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Irish Culture Immersion ToursImmerse yourself in Irish culture with structure & flexibility!

After a long search trying to find tours that offer the basic features of an escorted tour without all of the structure - and the tour company found us!

Irish Immersion Tours from Enchanting Ireland

By offering "Structured Flexibility" during your trip, you have freedom to experience the different towns, events, sights, and tours at your own leisure. Traditionally, trips to Ireland include more sights and stops than you're able or willing to make and take, forcing you to pay for things you really don't want! When you travel with one of these tours, you won't spend more time on a bus than Paul Revere spent on a horse, and you'll save money by picking and choosing the things you really want to do. Did we mention that you won't have to wake up at 7am every morning to pack up and move to the next town?

Highlights of the Irish Immersion Tour include:

  • Save up to $400 compared to similar tours
  • All departures guaranteed
  • 75% less time required on a bus
  • Premiere city-centre hotel accommodations
  • Maximum flexibility while on tour
  • Tours and excursions optional, never mandatory
  • Multi-night stays in towns provide more relaxed pace

From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Bunratty, you will experience the best of Ireland without a rigid travel itinerary that requires you to be in bed by 10:00PM and up by 7:30AM for the day's activities. Much like the Tenon Tours group travel weeks, this Ireland tour package provides the necessary transportation, accommodations, tour and event schedules, but you choose how much or how little you wish to do, and more importantly, when you want to do it!

The Irish Immersion Tour is set apart from other Irish tour operators by allowing you the opportunity to visit our featured hotels and explore the featured tours whether you are traveling alone or with friends. YOU have the power to choose your own travel dates, no matter what - a difference that puts Tenon Tours above all others.

What's Included:

  • 5, 7, or 10 nights in premiere city-center hotel accommodations (Pre/Post nights available)
  • Overnight stays in Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Bunratty, and Kilkenny*
  • Airport transfers to/from airport and hotel or city-centre location
  • Transportation between all towns (a variety of transportation services are used, please see FAQ tab)
  • All hotel taxes/fees
  • Traditional Irish breakfast every morning
  • Tour Host** or Emergency Contact available 24/7
  • Welcome parties upon arrival in Dublin and Farewell party in Bunratty**
  • Complete offerings of tours and events (Please view Tours tab)
  • Airfare available from most US departure cities (additional-see Flights tab)

*Kilkenny available on 10 night packages only; **Included with weeks of 10 or more travelers

Cultural Immersion Tour Rates:

Terms: Pricing is per person based on land-only and does not include airfare or $19 processing fee. Some weeks may be excluded from general pricing due to special events.

Culturial Immersion Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Sunday: Arrive in Dublin, Ireland (7 & 10-night packages only)

Arrive in the early morning to Dublin International Airport, where you will get your airport transfer. You will have this day at your leisure to check out the shops on Grafton street, Trinity College, or start your 24 hour pass on Dublin's hop-on/hop-off City Tour Bus. For those of you who would like to immerse yourself into the local sporting culture, the featured event will be a Gaelic Football or Hurling Match at Croke Park. Be sure not to miss tonight's welcome party* hosted at a nearby pub where the Tour Host* will offer a short "Introduction to Ireland" while you get to meet the others traveling with you all week!

Day 2, Monday: Dublin to Galway (7 & 10-night packages only)

Spend the morning recovering from last night's welcome party or begin exploring the streets, shops, and pubs of Dublin. You may choose to join in a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a complimentary pint in the top-floor Gravity Bar overlooking Dublin. If whiskey is more your flavor head over to experience the Old Jameson Distillery tour. This afternoon, board your coach bus for a relaxing ride through the Irish countryside to Galway on the west coast.

Day 3, Tuesday: Galway (5 night travelers arrive)

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast at your leisure this morning. The day is yours to experience Galway at your own pace or take advantage of one of our featured tours, visiting either the Connemara region, well known and loved by artists for its unspoiled beauty, or The Burren and majestic Cliffs of Moher that stretch for 5 miles and are over 700 feet high. Take your second night in Galway to visit the shops, restuarants and pubs you may have missed last night.

Day 4, Wednesday: Galway

Today you can challenge your mates to a local pub crawl, or take advantage of the featured tour to the Aran Islands, Europe's easternmost point where Gaelic is the first language of its residents and is considered the foothold of Irish culture.

Day 5, Thursday: Galway to Killarney

Wake up to your traditional Irish breakfast, pack up your room, and catch your transfer to Killarney. Check-in to your hotel before taking in Killarney at your own speed. This afternoon your options include the Killarney Highlights half day tour or try a Jaunting Cart Ride through Killarney National Park.

Day 6, Friday: Killarney

Another day to explore Killarney - you may join our trip around the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula, Ireland's most popular scenic areas with the country's highest mountains on one side and Atlantic coast on the other. Bike hire is also available or you may enjoy the local scene of Killarney, it's always your choice! Tonight, take part in a local pub crawl with your mates.

Day 7, Saturday: Killarney to Bunratty

Depart Killarney and check-in to the Bunratty Castle Hotel for the final stop. Take full advantage of the serenity as you wind down from a wild week. Today you may want tour the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and this evening, a "Medieval Banquet" is available to you as a dinner show to remember, before the farewell party at Durty Nelly's* may be one you forget!

Day 8, Sunday: Bunratty to Shannon/Home (10 Night packages to Kilkenny)

5 & 7 Night travelers say goodbye to Ireland and your new friends as we leave Bunratty for Shannon to board your return flights home.

10 Night travelers continue your journey to Kilkenny and check-in to the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, overlooking the Kilkenny Castle. Spend your night with wine and cheese on the patio (or beer and peanuts...whichever you prefer).

Day 9, Monday: Kilkenny (10 Night packages only)

Explore the streets of Kilkenny or head down to the Kilkenny Craft Trail which is the perfect way to explore the best of Kilkenny crafts. Also available is the Kilkenny hop-on/hop-off City Tour bus with stops at all the local attractions.

Day 10, Tuesday: Kilkenny to Dublin (10 Night packages only)

Head back to Dublin and finish your journey with last minute shopping and an ultimate farewell toast. If you are interested in a tour on your final day try the Dublin Castle & Bay half day tour.

Day 11, Wednesday: Dublin to Home (10 Night packages only)

Safe travels and we'll see you next year!

*Tour Host and Welcome/Farewell Parties are based on a minimum of 10 combined travelers traveling on the same week

**Bolded items are completely optional to give you the flexibility to spend your time as you choose! Please view the tours tab for more information and pricing.