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Mediaeval Castle Banquet

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                                                         Cover Photo: River Barrow near Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

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 Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
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                                                                    SCOTLAND &    Irish & Scottish Sampler          27
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             IRELAND     Taste of Ireland                      6                  The Scots Irish Tour              29
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                                                                                                           A perfect first trip to Ireland!
                                                                                                     Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher,
                                                                                                                         bars in Dublin –
                                                                                                              we can’t wait to go back!
                                                                                                     ~ Emma, Bedfordshire, UK

                                                                                                     4 Star Tour               From b                               775
                                                                                                     5/4, 6/5 or 7 days/6 nights

                                                                                                     Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                     • Visit a working farm and watch a farmer work
                                                                                                       with his highly skilled dogs to herd sheep.
                                                                                                     • Discover Dublin Castle as a local guide brings
                                                                                                       its history alive.

                                                                                                     Trip Highlights:
                                                                                                     •   Blarney Castle
                                                                                                     •   Cliffs of Moher
                                                                                                     •   Ring of Kerry
Ireland’s Forty Shades of Green
                                                                                                     •   Skellig Experience

Taste of Ireland                                                                                     Dining Experiences:
                                                                                                     • Enjoy three dinners including a night at the
                                                                                                       Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a traditional
Daily Itinerary:                                                                                       show, and a festive mediaeval castle banquet.
Day 1: Dublin & City Sightseeing
Tours A & B start in Dublin. Explore Dublin
on an independent hop-on-hop-off bus                                                                 Hotels:
tour (valid for 48 hours) and a visit to                                                             • Clayton Hotel, Dublin (1 night, Tours C & D or
one of Dublin’s top attractions. Dine                                                                  2 nights, Tours A & B)
independently this evening.                                                                          • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
                                                                                                     • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
Day 2: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub                                                  DUBLIN          • Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin
                                              Connemara
Tours C & D start in Dublin; tours A & B                        Galway                 1-2 + 1
                                                                                                       (1 night, Tours B & D only)
have a free morning. Meet your guide
at 2:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby for a tour        Cliffs of
                                                  Moher
of the highlights of Dublin city centre                  Shannon
                                                                 1 BUNRATTY
                                                                               Cashel
and a tour of Dublin Castle. Enjoy a
                                                                                                                      BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
welcome drink before dinner. (B, D)
                                                                                                              See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
                                                      KILLARNEY
                                                      2                                                           only available on select departures.
Day 3: Blarney Castle
& Killarney                                 Ring of           Blarney
                                                                           1 = Overnight Stops           6 Day (Tour A) departs from Dublin
                                              Kerry                      = Start City   = End City       2 nts Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 1 nt Bunratty
Travel through the midlands of
                                                                                                         Sundays          Apr 01 – Dec 09
Ireland to visit Blarney Castle and                                                                      Wednesdays Apr 04 – Oct 24
kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.” Treat                                                                     Fridays          Apr 06 – Oct 26
yourself to quality Irish goods at Blarney                                                               7 Day (Tour B) departs from Dublin
Woollen Mills. Arrive in the picturesque            Day 6: Shannon Departure or Galway                   2 nts Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 1 nt Bunratty, 1 nt Dublin
town of Killarney. (B, D)                           & Connemara                                          Sundays          Apr 01 – Dec 09
                                                                                                         Wednesdays Apr 04 – Oct 24
                                                    Tours A & C end at Bunratty Castle Hotel.            Fridays          Apr 06 – Oct 26
Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience Tours B & D explore Galway before heading
                                                                                                         5 Day (Tour C) departs from Dublin
Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic             to Spiddal where the locals still speak the          1 nt Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 1 nt Bunratty
drive, the Ring of Kerry. Visit the Skellig         Irish language. Travel across the boglands           Mondays          Apr 02 – Dec 10
Experience. Get a taste of farm life with           of Connemara to visit the Connemara                  Thursdays        Apr 05 – Oct 25
a sheep herding demonstration when you                                                                   Saturdays        Apr 07 – Oct 27
                                                    Marble Factory. See how locally quarried
visit a local farm. Enjoy a free evening in         marble is transformed into unique jewellery.         6 Day (Tour D) departs from Dublin
Killarney. (B, L)                                                                                        1 nt Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 1 nt Bunratty, 1 nt Dublin
                                                    Back in Dublin, enjoy a free evening. (B)            Mondays          Apr 02 – Dec 10
                                                                                                         Thursdays        Apr 05 – Oct 25
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle           Day 7: Tour Ends in Dublin                            Saturdays        Apr 07 – Oct 27
Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary             Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)             Small Group Departures
to take in the Cliffs of Moher, soaring                                                                  Maximum 26 guests
200m above the Atlantic Ocean. Head to an                                                                A & B: Apr 06, May 02, Jun 13, Jul 04 & 11, Aug 15, Oct 19, Nov 25
authentic castle for a mediaeval-style ban-                                                              C & D: Apr 07, May 03, Jun 14, Jul 05 & 12, Aug 16, Oct 20, Nov 26
quet with songs and entertainment. (B, D)                                                                Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                        Tour Code: TAA18

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                                                                                                                Checked all our “must see” in
                                                                                                                   one trip. Our terrific guide
                                                                                                                  provided personal insights
                                                                                                                               along the way.
                                                                                                     ~ Janet, Christchurch, NZ

                                                                                                     4 Star Tour             From b                        1080
                                                                                                     6/5, 7/6 or 8 days/7 nights

                                                                                                     Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                     • A scenic tour on Dingle Bay is enhanced
                                                                                                       by stories of local lore – and you might spot
                                                                                                       a dolphin or two.
                                                                                                     • Experience country life as you take in a sheep
                                                                                                       herding demonstration at a local farmhouse.

                                                                                                     Trip Highlights:
                                                                                                     •   Blarney Castle
                                                                                                     •   Burren Birds of Prey Centre
                                                                                  Sheepdog at Work   •   Cliffs of Moher
                                                                                                     •   King John’s Castle

Best of Ireland                                                                                      Dining Experiences:
                                                                                                     • Five dinners including a night at Taylors Three
                                                                                                       Rock Pub, and a mediaeval castle banquet.

