Lifestyle Tours presents…
Shades of Ireland
November 2 – 11, 2019
10 Days ● 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Book by 5/3/2019 & Save $200 Per Person:
Double $3,699; Double $3,499*
Single $4,199; Single $3,999;
Triple $3,669; Triple $3,469
For bookings made after May 03, 2019 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air-inclusive package from EVV
Alternate gateways are available upon request.
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Overnight on the grounds of a regal castle.
- Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's great coastal roads.
- See sheepdogs in action when you visit a working farm.
- Jump into Ireland's vibrant capital city — Dublin.
- Stand in awe of the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher.
- Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
- Enjoy a hearty dinner and night of traditional Irish entertainment.
- Taste the 'water of life' during an Irish whiskey tasting.
- Be treated to a farewell dinner at a castle!
Highlights: Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford, Choices on Tour, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Jaunting Car Ride*, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay
Day 1: Saturday, November 2, 2019, Overnight Flight Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.
Day 2: Sunday, November 3, 2019, Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. (D)
Day 3: Monday, November 4, 2019, Dublin Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own. (B)
Day 4: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford Step back in time. Begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries -OR- visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. (B, D)
Day 5: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. In Killarney’s stunning national park, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included, and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a 'menu' of Killarney’s great restaurants. (B, D)
Day 6: Thursday, November 7, 2019, Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney Take in the rugged coastline. Loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. (B)
Day 7: Friday, November 8, 2019, Killarney - Adare - Limerick Start your day with a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park. Travel to Adare, Ireland’s prettiest village, for some time at leisure. Continue to Limerick where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the 'city of the violated treaty.' (B)
Day 8: Saturday, November 9, 2019, Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Limerick Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway where a brief tour showcases “The City of Tribes” before relaxing over dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 9: Sunday, November 10, 2019, Limerick - Tullamore/Kilbeggan - Kingscourt You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore and Kilbeggan in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 10: Monday, November 11, 2019, Kingscourt - Tour Ends Your journey ends in Kingscourt. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, Dublin
Day 4 Granville Hotel, Waterford
Days 5, 6 Killarney Avenue, Killarney
Days 7, 8 Absolute Hotel, Limerick
Day 9 Cabra Castle, Kingscourt
On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Cabra Castle
Cabra Castle stands on 100 acres of gardens and parkland, with delightful views over the Cavan countryside, famous for its beautiful lakes. Formerly known as Cormey Castle, the history of the castle dates back to the pre-Cromwellian times of the 16th century. The property was bought in the early 19th century by Colonel Joseph Pratt, who rebuilt it and renamed it, Cabra Castle. Its long legacy lends a mature, cultured air to the castle which can be felt by strolling through the castle’s magnificent hallways and stairwells. Experience this history when you enjoy an overnight stay on the castle grounds. The rooms are outfitted to the highest standards with every comfort and modern facilities. The bar and restaurant offer views of the countryside and Dun a Ri Forest Park.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.