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Ireland Treasures

Ireland Treasures

Uncover the magic of the Emerald Isle on our Treasures of Ireland tour! Explore picturesque landscapes, historic castles, and vibrant cities while experiencing Ireland's rich cultural heritage.

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Treasures of Ireland

Trip Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights

 

Eyre powered by Starr has partnered with Premier World Discovery, a professional tour operator handling escorted tour arrangements. With 25 years experience, PWD's goal is to provide travelers with an unforgettable experience featuring sightseeing, history, culture, and fun!

 

 

Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners

  • Tour Director upon arrival in Dublin

  • Round Trip airfare from PHL/EWR airport

  • Transfers between airport & hotels

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

 

 

Trip Highlights:

 

Dublin

Welcome to Dublin, a city that's as intimate as a village and as friendly as an Irish pub. Framed by mountains, centred on a river and edged by a beautiful bay, the city's streets and alleys are filled with vibrant art and historic buildings, hip cafés and traditional "old man" pubs, as Dubliners call them. Walk the streets and you'll feel the energy of over 1,000 years of history, as echoes of the Vikings mix with buzzing boutiques, cobbled streets reverberate with the sounds of buskers, and 18th century parks.

 

Dublin City Tour

See Grafton Street, statue lined O’Connell Street, the General Post Office & Phoenix Park. Visit the famous Christchurch Cathedral and visit Trinity College, where the 1,200 year old Book of Kells is housed.

 

Trinity College

Trinity College was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st and is the oldest University in Ireland.

 

Book of Kells

The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. The Gospel texts are prefaced by other texts, including "canon tables", or concordances of Gospel passages common to two or more of the evangelists; summaries of the gospel narratives; and prefaces characterizing the evangelists.

 

The book is written on vellum (prepared calfskin) in a bold and expert version of the script known as "insular majuscule". It contains 340 folios, now measuring approximately 330 x 255 mm; they were severely trimmed, and their edges gilded, in the course of rebinding in the 19th century.

 

Whiskey Distillery

Experience the whiskey making process and enjoy a whiskey tasting.

 

Pub Dinner

Enjoy a Pub Dinner at a popular spot in Dublin. The local pub is a cultural experience in Ireland due to their authenticity and functionality as a place to watch sports, eat, drink & converse in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

Guinness Storehouse

Visit the Guinness Storehouse telling the tale of Ireland’s most famous beer, including a tasting.

 

Limerick

Medieval castles and churches give the city a grand feel, while the pubs crawl with lively locals and students who are all craving just one more pint of Guinness.

 

CliffS of Moher

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast. The cliffs are one of the most outstanding coastal features of Ireland, rising slowly from Doolin village they ascend to over 700 feet & boast some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. View the mighty Atlantic and the beautiful Aran Islands from atop the cliffs.

 

Ring of Kerry

Travel the Ring of Kerry, one of the most gorgeous coastal routes in the world. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos. Drive through Glenbeigh, where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs, arrive at the sea town of Waterville and continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses. The road continues through the mountains to Molls Gap and Ladies View with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.

 

Bunratty Castle Medievel Banquet

Visit the acclaimed 15th iconic Bunratty Castle - the most complete and authentic castle in Ireland. The site on which Bunratty Castle stands was in origin a Viking trading camp in 970. The present structure is the last of four castles to be built on the site. Take a tour of this iconic fortress; hear and see how the lords and ladies of this castle lived; hear stories of battles and bravery and enjoy stunning views across the idyllic Clare countryside.

 

Jaunting Car ride in Killarney

Embark on a Jaunting Car Ride into Killarney National Park. The horse-drawn Jaunting Car experience ends at the Muckross House & Gardens, a 19th century Victorian mansion on the shores of Muckross Lake.

 

Limerick Tour

See the attractive St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone on this afternoon sightseeing tour.

 

Galway

Visit Galway, featuring St. Nicholas Cathedral & Eyre Square. Galway, “The City of Tribes” is a vibrant city with a great seafaring tradition.

 

Adare

Adare, renowned as Ireland’s prettiest village and designated as a heritage town by the Irish government with its picturesque location on the banks of the River Maigue.

