8 Days • 7 Nights • 12 Meals
Sep 5-12, 2015
Depart/Return: Dublin, Ireland
Price Per Person: Double: $1,977; Single: $2,225
(This is a land-only tour. Contact Country Travel DISCOVERIES if you would like assistance setting up air travel from the U.S.)
About the Tour
So long, coach-potatoes! As anyone who’s lived in Ireland knows, the Irish country life has a beauty and pace all its own. To truly appreciate its rolling green hills and ancient caves, ocean cliffs and medieval towns—why, you can’t do it staying on your duff, and you can’t do it fast! Even traditional dances (everyone jigs with everyone!) and fine whiskeys (triple distilled in an 180 year old pot still) take time. Get on your feet and off the bus to experience the Atlantic Coast, the Burren Region, Dublin and more, up close and personal. Take long strolls on legendary greenways, slow cruises on sparkling bays, and “be Irish for a day,” helping out and playing hard at Causey Farms.
- Walk part of the Great Western Greenway, Ireland’s longest traffic-free trail; the Dingle Peninsula, with exceptional water views; and the Ice Age-wracked Burren region, with its unique limestone formations, cave networks, ancient ruins and rare flora
- Visit the towering Cliffs of Moher, Europe’s westernmost point
- Catch skilled falconers at Crag Caves, and seals and “Fungie the dolphin” cruising Dingle Bay
- Explore Gaelic-speaking Achill Island, a haven for outdoor sports
- Walking tours of Dublin, Trinity College, Kilbeggan Distillery and Guinness Storehouse
- Participate in life on an Irish farm through work, food, sports, music and dance—play hurling, dance Céilí, join us for tea and scones or out on farm rounds!
- Dinner and dancing at the converted Church Restaurant
Average Temp high 64°/low 57°
Time Zone +6 hours from Central Time
Arrival Time Schedule your flight to arrive in Dublin by 8:00 a.m. on Day 1.
Departure Time Schedule your flight to depart from Dublin after 12 noon on Day 8.
Dublin Airport Info: Flights from USA arrive and depart from Terminal 2. Aer Lingus, Delta, United, US Airways and American Airlines operate from Terminal 2. The US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) facility is also fully operational in T2 (see preclearance procedures at http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-the-airport/US-Preclearance.aspx )
Passports: A valid passport is required to enter Republic of Ireland.
Walking Distance Extensive walking, generally at a leisurely pace, is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will be vigorous, or on uneven paths, including rocks and multiple steps. The Great Western Greenway walk on Day 2 is 8 miles and takes 2-2.5 hours to complete. The Dingle Peninsula cliff top walk is about 2 miles and takes an hour to complete.
Hotel Amenities Hair dryers, TV/cable, telephone and Spa services available at hotels. WiFi is available at hotels in Westport (Days 1 & 2) and Dublin (Days 5-7).
Travel Protection Available? Yes, see About Travel Protection.
Terms & Conditions Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.
Groups Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.
Additional Information If you wish to hire bicycle to travel The Great Western Greenway route, you may do so at a cost of $30 per person. This price will include bicycle, helmet & return of bicycle to starting point.
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.
Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/IRE.