Day 01, Sunday: U.S.
to Ireland. Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served
on board.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.
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
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
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
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. Overnight in
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
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
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.