South                                                                                                Hotels:
                                                                                                     • Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin
Daily Itinerary:                                                                                       (1 night, Tours C & D or 2 nights, Tours A & B)
Day 1: Dublin Sightseeing                                                                            • Scotts Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Tours A & B begin. Tour Dublin on an                                                                 • The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus
independent open-top bus tour and a                                                                    (2 nights)
visit to one featured attraction. Enjoy a                                             DUBLIN         • Grand Canal Hotel or Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin
free evening.                                               Galway
                                                                            Kildare     1-2 + 1
                                                                                                       (1 night, Tours B & D only)
                                                              NEWMARKET-
Day 2: Dublin & Irish Night                      Cliffs of    ON-FERGUS
                                                 Moher         2
Tours C & D begin. Enjoy a free morning
                                                        Shannon              Cashel
in Dublin. Meet your guide at 2:00 p.m.                          Limerick
to view the illuminated manuscript
of the 8th century Book of Kells.
                                        Dingle     2
                                                       KILLARNEY
Enjoy a welcome drink before
dinner. (B, D)                                                          1  = Overnight Stops
                                                                                                                      BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
                                                            Blarney
                                                                       = Start City   = End City              See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
Day 3: Blarney & Killarney                                                                                        only available on select departures.
Watch a sheep herding demonstration.                                                                     7 Day (Tour A) departs from Dublin
Kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” at                                                                         2 nts Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 2 nts Shannon
                                                                                                         Saturdays        Mar 10 – Oct 27
Blarney Castle. Treat yourself to Irish          Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Galway                         Thursdays        Apr 05 – Oct 25
made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills.             Visit the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 200m                 8 Day (Tour B) departs from Dublin
Travel to Killarney. (B, D)                      above the Atlantic. See dynamic flying                  2 nts Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 2 nts Shannon, 1 nt Dublin
                                                 displays at the Burren Birds of Prey Centre.            Saturdays        Mar 10 – Oct 27
Day 4: Dingle & Dingle Bay Cruise                Join a local guide for a Galway tour. (B, D)            Thursdays        Apr 05 – Oct 25
Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula.                                                                  6 Day (Tour C) departs from Dublin
Embark on a cruise around Dingle Bay.            Day 7: End in Shannon or                                1 nt Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 2 nts Shannon
Enjoy dinner at a local venue before a                                                                   Sundays          Mar 11 – Oct 28
                                                 Irish National Stud                                     Fridays          Apr 06 – Oct 26
free evening in Killarney. (B, D)                Tours A&C end after breakfast. Tours B & D
                                                                                                         7 Day (Tour D) departs from Dublin
                                                 visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish             1 nt Dublin, 2 nts Killarney, 2 nts Shannon, 1 nt Dublin
Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride &                       National Stud. Spend the rest of the day at             Sundays          Mar 11 – Oct 28
Mediaeval Castle Banquet                         your leisure and dine independently. (B)                Fridays          Apr 06 – Oct 26
Take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride.                                                                    Small Group Departures
Explore Adare, famous for its thatched           Day 8: Tour Ends in Dublin                              Maximum 26 guests
cottages and colourful gardens. Visit            Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)               A & B: Apr 21, May 12, Jun 28, Jul 12, Sep 27, Oct 13
King John’s Castle. Enjoy a festive                                                                      C & D: Apr 22, May 13, Jun 29, Jul 13, Sep 28, Oct 14
mediaeval-style feast. (B, D)                                                                            Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                         Tour Code: ISA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                             What an amazing deal for 4-star
                                                                                                              hotels; we especially loved the
                                                                                                          luxurious Dromoland Castle Hotel.
                                                                                                          ~ Heather, Cheltenham, UK

                                                                                                          4 & 5 Star Tour        From b                       1485
                                                                                                          7 days/6 nights or 8 days/7 nights

                                                                                                          Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                          • Enjoy the scenery of Killarney’s National Park
                                                                                                            during a horse-drawn jaunting car ride.
                                                                                 Dromoland Castle Hotel   • Discover the story behind Irish coffee and
                                                                                                            enjoy one yourself when you visit Foynes
                                                                                                            Flying Boat & Maritime Museum.

Irish Heritage                                                                                            Trip Highlights:
& Dromoland Castle                                                                                        •
                                                                                                          •
                                                                                                          •
                                                                                                              Cliffs of Moher
                                                                                                              Cobh Heritage Centre
                                                                                                              Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Daily Itinerary:                                                                                          •   House of Waterford Crystal
Day 1: Limerick & Mediaeval Castle                                                                        •   Irish National Stud (8-day tour only)
Banquet                                                                                                   •   King John’s Castle
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Limerick hotel.                                                                    •   Ring of Kerry tour
Immerse yourself in the rich history of                                                                   •   Skellig Experience
Limerick at King John’s Castle. Join
your group for a welcome drink before
heading to a mediaeval castle for
a festive banquet. (D)                                                                                    Dining Experiences:
                                                                                        DUBLIN
                                                                                             2            • Five dinners including a lively mediaeval
Day 2: Cliffs of Moher & Jaunting Car Ride                                        Kildare
                                                              NEWMARKET-                                    castle banquet, Killeen House Restaurant
Take in the spectacular Cliffs of Moher –          Cliffs of  ON-FERGUS
                                                   Moher       1                         Blessington        in Killarney, dinner and traditional show at
soaring 200m above the Atlantic surf.                     Shannon 1                                         Merry Ploughboy Pub, and Dromoland Castle
Ferry across the River Shannon                         Foynes     LIMERICK
                                                                                                            Hotel dinner (8-day tour only.)
Estuary. Visit the Flying Boat &                                                WATERFORD
                                                                                     1
Maritime Museum and sample an                            KILLARNEY
                                                     2
authentic Irish coffee. See Killarney’s
                                         Ring of             Blarney     Cobh
National Park by jaunting car. (B, D)
                                           Kerry                                                          Hotels:
                                                                     = Overnight Stops
                                                                     1                                    • Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick (1 night)
Day 3: Ring of Kerry & Killeen House                             = Start City   = End City
                                                                                                          • The Brehon Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic
drive, the Ring of Kerry. Cross to Valentia                                                               • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
Island to visit Skellig Experience. At a            Day 6: Dublin & Glasnevin Cemetery                    • Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
nearby farm watch specially trained dogs            Museum                                                  (2 nights)
herding sheep. Dine at the award-winning            Take a guided tour of Dublin. Visit Glasnevin         • Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Killeen House Restaurant. (B, D)                    Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national                     (1 night, 8-day tour only)
                                                    cemetery. The afternoon and evening are
Day 4: Blarney Castle & Cobh                        free. Use your open-top bus tour voucher
Heritage Centre                                     to visit one of the featured attractions. (B)
Kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” at Blarney
Castle or explore the gardens. Shop at              Day 7: End in Dublin or Irish National Stud
Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to             7-day tour ends after breakfast. Guests on
the Cobh Heritage Centre. Enjoy a gentle            the 8-day tour visit the home of equine royalty,
walking tour with a local historian in              The Irish National Stud. See magnificent
Waterford. (B, D)                                   horses and stroll around the delightful
                                                    grounds. Travel to Dromoland Castle Hotel
Day 5: Waterford Crystal &                          to relax in the elegant surroundings and                               BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
Merry Ploughboy                                     enjoy a special farewell dinner. (B, D)                        See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces                                                                           only available on select departures.
during your visit to the House of Waterford         Day 8: Tour Ends in Shannon                               Tours depart from Shannon
Crystal. Explore the remains of one of the          Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                       Mondays                 Mar 12 – Oct 22
most important monastic sites in Ireland,                                                                     Small Group Departures
founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century.                                                                      Maximum 26 guests
Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry                                                                        Apr 23, May 14, Jun 04, July 23, Aug 06, Sep 17, Oct 01
Ploughboy Pub, with a lively show. (B, D)                                                                     Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                             Tour Code: HEA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                            Everything we wanted - sheepdog
                                                                                                           trials, whiskey tastings and amazing
                                                                                                                   scenery - for one great price.
                                                                                                           ~ Lisa, Ontario, CA

                                                                                                           3 & 4 Star Tour        From b                       1435
                                                                                                           8 days/7 nights or 9 days/8 nights

                                                                                                           Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                           • There’s no shortage of “traditional Irish pubs”
                                                                                                             in Killarney! Head out for an evening and chat
Ladies’ View, Ring of Kerry near Killarney
                                                                                                             with locals over a pint and some music.
                                                                                                           • Discover local lore on walking tours of Cong
                                                                                                             (“The Quiet Man” tour), and Waterford with

Irish Spirit                                                                                                 local guides.

