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Explore Ireland in depth and hear exciting stories of its rich history, legends, and myths.
10 Days/9 Nights
8 Full Irish Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
$2,899.95 Per Person
NOTE: Itinerary subject to changeDay 1:
A Starr Tours motorcoach will take you from our convenient departure point - Board your transatlantic overnight flight to Dublin.
The morning is on own. Meet your traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and elegant Georgian squares to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College. End the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.
On your northbound route today, pass Drogheda, scene of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, then through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley, known for its prehistoric passage graves. Cross the border into Northern Ireland and drive past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, the burial place of Patrick, Ireland's Patron Saint, and on to the vibrant city of Belfast, where the Titanic was built. Later, why not join a Local Guide on a "living history" tour including a visit to the fascinating Titanic Exhibition?
First stop this morning is Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Let the province's story unfold as you head for the city of Derry before returning to the Republic to visit Donegal, the ancient town founded by Danish Vikings and home of the O'Donnell Clan. Drive along Donegal Bay with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches before arriving in Sligo, tonight's destination.
South to Knock, a village that has attracted pilgrims from all over the world since the townsfolk saw apparitions. Then, to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy cafe and bar culture. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher. Tonight's optional opportunity: a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.
Skirting the city of Limerick, head to Adare, a village known for its prize-winning thatched cottages. At Killorglin, join the road known as the Ring Of Kerry for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. The next two nights are spent in the popular resort of Killarney.
Breathtaking scenery this morning on the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. See the Blasket Islands and hear about the way of life and unique literary achievements of its inhabitants prior to their evacuation in 1953. Back in Killarney, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. Tonight, enjoy the optional outing to Tralee for dinner and a performance at Siamsa Tire, Ireland's National Folk Theatre.
More scenic splendor as you head over the Kerry Mountains into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, drive past Cork, the country's second-largest city on the way to Waterford, where a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal is included. Spend the night at the nearby seaside resort of Tramore. An optional pub tour might be fun this evening.
Highlights on your northbound journey: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; a visit to Ireland's oldest Handweaving Mill at Avoca; views of the Wicklow Mountains; and Glendalough with its ruins of a center of Irish Christianity, founded by St. Kevin. Back in Dublin tonight, celebrate the success of your tour with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your transatlantic flight home.
Every Starr vacation includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Knock, a village that has attracted pilgrims from all over the world since the townsfolk saw apparitions.
Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy cafe and bar culture.
Cliffs Of Moher
Visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland's west coast, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean.
Ring Of Kerry
At Killorglin, join the road known as the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.
Killarney, a town beside Lough Leane, a lake in southwest Ireland's County Kerry. It's a stop on the well-known Ring of Kerry circuit, and the start and finishing point of the Kerry Way walking trail. It's also a gateway to bucolic Killarney National Park, whose more than 100 square kilometers of countryside encompass lakes, mountains, castles, and stately homes.
Breathtaking scenery abounds on the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean.
Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence. Enjoy time at your leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal.
House of Waterford Crystal
Located on the Mall in the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, the House of Waterford Crystal brings a visit to Waterford to a whole new level. Staff is pleased to welcome you on arrival and take you on a journey to see exquisite pieces of crystal created before your very eyes.
Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798.
Avoca Handweaving Mill
The birthplace of the Avoca experience, and the origin of the family company's name, Avoca Handweavers, this is a famous tourist destination, as well as a long time favorite among the Dublin and Wicklow communities. There's a Visitor Centre which tells the story since 1723 and a Mill Tour where you meet the weavers at work.
Accommodations Day 1: Overnight transatlantic flight.
Accommodations Day 2: Dublin; Regency
Accommodations Day 3: Belfast; Jurys Inn
Accommodations Day 4: Sligo; Southern
Accommodations Day 5: Ennis; Auburn Lodge
Accommodations Day 6, 7: Killarney; Killarney Court
Accommodations Day 8; Tramore; Majestic
Accommodations Day 9; Dublin; Jurys Inn Custom House
-Starr has partnered with Cosmos Vacations, a leader in the packaged travel industry.
When you travel with Cosmos, you'll have the opportunity to experience the inside stories behind each destination. For 80 years, Cosmos has been a leader in escorted travel with inspirational Tour Directors who not only show you the sites, but take you deeper into each place you'll see. With Cosmos, you get little-known insights, engaging commentary, and unique cultural experiences.
Flights Schedule (subject to change)
United Airlines Flight #23 Newark to Dublin
Departs 7:35pm/Arrives 7:05am (9/2/18)
United Airlines Flight #22 Dublin to Newark
Departs 9:20am/Arrives 11:35am
For air tours, only 1 piece of checked baggage is allowed. Airlines charge passengers for their first piece of checked baggage. This is payable by credit card at the airport.
$300 per person due at time of booking.
All optional meals and excursions are booked and paid through Cosmos.
Travel Protection is recommended through The National Tour Association's (NTA) Travel Protection Plan administered by AON Affinity.
For more information or to purchase, call 800-388-1470 or log onto: nta.aontravelprotect.com
Starr's Tour Operator location # is 306035.
-Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting or walking, sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets. Cosmos is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant's inability to participate with the group. The Americans with Disabilities Act is only applicable within the United States and facilities for disabled individuals are limited outside its borders. Most transportation services, including the touring motorcoaches and cruise ships, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Motorized scooters are not suitable on international tours.
-Proof of Citizenship Requirement: PASSPORT
Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of your stay.