 

Killarney

Welcome to Killarney, where the timeless past meets the vibrant present; where our pristine nature blends seamlessly with our rich culture, and every step tells a story. In Killarney, we’re proud of our rich history and vibrant heritage. Here, you can explore the echoes of time resounding through our ancient abbeys, monasteries and traditional houses – each a testament to our enduring story. You’ll find tales being told in our traditional pubs and Irish stories spun with the warmth of our welcome.

 

Killarney National Park

Renowned by many as the “Jewel in Kerry’s crown” Killarney National Park is a truly spectacular natural beauty spot. Home to famed locations such as Muckross House and Gardens, the Lakes of Killarney, Inisfallen Island, Killarney House, and Knockreer House, the Killarney National Park covers approximately 10,200 hectares (26,000 acres). Sitting at the foot of the Macgillycuddy Reeks (Ireland's highest mountain range) and sweeping down to the Lakes of Killarney, the park encompasses mountains, lakes, islands, and flatlands and stretches right to the outskirts of the town of Killarney.

 

Muckross House & Gardens

Regarded by many as the focal point of the National Park. Muckross House enjoys a majestic location looking out onto Muckross Lake. The house was designed by William Burns a Scottish architect for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife Mary Balfour. With a total of some sixty-five rooms, it was built in Tudor style and typified the elegant lifestyle of the 19th century land owning class. Muckross house itself was built over a period of years from 1839 to 1843 but further work was carried out during the 1850’s in preparation for Queen Victoria’s visit. It is said that these improvements for the Queen's visit were a contributory factor to the financial difficulties suffered by the Herbert family which resulted in the sale of the estate.

 

Irish Entertainment & Dinner in Killarney

Experience the best Irish music, while enjoying a hearty meal.

 

1 Night in a Castle Hotel

Check into your Dublin area Castle Hotel for a unique overnight experience in one of the area’s top castle hotels.

 

Kilkenny

Travel to Kilkenny to enjoy time to explore, grab a bite or shop in this medieval town, featuring a historic castle, great shops, traditional pubs, cobbled lanes and secret alleys.

 

 

Need to Know:

 

Proof of Citizenship Requirement: Passport

Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of your stay.

 

 

Deposit/Final Payment Policy:

  • Deposit is $625 per person.

  • Final payment is due by 4/25/2025.

Cancellation penalties:

If cancellation occurs from booking date to 4/25/25, a $25.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 4/26/25 and 7/23/25, a $625.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 7/24/25 and 10/21/25, the passenger is in full penalty and no refund will be granted.

*In addition to the cancellation polices listed above, if additional payments have been made to Starr for the purpose of securing your airline reservation, these monies are non-refundable once received. Any name changes after final payment is made will be assessed a per person change fee. The amount of the fee will be determined by the airline.

 

Flight Schedule:

Departure:

TBD

Return:

TBD

**Only 1 piece of checked baggage is allowed on this trip and there will be a charge by the airline to check any luggage.**

 

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance provides protection for your travel investment and it should always be considered. We recommend The National Tour Association's (NTA) Travel Protection Plan administered by Aon Affinity. You can purchase the enhanced plan within 14 days of deposit to cover preexisting conditions or 'cancel for any reason' coverage.

For more information: https://www.starrtours.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/NTA-Plan-Flyer-Starr-Tours.pdf

For frequently asked questions: https://www.starrtours.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/NTA-Plan-Flyer-FAQ_2023.pdf

To purchase: Call 800-388-1470 or log onto: nta.aontravelprotect.com

Starr's Tour Operator location # for AON is 306035.

 

Gratuities:

Gratuities to individuals noted below are not included in the price of your tour package. Customary recognized guidelines are as follows:

*Motorcoach Driver – $4-$6 per tour guest, per day

*Tour Director – $4-$6 per tour guest, per day

 

 

Accessibility:

  • This is a trip for those who are physically fit and can transport their own luggage and walk long distances. This trip is NOT recommended for those who require a walker, wheelchair, or walking assistance of any kind.

  • There are no skycaps in Europe and hotels do not always offer luggage handling. DO NOT BRING A extra large/heavy suitcase.

  • Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting or walking, sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets.

