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Ireland

The Wonders of Ireland

October 20th - 28th, 2017
9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS

The luck of the Irish will be at your feet during a nine-day trip through several of Ireland’s beautiful, lush counties.

 

 

Day 1: Depart Chicago on transatlantic flight to Dublin, Ireland.  Dinner will be served enroute.

 

Day 2: 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.

 

Day 3: 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.

 

Day 4: 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. 

 

Day 5: 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.

 

 Day 6:  Tour 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.

  

Day 7: 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 Marina Hotel.

 

Day 8: This 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.

 

Day 9: Transfer to Dublin Airport for return flight to Chicago..  Enjoy lunch enroute.

 

 

Includes:

Roundtrip home limo airport transfers, nonstop air  transportation and 16 meals with breakfast in your hotel each morning.

 

Price:  Per Person
 
Double $2241 Insurance $129
Single  $2541 Insurance $153
       


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