8 Day Essential Ireland

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Monday Departure
Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny
Killarney Towers Killarney
The Inn at Dromoland County Clare
Tuesday Departure
Friday Departure

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Some hotels in Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney and Newmarket-on-Fergus are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Sydney-Dublin, Shannon-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Dublin
    • 1 night Kilkenny
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 1 night Newmarket-on-Fergus
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom
  • Travel along the world-famous Ring of Kerry with its astonishing views
  • View the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a rock wall rising 700 feet above the ocean
  • Visit Bunratty Castle, the most authentic medieval fortress in Ireland
  • Walk through the delightful Folk Park dedicated to Irish life in the 19th century

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Some hotels in Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney and Newmarket-on-Fergus are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Tonight, a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager at approximately 5 pm, followed by an orientation meeting on the upcoming journey through Ireland
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Wednesday - Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin*, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Evening is on your own to discover Dublin’s fabulous restaurants, nightlife and the friendly pubs on every corner, or join the optional Dinner at Taylors Three Rock. Spend an evening filled with traditional Irish song & dance, accompanied by delectable Irish food
*For Mar 13 departure, itinerary may vary due to local events for St Patrick's Day
Optional: Dinner at Taylors Three Rock (PM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Travel to Kilkenny
Departing Dublin, travel through scenic County Wicklow past the Blessington Lakes on your way to Kilkenny, located on the banks of the River Nore. Journey past the 12th century Kilkenny Castle and view the splendid medieval cathedral. Spend the balance of the afternoon at leisure, or participate in the optional Smithwick’s Experience. Learn how Ireland's most popular ale is made and taste some of the different beers
Optional: Smithwick’s Experience
Overnight: Kilkenny
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Waterford, Blarney Castle en Route to Killarney
Today, discover Waterford, known as Ireland's oldest city, a place that can trace its beginnings back to the arrival of the Vikings. Embark on a walking tour of the city of Waterford with its world-renowned crystal showroom. Then, drive through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle, where you'll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab". Free time for shopping for traditional Irish crafts at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney, in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. This evening, have dinner on your own at one of the town’s many restaurants. Perhaps, join the optional Whiskey Tasting & Dinner. Get an insight into whiskey making and taste two Irish whiskeys, followed by a three course Irish dinner
Optional: Whiskey Tasting & Dinner(PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas as you drive through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry" around the island's southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Later, join the optional ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) in the peaceful green countryside. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
Travel north through the picturesque village of Adare, with its pastel-hued storefronts and thatched roof houses, known as the "prettiest village" in Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland restored to its former splendor with original furnishings, tapestries and works of art. The delightful Folk Park is dedicated to life in Ireland during the 19th century. Experience the sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctor’s house, hardware shop, and, of course, McNamara's pub! Later, view some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as you drive to the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock that rises some 700 feet above the ocean. Arrive at your hotel late in the afternoon located on the Dromoland Castle Estate, featuring panoramic views across the Clare Hills and Shannon Estuary. Tonight, bid goodbye to your Tour Manager and newfound friends at the Farewell Dinner.
Overnight: Newmarket-on-Fergus
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday – Depart Ireland
Transfer to Shannon Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Tonight, a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager at approximately 5 pm, followed by an orientation meeting on the upcoming journey through Ireland
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Thursday - Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin*, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Evening is on your own to discover Dublin’s fabulous restaurants, nightlife and the friendly pubs on every corner, or join the optional Dinner at Taylors Three Rock. Spend an evening filled with traditional Irish song & dance, accompanied by delectable Irish food
*For Mar 13 departure, itinerary may vary due to local events for St Patrick's Day
Optional: Dinner at Taylors Three Rock (PM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Travel to Kilkenny
Departing Dublin, travel through scenic County Wicklow past the Blessington Lakes on your way to Kilkenny, located on the banks of the River Nore. Journey past the 12th century Kilkenny Castle and view the splendid medieval cathedral. Spend the balance of the afternoon at leisure, or participate in the optional Smithwick’s Experience. Learn how Ireland's most popular ale is made and taste some of the different beers
