Evening departure with an overnight flight to Dublin.
Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, a tour escort will meet the group and take them to their motor coach for transfer to the hotel. After check in the group will have time to unpack and have refreshments before starting a guided walking tour of Dublin. When the tour is completed the group will have free time to explore and shop before dinner. The group will dine at a local Irish restaurant.
Day 3: Adventure Begins
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will start their guided Dublin city tour, via motor coach. among the sights to be seen are, Dublin Castle, Trinity College (Ireland’s oldest university), the Custom House, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the General Post office, Christ Church Cathedral and the Dublin Writers Museum. The tour will end on Grafton Street and have time for a bit of shopping or to explore. After some free time we will have dinner at one of the many local restaurants. After dinner we will return to the hotel for the evening.
After breakfast and check out, we will board the bus and start our tour of the Emerald Isle. Our first destination will be the northern county of Derry. As we travel along the coast of the Irish Sea we will make a stop at Giants Causeway, a geological marvel, sometimes referred to as the “eight wonder of the world”. We will continue onward to Derry. Once there we will pay a visit to the Tower Museum or the Ulster American Folk Park, which highlights the links between the Irish and America. After our tour we will have dinner in a local restaurant and the group will overnight in Derry, with a late check in.
After breakfast the group will check out and board the bus. Our next destination is Knock, in county Mayo. En route we will pay a visit to Donegal Castle and Priory, and spend some time in Sligo, where we will pay a visit to the Yeates Memorial Building and Drumcliff churchyard. Afterward we will have time to explore this quaint town. We will continue on to Knock where the group will have dinner and overnight.
After breakfast and check out, we will be on our way to Ennis. We will drive along the coast and through the scenic countryside of Connemara, next we will stop in the town of Galway and pay a visit to the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Eyre Square. After some free time we will continue our drive along the sea and through the county of Clare. We will make a stop at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, from there we will continue on to Ennis, where we will have dinner and stay overnight in a local hotel.
After breakfast the group will check out and board the bus for our next destination, Tralee. We will drive the panoramic Ring of Kerry, which boast some of the most idyllic and picturesque landscapes in Ireland. From there we'll make our way to Killarny, where we will have some free to explore. After a short visit we will continue on to Tralee, where we will have dinner and overnight with a late check in.
After breakfast and check out, we will board the bus and start our journey to Cork. We will visit Blarney Castle and “kiss” the Blarney Stone, in hope that it will enhance our conversation for the remainder of our trip. We will continue our drive to Cork, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast and check out, we will start the last leg of our journey bound for Dublin. On the way we will make a stop in Waterford, where some of the worlds finest crystal is produced. We will make another stop at Enniscorty, the sight of the last battle with the British during the Great Rebellion. We will return to Dublin and have our farewell dinner and overnight, with a late check in.
After breakfast, the group will check out and board the bus for the transfer to the airport for their departure home.