Kytelers-Inn

Visit the jewels of the Irish countryside with castles, landmarks and traditional pubs!

See all the highlights of Ireland - from North to South, East to West, ranging from the big cities of Dublin and Belfast to quaint coastal towns and stunning landscapes.

Not only will you be exposed to the fantastic history that Ireland has to offer, but you’ll get up-close and personal with the people and culture of this wonderful land.

Trip Details

13 days/12 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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Proposed Itinerary

Day
1
Leaving Dublin, travel north along the coast to Drogheda; continue north, driving through the towns of Dundalk and Newry and past the scenic Mourne Mountains. Drive into Belfast, which is situated on the deep inlet of Belfast Lough. Embark on a sightseeing tour around the city. Then drive to your hotel and check in.
Day
2-3
Next you'll visit the picturesque landscapes of Northern Ireland. Spend two days visiting places like the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle and The dark Hedges, both of which were locations featured in the TV series Game of Thrones.
Day
4
On your journey North you'll stop in Athlone. Explore the city then go on a viking cruise of the River Shannon! In the evening, visit Sean's bar which holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest bar in all of Europe!
Day
5-6
Departing Athlone, travel via Gort and Crusheen to the Village of Bunratty. Stop to visit the Bunratty Folk Park, which comprises a collection of farmhouses from different regions of Ireland. The next day you will travel the short distance to the Cliffs of Moher - one of the most unique geological locations in all of Ireland.
Day
7
Depart Bunratty and drive east into Limerick for a panoramic tour of the city, which features the sights made famous in Frank McCourt’s biography, “Angela’s Ashes.” Pass the 13th century King John's Castle in the center of the town. In the evening enjoy a medieval banquet inside a castle!
Day
8-9
You'll stop at Liscarroll Castle on the way to Killarney. View the scenic Torc waterfall and relax in the Killarney National Park. The next day you'll tour the Ring of Kerry - a scenic route along the coastline - with many stops for spectacular pictures.
Day
10-11
Next it's off to Kilkenny, a medieval town in Ireland's Southeast. You'll go on a walking tour of the city, including the famous Black Abbey. In the evening a traditional Irish dinner at Kyteler's Inn. The next day you'll explore Castlecomer Discovery Park.
Day
12-13
Arrive in Dublin for a tour of all of the highlights of this wonderful city including viewing the beautiful St. Patricks Cathedral, enjoy a pint at the Guinness storehouse, and see the Book of Kells at Trinity College. End your tour by going over all of the memories you've just created at a farewell dinner. The next morning transfer to Dublin Airport to begin your journey home.
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Highlights

This tour will take you on a whirlwind of sightseeing and cultural experiences. Feel the medieval influences in Ireland through the beautiful architecture and a special banquet-style dinner in a castle. Experience rural life as you drive through the country side, visit a sheep farm, and explore Bunratty Folk Park. Listen to the tales of an Irish storyteller and dance along in your seat as you watch traditional Irish folk dance. The rich Irish culture will be at your fingertips on this tour!

Ireland is rich with unique geography that you wouldn't have the opportunity to visit anywhere else in the world. Take photos in front of the Giant's Causeway, take in the stunning view of the Cliffs of Moher, and visit the hauntingly beautiful Dark Hedges.

Do all of this before relaxing back at your hotel each evening for a pint of Guinness!

tour itinerary - Visit the jewels of the Irish countryside with castles, landmarks and traditional pubs!

Departure Dates

2017

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inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone Tour host
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 3 or 4 star hotels & character rich accommodation
  • All land transportation
  • Interaction with local craftsmen & artists
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing and cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway travellers
  • Optional Add-on: Extend your stay in Dublin!
  • Optional Add-On: Attend a show or performance

Land Package per person from:

$3,315 usd

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

Single Supplement - $700 USD

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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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