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The amazing sights of Ireland are waiting for you!

Discover the many wonders that Ireland has to offer, on this fun filled tour, packed with culture and an exploration of Ireland’s oldest and liveliest pubs! Discover the ancient sights of Ireland alongside the age-old breweries and distilleries, that have evolved alongside the culture! Get off the beaten track as we explore cities and wander through the countryside, drinking with locals in the most local of pubs, and get up-close and personal with the people and traditions of this wonderful Emerald Isle.

Trip Details

10 days/9 nights | Dublin to Dublin

Service Level: Signature learn more

Our Signature tours offer everything you would expect from Cobblestone Freeway.

  • A combination of 3 and 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

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Day
1-2
Welcome to Ireland! Explore the bustling city of Dublin, steeped in centuries of history, and with its own unique charm. Try a Guinness at the famous Guinness Storehouse, and enjoy a night of Food Folklore & Fairies at the Brazen Head Pub - the oldest pub in Dublin. Listen to the magical tales of Irish Folklore, passed down through generations, that will help you better understand the culture and history of this beautiful country.
Day
3-4
The most Irish of cities, Galway wraps its arms around you like a Claddagh friendship ring. Explore this “Cultural Heart of Ireland”, and embark on a Deluxe Whiskey Trail, and try local artisan foods paired with a wide variety of delicious local Irish whiskey! We’ll head along the West coast towards The Cliffs of Moher! These stunning cliffs have an impressive panorama of the wide Atlantic Ocean. Step back in time at Bunratty Folk Park, a recreation of homes and lives of local people from over a century ago. Join the Earl of Thomond for a glorious Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, and party medieval style!
Day
5-6
On our way to Killarney, we will pay a visit to Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula. This Western most point of Europe, has unsurpassed beauty with its rugged coastlines and stunning landscape. We will see one of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula - Gallarus Oratory; this is the oldest Christian church on the territory of Ireland. Take a trip to Killarney National Park – a truly spectacular natural beauty spot, and cruise around Lough Lein lake, and admire the wonderful picturesque views around you!
Day
7-8
Admire Blarney Castle - famous for its “Kissing Stone”! Here you will be able to hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss this mythical stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence! Afterwards, visit Kilkenny Castle, which stands dramatically on a strategic height and dominates the 'High Town' of Kilkenny City. Over the eight centuries of its existence, many additions and alterations have been made to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle today a complex structure of various architectural styles. End on a high note, with the Smithwicks Ale experience! Where 300 years of history combined with extraordinary brewing innovations, to create the Smithwick’s tour – an experience like no other!
Day
9-10
We will head back to lively Dublin, but on the way stop at Glendalough, also known as the "Valley of the Two Lakes". Glendalough is a remarkable place with a stunning National Park, that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. To round off our spectacular Irish Pub Crawl Tour – join the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl! This is an award winning show that crawls from pub to pub with professional actors performing from the works of Dublin's most famous writers, Joyce, Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan and many more. 'It combines street theatre with the 'craic' that makes Dublin's pubs the liveliest in Europe and successfully avoids tourist cliches!'
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Highlights

- Explore lively Dublin and visit the Guinness Storehouse
- Meet locals in the oldest pubs of Ireland.
- Step back in time at Bunratty Folk Park
-Dine at a medieval banquet at Bunratty castle!
- Marvel at the local rural life as you drive through the country side
-Admire panoramic views from the Cliffs of Moher
-Discover a spectacular natural beauty spot - Killarney National Park.
- Kiss the Blarney Stone – it might bring you luck!
-Round off your trip on Dublins’ Famous Literary Pub Crawl
- Attend private concerts and cultural events, exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers

tour itinerary - The amazing sights of Ireland are waiting for you!

Departure Dates

2018

2019

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Your Trip Will Include:

  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • 3 or 4 star hotels & character rich accommodations
  • All land transportation
  • Interaction with local artists, craftsmen & performers
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing and cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers
  • Optional Add-On: Extend you trip
  • Optional Add-On: Attend a show or performance

HOST: Vincent Rees

Vincent Rees has been a prolific dancer, director, choreographer and connoisseur of Ukrainian dance, art and culture for many years. Raised in Victoria BC, Vincent moved to Edmonton in 1992 to join the world renowned Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. With Shumka, Vincent had the great opportunity of performing across Canada as a cast member of “Absolutely Shumka”, “Shumka’s Cinderella” and “The Nutcracker” with the Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine and Shumka.

He has traveled most of eastern Europe, and South America. Vince created Cobblestone Freeway as a way to combine his passion for culture and travel.

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