Optional: Smithwick’s Experience
Overnight: Kilkenny
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Waterford, Blarney Castle en Route to Killarney
Today, discover Waterford, known as Ireland's oldest city, a place that can trace its beginnings back to the arrival of the Vikings. Embark on a walking tour of the city of Waterford with its world-renowned crystal showroom. Then, drive through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle, where you'll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab". Free time for shopping for traditional Irish crafts at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney, in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. This evening, have dinner on your own at one of the town’s many restaurants. Perhaps, join the optional Whiskey Tasting & Dinner. Get an insight into whiskey making and taste two Irish whiskeys, followed by a three course Irish dinner
Optional: Whiskey Tasting & Dinner(PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas as you drive through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry" around the island's southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Later, join the optional ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) in the peaceful green countryside. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
Travel north through the picturesque village of Adare, with its pastel-hued storefronts and thatched roof houses, known as the "prettiest village" in Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland restored to its former splendor with original furnishings, tapestries and works of art. The delightful Folk Park is dedicated to life in Ireland during the 19th century. Experience the sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctor’s house, hardware shop, and, of course, McNamara's pub! Later, view some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as you drive to the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock that rises some 700 feet above the ocean. Arrive at your hotel late in the afternoon located on the Dromoland Castle Estate, featuring panoramic views across the Clare Hills and Shannon Estuary. Tonight, bid goodbye to your Tour Manager and newfound friends at the Farewell Dinner.
Overnight: Newmarket-on-Fergus
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to Shannon Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Tonight, a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager at approximately 5 pm, followed by an orientation meeting on the upcoming journey through Ireland
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Sunday - Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin*, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Evening is on your own to discover Dublin’s fabulous restaurants, nightlife and the friendly pubs on every corner, or join the optional Dinner at Taylors Three Rock. Spend an evening filled with traditional Irish song & dance, accompanied by delectable Irish food
*For Mar 13 departure, itinerary may vary due to local events for St Patrick's Day
Optional: Dinner at Taylors Three Rock (PM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Travel to Kilkenny
Departing Dublin, travel through scenic County Wicklow past the Blessington Lakes on your way to Kilkenny, located on the banks of the River Nore. Journey past the 12th century Kilkenny Castle and view the splendid medieval cathedral. Spend the balance of the afternoon at leisure, or participate in the optional Smithwick’s Experience. Learn how Ireland's most popular ale is made and taste some of the different beers
Optional: Smithwick’s Experience
Overnight: Kilkenny
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Waterford, Blarney Castle en Route to Killarney
Today, discover Waterford, known as Ireland's oldest city, a place that can trace its beginnings back to the arrival of the Vikings. Embark on a walking tour of the city of Waterford with its world-renowned crystal showroom. Then, drive through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle, where you'll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab". Free time for shopping for traditional Irish crafts at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney, in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. This evening, have dinner on your own at one of the town’s many restaurants. Perhaps, join the optional Whiskey Tasting & Dinner. Get an insight into whiskey making and taste two Irish whiskeys, followed by a three course Irish dinner
Optional: Whiskey Tasting & Dinner(PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas as you drive through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry" around the island's southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Later, join the optional ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) in the peaceful green countryside. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
Travel north through the picturesque village of Adare, with its pastel-hued storefronts and thatched roof houses, known as the "prettiest village" in Ireland. Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland restored to its former splendor with original furnishings, tapestries and works of art. The delightful Folk Park is dedicated to life in Ireland during the 19th century. Experience the sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctor’s house, hardware shop, and, of course, McNamara's pub! Later, view some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as you drive to the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock that rises some 700 feet above the ocean. Arrive at your hotel late in the afternoon located on the Dromoland Castle Estate, featuring panoramic views across the Clare Hills and Shannon Estuary. Tonight, bid goodbye to your Tour Manager and newfound friends at the Farewell Dinner.
Overnight: Newmarket-on-Fergus
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday – Depart Ireland
Transfer to Shannon Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Dinner at Taylors Three Rock