Daily Itinerary:                                                                                           Trip Highlights:
Day 1: Dublin Tour & Glasnevin Museum                                                                      •   Cliffs of Moher
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Dublin hotel. Tour                                                                  •   Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
central Dublin and visit Glasnevin Cemetery                                                                •   Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Museum, Ireland’s national cemetery.
                                                                                                           •   Kilkenny Castle
Enjoy a welcome drink before dining
                                                                                                           •   Ring of Kerry tour
independently.
                                                                                                           •   Skellig Experience
                                                          CONG
Day 2: Kilkenny Castle &                     Connemara 2                                 DUBLIN
Waterford Crystal                                                  Galway
                                                                                               1 +   1-2
Head to Kilkenny to visit Kilkenny Castle,                                 Clonmacnoise
which was the principal residence of               Cliffs of
                                                   Moher
                                                                                                           Dining Experiences:
the powerful Butler family for almost                                                   Kilkenny           • Five dinners including a fun Jarvey’s Irish
600 years. Witness the creation of                                                                           Night, and a traditional Irish dinner and show
crystal masterpieces during your                                          WATERFORD
                                                                                      1                      at Abbey Tavern.
visit to the House of Waterford                           KILLARNEY
                                                        2
Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle                                        Midleton
                                           Ring of              Blarney
walking tour of Waterford with a             Kerry
local guide. (B, D)                                                  1 = Overnight Stops                   Hotels:
                                                                   = Start City   = End City
                                                                                                           • Ashling Hotel or Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel,
Day 3: Jameson & Blarney Castle
                                                                                                             Dublin (1 night)
Tour the Jameson Experience, a journey
                                                                                                           • Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
through the story and making of Irish                of “The Quiet Man” movie. Stop at Standun
whiskey. Kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” at            of Spiddal for a talk on various aspects of           • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Blarney Castle. Shop at the Blarney Woollen          Irish life and traditional crafts. Return to          • The Lodge at Ashford, County Mayo (2 nights)
Mills before heading to Killarney. (B, D)            Galway for a free evening. (B, L)                     • Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin (1 or 2 nights)

Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Irish Night                   Day 7: Clonmacnoise & Abbey Tavern
Ride through the Killarney National Park             Visit Clonmacnoise to see elaborate high
by horse-drawn jaunting car. Then set                Celtic crosses decorated with biblical
out on the scenic Ring of Kerry. Cross to            scenes. Continue your journey to Dublin
Valentia Island and learn about the off-             and enjoy the fishing village of Howth on
shore island of Skellig Michael. Enjoy an            the north side of the city. Finish up your tour
Irish night with dinner and a traditional            at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty
show. (B, D)                                         dinner and a lively show. (B, D)

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher                               Day 8: Tour Ends or Dublin Sightseeing
Embark on a ferry ride across the River              8-day tour ends. Guests on the 9-day tour
Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular             spend an additional day in Dublin with an
beauty of the Cliffs of Moher – soaring              open-top bus tour and a visit to one of                                BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
200m above the Atlantic surf. Walk along             Dublin’s top attractions. (B)                                  See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
the cliffs where on a clear day you can                                                                                 only available on select departures.
see the Aran Islands and Galway                      Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin                                Tours depart from Dublin
Bay. (B, D)                                          Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                       Saturdays               Mar 10 – Dec 01
                                                                                                               Thursdays               Apr 05 – Nov 01
Day 6: Lough Corrib Cruise & Cong Walk                                                                         Small Group Departures
Cruise Lough Corrib and enjoy an Irish                                                                         Maximum 26 guests
                                                                                                               Apr 26, May 12, Jun 14, Jul 07, Aug 02, Sep 15, Oct 06, Nov 01
coffee and a step-dancing demonstration.
                                                                                                               Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
Take a walking tour of Cong to visit locations                                                                                                                Tour Code: SPA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                   We maximised our holiday time
                                                                                                                  and visited the most popular sites
                                                                                                                     along the beautiful Irish coast!
                                                                                                              ~ Maureen, Western Australia

                                                                                                              3 & 4 Star Tour        From b                       1435
                                                                                                              8 days/7 nights or 9 days/8 nights

                                                                                                              Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                              • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch
                                                                                                                a farmer and highly skilled dogs herd sheep.
                                                                     Glendalough Monastic Site, Co. Wicklow   • Visit the last port of call of the Titanic where a
                                                                                                                local guide will reveal many of the places that
                                                                                                                still remain over a century later.

Irish Adventure                                                                                Giant’s
                                                                                                              Trip Highlights:
                                                                                                              •   Blarney Castle
Daily Itinerary:                                                                               Causeway
                                                                                                              •   Cliffs of Moher
Day 1: Dublin Tour & Book of Kells                                                   1 DERRY
                                                                                                              •   Cobh Heritage Centre
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Dublin hotel. Set
out on an introductory tour of central
                                                                         Donegal
                                                                                             Belfast
                                                                                                              •   Dunbrody Emigrant Ship
Dublin including Trinity College to view                                                                      •   Giant’s Causeway
the illuminated manuscript of the                                                                             •   Skellig Experience
Book of Kells. In the evening, enjoy a                                                                        •   Titanic Belfast
                                                                 Knock
welcome drink with your group before
dining independently.
                                                                    1 GALWAY             DUBLIN 1 + 1-2       Dining Experiences:
Day 2: 6th Century Glendalough                                                                                • Five dinners including a farewell dinner
& Dunbrody Famine Ship                               Cliffs of    Burren           Glendalough
                                                                                                                featuring locally-sourced Irish cuisine at
                                                     Moher
Explore the remains of one of the                                                                               The Glyde Inn.
most important monastic sites in                                                    New Ross
Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in                                              WATERFORD 1
the 6th century. Continue to
the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a                              2
                                                             KILLARNEY     Cobh                               Hotels:
reconstructed 19th century vessel.         Ring of                Blarney                                     •   Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Dublin (1 night)
                                             Kerry
After dinner, take a gentle stroll                                     1 = Overnight Stops
                                                                                                              •   Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
around the narrow streets of history                                 = Start City   = End City                •   International Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Waterford with a local guide. (B, D)                                                                          •   Ardilaun Hotel, Galway (1 night)
                                                                                                              •   Everglades Hotel, Derry (1 night)
Day 3: Waterford Crystal &                            Day 6: Sheep Herding & Derry Walk                       •   Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (1 or 2 nights)
Blarney Castle                                        Immerse yourself in Irish farm life and
Witness the creation of crystal master-               watch trained sheepdogs round up moun-
pieces during your visit to the House                 tain sheep. Explore the pilgrimage town of
of Waterford Crystal. Travel to Cobh,                 Knock, one of the world’s leading shrines.
the last port of call of the Titanic. Visit           Enjoy free time in Donegal before heading
Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone              to Derry for a guided walking tour of this
of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil                 mediaeval city. (B, D)
gardens. (B, D)
                                                      Day 7: Giant’s Causeway & Glyde Inn
Day 4: Ring of Kerry Drive &                          Visit the Giant’s Causeway, enormous
Skellig Experience                                    hexagonal columns formed over 60 million
Discover the natural beauty of the Emerald            years ago. Explore Titanic Belfast’s state-
Isle on the Ring of Kerry. Cross to Valentia          of-the-art displays. Stop at the Glyde Inn
Island to visit the Skellig Experience. Pause         for a farewell dinner. (B, D)
for lunch and a stroll around Sneem. Enjoy
the evening in Killarney and dinner on your           Day 8: Tour Ends or Dublin Sightseeing
own. (B, L)                                           8-day tour ends after breakfast. Guests                                  BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
                                                      on the 9-day tour spend a day in Dublin                          See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Galway                       with an open-top bus tour and visit to one                           only available on select departures.
Take a ferry ride across the River Shannon            featured attraction. (B)                                    Tours depart from Dublin
Estuary to view the Cliffs of Moher. Walk                                                                         Mondays                 Apr 02 – Dec 03
along the top of the cliffs for great views.          Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin                                  Wednesdays              Apr 04 – Oct 31
Head to Galway to join a local guide for              Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                         Small Group Departures
a brief stroll through the old city before                                                                        Maximum 26 guests
                                                                                                                  Apr 04, May 09, Jun 04, Jul 02, Aug 29, Sep 17, Oct 17, Nov 05
spending some time on your own. (B, D)
                                                                                                                  Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                                 Tour Code: ADA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                     Had so much fun visiting local
                                                                                                                   bars, a whiskey distillery, and the
                                                                                                                         famous Guinness brewery.
                                                                                                              ~ John, Capetown, South Africa

                                                                                                              3 & 4 Star Tour        From b                       1310
                                                                                                              9 days/8 nights or 8 days/7 nights

                                                                                                              Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                              • Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where
                                                                                                                you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer
Fun in a Typical Pub
                                                                                                                who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
                                                                                                              • Discover the mediaeval roots of Kilkenny as a
                                                                                                                local guide shares the city’s rich history.

