2023 : Irish Explorer

9 Days/8 Nights

Discover the unexpected

Adventure through the most spectacular parts of Ireland, from emerald green farms to seaside cliffs and vibrant towns

Trip Highlights:

  • Slieve League Cliffs - CIE Tours Exclusive
  • Dan O'Hara's Homestead
  • Blakes of the Hollow Pub - CIE Tours Exclusive
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Blarney Castle
  • Irish Night in Dublin
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • Florence Court House


  • Clontarf Castle Hotel
  • Mill Park Hotel
  • The Hardiman Hotel
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel
  • Herbert Park Hotel
  • Call (517) 548-3151 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17513091

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer valid through 12/31/2023
    9 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1DublinDublin City Tour - Glasnevin Cemetery Museum - Clontarf Castle : Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at the Clontarf Castle Hotel lobby, a short ride from Dublin Airport and a few miles north of Dublin city center. Head out for a tour of central Dublin with a local guide to see elegant Georgian squares, public buildings, and monuments. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery - it's a fascinating 'who's who' of modern Irish history. Join your group for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the castle hotel.(D)
    Day 2DonegalFlorence Court House - Blakes of the Hollow Pub - Donegal : Visit Florence Court House, home of the Irish Yew. The original tree, discovered in 1760, can still be viewed on the grounds. Tour the magnificent 18th century mansion, renowned for its elaborate rococo plasterwork. Next, a CIE Tours exclusive: visit Blakes of the Hollow Pub, a Victorian bar that retains many features original to its founding in 1887. Famed author John McGahern, a regular visitor, described it as 'one of the happiest and most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland'. Take a photo by its official 'Game of Thrones' door highlighting the series' sixth season. Continue your travels north to Donegal. With its windswept hills where only sheep can thrive, Donegal is renowned for woolen production and tweeds.(B, D)
    Day 3DonegalSlieve League Cliffs - Triona Design - Nancy's Bar : Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe. Enjoy a CIE Tours Exclusive experience: sip an Irish coffee as you take in the view from these impressive cliffs. Travel up through beautiful views of Donegal to reach Triona Design Donegal Tweed Center in Ardara, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, where spinners and weavers will demonstrate their crafts. Head to the popular Nancy's Bar in Ardara for dinner before returning to your hotel in Donegal town, a busy little town that was once a Viking port.(B, D)
    Day 4GalwayBelleek Pottery - Lough Corrib Cruise (seasonal) - Galway : Discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. You'll go behind the scenes to see how this world-famous fine china is made. Travel south to Galway and take a relaxed cruise on Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland (seasonal). Enjoy dinner at your hotel.(B, D)
    Day 5GalwayConnemara Celtic Crystal - Dan O'Hara Homestead - Connemara : Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes, and peat bogs an added dimension. Stop at the Connemara Celtic Crystal factory to watch skilled artisans demonstrate fine glass-cutting. Travel on through spectacular scenery to visit Dan O'Hara's Homestead, where you'll discover traditional farming methods, see Connemara ponies, and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy an evening free for independent dining and exploration.(B, L)
    Day 6KillarneyCliffs of Moher - Killarney : Drive through Co. Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the cliffs to see spectacular vistas, including Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney, where you will dine in your hotel this evening.(B, D)
    Day 7KillarneyRing of Kerry Tour - Sheepdog Demonstration : Head out to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most famous and popular scenic drive. Stop at Moriarty's in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Immerse yourself in farm life with a demonstration of sheepdogs herding flocks. Continuing on the scenic drive, pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll's Gap. Your evening is free to explore in Killarney tonight, as you dine independently and perhaps discover some of the town's lively pubs.(B)
    Day 8DublinBlarney Castle - Abbey Tavern : Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colorful gardens. Head to the Abbey Tavern for Irish cuisine, and an evening of lively entertainment.(B, D)
    Day 9DublinTour Ends in Dublin : Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Click Quote or call us to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    09/24/2023$3,095.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/15/2023$2,250.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    Clontarf Castle Hotel
    Mill Park Hotel
    The Hardiman Hotel
    Killarney Plaza Hotel
    Herbert Park Hotel


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