Tours By André
Tours By André 

The Treasures of Ireland

Dublin, Limerick, Killarney, Kinsale and much more!

 

This amazing tour is made possible with the precious collaboration of My Ireland Tour.  Crafting Idyllic Irish experiences since 1989.           

Welcome to Ireland from My Ireland Tour. They have taken great pride in creating the finest tours of Ireland for the past 26 years. Using local knowledge and huge collective experience, they craft some of the finest and most affordable tours Ireland has to offer. 

 

Enchanted Treasures of Ireland 

10 Days    April 11 to 20, 2018

Price Rates: $2999,99 P/P Double 

Single Rate: Add $600.00

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Day 1

Shuttle from Salem Airport to Portland International Airport for our flight to Dublin with your Tour Director, André.  We will be flying with United Airlines.

SHUTTLE SALEM PDX

IRELAND TRANSPORTATION

Day 2

Morning arrival in Dublin Airport .  Meet your Driver-Guide (1 Person) in the Arrivals Hall at Dublin Airport.  Driver-Guide will have a sign: Tours by Andre.  Full Irish Breakfast in Man O War Pub

Visit Trim Castle, the largest Anglo – Norman castle in Ireland.  1500 Check in Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Leisurely afternoon to relax and unwind after transatlantic flight

Dinner & Overnight in Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Breakfast & dinner

Man O War PUB

TRIM CASTLE

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Day 3

Depart for Limerick via Athlone, the centre of Ireland & Ballinasloe.  Visit Clonmacnoise the Monastery founded by St. Ciaran in 6th Century.  Free time in Galway City, known as the “City of the Tribes”

Continue south to Limerick City.  Overnight in Clarion Hotel Limerick

Breakfast

                       

Day 4

Tour the Atlantic West Coast of Clare.  See The Burren (Gaelic for rocky land) and visit the dramatic 650ft Cliffs of Moher.  Return to Limerick.  Afternoon visit to King John's Castle.  

Dinner & Overnight in Clarion Hotel Limerick

Breakfast & dinner

CLARION HOTEL

CLIFFS OF MOHER

KING JOHN'S CASTLE

Day 5

Depart for Killarney 

Visit the beautiful thatched village of Adare.  Continue on to Killarney.  Afternoon visit to Muckross House & Gardens, a Victorian mansion built in 1843 in Elizabethan style. Inside, the elegant rooms are decorated with period furnishings. There is also a museum of Kerry Life.   You will have a little fun this afternoon while riding in one of Killarney’s famous jaunting carts from Muckross House to your hotel

Overnight in Randles Hotel

Breakfast

                   

Day 6

Visit a mountain-sheep farmer for a sheepdog demonstration.

Tour the Ring of Kerry via Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Coomakesta Pass with it magnificent views over Derrynane, home of Daniel O’ Connell, known as “The Liberator” to Caherdaniel

Lunch (Main Course + Dessert + Pint) in The Blind Piper Pub in Caherdaniel.  Continue on via Castlecove, Sneem, Moll’s Gap, Ladies View, Killarney National Park and along the Lakes of Killarney.

Dinner & Overnight in Randles Hotel.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

RANDLES HOTEL

Day 7

Depart for the historic town of Kinsale

Pass over the Cork/Kerry Mountains via the Irish speaking villages of Ballymakeery & Ballyvourney to the old market town of Macroom, where you will see Macroom Castle, once home of Sir William Penn, whose son was later to found the state of Pennsylvania.  Travel on to the village of Blarney via the valley of the river Lee.  Morning coffee with a local family on their dairy farm outside Blarney.  Visit Blarney Castle and opportunity for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills.  Visit the Old Midleton Distillery for an Irish whiskey tasting.  Continue on to Kinsale.  Overnight in Trident Hotel 

Breakfast 

Trident Hotel.  A four star hotel, spectacularly located on the water’s edge overlooking Kinsale Harbour. The hotel has 75 bedrooms including an executive wing comprising 30 rooms and a penthouse floor of nine luxury suites, all with beautiful sea views.

