2019 Mystical Ireland – 8 Days/7 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Discover the colorful histories of Belfast, Derry, Westport, and Waterford on walking tours with local guides.

Trip Highlights:

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

Dining Experiences:

  • Five dinners including a festive medieval castle banquet

Hotels:

  • CityNorth Hotel, outside Dublin (1 nights)
  • Hilton Belfast Hotel, Belfast (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry (1 night)
  • Hotel Westport, Westport (2 nights)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (1 night)

ITINERARY

2019 MYSTICAL IRELAND

Day 1: ARRIVAL & DUBLIN CASTLE
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your hotel near Dublin airport. Set out on a tour of 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, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. 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 marked by a huge boulder. Immerse yourself in his work, life and times in the nearby St. Patrick Centre. Next, explore the Crumlin Road Gaol to see what prison life was like through the ages and discover the dark secrets that lies within. Head to central Belfast with time to relax before dinner at your hotel.
(B, D)

Day 3: TITANIC BELFAST & WALKING TOUR
Take a panoramic tour around 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 this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. 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 Glens of Antrim, for lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. This scenic region is the location for “Game of Thrones.” 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, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. Tour Donegal Castle, built by the O’Donnell Chieftain in the15th century. Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Head to Westport for a gentle walking tour of this historic town.
(B, D)

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

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 the evening feasting at a medieval-style banquet in a 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 9, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 16, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2175
Saturday Mar 23, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Mar 30, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2175
Saturday Mar 30, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 6, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2175
Thursday Apr 4, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 11, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2255
Saturday Apr 6, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 13, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2255
Thursday Apr 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 18, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2745
Saturday Apr 13, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 20, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2515
Thursday Apr 18, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Apr 25, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2515
Saturday Apr 20, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Apr 27, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2635
Thursday Apr 25, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 2, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2635
Saturday Apr 27, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 4, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2635
Thursday May 9, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 16, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3125
Saturday May 11, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 18, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2785
Thursday May 16, 2019 from Dublin Thursday May 23, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2785
Saturday May 18, 2019 from Dublin Saturday May 25, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2785
Saturday May 25, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 1, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2785
Thursday May 30, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 6, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Saturday Jun 1, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 8, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Saturday Jun 8, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 15, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3345
Thursday Jun 13, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jun 20, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Saturday Jun 15, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 22, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jun 29, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Jun 27, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 4, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Saturday Jun 29, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 6, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Thursday Jul 11, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Jul 18, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Saturday Jul 20, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Jul 27, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Jul 25, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 1, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2925
Saturday Aug 3, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 10, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3375
Thursday Aug 8, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 15, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Saturday Aug 10, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 17, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Aug 15, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 22, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Thursday Aug 22, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Aug 29, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Saturday Aug 24, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 31, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Aug 29, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 5, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Saturday Aug 31, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 7, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Sep 5, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 12, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Saturday Sep 14, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 21, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2885
Thursday Sep 19, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Sep 26, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2855
Saturday Sep 21, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Sep 28, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2785
Saturday Sep 28, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Oct 5, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$2595
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 from Dublin Thursday Oct 10, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days C$3085