Day 01, Friday: Overnight flight to Ireland
Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland (purchased separately). Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, Saturday: Dublin - Belfast
Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport arrivals can avail of two transfer times, 8:15 am and 10:30 am, for departure to our Belfast Hotel. Belfast arrivals are provided transfers up to 11:30 am. From Dublin Airport we depart and travel the short journey north via Dundalk to Belfast. Check in at our hotel with free time to relax. From Belfast airport, it is a leisurely start to the day with time to rest. This afternoon, take in a panoramic city tour of Belfast. We return to the hotel for dinner. Your evening is free to explore the city on your own before a relaxing overnight stay in Belfast.
Day 03, Sunday: Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Titanic Museum
Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant's Causeway and Museum. Marvel at the volcanic columns formed over 60 million years ago and hear the ancient fables of the Causeway. We return to Belfast where we visit Titanic Belfast. Extending over nine galleries, this multi-dimensional exhibit draws together special effects, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic Story in a fresh and insightful way. Learn of her conception in Belfast in the early 1900's, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Return to our hotel where the evening is free to experience more of Belfast. Enjoy your overnight stay in Belfast.
Day 04, Monday: Belfast - Derry - Glenveagh - Donegal
This morning, we depart Belfast and travel west via Dungiven and the Sperrin Mountains to Derry City. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Derry, including free time to explore independently. Departing Derry, we travel via Bridgend to Glenveagh for a visit to Glenveagh Castle & Gardens in the National Park. Continue on to our nearby Donegal hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 05, Tuesday: Atlantic Coast - Dungloe - Glenties
Today we travel along the scenic Atlantic drive via Brinlack, Derrbeg, and Bunbeg, voyaging south to Dungloe and Glenties. Crossing by the Blue Stack Mountains, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay in County Donegal.
Day 06, Wednesday: Donegal - Killybegs - Slieve League -Belleek - Sligo - Galway
We travel south along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and the Slieve League Cliffs. Here we enjoy a minibus transfer to the cliffs, where we delight in the scenic views of Malin Bay and the Slieve League Cliffs that look out across the Atlantic Ocean. Our tour continues south to Belleek, where we pause a while to visit the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue south via Sligo, the final resting place of William Butler Yeats, to Galway, for dinner and overnight.
Day 07, Thursday: Galway - Cruise - Connemara
This morning we enjoy a 90-minute scenic cruise. Travel via the majestic River Corrib on to Lough Corrib, Ireland's second largest lake. This vantage point offers unsurpassed views that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland. Our cruise takes us past castles and sites of historical and cultural interest. Next, we travel to scenic Connemara. Enjoy the spectacular vistas before turning inland at Spiddal and on to Moycullan. We return to our Galway Hotel where we have the remainder of the day and evening free to explore on our own before a relaxing overnight stay in Galway.
Day 08, Friday: Galway - Shannon Airport
Morning departure from Galway for Shannon Airport for our return flight back to the U.S.