2025 : The Irish Pub Tour

8 Days/7 Nights

See the toast of every town

Irish pubs are the hearts of their communities - source of camaraderie, stories, and song. Raise a glass (or two!) to rich pub culture and history on this guided tour of Ireland, which offers plenty of stops at legendary pubs and historical highlights of the Emerald Isle.

Trip Highlights:

  • Sean's Bar in Athlone
  • Blarney Castle
  • Irish Coffee at South Pole Inn
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney
  • Marine Bar in Dungarvan - CIE Tours Exclusive
  • Special Night of storytelling at a Local Galway Pub

    Hotels:

  • The Croke Park Hotel
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
  • International Hotel-Killarney
  • Galway Bay Hotel
  • Sheraton Athlone Hotel
  • Ashling Hotel
  • Call (281) 438-1139 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18503526

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin City Tour - Canal Cruise Dinner : Your tour departs from your Dublin hotel at 2:00 PM. A local guide will bring you on a panoramic tour of central Dublin, a friendly city famed for its wit and sense of fun. Board a barge, once used for transporting Guinness, for a cruise down the centuries-old Grand Canal as you sip a welcome drink and enjoy dinner while listening to live music. (D)
    Day 2KilkennyKilkenny Tour - Sullivan's Taproom : Explore historic Kilkenny on a guided walking tour of its Medieval Mile, stretching from cathedral to castle. Discover the city's rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and picturesque merchants' houses. Next, soak up the atmosphere and savor the ancient craft of artisan brewing with a private tasting at Sullivan's Taproom. Explore on your own before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
    Day 3KillarneyBlarney Castle - Killarney : Visit the Marine Bar in Dungarvan (a CIE Tours Exclusive) and enjoy a drink with some traditional music in this centuries-old, family-run pub. Travel to Blarney Castle to explore the beautiful gardens or to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the "Gift of Gab". Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney - a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century - where you will have free time after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music. (B, D)
    Day 4KillarneyDingle Peninsula - Celtic Whiskey Bar Experience : Visit Moriarty's in the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, before heading out to the Dingle Peninsula. Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional rural life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding. Enjoy free time to explore the charms of Dingle town. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner. (B, D)
    Day 5GalwayCliffs of Moher - Galway - Pub Storytelling : Ferry across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. After an early dinner at your hotel, visit a local pub for a special evening of storytelling. (B, D)
    Day 6AthloneSean's Bar - Lough Ree Cruise : Spend a leisurely morning exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. Travel to Athlone, where you'll enjoy an Irish Coffee or Whiskey as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking longship. Next, raise a pint at Sean's Bar. This pub is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it's the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub's rich history. Enjoy dinner at the Athlone hotel this evening. (B, D)
    Day 7DublinGuinness Storehouse - The Merry Ploughboy : Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you travel to Dublin. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city - one of Ireland's most popular attractions - and sample Ireland's iconic brew as you take in the panoramic view from the seventh-floor Gravity Bar. In the evening, visit The Merry Ploughboy for a hearty dinner and an evening of traditional Irish entertainment. (B, D)
    Day 8DublinTour Ends in Dublin : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/08/2025$2,395.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    03/15/2025$2,395.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    04/19/2025$2,695.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/03/2025$2,945.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/14/2025$3,245.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/21/2025$2,945.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    05/28/2025$2,945.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/04/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    06/25/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    07/05/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    07/16/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/09/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    08/30/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/06/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/17/2025$3,395.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    09/24/2025$3,145.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/01/2025$2,745.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/08/2025$2,745.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    10/18/2025$2,745.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    11/01/2025$2,345.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Dublin to DublinQuote
    Lodging
    The Croke Park Hotel
    Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
    International Hotel-Killarney
    Galway Bay Hotel
    Sheraton Athlone Hotel
    Ashling Hotel

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    • 2025 : The Irish Pub Tour

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      See the toast of every townIrish pubs are the hearts of their communities - source of camaraderie, stories, and song. Raise a glass (or two!

     
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