Enjoy a rip roaring evening of traditional Irish music, song and dance at one of Ireland’s most loved pub and entertainment venue. Savor a 3-course dinner offering a great selection of quality Irish food to delight your palate. The resident band and traditional Irish dancers, provide stunning performances that captivate the audience.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 25 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 AUD$131.00
26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$131.00
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Smithwick's Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told by a staff member. Embark on an interactive journey through over 300 years of history and learn how Ireland's most popular ale is made, as well as what makes it so unique. Conclude the tour with a tasting and take home a complimentary engraved glass as a souvenir.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #4 01 Oct 2019 - 23 Dec 2019 AUD$46.00
27 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$46.00
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Whiskey Tasting & Dinner 7:00 PM

Get a brief insight into Irish whiskey making. Enjoy an interactive experience and learn how to nose, taste and savor the flavor. Conclude with a tasting of two Irish whiskeys, followed by a delectable three course Irish dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 AUD$92.00
27 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$92.00
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Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside. Sweeten your experience, with a local homemade chocolate treat.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #6 02 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 AUD$46.00
01 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 AUD$43.00
26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$43.00
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Dinner at Taylors Three Rock

Enjoy a rip roaring evening of traditional Irish music, song and dance at one of Ireland’s most loved pub and entertainment venue. Savor a 3-course dinner offering a great selection of quality Irish food to delight your palate. The resident band and traditional Irish dancers, provide stunning performances that captivate the audience.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$131.00
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Smithwick's Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told by a staff member. Embark on an interactive journey through over 300 years of history and learn how Ireland's most popular ale is made, as well as what makes it so unique. Conclude the tour with a tasting and take home a complimentary engraved glass as a souvenir.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #4 27 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$46.00
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Whiskey Tasting & Dinner 7:00 PM

Get a brief insight into Irish whiskey making. Enjoy an interactive experience and learn how to nose, taste and savor the flavor. Conclude with a tasting of two Irish whiskeys, followed by a delectable three course Irish dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 27 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$92.00
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Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside. Sweeten your experience, with a local homemade chocolate treat.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #6 26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$43.00
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Dinner at Taylors Three Rock

Enjoy a rip roaring evening of traditional Irish music, song and dance at one of Ireland’s most loved pub and entertainment venue. Savor a 3-course dinner offering a great selection of quality Irish food to delight your palate. The resident band and traditional Irish dancers, provide stunning performances that captivate the audience.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 25 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 AUD$131.00
26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$131.00
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Smithwick's Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told by a staff member. Embark on an interactive journey through over 300 years of history and learn how Ireland's most popular ale is made, as well as what makes it so unique. Conclude the tour with a tasting and take home a complimentary engraved glass as a souvenir.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #4 01 Oct 2019 - 23 Dec 2019 AUD$46.00
27 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$46.00
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Whiskey Tasting & Dinner 7:00 PM

Get a brief insight into Irish whiskey making. Enjoy an interactive experience and learn how to nose, taste and savor the flavor. Conclude with a tasting of two Irish whiskeys, followed by a delectable three course Irish dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 AUD$92.00
27 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$92.00
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Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside. Sweeten your experience, with a local homemade chocolate treat.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #6 02 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 AUD$46.00
01 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 AUD$43.00
26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 AUD$43.00
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10 Day Classic Ireland, August 2019
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Our trip to Ireland was AMAZING and it was all thanks to Lenny (TJ the drive was incredibly good too)!! He was awesome, we couldn't have asked for a better tour manager. He went above and beyond for everyone. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, We always felt comfortable talking to him and asking questions. I really appreciated the fact that we left early to beat the crowds, and then had the evenings to explore the town we were in! Everything was very well thought out and planned perfectly. I don't know how I can go on another trip without Lenny! We were so spoiled having him, I don't think any other tour manager could compare. We had an great experience though, we will definitely book through Gate 1 again! It's the way to go when visiting a city for the first time! You definitely hit all the major spots and must sees!! Thanks for such an amazing trip and experience!

