2016 Shades of Ireland

 

 

April 12 – April 21, 2016
10Days • 13 Meals (8 Breakfasts • 5 Dinner)
Highlights:  Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Jaunting Car Ride*, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay

Rates Per Person: Book Now & Save $200 Per Person
Double $3,699 $3,599
Single $3,899 $4,099
Triple $3,669 $3,569

*For bookings made after 10/13/2015 call for rates.
*Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Dallas Ft Worth Intl, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
*Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $260 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package

Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Day 2 – 3: Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin
Day 4: Granville Hotel, Waterford
Day 5 – 6: Killarney Avenue, Killarney
Day 7 – 8: The George Hotel Limerick, Limerick
Day 9: Cabra Castle, Kingscourt

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

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Dexter Freeman
Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
(214) 217-8484 | dfreeman@irvingchamber.com

Included Meals Key
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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Shades of Ireland

Day 1: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Overnight Flight: Travel to the magical Emerald Isle. Soak in the landscapes of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.

Day 2: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Dublin, Ireland – Tour Begins: Open your tour in Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for some traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening. (D)

Day 3: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Dublin: Become familiar with the “Fair City” of Dublin during a tour highlighting the top sights! Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street and Phoenix Park, and see the city’s trademark – magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. Enjoy the freedom to spend your afternoon relaxing or set out on a personal adventure to discover the cultural offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. (B)

Day 4: Friday, April 15, 2016
Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford: Travel to Kilkenny to explore the medieval atmosphere of this city situated on the banks of the River Nore. Then, arrive in the historic city of Waterford and visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Enjoy a fascinating factory tour and browse the retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely-paced walking tour of this unique city. (B, D)

Day 5: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Waterford – Blarney Stone – Killarney: Today, journey to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. In Killarney you will be treated to a time-honored Irish jaunting car ride*. A tour of the beautiful Muckross House and Gardens offers a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry. Imagine what their days were like as you explore the perfectly restored rooms of this magnificent mansion or stroll in the lush gardens, spectacularly adorned with blooms. (B, D)

Day 6: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney: Begin your day with a stop in lovely Rothenburg, one of the most well-preserved medieval walled towns in all of Germany. After some free time to explore the town, continue on to Oberammergau. En route, make a picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy tale retreat of Ludwig II of Bavaria. Oberammergau is the perfect picture of a Bavarian Alpine village. Step back in time as you stroll the streets past old-world cottages and shops covered in colorful frescos. It is the ideal place to shop for cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers and Hummel figurines. (B, D)

Day 7: Monday, April 18, 2016
Killarney – Limerick: Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm. Continue to Limerick where a panoramic city tour showcases King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the “city of the violated treaty.” (B)

Day 8: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Limerick: An exciting day awaits. Journey to the stunning, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic. Then, travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue past scenic countryside into Galway, where a brief city tour introduces “The City of Tribes.” Tonight, experience the best in local cuisine at one of Limerick’s top restaurants. (B, D)

Day 9: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Limerick – Tullamore/Kilbeggan – Kingscourt: Start your day with a cross-country journey to Irish Whiskey territory. The ancient towns of Tullamore and Kilbeggan have long been associated with the whiskey industry. Become engaged in the process of whiskey making and enjoy a tasting of the final product during a visit to one of these historic distilleries. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle, where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 10: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Kingscourt – Tour Ends