As St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) approaches, CIE Tours is offering a $100 discount on the “Irish Classic” vacation, a 13-day/11-night comprehensive escorted tour of all of Ireland, according to Brian W. Stack, Managing Director of CIE Tours. This tour has more than 50 departures slated throughout 2011, operating on Wednesdays and Fridays from March 11th through November 18th. Land tour prices start at $1,758.
The $100 per couple discount is valid on any departure. To obtain the discount, book and pay a deposit before March 31. Use code 033111CLA50.
Starting and ending at Dublin Airport, this itinerary includes two nights in Dublin with sightseeing in Dublin’s Fair City and Co. Wicklow; then it’s into Northern Ireland with visits to Belfast, the Mountains of Mourne, Antrim Coast, and Belleek. The itinerary then heads to the West of Ireland including Achill Island, Westport, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Bunratty, Limerick, and the Shannon River. Ireland’s popular southern coast is also part of the plan: Killarney, Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford, Kilkenny and Kildare. The last night is spent with a regal flourish at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel.
The price includes 11 full Irish breakfasts, 10 dinners including dinner/traditional Irish entertainment at Taylor's Three Rock Pub, medieval banquet and entertainment at Bunratty Castle, farewell dinner with entertainment at Dunboyne Castle Hotel, welcome get-together drink, and Irish coffee/music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan.
The price also covers tours of Dublin and Belfast with local guides; walking tours of Derry and Waterford with local guides; day tour to Achill Island; horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney; plus visits and admissions to Glendalough Visitor Centre, Dublin Castle, Down Cathedral, St. Patrick Centre, Giant's Causeway, Ulster American Folk Park, Belleek Pottery Factory, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Muckross House & Gardens, Blarney Woollen Mills, Cobh Heritage Centre, Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre and Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens.
The price also provides a deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap; all local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage for one suitcase per person.