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LAND PRICE***
ONLY $2,899/Person
based on double occupancy*

*$500 Single Supplement Charge if Traveling Alone

**Air flights not included in
land price and booked
separately

**All Charges Made in Euros
Most Credit Cards
have additional fees for billings in foreign currencies. Check
with your Credit Card provider

Contact Tour Manager
Brian L. A. Wess
Colorado Springs, Colorado
USA

Phone: 1-719-528-6672

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COMING SOON: NEW IRISH WHISKEY ESSENTIALS TOUR OF IRELAND


"THE FULL IRISH"™ 9 DAY (11 With Travel)

WHISKEY HERITAGE TOUR OF IRELAND!


A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!
Personally Designed by a Certified Whiskey Saineolaí & Enthusiast in Cooperation with All the Venues and Distilleries - More Included than ANY other similar length tour and MANY EXCLUSIVE FEATURES AVAILABLE NOWHERE ELSE!

FUTURE TOUR DATES: Coming Soon

*VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY - NO MORE THAN 15 PEOPLE BOOKED PER TOUR*


LAND TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:***
(Air Flights Booked Separately)
  • Greeting at Dublin Airport Arrival by Driver/Guide and Brian
  • Comfortable Mini Coach Throughout Tour to relax and enjoy the Irish Countryside and Whiskey Tours without worrying about Ireland's Strict Drink Drive Laws. Porterage for 1 bag
  • 9 Nights Stay in Quality Irish Hotels, Inns, and 1 Bed & Breakfast
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 8 Included Dinners (1 Evening On Own In Dublin)

INCLUDED VISITS, ADMISSION FEES & EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
:
  • Kilbeggan Distillery - Exclusive VIP Master Distiller's Tour & Tasting
  • Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre – Private Master Distiller Tour & Tasting
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Rock of Cashel - Saint Patrick's Rock
  • Old Midleton Distillery - Exclusive VIP Tour & Tasting in The Distiller's Cottage
  • Blarney Castle & Estate
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum – VIP Guided Tour + Irish Coffee Session
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
  • Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh
  • The Giant’s Causeway
  • Bushmills Distillery - Exclusive VIP Tour + Private Guided Tasting
  • The Titanic Experience Exhibition, Belfast
  • The Guinness Storehouse & Gravity Bar, Dublin
  • Old Jameson Bow Street Distillery - VIP Tour & Tasting
  • Exclusive Fare-thee-well Dinner & Whiskey Event
  • Dublin Highlights Like Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol, The Celtic Whiskey Shop, Saint Patrick's & Christchurch Cathedrals

“THE FULL IRISH”™ WHISKEY HERITAGE TOUR

9 Day Tour (11 Days Travel) (Dublin City Start)

ABBREVIATED ITINERARY *Full Itinerary Supplied with Registration Payment*


Day 1 UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN, IRELAND
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Sleep to acclimate to the time change, enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your Whiskey Heritage adventure.

Day 2 DUBLIN, IRELAND ARRIVAL

After a morning landing at Dublin Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities. Then your Tour driver/guide and Brian will welcome you to Ireland and escort you to a waiting area until the arrival of all members of your tour. Once all tour guests have arrived on the morning flights you and your luggage will be escorted to the coach. Take an easy panoramic orientation tour around Dublin City on your way to your hotel lodgings. See the main thoroughfares of O’Connell Street and Nassau Street, the shopping areas around Grafton Street and some lovely public parks like the famous St. Stephens Green. Arrive at your accommodations and, after check in, meet for a brief tour orientation meeting with your Tour Conductor, Brian.

Day 3 KILBEGGAN DISTILLERY, TULLAMORE DEW, & KILKENNY
After your full Irish breakfast, board your coach with your Tour Driver/Guide and Brian to travel towards Kilbeggan for a VIP Tour of The Kilbeggan Distillery & Locke’s Whiskey Museum, 'the World's Oldest Operating Distillery'. At the end of the tour, we will enjoy an Exclusive Guided Whiskey Tasting of several whiskeys.
Next it’s off to the Town of Tullamore and the newly renovated Tullamore Dew Heritage Center located in the original buildings where Tullamore Dew Whiskey was once (and soon to be again) distilled and aged. We will take a Private Tour with a Master Distiller followed by another Whiskey tasting. We will then travel on to Kilkenny where you may have the opportunity, on your own & time permitting, to take in optional tours of Kilkenny Castle or Smithwicks 300 Year Old St. Francis Abbey Brewery, Ireland’s oldest operating brewery.


Day 4 HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL & ROCK OF CASHEL
After breakfast this morning we will leave Kilkenny and travel to Waterford, home of the world renowned hand-cut crystal. Visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a demonstration of glass blowing and cutting then take a brief walk through of the Crystal Store. Next, we will travel on via Lismore and the Old Mail Road over the Knochmealdown Mountains to a brief Stop at Malone's Galtee Inn in Cahir. From there we go a little bit down the road to the Town of Cashel to visit the Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig) (St Patrick’s Rock), a tremendous outcrop with impressive ecclesiastical ruins which trace the history of Christianity in Ireland. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century.

