Treasures of Ireland

Treasures of Irl

6 Days Dublin to Shannon. Group Rates on Request.

Highlights: Dublin, Waterford, Cobh, Blarney, Cork, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Foynes

Discover Ireland’s hidden gems on your 8-day excursion. There is much to see and plenty to unravel as you visit the Irish cities of Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Limerick. Highlights of your journey include a tour of Dublin’s illustrious city streets and attractions, an outing at Blarney Castle and its intriguing Blarney Stone, and a hike through the gorgeous landscape of the Ring of Kerry.

These are simply ideas to inspire you. This is just a suggested itinerary and you can switch it up any way you want, more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your group or organization’s interests. You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you.

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Treasures of Ireland Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND: Welcome to Dublin! At 2 p.m. a city tour includes a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and, at Trinity College, see the ornate 8th-century Book of Kells. This evening, get to know your traveling companions while enjoying a Welcome Dinner in your hotel. Hotel Name: The Davenport Hotel. (D)

DAY 2 DUBLIN / WATERFORD / CORK: Travel to the 6th-century monastic ruins at Glendalough. On to Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a visual journey of over 225 years of glassmaking, a Local Specialty. Then head to Cork where you will meet with a local historian who will share tales of the sea and Cork’s dramatic history, remembering the sinking of the Lusitania, and Cobh, the last port of call for the RMS Titanic. Dinner and overnight in your hotel. Hotel Name: River Lee Hotel.  (B/D)

DAY 3 CORK / COBH / BLARNEY / KILLARNEY: Today visit Cobh and the Heritage Centre, bringing the story of emigration to life. Then on to Blarney for a visit to Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Continue to Killarney.
Hotel Name: Killarney Towers Hotel. (B)

DAY 4 RING OF KERRY EXCURSION: Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Stopping at Torc Waterfall, there is a chance to join a leisurely guided hike. For those who do not want to join the hike, the motorcoach will return you to Killarney. NOTE: The hike travels over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be fit, wear good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and raingear. Approx. 3 miles/2 hours. Enjoy dinner in your hotel tonight.
Hotel Name: Killarney Towers Hotel. (B/D)

DAY 5 KILLARNEY / CLIFFS OF MOHER / LIMERICK: Head to Foynes and the Flying Boat Museum. Foynes is also the birthplace of Irish Coffee. Savor a cup of this Local Specialty, then on to the Cliffs of Moher. End the day in Limerick. This evening, your group might like to include an optional Medieval Castle banquet. Hotel Name: The Strand. (B)

DAY 6 LIMERICK / DEPART SHANNON: You will be transferred to Shannon Airport where your vacation ends. (B) [printfriendly]

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  • Airport transfers in Dublin on Day 1 and to Shannon on Day 6
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • Free WiFi available on the coach
  • 5 breakfasts; 3 three-course dinners with choice of entrée and coffee or tea including a Welcome Dinner in Dublin
  • Services of a professional Irish driver
  • Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges.
  • Portfolio of travel documents
Group Discounts
On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers.

Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.