Discover & Explore: Scenic Ireland

At-a-Glance

Enjoy your 5 star accommodations. This picturesque country is full of lush surroundings, and historic sights. With its beautiful stonework, friendly locals inside pubs and restaurants, antique and clothing boutiques, Ireland is truly a special place.


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Highlights:

  • Round trip scheduled airfare
  • Round trip transfers between airports and hotels while overseas
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • 6 nights in Limerick, Ireland...only unpack once!
  • Includes breakfasts daily & 1 dinner
  • Tours of Kilkenny, Galway, & Ring of Kerry
  • Discovery Program guide

Optional Dublin Post-Tour

Extend your stay with 2 extra nights in Dublin, Ireland's majestic capital, including a visit to Trinity College home of the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral or O'Connell Street.

Preferred Hotels

  • The Absolute Savoy Hotel

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Board your transatlantic flight
  • Day 2: Arrive in Ireland and transfer to the 5 star Savoy Hotel for 6 nights
  • Remainder of day at your leisure
  • Day 3: Cliffs of Moher - Galway
    • Visit the Cliffs of Moher
    • Panoramic tour of Galway
    • Free time to explore shops, cafes and pubs
    • Return to Limerick
  • Day 4: Limerick
    • Today you can explore on your own
  • Day 5: Dingle Excursion
    • Panoramic views heading towards Blasket Island Center
    • Visit Dingle
    • Return to Limerick
  • Day 6: Cashel - Limerick - Bunratty
    • Explore the Rock of Cashel
    • Visit Kilkenny Castle
    • Enjoy medieval-style dinner and entertainment at Bunratty Castle
    • Return to Limerick
  • Day 7: Limerick
    • Today is at leisure
    • Blarney optional tour
  • Day 8: Breakfast at your hotel
    • Transfer to airport for flight home

More information

DAY 1 USA - IRELAND
Fly transatlantic overnight to Ireland. Dinner is served and in-flight entertainment is provided.

DAY 2 - ARRIVE IN IRELAND
Welcome to Ireland. Upon arrival, you are met by Adelman Discoveries staff and transferred to The Savoy Hotel located in Limerick. Perfectly placed and set within the vibrant shopping and theatre district of Limerick City, The Savoy is Limerick's most celebrated and glamorous five star luxury hotel. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing and enjoying your surroundings.

DAY 3 THE CLIFFS OF MOHER - GALWAY
This morning enjoy a guided journey towards the Clare coast to the Cliffs of Moher where a magical vista awaits you. The cliffs are six hundred feet high and span for six miles along the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara. Afterwards, depart for Galway where you will enjoy a panoramic tour, followed by free time to explore the shops, cafes and pubs on Quay Streets. Later, return to Limerick. (B)

DAY 4 - LIMERICK
Today you are free to explore on your own. Enjoy a stroll through Limerick, Ireland. Explore many famous Irish landmarks, theatrical and sporting events, only a short walk or taxi-ride away from your base at The Savoy. Spend time browsing through the antique and clothing boutiques and getting acquainted with the local people in one of the many restaurants and pubs. (B)

DAY 5 - DINGLE EXCURSION
Our included tour today features panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula on the way to the Blasket Island Center. Learn about the way of life and unique literary achievements on this string of remote offshore islands which were last inhabited in 1953. Visit Dingle, which many may recognize as the film setting for Ryan’s Daughter. Enjoy this market town and fishing port. Later, we will return to Limerick. (B)

DAY 6 - CASHEL - KILKENNY
Today you will depart for the small town of Cashel where you will pause to visit the unforgettable "Rock of Cashel." The dramatic limestone rock crowned with secular and religious buildings dominates the flat countryside for miles around. Travel onwards to historic Kilkenny. In medieval times this was a prosperous trading center and the narrow streets still follow ancient routes. Visit Kilkenny Castle, built in the 13th century, home to the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. Tonight ou will enjoy a medieval-style banquet and entertainment in Bunratty Castle. The castle was built around 1425, and was the stronghold of the high kings and earls who rules the region. This evening’s entertainment will be provided by Comely Colleens and portly Seanchais dressed in full medieval costume, as you are invited to dine with the Earl of Thomond. (B,D)

DAY 7 - LIMERICK - BLARNEY
Day at leisure. Take an optional trip to Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney Stone for luck! (B) (B)

DAY 8 IRELAND - USA
Farewell to Castlemartyr and Ireland. Transfer to the airport, where, after check-in, you will have plenty of time for your last minute duty free shopping. Your flight to the US arrives the same day. (B)