The Irish Pub Tour                                                                                            Trip Highlights:
Daily Itinerary:                                                                                              •   Blarney Castle
                                                                                                              •   Cliffs of Moher
Day 1: Dublin Tour & Guinness
                                                                                                              •   Dingle Peninsula
Storehouse
                                                                                                              •   Guinness Storehouse tour
Tour starts 2:00 p.m., Dublin hotel. Set out
on an introductory tour of central Dublin.                                                                    •   Smithwick’s Experience
Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn                                                                        •   Teeling Distillery
about Ireland’s “black beer” and enjoy
                                                                WESTPORT
views of Dublin from the rooftop bar.                       1

Enjoy a welcome drink with your                     Connemara       Galway
                                                                                                              Dining Experiences:
                                                                                                  DUBLIN
group before dining independently.                                                                  1 + 1-2   • Six dinners including a festive Irish night at
                                                Cliffs of                                                       Kate Kearney’s Cottage; and a folk dinner at
Day 2: Glasnevin Cemetery                        Moher Doolin                                                   Ireland’s oldest pub, the 12th Century Brazen
                                          SPANISH POINT 1
Museum & Kilkenny Walk                                                           KILKENNY 1                     Head Pub.
Explore Glasnevin Cemetery
Museum, Ireland’s national                                                      Waterford
necropolis, which is a who’s who           Dingle
                                                        2                                                     Hotels:
of modern Irish history. Head to                         KILLARNEY         Blarney                            • Ballsbridge Hotel or Croke Park Hotel, Dublin
Kilkenny for a walking tour through
                                                                                                                (1 night)
Kilkenny’s Mediaeval Mile. Visit
Smithwick’s Experience for a tour and
                                                                        1 = Overnight Stops                   • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny (1 night)
                                                                      = Start City   = End City
enjoy a sample. Browse the charming                                                                           • International Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
city before dinner. (B, D)                                                                                    • Armada Hotel, Spanish Point (1 night)
                                                     Day 6: Galway & Westport Walk                            • Wyatt Hotel, Westport (1 night)
Day 3: Waterford & Blarney                           Spend time exploring Galway before
                                                                                                              • Ashling Hotel, Dublin (1 or 2 nights)
Witness the creation of crystal master-              continuing through scenic Connemara.
pieces at House of Waterford. Visit                  In Westport enjoy a walking tour of this
Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone             attractive estate town built in 1780. (B, D)
of Eloquence.”Head to Killarney where
you’ll have free time to explore some of             Day 7: Teeling Distillery & 12th Century
the lively pubs. (B, D)                              Brazen Head Pub
                                                     Visit Teeling Distillery, a distillery in the
Day 4: Dingle Peninsula & Cottage Dinner             heart of Dublin, and sample the aged
Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Visit         whiskey. Head to the Brazen Head Pub,
the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and           Dublin’s oldest, for an evening of traditional
learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer             food, music and story-telling. (B, D)
who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
Enjoy a sheep herding demonstration.                 Day 8: Dublin Sightseeing
Head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner            8-day tour ends after breakfast. Guest on
and traditional Irish entertainment. (B, D)          the 9-day tour spend a day in Dublin with
                                                     an independent open-top bus tour, plus a                                 BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Aillwee Cave                visit to either Trinity College Book of Kells,
                                                                                                                       See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
Embark on a ferry ride across the River              EPIC Ireland or the General Post Office                               only available on select departures.
Shannon Estuary to take in the spectacular           Museum. (B)
                                                                                                                  Tours depart from Dublin
beauty of the Cliffs of Moher – soaring                                                                           Saturdays               Mar 10 – Nov 10
200m above the Atlantic surf. Visit Aillwee          Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin                                   Wednesdays              Mar 28 – Oct 17
Cave to explore the underground caverns.             Your tours ends after breakfast. (B)                         Small Group Departures
                                                                                                                  Maximum 26 guests
Travel to Spanish Point, a village with many                                                                      Mar 24, Apr 21, May 12, Jun 06, Jul 25, Aug 25, Sep 19, Oct 03
enticing pubs. (B, L, D)                                                                                          Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                                Tour Code: PUA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                  The beauty of Northern Ireland
                                                                                                              is not to be missed. The seascapes
                                                                                                                       of the Inishowen Peninsula
                                                                                                                            were simply stunning.
                                                                                                              ~ Nigel, Thirsk, UK

                                                                                                              3 & 4 Star Tour                      From b      1665
                                                                                                              9 days/8 nights

                                                                                                              Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                              • Turf has been used as a fuel throughout Ireland
                                                                               Giant’s Causeway, Co. Antrim     for hundreds of years. Witness turf-cutting to
                                                                                                                see how peat is formed, cut, stacked and dried
                                                                                                                at Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.

Northern Welcome                                                                                              • Admire the stunning scenery of Inishowen
                                                                                                                Peninsula as you enjoy tea and scones at the
                                                                                                                Seaview Tavern.
Daily Itinerary:                                                            Inishowen
                                                                            Peninsula Giant’s
                                                                                        Causeway
Day 1: Cabra Castle Hotel
                                                                                                Antrim
Tour begins at Cabra Castle Hotel                                                  2             Coast
                                                                                  DERRY
at 2:00 p.m. Join your group for                              Donegal                                         Trip Highlights:
afternoon tea. In the evening, enjoy                                                   BELFAST 1

