Old Jameson Distillery (Dublin) -Choice for Free Inclusion
You will discover the time-honored secret of how three simple ingredients – water, barley and yeast – are transformed into the smooth golden spirit that has always been and continues to be, Jameson Irish Whiskey. After learning about Jameson Irish Whiskey from the arrival of the Barley to Bottling it would be only fair for you to be allowed to taste it. At the end of the guided tour each visitor is offered a complimentary glass of Jameson. Your whiskey education does not stop there, as our guides select volunteers to take part in a Whiskey comparison tasting, demonstrating the subtle difference in taste between various types of Irish Whiskey and compare with leading Scotch and American Whiskeys. (At Leisure Any Day in Dublin)
Dublin City Tour Hop-on/Hop-off Bus (Dublin) -Choice for Free Inclusion
With 26 stops at Dublin’s top visitor attractions and a live guide there is no better way to see Dublin! This fun and friendly 90-minute tour is complete with live commentary by industry trained local guides. The tours depart every 6 to 20 minutes throughout the day and stops along the tour route include Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol and the Old Jameson Distillery. (24 Hour Ticket)
Irish Whiskey Museum VIP Tour w/ Souvenir (Dublin) -Choice for Free Inclusion
The museum offers a whiskey tasting for each of its guests. This makes it a proper thing to do in Dublin, that is, if you want a true Irish experience! Before your tasting experience, first learn the interesting history of whiskey, from its humble beginning, inevitable downfall and current revival. With your VIP ticket, you’ll get to sample matured aged whiskey and receive a unique souvenir to take away as a fond memory of your time with us.
Teeling Whiskey Museum (Dublin) -Choice for Free Inclusion
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, our distillery is a fully functional pot still distillery producing up to 500,000 litres of spirit each year. With the opening of the distillery came the opportunity to fully control the entirety of the production of Teeling Whiskey.
Irish House Party (Dublin) – For Purchase with pre-nights in Dublin or included as option for Farewell Dinner with 10 night tours, Price to be determined.
Unlike any other traditional Irish music night in the city, it is organized and hosted by All-Ireland Champion traditional Irish musicians and dancers in an intimate and homely setting. There are no stages, microphones or fake antiques hanging here! This has made the evening hugely popular with both Irish guests and guests from abroad. On arrival you are welcomed by your host for an evening of traditional Irish music, delicious Irish dinner and of course Irish dancing that will both entertain and educate. You can take part as much as you like or simply sit back in comfortable surroundings and enjoy the best traditional Irish music and Irish dancing party in Dublin. Nightly, but limited seatings October through March. (Dinner, 7pm, Show 8:30pm – please note you would miss the Welcome Party, if there is one, on Sunday evening)
Tour of Connemara & Kylemore Abbey* (Galway) – $50
Connemara is an area of rugged landscape, bogs, and mountains, which is well known and loved by artists for its clear light and unspoiled beauty. This is the Ireland of your dreams and imagination with its rolling hills and mountains, sparkling lakes, and remote cottages. *Admission to the Kylemore Abbey is NOT included. (Day Tour)
Aran Islands (Galway) – $65
The Aran Islands are richly unique, offering landscapes of limestone, a stretch of cliffs facing the moods of the Atlantic, large boulders, rock formations, and beautiful beaches. It is also a place of immense cultural heritage and history where Gaelic is the first language of its residents. Aran Island Ferries: includes return bus from Galway, return ferry & mini-bus Island Tour with entrance to Dun Aonghasa.
Cliffs of Moher (from Galway to Killarney) – INCLUDED
Experience the sight that will forever be burned in your memory. This tour includes Ireland’s most spectacular sea-cliffs, the famous Cliffs of Moher, which are 700Ft high and extend for 5 miles. If you happen to miss everything else in Ireland (because of the pubs perhaps?), you cannot miss the Cliffs of Moher!
