Ireland: A Deluxe Journey to the Emerald Isle - 2017

Galway • Killarney • Cork • Dublin
  • Ireland: A Deluxe Journey to the Emerald Isle
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Connemara Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Connemara, County Galway, Ireland
  • When: Full-day tour

The raw beauty, sweeping vistas, and constantly changing moods of the Connemara landscape have captured the hearts and minds of generations of artists, writers, and musicians. Set out this morning for Ashford Castle, where you stop for tea and scones. Afterward, drive to stately Kylemore Abbey via the Killary Harbor fjord. The scenery is spectacular en route — described by author Oscar Wilde as having “a savage beauty” for its patchwork of lakes, rugged mountains, and windswept bogs. Visit the abbey, its miniature gothic cathedral, and the Victorian gardens. Pause for lunch on your own in the abbey’s café.

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Dingle Peninsula Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 7 hours
  • Location: Killarney, Ireland
  • When: Full-day tour, including lunch

Enhance your Ireland travel itinerary with a visit to the rugged Dingle Peninsula. You'll drive through the market town of Tralee en route, known for its annual Rose of Tralee contest. From there, head to the town of Dingle, the chief port of Kerry in the old Spanish trading days, and fortified during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. There is time to explore the charming fishing town on your own before an included lunch in a local pub. Your tour then takes you to the Dingle Peninsula, a place of intense allure, with green landscapes, rocky hills, longsandy beaches, and staggering cliff edges. From Slea Head, you can see the Blasket Islands, the farthest outposts of Europe. These remote islands are steeped in history, mythology, and traditional Irish culture. The tip of the peninsula is a stronghold of the Irish language, where many traditions and customs have been preserved.

In the afternoon, visit the Blasket Center, a fascinating heritage center and museum that honors the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. Learn about the lifestyle of the island people through exhibits, interactive displays, artifacts, artwork, and audio-visual presentations. 

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Irish Cabaret at Taylors Three Rock

  • Approximate Cost: $120 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • When: Evening tour, including dinner

You’ll understand how the Irish earned their reputation for revelry when you pass the evening at a lively local pub during your Ireland vacation. To start, you’ll be treated to a four-course dinner, along with Irish coffee that’s sure to put you in the merrymaking mood. The cabaret show begins after dinner and features some of Ireland’s most beloved performers. You’ll be captivated by the best of Irish entertainment during a night of music, dancing and comedy — you may even develop an Irish lilt by the end!

Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Sightseeing & Cultural Connections 20 Sightseeing Tours & Cultural Connections - a $2,800 value per couple! Cultural Connections: Home-Hosted dinner Jaunting Car Ride Scone making demonstration Harp Recital Whiskey tour and tasting at Old Jameson distillery. Literary pub crawl Lecture on Celtic spirituality 20 Sightseeing Tours Special Features: Irish farm visit Visit Belleek Pottery factory & the Ulster American Folk Park Pay less and enjoy extensive sightseeing and the most exciting Cultural Connections and special features planned to enhance your experience and immerse you in the local culture!
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