a welcome drink and dine in the                                                                               •   Belleek Pottery
                                                                                     Downpatrick
hotel restaurant. (D)                                               Sligo                                     •   Donegal Castle
                                           Achill                                                             •   Down Cathedral
                                          Island                                       1
                                                      2                 KINGSCOURT
Day 2: Down Cathedral &                                                                                       •   Giant’s Causeway
                                                     WESTPORT
Titanic Belfast                                                                                               •   Glasnevin Museum
Visit Down Cathedral, the historical                                                           + 2            •   Titanic Belfast
burial place of St. Patrick. In Belfast                    Galway       Kilbeggan              DUBLIN
                                                                                                              •   Tullamore Dew
join a local guide to see prominent
                                                                                                              •   Westport House
buildings and the docks where the
RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit
Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art
attraction that will immerse you in
the story of this iconic liner. (B, D)                                                                        Dining Experiences:
                                                                                                              • Six dinners including a Cabra Castle welcome
Day 3: Turf Cutting &                                           1 = Overnight Stops
                                                                                                                dinner, Walled City Brewery Restaurant, and a
Giant’s Causeway                                              = Start City   = End City
                                                                                                                traditional dinner and lively show at Merry
Drive the Nine Glens of Antrim, one of
                                                                                                                Ploughboy Pub.
Ireland’s popular scenic routes. Visit
                                                    Day 6: Westport House & Achill Island
The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
                                                    Tour the stately Westport House, with its
for a turf-cutting demonstration. Explore
                                                    wealth of interesting artefacts. See Clew
the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns
                                                    Bay, reputed to have 365 islands, and cross
formed by volcanic activity over 60 million                                                                   Hotels:
                                                    to Achill Island. Visit the Deserted Village
years ago. Continue to Derry for free time
                                                    and stop in Keel for a casual lunch. (B, L)               •   Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
before dinner. (B, D)
                                                                                                              •   Europa Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
                                                    Day 7: Galway & Tullamore Dew                             •   Maldron Hotel, Derry (2 nights)
Day 4: Inishowen Peninsula &
                                                    Tour central Galway to see Eyre Square,
Derry’s Walls                                                                                                 •   Clew Bay Hotel, Westport (2 nights)
                                                    Galway Cathedral and the Spanish Arch.
Travel around the scenic Inishowen                                                                            •   Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin (2 nights)
                                                    Visit Tullamore Dew to see whiskey
Peninsula and enjoy tea and scones at the
                                                    production and sample a tasting. Head to
Seaview Tavern. In Derry, join a local guide
                                                    Dublin for dinner and a show at the Merry
for a short walk to see the city’s mediaeval
                                                    Ploughboy Pub. (B, D)
walls. Complete your tour at the Walled
City Brewery Restaurant for dinner. (B, D)
                                                    Day 8: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
                                                    Tour Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s
Day 5: Donegal & Belleek Pottery
                                                    national necropolis, which is a who’s who
Travel through rugged countryside to
                                                    of modern Irish history. Spend the afternoon
Donegal to enjoy time exploring. Visit
                                                    on an independent open-top bus tour and
Belleek Pottery to see how craftspeople                                                                                       BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
                                                    a visit to one featured attraction. (B)
create the world-famous fine china. At a
                                                                                                                      See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
local farm, watch as a farmer works with
                                                    Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin                                            only available on select departures.
skilled dogs to herd sheep. In Westport,
                                                    Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                           Tours depart from Cabra Castle, Kingscourt
a local guide will escort you through this
                                                                                                                  Saturdays             Apr 14 – Oct 20
historic town. (B, D)
                                                                                                                  Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                           Tour Code: NWA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                        Loved it all - the luxury hotels,
                                                                                                                                 fabulous restaurants,
                                                                                                                            traditional entertainment
                                                                                                                                      and scenic drives.
                                                                                                              ~ Sue, Singapore

                                                                                                              4 Star Tour            From b                   1350
                                                                                                              8 days/7 nights or 9 days/8 nights

                                                                                                              Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                              • Sip an Irish coffee as you enjoy a casual music
                                                                                   Blarney Castle, Co. Cork     session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan.
                                                                                                              • Local guides will impart historic facts and local

Irish Gold
                                                                                                                lore on walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College,
                                                                                                                Galway and Waterford.

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1: Dublin & Book of Kells
                                                                                                              Trip Highlights:
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Dublin hotel.                                                                          •   Blarney Castle
Head out for a tour of Dublin including                                                                       •   Book of Kells
Trinity College to view the priceless                                                                         •   Cliffs of Moher
8th century Book of Kells, an                                                                                 •   Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
illuminated manuscript of the four                                                                            •   House of Waterford Crystal
gospels. Enjoy a welcome drink
                                           Leenane                                                            •   Ring of Kerry
with your group.                          Kylemore                  Clonmacnoise
                                               Connemara
                                                                                         DUBLIN               •   Skellig Experience
                                                                2 GALWAY                      1 + 1-2
Day 2: Clonmacnoise & Galway                                                                                  •   Waterford’s Medieval Museum
Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic                      Cliffs of
                                                    Moher
settlement founded in 545 AD.                                                Kilkenny
See elaborate high Celtic crosses
                                                                         WATERFORD
decorated with biblical scenes.
                                                                   Dungarvan
                                                                                     1                        Dining Experiences:
Head to Galway and enjoy a                  KILLARNEY
                                                                                                              • Four dinners including a traditional Irish
                                                       2
walking tour before dinner. (B, D)                                 Blarney                                      Night in Killarney, and O’Connell’s Restaurant
                                          Ring of
                                            Kerry                                                               in Dublin.
Day 3: Catamaran Cruise &                                           1 = Overnight Stops

Kylemore Abbey                                                    = Start City   = End City
Head to Kylemore Abbey to tour
elegant rooms and the charming church.
Embark on a catamaran cruise of Killary
                                                                                                              Hotels:
                                                      and traditional music. Witness the creation             •   Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
Harbour (Mar 18 – Oct 28 depts). Return               of crystal masterpieces during your visit to
to Galway for a free evening. (B, L)                                                                          •   Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
                                                      the House of Waterford Crystal. (B, D)
                                                                                                              •   The Malton Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Irish Night                  Day 7: Waterford & Dublin                               •   Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
Immerse yourself in farm life and enjoy a             Join a local guide for a walking tour of                •   Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin
sheep herding demonstration. View the                 Waterford. Visit the Medieval Museum.                       (1 or 2 nights)
Cliffs of Moher, rising 200m above the                Stop in Kilkenny for lunch on your own.
Atlantic surf. Embark on a ferry across               In Dublin head to the popular O’Connell’s
the River Shannon Estuary and head to                 Restaurant for a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Killarney for an Irish night featuring
a lively show with dinner. (B, D)                     Day 8: Tour Ends or Dublin Sightseeing
                                                      8-day tour ends after breakfast. Guests on
Day 5: Jaunting Car & Ring of Kerry                   the 9-day tour spend a day in Dublin with
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car           an independent open-top bus tour with a
through the Killarney National Park. Enjoy            visit to a featured attraction. (B)
a guided tour of Muckross House. Set out
on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the           Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin
Ring of Kerry. Cross to Valentia Island to            Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
tour the Skellig Experience before returning                                                                                  BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
to Killarney for a free evening. (B, L)
                                                                                                                       See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
                                                                                                                           only available on select departures.
Day 6: Blarney & Waterford Crystal
Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence”                                                                              Tours depart from Dublin
                                                                                                                  Sundays               Mar 11 – Oct 28
or explore the tranquil gardens at Blarney                                                                        Wednesdays            Apr 18 – Oct 10
Castle. At the coastal Marine Bar in
                                                                                                                  Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
Dungarvan enjoy a creamy Irish coffee                                                                                                                       Tour Code: GOA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                       We covered so much, seeing
                                                                                                                   castles, a pottery factory, a farm,
                                                                                                                      and the Cliffs, while spending
                                                                                                                             2 nights in most towns.
                                                                                                             ~ Ruth, Tel Aviv, Israel

                                                                                                             4 Star Tour            From b                       1340
                                                                                                             9 days/8 nights or 10 days/9 nights

                                                                                                             Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                             • Gain insight into the history and heritage of
                                                                              Enjoying a Meal with Friends     the most beautiful part of the west of Ireland
                                                                                                               at Dan O’Hara’s Homestead.

Irish Explorer
                                                                                                             • Enjoy a perfectly poured pint or a creamy
                                                                                                               Irish coffee at Blakes of the Hollow Pub,
                                                                                                               one of County Fermanagh’s oldest pubs.

