Your Celtic Tours World Vacations
Day 01, Thursday: U.S. to
Ireland. Depart U.S. for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served
Day 02, Friday: Dublin. Transfers available
to your hotel up to 12 noon. Free time to rest. Afternoon visit to Trinity
College to view the 8th Century manuscript “Book of Kells”. Some free time in
Dublin to browse or relax at your hotel. Evening dinner and traditional Irish
Cabaret show. Overnight in Dublin .
Day 03, Saturday: ST.
PATRICK'S DAY! After breakfast, we are transferred to the parade route,
where we can enjoy the festivities. Remainder of the day is free to browse,
visit some of the famed Dublin pubs or visit the theatre. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 04, Sunday: Dublin - Athlone - Galway. Depart Dublin and
travel across the midlands of Ireland via historic Athlone, crossing the river
Shannon and the market town of Ballinasloe and Loughrea. Visit to St. Brendan's
Cathedral, which contains outstanding examples of stained glass by various Irish
artists. Continue on to nearby Galway city for dinner and overnight.
Day 05, Monday: Galway - Cliffs
of Moher - Limerick - Adare - Killarney. Depart Galway and travel along the scenic western coast to
the Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Continue on
via Limerick and the old world village of Adare to Killarney for dinner and
overnight. Optional pub entertainment tonight in Killarney.
Day 06, Tuesday: Killarney -
Dingle Peninsula Tour. A delightful day takes us 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. A full day tour
returning to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 07, Wednesday: Killarney -
Blarney - Cashel - Kildare. Morning depature from Killarney. We travel
over the scenic Kerry/Cork mountains to Blarney. Optional visit to Blarney
Woollen Mills or Blarney Castle to kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving
Blarney, we travel north via Cashel, where you have a photo opportunity, as we
pause briefly to view the historic limestone ruins of the Rock of Cashel.
Continue on to County Kildare where we visit the Irish National Stud Farm to
view the newborn foals. Dinner and overnight at our nearby hotel.
Day 08, Thursday: Dublin Airport
- U.S. After breakfast, we transfer to Dublin Airport for our return
flight home. Ample time allowed for last minute duty free shopping before
boarding our flight home. We arrive home the same day.