Ireland Tours

Ireland offers life-changing, eye-opening tour possibilities for every performer. The American Celebration of Music will incorporate the best that Ireland’s great cities have to offer, by arranging amazing concert venues and "must-see" site-seeing experiences. Please click on the itinerary links below to discover the best fit for your ensemble. Remember — in order to maximize your cultural and musical experience abroad, we consider these tour options a solid starting point, upon which we can further customize the ideal concert tour for your ensemble.

 

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Tour #1 - 5 nights | 7 days
Cork | Bunratty | Blarney | Waterford | Kilkenny | Glendalough | Dublin

Arrive at Shannon airport or Dublin airport. Transfer to Cork via Bunratty Castle. Take a full-day excursion along the Ring of Kerry, a 179 km road circuit around the Iveragh Peninsula. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Blarney to visit the Blarney Castle and Stone. Continue to Waterford for a walking tour of the city. Also visit the Waterford Glass visitors center to see the famous hand cut crystal. Transfer to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains. See the Round Tower, Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Cross and Kitchen, and Gatehouse. Transfer to Dublin for a city tour including St. Stephen’s Green, South Bank, College Green, Merrion Square, Liffey Footbridges, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, O'Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and entrance to Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university. Trinity College contains the Book of Kells, which dates from AD 800, making it one of the oldest books in the world. Also visit Dublin Castle. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #2 - 5 nights | 7 days
Dublin | Belfast | Downpatrick | Dublin | Glendalough

Arrive at Shannon airport or Dublin airport. Transfer to Belfast and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. See the monument to those who lost their lives on-board the ill-fated Titanic, which was built in the Belfast shipyards in 1912. Excursion to Giant’s Causeway where 40,000 basalt polygonal columns were formed by cooled lava. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Ards Peninsula and take a ferry from Strangford to Portaferry. Visit Downpatrick and transfer to Dublin. Enjoy a tour of Dublin including St. Stephen’s Green, South Bank, College Green, Merrion Square, Liffey Footbridges, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and entrance to Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university. Trinity College contains the Book of Kells, which dates from AD 800, making it one of the oldest books in the world. Also visit Dublin Castle. Transfer to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains. See the Round Tower, Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Cross and Kitchen, and Gatehouse. Return to Dublin. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #3 - 6 nights | 8 days
Cork | Bunratty | Blarney | Waterford | Kilkenny | Dublin | Glendalough

Arrive at Shannon airport or Dublin airport. Transfer to Killarney via Bunratty Castle. Take a full-day excursion along the Ring of Kerry, a 179 km road circuit around the Iveragh Peninsula. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Blarney to visit the Blarney Castle and Stone. Continue to Waterford for a walking tour of the city. Also visit the Waterford Glass visitors center to see the famous hand cut crystal. Morning sightseeing in Kilkenny. Enjoy a tour of Kilkenny Castle. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Dublin for a city tour including St. Stephen’s Green, South Bank, College Green, Merrion Square, Liffey Footbridges, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and entrance to Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university. Trinity College contains the Book of Kells, which dates from AD 800, making it one of the oldest books in the world. Also visit Dublin Castle. Transfer to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains. See the Round Tower, Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Cross and Kitchen, and Gatehouse. Return to Dublin.  Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #4 - 7 nights | 9 days
Cork / Bunratty / Blarney / Waterford / Kilkenny / Dublin / Glendalough

Arrive at Shannon airport or Dublin airport. Transfer to Killarney via Bunratty Castle. Take a full-day excursion along the Ring of Kerry, a 179 km road circuit around the Iveragh Peninsula. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Blarney to visit the Blarney Castle and Stone. Continue to Waterford for a walking tour of the city. Also visit the Waterford Glass visitors center to see the famous hand cut crystal. Afternoon excursion to Wexford and Rosslare Beach. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Dublin via Kilkenny. Enjoy a tour of Kilkenny Castle. Transfer to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains. See the Round Tower, Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Cross and Kitchen, and Gatehouse. Return to Dublin. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #5 - 8 nights | 10 days
Galway | Limerick | Killarney | Blarney | Waterford | Kilkenny | Glendalough | Dublin

Arrive at Shannon airport or Dublin airport. Transfer to Galway via the Cliffs of Moher. Half-day sightseeing to Knockmoy Abbey. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Killarney via Limerick for a visit to Bunratty Castle. Full-day excursion along the Ring of Kerry. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Blarney to visit the Blarney Castle and Stone. Continue to Waterford for a walking tour of the city. Also visit the Waterford Glass visitors center to see the famous hand cut crystal. Morning sightseeing in Kilkenny. Enjoy a tour of Kilkenny Castle. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Dublin via Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains. See the Round Tower, Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Cross and Kitchen, and Gatehouse. This morning’s touring includes visits to Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #6 - 8 nights | 10 days
Dublin | Kilkenny | Waterford | Wexford | Cardiff | Stonehenge | Windsor | London

Arrive in Dublin. Enjoy a city tour including St. Stephen’s Green, South Bank, College Green, Merrion Square, Liffey Footbridges, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and entrance to Trinity College. Trinity College contains the Book of Kells, which dates from AD 800, making it one of the oldest books in the world. Also visit Dublin Castle. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Travel south to Wexford via Kilkenny and Waterford. Stop to enjoy a tour of Kilkenny Castle. Continue to Waterford for a walking tour of the city. Also visit the Waterford Glass visitors center to see the famous hand cut crystal. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer via ferry across the Irish Seas from Rosslare to Fishguard, continuing on to Cardiff. Enjoy a guided tour of Cardiff Castle. Also visit the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagan’s on the western outskirts of the city. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to London via Stonehenge and Windsor for a tour of Windsor Castle. Highlights of the visit will be St. George’s Chapel and, subject to royal commitments, the State Apartments. Take a guided tour including the residential and shopping districts of Kensington and Knightsbridge. Pass Westminster Abbey. See Whitehall and Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column, past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Buckingham Palace. Continue along Fleet Street to St. Paul's Cathedral, and then to see the 900-year-old Tower of London. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #7 - 8 nights | 10 days
Dublin | Galway | County Sligo | Derry | Donegal Region | Giant’s Causeway | Belfast

Arrive in Dublin. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin’s highlights including St. Stephen’s Green, South Bank, College Green, Merrion Square, Liffey Footbridges, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, O'Connell Street, Phoenix Park, etc. Also visit Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university (including viewing the Book of Kells). Morning visit to the National Museum of Ireland. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Galway. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Enjoy a full-day tour to the Aran Islands. Visit Dún Aengus. Transfer to County Donegal via County Sligo. Transfer to Derry. Enjoy a full-day touring in the Donegal region passing through Killybegs, a famous fishing village and the Glenties. Visit the Glenveagh National Park. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Transfer to Giant’s Causeway. Also visit Carrick-a-Rede, on the Antrim Coast. Continue to Belfast. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Ireland. Half-day guided tour of Belfast including the leaning Albert Memorial Clock tower, the Opera House, The Crown Bar, Queens University, the Botanic Gardens, and Shankill and Falls Road. Visit Belfast City Hall, built in 1896. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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