Day 01, Tuesday: U.S. to Ireland
Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland (purchased separately). Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, Wednesday: Shannon Airport - Galway
Morning arrival at Shannon Airport. As you exit Irish customs, your driver greets you. A leisurely transfer to Galway and your Galway hotel. The day is free in Galway to explore the City of Tribes. This evening meet the rest of the group at the Galway hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03, 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 04, Friday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Adare - Killarney
Depart Galway and travel south via the Majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Continue south via the old world village of Adare to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 05, Saturday: Killarney - Ring of Kerry
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 its traditional 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 before we circle back to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 06, Sunday: Blarney - Cobh - Waterford
Depart Killarney, with a stop in Blarney, where we pause for optional visits to Blarney Woollen Mills and Blarney Castle, perhaps to kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel the short distance to Cobh (Queenstown), the last port of call for the Titanic. Leaving Cobh, we depart for Waterford, where we enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 07, Monday: Waterford - Dublin
Morning brings a visit to the House of Waterford before making our way to Dublin via Kildare. An afternoon check-in to our Dublin hotel allows for time to relax before attending a traditional Irish cabaret and dinner show in Dublin. We return to our hotel at approximately 10:30 pm to stay overnight in Dublin.
Day 08, Tuesday: Dublin
Our morning sightseeing tour of Dublin includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Afterwards we visit Trinity College to view the 8th century Book of Kells. Our afternoon is free to enjoy the capital city. Tonight enjoy dinner on your own before the final overnight stay in Dublin.
Day 09, Wednesday: Dublin - Tour ends
An early morning transfer takes you to Dublin Airport for the return flight home. Pick up your last minute gifts at the duty free shops before boarding your flight. You arrive home the same day.