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Irish Fling Tour

7 Day Coach Tour - Superior First Class Hotels
From US$898.00 land only

T O U R   H I G H L I G H T S
• Cliffs of Moher   • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
• Jaunting Car & Muckross House   • Cobh Heritage Centre
• Waterford Crystal Factory   • National Stud & Japanese Gardens
• Farewell Dinner and Overnight at Dunboyne Castle Hotel

T O U R   I N C L U D E S
7 days / 5 nights or 9 days / 7 nights

• Group transfers on arrival and departure
• Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout
• Services of a professional Irish driver/guide
• Superior first class hotels with private bath/shower for 5 nights
• 5 full Irish breakfasts (B)
• 5 dinners (D) including
- Medieval banquet and entertainment at Bunratty Castle
- Farewell dinner at Dunboyne Castle Hotel
- 3 table d'hote dinners
• Welcome get-together drink
• Walking tour of Waterford with a local guide
• Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
• Visits and admissions to
Cliffs of Moher, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Muckross Gardens, Blarney Woollen Mills,Cobb Heritage Centre, Waterford Crystal Factory and Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
• Delux flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
• All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage
for one suitcase per person

Stay at the following (or similar):
• Bunratty Castle Hotel - Bunratty, Co Clare - 1 night
• Killarney Plaza Hotel - Killarney, Co Kerry - 2 nights
• Granville Hotel - Waterford City, Co Waterford - 1 night
• Dunboyne Castle Hotel - Dunboyne, Co Meath - 1 night

T O U R   I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 Depart U.S. for Shannon

Welcome aboard your overnight flight to Shannon. Relax with dinner and entertainment.

Day 2 Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Banquet

Land at Shannon Airport and locate the CIE Tours desk in the Arrivals Hall for a complimentary group transfer to your nearby hotel, available between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm. If your flight arrives later than 2:00 pm, you must transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:30 pm take a drive to the coast to view the Cliffs of Moher, an awesome wall of rock that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean. Return to Bunratty to join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink before heading to 15th century Bunratty Castle for a jolly medieval-style dinner where the Lords and Ladies serenade you with favorite songs. (D)
Day 3 Flying Boat Museum & Killarney's Lakes

Drive through the outskirts of Limerick and along by the River Shannon to Foynes to visit the Flying Boat Museum. In the early days of flight, during the 1930's and early 1940's, this was the landing place for Pan Am Clippers from the United States and Europe. The museum recreates the infancy of aviation through displays of memorabilia. Journey into the mountainous scenery of County Kerry and stop in Listowel. This picturesque town is renowned as the birthplace of J. B. Keane, a popular 20th century playwright. Continue to Killarney and check into your hotel in the center of town. (B, D)
Day 4 Jaunting Car Ride & Moll's Gap

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney's lakes. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare where traditional buildings are gaily painted and enhanced with flowers. At Moll's Gap, a wonderful vantage point, stop to view the mountains. Continue along part of the Ring of Kerry route to enjoy the scenery. Pause at Ladies' View and stop at Muckross Gardens. Take a walk around the charming gardens, laid out along the lakeshore in the 19th century. Admire wonderful mature trees and shrubs, as well as colorful flowers, before returning to Killarney. (B, D)
   Day 5 Cobh Heritage & Waterford Crystal

Drive through the mountains of Kerry and make a brief stop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Next visit Cobh Heritage Centre, located in the old train station through which all emigrants passed when traveling to the United States. Displays show the many hardships that travelers endured. Continue to Waterford to tour the Waterford Crystal Factory and watch how this popular crystal is created. In the showrooms see a wide range of tableware and special trophies. Check into your hotel, once the home of Thomas Francis Meagher, first governor of Montana. After dinner, join a local guide for a stroll around the historic city center. (B, D)

Day 6 Medieval Kilkenny & National Stud

Drive north to Kilkenny and stop to look around the town. In medieval times the town was a prosperous trading center and the narrow streets still follow ancient routes. Travel north to Kildare and visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. As a nation, the Irish are very interested in horses and the Stud will tell you about the valuable breeding industry. The Japanese Gardens symbolize the "Life of Man" through plants and rocks. Then head to the village of Dunboyne, on the outskirts of Dublin. Check into Dunboyne Castle Hotel and relax for a while before enjoying a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)
Day 7 Head Home

Those on the 7-day tour take a group transfer to Dublin Airport, leaving the hotel at either 6:00 am, 9:00 am or 12:00 noon.
Arrive in ample time to check in for your flight back to the United States. (B)

B = Breakfast, CB = Continental Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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