Mon, Sep 13 | Shannon, Ireland

2021 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle

Rediscover Ireland with us and see all the highlights on this classic tour - and at the end of our 8-day journey, luxuriate in a stay at the elegant, five-star Dromoland Castle.
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2021 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle

Time & Location

Sep 13, 6:00 AM – Sep 20, 5:00 PM
Shannon, Ireland, Clayton Limerick Hotel

About the Event

Day 1 Limerick - Clayton Limerick Hotel | King John's Castle | Medieval Castle Banquet (September 13, 2021)

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Limerick hotel. Following a short trip around Limerick, you’ll step back in time at King John’s Castle. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Limerick with costumed guides and touchscreen technology. Then join your group for a welcome drink before heading for a medieval‐style banquet. (D)

 

Day 2 Cliffs of Moher - The Brehon Hotel | River Shannon Ferry | Killarney (September 14, 2021)

Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Relax on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary, and travel on to Killarney. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3 Ring of Kerry Tour | Jaunting Car Ride | Sheepdog Trials (September 15, 2021)

Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of stops to capture photos of Ireland’s natural beauty and view some of the locations from the film Star Wars VIII. Passing through Waterville and the village of Sneem, stop at Moll’s Gap for views of the mountainous Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Travel via jaunting car to Ross Castle & Killarney Estate. Experience farm life at a nearby farm and watch specially trained dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney for dinner at the award-winning Rozzers Restaurant at The Killeen House. (B, D)

 

Day 4 Blarney Castle - Granville Hotel | Cobh Heritage Centre | Waterford (September 16, 2021)

Walking Tour

Visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to the Cobh Heritage Centre where you can trace your ancestors, learn more about the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania, or immerse yourself in the history of Irish emigrants. Relax as you follow the coastal route to Waterford. In the evening, take a gentle walk with a local historian who will reveal Waterford’s Viking and medieval past. (B, D)

Day 5 Waterford Crystal - Royal Marine Hotel | Glendalough | Merry Ploughboy Pub (September 17, 2021)

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the stunning scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. There you’ll explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue on to your hotel overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

 

Day 6 - Dublin Sightseeing Tour - Royal Marine Hotel | Glasnevin Cemetery Museum (September 18, 2021)

Begin your day with a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery – its museum is the world’s first cemetery museum and tells the story of the 1.5 million people buried there. It’s a fascinating insight into Irish history and the people who lived it. Spend the afternoon touring independently, with your tickets to the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, and choose one of three of Ireland’s most popular attractions: Guinness Storehouse, the GPO Witness History, or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. (B)

Day 7 Irish National Stud | Dromoland Castle Hotel (September 19, 2021)

Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you’ll see impeccably bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra’s Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Travel to the majestic and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairytale castle. Savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak‐paneled dining room. (B, D)

 

Day 8 Tour Ends at Dromoland (September 20, 2021)

Your program ends after breakfast. (B) 

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