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1: Dublin Touring &
                                                                 Ardara
                                                                                                             Trip Highlights:
Glasnevin Museum                                                           DONEGAL
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Clontarf Castle                                    2                                  •   Belleek Pottery
                                                         Slieve League
lobby. Tour central Dublin and visit                                      Belleek                            •   Blarney Castle
                                                                                       Enniskillen           •   Cliffs of Moher
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s
national cemetery. Enjoy a welcome                                                                           •   Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory
drink before dinner in the castle                                                                            •   Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
hotel. (D)                                               Connemara                                           •   Florence Court House
                                                                                       DUBLIN 1 + 1-2
                                                               2 GALWAY
                                                                                                             •   Slieve League Cliffs
Day 2: Florence Court House & Donegal
                                                 Cliffs of
Visit Florence Court House, a magnifi-           Moher
cent 18th century mansion. Enjoy a
drink at one of County Fermanagh’s                                            Cashel                         Dining Experiences:
oldest pubs. Continue north to
                                                                                                             • Seven dinners including a Clontarf Castle Hotel
Donegal, renowned for woollen
                                                         2 KILLARNEY                                           welcome dinner, a cosy evening at Nancy’s Bar
production and tweeds. (B, D)
                                            Ring of            Blarney
                                                                                                               in Ardara, and traditional cuisine and
                                              Kerry                                                            entertainment at Abbey Tavern.
Day 3: Slieve League Cliffs                                          1 = Overnight Stops
& Glengesh                                                         = Start City   = End City
View the Slieve League sea cliffs, the
highest in Europe. Travel through the                                                                        Hotels:
majestic Glengesh Pass for stunning
                                                      Day 7: Ring of Kerry Tour                              •   Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
views. Watch demonstrations of spinning
                                                      Travel the Ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most               •   Mill Park Hotel, Donegal (2 nights)
and weaving at a local woollen shop.
                                                      famous scenic drive. Visit the Skellig                 •   Hotel Meyrick, Galway (2 nights)
Dine at the popular Nancy’s in Ardara. (B, D)
                                                      Experience to discover the history of the
                                                                                                             •   Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Day 4: Belleek Pottery & Galway                       island of Skellig Michael. Watch a sheep
                                                                                                             •   Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (1 or 2 nights)
Visit Belleek Pottery to see how this world-          herding demonstration. Spend a free
famous fine china is made. In Galway                  evening in Killarney. (B, L)
embark on a cruise of Lough Corrib for
                                                      Day 8: Blarney Castle & Abbey Tavern
unsurpassed views of castles and various
                                                      Kiss the famous stone at Blarney Castle or
sites of both historical and cultural interest
                                                      take a gentle walk through the gardens. In
(March 29-October 30 departures). (B, D)
                                                      Dublin, enjoy a night at the Abbey Tavern with
Day 5: Connemara & Homestead Visit                    Irish cuisine, and lively entertainment. (B, D)
Visit the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory
                                                      Day 9: Tour Ends or Dublin Sightseeing
where craftsmen demonstrate fine glass
                                                      9-day tour ends. Guests on the 10-day tour
cutting. At a local farm, experience
                                                      spend a day in Dublin with an independent
traditional methods of farming and have
                                                      Dublin open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours),                         BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
a light lunch. Return to Galway. (B, L, D)
                                                      plus a visit to either Guinness Storehouse,
                                                                                                                      See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney                    Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland or the                             only available on select departures.
Embark on a ferry ride across the River               General Post Office Museum. (B)
                                                                                                                 Tours depart from Dublin
Shannon Estuary to view the Cliffs of                                                                            Sundays                 Mar 11 – Oct 28
                                                      Day 10: Tour Ends in Dublin
Moher. Walk along the cliffs for magnifi-                                                                        Small Group Departures
                                                      Your programme ends after breakfast. (B)                   Maximum 26 guests
cent views. Arrive in Killarney and relax
                                                                                                                 Apr 15, May 06, Jun 03, Jul 01 & 19, Sep 23, Oct 28
or explore before dinner. (B, D)
                                                                                                                 Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                               Tour Code: EXA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                     We discovered so many hidden
                                                                                                                     treasures and heard fascinating
                                                                                                                                  legends of Ireland
                                                                                                                          from our wonderful guide.
                                                                                                             ~ Amy, Southampton, UK

                                                                                                             4 Star Tour            From b                    1445
                                                                                                             9 days/8 nights or 10 days/9 nights

                                                                                                             Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                             • Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn and
Aran Islands in Galway Bay                                                                                     enjoy an informal talk about Irish explore
                                                                                                               Tom Crean, who bravely explored the South Pole.

Irish Legends
                                                                                                             • Immerse yourself in farm life as you sample
                                                                                                               homemade scones with tea, and enjoy a sheep
                                                                                                               herding demonstration.

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Malahide Castle
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Dunboyne Castle.                                                                      Trip Highlights:
Visit Malahide Castle, first built in 1185                                                                   •   Aran Islands Excursion
and filled with mediaeval artefacts. Enjoy a
                                                                                                             •   Cliffs of Moher
drink with your group before dinner. (D)
                                                                                                             •   Cobh Heritage Centre
Day 2: National Stud &                                                                                       •   Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
Kilkenny Walk                                       Rossaveal
                                                                     Clonmacnoise DUNBOYNE                   •   Dingle Peninsula
                                                                                                1
Visit the home of equine royalty,                                 2 GALWAY                          1-2      •   Dun Aengus Fort
The Irish National Stud, to see                                                                     DUBLIN
                                           Aran Islands
                                                                                      Kildare                •   Dunbrody Famine Ship
immaculately bred stallions. Enjoy                               Burren
                                                    Cliffs of
                                                    Moher
                                                                                                             •   Irish National Stud & Gardens
lunch at the Kilkenny Design Centre.
Take a walking tour along the                                                KILKENNY 2
                                                                                                New Ross
Mediaeval Mile. (B, L)
                                                                                      Waterford
                                           Dingle        2
                                                             KILLARNEY
Day 3: Waterford Crystal &
                                                                Blarney
                                                                             Cobh                            Dining Experiences:
Dunbrody Famine Ship                                                                                         • Six dinners including a Dunboyne Castle Hotel
Witness the creation of crystal                                        1 = Overnight Stops                     welcome dinner, a cosy pub dinner in Dingle,
masterpieces at the House of Waterford                               = Start City   = End City                 and a traditional Irish dinner and show at
Crystal. Join a local guide for a tour of                                                                      Taylors Three Rock.
Waterford’s colourful history. Explore the
Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the               Day 7: Aran Islands Excursion
vessel used during the 1840’s famine. (B, D)         Set out across the Galway Bay for Inis Mor,
                                                     the largest of the three Aran Islands. Head
Day 4: Cobh Heritage Centre &                        to Dun Aengus, a pre-historic fortress                  Hotels:
Blarney Castle                                       perched on sheer cliffs. Explore Kilronan               •   Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (1 night)
Travel to Cobh, the last port of call of the         and enjoy a casual lunch before returning               •   Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny (2 nights)
Titanic and visit the Cobh Heritage Centre,          to the mainland by ferry. (B, L)                        •   Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
which traces the history of emigration.
                                                                                                             •   Salthill Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
Kiss the famous stone at Blarney Castle              Day 8: Clonmacnoise & Abbey Tavern
or stroll through the gardens. (B, D)                Visit Clonmacnoise to explore the elaborate             •   North Star Hotel, Dublin (1 or 2 nights)
                                                     Celtic crosses and many church ruins. Stop
Day 5: Killarney & Dingle Peninsula                  at Sean’s Bar, a pub with a history going
Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula               back to 900 AD. Head to Dublin’s Abbey
before visiting the South Pole Inn for an            Tavern for dinner and a lively show. (B, D)
Irish coffee. Learn about Tom Crean, an
 Irish explorer who braved the South Pole.           Day 9: Tour Ends or Dublin Sightseeing
Enjoy a pub dinner in Dingle. (B, D)                 9-day tour ends. Guests on the 10-day tour
                                                     spend a day in Dublin with an independent
Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Galway                      Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to a
Panoramic Tour                                       featured attraction. (B)
Embark on a ferry ride across the River                                                                                      BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher,           Day 10: Tour Ends in Dublin
                                                                                                                      See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
soaring 200m above the Atlantic. Watch               Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                                  only available on select departures.
a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs
                                                                                                                 Tours depart from Dublin
herd sheep. (B, D)
                                                                                                                 Fridays               Mar 09 – Oct 19
                                                                                                                 Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                            Tour Code: LEA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                 Being a shutterbug I loved the
                                                                                                             spectacular views along the coast,
                                                                                                                  especially the Cliffs of Moher
                                                                                                                                and Dingle Bay.
                                                                                                         ~ Dennis, Auckland, NZ

