Ireland Tours & Scotland Vacations – Isle Inn Tours

St. Patrick’s Day Tour Ireland

Our St. Patrick’s Day Tour Ireland is a creative blend of Irish history & entertainment that will take you on a journey to some of Ireland’s favorite places.

 

*SOLD OUT*

St Patricks celebration in Ireland

Includes:
6 nights first class hotels
Full Irish breakfast daily (B)
4 table d'hote dinners (D)
Pub Dinner at the 12th Century Brazen Head (D)
Services of an experienced Irish driver/guide
Admissions as highlighted on the itinerary
Porterage of one suitcase
All service charges & local government taxes
Isle Inn Tours flight bag & luggage tag
Deluxe document holder with informational booklet
Consider yourself invited to The Gathering. Ireland’s ambitious, country-wide party lasting all year.  2013 is the year when Ireland invites the world to come and celebrate our food, sports, culture, fun and lots more. The year-long, country-wide party promises an Irish welcome like no other. What better time than St. Patrick’s Day to experience The Gathering?

This tour takes you to all the highlights a first time visitor, and seasoned traveler alike, can appreciate. Kilkenny Castle, the Rock of Cashel, the Cliffs of Moher and more! Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Dublin. Quench your thirst with a pint of Ireland’s famed Guinness stout while learning about the brewing techniques of Ireland’s most famous brew and even learn how to pull your own pint! Experience the vibrant energy of Dublin, Ireland’s Capital City as you stroll down Grafton St. or through the Temple Bar area. All of the hotels on this tour are centrally located so you can create your own pub crawl each evening. With so many great pubs to choose from you are sure to find a traditional Irish music session most evenings. With a leisurely start each morning you can relax at night and soak up atmosphere and spend some time getting to know the locals.

Considering an independent tour instead of an escorted tour?  

We can create a custom self-drive vacation package for you!

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Itinerary

Mar 15

Depart US for your overnight flight to Shannon, Ireland. Our travel planners are available to assist with your flight arrangements and any pre- or post-tour arrangements.

Mar 16

Fáilte go h-Éirinn! Meet your Irish driver/guide in the arrivals hall and start your journey. Your early arrival should have you ready for some tea and scones. Afterwards, enjoy the scenic views of Ireland’s wild green countryside as you make your way to Dublin. Enjoy an orientation sightseeing tour of Dublin City to explore the elegant Georgian squares and houses, colorful parks, and bustling shopping areas. Your tour will end at the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction. Enjoy your perfect pint over-looking the city in the Gravity Bar. The remainder of the day is free to explore this historic city. Tonight enjoy dinner and entertainment at The Brazen Head, known as the oldest pub in Ireland. Dine in a candlelit room and be mesmerized by the storytelling of a local Irishman who will narrate the history, folklore and myths of times past and present. Afterwards you can head downstairs to the bar for some lively music by the locals! Overnight: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (B, D)

Mar 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. To offer a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebration in the world, preparation for the first St Patrick’s Festival now takes 18 months to plan for Ireland’s biggest annual celebration. So today you will be among the locals venturing through the city attending the parade! Dinner will be on your own this evening. Be sure to check out the Temple Bar area known as “Dublin’s cultural quarter”. This area has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists. Overnight: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (B)

Mar 18

Today enjoy a leisurely breakfast and discuss the celebrations from yesterday. Visit Trinity College for a glimpse of the world-renowned 9th century Book of Kells before taking a relaxing drive to Kilkenny, undoubtedly one of Ireland’s loveliest cities. Enjoy a tour of Kilkenny Castle, once a meeting place for Irish Parliament in the 13th century. Overnight: Kilkenny River Court Hotel, Kilkenny (B,D)

Mar 19

Visit the Rock of Cashel, which was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster. The majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries. The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Our next stop today will be the world famous Blarney Castle. The Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy.  At the top of the castle lies the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words. Time for a short visit to the adjacent Blarney Woolen Mills, a favorite of shoppers. Continue to Killarney with time to explore the town before joining your fellow travelers for dinner at the hotel. Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (B, D)

Mar 20

Today you will tour the famous Ring of Kerry. This circular tour will reveal constantly changing vistas of mountains; open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. Move onward through the remote towns of Cahirciveen and Waterville. A stop at Moll’s Gap to view the three lakes with the mountains and town in the background is a photographic necessity. Enjoy a Jaunting car ride that rambles its way through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle. Enjoy some free time before dinner tonight at your hotel.  Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel, Kilarney (B, D)

Mar 21

Today you will travel north to Clare. Travel through the Burren, an impressive region with a limestone landscape that cultivates unique flora and megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt’s pyramids. Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean with time to walk to the cliff’s edge and breathe in the fresh Irish air. Enjoy your last evening in Ireland with a farewell dinner at your hotel.  Overnight: Old Ground Hotel, Clare (B, D)

Mar 22

Arrive Shannon airport with time for last minute duty-free shopping and airport check-in. (B)

Terms and Conditions

BOOK BY Jan 24, 2013.  Price is per person sharing based on double occupancy.  Price is based on availability and subject to sell out.  This is a land only rate.  

Legend: B = Breakfast D = Dinner

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