SHADES OF IRELAND
Date TBA, 2023

 

 


Highlights:

Dublin ● Irish Evening ● Choices on Tour●Kilkenny ● Waterford ● Blarney Castle ●Killarney ● Ring of Kerry ● Farm Visit ●Jaunting Car Ride ● Limerick● Cliffs of Moher ● Galway ● Castle Stay

10 Days ● 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts ● 5 Dinners

  • Overnight on the grounds of a regal castle.
  • Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads.
  • See sheepdogs in action when you visit a working farm.
  • Jump into Ireland’s vibrant capital city — Dublin.
  • Stand in awe of the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher.
  • Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
  • Enjoy a hearty dinner and night of traditional Irish entertainment.
  • Taste the “water of life” during an Irish whiskey tasting.
  • Be treated to a farewell dinner at a castle!

Included in the Price:

  • Roundtrip airfare from St. Louis
  • Roundtrip pick-up from Southern Illinois to St. Louis Lambert Airport
  • Collette Cancellation-Waiver Insurance
  • Air Taxes
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Collette Tour Manager
  • Fully Escorted by Jane’s Journey’s LLC

Day 1: Overnight Flight
Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.

Day 2: Dublin, Ireland – Tour Begins
Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Dublin
Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford
Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries – OR- visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th- century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Waterford – Blarney Stone – Killarney
Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. In Killarney’s stunning national park, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…choose  our included dinner from a “menu” of Killarney’s great restaurants.

Day 6: Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney
Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majesticring of Kerry landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. Today breakfast will be included.

Cliffs of Moher

 


Day 7: Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick

Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic.  Continue to Limerick, where a panoramic city tour showcases King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone.  Delve into the fascinating history of  the “city of the violated treaty.”  Breakfast is included today

 

Day 8: Limerick – Galway – Limerick
Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs.  Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes.”  Return to Limerick to relax over dinner.  Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 9: Limerick – Tullamore/Kilbeggan – Kingscourt
You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore and Kilbeggan in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Kingscourt – Tour Ends

About Cabra Castle
Cabra Castle stands on 100 acres of gardens and parkland, with delightful views over the Cavan countryside, famous for its beautiful lakes. Formerly known as Cormey Castle, the history of the castle dates back to the 16th century. The property was bought in the early 19th century by Colonel Joseph Pratt, who rebuilt it and renamed it Cabra Castle. Its long legacy lends a mature, cultured air to the castle which can be felt by strolling through the castle’s magnificent hallways and stairwells. Experience this history when you enjoy an overnight stay on the castle grounds. The rooms are outfitted to the highest standards with every comfort and modern facilities. The bar and restaurant offer views of the countryside and Dun an Ri Forest Park.

$829 deposit per person, which includes cancellation waiver and insurance.

Final payment is due by April 13, 2021.

Double $4,628.00

Triple:  $4,598.00

Single: $5,328.00