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Tauck Bridges Family Travel

Ireland Forever

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$4,450
Journey Type
Tauck Bridges
Time of Year
Jun - Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Dublin, Kinsale, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Blarney Castle, Cork
Forever Ireland Guided Family Tour
Dromoland Castle Ireland

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Tour Overview

Experience With Tauck

 

A farm-fresh cooking demonstration and dinner with entertainment at the acclaimed Ballymaloe Cookery School, set in a 100-acre organic farm

 

Irish dancing and storytelling during a farewell dinner on a working farm

 

Tauck Value Includes

 

All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, and drivers

 

Private sightseeing in Dublin aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle

 

Step dancing lessons and a treasure hunt

 

Pottery making and Celtic jewelry design with a local artisan

 

Bicycle ride along the Lakes of Killarney lakeshore

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Our Ireland family vacations takes you on an exploration from fabulous Dublin in the east to the beautiful southern tip and western shores.

World Travel. Family Discovery.

Irresistibly Irish, endlessly fun for families.. have a treasure hunt in Dublin... travel by train, jaunting cart and bicycle... make yourself at home in a famous castle where you can walk a hawk... discover what it’s like to live on a farm with sheep, dogs, music, stories and family fun... and make new friends everywhere you go.

Hands-on family fun has everyone’s eyes a-smiling... learn how to Irish Step Dance... explore Dublin by land and water and go on a treasure hunt back in time, from the Viking age to the Middle Ages... ride in First Class aboard a train through emerald landscapes... make pottery, Celtic jewelry and a home-grown Irish dinner... explore scenic Killarney by bicycle... stay in a castle, walk with a hawk, see farm dogs herding sheep... and make new friends everywhere you go.

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Kinsale Pottery and Art Centre

Day 4

Try your hand at pottery or Celtic jewelry making

You'll get a good introduction to the artistic side of Ireland at the Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre from a skilled potter; the Centre specializes in pottery / ceramics, glass fusing, jewelery-making, and mosaic-making. Techniques you might learn include throwing on the potter's wheel, coiling a small sculpture, and learning decorative and sculpting techniques. Local artisans will show you how to make pottery, helping you hand-build and paint your sculpted piece. Or you can try your hand at Celtic jewelry making, using a range of skills covered in today’s class – design, threading, knotting, fitting crimps and finishing – all in a workshop in the converted stables of the home farm for Ballinacurra House, dating from the late 1700s.

Evening at an Irish farm

Day 7

Special farewell evening – a Ceili at an Irish farm

Get set for a special farewell evening at an Irish farm – a Ceili, which is a traditional Irish social event. Watch as skilled sheepdogs expertly herd the farm’s woolly flocks; see a sheep-shearing demonstration; feed the lambs; and enjoy a hearty Irish dinner.

Live the royal life for two nights at Dromoland Castle

Nights 6 and 7

Spend two nights at award-winning Dromoland Castle, ancestral home of the O’Briens

Spend two nights at one of the most famous castles in Europe... From your first glimpse of Dromoland and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates, you’ll fall under Dromoland’s spell. Under glittering antique chandeliers descend grand staircases and meander through elegant hallways and beautifully furnished rooms – the decor is just as you imagine a fairy tale castle should be, such as plush, sink-in sofas in front of large, ornate fireplaces with blazing log fires. During your stay you’ll learn about the time-honored art of falconry from a raptor expert who shows you how to take one of these magnificent hawks on a walk – or perhaps you'll feed the ducks... take a boat out on the lovely lake... visit the spa… and more.

Something that I thought was cool is that I got to kiss the Blarney stone! Blarney is similar to charm and means "the gift of gab."

Cara

Age 13

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Double – $1,100;  Single – $2,200;  Triple – $835

Upgrade to Premier Rooms at all hotels: On every departure of Ireland Forever you have an opportunity to purchase an upgrade to premier rooms at all hotels – Dromoland Castle, Castlemartyr Resort and Conrad Dublin. All hotels are included in the upgrade pricing – ask at time of booking (limited availability).

One Upfront Price – All Inclusive Value

With Tauck Bridges, everything is taken care of; just pack and go! Everything is included in one upfront price so you don't have to worry... no extra costs, no hidden fees, no worries. Most every travel expense is included in one upfront price – all hotels, gratuities, most meals, admissions fees, sightseeing, exclusive experiences and more.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

What you need to know

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Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Travel Documents and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

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