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Shades of Ireland

About Ireland - From $3,899.00 USD per double occupancy

With Optional 3-Night London Pre Tour Extension

With Optional 3-Night Edinburgh Post Tour Extension

July 24 – August 2, 2021

10 Days ● 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

HIGHLIGHTS

Dublin, Irish Evening, Choices on Tour, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1 Overnight Flight
  • Days 2, 3 Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, Dublin
  • Day 4 Granville Hotel, Waterford
  • Days 5, 6 Killarney Avenue, Killarney
  • Days 7, 8 The George Hotel Limerick, Limerick
  • Day 9 Cabra Castle, Kingscourt

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.


Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.

Day 1: Saturday, July 24, 2021 Overnight Flight Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.

Day 2: Sunday, July 25, 2021 Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. (D)

Day 3: Monday, July 26, 2021 Dublin Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own. (B)

Day 4: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries -OR- visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. (B, D)

Day 5: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. Enjoy a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park before boarding a boat* and sailing through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Killarney’s great restaurants. (B, D)

Day 6: Thursday, July 29, 2021 Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisanmade crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. (B)

Day 7: Friday, July 30, 2021 Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Continue to Limerick, where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty." (B)

Day 8: Saturday, July 31, 2021 Limerick - Galway - Limerick Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes”. Return to Limerick to relax over dinner. (B, D)

Day 9: Sunday, August 1, 2021 Limerick - Tullamore - Kingscourt You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 10: Monday, August 2, 2021 Kingscourt - Tour Ends Your journey ends in Kingscourt. (B)


Double $3,899* Single $4,599; Triple $3,869

For bookings made after Jan 25, 2021 call for rates.


Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

**Air from alternate gateways available on request

Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $329 per person * All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from LAX


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Experience It! Cabra Castle

Cabra Castle stands on 100 acres of gardens and parkland, with delightful views over the Cavan countryside, famous for its beautiful lakes. Formerly known as Cormey Castle, the history of the castle dates back to the pre-Cromwellian times of the 16th century. The property was bought in the early 19th century by Colonel Joseph Pratt, who rebuilt it and renamed it Cabra Castle. Its long legacy lends a mature, cultured air to the castle which can be felt by strolling through the castle's magnificent hallways and stairwells. Experience this history when you enjoy an overnight stay on the castle grounds. The rooms are outfitted to the hightest standards with every comfort and modern facilities. The bar and restaurant offer views of the countryside and Dun an Ri Forest Park

Extend Your Stay

Optional 5 Days 3-Night London Pre Tour Extension:

  • Rate: $749.00 USD per person, double, land only, airfare is not included.
  • The purchase of an additional air segment is required for this extension. Please inquire for air rate at time of booking.

Optional 4 Days 3-Night Edinburgh Post Tour Extension

  • Rate: $999.00 USD per person, double, land only, airfare is not included.
  • The purchase of an additional air segment is required for this extension. Please inquire for air rate at time of booking.
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