Ireland Pub Crawl (April 18-26, 2018)

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Ireland Pub Crawl (April 18-26, 2018)

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TOUR PRICE:  This eight days fully-escorted, air-inclusive package is only $1799.00 per person based on a minimum of 25 passengers.  United air taxes/surcharges of $187.00 are extra.   The single supplement is $349.00 for the eight days (single rooms are limited). If the tour ends up exceeding 40 passengers, the rate would be only $1699.00 per person. There is no triple occupancy reduction.

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Day 1: Welcome to Ireland

Arrive at Shannon Airport, meet with your driver/guide and depart for the coast.

Visit the Cliffs of Moher

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean and bordering the Burren region, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most spectacular sights. Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara. The cliffs reach their highest point just north of O' Brien's Tower built by Cornelius O’ Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, to entertain his lady friends. A visit of the tower is also possible. The sweeping view across the Atlantic has recently been ranked the best 'cliff-view' on the planet by Conde Nast Traveler. The respected travel publication has voted the world-famous landmark at the top of a new chart of ' Nine Gorgeous Cliff Views That Rival The Grand Canyon'. Atlantic Edge is the exciting new interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher and is built into the natural landscape. The centre is a huge domed cave that contains images, exhibits, displays & experiences exploring different elements of the mighty Cliffs of Moher: Ocean, Rock, Nature and Man.

Continue to your hotel in Galway and check in. Please note check in may not be possible until after 15h00.

Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Galway or area.

Day 2: Free Day in Galway

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Galway with a local guide followed by the day at leisure in Galway.

Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Galway or area.

Day 3: Pub Tour

Enjoy the morning at leisure.

At approximately 12 noon, begin the Connemara Pub Tour

The typical tour involves leaving Galway city in the afternoon and travelling through North Connemara with the first stop in the fishing village of Oughterard. The Boat Inn in the centre of the village serves excellent quality food and a range of locally produced craft beers. Moving on through the mountains of Connemara, we make our way to Keane’s of Maam Valley, a pub that is over 200 years old with an interesting history attached to it. From here we head south to the Gaeltacht villages of Casla and Inverin before finishing at Paraicin’s located directly on Furbo beach. Each participant gets a Euro 5.00 voucher to spend on Food and Drink for each of our five stops (guest pays the remainder of the price of the goods bought) before returning to Galway city in ample time to enjoy the evening.

Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Galway or area.

Day 4: Galway to Killarney

Today you will depart Galway and travel to Killarney.

On arrival in Killarney, check into your hotel.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION to Kate Kearney's Cottage.  Kate Kearney’s Cottage is an evening of entertainment accompanied by great food! The cottage is nestled at the entrance to the world famous Gap of Dunloe and is a 150 year old family-run establishment. Kate Kearney's Cottage hosts a traditional Irish night which consists of dinner, traditional music and costumed dancers. The night is presented for groups either in the restaurant or specially customised 'barn'.

Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Killarney or area.

Day 5: Ring of Kerry

Today you will tour the Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry (166km) is the most famous and panoramic route in Ireland.  The astonishing beauty of this large peninsula, Iveragh, comes from the great diversity of its scenery, which offers incessant contrasts. En route around the Ring, take in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travels along the coast road. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Continuing to Cahirciveen, you’ll pass the birthplace of our National hero, Daniel O’Connell. Next, continue on through peat bogs to the town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses. The road then continues through the mountains to Molls Gap and Ladies View with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.Molls’ Gap is a spectacular photographic viewing point on the famous Ring of Kerry Tour.  The visitor is presented with a magnificent view of Black Valley. Close by is the famous Ladies View viewing point with gives a different perspective of this magnificent countryside, with the 3 Lakes of Killarney all surrounded by the Kerry Mountains. Ladies View received its name from Queen Victoria, who was so impressed with the view that she insisted that her ladies-in-waiting should also visit here.

On arrival back in Killarney, enjoy a jaunting car ride in Killarney National Park

Step aboard a jaunting car and discover areas of the National Park that you might not otherwise visit.  Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey [driver] takes you through the magnificent scenery of Killarney National Park. The scenery is stunning and the trap will stop as often as you wish to facilitate your taking photographs.

Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Killarney or area.

Day 6: Killarney to Dublin

Today you will travel to Dublin via Cork.

Visit Blarney Castle

Attracting visitors from all over the world, Blarney Castle is situated in Blarney village, 8 km from Cork city. An ancient stronghold of the McCarthy's, Lords of Muskerry, it is one of Ireland's oldest and most historic castles, and one of the strongest fortresses in Munster.  Built in 1446, Blarney Castle is famous for its Blarney stone, the Stone of Eloquence, which is traditionally believed to have the power to bestow the gift of eloquence on all those who kiss it. Many legends tell the story of the Stone, but why not kiss it and find out the truth behind the legend. The Castle gardens covering 60 acres of land are under constant change and over the past few years, a water garden, fern garden and poison garden have been developed and are all open to visitors.

Continue to Dublin and check into your hotel.

This evening enjoy a Musical Pub Crawl

This musical visit of pubs in Dublin is told by two professional musicians, who will explain the history of Irish music as well as its influence on contemporary music, all while playing traditional airs, and allowing guests to discover typical Irish songs. You will move from pub to pub in the company of the musicians. Each of the pubs is reserved for the group, and there is access to a private bar. No drinks included.

Make own way back to hotel.

Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

Day 7: Dublin

This morning enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide.

Visit the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe's largest stout producing brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in 1904, the Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness. Today it houses a very fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. Visitors will discover what goes into the making a pint of Guinness - the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft and the passion. The exhibition shows how the brew has been marketed and how it is today sold in over 150 countries. Once the tour has finished, the guest is invited to the Gravity Bar to enjoy their pint of Guinness.

Enjoy free time in Dublin.

Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.

Day 8: Farewell

Transfer to Dublin Airport.  Return to USA

THE IRELAND PUB CRAWL FEATURES: Round trip NON-STOP air transportation from Newark  to Shannon with a return from Dublin on United Airlines;  the use of a full time private motor coach and the services of a full-time driver/guide throughout the eight days in Ireland; three nights in a first class hotel with full Irish breakfasts daily in the beautiful coastal city of Galway; a visit to the Cliffs of Moher; a half day morning walking tour of Galway City; an optional evening dinner and show at Dunguaire Castle (extra cost for this); two nights in a first class hotel with full Irish breakfasts in Killarney; a guided tour of the famous Ring of Kerry including a jaunting car ride in Killarney National Park; visits to Blarney Castle and the Woolen Mills Shop en route to Dublin; two nights in a first class hotel with full Irish breakfasts in Dublin; an evening Musical Pub Crawl in Dublin;  a half day city tour of Dublin; a visit to the Guinness Storehouse; a pre-departure orientation and the services of an ArawjoTours Tour Representative.