Irish Friends Heritage Tour


Enjoy this tour around Ireland exploring and experiencing the best that Ireland has to offer. We will be visiting historical sites, castles, museums, cathedrals and plenty of traditional Irish pubs.

Experience an afternoon with the Ferris brothers on their Kerry farm. Learn the history of Irish Lace and see how it is produced. Enjoy an Irish cookery morning or go deep sea fishing of the Kerry/Cork coastline. Listen to some Irish ghost storytelling while in Galway as you sip a Guinness. Enjoy a traditional night of music playing, with some of our own friends who are well known trad musicians.

The price per person is $2700pps(based on a group of sixty)

The 14 Day Tour includes the following
A specially-designed 14-day tour of Ireland.
Tour Director in the States to answer your queries.
Professional Irish drivers/guides to inform and entertain you.
Two Luxury Coaches with AC.
12 Nights Hotel Accommodation in double rooms with private bath.
Full Irish breakfast daily.
Seven Evening Dinners.
2 Evenings of Irish musical entertainment in Kilkenny and Galway.
Complimentary cocktails & munchies on arrival to Dublin hotel.
Complimentary pint of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse.
Complimentary tea and scones during Connemara Trip.
Whiskey tasting competion for each group during the Jameson Distillery Tour.
Complimentary hot port after Killarney Boat Lake Ride.
Complimentary Irish Coffee in the Kerry Bog Village.
Porterage, service charges and government taxes.
Baggage tags and ticket wallets.
Complimentary Tin Whistle to play along with the musicians on one of your Irish nights out.
Travel guide covering: climate, suggested attire, passport, currency, valuables, etc.
And some very special touches!

Entrance Fees to
Guinness Storehouse & a complimentary Pint Of Guinness
Jameson Distillery - Whiskey Tasting Competition
Trinity College & The Book of Kells
Cathedral contributions
Powerscourt Gardens & Estate
Glendalough Monastry
Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny National Craft Centre
Jerpoint Abbey
The Black Abbey
Blarney Castle
Lace Centre

Also included are the following Day Tours
Visit & Tour of the Nicholas Mosse Pottery Factory
Visit and Tour of the Waterford Crystal Factory
Visit & Tour & Demonstration at the Kenmare Lace and Design Centre
Pony & Cart ride and Boat Ride through the Killarney Lakes
Walking Tour of Kilkenny
Walking Tour of Cobh - Titanic Walking Tour (exceptional guide who is world renowned on his knowledge of the Titanic.
Walking Tour of the Medevil City of Galway
Walking Tour of Temple Bar Area In Dublin
Visit and Sheepdog demonstration on the Ferris farm
Two Nights that we bring in Irish musicians to thrill you (plus many other nights in Irish traditional pubs)
Irish story telling Night in Galway City

Extras
Cookery Morning in West Cork
Deep Sea Fishing Trip (Half a Day - 12 Volunteers needed ~$60) - passing over many ship wrecks including the famous Lustiania
Viking Splash Tour of Dublin on the River Liffey - $25
Spa Treatment at Spirit One Spa at Radisson SAS (Extra)- As a guest to the spa you will enjoy thermal and spa facilities found only in the best destination spas in the world and unrivalled anywhere else in Ireland. Elemis Spa treatments will elevate you to an entirely new level of relaxation, comfort and escapism, ensuring your stay with us leaves you totally relaxed and rejuvenated.
Thermal Facilities:($35/1 hour or $50/4 hoours and includes Sabia Med, Hammam, Rocksauna, Laconium, Aroma Grotto,Tropical Rain & Cold Fog Showers,Ice Drench, Heated Loungers.
Facials ~$130, Full Body Massages ~$130, Manicures/Peticures ~$60
If there is a local sporting fixture, we can arrange for those interested to go to it.
Local theatre/Music Shows - we will notify you of events as we hear of them.

This is an individual itinerary designed specially for your group and their interests. Each day provides an expectation of something new. We will have our farewell dinner in Dublin the night before we leave.


At a Glance

  • 14 Day Tour of Ireland.
  • 12 Nights Superior Hotel Accommodation.
  • All Breakfasts. 7 Group Dinners.
  • Coach Transportation with driver/guide.
  • All entrance fees into sites on Itinerary.
  • Special Visits arranged to Farms/Castles/Traditional Craft Centers etc.



Tour Highlights

Galway City

There’s no better place to start your journey into Ireland’s West than Galway City, the thriving cultural center on Galway Bay where Ireland’s heartbeat pulsates.



Dublin City

Dublin is the capital city and home to almost one-third of the population of the Republic of Ireland. It is by far the largest city on the island and is growing apace with some estimates suggesting that the current population of 1.3 million could grow to 2 million over the next 20 years!



Kinsale Town

Kinsale, known as the 'gourmet capital' of Ireland is located just a short distance from Cork City, and is delightfully located beside the sea lapped by the warmth of the Mexican Gulf Stream that adds to the abundance of seafood available.



Kilkenny City

Undoubtedly Ireland’s finest medieval city, Kilkenny City and its Castle sit astride a broad sweep of the River Nore. Kilkenny also comes with the reputation of being one of the rare Irish cities completely navigable by foot.



Killarney

Killarney Town is a vibrant town in Kerry in the South West of Ireland. It acts as a gateway to the beauty spots of the south west and within easy reach of the Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas.