An ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time to spare. Begin in Dublin, the bustling Irish capital, with an overnight and orientation drive that includes O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. You will also have time to explore the city on your own. Head west for the popular seaside resort of Galway and through the limestone plateau known as The Burren to the majestic 668-foot Cliffs of Moher for spectacular views of the Clare coast, Galway Bay and Aran Islands. On to Adare with its beautiful thatched cottages, and at Killorglin, join the famous “Ring of Kerry,” the panoramic coastal drive that boast some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Overnight is in the popular, vibrant resort of Killarney, then travel over the Kerry Mountains to Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence. You will have time to visit the castle and shop for Irish handicraft. Via the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached, journey back to Dublin for the conclusion of your Irish experience.
Sightseeing: Visits to Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Adare, Killarney, Blarney; orientation drive in Dublin
Scenic Highlights: The Burren, Ring of Kerry and Lakes of Killarney, Rock of Cashel
Full Irish breakfast (B); 2 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus
DUBLIN Jurys Inn Custom House (F)ENNIS Auburn Lodge (ST)KILLARNEY Holiday Inn (F)
Private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach