Day 01, Friday:
U.S. to Ireland.
Depart U.S. for overnight flight to
Dinner is served shortly after take-off.
Day 02, Saturday: Dublin.
Early morning arrival at Dublin Airport where, we are met by our Celtic Tours
driver/guide after clearing customs. Transfer by deluxe motorcoach to our Dublin
hotel. Time to rest and relax. Afternoon departure for a visit to the Whitefriar
Church, which holds the remains of St. Valentine. Next, we visit the famed
Guinness Storehouse to learn about the world famous Irish beer and enjoy a
sample brew in the rooftop bar. Have your camera ready for some magnificent
panoramic views of Dublin City. Overnight at our hotel in Dublin.
03, Sunday: Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford. Morning
departure from our hotel, we travel south to Kilkenny where we have some time to stroll this ancient
city. Shop, browse or visit Kyteler's Inn, the oldest pub in Kilkenny. Optional
Kilkenny Castle, home of the Butler
Clan. Mid-afternoon departure for nearby Waterford, arriving at our hotel at
approximately 4:00 p.m. Dinner and overnight in Waterford.
04, Monday: Waterford -
travel south to Cork and Blarney. Visit Blarney Woollen Mills for
optional shopping for knitwear, tweeds, crystal and china. Enjoy a pub lunch on
your own. Continue over the Cork and Kerry mountains
to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Optional pub entertainment
Day 05, Tuesday: Ring of Kerry.
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.
06, Wednesday: Killarney - Limerick - Kildare - Dublin. Morning
departure from Killarney. We travel via County Limerick and
across the midland's through County Offaly to
Kildare and Dublin. Check into our
Mid-afternoon and evening our free to enjoy the capital city. Overnight in
07, Thursday: Dublin Airport -
break fast we have a morning departure for Dublin Airport, where our tours ends at
approximately 7:40 a.m. Ample time al lowed for last minute duty-free shopping
be fore boarding our flight home. We arrive back in the U.S.
the same day.