                                                                                                         4 Star Tour            From b                   1990
                                                                                                         9 days/10 nights or 13 days/12 nights

                                                                                                         Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                         • Spend a day exploring Achill Island, marked by
Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare                                                                                 rugged mountains and peat bogs, situated at the
                                                                                                           heart of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Ireland’s
                                                                                                         • 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.

Wild Atlantic Way                                                        Grand
                                                                                                         Trip Highlights:
                                                                                           Giant’s       •   Cliffs of Moher
Daily Itinerary:                                                         Atlantic
                                                                            Drive
                                                                                           Causeway
                                                                                                         •   Down Cathedral
                                                                                       Derry
Day 1: Shannon Arrival & Cliffs of Moher                                                                 •   Giant’s Causeway
                                                                                    2 STRANORLAR
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Ennis hotel. View                       Glenveagh
                                                                              Donegal
                                                                                                         •   Glenveagh Castle
the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy                                                       BELFAST 1
                                                                                                         •   Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
a welcome drink before dinner. (D)                                                         Downpatrick
                                                                 Sligo                                   •   Sheep Herding Demonstrations
                                                        Castlebar                                        •   Titanic Belfast
Day 2: Connemara & Galway                    Achill
                                                           2 WESTPORT
See Galway’s mediaeval walls and             Island                                                      •   Westport House
Lynch’s Castle. Continue to Westport,                Louisburg
an attractive estate town built in               Connemara Galway                          DUBLIN 2
1780. (B, D)                                      Cliffs of
                                                  Moher        Shannon
                                                       ENNIS 1
                                                                                                         Dining Experiences:
Day 3: Westport House & Achill Island                            1         Cashel
                                                        Foynes NEWMARKET-                                • Six or nine dinners including Abbey Tavern
Tour Westport House to view priceless                            ON-FERGUS
artefacts. Cross to Achill Island and                                                                      traditional Irish dinner and show, and a festive
follow the scenic Atlantic Drive.          2                                                               mediaeval castle banquet (9-day tour).
                                      DINGLE             Killarney
Visit the Deserted Village. (B, L)
                                                                         Blarney
                                                                1
                                               ROSSCARBERY
Day 4: Country Life & Donegal Castle                                   1 = Overnight Stops

Immerse yourself in Irish history at the                             = Start City   = End City           Hotels:
Museum of Country Life. Tour Donegal                                                                     • Old Ground Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
Castle, built in the 15th century. (B, D)
                                                      Day 9: Tour Ends or Blarney Castle                 • Hotel Westport, Westport (2 nights)
                                                      9-day tour ends after breakfast. Guests on         • Kees Hotel, Stranorlar (2 nights)
Day 5: Glenveagh Castle &
                                                      the 13-day tour visit Blarney Castle. (B, D)       • Stormont Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
Grand Atlantic
Tour Glenveagh Castle and gardens.                                                                       • Ashling Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
                                                      Day 10: Jaunting Car & Dingle
Experience the beauty of the coastal                                                                     13-day tour:
                                                      Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride.
Grand Atlantic Drive. Enjoy free time                                                                    • Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery (1 night)
                                                      Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee.
before dinner. (B, D)                                                                                    • Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle (2 nights)
                                                      The evening is free. (B, L)
                                                                                                         • The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Day 6: Derry & Giant’s Causeway
                                                      Day 11: Sheep Herding & Dingle Bay                   (1 night)
Enjoy a walking tour of Derry. Marvel at the
                                                      Cruise
natural wonder that is Giant’s Causeway.
                                                      Drive to Slea Head to watch sheep herding.
Travel to Belfast. (B, D)
                                                      Enjoy a cruise around Dingle Harbour. (B, D)
Day 7: Titanic Belfast & Abbey Tavern
                                                      Day 12: Foynes & Mediaeval Banquet
Immerse yourself in history at Titanic
                                                      Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime
Belfast. Visit Down Cathedral, historical
                                                      Museum. Enjoy a mediaeval-style banquet.
burial place of St. Patrick. Dine at Abbey                                                                               BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
                                                      (B, D)
Tavern. (B, D)
                                                                                                                  See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
                                                      Day 13: Tour Ends at Shannon                                    only available on select departures.
Day 8: Dublin Tour & Book of Kells
                                                      Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                    Tours depart from Shannon
Tour Trinity College to view the 8th century
                                                                                                             Mondays              Apr 23 – Oct 22
Book of Kells. Enjoy an open-top bus tour
and visit a featured attraction. (B)                                                                         Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                       Tour Code: IWA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                              Everything was perfect, the
                                                                                                                          charming villages, ancient ruins,
                                                                                                                                and the wonderful hotels
                                                                                                                                              and dinners.
                                                                                                                    ~ Ryan, Doncaster, UK

                                                                                                                    4 & 5 Star Tour                         From b       1980
                                                                                                                    10 days/9 nights

                                                                                                                    Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                                    • Discover the rich history of Dublin’s Trinity
                                                                                   Book of Kells, Trinity College     College as you embark on a walking tour
                                                                                                                      with a local guide.

Elegant Ireland
                                                                                                                    • Sit down to tea or coffee with some home
                                                                                                                      baking and watch a farmer work with highly
                                                                                                                      skilled dogs to herd sheep at a local farm.

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Book of Kells
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Dublin hotel. Tour
Dublin and Trinity College to view the
                                                                                                                    Trip Highlights:
Book of Kells. Join your group for a                                                                                •   Blasket Centre
welcome drink before heading to the                                                                                 •   Book of Kells
Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and                                                                                  •   Charles Fort
a lively show. (D)                                                                                                  •   Cliffs of Moher
                                             Leenane                   Clonmacnoise             DUNBOYNE
                                            Kylemore                                               1                •   Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
Day 2: Clonmacnoise & Galway                       Connemara
                                                                     2 GALWAY                        1              •   Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
Visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic                                                                       DUBLIN
                                                     Cliffs of
                                                                                                                    •   Kylemore Abbey
settlement founded in 545 AD by                      Moher
St. Ciaran. Highlights include elaborate                            1 ENNIS                                         •   Timoleague Franciscan Friary
high Celtic crosses decorated with                                  Foynes             Cashel