Chayce B. Cranberry Township, PA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2019
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Our trip was wonderful. Our guide, Doug, couldn’t be any better. His knowledge of the history of Ireland and his wit kept us well informed and entertained. His attention to detail, kindness, and care of all of his guests was exemplary. Our driver, Kaspers, was phenomenal. He had full control of the vehicle at all times and assisted us in every way possible. It couldn’t have been a better experience and I’m sure everyone felt the same.

Linda B. Belford, NJ
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, May 2019
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The trip was wonderful in every way. Ireland is a beautiful country with friendly, welcoming people. The hotels were great, food was great, and Martina, the tour guide, was outstanding. She is such a knowledgeable guide. Her background of Irish history is fantastic and she continually gave interesting details of the history we were seeing. She is a very organized person who displayed remarkable leadership skills for our group. I have been on several European trips and she is absolutely the best tour guide I have ever had. I cannot say enough great things about her. Simply incredible trip!

Elizabeth H. Madisonville, TX
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, April 2019
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Traveling to Ireland was a great learning experience and definitely would recommend friends & family to take the trip to Ireland from Gate 1. The Tour Manager was awesome, she was knowledgeable & professional all the way from the get go ... Gate 1 truly provides great customer care !!!

Evelyn T. Staten Island, NY
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2019
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We had a fantastic trip to Ireland. This was the first trip to Europe for my children (11,12) and we couldn’t have had a better first experience. From our arrival in Ireland with the help to navigate the St. Patrick’s Day parade, to the shuttle back to the airport at 5:30 AM a week later was great. Edwina, our guide and TJ the driver were both fantastic. Edwina made the trip interesting and fun and taught a history lesson on the way that even my kids found interesting and not over done. The accommodations were nice and always in the best areas for pubs and shopping. Edwina’s recommendations for food and entertainment were always on target and made the experience even better. This was our second travel experience with Gate 1 and it certainly won’t be the last. Thank you for such a wonderful Spring Break trip to Ireland for my family.

Daniel M. St. Louis, MO
10 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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The trip was outstanding. Organization was perfect and our tour director, Marie was fabulous. She helped us to make a side trip to the home of my ancestor, a great grandfather who was born in Kilcummin, just a few miles from Killarney. We were extremely happy with everything and will recommend Gate 1 to anyone searching for a tour company.

Richard F. MT Pleasant, MI
9 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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We had a wonderful trip! Our tour guide, Martina, was incredible. She was professional, articulate, funny, and so knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loves her country and has a passion for sharing its beauty and history with all of us. We felt secure and safe throughout our trip. Our bus driver, Fergal was amazing. He maneuvered that bus like it was a little car. We don't know how he did it. The entire process with Gate 1 was so comfortable, from booking to getting back on the plane. The trip was such a joy because Gate 1 attended to every detail. We will book another tour very soon! We've told several friends and family about it and they will be contacting Gate 1 also.

Colleen V. Fort Myers, FL
14 Day Deluxe Ireland, October 2018
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Ireland was beautiful, elegant, organized, fun and a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend this vacation to anyone. Our tour guide, Tom, was kind and knowledgeable. Our bus driver, Donal, was courteous and safe on the roads. Hotels were beautiful and tours were well organized.

Dan K. Palm Desert, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, October 2018
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I loved it!!!! Everything was so well planned, all I had to do was show up. Our tour guide and driver were first class. Ann, the tour guide, was so personable and knowledgeable. I not only got to see the beautiful country of Ireland, I learned so much of the history. Thanks Gate 1!

