EOX Ireland

From $2,500* USD | Custom Departure Dates

 

What’s Included

  • Breakfast Daily and Select Dinners
  • Overseas Transfers & Private Transportation
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Guided Tours
  • Tips for Hotel Staff & Hotel Porters
  • Live Audio Headsets (Groups of 8 or more)
 

The Itinerary

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  • Day 1 Depart USA
  • Day 2 Arrive Gin Shannon / Clonmacnoise (Galway)
  • Day 3 Connemara – Quiet Man / Kylemore Abbey (Galway)
  • Day 4 Burren / Cliffs of Moher / Bunratty Castle / Killarney National Park (evening buggy ride into park (Killarney)
  • Day 5 Ring of Kerry / Waterville / Kinsale (Kinsale)
  • Day 6 Kinsale tour / Cobh (Kinsale)
  • Day 7 Full day in Kinsale – Transfer to Shannon for overnight. (Shannon)
  • Day 8 Return to USA

Depart USA on your international Flight. (Note – those making their own arrangements will start with EOX on Day 2).

 

Transfer from the airport to your transportation to begin your travel in Ireland. (Transfer included if air purchased through EOX or if you provide EOX with your flight information at least one month prior to your departure. Those not providing their air information must arrive at the airport to join the tour by 10 am or make their own way to Galway on their own). This afternoon you will visit Clonmacnoise, an important monastic site and the burial place of kings. Among these fascinating ruins is the famous thousand-year-old cross the cathedral ruins and parts of eight churches. There are two round towers to capture your imagination. Continue to Galway for a walking tour of the city center before checking into your hotel.

 

This morning you will visit the Connemara Region, famous for its rugged scenery. The National Park consists of 5,000 acres where ponies and Irish red deer roam freely. The scenic mountains, bogs and grasslands are a feast for the eyes. The region is world famous for its green and white marble. You will stop at beautiful Kylemore Abbey run by the Benedictine Nuns. This granite and limestone structure is one of most photographed buildings in the country. See the town where the Quiet Man with john Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was filmed. Then return to Galway. (B)

 

Today travel through the through the Burren Region of eroded limestone rock which flowers pop up through the crevices. Continue to the Cliffs of Moher, sheer cliffs dropping 600 feet to the water below, one of the most impressive stretches of shoreline on the west coast of Ireland. Pass through the ever-changing patchwork of green landscape and ruins to Bunratty Castle, near the town of Limerick. Bunratty is Ireland’s most complete and authentic, elaborately furnished medieval castle. This afternoon you will drive through Killarney National Park, home to an everchanging view of mounts, lakes, and woods. Check into your Killarney hotel. opt for an optional buggy ride back into the park if you like (Purchased on site – around $11 Euros). (B)

Delight in some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as we travel around the Ring of Kerry where the sea crashes into the soaring coastline. Weather permitting, you will take in a sheep dog demonstration. Stop around lunchtime in Waterville. Charlie Chaplin brought his family here in the summers. We can choose from several seafood restaurants along the shore. Finish your day in the port city of Kinsale and take a trip to the famed Charles Fort, one of the finest examples of a 17th Century Star Fort. (B)

This morning we will enjoy a walking tour of Kinsale. See the Norman French inscriptions in St. Multrose Church, which was built in 1190, and remains in use to this day. The courthouse was used for the inquiry over the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 just off the coast. Continue to Cobh, we will visit the Heritage Center. From this port, between 1845 and 1860, 2.5 million people sailed to America. If you have an ancestor who came from Ireland to America, chances are they departed from this very place. Find your family name on the archived passenger lists. See memorials to the Titanic here. (B)

Today is yours to explore, shop and eat in Kinsale – home to fine restaurants and amazing views of the sea. You may opt to golf at the nearby courses or travel up to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone! Finish the day at your hotel in Shannon near the airport. (B) Note – EOX can assist with golf plans if requested 3 months or more prior to travel.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight(s). (Transfer included if air purchased through EOX or if you provide EOX with your flight information at least one month prior to your departure. Those not providing this information may have to make their own transfer arrangements to return to the airport).

B=Breakfast Included
D=Dinner Included


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