Heart of Ireland

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From Date: 2017-10-28

To Date: 2017-11-04

Departure: U.S.

Destination: Ireland


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What's Included

Day 1, Sat.: U.S. to Ireland. Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner will be served shortly after take-off.

Day 2, Sun.: Dublin - Galway. Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Depart Dublin and travel the short journey to Galway, where we check into our hotel. Free time to rest. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City. Dinner and overnight in Galway.

Day 3, Mon.: Galway - Connemara - Galway. Today we enjoy a scenic tour of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay to Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a photo opportunity. We continue via scenic country side; keep an eye out for sheep en-route to Moycullen. We stop to visit the Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway. Our evening is free to enjoy Galway this evening, with dinner on your own. Overnight in Galway.

Day 4, Tues.: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney. Morning departure from Galway. We travel south to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 5, Wed.: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula. A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where we enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Overnight in Killarney.

Day 6, Thur.: Killarney - Cashel - Dublin. Leaving Killarney we travel over the mountains to Blarney, where we pause for a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills. Here you have time to enjoy an optional visit to Blarney Castle, and perhaps kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel via Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin, where the evening is free to dine on your own tonight. Overnight at our castle hotel tonight in Killiney, Co. Dublin**.

Day 7, Fri.: Dublin. Coming into the capital city this morning for sightseeing. We visit the Guinness Storehouse, enjoying panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar, followed by Trinity College and the 8th century Book of Kells. Sometime free then to enjoy the capital city independently. Dublin has plenty of shops, cafes, museums and more for you to enjoy. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner at our castle hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin.

Day 8, Sat.: Dublin - U.S. Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Flights to the U.S. arrive home the same day. **Castle hotel is situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney, overlooking Dublin Bay.