b'Day 1 - Arrive in DublinDay 4 - Killarney & the Ring of Kerrydemonstration of glass cutting. We continue Following your arrival in Dublin, meet yourWe enjoy a scenic drive around the beautifulto Glen Keen Farm where we are treated togroup and tour escort at our hotel. TonightRing of Kerry today, one of the most a sheep dog demonstration, followed by a we all enjoy dinner together. Overnight dramatic areas of scenery in Ireland. buffet style lunch accompanied withDublin. (D) From the tumultuous sea, to the craggytraditional dancing and singing. Thiswindswept mountains and cliffs, experienceafternoon, we visit Kylemore Abbey.Day 2 - Discovering Corkthe Irish countryside before our visit to theHere we see the restored rooms of theWe transfer into the center of Dublin byKerry Bog Village Museum to discover moreAbbey, uncovering a vast history of romance,coach today, and take the train to Cork, forabout Irelands rural heritage. Here, we deception and spirituality. The gardens are free time to explore. This afternoon, we visitexperience what the culture, living also a delight to explore, with 1,000 acres to the Jameson Distillery for a tour. During theconditions and customs of Irish ancestorswander, and a Gothic church not far from tour, we learn fascinating aspects of the from the 19th century would have been like.the Abbey. Later, we visit the famous Quiet whiskey distilling process, hearing about Later, we take a horse and carriage ride onMan Cottage. This museum is an exactthe method of triple distilling for a smootherthe Jaunting Cars of Killarney. Step back inreplica of the cottage used in the 1952 film taste. Afterwards, we also have the time with tales of a bygone era and Irish Quiet Man, starring John Wayne andopportunity to enjoy a wee dram beforefolklore, all while exploring the stunningMaureen OHara. Overnight Galway.transferring to our hotel in Midleton. views of Killarney National Park and the(Day 5 - B, L, D, Day 6 - B, L, D)Overnight Midleton. (B, D) Lakes of Killarney. Overnight Killarney. (B, D)Days 7 & 8 - Dublin Day 3 - Blarney CastleDays 5 & 6 - Iconic IrelandWe return to the vibrant city of Dublin by rail We begin the day with a visit to Cobh, the We travel to Galway today, via the famoustoday, and check into our hotel. We enjoy a last port of call of the Titanic in 1912. We Cliffs of Moher - Irelands most dramatic sightseeing tour on Day 8, including a visit to continue to the famous Blarney Castle. Onenatural attraction. A UNESCO Globalthe Book of Kells, an ancient codex believed of Irelands greatest treasures, this iteration Geopark, it is easy to see why, as the cliffs to have been written in around 800 AD. The of the medieval castle was built in 1446, rise to great effect out of the sea, staggeringintricate detail on this book is remarkable, but sources suggest that there have beeninto the distance. The cliffs are also home toand well worth lingering over. We continue dwellings here since perhaps the 12th over 20 species of seabirds, including puffins, to Kilmainham Gaol for a guided tour, before century. Of course, the most famous razorbills and kittiwakes. The landscape ofwe are treated to a farewell dinner at The attraction here is the Blarney Stone. Legendthese cliffs is incredibly calming, and justMerry Ploughboys. Overnight Dublin.has it, if you hang upside down and kiss theoffshore, other animals such as dolphins (Day 7 - B, Day 8 - B, D)stone, you are said to become extremely and sharks also gather. We will enjoyeloquent. Theres time to explore the castlelunch at Burren Smoke House. Later, weDay 9 - Tour Conclusion and its gardens. Afterwards, we continue tocontinue along the coastline of County ClareThis morning, your tour concludes after our hotel in Killarney for dinner. Later thisto Oranmore, where we stay for two nights.breakfast. Enjoy one final meal before saying evening, we are whisked off to the CelticOvernight Galway.goodbye to the beautiful Emerald Isle. (B)Steps Show for an evening of Irish musicand dance. Overnight Killarney. (B, D) On Day 6 we make visits to the Celtic Crystal Factory in Connemara, where we enjoy a For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 21'