Celtic Delight -Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour of Ireland

Highlights

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Itinerary

Kilkenny Town, IrelandDay 01, Sunday: U.S. to Ireland. Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served on board.

Day 02, Monday: Dublin. Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Having cleared Irish customs we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Transfers from Dublin Airport to our hotel are available at approximately 7:30 am and 10:30 am. All passengers: early afternoon departure for a panoramic tour of Dublin which shows us statue filled O'Connell St., elegant Georgian Houses and Trinity College

where we view the priceless 8th century manuscript of the Book of Kells. This evening enjoy an Irish Cabaret show and dinner at the Merry Ploughboy. Overnight in Dublin.Killarney Lakes, Killarney, Ireland

DAY 3, Tuesday Dublin - Kilkenny - Cobh - Cork. Morning departure from Dublin. We travel south to historic Kilkenny for a visit to Kilkenny Castle. Enjoy some free time to browse in this quaint town before we continue south to County Cork and visit to Cobh Heritage Center , which documents the history of Irish emigration and the story of the ill-fated superliners—the Lusitania and the Belfast-built Titanic. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic, before she crossed the Atlantic. Dinner and overnight in Cork. Rochestown Park Hotel.

Day 04, Wednesday: Cork - Blarney - Killarney. Leaving our Cork Hotel, we travel to Blarney for an optional visit to Blarney Castle where we have a optional chance to kiss the famed Blarney Stone, said to bestow eloquence on all who dare. Optional shopping for tweeds, knitwear, crystal and china at Blarney Woollen Mills. We travel over the scenic Cork and Kerry Mountains to Kenmare and the Lakes of Killarney before descending to Killarney town for dinner and overnight. Optional pub entertainment in Killarney tonight. - Killarney Towers.

Day 05, Thursday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula. Enjoy the scenic beauty for which this region is renowned and made famous by such movies as “Ryan's Daughter” and “Far & Away.” See the long, sandy stretches of Inch Strand and admire views across the bay to the Iveragh Peninsula. See beehive huts where early Christian monks lived and visit Gallarus Oratory, dating from the 8th century. Stop for some free time in Dingle and drive up the Conor Pass for panoramic views before returning to Killarney. Enjoy dinner at our hotel tonight. Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle, IrelandOvernight in Killarney.

Day 06, Friday: Killarney - Foynes - Limerick. After breakfast, we depart Killarney and travel via Tralee and Listowel, home to the late playwrite and storyteller John B. Keane. Continue on to Tarbert and travel along the Shannon River to Foynes, a small seaport on the Shannon River. Foynes gained prominence as the transatlantic stop for the first seaplane service between the U.S. and Europe. Our visit includes a tour of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum and the Boeing 314 “Yankee Clipper.” Irish coffee was first introduced here in 1942 by the restaurant Chef Joe Sheridan. From Foynes, we travel to nearby Limerick for overnight. Tonight enjoy a Medieval Castle Banquet. Radisson Blu Hotel.

Day 07, Saturday: Limerick - U.S.. Morning transfer to Shannon Airport. Ample time allowed for check-in and duty free shopping before boarding your flight home. Arrive home in the U.S. the same day.

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Free group transfers are offered from Dublin at 7:30 am and 10:30 at the beginning of the tour, and the tour ends at Shannon Airport in the early morning for all passengers. Passengers that book air on their own may avail of these free transfers provided they inform us of their flight information 35 days prior to departure and they are available 30 minutes prior to airport departure.

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