a price you just can’t miss!
7 nights land only tour
Feb 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, March 1, 4,7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 2020 $1179
Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 $999
Jan 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, $999
Feb 1, 2, 8, 9 $999

NORTHERN IRELAND ESCAPE


Escape to the beauty and history of the “Emerald Isle” on your guided tour of Ireland.
Begin your escape into the green farms and sweeping seashores without the large crowds
or costs of the “busy” travel season. You’ll begin in the fair city of Dublin.
See the statues lining O’Connell Street—Dublin’s main thoroughfare with its
red-brick townhouses and colourful doors behind the wrought-iron fences of elegant Georgian squares.
You’ll also see Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral along the way.
Leave the bustle of Dublin for the green landscapes of Ireland’s fields, with a visit to Rathbaun Farm.
You’ll see a sheep-dog corral sheep, and be invited to bake your own scones in the farmhouse kitchen.
You’ll travel on to West Ireland’s colorful harbor city of Galway, with its vibrant shops,
cafés, and traditional Irish pubs. You’ll travel to Northern Ireland—
passing through Westport, Donegal, and Letterkenny. Enjoy a guided walk in Derry’s Old Town,
and visit the amazing natural formation of Giant’s Causeway—
massive basalt columns that dramatically extend across the seashore.
Spend two nights in Belfast, with plenty to see in Northern Ireland’s capital city,
including the fascinating Titanic Experience.
You’ll stop in Carlingford on your return trip to Dublin.
This Cooley Peninsula town is famous for its oyster farms, medieval buildings,
and 12th-century King John’s Castle which overlooks the city.
Spend the last night of your escorted tour of Ireland where you began, in Dublin.
You’ll see why this escape through Ireland’s beauty and history is made even better
without the crowds of the high season on your affordable, guided Ireland vacation.
7 nights land only

2019: Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 $999
2020:  Jan 5, 12, 18, 19, 26 $999
Feb 1, 2, 9, 15, 16 ,23 $999
March departures $1139