Day 5 OLD MIDLETON DISTILLERY, BLARNEY CASTLE ESTATE & GLIN BED & BREAKFASTS

This morning, following a hearty Irish breakfast, depart Cashel and travel to the east of Cork City for a stop to visit the Old Midleton Distillery. Here we will enjoy a VIP Tour and an Exclusive VIP Tasting in the Distillers Cottage where the Old Midleton’s Master Distillers lived for generations. Next, travel on to visit the Blarney Castle Estate where you may choose to climb to the battlements of the castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence" and/or take a walk through the estate grounds for views of the castle. Following Blarney, we travel on to the Town of Shanagolden for a pleasant dinner provided at The Old Stand Bar & Restaurant, then on to the Town of Glin on the Shannon to check into and enjoy the wonderful Irish hospitality of your Irish Bed and Breakfast.

Day 6 FOYNES FLYING BOAT MUSEUM, BUNRATTY FOLK PARK & CLIFFS OF MOHER
A VERY full day awaits today with an early morning departure from Glin after breakfast travelling on first to Foynes. Here we will visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which recalls the early days of Trans-Atlantic air travel during the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, housed in the original Terminal Building and includes a full sized replica of the famous Yankee Clipper. The Original Irish Coffee was first created and named here by Chef Joe Sheridan to warm chilled, weary travelers. Following a VIP Guided Tour you will enjoy an Irish Coffee Session to learn how to make a perfect Irish Coffee...and then drink it. From Foynes, we travel on to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, which comprises a magnificently restored Castle along with a collection of Irish homes and farmhouses from different eras and regions of Ireland including a 19th century Irish village street with a real pub, school, general store and many other buildings where traditional lifestyles and crafts are demonstrated. From Bunratty you travel on to see one of the Natural Wonders of the World, The Cliffs of Moher. An impressive, natural wall of rock that rises to a height of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic Ocean and stretches for five miles along Ireland’s West Coast that many visitors have described as a serene, almost spiritual experience.

Day 7 ULSTER AMERICAN FOLK PARK

This morning, after breakfast, depart Glasson and travel through the Irish countryside into Northern Ireland and towards Omagh to visit the Ulster American Folk Park. Here we will see many cottages including the boyhood home of the industrialist, Thomas Mellon, who immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1818. Trace the story of Irish emigration from the 1720s with Ulster settlers who headed for the Appalachians in Colonial times and brought with them the knowledge and tradition of distilling that eventually led to the creation of the American Moonshine tradition that fathered American Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey’s. Afterward, continue on to Bushmills near the northernmost point in Ireland and check into your accommodations.

Day 8 GIANT'S CAUSEWAY & OLD BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY

This morning we drive just a few minutes north to spend some time exploring another of the World’s Natural Wonders, the Giant's Causeway. An impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava which has given rise to many legends including that of the mythical Irish hunter-warrior Finn McCool (Fionn mac Cumhaill). Enjoy the New Giant’s Causeway Visitors Center and spend time walking around this natural wonder on the edge of the North Irish Sea. Next enjoy the Old Bushmills Distillery where we set off on a VIP guided tour of this active distillery with the oldest license to distill, granted in 1608, followed by an Exclusive Guided Sampling of Premium Bushmills Whiskeys in the Private Tasting Room.

Day 9 TITANIC EXPERIENCE, BELFAST & DUBLIN
This morning, following breakfast, depart Bushmills and travel to Belfast. In the Titanic Quarter, visit the newly opened Titanic Experience Exhibition. Embark on a journey through the life of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, to her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. Through state of the art technology, the exhibitions nine interactive galleries take you back to the sights, sounds and stories of Titanic as well as the City and people that made her. Next, time permitting, we may enjoy a brief stop at the world famous Crown Bar that dates back to 1826, when the first train ran from Belfast to Lisburn. Following your visit we continue our travel south back to Dublin City and check into our hotel. The balance of the day is free for independent activities, sightseeing and dining on your own. Brian is sure to have some suggestions for you.

Day 10 DUBLIN - CAPITAL CITY TOURING & FARE-THEE-WELL

This morning, following breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Dublin, an elegant and artistic city with spacious Georgian squares. Stop to visit the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your tour in the roof-top bar, Gravity, overlooking the city center with wonderful almost 360 degree views where you can sample a complimentary draft of Guinness, the perfect pint, and enjoy one of the best views in Dublin. Continue on to the Old Jameson’s Distillery on Bow Street and take a VIP Tour then enjoy a VIP Tasting of Jameson Whiskeys. In between enjoy visits to some other Dublin Highlights like St. Patrick's & Christchurch Cathedrals and/or The Celtic Whiskey Shop. At the conclusion of the day’s activities enjoy an Exclusive Fare-thee-well Whiskey Event with your fellow travelers at P. Hedigan's the Brian Boru Pub where you will enjoy a special dinner in the Bar’s Award Winning “Powers Whiskey Snug” and following dinner an Exclusive Guided Tasting of Specially Selected premium/deluxe whiskeys.

Day 11 RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES

All too soon, your vacation in Ireland has come to the end. Following breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport in plenty of time to check in for your flight, clear security, U.S. Immigration and claim your VAT refund. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores. Then clear U.S. Immigration before boarding your aircraft and fly west across the Atlantic Ocean back to the United States.

*If you wish, you may also make arrangements to extend your Ireland vacation on your own.

**All Tour Charges Made in Euros. Most Credit Cards have additional fees for billings in foreign currencies. Check with your Credit Card provider

***Air flights not included in land price and booked separately

COMING SOON
THE ESSENTIALS IRISH WHISKEY HERITAGE TOUR

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