|Day 1 ||& 2. Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14th & 15th Fly to Ireland (D) |
Fly to Dublin, Ireland, for a two-night stay at The Grand Hotel. Enjoy an afternoon activity.
|Day 3 ||Mon., Sept. 16th Dublin Tour, Trinity College, & Guinness Storehouse (B) |
Begin with a Dublin city tour, including a stop to Trinity College, one of the seven ancient
universites of Britain and Ireland founded in 1592. See the Book of Kells with illustrations of the Christian Gospels dating from 800 AD. In the afternoon tour the Guinness Storehouse.
|Day 4 ||Tues., Sept. 17th Cork & Cobh Heritage Centre Museum (B, D) |
Travel to Cork and visit the Cobh Heritage Centre Museum. Learn about Irish history including its mass emigration to the United States and the Great Famine.
|Day 5 ||Wed., Sept. 18th Blarney Castle & Gardens (B, D) |
Visit the 15th century Blarney Castle where you may kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Surrounding the castle are extensive gardens. There is also wonderful shopping in Blarney.
|Day 6 ||Thurs., Sept. 19th Killimer Ferry Crossing and The Cliffs of Moher (B,D) |
View the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, towering 700 feet over the Atlantic. In seafaring Galway
discover the historic squares and pubs of this colorful town and view Galway Cathedral.
|Day 7 ||Fri., Sept. 20th Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens (B,D) |
The Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine Monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle in Connemara, County Galway. The Abbey was founded for Benedictine nuns who fled Belgium in World War 1. Kylemore Castle was built in 1868 as a private home for the family of Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from London.
|Day 8 ||Sat., Sept. 21st Drumcliffe Church, Derry and Londonderry Walk (B, D) |
Visit the village of Drumcliffe in County Sligo which is famous for being the final resting place of the famous Irish poet W. B. Yeats. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the streets of Derry and Londonderry learning about The Troubles.
|Day 9 ||Sun., Sept 22nd The Giants Causeway & Travel to Belfast (B,D) |
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an
ancient volcanic eruption. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. It is the most popular attraction in Northern Ireland. In the afternoon we travel on to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
|Day 10 ||Mon., Sept 23rd Belfast & Titanic (B) |
Enjoy a half-day city tour of Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern, Ireland. Visit Titanic Belfast, a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site where the RMS Titanic was built.
|Day 11 ||Tues., Sept 24th Travel to Dublin (B,D) |
Travel through the beutiful countryside of northeast Ireland on our way back to Dublin.
Enjoy a farewell dinner at The Merry Ploughboy.
|Day 12 ||Wed., Sept 25th Homeward Bound (B) |
Fly to San Francisco, with transfers to Manteca, Stockton, and Lodi.