Combine Ireland’s magnificent beauty, music & folklore on this lively 7 night tour. Explore the famous Guinness storehouse, the mighty Cliffs of Moher; enjoy the views of the wild Atlantic Way. Wander the cobblestone streets of Galway by day and take in some Irish song and music by night. The Twist will leave you with the spirit of Ireland for years to come.
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Welcome to Dublin
After arrival at Dublin Airport this morning, a short drive takes us to Wicklow Town and an iconic pub for lunch and refreshments before we head off to the coastal town of Wexford.
Dinner/Overnight—Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford
Dunbrody & Cork
Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross. From here we will make our way to Cork, not before stopping at the Marine bar for a live music session.
Dinner/Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
Cobh & Spike Island
This morning we head to the original White Star Line ticket office—the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic. We have a guided tour at the Titanic Experience. From Cobh we board a ferry for Spike Island. Recently voted "Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction," Spike Island was used as a defence fortress in the 18th & 19th centuries and later converted into a prison in the 20th century.
Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
Killarney & Ring of Kerry
Bidding farewell to Cork City we travel into West Cork and the beautiful town of Skibbereen. From here we head north to Kenmare and on through Moll’s Gap and the Lakes of Killarney. After some free time in Killarney we make our way to the fishing port of Dingle, home to some of the best, freshest and tastiest seafood restaurants in Ireland.
Overnight—Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle
Cliffs of Moher
This morning we head to Tralee renowned for its Rose of Tralee festival. We then continue to the lovely village of Adare, where thatched cottages line the broad main street. In Limerick you will view the Treaty Stone and 13th century King John’s Castle. From Limerick we make our way to Doolin for a cruise to experience the scale and majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher with a view that is truly breathtaking.
Dinner/Overnight—Falls Hotel, Ennistymon
Burren, Bogs & Bottles
After breakfast today, we head from the Burren to the bog to the bottle on our way to Dublin. During our journey through the midlands we have a tasting and tour at Kilbeggan Distillery, Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery. Here we will learn everything about making Irish Whiskey, uisce beatha—the water of life. This evening, a free night to explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.
Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Dublin's Fair City
The full day is yours to explore Dublin's "Fair City." Using your Hop On/Hop Off pass you can check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping. Tonight, we visit the Abbey Tavern in Howth for a traditional dinner followed by some rousing Irish music and dancing.
Dinner/Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your Dublin hotel.
- Spike Island
- Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
- 7 nights first class ensuite accommodation in feature hotels
- Full Irish breakfast daily
- 3 table d’hôte evening meals
- Farewell Irish evening with dinner & entertainment
- Welcome lunch at a traditional Irish pub
- Tour famous Spike Island—one of the top new visits in Europe
- Tour and tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery—Ireland's oldest licensed distillery
- Unforgettable cruise along the shores of the Cliffs of Moher with stunning views
- Visits and admissions to: Rock of Cashel, Titanic Experience Cobh, Cliffs of Moher & Spike Island
- Hop-on/hop-off bus tour in Dublin