  • Globus/Starr is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant's inability to participate with the group.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act is only applicable within the United States and facilities for disabled individuals are limited outside its borders. Most transportation services, including the touring motorcoaches and cruise ships, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps.

  • Motorized scooters are not suitable on international tours.

Day 1

Board your overnight flight to Ireland.

Day 2

Arrive in Dublin & meet your Tour Director. Check into your hotel for a two-night stay in Ireland’s capital city which is known as the Fair City and features over 1,000 pubs. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Day 3

Enjoy a Dublin City Tour to see Grafton Street, statue lined O’Connell Street, the General Post Office & Phoenix Park. Visit the famous Christchurch Cathedral & visit Trinity College, where the 1,200 year old Book of Kells is housed. Trinity College was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st and is the oldest University in Ireland. Next enjoy a tour of a Whiskey Distillery & sample the famous Irish Whiskey. Later, enjoy a Pub Dinner at a popular spot in Dublin. The local pub is a cultural experience in Ireland due to their authenticity & functionality as a place to watch sports, eat, drink & converse in a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 4

Visit the Guinness Storehouse telling the tale of Ireland’s most famous beer, including a tasting. Later, travel to Limerick. This afternoon, enjoy a Limerick Tour to see the attractive St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle & the Treaty Stone. Check into your hotel for a two-night stay. This evening, enjoy the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet featuring dinner and entertainment at a 15th century castle. The entertainment is a true step back in time to Medieval Ireland.

Day 5

Travel to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast. The cliffs are one of the most outstanding coastal features of Ireland, rising slowly from Doolin village they ascend to over 700 feet & boast some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. View the mighty Atlantic and the beautiful Aran Islands from atop the cliffs. Enjoy a visit to Galway featuring St. Nicholas Cathedral & Eyre Square. Galway, “The City of Tribes” is a vibrant city with a great seafaring tradition. Return to Limerick and enjoy an evening at your own pace.

Day 6

Stop in Adare, renowned as Ireland’s prettiest village & designated as a heritage town by the Irish government with its picturesque location on the banks of the River Maigue. Later, arrive in the charming town of Killarney located in County Kerry. Embark on a Jaunting Car Ride into Killarney National Park. The horse-drawn Jaunting Car experience ends at the Muckross House & Gardens, a 19th century Victorian mansion on the shores of Muckross Lake. Take some pictures of the house & grounds before heading to your nearby hotel for a two-night stay. Killarney is famous due to its colorful 19th century buildings, beautiful national park & epic shopping. Tonight, enjoy a fun filled evening featuring traditional Irish Entertainment & Dinner.

Day 7

Today, travel the Ring of Kerry, one of the most gorgeous coastal routes in the world. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches & cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos. Drive through Glenbeigh, where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs, arrive at the sea town of Waterville and continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses. The road continues through the mountains to Molls Gap and Ladies View with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. Enjoy the evening on your own in Killarney.

Day 8

Travel to Kilkenny to enjoy time to explore, grab a bite or shop in this medieval town, featuring a historic castle, great shops, traditional pubs, cobbled lanes & secret alleys. This afternoon, check into your Dublin area Castle Hotel for a unique overnight experience in one of the area’s top castle hotels. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Day 9

Transfer to the Dublin Airport & fly home filled with wonderful memories of your experiences in Ireland.

Note

Itinerary is subject to change.

Accomodations:

 

2 Nights - Camden Court or Mespil Hotel, Dublin or similar.

 

2 Nights - The George or Clayton Hotel, Limerick or similar.

 

2 Nights - The Randles or Dromhall Hotel, Killarney or similar.

 

1 Night - Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel or Clontarf Castle Hotel or similar.

 

Note: Hotels are subject to change by Globus and are confirmed 30 days prior to departure.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

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City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (MAIN) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (MAIN)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (MAIN) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (MAIN)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN)
800 Sloan Avenue Hamilton, NJ
Iselin, NJ (MAIN/HUB) APA Hotel Woodbridge (MAIN/HUB)
120 S Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (MAIN) Phila (Northeast) KleinLife (MAIN)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila (South), PA (MAIN) Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (MAIN)
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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