Tour: GI - 2013 (GI) - 2013 / 2014

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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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Bundoran Pub visit Take your pictures of the breathtaking County Sligo coast in the glorious north west and then enter a world which can only be found in Ireland: a country pub with a wonderful atmosphere. The resident musician is a virtuoso who provides an evening of pure entertainment with world famous charm and 'craic'. Enjoy two drinks of your choice and listen to typical Irish songs on a very popular evening.

Approximate value: €34 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €70 EUR per person


Waterford 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.

Approximate value: €34 EUR per person


Excursion to Queenstown Story The compelling Queenstown Story tells the sad tale of the more than 2.5 million adults and children who departed from Cobh between 1848 and 1950. The exhibition outlines the often dangerous 12-week sea voyage to the United States of America and takes you through the conditions of the boats often referred to as Coffin Ships due to the appalling conditions on board, hazards at sea and high fatality rate. The tragic voyages of the Titanic and the Lusitania, both with strong associations with the port, are also remembered in the Queenstown Story. Conclude your fascinating visit with a drink at a local inn.

Approximate value: €32 EUR per person


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.

Approximate value: €28 EUR per person


Jaunting Car Ride through the National Park When visiting Killarney, a jaunting car ride should not be missed! Your "jarvey" will pick you up at the hotel and take you along Killarney National Park, Deer Park and on to Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Lein. There is time to take photographs of the restored 15th century castle in picture perfect setting, before taking a different route back to your hotel. All along the way, the driver will regale you with stories, anecdotes and local gossip.

Approximate value: €13 EUR per person


Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet A memorable evening of entertainment at Bunratty Castle, once the home of the Earls of Thomond. Starting with a mead reception in the Great Hall you will then be led into the Main Guard for a four course meal with wine. The Ladies of the Castle, aided and abetted by the Earl's Butler, will lead the wonderful entertainment which is provided by the renowned Bunratty Castle Entertainers and accompanied by harp and violin.

Approximate value: €78 EUR per person