                       

Day 8

Depart for Dublin via Tipperary and Kildare.  Visit The Rock of Cashel. This was the seat of kings and mediaeval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 17th century. Brian Ború was crowned King of Munster here in 977 and he became High King of Ireland in 1002.  Lunch on a family farm outside Kilkenny.  Travel on to Dublin.  Overnight in Gresham Hotel.

Breakfast & lunch 

GRESHAM HOTEL DUBLIN

Day 9

Depart on a guided tour of Dublin city including visits to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells.  Visit the Guinness Storehouse at St. James Gate and enjoy a pint of Guinness in the Sky Bar (The Sky Bar is located in at the top of a glass tower that commands spectacular views of Dublin City & County in every direction.)  Overnight in Gresham Hotel.

Breakfast & farewell dinner

                     

Day 10

Time to say Goodby to our friends in Ireland.  Transfer to Dublin Airport

Check in (3 Hours is Advised)

Depart on return flight home.   A perfect time to chat with your friends about all the fun things you’ve done, the great sights you’ve seen and where your next group trip will take you!     

Breakfast

Arrive in Portland, Oregon.  Shuttle from Portland International Airport to Salem Airport.

 

From the wind-whipped tip of Malin Head to the safe haven of Kinsale Harbour, wrap yourself in the wilderness of the west coast of Ireland on the world's longest defined coastal touring route.

The Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities of hidden beaches and epic bays. So whether you drive it from end-to-end, or dip into it as the mood strikes, it's going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Price includes:

Tour escorted by your Tour Director André.

Name badges and luggage tags.

Shuttle from Salem Airport to Portland International Airport (PDX) and Portland International Airport (PDX) to Salem Airport on the return.

Roundtrip airfare from Portland International Airport (PDX) with United Airlines, taxes included.

8 Nights bed and full Irish Breakfast in named 4 star Hotels or similar  

1 Full Irish Breakfast in Man O War Pub on Day 1

3 Evening dinners; all 3 courses with choices on each course + tea/coffee

1 Evening dinner & show at the Merry Ploughboy Hotel

2 Lunches (1 in Blind Piper Pub & 1 in Kilkenny Farmhouse)

Total 15 Meals Included. 

Experienced Driver-Guide (1 Person) for 9 days 

Luxury air – conditioned coach for 9 days 

All Driver-Guide expenses

Porterage of 1 large suitcase per person

All visits and admissions listed on the itinerary including:

Trim Castle

Clonmacnoise

Cliffs of Moher

King John’s Castle

Muckross House & Gardens

Jaunting Car Ride

Sheep Dog Demonstration

Morning Coffee & Farm Visit 

Blarney Castle

Old Midleton Distillery

Rock of Cashel

Trinity College & Book of Kells

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Guinness Storehouse including complimentary pint

 

A lot of fun and so many memories will be made!

This price does not include:

Drinks

Dinners on day’s  2, 4, 6 & 7

Lunches except at Blind Piper Pub & Kilkenny Farmhouse

Laundry

Telephone - long distance.

Gratuity to Driver-Guide: a guideline figure would be $7.74 US to $11.06 US Euro per person per day 

The Fine Print: This tour is operated by Tours By André.  A 30 person minimum is required for the tour to be escorted. Tour payments are non-refundable unless the 20 person minimum is not reached and the trip is cancelled.  Tours By André is not liable for damage, delay or inconvenience which may occur through acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in providing services, provisions, accomodations, transportations or facilities in connection with this tour, nor are we liable for any damage, loss or other acts of God connected with the tour. 

Deposit and Final Payment

A initial deposit of $500.00 per person is required when making your reservation.  Final Payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

 

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Dear Travelers, if you have any questions about this destination or insurance, please e-mail: toursbyandre@gmail.com. You can also call us: 503-508-0361  (Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm; on Saturday and  Sunday a message service will be available. We will return calls the following Monday.)

The Treasures of Ireland

A Wonderful Journey with a local organization.

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