Bernadette B. Folcroft, PA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2018
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This was our first tour and we carefully selected Gate 1 Travel to be our guide. The entire trip - Kaleidoscope of Ireland, was better than I could have anticipated. Our Tour Manager, Cecilia B. was versed in Ireland's history, myths, legends, facts, current events, local sites & pubs ... She provided our Tour group with Text book information in the most educational & enjoyable way. Our bus driver, Hugo, ... Hugo provided a safe tour, and always watched out for every one... This tour was a great value for our money including Hotel accommodations, meals, castle attraction & event entry fees, etc. THANK YOU GATE 1 for the best tour ever!

Kathryn K. Las Vegas, NV
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, June 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Our main guide, Jim McIntyre, was very friendly, informative and helpful. The individual city guides were also great and really enhanced our understanding of the histories of their city. The hotels were very nice, well located, and the food they served was very good. We were very happy with our Gate 1 experience and we are looking forward to our next one.

Mike R. Springfield, IL
9 Day Classic Ireland, June 2018
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It was a wonderful Ireland trip with a very knowledgable tour guide. Patrick and John did a great job bringing us to places in Ireland which have great historical significance to this country. The two Irish shows were fantastic and very entertaining and at the same time showed how the Irish struggled to come to its status now as a beautiful country. It was a trip worth remembering and keeping in my heart and memory.

Liberata O. Greenbelt, MD
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, June 2018
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We had a wonderful trip in Ireland. Doug was the greatest tour guide anyone could ever have. He was so knowledgeable and witty too. Beautiful country and the people were lovely. Gate 1 was a great choice for us. You kept us informed and connected from the beginning until the end.

Mary P. Sellersburg, IN
10 Day Classic Ireland, May 2018
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My trip to Ireland was life changing, and I wish I were still there! Gate 1 Travel made the trip affordable, worthwhile, and worth recommending and using again.

Sally W. Lehi, UT
9 Day Classic Ireland , May 2018
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Trip was outstanding! The tour guide, Linda was fantastic! She took good care of us and gave us an extremely good history of Ireland. I would recommend this trip to anyone!

William C. Murrells Inlet, SC
10 Day Classic Ireland, April 2018
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Our trip was great. Kudos to our guide, Linda, for a meaningful journey with lots of information about the Irish and Ireland. The bus, hotels, meals and entertainment were top notch. This was one of our best trips ever! We look forward to going on another Gate 1 trip in the future

John M. Huntsville, AL
8 Day Dublin Vacation, April 2018
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I had the greatest time. I loved Ireland and Dublin. I also got to visit relatives I did not know i had in County Louth...My tour of the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway was also very nice. This is the second time I used Gate 1 travel and was very pleased with all of the arrangements.

Raymond D. Pottsville, PA
10 Day Classic Ireland, April 2018
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Simply amazing. Edwina was a great tour guide. John our driver was great as well. We loved Ireland. The hotel, food and intertainment was unbelievable. We are happy travelors.

Laurene G. Wareham, MA
18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru, April 2018
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Our trip to Ireland was magnificent. We had a wonderful time. We couldn’t have been happier. Every day was wonderful. Well worth going on tours with Gate1. Our tour guide, Garrie Troy was very knowledgeable and quite delightful. She was great! We have told all our friends that this is the way to travel; using Gate1. We are extremely pleased and will definitely use you again for future travel. Thank you, Sandra Rosenthal

Sandra R. Statesboro, GA
7 Day Ireland West Coast Fly & Drive, April 2018
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Our trip to Ireland was fantastic! The hotel accommodation was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There were no problems with the airline tickets or rental car reservation. Everything went extremely smooth and we were happy to book with Gate 1.

Colleen T. Minneola, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was so delightful! Gate 1 arranged excellent services and accommodations. Our guide, Francis Carroll, insured a pleasurable trip for all. He was engaging, interesting, and informative. Even when he was feeling a bit ill, he never once slacked in his duties or concern for our group. Francis gave us not only historical information, but shared little known facts and stories that helped put facts into personal perspective. Our driver, Tony, was always pleasant and punctual. He did an excellent job in transporting us throughout Ireland with a sense of calm comfort. I will definitely consider choosing Gate 1 for another trip!

