Tour: GH - 2012 (GH) - 2012 / 2014

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Malahide Castle near Dublin, Ireland
Malahide Castle near Dublin, Ireland

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Traditional Irish Night The Corn Barn in Bunratty Folk Park is the perfect scene for a celebration of all the best traditions of Ireland today. Enjoy the company of local singers, dancers and musicians and experience the homeliness, friendship and warmth of a true traditional Irish evening. Dine on home cooked food with wine while enjoying lively entertainment.

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Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper Located in the heart of the St James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse, a former fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. This visit will teach you everything about the world famous beer: from how Guinness is made, to the ancient craft of barrel making in the cooperage. The highlight is the 7th floor Gravity Bar, where you will sample a pint of "the black stuff" and enjoy the breathtaking views across Dublin City. Round the evening off with an excellent buffet dinner with wine.

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Dunguaire Castle Banquet An evening of superb music, song and storytelling awaits you at Dunguaire Banquet on the majestic shores of Galway Bay, one of Ireland's most picturesque locations. Dunguaire Castle is a small 17th century castle on a rocky promontory, situated just outside the picturesque village of Kinvara. The castle's wonderful artists will inspire you with readings from Ireland's literary greats while you savor a delicious four-course dinner with wine.

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Excursion to Muckross House on the Lakes of Killarney Enjoy an afternoon visit to one of the top County Kerry visitor attractions, Muckross House, with its stunning location overlooking Muckross Lake within Killarney National Park. Enjoy a guided tour of the principal rooms which are furnished in period style and portray the elegant lifestyle of the nineteenth century Herbert family, members of the Irish landowning class. Afterwards relax with a refreshing drink overlooking the lake.

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Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre Performance This unique experience begins with a visit to Ireland's famous Rose town, Tralee, where you enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. Then, take your seats at the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre where the legendary heritage of Ireland is re-enacted in compelling songs and dance. This theater does a truly magnificent job of re-creating Ireland's Celtic roots with glorious visual, musical and magical productions.

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Pub Evening Discover Irish pub culture on this pre-dinner excursion. A scenic drive will take you to a traditional inn where live music is played. Join the locals in a bit of craic' while you enjoy two drinks of your choice and listen to some typical Irish music and songs.

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