The luck of the Irish will be at your feet during a
nine-day trip through several of Ireland’s beautiful, lush counties.
Depart Chicago on transatlantic flight
to Dublin, Ireland. Dinner will be served enroute.
After breakfast, arrive in Dublin for a panoramic tour of Dublin
City, the colorful doors of Grafton Street and it’s quality shops.
Visit Trinity College, which houses the 9th century “Book of Kells.”
Overnight at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.
Depart Dublin for Galway via the midlands of Ireland. Visit
Kilbeggan Distillery to discover how Irish whiskey was made in the
1750’s. Visit Clonmacnoise, a 6th century Christian site with 7
churches, ruins and grave slabs. Savour a delicious dinner at
Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay. Overnight at the
Connacht Hotel Galway.
Embark on a full day tour to Connemara where Gaelic is still spoken.
Visit Dan O’Hara’s Homestead and enjoy tea and cake. Learn of sheep
herding, soda break making and more. Visit Kylemore Abbey and
Victorian Walled Gardens.
Travel through the Burren Region. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of
Ireland’s most spectacular sights. Take the Shannon Car Ferry across
the to Killarney. Overnight at Killarney Oaks Hotel.
the Ring of Kerry, the most famous and panoramic route in Ireland.
Marvel at the panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula. Enjoy a
jaunting car ride in Killarney National Park.
Depart for Killarney in Co. Cork to visit the Blarney Castle and
find the truth behind the legend. Leisure time for shopping at
Blarney Wooleen Mills and the balance of the afternoon at leisure in
Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. Overnight at the Waterford
morning visit Waterford Crystal Visitor Center and factory. Continue
through Wicklow, home to Powerscourt. Visit the Glendalough
Monastic Site. Enjoy a farewell dinner and entertainment. Overnight at the Mespil Hotel Dublin.
Transfer to Dublin Airport for return flight to Chicago.. Enjoy
Roundtrip home limo airport transfers, nonstop air
transportation and 16 meals with breakfast in your hotel each