2025 : Irish Supreme

9 Days/8 Nights

Our most marvelous tour of the Emerald Isle

Experience Irish hospitality at its finest as you explore the splendor of Ireland's iconic attractions and savor local culinary delights. Luxuriate in overnight stays in five-starmodern hotels, gracious manor houses and a majestic castle, complete with fine dining and relaxing spas.

Trip Highlights:

  • Book of Kells
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Glendalough
  • Irish National Stud
  • Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
  • Russborough Falconry
  • Kilkenny Castle

    Hotels:

  • Shelbourne Hotel
  • Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa
  • Hayfield Manor Hotel
  • The Europe Hotel & Resort
  • Dromoland Castle Hotel
  • The College Green Hotel (formerly The Westin)
  • Call (603) 995-4019 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18503466

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinBook of Kells, Little Museum of Dublin & The Shelbourne : Your tour departs from your hotel at 2 PM. You'll stay at The Shelbourne, a hotel that has been at the heart of Dublin's political and social life for centuries. After you meet your guide, visit the library of Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, an ornate 9th-century manuscript crafted by scholarly monks; it is perhaps Ireland's greatest cultural treasure. Next, visit the Little Museum of Dublin. Located in a Georgian townhouse, this award-winning "people's museum" tells the fascinating story of the city's history with humor and hospitality. Return to your hotel mere steps away for a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.
    Day 2DublinJameson Bow St. Distillery & Roly's Bistro : Visit the Jameson Bow St. Distillery in the historic Smithfield area of Dublin. Choose from a selection of Jameson signature serves and hear stories of the company's history before savoring a comparative whiskey tasting, followed by a visit to their maturation warehouse for a tasting straight from a barrel. For lunch you'll visit one of Dublin's most popular restaurants, Roly's Bistro, which has been serving traditional European cuisine in its upscale Ballsbridge neighborhood since 1992. The rest of your afternoon is free to explore as you wish. (B, L)
    Day 3KilkennyGlendalough, Falconry Demonstration & Lyrath Estate : Enjoy the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, once a thriving monastery, founded by St Kevin in the 6th century. Walk through the deep valley that attracted monks and scholars from throughout Europe and view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. Next, visit Russborough House where an exhilarating encounter awaits: a falconry demonstration, where you can interact with powerful birds of prey under expert guidance. You'll dine this evening at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa in the small city of Kilkenny, known as the medieval heart of Ireland. This enchanting hotel features a 17th-century manor house and a modern extension in a wonderful blend of old and new. (B, D)
    Day 4CorkKilkenny Castle, Cork Tasting Trail & Hayfield Manor : Tour the beautifully restored Kilkenny Castle. Here you will see glorious 17th-century tapestries, family portraits, and sumptuous furnishings reflecting the lifestyle of the powerful Butler family who resided there. Next, travel south for a lunchtime tasting tour, sampling local delicacies and culinary delights as you explore the streets of Cork, Ireland's second largest city. Dine this evening at your hotel, a welcoming and luxurious manor house steps from the heart of the city. (B, D)
    Day 5KillarneyKinsale Tour, Killarney Jaunting Car Ride, Rozzers Restaurant & Europe Hotel : Explore the colorful coastal town of Kinsale, famed as Ireland's gourmet capital and a haven for art lovers. Discover the port's pivotal role in Irish history and hear how it was once the scene of a battle with the Spanish Armada. Travel on to the friendly town of Killarney for a classic jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to the scenic ruins of Ross Castle. The Europe Hotel & Resort, sublimely set amid the panoramic vistas of this area of legendary beauty, is your home for the next two nights. Dine at the award-winning Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House Hotel. (B, D)
    Day 6KillarneyRing of Kerry Highlights & Sheepdog Demonstration : Enjoy a leisurely morning before embarking on a drive along Ireland's most popular scenic route, the Ring of Kerry. See the highlights of this majestic coastal drive, taking in rugged ocean views, charming villages, and serene mountain vistas. Next, visit a sheep farm to watch expert dogs demonstrate their skills as they cooperate with the farmer to mind their flock. Back at your hotel, your evening will begin with a demonstration of the art of cocktail-making. Savor your choice of cocktails before dining with your group. (B, D)
    Day 7DromolandCliffs of Moher & Dromoland Castle : Drive north to cross the Shannon River on a ferry to visit the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Behold the breathtaking panoramic views and stroll along the clifftop walk. Travel on to the majestic Dromoland Castle Hotel. This fairytale castle was the ancestral home of the O'Briens, whose lineage traces back to Brian Boru, one of Ireland's last High Kings. Relax in the elegant surroundings, and then sip a drink before a delicious dinner of award-winning cuisine in the oak-paneled dining room. (B, D)
    Day 8DublinIrish National Stud & Gardens, Merry Ploughboy & College Green Hotel : Make your way back to Dublin for your farewell evening. Along the way, your first stop will be the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud in County Kildare. Here you'll see impeccably-bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings - and get an up-close experience with them. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St Fiachra's Garden and the Japanese Gardens. In the evening, dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Gastropub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. Spend your last night at the College Green Hotel in the heart of Dublin. This luxurious modern hotel is housed in architectural gems that once housed the headquarters of three separate banks. (B, D)
    Day 9DublinTour Ends in Dublin : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/21/2025$5,295.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/26/2025$5,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/16/2025$5,545.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    07/28/2025$5,545.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/22/2025$5,545.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    Lodging
    Shelbourne Hotel
    Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa
    Hayfield Manor Hotel
    The Europe Hotel & Resort
    Dromoland Castle Hotel
    The College Green Hotel (formerly The Westin)

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