Guided Tour of Ireland with Airfare - Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane

Six-Night, Three-City Tour of Ireland with Airfare, Accommodations, and Guided Tours from Sceptre Tours

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Tour of Dublin, Ring of Kerry, and Other Irish Landmarks

Despite the fact that it's relatively small in terms of land area and population, Ireland looms large in the imagination. This is partly due to its timeless, almost mythical landscape and partly due to its long line of literary geniuses spreading the good word about their native soil. This luxury Ireland vacation package from Sceptre Tours gives you a chance to see the Emerald Isle for yourself. On a guided, six-day tour, you’ll see the Ring of Kerry and the idyllic town of Killarney as well as Blarney Woolen Mills and Kilkenny Castle. You’ll also take a wide-ranging tour of metropolitan Dublin.

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After flying into Dublin, you’ll connect with an expert driver and guide who will ferry your party around Ireland in a luxury motor coach for the first four days of the trip. The first stop is Kilkenny (about 90 minutes from Dublin), where you’ll spend a night at the four-star Newpark Hotel. A guided tour of the city explores landmarks such as the ornamental gardens at Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral, the second-largest church in Ireland.

You’ll spend the next two nights at the luxurious Killarney Towers in the country’s southwest quadrant. A tourist hotspot, Killarney is bustling day and night with street performers and overflowing pubs. Outside the city, the famous road known as the Ring of Kerry offers a visually arresting look into Ireland’s ancient past as well as access to some of the best beaches in this part of Europe.

The trip returns to Dublin for a three-night stay at the elegant Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane. The hotel’s central location makes it easy to explore the city’s best sights, including Trinity College, O’Connell Street, and Grand Canal Square. A guided city tour delves into Dublin’s history and its role as the crux of Ireland’s educational, artistic, and economic future. How you spend the rest of your time in Dublin is up to you.

Staff Q & A: Dublin

Mary R. is an image editor for Groupon Getaways. She likes tiki bars and fast cars. Below, Mary shares her thoughts on Dublin and the “startlingly beautiful” Irish countryside.

What do you consider Dublin’s can’t-miss attractions? The Irish Museum of Modern Art has a great collection housed in a building that was once a 17th-century hospital. The expansive cobblestone courtyard allows for a plenitude of natural light. You should also pay a visit to Temple Bar and the Irish Film Institute. The IFI showcases international cinema and work by new Irish filmmakers that would not otherwise receive a theatrical release.

What should someone read, listen to, or watch to prepare for a visit? Luckily, when preparing for your trip to Ireland, you will never be short of great literary figures to draw inspiration from—William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Oscar Wilde, to name a few. While you’re in town, you can even visit the Dublin Writers Museum.

What’s the best souvenir you could bring back? Photographs! Don't forget to bring a camera. The countryside in Ireland is startlingly green and beautiful. You will want to document your trip.

What makes Ireland one of your favorite getaways? My grandmother grew up in Ireland, and it was incredible to visit her home in the countryside outside of Mallow, County Cork.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Six-night, eight-day guided tour of Ireland with airfare; all options are Travel with a Friend packages (two Groupons required).

  • $1,199 per person to depart from New York (JFK; up to a $1,899 value)
  • $1,249 per person to depart from Boston (BOS; up to a $1,949 value)
  • $1,274 per person to depart from Chicago (ORD; up to a $1,973 value)

Tours depart on the following travel dates: 11/14/12, 11/21/12, 11/28/12, 12/5/12, 1/30/13, 2/6/13, 2/13/13, 2/20/13, and 3/20/13. Departures on 11/21, 2/20, and 3/20 require a supplemental fee of $100, payable directly to Sceptre Tours.

Included in all options:

  • Roundtrip airfare to JFK, BOS, or ORD
  • Accommodations in Kilkenny (1 night), Killarney (2 nights), and Dublin (3 nights)
  • Four nights of private luxury motor-coach transfers with a professional driver and guide
  • Four full Irish breakfasts and two three-course dinners
  • Guided sightseeing program
  • Airport transfers
  • All local taxes and service changes

Book by: 8/6/12 for all options

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/6/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/20/13
  • May buy multiple
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • Fee up to Groupon price applies for canceling once reserved; may buy travel insurance from Sceptre Tours to cancel up to 72 hours in advance without penalty (less insurance costs & fees)
  • Must be 21+ to check in; must be 8+ to stay
  • Valid only for Standard room
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $600 fee for solo traveler
  • Extra $100 fee for travel dates 11/21/12, 2/20/13, 3/20/13

Getting There

  • By plane: airfare included

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

I haven't taken the tour yet, but so far all of the interaction I've had with the travel professionals has been good.
Susan O. · August 7, 2012
I have not yet been on the trip, but it is a great deal!
Gail P. · August 7, 2012
I think your software should be improved, I thought the time it takes to check different flight options was more than necessary.
Jan D. · September 4, 2012
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