biblical scenes, church ruins and           Dingle
round towers. Head to Galway for                          2 KILLARNEY
a walking tour to explore the                   Kenmare          Blarney
                                                                                                                    Dining Experiences:
narrow mediaeval streets. (B, D)                                             Kinsale
                                                     Bantry
                                                                   2 ROSSCARBERY                                    • Eight dinners including at fun night at the
                                                                        1 = Overnight Stops
                                                                                                                      Merry Ploughboy Pub with a lively show, and
Day 3: Lough Corrib Cruise                                            = Start City   = End City
                                                                                                                      a memorable evening at the award-winning
& Connemara
                                                                                                                      Killeen House.
Embark on a cruise on Lough Corrib
(March 29-October 30). At Kylemore                   Day 7: Jaunting Car & Cork Coastline
Abbey tour elegant rooms and the                     Take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride
charming church. Enjoy a casual lunch                through Killarney National Park. Explore
 before returning to Galway for a free               the delightful town of Kenmare. Continue                       Hotels:
evening. (B, L)                                      to County Cork coast to the village of                         •   Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
                                                     Rosscarbery. (B, D)                                            •   Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Ennis
                                                                                                                    •   Old Ground Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
Immerse yourself in farm life and watch              Day 8: Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale
a farmer demonstrate how his trained                                                                                •   Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
                                                     View the ruins of Timoleague Franciscan
dogs herd sheep. View the spectacular                Friary, before meeting a local guide in                        •   Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery (2 nights)
Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a walking tour of             Kinsale. Visit Charles Fort before taking                      •   Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
the charming town of Ennis. (B, D)                   a gentle stroll to learn about the long
                                                     history of trade and shipping with mainland
Day 5: Flying Boat & Maritime Museum                 Europe. (B, D)
Cross the River Shannon Estuary on a
ferry ride to visit the Foynes Flying Boat           Day 9: Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle
& Maritime Museum, which recalls the                 Kiss the famous stone at Blarney Castle
early days of air travel. Dine at Killarney’s        or stroll the colourful gardens. Arrive at your
Killeen House Restaurant. (B, D)                     luxurious castle hotel with time to relax,                                      BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
                                                     and enjoy a farewell dinner. (B, D)                                     See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
Day 6: Dingle Peninsula &                                                                                                        only available on select departures.
Blasket Centre                                       Day 10: Tour Ends at Dunboyne Castle                               Tours depart from Dublin
Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula.                 Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                                Sundays                 Apr 22 – Oct 21
Visit the Blasket Centre to learn about the                                                                             Small Group Departures
offshore Blasket Islands. Browse around                                                                                 Maximum 26 guests
                                                                                                                        Apr 22, May 20, Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 26, Sep 30, Oct 21
Dingle and stop at the charming Murphy’s
                                                                                                                        Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
Pub for an Irish coffee. (B, D)                                                                                                                                         Tour Code: LIA18

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“ ”
                                                                                                                         I can’t believe how much of
                                                                                                                      Ireland we visited in less than
                                                                                                                       two weeks! The scenery and
                                                                                                                               castles were amazing.
                                                                                                           ~ David, Surrey, UK

                                                                                                           4 Star Tour                          From b     1840
                                                                                                           12 days/11 nights

                                                                                                           Authentic Local Experiences:
                                                                                                           • Discover local lore on a guided walking tour
Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney                                                                               of Cong where “The Quiet Man” movie was
                                                                                                             filmed in 1952.

Irish Odyssey
                                                                                                           • Sample local craft beer in a unique setting
                                                                                                             at Clarke’s Bar in Drogheda.
                                                                                                           • Relax as you take in a special step dancing
                                                                                       Giant’s               display at the Cabra Castle Hotel.
Daily Itinerary:                                                                       Causeway

Day 1: Dublin & Kilmainham Gaol                                              DERRY 2
Tour begins 2:00 p.m., Dublin hotel. Visit                                                                 Trip Highlights:
Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland’s                                                       Belfast      •   Ballintubber Abbey
                                                                           Belleek
leaders were imprisoned during the                                                                         •   Belleek Pottery
19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy a
                                                                                                           •   Boyne Valley Visitor Centre
welcome drink with your group.                   Ballintubber
                                                                          KINGSCOURT 1                     •   Cliffs of Moher
                                                     Cong                                      DROGHEDA
Day 2: Russborough House                   Kylemore                           Boyne Valley       1         •   Giant’s Causeway
& Irish Night                                   Connemara                                                  •   Kilmainham Gaol
                                                                 2 GALWAY               DUBLIN 2
Tour the stately Russborough House                                                                         •   Kylemore Abbey
                                                                                  Kildare
to view priceless treasures. The                 Cliffs of     Burren
                                                 Moher
                                                                                             Blessington   •   Titanic Belfast
afternoon is free for you to use your
vouchers to visit a featured attraction.                     Listowel
Enjoy dinner at Taylors Three Rock                                                          Waterford      Dining Experiences:
Pub. (B, D)                                  Dingle      2 KILLARNEY                                       • Nine dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub
                                                                         1 CORK
                                                Kenmare        Blarney                                       with live show, a local venue in Dingle,
Day 3: Farmhouse Visit &
                                                                                                             the Walled City Brewery Restaurant, and
Waterford Crystal                                                    1 = Overnight Stops
                                                                                                             Wm Cairnes Gastropub farewell dinner.
Experience country living at a traditional                         = Start City   = End City
farmhouse. At the House of Waterford
Crystal watch experienced craftspeople
create crystal masterpieces. (B, D)                                                                        Hotels:
                                                      Day 8: Ballintubber Abbey
                                                                                                           •   Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
                                                      & Belleek Pottery
Day 4: Blarney Castle & Killarney                                                                          •   The River Lee Hotel, Cork (1 night)
                                                      Visit Ballintubber Abbey, Ireland’s only royal
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous                                                                    •   Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
                                                      Abbey. At Belleek Pottery see craftspeople
“Stone of Eloquence.” Stop at Moll’s Gap
                                                      create delicate pieces. Spend time in                •   Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
for great views of the Ring of Kerry and
                                                      Donegal before continuing to Derry. (B, D)           •   City Hotel, Derry (2 nights)
enjoy a sheep herding demonstration. (B, D)
                                                                                                           •   Cabra Castle Hotel, Kingscourt (1 night)
                                                      Day 9: Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk                 •   The D Hotel, Drogheda (1 night)
Day 5: Jaunting Car Ride
                                                      Explore the Giant’s Causeway. Enjoy a
& Dingle Peninsula
                                                      guided walk of Derry and dine at the Walled
Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride.
                                                      City Brewery Restaurant. (B, D)
Discover the scenic Dingle Peninsula.
Enjoy dinner in the charming town of
                                                      Day 10: Titanic Belfast & Cabra Castle
Dingle. (B, D)
                                                      Immerse yourself in history at Titanic
                                                      Belfast. Travel to your castle hotel. (B, D)
Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Galway
Sample tea and scones in Listowel before
                                                      Day 11: Megalithic Tombs & Drogheda
a ferry ride across River Shannon Estuary.
                                                      Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn
Visit the famous Cliffs of Moher. In Galway,
                                                      about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of
join a local guide for a walking tour. (B, D)
                                                      Newgrange and Knowth. Enjoy a farewell
                                                      dinner at Wm Cairnes Gastropub. (B, D)                               BOOK EARLY & SAVE 5%
Day 7: “The Quiet Man” & Connemara
Enjoy a guided tour of Cong where                                                                                  See page 42 for details. Space is limited and
                                                      Day 12: Tour Ends in Drogheda                                    only available on select departures.
“The Quiet Man” movie was made. Tour
                                                      Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)                      Tours depart from Dublin
the elegant Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy lunch
                                                                                                               Fridays               Mar 09 – Nov 09
before returning to Galway. (B, L)
                                                                                                               Guaranteed tour departure dates are listed on cietours.com
                                                                                                                                                         Tour Code: ODA18

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