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The Shades of Ireland tour with AAA Member Choice Vacations®
  Varies pp

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Destinations: Europe, Ireland

From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, experience Ireland’s charms on an epic journey from coast to coast of the Emerald Isle on the Shades of Ireland Tour with AAA Member Choice Vacations®.

What's it like to travel to Ireland? You could try to envision it - you can dream about it, you can look at photos, you can read every travel book - but in the end, it's impossible to know unless you go.

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • Special Offer*
  • Member Benefits
    • $50 per person member benefit savings
    • Roundtrip home to airport transfer with purchase of roundtrip air**
  • AAA Vacations® Amenities -
    • Optional Excursion Credit - $50 per person
    • Best Price Guarantee
    • 24/7 Member Care

What You May Experience:

Choose how you explore the city of Dublin. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Pick from a selection of the best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Stand in awe at the top of the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. A vibrant blend of captivating culture and stunning nature, this is the Ireland you’ve always imagined.

Where You Will Stay:

From hotels to regal castles, this tour has you staying in truly unique lodging, overflowing with irish charm:

  • Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
  • Granville Hotel
  • Killarney Avenue
  • The George Hotel Limerick
  • Cabra Castle

Cultural and Culinary Inclusions:

  • 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
  • Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's great coastal roads.
  • See sheepdogs in action while visiting a working farm.
  • 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.
 
Call to Book 1-800-222-7448
Included With Your Trip

Inclusions:

  • 13 Meals - 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)

Enhance Your Trip With Optional Excursions:

  • Guinness Storehouse and Pub Dinner - $100 per person
  • Medieval Banquet - $110 per person

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Additional Package Options: 

  • Vacation Protection Insurance
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Hertz® Rental Car
  • Direct Airport Transfer Service (town car or limousine) 
  • And much more!
Additional Information

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Here is a look at the details of this trip:

At A Glance: Shades of Ireland Tour~ 9 days ~ Dublin to Kingscourt, Ireland ~ 13 meals ~ 

Day 1: 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: 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. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Dublin

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. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford

Step back in time and 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. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: 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. Enjoy a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park before boarding a boat* and sailing through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Killarney’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

Take in the rugged coastline as you 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. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick

Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. 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." Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Limerick - Galway - Limerick

Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration. Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes”. Return to Limerick to relax over dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Limerick - Tullamore - 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 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. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Kingscourt - Tour Ends

Your journey ends in Kingscourt. Today breakfast will be included.

Departure Dates
Start: December 1, 2022
End: December 31, 2023
Price: Varies pp


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