Frances D. Andalusia, AL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was so delightful! Gate 1 arranged excellent services and accommodations. Our guide, Francis Carroll, insured a pleasurable trip for all. He was engaging, interesting, and informative. Even when he was feeling a bit ill, he never once slacked in his duties or concern for our group. Francis gave us not only historical information, but shared little known facts and stories that helped put facts into personal perspective. Our driver, Tony, was always pleasant and punctual. He did an excellent job in transporting us throughout Ireland with a sense of calm comfort. I will definitely consider choosing Gate 1 for another trip!

Frances D. Andalusia, AL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Fabulous! Loved it all. Our Tour Manager, Anne, and bus driver Declan in Ireland were wonderful. Gate 1 took excellent care of us with smooth transitions. We loved the rotating seat assignments on the bus. The meals were good and the tour stops were beautiful, just what we wanted. It was our first trip with Gate 1. We'll do it again.

Ann F. Newport News, VA
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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The trip to Ireland was great. Hotels were wonderful, restaurants top notch, and the guide, Doug, knowledgeable and funny.

Fred N. Elmwood Park, IL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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The trip was fabulous. The locations of the hotels were perfect in Ireland they were in the center of everything. Our tour guide Linda O’Niel was great!!! Had a wonderful trip.

Maureen S. Staten Island, NY
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Our trip was Phenomenal! Our guide was so knowledgeable and fun! We feel so lucky to have gotten her! We made some great friends and saw so much! We will definitely travel with Gate 1 from now on!

Lynda T. Flagstaff, AZ
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, March 2018
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Trip was excellent. The weather cooperated with us after the heavy snow that came into Ireland the weekend before. Our Gate 1 guide, Doug Bryan, was first class. The tour bus driver, Tom, was also excellent. They both took pride in their jobs. All local tour guides were very informative of the history in Ireland. Thanks for a great experience.

Lane W. Lawrenceville, GA
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, March 2018
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It was great! Well organized, well paced, and Lenny was a great guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and was an interesting guide. He also has a good sense of humor. We very much enjoyed our trip. And Hugo was a wonderful bus driver! Everything ran smoothly and on time.

Emily M. Boynton Beach, FL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Had a lovely visit to Ireland!!!! Thank you Gate 1 for ANOTHER amazing trip!!!! Our tour manager, Alacoque was BEYOND FANTASTIC!!!! She was attentive and SO helpful to our entire group!!!!

Janice K. Vero Beach, FL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Our trip to Ireland to say the least was superb! Alacoque, our trip guide, was knowledgeable, conscientious, humorous, and made us feel welcomed at all times while visiting the Emerald Isle. She and Michael (our bus driver) contributed to an unforgettable, very safe and memorable vacation!

Linda W. San Francisco, CA
9 Day Affordable Ireland, February 2018
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We had a great trip! Our tour guide Evelyn was the best. She made our trip enjoyable and did everything she could to make things go smoothly and comfortably. The only part of our trip that was disappointing was not being able to go to Galway because of the snowstorm but that was beyond our control, but overall the trip was great!

Cindy F. Hazlet, NJ
9 Day Affordable Ireland, November 2017
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It was FABULOUS!! I can't say enough about how much fun we had and how great Patrick (our tour guide was) we will definitely be booking another trip.

Kelli H. Palm Bay, FL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, November 2017
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It was just the best ever. I had a wonderful time from start to finish. The guide was amazing as well as the driver I want to spend the rest of my life on vacation. My next trip will be to Peru. I'm waiting for a special deal to come around the corner.

Julia S. Haslett, MI
10 Day Classic Ireland, October 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! Ireland is lovely and we enjoyed every part of it. Accommodations, buses, itinerary, attractions, were all top notch. Our guide Patrick King was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable, helpful, and above all, funny. He added soo much to the flavor and culture of Ireland. Thank you for a great trip. We certainly will travel with Gate 1 again. In fact looking now for future trips.

