Day 01, Sunday: U.S. to Ireland
Depart U.S. for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, Monday: Dublin - Galway
Early morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Having cleared Irish customs, we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Depart Dublin and travel the short journey to Galway, where we check into our hotel. Free time to rest. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City. Dinner and overnight in Galway.
Day 03, Tuesday: Galway - Connemara
Today we enjoy a scenic tour of Connemara. Continue on via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a photo opportunity. We stop to visit the Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway where we have some free time before dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Galway.
Day 04, Wednesday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher
Morning departure from Galway. We travel to Rathbaun Farm where we see sheep shearing, watch the sheepdogs maneuver the flock and enjoy some scones and tea. Continue onto the majestic Cliffs of Moher, then onwards to Killarney for dinner and overnight hotel this evening.
Day 05, Thursday: 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, where we enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening.
Day 06, Friday: Killarney - Cashel - Kildare - Dublin
Morning departure from Killarney we travel via Tipperary where we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel. Continue onto County Kildare for a visit to the Irish National Stud Farm. See the newborn foals, maybe even a future winner of the Irish Derby. Continue on to Dublin for check-in to our hotel. This evening enjoy a traditional Irish night with dinner in Dublin.
Day 07, Saturday: St. Patrick's Day!
After breakfast, make your way independently to the parade route where you have the opportunity to view the festivities. After the parade, re-join the group for a visit to Guinness Storehouse. Dinner on our own this evening. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 08, Sunday: 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.