2020 Mystical Ireland – 8 Days/7 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Immerse yourself in the life, work and times of St. Patrick , the iconic patron saint of Ireland.
  • Discover the colorful histories of Belfast, Derry, and Westport on walking tours with local guides.

Trip Highlights:

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

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners  (D)  including a medieval-style banquet in a castle.

Hotels:

  • Hyatt Centric The Liberties | Dublin (1 nights)
  • Hilton Belfast Hotel | Derry (1 night)
  • City Hotel | Westport (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel | Bunratty (1 night)

ITINERARY

2020 MYSTICAL IRELAND – 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 12 MEALS

Day 1: ARRIVAL & DUBLIN CASTLE
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Take a panoramic tour of Dublin, seeing such sights as elegant Georgian townhouses, St. Stephen’s Green and the River Liffey. Visit Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government in Ireland for many centuries. Take a guided tour through the castle and see the State Apartments, used today for official functions and presidential inaugurations. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

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

Day 3: TITANIC BELFAST & WALKING TOUR
Tour central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the ill-fated liner, which was built in the city. In the afternoon, join a local guide for a walking tour of Belfast before spending time on your own
(B)

Day 4: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & DERRY WALK
Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This scenic region is one of the locations for “Game of Thrones.” Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle. Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. 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 & WESTPORT
Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Head to Westport for a walking tour of this historic town with a local guide, and enjoy dinner in your hotel.
(B, D)

Day 6: SHEEP HERDING & WESTPORT HOUSE
Enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick and stop in the beautiful town of Leenane. Head to a local farm to watch skilled dogs herd sheep. View Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. Enjoy a drink before taking a guided tour of Westport House, an 18th-century home complete with its original contents including portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Have dinner in Westport this evening.
(B, D)

Day 7: GALWAY & CLIFFS OF MOHER
Travel to Galway for some free time to explore the city. Head out to see the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. Enjoy an evening at a medieval-style banquet in an authentic Irish castle.
(B, D)

Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN BUNRATTY
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Start End Price
Saturday Mar 7, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Mar 14, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2220
Saturday Mar 28, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 4, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2195
Thursday Apr 2, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Apr 9, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2275
Saturday Apr 4, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 11, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2275
Saturday Apr 11, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Apr 18, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2535
Saturday Apr 25, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 2, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2675
Thursday May 7, 2020 from Dublin Thursday May 14, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2650
Saturday May 9, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 16, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3170
Thursday May 14, 2020 from Dublin Thursday May 21, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2835
Saturday May 16, 2020 from Dublin Saturday May 23, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2835
Saturday May 30, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 6, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3365
Thursday Jun 4, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jun 11, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2870
Saturday Jun 6, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 13, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2900
Thursday Jun 11, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Jun 18, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Jun 20, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jun 27, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Jun 27, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 4, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2935
Saturday Jul 18, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Jul 25, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2935
Saturday Aug 1, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 8, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Saturday Aug 8, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Aug 15, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3420
Thursday Aug 20, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Aug 27, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Aug 29, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 5, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Sep 3, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Sep 10, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3405
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Sep 19, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Sep 17, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Sep 24, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2900
Saturday Sep 26, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 3, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$3250
Thursday Oct 1, 2020 from Dublin Thursday Oct 8, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2585
Saturday Oct 10, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 17, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2315
Saturday Oct 17, 2020 from Dublin Saturday Oct 24, 2020 to Shannon 8 Days C$2835