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Ireland: Land of Shamrocks

9 Days featuring: Galway, Killarney, Kerry, Waterford, Dublin

Included Features

Round trip air transportation
English speaking tour director throughout
Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms with private bath
Breakfast and dinner daily
All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe motor coach
Entrance fees for included features
Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour escort and driver
Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier
Special dinner at a local restaurant

Not included:
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
Items of a person nature such as passport fees
Tips to tour escort and driver
Beverages with dinner
Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the itinerary
Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and September 11th Security Fee
Travel insurance
Visas, etc.

Donkey Day 1 / DEPART
Depart USA.

Day 2 / IRELAND / GALWAY
After arriving in Ireland, proceed through the countryside en route to Galway.

Day 3 / GALWAY
Today, enjoy sightseeing in Galway, which is situated on the northern shore and near the head of Galway Bay. Explore the city with its quaint winding streets, broad quays and medieval houses. Continue through scenic Connemara, home of the famous ponies. Visit craft stores which are popular in this region and the Royal Tara China Factory. Your journey will also include a stop at the Shrine of Knock.

Day 4 / GALWAY / KILLARNEY
This morning, drive south through Limerick on your way to Killarney. Enjoy a horse-drawn cart ride around the lakes of Killarney. A visit to the Muckross House folk museum is also on today's agenda.

Day 5 / KILLARNEY / RING OF KERRY
A full day of touring awaits you as you start off on this popular scenic drive, The Ring of Kerry. Travel through some of Ireland's highest mountains, the MacGillycuddy Reeks, and view the wild and scenic Atlantic coastline. Drive through the charming villages of Cahirciveen and Derrynane. Finally, head back to Killarney through a mountain pass known as Moll's Gap.

Day 6 / KILLARNEY / WATERFORD
This morning, you will head east to Blarney Castle to kiss the "Blarney Stone," which will bless you with "the gift of eloquence." Shop here at the Woolen Mill for many traditional Irish products. Travel through Cork on to Cobh. At the Heritage Center, you can trace the history of emigration from Ireland to the United States.

Day 7 / WATERFORD / DUBLIN
Visit the Waterford Crystal Factory to see the cutting and polishing of this world famous product. Of course, there will be a shopping opportunity before you head north to Kilkenny. Visit the Castle which dates back to the 13th century. Continue through County Kildare before arriving in Dublin.

Day 8 / DUBLIN
This morning, enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Dublin, a great literary city. It has given the world many famous writers including 3 Noble Prize winners. Visit the 400 year old Trinity College, the Alma Mater to many of the great Irish writers and poets. See the book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript of the Gospels dating from the 8th century. At Dublin Castle, you will visit the State Apartments and the Chapel. This afternoon is free to finish your shopping or perhaps do more sightseeing. This evening, you will have a very special farewell dinner at the Abbey Tavern, where you will enjoy traditional Irish music and singing.

Day 9 / DUBLIN / USA
Late morning departure for Dublin Airport. Bid goodbye to the land of Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Legends. As you start your journey home, you will bring with you happy memories of this beautiful land and its wonderful people.

WELCOME HOME!

 

Prices available upon request

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Special Notes:

1. All prices are per person double occupancy and are based upon rates currently in effect and are subject to change without notice.
2. Changes in the tour may by made without notice as necessitated by operational considerations.
3. The right is reserved to cancel any departure for lack of sufficient participation.
4. No refunds will be made on any unused portion of your tour.
5. All prices are based on a minimum of 30 passengers travelling together.
6. Deviations from the group itinerary will be assessed an administrative service charge in addition to any specific cost incurred by such deviation.
7. Please contact Garlin Travel for details about our Tour Protection Plan.

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