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|Day 01, Friday: USA to Ireland|
Depart USA for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner and cocktails are
served on board.
Day 02, Saturday: Dublin
arrival at Dublin Airport. Having cleared Irish customs we are greeted by our
Celtic Tours driver/guide. Transfers from Dublin Airport are at 8:15 am and
11:15 am to our Dublin hotel. Your afternoon is free to explore Dublin on your
own. Dublin offers many fine dining options, the theatre and night-life to
enjoy. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 03, Sunday: Dublin - Waterford -
Early morning departure from our hotel, we travel south via
County Kildare to Kilkenny Town where we pause to visit Kilkenny Castle,
ancestral home of the Butler Clan. We continue on to the nearby Crystal City of
Waterford to visit the famed Crystal Factory. Our tour continues south to Cork
City for dinner and overnight.
Day 04, Monday: Cork - Cobh -
Blarney - Killarney
Morning 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. We continue on to
Blarney for an optional visit to Blarney Castle where we have a 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 Killarney for dinner and
overnight. Tonight we have an optional visit to the lively pubs in Killarney.
Day 05, Tuesday: Ring of Kerry - Killarney
we depart on one of Ireland's most popular and beautiful drives, the Ring of
Kerry. Traveling from Killarney we come to the town of Killorglin, famous for
"Puck Fair," and from here we commence the ring tour. Our drive is along the
coastline of the broad Iveragh Peninsula, through the towns of Glenbeigh,
Cahirciveen, Waterville and Sneem. The scenery is spectacular as wind-swept
cliffs, still lakes, lost valleys and rocky mountains blend in awesome beauty.
As one looks around it is easy to agree with the old Irish saying, "Even if a
man has only a small bit of earth here, he has a lot of the heavens." From
Sneem, we continue via "Ladies View" back to Killarney. Dinner and overnight at
our Killarney hotel.
Day 06, Wednesday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula -
Departing Killarney, we drive along the Kerry coast to the Dingle
Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see
the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. We continue on via Limerick to
Bunratty and check-in to our hotel. Tonight we visit Bunratty Folk Park for a
traditional Irish night of home cooked food, excellent wine and some of the
finest singers, dancers and musicians of the local villages.
07, Thursday: Shannon - U.S.
Morning transfer to nearby Shannon
Airport arriving at 6:30 a.m. Ample time allowed for duty free shopping before
boarding your flight home. Arrive home the same day. Passengers on late morning
or midday flights will be transferred to Shannon for arrival at 9:45