Edwina S. Alex Bay, NY
9 Day Classic Ireland , October 2017
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My trip was excellent! Kay Leary and Damien (the tour drivers) were excellent. I had a great time -- it was a good group, not too large. All the towns and sites visited were awesome. The hotels were all really nice. I enjoyed the trip immensely and would book another trip on Gate 1.

Lori P. Monmouth Jct, NJ
14 Day Deluxe Ireland, October 2017
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This was our 1st Signature Collection Tour, and it was really great. It was fun staying in old castles with antique items on display and modern indoor facilities. Our tour director, Lenny Cooke, was fantastic with a good sense of humor. He spends time talking and getting to know each one of us. It was nice joining tour with him in-charge of our group.

Susanna M. Alexandria, VA
9 Day Classic Ireland , September 2017
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Great experience!! Ireland is a beautiful country. Our transportation to and from the airport was flawless. The hotels were perfect. The food was great, everywhere we went. The sights were spectacular. The long hours on the bus and the time constraints were the only thing that we would say was a complaint. And it really isn't a complaint because we know without that we would have not seen everything that we did. Our tour guide and bus driver were great. Eric was our guide and he was always helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Ireland! We appreciate everything you did for us to make our once in a lifetime dream come true!!!

Paula C. Oreland, PA
9 Day Classic Ireland , August 2017
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Our trip to Ireland was absolutely wonderful! The landscape, the towns, the people, our guide Doug, our accommodations were all wonderful. Even the weather exceeded our expectations. The farewell show was top notch entertainment and we didn't want it to end. Loved having wifi and USB ports on the coach. Another job well done by Gate 1. We are looking forward to planning our next trip!

Jill H. Dagsboro, DE
9 Day Classic Ireland , August 2017
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Our tour of Ireland was just perfect! Not only did the weather cooperate but we were led by Patrick, perhaps the BEST TOUR GUIDE in the business. This guy is everything one would hope for in a leader of a group tour. He's professional yet down-to-earth, knowledgeable AND hilarious! Everyone knew we were in excellent hands from the moment he introduced himself. And our Coach Driver, Peter, worked miracles to get us to and from our destinations with every measure of safety...and calm. These two men did Gate 1 very proud and deserve every good thing that can be said about them. Three Cheers for jobs very well done! This was our 6th Gate 1 Tour and only confirmed what we already knew...Gate 1 is the smartest - and Best - Tour Company around! Thanks!

James W. Chevy Chase, MD
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2017
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The trip could only be described as 'magical'. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and caring. At no time did I feel uncomfortable. Our driver was skilled and truly made the trip enjoyable with his humor. Ireland is such a beautiful enchanting place, I now understand how stories of fairies, and little people, Pookas and banchees grew up there. Having the support of the Gate 1 crew from our travel agent to all the people involved set the stage for this incredible journey.

Mary L. Upland, CA
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, June 2017
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Wonderful! Everything was perfect. We had a wonderful tour guide named Kay, who was knowledgeable, fun, lively, and she made the trip very interesting. The scenery was beautiful and we loved the cobblestone streets and quaint country towns. Especially, loved the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry, and the Blarney Castle. Having everything arranged for us made the trip carefree and enjoyable.

