Day 8 - Sunday, After a full Irish breakfast we will check-out of ‘The Brehon Hotel’, and head South towards Cork. In Cork City, we will visit The envy of foodies throughout Ireland, the English Market has been around since 1788. Far from being English (it’s named for its Protestant origins), this is the place to pick up traditional specialties like drisheen and pigs’ trotters, although the 55 or so stalls also stock bread, fish, cheese and fruit and veg. The market has survived fire, civil war and an attempted name change, but it took a failed bid to replace it with a parking lot in the 1980s for the people of Cork to realize that their culinary capital was worth saving! Today hailed as the "best covered market in the UK and Ireland" by chef Rick Stein, the English Market is thriving. Drop into the Farmgate Café for delicious dishes made from the market’s wares. When we leave the English Market we will check-in at ‘The Kingsley Hotel’. Dinner tonight will be at the Kingsley Hotel..
Day 9 – Monday, After a full Irish Breakfast at ‘The Kingsley Hotel’ we are off to the ‘Blarney Woolen Mills’ the largest retail store in Ireland! We will sit in the Pub at the Blarney Woolen Mills while you shop until you drop for Irish made products. whether it’s Waterford Crystal or Donegal Tweed you will find it at Blarney Woolen Mills! This evening we will dine at ‘Belair’s Inn’. The brothers Richard and Duncan Blair have been serving us for almost a decade. The Blair Boys have won awards across Ireland and in the U.S. for their culinary excellence.
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Day 3 - Tuesday, after a well-needed rest and a full Irish breakfast at The Old Ground Hotel, we will board our coach and travel north to The Cliff of Moher. We will enjoy the view from 702 feet above the sea. Cliffs of Moher is world famous for the breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Mother Nature will decide how long we stay at the cliffs! If you like you can have lunch or a snack at the Café. We’ll leave the Cliffs and travel to Bunratty. Tonight we’ll be reveling with the lords and ladies who will serve and entertain us as characters at the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet and show.
Day 4 - Wednesday, after a Full Irish breakfast at ‘The Old Ground Hotel’, we will take a day trip to Galway. You will enjoy the hustle and bustle of the university city of Galway. Known as, “The City of the Tribes” Galway is a Medieval city that was granted permission by the English King to be walled in 1484; a large portion of the wall can still be seen along with its history in the Eyre Square Shopping Center. We’ll arrive in Galway at about 10:15 and leave at 1:30. We each will enjoy a couple hours on our own to discover the uniqueness of Galway. Again, your guide will orient you to the numerous sights to see in Galway which include: “Shop St”, three blocks of pedestrians only” wandering among traditional, Irish specialty shops; Galway City Market (Church La. Off of Shop St) a unique, centuries-old, open-air market where you can visit is it the local artisans’ stalls or grab lunch al fresco; Galway City Museum near the Spanish Gate (admission is free) to learn more about Galway’s history; or find a good pub for lunch like, 'The King’s Head'. We will return to Ennis to freshen-up before having dinner at ‘The Locke Pub and Restaurant’ in Limerick.
Day 10 Tuesday, After a full Irish breakfast we will check-out of ‘The Kingsley Hotel’, and head towards Dublin. On the way to Dublin, we’ll stop and have a private guided tour of ‘The Rock of Cashel’. According to local mythology, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil's Bit, a mountain 20 miles (30 km) north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock's landing in Cashel. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the Church. The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Few remnants of the early structures survive; the majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries. In Dublin, you will tour ‘The Guinness Storehouse’. Guinness is the most visited tourist attraction in Dublin. You will learn the history of how this Irish drink was made, marketed, and why it was called ‘The Protestant Porter’. We’ll check-in at ‘The Camden Court Hotel’. Dinner this evening will be at ‘The Richmond Restaurant’
Day 6 - Friday, after a full Irish Breakfast at ‘The Brehon Hotel’, we will board our coach and head West on the Dingle Peninsula. Our first stop will be at ‘Inch Beach’ where we can get off the coach, feel the sand, have a bite to eat, and maybe taste an Irish Coffee. We will board our coach and go a couple of miles west to Dingle Town! In Dingle Town we will search for Fungie, a bottlenose dolphin, had been living in Dingle, in southwest County Kerry, since 1983. Tonight we will eat in Dingle at a restaurant chosen by Anne, our guide.
Day 1 - Sunday, you will fly overnight from ‘Your Chosen Airport’ to Dublin Ireland. (Airports are listed on the next page.) If you are booking your own Airfare, we will coordinate where you will meet the group in the morning.
