Escorted Package Includes
- 7 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Dublin or Dublin Area
- 1 night Galway
- 1 night Derry
- 2 nights Belfast
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
A deposit of $599 is payable on booking, balance is due 60 days before departure.
BOOK BY 16MAR21 for Eds genuine special discount of $250 off per person (on top of the discounted price shown), Book this week and I will apply a $500 discount per couple. Bookings must be made with deposit paid before 5pm 16MAR21. Go West Travel ref DLNE330.
A walking tour in the bohemian city of Galway reveals brightly painted pubs, cafes and galleries, the highlights in Dublin include Phoenix Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College and see the picture-perfect Donegal Castle, the preserved medieval city walls in Derry and admire spectacular Giant’s Causeway. The tour also visits the Titanic Museum constructed in the dockyard where the ship was built (in Belfast)
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2022 departure dates and prices (click to open)
|Start Date||Book By 16MAR21||Book After 16MAR21||Save up to|
|Friday, Feb 18||$ 1449||$ 1839||21%|
|Friday, Mar 4||$ 1499||$ 1909||21%|
|Friday, Mar 18||$ 1499||$ 1909||21%|
|Friday, Apr 01||$ 1499||$ 1919||22%|
THIS TOUR STARTS IN DUBLIN ON FRIDAYs
DAY 1, Friday – Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. Balance of the day is at leisure to relax, or explore this friendly city on your own. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Tonight, a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager at approximately 5 PM, followed by an orientation meeting on the upcoming journey.
DAY 2, Saturday – Dublin City Tour
The exploration of Dublin, immortalized by James Joyce, begins with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells and St. Stephen’s Green, a Victorian public park. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, dedicated to Ireland’s patron saint. The afternoon is at leisure, to visit Oscar Wilde’s childhood home or, perhaps visit the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s leading attractions
DAY 3, Sunday – Sheepdog Demonstration, Galway Walking Tour
Today, depart Dublin and travel westward into the countryside to Rathbaun Farm, a working sheep farm to watch a sheep herding demonstration. Later, arrive in Galway, the home of the famous Claddagh ring. Embark on a walking tour of the city, including the Spanish Arch, located on the banks of river Corrib, believed to be an extension of Galway’s medieval city walls, and Eyre Square. Stroll along the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter and soak up the medieval atmosphere. Afterward, spend free time on your own exploring this bohemian city
DAY 4, Monday – Donegal Castle
Drive through the rugged verdant green countryside to Derry with its rich history and compelling glimpses of Northern Ireland’s past and present. On to County Donegal, a land of unspoiled splendor. In the centre of town, visit Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by the O’Donnell chieftain. This picture-perfect royal castle, is regarded as one of the finest Gaelic castles in Ireland. Next, continue to Derry for dinner and overnight
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5, Tuesday – Derry Walking Tour, Giant’s Causeway
Begin the day with a morning walking tour of the artistic cultural hub of Derry. View St. Columb’s Cathedral, the oldest surviving building in Derry, dating back to 1633, the neo-Gothic Guildhall with its beautiful stained glass windows and the well-preserved medieval city walls with its four original gates that completely encircle the old city center, protecting Derry throughout centuries from foreign invaders. Afterward, drive along winding roads to the spectacular Giant’s Causeway. It’s the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland, where unusual hexagonal columns formed by 60 million years of volcanic activity stretch into the sea. Marvel at this natural phenomenon! Continue to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture and European-style cafes
DAY 6, Wednesday – Explore Belfast, Titanic Museum
Today’s exploration of Belfast starts at the towering dome of the Edwardian City Hall, followed by the university district. Stop in a neighborhood in West Belfast, where buildings are still scarred from “The Troubles” which ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Visit the gleaming Titanic Belfast Museum constructed in the actual dockyard where the doomed ship was built; its multimedia presentation follows the history of Belfast and the creation of the world’s most famous ocean liner. Exhibits include a high-tech ride through a recreation of the city’s shipyards. View details of the Titanic’s construction, replicas of the passenger accommodations and old film footage of the actual ship. The rest of the day is yours to discover Belfast on your own, or join the optional Hillsborough Castle with Afternoon Tea. Tour this splendid castle built in the 1770s. Visit the elegant State Rooms, Drawing Room, Lady Grey’s Study, and the regal Throne Room. Afterward, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea
Optional: Hillsborough Castle with Afternoon Tea
DAY 7, Thursday – Return to Dublin
This morning, depart Belfast and return to the Dublin area. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy an elegant Farewell Dinner at your castle hotel
Overnight: Dublin Area
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8, Friday – Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Accomodation used is First Class (4 Star) or Tourist Class (3 star) for all cities visited.
Cardiff Lane, Dublin
This four star hotel is ideally located in the Dublin Docklands.
Jurys Inn Galway,
this three star hotel is centrally located in Galway.
Maldron Hotel Derry,
This four star hotel is centrally located within the historic city walls of Derry.
Maldron Belfast City,
This four star hotel is located in the heart of Belfast.
This first class hotel is located in Kingscourt, on 100 acres of parkland and gardens.
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