Irish Pub Tour

002907 - W18

Discover the culture and heritage of Ireland from your seat at the bar! Meander through 18th-century towns and along the Medieval Mile. Explore Dublin and the surrounding area while meeting new friends and letting out your “inner Irish”.

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Highlights
  • Watch the process of Guinness production
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Smithwick's brew
  • Check out the only operational whiskey distillery in Dublin
  • Taste true Irish Coffee at the South Pole Inn
  • Pucker up to the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
Details

2018 Departures:
October: 03, 10, 13, 17, 20, 27
November: 10

2018 Pricing:
From CA$1,890 to CA$3,090 per person based on double occupancy. Single pricing available, contact us for more information.

2019 Departures:
March: 16, 23, 27
April: 06, 10, 20, 24
May: 01, 08, 18, 25, 29
June: 08, 15, 19, 26
July: 10, 13, 20, 27
August: 07, 10, 21, 24, 28
September: 04, 07, 14, 18, 25
October: 02, 09, 12, 16, 19, 26

2019 Pricing:
From CA$2,255 to CA$3,355 – twin

Prices are shown in CA$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single pricing available, contact us for more information.

Prices vary by date, please inquire for the pricing on the tour date of your choice.

Tour Code:
002907 - W18

Itinerary
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Day 1: Dublin Tour & Guinness Storehouse

Tour starts 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Cross the River Liffey to drive along the wide O’Connell Street and view the General Post Office where the 1916 Uprising started. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s “black beer,” and after pulling your own pint enjoy views of Dublin from the rooftop bar. Back at the hotel, enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then dine on your own at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.

Day 2: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Smithwick's Experience

Explore Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Head to Kilkenny for a walking tour through Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to view merchants’ houses and historic pubs. Visit Smithwick’s Experience brewery for a tour and enjoy a sample. Spend some free time browsing the charming city before dinner.

Day 3: House of Waterford Crystal & Blarney Castle

Head to the ancient port of Waterford to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Pass through County Cork to Killarney where you’ll have free time to explore some of the lively musical pubs.

Day 4: Dingle Peninsula

Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Enjoy some time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing.

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher & Aillwee Cave

Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay, of Connemara and the Aran Islands. A short drive will bring you into Doolin for lunch at McGann’s Pub. Next visit Aillwee Cave for a guided stroll through the underground caverns. Travel to Spanish Point, named after the ships of the 1588 Spanish Armada that were wrecked there. Enjoy a drink at Johnny Burke’s Pub at the Armada Hotel before dinner.

Day 6: Galway

Drive around the shores of Galway Bay and stop in Galway for some leisure time to explore independently. Continue through Connemara with its hills, lakes, and open country where mountain sheep roam freely. Stop in Leenane, where the movie “The Field” was made. Continue to Westport and enjoy a drink while taking a pub walking tour of this attractive estate town built in 1780, with buildings steeped in history and traditional pubs, many with live music.

Day 7: Teeling Distillery

Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit Teeling Distillery, a distillery in the heart of the city, and sample the aged whiskey. Head to the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of “Food, Folk and Fairies” where story-telling will reveal Ireland’s myths and beliefs in times past.

Day 8: Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast.

Included
  • Full daily breakfast (except for day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches
  • Documents wallet & backpack
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Dublin
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities for driver/guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

If you would like to extend your adventure, we can add another night in Dublin at the beginning or end of your tour. Contact us for pricing.

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