Irish Twist
First Class Coach Tour

8 Days, 7 Nights

Combine Ireland’s magnificent beauty, music & folklore on this lively 7 night tour.  The Twist will leave you with the spirit of Ireland for years to come.

Book by May 4, 2019 and save $500 per couple! *

Tour Inclusions:

  • Transportation throughout by luxury touring coach
  • Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
  • 7 nights first class ensuite accommodation in feature hotels
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, 3 table d’hôte evening meals
  • Farewell Irish evening with dinner & entertainment
  • Welcome lunch at a traditional Irish pub
  • Tour famous Spike Island—one of the top new visits in Europe
  • Tour and tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery—Ireland's oldest licensed distillery
  • Unforgettable cruise along the shores of the Cliffs of Moher with stunning views
  • Visits and admissions to: Rock of Cashel, Titanic Experience Cobh, Cliffs of Moher & Spike Island
  • Hop-on/hop-off bus tour in Dublin

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ITINERARY


Day 1: Welcome to Dublin

After arrival at Dublin Airport this morning, a short drive takes us to Wicklow Town and an iconic pub for lunch and refreshments before we head off to the coastal town of Wexford.

Dinner/Overnight—Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford

Day 2: Dunbrody & Cork

Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross. From here we will make our way to Cork, not before stopping at the Marine bar for a live music session.

Dinner/Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork

Day 3: Cobh & Spike Island

This morning we head to the original White Star Line ticket office—the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic. We have a guided tour at the Titanic Experience. From Cobh we board a ferry for Spike Island. Recently voted "Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction," Spike Island was used as a defence fortress in the 18th & 19th centuries and later converted into a prison in the 20th century.

Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork

Day 4: Killarney & Ring of Kerry

Bidding farewell to Cork City we travel into West Cork and the beautiful town of Skibbereen. From here we head north to Kenmare and on through Moll’s Gap and the Lakes of Killarney. After some free time in Killarney we make our way to the fishing port of Dingle, home to some of the best, freshest and tastiest seafood restaurants in Ireland.

Overnight—Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher

This morning we head to Tralee renowned for its Rose of Tralee festival. We then continue to the lovely village of Adare, where thatched cottages line the broad main street. In Limerick you will view the Treaty Stone and 13th century King John’s Castle. From Limerick we make our way to Doolin for a cruise to experience the scale and majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher with a view that is truly breathtaking.

Dinner/Overnight—Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Day 6: Burren, Bogs & Bottles

After breakfast today, we head from the Burren to the bog to the bottle on our way to Dublin. During our journey through the midlands we have a tasting and tour at Kilbeggan Distillery, Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery. Here we will learn everything about making Irish Whiskey, uisce beatha—the water of life. This evening, a free night to explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.

Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

Day 7: Dublin's Fair City

The full day is yours to explore Dublin's "Fair City." Using your Hop On/Hop Off pass you can check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping. Tonight, we visit the Abbey Tavern in Howth for a traditional dinner followed by some rousing Irish music and dancing.

Dinner/Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

Day 8: Return Home



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Terms & conditions: *Exclusive Maritime Travel offer. Savings of $500 per couple ($250 pp) is off Royal Irish Tours’ 2019 Irish Twist 8 day first class coach tour. Valid for select dates – June 1, 22, August 17 & October 5, 2019. New bookings only. Not combinable with any other offers. Book by May 4, 2019! Price is subject to availability at time of booking. Offers are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time.