2021 - The Irish Pub Tour

8 Days/7 Nights

See the toast of every town
Irish pubs are the hearts of their communities-a source of camaraderie, stories, and song. Raise a glass (or two!) to rich pub culture and history on this guided tour of Ireland, which offers plenty of stops at legendary pubs and historical highlights of the Emerald Isle.

Highlights

  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Sean's Bar
  • Blarney Castle
  • Smithwick's Experience
  • Irish Coffee at South Pole Inn
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

    Hotels

  • Galway Bay Hotel
  • Sheraton Athlone Hotel
  • Ashling Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
  • The Croke Park Hotel
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
  • International Hotel
  • Call (616) 866-3500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15106813

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2020
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin Panoramic Tour - Welcome Drink & Dinner : Tour starts 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin, a friendly city famed for its wit and sense of fun. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group at The Church Cafe Bar and Restaurant; this converted building is where brewer Arthur Guinness was married, playwright Sean O'Casey was baptized, and where Handel practiced the organ before the first-ever public performance of his "Messiah" in 1742. (D)
    Day 2KilkennyKilkenny - Smithwick's Experience : Head to the small, historic city of Kilkenny for a guided walking tour along its Medieval Mile to experience its rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and well-preserved merchants' houses. Stop at one of its classic pubs. Smell the hops and enjoy a sample on a tour of Smithwick's Experience, telling the story of the popular brewery in the heart of the city since 1710. Spend some free time browsing in charming Kilkenny before dinner. (B, D)
    Day 3KillarneyBlarney Castle - Marine Bar - Killarney : Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the "Gift of the Gab" or explore the beautiful gardens. Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney - a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century - where you will have free time after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music. (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyDingle Peninsula - Celtic Whiskey Bar Experience : Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, "Ryan's Daughter" and "Far & Away," which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an early explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole and opened the pub in 1927 after his return to Ireland. Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional farming life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding. Enjoy some free time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner. (B, D)
    Day 5GalwayCliffs of Moher - Galway - O'Connors Pub Storytelling : Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. In the evening, have an early dinner at your hotel, then head out for a CIE Tours Exclusive: Private early access for a special evening of storytelling by the turf fire at O'Connors Famous Pub in Salthill. (B, D)
    Day 6AthloneSean's Bar - Lough Lee Cruise : Spend a leisurely morning and lunchtime exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. In Athlone, enjoy your choice of Irish coffee, whiskey or beer as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking longship. Then head to Sean's Bar in Athlone for a CIE Tours Exclusive. Sean's Bar is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it's the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub's rich history. Enjoy dinner in your Athlone hotel this evening. (B, D)
    Day 7DublinGuinness Storehouse - Irish Whiskey Museum : Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city - one of Ireland's most popular attractions -and enjoy a sample of Ireland's iconic brew as you enjoy the panoramic view from the seventh-floor Gravity Bar. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum, where you will take a short private tour and savor a tasting. In a CIE Tours Exclusive, you'll enjoy a special after-hours experience with an information dinner and music from a traditional band - and they'll provide instruments so you can learn to play along. (B)
    Day 8DublinDublin : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/20/2021$1,669.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    04/17/2021$1,799.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/08/2021$2,019.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/22/2021$2,069.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/26/2021$2,469.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/12/2021$2,074.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/30/2021$2,079.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    07/21/2021$2,079.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/07/2021$2,079.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/25/2021$2,029.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/08/2021$2,079.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/22/2021$1,939.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/06/2021$1,844.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/16/2021$1,849.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    Lodging
    Galway Bay Hotel
    Sheraton Athlone Hotel
    Ashling Hotel
    Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
    The Croke Park Hotel
    Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
    International Hotel
    Disclaimer

    Price and itinerary details are subject to change through September 2020. Prices given are per person, double occupancy. If you would like your own room, there is a single-room supplement charge of $460

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    • 2021 - The Irish Pub Tour

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      See the toast of every townIrish pubs are the hearts of their communities-a source of camaraderie, stories, and song. Raise a glass (or two!

     
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