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CONN'S IRELAND
LIMITED TOUR SIZE
10 TOUR MEMBERS
LUXURY TOUR 2018
THREE TOUR DEPARTURES
9 DAYS
SOUTH, SOUTHWEST & CLARE COAST
CIT9SSW

LUXURY TOUR
Personalized & Customized
9 DAYS
SOUTH, SOUTHWEST & CLARE COAST 2018
THREE TOUR DATES
LIMITED TO 10 TOUR MEMBERS
EASY & SLOW

Personalized & Customized Escorted Tour

If You EVER Wanted To meet Conn,
2018 Is A Great Opportunity To Do So
Conn Will Be Celebrating His
48th Year Of Ireland Tour Planning.
He will be meeting every tour member on every tour

This itinerary is THE ULTIMATE tour of the South and the Southwest of Ireland, PLUS the Spectacular Coast of County Clare, including the popular sites and attractions and those that are Conn's favorites. You'll experience the highlights of the country in a comfortably paced itinerary. Combine that with the highest quality accommodation and you'll have a wonderful vacation. Packed with historic sites, visits and entertainment, with all the features you wanted in a tour! Conn's 47 years of personalized tour planning make for a wonderful touring experience. Rated "all 10s" by tour members! Described by former tour members as the "best planned, organized and conducted tour we have ever taken!" EASY & SLOW.

We've also INCLUDED the Driver-Guide Gratuity!!

We take the time to provide a detailed proposal for you to review before you make your decision to pay your deposit. We are not the least expensive tour product, but WE ARE THE BEST! The features and inclusions of our LIMITED SIZE TOURS are numerous. When you make your comparisons with other tour companies, take that into consideration. Our MAXIMUM 10 TOUR MEMBER TOURS are COMPREHENSIVE & COMFORTABLE, as well as an excellent value....and a very PERSONALIZED style of touring... to provide what our clients tell us are "An Irish Symphony of Perfection!"

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COMPREHENSIVE, PERSONALIZED, COMFORTABLE
9 DAY TOUR


Tour starts at Dublin on Friday morning, Day 1 and finishes at Shannon Airport on Saturday morning, Day 9.

When making your air reservations you want to fly into Dublin Airport and return from
Shannon Airport. You may wish to arrive


ITINERARY

PRE-TOUR DUBLIN PACKAGE: One or Two Nights CLICK HERE
Extend your Ireland Tour with one or two nights in Dublin, Ireland's Capital. Package includes private transfer from Dublin Airport to Alexander Hotel or Merrion Hotel, Irish breakfast, Dublin City Sightseeing Tour, porterage at airport and hotel and tax.
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Day 1 - Friday
DUBLIN'S FAIR CITY

Welcome to Dublin, Ireland's Capital. You'll be met at Dublin Airport and transferred directly to the hotel. Rest up and relax from your journey. This afternoon you’ll can explore this 1,000 year old city on a Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus. See the historic buildings, Georgian Squares and landmarks of Dublin on a panoramic tour. You should visit Trinity College and view the Book of Kells, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You may wish to visit Dublin Castle, seat of British rule for 800 years, and tour the State Apartments and Kilmainham Gaol, full of history of the political prisoners who were held here over the centuries. You may wish to visit the National Gallery, the National Museum or any of the many museums of Dublin. The evening is at leisure. Stay at the Alexander Hotel near Merrion Square. Note: Rest up and be fresh for the South, Southwest & Clare Coast Ireland tour tomorrow morning. Dinner is on your own this evening. There are many pubs and restaurants nearby to give you a choice of menus.

Day 2 - Saturday
KILKENNY & WATERFORD

You'll be met by Conn and your experienced Driver-Guide, Philip Smith, Depart Dublin and tour through the 'Garden of Ireland,' County Wicklow, on our way to the medieval town of Kilkenny. You will view the 12th century Kilkenny Castle which has been completely restored along with the magniificent State Apartments. Continue south to the first Viking settlement of Ireland, the city of Waterford. The famous Waterford Crystalwas born here and a visit can be made to the House of Waterford Crystal where one can appreciate the craftsmenship and detail of this making of the exquisite crystal. On to County Cork passing through Youghal where Sir Walter Raleigh was once mayor and arriving at the town of Castlemartyr. We settle in here at the 5 star Castlemartyr Resort. Dinner in the Bell Tower Restaurant this evening. Stay at Castlemartyr Resort, County Cork.

Day 3 - Sunday
KINSALE & OLD HEAD

Irish breakfast this morning. Tour to Kinsale. Kinsale is a quaint harbor town and also know as the 'gourmet capital of Ireland.' You may wish to sample one of the many restaurants for lunch today. Nearby at Summercove you will visit Charles Fort, a star-shapred British fortication overlooking the passage into Kinsale Harbor. You will head about the 'White Lady' ghost! Continue to Old Head and see probably one of the world's most spectacular golf courses. The vistas from here are magnificent...even the Old Head Lighthouse. There is also the Lusitania Museum which takes you through the events of May 7th 1915 when a German U Boat torpedo sank the passenger liner off the coast of Kinsale. Return to Castlemartyr and the Castlemartyr Resort. Dinner in Franchini's Restaurant this evening. Stay at Castlemartyr Resort, County Cork.