Ring of Kerry (Killarney) -Choice for Free Inclusion
The Ring of Kerry is a famous area in the Southwestern corner of Ireland which offers a thoroughly magnificent drive through mountains and by lakes, historical buildings, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. (Day Tour)
Dingle Peninsula (Killarney) -Choice for Free Inclusion
The Dingle Peninsula has some of the most stunning scenery Ireland has to offer, as showcased in films such as Ryan’s Daughter and Far and Away. (Day Tour)
Jaunting Cart Ride (Killarney) -$35*
Killarney Jaunting Cars is the perfect option to show you the hidden delights of Killarney. Choose from a tour of the Killarney Estate and Ross Castle or the Muckross Estate to the Muckross House and Gardens. (Saturday morning before departure to Co. Clare or Cork) *based on 4 passengers per cart
Horseback Riding (Killarney) -$75 (1hr), $130 (2hrs)
These rides all go into the National Park here in Killarney, which can boast being, the largest and oldest National Park in Ireland. Ride though the Knockreer Demense, North of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney) and take in views of Ross Castle and Ross Island, along with panoramic views of Innisfallen Island & the McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range. The Kenmare Estate and the majestic mountains surrounding Killarney will all be appreciated. All rides are supervised by guides and are able to cater for all levels of riding experience. (1hr ride available at 10am, 2hr ride available at 9:30am- suggested for Saturday morning, other times available if you plan to ride on Friday and are not doing a day tour)
Bunratty Castle (Bunratty, Co. Clare) – $20 7 nights
Bunratty Castle is one of the most popular places to visit in the southwest, as it is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425, and plundered on many occasions, it was authentically restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour, with furnishings and tapestries capturing the mood and style of the times. (At Leisure if time allows Saturday & depending on Co. Clare accommodation location. Full castle tour requires walking narrow stairs)
Medieval Banquet at the Bunratty Castle (Bunratty, from Ennis) -Farewell Dinner* included with 7 Night Tour
Join the Earl of Thomond in the splendour of the main guard of Bunratty Castle for a dinner experience not to be missed at the Medieval Banquet! The 4 course meal is a pleasant balance of contrasting Irish meat dishes served during the period and is accompanied with music and song. After dinner, you are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment program, a selection of Irish medieval and traditional songs and instrumental music by 11 Entertainers. (Requires walking narrow stairs) *or similar
Blarney Village / Blarney Castle & Stone (Cork) – At Leisure 10 nights
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, the Blarney Castle has been attracting attention beyond Munster ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney, making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our Tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words. But don’t take our word for it – everyone from Sir Walter Scott to a host of American presidents, world leaders, and international entertainers has been eager to take advantage. (Kissing the Blarney Stone requires narrow stairs and heights). Day Tour and Independent Touring option available, please talk to your travel specialist.
Old Jameson Distillery and Fota House and Gardens – 10 nights
Take a relaxing day trip with your own private driver to The Old Jameson Distillery in Middleton. You’ll discover how water, barley and yeast are transformed into the smooth, golden spirit that is Jameson Irish Whiskey. At the end of the guided tour each visitor is offered a complimentary glass of Jameson. Before continuing on to Fota House and Gardens you will be treated to lunch. Afterwards, you’ll be given the opportunity to explore both the Fota House, the Arboretum and Gardens. Fota House is an architectural masterpiece. (Included: All entry fees, lunch and private transportation.)
Kinsale Day Tour – 10 nights
The medieval town of Kinsale is not just about food. It’s also about traditional bars, beautiful buildings, narrow streets, shops, galleries and lots of activities on land and sea. Kinsale is a top class center for sailing and water-sports activities. There are three golf courses including the world-famous Old Head course. Field sports are well-represented with horse riding, clay bird shooting and archery all available close to the town. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, how about a sauna in the leisure center, a historical walking tour, a pottery lesson, or a tour by taxi? You’ll find Kinsale’s not just a place – it’s more a state of mind!
Queenstown Story Tour (Cobh) -10 nights
The Queenstown Story is based in the disused portions of the railway station at Cobh. This highly imaginative visitor attraction tells the story of emigration from Cobh in the period of the famine. From 1848 – 1950 over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland – over 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration.
Kilkenny Castle (Kilkenny) – $12 – 10 nights
One of the most instantly recognized buildings in Ireland, Kilkenny Castle has been an important site since Strongbow constructed the first castle, probably a wooden structure, in the 12th century. William the Earl Marshall built the first stone castle on the site, which was completed in 1213. This was a square-shaped castle with towers at each corner; three of these original four towers survive to this day. (At Leisure)
Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny – $19
Smithwick’s is THE Irish Red Ale. Their 300-year history commenced with John Smithwick producing his first brews in 1710, thus establishing Smithwick’s legacy as Ireland’s longest established brewer and the oldest working brewery in Ireland. The Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny is at the St. Francis Abbey Brewery. This Victorian brewing building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art visitor centre that will immerse you in Ireland’s oldest beer, teach you about the craft of brewing and allow you to taste the perfect Smithwick’s pint.
**At Leisure: Tours are open to visit at your leisure. Transportation and admission fees can not be pre-sold and are required to be paid on-site. With your travel documents issued prior to departure you will be provided with a guide including transportation directions, times, admission fees and site information.
Day Tours meet at approximately 9 or 10am and return around 5 or 6pm. Optional Tours are available for selection and pre-purchase up to 21 days prior to departure. Space on these tours can not be guaranteed if not purchased prior to departure. Prices are listed per person and based on current rates and exchange rates and subject to change. Prices are not guaranteed until paid in full.