Day 2 - Monday, you will arrive in Dublin early morning. After collecting your luggage and clearing customs, you will meet your ‘Tour Guides and Driver’. They will stand-out and be easily recognizable by their Yellow Windbreaker Jackets. You will travel by luxury coach to ‘The Malahide Castle for a guided tour’ and a well awaited coffee! We will spend some time at the castle to accommodate those travelers whose flights might have been late. After accumulating the group, we will head South West to Bunratty. We will visit ‘The Bunratty Folk Park and Castle. At the Bunratty Folk Park. you will get a chance to breath fresh Irish air and get over your jet lag. We will have time to explore and enjoy all that the village of Bunratty offers as well as 'The Bunratty Castle'. Admission to the castle and park are included in your package. Enjoy the fascinating 15th century castle and the 26 acres on which an 18th-century rural village was completely and authentically reconstructed and re-presented. Since you will only be in two rooms of the castle tomorrow night, I suggest you trundle up to the ramparts for a view of the area that had once been reserved for the castle’s lords, ladies and defenders! You could easily spend the day in the Park which showcases 30 individual buildings from manor house to a fully licensed pub! Tonight we will check in at ‘The Old Ground Hotel’ in Ennis. Dinner tonight will be in Bunratty at ‘Durty Nellies’.
Sunday May 19th through Thursday May 30th.
Day 5 - Thursday,After a full Irish breakfast we will check-out of the Old Ground Hotel. You will have time to relax before boarding your coach. Our first stop will be just outside Limerick at ‘Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum’. We will go South to Killarney. Killarney is a town on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. Killarney is a stop on the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, the town's 19th-century buildings include St. Mary’s Cathedral. Across the bridge from the cathedral is Killarney National Park. Victorian mansion Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms sits in the park. We will check-in at ‘The Brehon Hotel & Spa’. Dinner tonight will be at ‘The Brehon Hotel’.
Day 12 Thursday, After a full Irish breakfast at ‘The Camden Court Hotel’ we will check-out of the Camden Court Hotel and head for the Airport. You will have a bit of time at the Duty Free shop because we must check-in a minimum of two hours before take-off. You will leave the land of ‘Smiling Irish Eyes’ and take with you a hundred thousand memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll be sad to leave but happy to return to ‘The land of the Free and the home of the brave.
Your Driver's and Guide's Gratuities are not included and are left to your individual discretion.
Patrick's Custom Tours reserves the right to substitute visits, entertainment, hotels and other features when they cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control.
Day 7 - Saturday, after a full Irish Breakfast at ‘The Brehon Hotel’, You will have the option to shop and pub hop exploring the town of Killarney or go on the much acclaimed ‘Ring of Kerry’. The Ring of Kerry circuit measures 179km (111 miles) in length and the route takes around 3.5 hours to drive around without stopping. It is a vast variety of nature, culture and activities in Kerry. Your decision on the ‘Ring’ can wait you can make-up your mind this morning. Dinner tonight will be in Killarney.
Day 11 Wednesday, After a full Irish breakfast at 'The Camden Court Hotel' your day is free to enjoy the many sights of Ireland’s capital city. Dublin is rich with history, Anne will give you that personal attention by suggesting sights and areas of the city that would most interest you. We will meet back in the Camden Court’s lobby at 6:00 PM to meet our coach to be taken to ‘Taylor’s 3 Rocks’for dinner and the best Irish Show in Ireland! Watch the video below!
This Tour Includes:
* Round Trip Airfare from your preferred airport to Dublin Ireland (Airports
are listed on page two)
* Land transportation on a Luxury Coach by a Professional Driver.
* Anne, a knowledgeable guide with insight into ancient and current Irish History.
* A full Irish Breakfast every morning except the day of arrival.
* 3 Nights at ‘The Old Ground Hotel’ Ennis.
* Dinner at the World-Famous pub, 'Durty Nellie’s'.
* Admission to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
* Dinner at the 'Locke Bar' in Limerick
* Admission to Bunratty Castle’s Medieval Banquet.
* Dinner every evening.
* Admission to‘The Cliffs of Moher’.
* A day trip to Galway
* Admission to Foyles flying boat museum.
* 3 Nights at The Brehon Hotel & Spa in Killarney.
* A day trip to Dingle Town.
* Free time in Killarney to Shop and Pub Hop.
* 2 Nights at ‘The Kingsley Hotel’ in Cork.
* A stop at the English Market in Cork.
* Shopping at the Blarney Woolen Mills.
* Dinner at Blair’s Pubin Blarney.
* Admission and guided tour of the historic'Rock of Cashel'.
* 2 Nights at ‘The Camden Court Hotel’ in Dublin
* Admission to‘The Guinness Storehouse’.
* Free time to explore Dublin City.
* Dinner at ‘The Richmond Restaurant’.
* Dinner and Irish Cabarete at 'Taylors 3 Rock' The best Irish show in Ireland!
* Transportation from your hotel to Dublin Airport,
* Airfare from Dublin to ‘Your Airport of Choice’ (With the air option)
* 100,000 memories that will last a lifetime!Type your paragraph here.
Land Package $2,874!!
Including Airfare $3,773. P.P.S.
Single Supplement is $892.00
The Ring of Kerry