Day 4 - Monday
BLARNEY & COBH

Irish breakfast this morning. Tour via Cork City, Ireland's second largest city situated on the banks of the River Lee, to the town of Blarney where you will visit the 15th century McCarthy castle, Blarney Castle. It is said that if you climb to the ramparts and kiss the Blarney Stone you will obtain the gift of eloquent speech!Continue to Cobh, once the majot embarkation port for emigrants heading to America and beyond. You'll visit the Emigration Museum and hear the Queenstown Story. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic and the Lusitania. Return to Castlemartyr via Midleton and the Midleton Irish Whiskey Distillery. Dinner on your own tonight. A short walk brings you into the town of Castlemartyr where you can visit the Hunter's Hog Pub. Stay at Castlemartyr Resort, County Cork.

Day 5 - Tuesday
BANTRY & KENMARE

Irish breakfast this morning. Tour to Bantry with its beautiful Bay. On to Glengarriff situated on beautiful Bantry Bay in County Cork. You'll visit Garnish Island in Bantry Bay after a short boat ride. The island was a frequent vacation retreat for Agatha Christie and George Bernard Shaw. You will marvel at the Italianate Gardens on the island. Cross the spectacular Caha Pass and down to the town of Kenmare. Tour north to Killarney viewing the spectacular scenery of the Short Ring of Kerry through Moll's Gap with a stop at Ladies' View and a panoramic view of Killarney Town and the Lakes of Killarney. Continue to the town of Killarney situated on the shores of the Lakes of Killarney and at the foot of the mountains. 'Heaven's Reflex' it is called for its natural beauty. You'll stay at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel overlooking the Lakes of Dinner in Lake Room Restaurant this evening. Stay at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, Aghadoe, Killarney, County Kerry.

Day 6 - Wednesday
DINGLE TOWN & SLEA HEAD DRIVE

Irish breakfast this morning. Tour down the spectacular Dingle Peninsula to Inch and view the beautiful Inch strand, used by several movies for its timeless and picturesque quality. Continue into Dingle Town, a busy commerical fishing port. Continue around Slea Head and admire its rugged beauty. Visit the Blasket Island Center and learn about what life was like on the Blasket Islands which loom up in front of you. We'll make a lunch stop in Ballyferriter. Stop and visit the Gallorus Oratory, a 7th century stone chapel used by pilgrims going to Mount Brandon. Return to Dingle Town. Continue to the the village of Annascaul, the home town of Tom Crean, an Antartic explorer. View the South Pole Inn. Tour via Tralee and hear the sad, romantic story of the Rose of Tralee. Return to Killarney Town. This evening you will enjoy a Traditional Irish Night with dinner at Kate Kearney's Cottage at the Gap of Dunloe. Transfer back to the Agahdoe Heights Hotel & Spa, Aghadoe, Killarney.

Day 7 - Thursday
KILLARNEY TOWN

Irish breakfast this morning. Irish Jaunting Cart ride through the Killarney National Park, to Muckross House where we visit this wonderful museum of Irish life in the 18th century. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore the Killarney National Park's 24,000 acres or do some shopping or just relax. Dinner on your own tonight. Stay at the Agahdoe Heights Hotel & Spa, Aghadoe, Killarney.

Day 8 - Friday
CLARE COAST & GALWAY

Irish breakfast this morning. Tour to the coast of County Clare. Continue to the highlight of the day and a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. The cliff formation rises to a height of 700 feet from the surging Atlantic Ocean and stretch for 5 miles. The interpretive center here is exceptional. We continue into the area known as the Burren. The Burren in Irish means 'bare rock' and is a unique geological area of bare limestone and because of its micro-climate you'll find alpine flowers growing in the fissures of the rock. Tour along the southern shore of Galway Bay to the village of Kinvara and a stop to view 15th century Dunguaire Castle. Tour north to Galway, a vibrant city. See Eyre Square, the Claddagh district and view the Spanish Arch. Christopher Columbus stopped here on his way to the New World. You will stay at the unique G Hoteloverlooking Lough Atalia. Dinner in Gigi's Restaurant this evening.

Day 9 - Saturday
DEPART FOR HOME

Irish breakfast this morning. Transfer to Shannon Airport. Depart for home.

Please arrange your air reservation to depart Shannon on Saturday, for the USA

Slan Leat!


