Cosmos

A Taste of Ireland (9100) - 2014 / 2015

6 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin


A Taste of Ireland
View the Ring of Kerry in southwest Ireland
View the Ring of Kerry in southwest Ireland
The Ring of Kerry is located in County Kerry, Ireland
Dublin, the capital of Ireland
Visit the Cliffs of Moher and see some of Ireland’s most spectacular views
Enjoy the beautiful campus of the renowned Trinity College
Take in the beautiful scenery of the Killarney National Park
Cliffs of Moher
Blarney Castle and the Stone of Eloquence
Enjoy the beautiful views along the Ring of Kerry in Ireland
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Vacation Overview

An ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time to spare. Begin in Dublin, the bustling Irish capital, with an overnight and orientation drive that includes O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. You also have time to explore the city on your own. Head west for the popular seaside resort of Galway and over the limestone plateau known as The Burren to the majestic 668-foot Cliffs of Moher for spectacular views of the Clare coast, Galway Bay and Aran Islands. On to Adare with its beautiful thatched cottages, and at Killorglin, join the famous “Ring of Kerry,” the panoramic coastal drive that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Overnight is in the popular, vibrant resort of Killarney, then travel over the Kerry Mountains to Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence. You have time to visit the castle and shop for Irish handicrafts. Via the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached, journey back to Dublin for the conclusion of your Irish experience.

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Sightseeing:
Visits to Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Adare, Killarney, Blarney; orientation drive in Dublin

Scenic Highlights:
The Burren, Ring of Kerry and Lakes of Killarney, Rock of Cashel

Guides:

Professional Tour Director while touring


Day 1Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there is free time to rest or explore the lively Irish capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 2Dublin

After a hearty Irish breakfast, a morning orientation of the “Fair City” starts off with an orientation drive along statue-lined O’Connell Street. Then, admire elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and famous Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure; discover for yourself the buzz of this fascinating city—Temple Bar, Grafton Street, and St. Stephen’s Green are all within walking distance from each other and give you a wonderful insight on how Dubliners go about their everyday life. This evening, why not join a fun optional Irish cabaret evening with dance, song, and laughter? (B)

Day 3Dublin–Galway–Cliffs of Moher–Ennis

Take the road to Galway this morning, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with cobblestone streets, colorful shops, and a busy café and bar culture. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, you have a chance to attend an optional medieval banquet at Knappogue Castle. (B)

Day 4Ennis–Adare–Ring of Kerry–Killarney

Stop for photos in Adare, a village known for its prize-winning thatched cottages. At Killorglin, join the road known as the “Ring of Kerry” for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Before dinner, you might want to join an optional pub tour. (B,D)

Day 5Killarney–Blarney–Cashel–Dublin

More scenic splendor as you head over the Kerry Mountains into County Cork and to Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, stop at the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached. Back in Dublin tonight, celebrate the success of your tour with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse. (B)

Day 6Dublin

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Transportation:
Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Dublin if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach


DUBLIN Jurys Inn Custom House (F)
ENNIS Auburn Lodge (ST)
KILLARNEY Holiday Inn (F)

Full Irish breakfast; 2 three-course dinners with choice of menus


With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PETER DUNDON

Years of Experience: 26 years

A traveler once asked me if I'd actually given birth to Ireland. I told him I hadn't - as far as I was aware - but I do feel very passionate about my country, its people, its stories, and its magic. I absolutely love introducing people to Ireland's many wonders, which is why I love what I do so much!

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