2018 MYSTICAL IRELAND 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Trip Highlights:

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Down Cathedral
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Westport House

Dining Experiences:

  • 5 dinners and 1 lunch including a festive medieval castle banquet.

Hotels:

  • City North Hotel
    Dublin (1 night)
  • Hilton Belfast Hotel
    Belfast (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry
    Derry (1 night)
  • Hotel Westport
    Westport (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel
    Bunratty (1 night)

Tours Include:

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

Day 1: DUBLIN ARRIVAL & DUBLIN CASTLE
Tour begins 2:00 PM at Dublin hotel. Tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses, pass St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College, and cross the River Liffey to drive along O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through Dublin Castle. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and before dinner.
(D)

Day 2: ST. PATRICK’S GRAVE & CRUMLIN ROAD GAOL
Visit Down Cathedral with St Patrick’s historical burial site. Immerse yourself in his work, life and times in the nearby St Patrick Centre. Explore the Crumlin Road Gaol to see what prison life was like. Head to central Belfast with time to relax before dinner at your hotel.
(B, D)

Day 3: TITANIC BELFAST & WALKING TOUR
Tour around central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, City Hall, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast, and join a local guide for a walking tour of Belfast before free time to explore.
(B)

Day 4: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & DERRY WALK
Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle, and in Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls that encircle the compact old city.
(B, D)

Day 5: DONEGAL CASTLE & WESTPORT
Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal. Tour Donegal Castle, built by the O’Donnell chieftain in the 15th century. Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Head to Westport for a gentle walking tour.
(B, D)

Day 6: SHEEP HERDING & WESTPORT HOUSE
Enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of Croaghpatrick as you head to a local farm to watch skilled dogs herding sheep. View Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. After a light lunch take a guided tour of Westport House, a stately mansion which overlooks the ocean and contains interesting portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy free time in Westport.
(B, L)

Day 7: BALLINTUBBER ABBEY & CLIFFS OF MOHER
Visit Ballintubber Abbey, known as "the Abbey that refused to die," Ireland's only royal Abbey, which has been in continuous use for more than 780 years. Travel to Galway for free time to explore. Head to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an evening at Knappogue Castle with a medieval-style banquet.
(B, D)

Day 8: TOUR ENDS AT BUNRATTY
Your program ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

8 days Dublin to Shannon
Start
Dublin
End
Shannon
Price (Land Only)
Twin Sharing
Sat Mar 10, 2018 Sat Mar 17, 2018 C$1918
Sat Mar 17, 2018 Sat Mar 24, 2018 C$1918
Sat Mar 24, 2018 Sat Mar 31, 2018 C$1944
Sat Mar 31, 2018 Sat Apr 07 2018 C$1963
Sat Apr 07 2018 Sat Apr 14, 2018 C$1963
Sat Apr 14, 2018 Sat Apr 21, 2018 C$1963
Sat Apr 21, 2018 Sat Apr 28, 2018 C$1963
Sat May 05 2018 Sat May 12, 2018 C$2321
Sat May 12, 2018 Sat May 19, 2018 C$2321
Thu May 17, 2018 Thu May 24, 2018 C$2321
Sat May 19, 2018 Sat May 26, 2018 C$2321
Thu May 31, 2018 Thu Jun 07 2018 C$2425
Sat Jun 02 2018 Sat Jun 09 2018 C$2425
Sat Jun 09 2018 Sat Jun 16, 2018 C$2425
Sat Jun 16, 2018 Sat Jun 23, 2018 C$2425
Thu Jun 28, 2018 Thu Jul 05 2018 C$2425
Sat Jul 07 2018 Sat Jul 14, 2018 C$2444
Thu Jul 12, 2018 Thu Jul 19, 2018 C$2444
Sat Jul 14, 2018 Sat Jul 21, 2018 C$2444
Thu Jul 26, 2018 Thu Aug 02 2018 C$2444
Sat Aug 04 2018 Sat Aug 11, 2018 C$2444
Sat Aug 11, 2018 Sat Aug 18, 2018 C$2444
Sat Aug 18, 2018 Sat Aug 25, 2018 C$2444
Sat Aug 25, 2018 Sat Sep 01 2018 C$2444
Sat Sep 01 2018 Sat Sep 08 2018 C$2425
Thu Sep 06 2018 Thu Sep 13, 2018 C$2425
Sat Sep 08 2018 Sat Sep 15, 2018 C$2425
Sat Sep 15, 2018 Sat Sep 22, 2018 C$2425
Thu Sep 20, 2018 Thu Sep 27, 2018 C$2425
Sat Sep 29, 2018 Sat Oct 06 2018 C$2217
Sat Oct 06 2018 Sat Oct 13, 2018 C$2002
Sat Oct 13, 2018 Sat Oct 20, 2018 C$2002