OPTIONAL RETURN FROM DUBLIN PACKAGE: One Night
Should you prefer to return from Dublin Airport rather than Shannon Airport we can arrange to transfer you to Dublin on Saturday. Package includes train ticket from Galway to Dublin. Transfer from train station to the Radisson Hotel at Dublin Airport, Room and Breakfast, courtesy transfer to airport terminal on Sunday morning and tax.
See Special Price Below Tour Price

Click here: Dublin Return Package


BACK-TO-BACK TOURING: Combine with the West & Northwest Tour
Extend your Ireland vacation and continue your touring through Ireland's spectacular West & Northwest. Ask Conn about a special discount for the combination.
Click here: West & Northwest of Ireland Tour


TOUR INCLUDES:
• Transfers as described in the itinerary
• Sightseeing by Private luxury motorcoach
• Hotel accommodation with private bath for 8 nights
• Pruvate Transfer from Dublin Airport to Hotel on Day 1
• Luxury Motorcoach throughout the tour - from Day 2 to 9
• Professional driver/guide throughout the tour - from Day 2 to 9
• Full Irish breakfast daily
• Irish Coffee Reception on first evening
• Dinner included on Day, 2, 3, 5, & 8 evenings
• Dinner on your own on other evenings
• Boat Crossing to Garnish island
• Traditional Irish Night with dinner at Kate Kearney's Cottage
• Irish Jaunting Cart Ride in Killarney
  Visits and admissions to Glendalough, Kilkenny Castle,
  Emigration Museum,Blarney Castle, Midleton Distillery, Old Head,
  Charles Fort, Muckross House,Gallorus Oratory, Cliffs of Moher, and more!
• Hotel service charges, tips for baggage handling and local taxes
• Conn's Ireland Souvenir Gift
Driver-Guide Gratuity
LIMITED TO 10 TOUR MEMBERS
• All tours personally driven and escorted by experienced driver-guide


PAY BY CHECK DISCOUNT:
If you wish to pay the land tour price BY PERSONAL CHECK, you can deduct 3% from the Credit Card Land Tour Price shown in BLUE. Tour Deposit may be made by credit card but remaining tour balance must be paid by bank transfer to receive discount. Call us at 253 752 0448 to take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER! Call now to book!

LAND TOUR PRICES ARE IN EUROS. USE CURRENCY CALCULATOR TO FIND TODAY'S USD PRICE FOR THE TOUR


LIMITED TOUR SIZE
LAND TOUR PRICE: 9 DAYS -From €2,879 (€2,799)
Land Tour price is per person sharing DOUBLE/TWIN room
Single room Supplement IN EUROS: €999 (€969)

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ACCOMMODATION for 9 Day Escorted Tour
Where # of
Nights
Hotel
Dublin One Alexander
Hotel
Castlemartyr Three Castlemartyr
Resort & Spa
Killarney Three Aghadoe
Heights
Hotel & Spa
Galway One The G

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LAND TOUR PRICES ARE IN EUROS. USE CURRENCY CALCULATOR TO FIND TODAY'S USD PRICE FOR THE TOUR

2018 Conn's Exclusive 9 Day Escorted Tour
South, Southwest & Clare Coast Tour
Start Dublin Finish Shannon Land Tour Price
Credit Card Price
Land Tour Price
By Bank Deposit
Single
Supplement
Status Places Remaining Tour # Email
Your
Questions
April 6 April 14 €2,899
€2,799
€999
Available 18200-1 CLICK HERE
July 6 July 14 €2,979
€2,889
€999
Available 18200-2 CLICK HERE
September 7 September 15 €2,979
€2,889
€999
Available 18200-3 CLICK HERE


Tour starts at Dublin on Friday morning, Day 1 and finishes at Shannon Airport on Saturday morning, Day 9.

When making your air reservations you want to fly into Dublin Airport and return from
Shannon Airport


Dublin's Fair City
Our Personalized 'Add On' Package
Allows you to explore Dublin BEFORE your LUXURY ESCORTED Ireland tour.
Add this to any LUXURY ESCORTED TOUR and add 'hassle free' enjoyment of this 1,000 year old city!

Independent Based Package

Enjoy the vitality, the wonderful people, the 1,000 year history, the warm hospitality of a vintage pub, the wide variety of restaurants, the theatre, the parks and squares plus the excellent shopping! We have designed a package that will introduce you to Dublin and allow you to combine Dublin with the rest of your PERSONALIZED touring.

DUBLIN PRE-TOUR EXTENTIONS
PLUS DUBLIN AIRPORT RETURN OPTION
Pre-Tour
and
Dublin
Airport
Option
# of
Nights
Hotel Land Tour Price
Credit Card Price
Land Tour Price
By Bank Deposit
Single
Supplement
Tour # Click Here
To View
More Info
Pre-Tour Dublin One
Thursday
Alexander
Hotel
€314
€304
€231
18200-A CLICK HERE
Pre-Tour Dublin One
Thursday
Merrion
Hotel
€421
€408
€346
18200-M CLICK HERE
Dublin Airport
Return Option
One
Saturday
Radisson BLU €258
€250
€250
18200-R CLICK HERE

PRICE SHOWN ABOVE FOR
Our Personalized 'Dublin Return Option' Package
Allows you to return from Dublin Airport on Sunday.
Add this and you can return to the USA from Dublin Airport instead of Shannon Airport.

LAND TOUR PRICES ARE IN EUROS. USE CURRENCY CALCULATOR TO FIND TODAY'S USD PRICE FOR THE TOUR



Conn says: "Sign up right away as this tour will fill fast!"
To confirm your place on the tour you will need to do the following:
• Call Conn and provide him with your personal information
• Pay a Non-Refundable $500 Individual Deposit
• Pay Your Travel Insurance Premium At The Same Time

Call Conn at 253 752 0448
Email: Conn@ConnsIreland.com


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