Pamela S. Murrysville, PA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland , June 2017
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My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Our trip was made more interesting and meaningful by Annie our tour guide who was so knowledgeable about the past and present history of the places we visited, please keep her forever, she is a gem! John, our driver, had the patience of a saint! He was undaunted, drove us expertly through the chaos of dizzying traffic, livestock and chatter of human beings that could drive a sane man into the brink of insanity. Among the most enjoyable highlights of the trip were, the luncheon visit at the farm owned by an Irish family gave us the opportunity to learn "up close and personal" about Irish farm life and the visit to the Atlantic sheepdog farm in Grange (Sligo) where owner, Martin's sheepdog Jack entertained us with what a well-trained border collie (Jack is #3 sheepdog in Ireland) can do to herd and "lord over" his master's sheep when necessary. This visit was such a wonderful and unique experience and should be a "must see" on this itinerary! Then my sister Clarita and I enjoyed visiting Cliff of Moher, Blarney Castle and Blarney Mansion and Gardens (which we missed last year when we visited Southern Ireland) and Galway again. On the way to Northern Ireland brought new awesome and fun discoveries, the W.B. Yeats Poetry reading and dinner, London Derry and its beautiful and historic city, the wonder of the Giant Causeway and the Titanic Museum in Belfast. Thanks Gate 1 for a wonderful and awe inspiring tour! My sister and I enjoyed trip so much we are looking into another one of your tours.

Virginia J. Silver Spring, MD
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland , May 2017
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It was a wonderful trip of a life-time to Ireland. Gary, our travel guide, grew up in the Cork City, Ireland area and she truly loves her country. She was not only fun loving and knowledgeable but she watched over our tour group with great care and anticipated our every need. The Irish people are friendly and helpful to tourists visiting their country. We were impressed by how clean and well manicured the entire country is. The food was very good and the hotels were exceptional. We loved the music and story telling in the pubs and I participated in all of the side trips offered to us which were great fun.

Carol B. Lakewood, CO
10 Day Classic Ireland, April 2017
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We enjoyed the Ireland tour very much. Can't say enough about our guide, Linda . . . She had a great sense of humor, very informative and lots of fun. All her stories were terrific. On the road, TJ kept us safe and comfortable. What a team!!!

Karen B. Las Cruces, NM
9 Day Affordable Ireland, April 2017
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We had a wonderful trip! The tour manager, Eric, did an excellent job of keeping us on the itinerary and providing an interesting commentary as we visited a number of Ireland sites. We felt as though we got excellent value considering the air, hotels, meals, admissions, etc. and were able to see and learn far more than traveling on your own. We will certainly be looking for other trips through Gate 1 travel and we are recommending Gate 1 to our friends.

Susan S. Mechanicsburg, PA
9 Day Affordable Ireland , April 2017
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Our trip was fantastic. We loved the itinerary. It was very well organized. The hotels were PERFECT. Great locations. We especially loved Doug our Tour Coordinator and Sean our Bus Driver. They were incredibly organized, informative, kind, and funny!

Michelle M. Poughkeepsie, NY
6 Day Dublin Value Vacation , March 2017
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The trip was perfect, awesome, amazing, wonderful, adventure-filled, too short, beautiful, exciting, etc. What more can I say? Thanks again for all your help!

Angelique M. Paterson, NJ
9 Day Affordable Ireland , March 2017
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Excellent. Our guide Evelyn was fantastic, the best we've ever had, and our bus driver Colin was an unbelievably good driver and extremely helpful. All the hotels were well located and comfortable. We have already recommended it to friends.

Arthur A. La Quinta, CA
9 Day Affordable Ireland , March 2017
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The trip was a delight. It is obvious a great deal of research and preparation goes in to planning a trip like this, such that the customer experience is enhanced. The selection of hotels, the careful planning of locations to visit, and the amazing people who execute it all are what makes the experience a real joy. Martina, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and passionate about her home country (Ireland) that you felt the true feeling of pride the Irish people have for their homeland and it's history. The drivers you employ are true professionals to be able to navigate the narrow roads and the traffic. My wife and I had a wonderful time, and will recommend Gate 1 to everyone. Thanks so much for a beautiful memory.

Daniel T. Cypress, TX
15 Day Classic Israel with Eilat, March 2017
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The trip was fabulous from beginning to end. Our guide, Gai, was fantastic- a great guide - charming, personable, knowledgeable, and just an all around nice guy! Israel is an extraordinary country, from the people to the food to the history and to the wonderful things going on there now. I can't wait to go back again one day!

Janice J. Somerset, NJ

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