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“BEST OF IRELAND TOUR”

FEATURING IRELAND FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH
DUBLIN TO BELFAST
AND ALL THE IN BETWEEN
PLUS, STAY ONE NIGHT AT A CASTLE


Obviously, we can’t list everything you will see and do, but here is a quick list of some of the things you’ve
got to look forward to.  Continue on to our day-by-day intineary which follows for more detailed information.

•        Overnight at a Castle                •        Tour of Dublin & Belfast        •        Glorious Dingle Peninsula
      Giant’s Causeway                •        Ferry ride across River Shannon        
•        Kylemore Benedictine Abbey and more                 

       
•        Walking tour of Cork, Galway and Deery
•        Sheepdog trails on Ring of Kerry
•        Horse drawn jaunting car in Killarney
•        J. B Keane’s Pub for tea and scones
•        Farmhouse visit for tea and scones
•        Visits and admission to all listed below:
•        Kilmainham Gaol; Russborough House; House of Waterford Crystal;
•        Kiss the Blarney Stone; Blarney Woolen Mill: Blasket Centre; Cliffs of Moher;
•        Kylemore Abbey; Museum of County Life; Belleek Pottery Factory;
•        Giant’s Causeway; Titanic Belfast; Boyne Valley Visitors Center;
•        Newgrange or Knowth Tomb and more

All of this and more plus many meals are included in your low tour price!

JUNE 21 – JULY 3, 2018  ( 13 Days – 12 Nights)

Day 1        Our tour begins leaving for the Nashville airport in time to catch our overnight flight to Dublin,
Ireland.

Day 2: DUBLIN TOUR & KILMAINHAM   Our tour begins with our arrival in Dublin and being transported to
our Dublin hotel.  We will meet our guide and begin our tour at 2 p.m.. We set out on a tour of Dublin’s
highlights to view Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the General Post Office. Visit Kilmainham
Gaol where many of Ireland’s leaders, including Robert Emmett, Eamon DeValera and Padraig Pearse,
were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently

Day 3: RUSSBOROUGH HOUSE & TAYLOR’S THREE ROCK PUB  Take in the delightful scenery of the
Wicklow Mountains as we head to Blessington for a guided tour of stately Russborough House, a
Palladian mansion filled with interesting treasures of art and photography.. In the evening, head to Taylor’s
Three Rock Pub for dinner with traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
(B, D) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 4: FARMHOUSE VISIT & HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL Today we travel through Kildare to
visit a traditional farmhouse and learn about country living while enjoying tea and scones. Drive south to
Waterford to tour the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch experienced craftspeople through the various
stages of production, from glass blowing and cutting to the final polishing of pieces to make them sparkle.
Continue along the south coast to Cork for dinner and overnight stay.  (B, & D)

Day 5: BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY  We start our day with a local guide on a brief walking tour of
Cork and the English Market. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence”. Treat yourself
to quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Enjoy the scenery in Counties Cork and Kerry as we
head to the colorful town of Kenmare. Stop at Moll’s Gap for great views of part of the Ring of Kerry and
watch trained dogs herding sheep.  (B, D)

DAY 6   JAUNTING CAR RIDE AND DINGLE PENINSULA Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride
to Ross Castle to view Lough Leane, largest of Killarney’s lakes. You saw John Wayne riding a jaunting
car in the movie “Quiet Man”. Travel on to discover the beauties of the scenic Dingle Peninsula and
experience views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. There will be
frequent stops at strategic locations to admire the views and take photos. Enjoy an early dinner in the
charming town of Dingle before returning to Killarney.  (B, D)
   

Day7: CLIFFS OF MOHER & GALWAY Sample tea and scones in a pub in Listowel, associated with the
writer, J. B. Keane. Embark on a ferry ride across River Shannon Estuary and drive along the coast of
County Clare. View the famous Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that soars 700 feet above the
Atlantic Ocean. Walk to O’Brien’s Tower for views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. Join a local guide
for a walking tour of Galway.(B, D)

Day 8: "THE QUIET MAN" & CONNEMARA  Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cong where “The Quiet Man”
movie was made in 1952. Travel through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and
shimmering lakes. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through the elegant mansion, set beside a tranquil
lake. Enjoy a casual lunch before returning to Galway, where the rest of the day is free for independent
sightseeing and dining  (B, L)

Day 9: BALLINTUBBER ABBEY & BELLEEK POTTERY    Travel north to Claremorris to visit Ballintubber
Abbey, known as "the Abbey that refused to die." The abbey has the unique status of being Ireland's only
royal Abbey, which has been in continuous use for more than 780 years. At  Belleek Pottery, watch
craftspeople shape and decorate clay into delicate pieces. Follow the Atlantic shoreline of Donegal Bay to
the town of Donegal for some free time. Continue your drive through the majestic
Barnesmore Gap to Derry.  (B, D)

Day 10: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & DERRY WALK  Today we visit the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for
tea with scones and a turf-cutting demonstration. Explore the Giant’s Causeway, huge hexagonal basalt
columns formed over 60 million years ago. The oversized rocks have given rise to many legends. Back in
Derry, join a local guide for a short walk around the medieval city walls that completely encircle the old city
center. Complete your tour at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant where you will enjoy dinner with your
fellow travelers. (B, D)

Day 11: TITANIC BELFAST & CABRA CASTLE  STAY  Today we head to Belfast for a panoramic city tour
followed by a visit to Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays.
Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760. Arrive mid-afternoon so that you can enjoy this
lovely property. After dinner in the Court Restaurant, enjoy a display of Irish step-dancing  (B, D)

        
Day 12: MEGALITHIC TOMBS & HISTORIC DROGHEDA WALK Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to
learn about the 5,000-year-old burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth and walk through one of them. See
how primitive people managed to align huge boulders precisely. Continue to the historic town of Drogheda
for a leisurely stroll. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with live music at Wm Cairnes Gastropub. (B, D)

Day 12: TOUR ENDS IN DROGHEDA Ourr tour ends after breakfast. Drogheda is 30 miles north of Dublin
Airport. We will board our return flight back to the USA .(B) -


Remember, A Valid Passport Is Required For This Tour. Valid until January 2019.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:  
Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation—
Services of Professional Guides … Reid and Debbie Will Be Hosting This Tour-
13 Days/12  Nights First Class Hotel Rooms with Baggage Handling –
Round Trip AirTo And From Nashville & Dublin
Admissions shown in the Brochure , &
22 Delicious Meals – ( 14 Breakfasts - 2 Lunches – 6 Dinners )  Including Tax & Tips

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