Ireland Trip – Irish Spirit Tour
Pack your bags and join us for an unforgettable trip to the Emerald Isle on the ‘Irish Spirit’ tour to beautiful Ireland
8 Day/7-Night Irish Spirit Tour
Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 10, 2020
$3,939.00 per person based on double occupancy*
includes: round trip transfers from Lancaster to airport; round trip airfare USA to Dublin, Ireland; hotels for 7 nights; and meals – 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
Click here to download the reservation form.
- Friday, October 2: Flight from USA to Dublin, Ireland
- Saturday, October 3: Dublin Tour & GPO Museum
Tour begins at 2:00 p.m. at your Dublin hotel. Meet your guide and set off on a tour of central Dublin. Highlights include the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, and a drive long the wide O’Connell Street. Visit the GPO Museum and enjoy a welcome drink before dining independently at one of Dublin’s many restaurants or pubs.
- Sunday, October 4: Kilkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal
Enjoy the Irish countryside as you head to the city of Kilkenny to visit Kilkenny Castle, which was the principal residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. Immerse yourself in its rich history through its collection of portraits and artifacts. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces by skilled glass blowers and cutters during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide to learn about the region’s history.
- Monday, October 5: Jameson® Experience & Blarney Castle
Head out to County Cork to Midleton for a tour of the Jameson® Experience, a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey complete with a sample at the end. Next up, treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Then visit the famous Blarney Castle with a climb to the top to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Head to Killarney, a small town that’s big on glorious scenery. After dinner, you may want to explore the town on your own, perhaps sampling a lively pub or two.
- Tuesday, October 6: Ring of Kerry & Irish Night
Start your day with a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Mountains. Then set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry. Cross over to Valentia Island and learn about the island of Skellig Michael, home of early Christian monks and where scenes from the film “Star Wars VII” were filmed. Stop in the charming village of Sneem and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. In the evening, head out for an Irish night of dinner and a traditional show.
- Wednesday, October 7: Cliffs of Moher & The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Relax as you travel through the Burren and on to Cong where your hotel sits within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle. Take time to relax before dinner in the Lodge. You may choose to explore the beautiful gardens and grounds, or the castle itself, which is open to guests as long as there are no special events taking place.
- Thursday, October 8: “The Quiet Man” & Connemara
In Cong take a walking tour with a local guide to see locations for “The Quiet Man”, the classic film made in the village in 1952 and starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Dine on a casual lunch at Eddie’s of Clonbur, a traditional pub. Explore scenic Connemara and the crossroads known as the Maam Cross. Return to the Lodge at Ashford so that you may enjoy the many facilities it has to offer.
- Friday, October 9: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Dublin’s Abbey Tavern
Head to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Continue your journey to Dublin and enjoy the fishing village of Howth on the north side of the city. Finish up your tour at the popular Abbey Tavern with a hearty dinner and a lively show of traditional music, songs and step-dancing.
- Saturday, October 10: Flight from Dublin, Ireland to USA
Your tour ends after breakfast. Flight from Dublin, Ireland to USA.
*Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $880.00. Prices are subject to change once the airfare is available. Itinerary is subject to change by the vendor. A valid passport is required. A $250 non-refundable deposit per person is due at time of Registration. Final Balance is due by June 1, 2020.
Click here to download the reservation form.