New Destinations Together - Irish Pub Tour
September 30, 2022 - October 08, 2022
Join Samantha Musso for a special group departure to IRELAND!
Exclusive tour offering for New Destinations Travel - only 25 spots available!
- Blarney Castle
- Cliffs of Moher
- Guinness Storehouse Tour
- Private tour and tasting at the Irish Whiskey Museum*
- Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney
- Marine Bar in Dungarvan*
- Storytelling at O'Connors Pub in Galway*
- Smithwicks Experience
- Sean's Bar in Athlone, in the Guinness Book of Records as Europe's Oldest Pub, serving since the 900's*
- Dingle Peninsula
- Sheepdog demonstration
* indicates activity is CIE Tours Exclusive
Day 0: Depart US on September 30th
Overnight flight, arriving in Dublin October 1st
Day 1: Dublin City tour | Welcome Drink & Dinner
Your tour starts at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. A local guide will bring you for a panoramic tour of central Dublin, a friendly city famed for its wit and sense of fun. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group at The Church Café Bar and Restaurant; this converted building is where brewer Arthur Guinness was married, playwright Sean O'Casey was baptized, and where Handel practiced the organ before the first-ever public performance of his “Messiah” in 1742. (D)
Day 2: Kilkenny | Smithwick's Experience
Head to the small, historic city of Kilkenny for a guided walking tour along its Medieval Mile to experience its rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and well-preserved merchants' houses. Smell the hops and enjoy a sample on a tour of Smithwick's Experience, telling the story of the popular brewery in the heart of the city since 1710. Spend some free time browsing in charming Kilkenny before dinner.
Day 3: Blarney Castle | Marine Bar | Killarney
Visit the Marine Bar in Dungarvan a CIE Tour Exclusive, and enjoy a drink with some traditional music in this centuries old, family-run pub. Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the 'Gift of the Gab' or explore the beautiful gardens. Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney - a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century, where you will have free time after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music
Day 4: Dingle Peninsula | Celtic Whiskey Experience
Visit Moriarty's at the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred partner, before heading out to the glorious Dingle Peninsula. You may know this beautiful region from films like“Ryan's Daughter” and “Far & Away". Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional farming life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding. Enjoy some free time on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner.
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher | Galway | O'Connor's Pub Storytelling
Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. In the evening, have an early dinner at your hotel, then head out for a CIE Tours Exclusive. Private early access for a special evening of storytelling by the turf fire at O'Connors Famous Pub in Salthill.
Day 6: Sean's Bar | Lough Ree Cruise
Spend a leisurely morning exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. In Athlone, where you will enjoy a choice of Irish coffee, whiskey or beer as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking long ship. Then head to Sean's Bar in Athlone for a CIE Tours Exclusive. Sean's Bar is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it's the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub's rich history. Enjoy dinner in your Athlone hotel this evening.
Day 7: Guinness Storehouse | Irish Whiskey Museum
Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city - one of Ireland's most popular attractions -and enjoy a sample of Ireland's iconic brew as you enjoy the panoramic view from the seventh-floor Gravity Bar. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum, where you will take a short private tour and a tasting. In a CIE Tours Exclusive, enjoy a special after-hours experience: a traditional band will play lively tunes for your group as you relax over a drink and finger foods
Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
This fully inclusive guided vacation with CIE Tours features:
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 daily hot breakfasts
- 6 dinners incl dinner at The Church Cafe Bar & Restaurant in Dublin
- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional tour director
- 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
- Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
$2,118 land only price per person, based on double occupancy
+$475 single supplement for single occupancy room
**EARLY COMMITMENT DISCOUNT OF 5% AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 15, 2021. Note: Under this discount, the deposit becomes non-refundable**
Airfare is not included and is to be purchased separately
Optional Travel Protection Insurance is additional - quotes provided upon request
Optional Pre-Night in Dublin, incl bed and breakfast: $149.50 pp double occupancy; $233 pp in a single room
$250 per person deposit required to secure your spot, refundable until June 22, 2022
Final payment due July 22, 2022
LET'S GET YOU
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