Rich history, charming villages, untold natural beauty, music-filled pubs, and plenty of local culture await you on our private 10-day tour of the ‘Land of Saints and Scholars’. Kick things off with a tour of historic Dublin before heading south, stopping at the dramatic Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland’s most important medieval structures. Then on to the quaint seaside town of Kinsale, known for some of the best seafood in the country.
Experience breathtaking natural beauty through the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, the crown jewels of Ireland’s scenic locations. Hit a Sunrise Tours exclusive with a march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Get your picture-perfect photo at the famous Cliffs of Moher, a magical cliffside standing 702 ft at the highest point. Explore the scenic mountains and vast landscapes of Connemara with a special visit to Kylemore Abbey, boasting Ireland’s largest walled garden!
- Guided tour of Dublin City including Guinness Factory, Trinity College, and Book of Kells
- Guided tour of the Irish National Stud Farm
- Visit the Rock of Cashel, seat of the Kings of Munster from 370-1101 and early associations with St. Patrick
- Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at the world famous Blarney Castle
- Visit the award-winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction
- Take in a 20-mile stretch of the famous Ring of Kerry
- Visit to Victorian era Muckross House and Gardens
- March in the annual Killarney St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the highlights of the year in Ireland and a Sunrise Tours exclusive experience
- Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, once cited as the “most beautiful place on earth” by the National Geographic
- Explore Connemara, inspiration for the movie “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
- Visit picturesque Kylemore Abbey
DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO DUBLIN D, B (in flight)
DAY 2: DUBLIN CITY TOUR – GUINNESS BREWERY
Join our local driver/guide for a tour of Dublin City, founded as a Viking settlement and home to the Irish Parliament since the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. Highlights include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, fashionable Grafton Street, Trinity College which houses the Book of Kells and the Guinness Brewery founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness. Overnight in Dublin at the Camden Court Hotel (or similar). D
DAY 3: NATIONAL STUD FARM – ROCK OF CASHEL – KINSALE
Travel south to County Kildare, the center of Ireland’s horse breeding industry, for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud Farm. See the amazing Rock of Cashel, seat of the Kings of Munster from 370 – 1101 and early associations with St. Patrick. Overnight in Kinsale, a historic fishing town on the southern coastline of County Cork, at the four- star Trident Hotel overlooking Kinsale Harbour. B, D
DAY 4: QUEENSTOWN STORY – BLARNEY CASTLE
Travel to Cobh, one of the main points of emigration during the great famine, to experience “The Queenstown Story” which portrays the hardship of life on board ship as it sailed to the “New World”. Continue to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone and return to Kinsale for a free afternoon to enjoy browsing in its many shops or observing the bustling harbor. B
DAY 5: WEST CORK – MIZEN HEAD – KENMARE – KILLARNEY
Travel the southern coastline to Mizen Head, the most southerly point of Ireland, to visit the award-winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction. Continue to Killarney taking in a 20-mile stretch of the famous Ring of Kerry. Check into the centrally located Killarney Plaza Hotel for a three-night stay. B, D
DAY 6: MUCKROSS HOUSE & GARDENS – ST.PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Board an Irish Jaunting Car to the Killarney National Park, a journey which winds its way through some of the oldest oak forests in Ireland for a visit to Muckross House and Gardens. Get your Shamrock ready and join the locals for a march in the annual Killarney St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the highlights of the year in Ireland and a Sunrise Tours exclusive experience you will treasure forever! The remainder of the evening is free to continue the celebrations and enjoy the atmosphere in some of Killarney’s many traditional pubs. B
DAY 7: THE DINGLE PENINSULA
Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, once cited as the “most beautiful place on earth” by the National Geographic. Enjoy some free time in Dingle for lunch in Dingle before returning to Killarney and dinner in a local pub. B, D
DAY 8: TRALEE - SHANNON FERRY – CLIFFS OF MOHER – GALWAY
Travel to Tralee, capital town of County Kerry, and continue to Tarbert to board the Shannon Ferry to Killimer. Take the coast road to the majestic Cliffs of Moher which rise 600 ft over the Atlantic Ocean and continue through the lunar landscape of the Burren to the shores of Galway Bay and a two-night stay in the four-star Harbour Hotel, Galway. B, D
DAY 9: CONNEMARA
Explore Connemara, whose rugged scenes of mountains, lakelands and boglands created the background of countless movies including “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Visit picturesque Kylemore Abbey and enjoy a farewell dinner in a local pub accompanied by traditional Irish music. B, D
DAY 10: FLIGHT HOME D, B in flight
- Departure: March 12 2022
- Return: March 21 2022
- Double: $3999 + $290
- Single: $4399 + $331
*Price per person + travel insurance
*Includes roundtrip airfare from STL or MCI
Voltage: 220V European adapter required
Language: English (or a version of it) and Gaelic, also referred to as "Irish"
Temperature and Dress: Generally, temperatures are mild in March with average springtime temperature in Ireland between 46 to 54F. Bring warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Some rain gear and a small packable umbrella is also advised.
Dublin: 51° / 37
Kinsale: 50° / 39°
Killarney: 52° / 43°
Galway: 50° / 40°
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
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