Day 1. IRELAND TOUR.
DUBLIN TO BELFAST.
Upon leaving Dublin we travel North to Belfast, and the Titanic Hotel,
Welcome Tea & Coffee & Cake.
The first visit of the tour is to the Titanic Centre, this is a must-visit attraction in Belfast, after this a black taxi tour of the city, Tonight, we go out for dinner to an Italian restaurant, before dinner we have a tour meeting, overnight in the Titanic Hotel.
BELFAST TO LETTERKENNY.
Depart at 09:00
Today we travel from North East of Northern Ireland across the top of Ireland as this is the furthest North we will be, traveling to Letterkenny on the North West side of the Country. Stopping at our attractions on this day we visit the Carrick-A-Read Rope Bridge, after our visit, we transfer to the Giants Causeway, we transfer then and spend the afternoon in the City of Derry (Londonderry), when our tour is complete it is onward to our hotel in Letterkenny.
Overnight in Hotel Dinner in House.
LETTERKENNY TO Westport
Our tour now turns South and we are on the Wild Atlantic Way, and will be so for the week to come, first visit today is of Slieve League Cliffs, Irelands Highest sea cliffs, returning to Donegal for a comfort stop and after we stop in Drumcliffe at the grave of W.B.Yeats, Onward to Sligo Cathedral, from there we travel onto our hotel in Westport. Dinner in town and a visit to the local pub for some drinks and music, and a bit off craic.
Westport To Galway.
Famine Day on Tour 1845 / 1888
Just after we depart our hotel, we stop on the shores of Clew Bay, and the Famine Ship, (sculptor: John Behan).
We then make our way to Delphi, along the Famine Road, people walked this to the register for aid, from here we move on to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, this was the Home of Mr. Mitchell Henry MP. Built in late 1800, The present inhabitant’s Benedictine Nuns, fled Belgium in world war 1. Around 1920. Resuming our touring day, we are heading to Galway City, we travel through Connemara and we can discuss Irish bogland, arriving in Galway we register we our hotel
Dinner in Hotel tonight.
THIS is our first of two days off the coach free to enjoy the city of the Tribes.
A great City to have the day off, there is lots to do and see so ask your Guide & Driver, They will be in one of the many Pubs / Bars, enjoying the craic,& pints of the Black stuff, and the music.(what happens on Tour,………..)
Galway to Killarney.
Still traveling the Wild Atlantic Way, today we circle Galway bay and make our way to Co. Clair home of the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, (Irish Music), and Lisdoonvarna (Matchmaking Festival) or Black Head depending on the weather. After lunch we make our way to Adare famed for its Cottages, Castle, and new Golf Courses, a short stop here then onward to Killarney. Dinner in Hotel
Killarney To Killarney.
Ring of Kerry today a day to view small roads so to help us on the way we will need an Irish Coffee or Baileys Coffee, and a visit to the bog village at the Red Fox, Really Killarney and Tralee are the gateways to the ring so from the time of departure this morning we are on the Ring of Kerry, we visit the Sneem and as a group, we have tea, coffee, sandwiches, and homemade scones, in the Bank House and hear the stories of Maureen O Hara, of the world-famous movie The Quiet Man with John Wayne. We will be looking at the life and times in Old Irelands, A full day of travel and shopping before returning to our hotel,
Killarney To Cork.
No shopping today as we now take in the beauty of the Irish Landscape, Tom Healy Pass, depending on the size of the coach as some coaches will not get around the pass. We travel today on old Irish roads, taking in the cells of St. Finbarr patron Saint of Cork, traveling onto Blarney Castle & Woolen mills, from there into Cork City and register in our hotel,
Dinner in house
Day off Cork.
Cork city is the Capital city of Munster, plenty to see and do, please ask your guide he or she will help you out, or some people like to just chill out at the hotel, either way, a good day will be had by all.
Cork to Waterford.
Back on the road today we travel east, before we leave Cork, we have three attractions to visit, Cobh, and Jameson Distillery in Midleton Cork. From here we drive to our last attraction of the day, Waterford city and the Famous Waterford Crystal, Showrooms & Factory workshop.
Waterford To Dublin.
This is it folks last day for shopping, as we travel to Avoca, and the woolen mills, Arron Jumpers, scarfs, and crystal glass, when we finish its onward to Glendalough to Pay our respects to another St. this time St. Kevin and a short walk around the Graveyard, lots to see here, Round Towers, High Crosses, St. Kevins Bed, (upper lake), the Priests’ house. Gala Dinner in our hotel or appropriate restaurant,
Dublin City Tour.
Having recovered from our Gala Dinner it’s back on the road for this our last day but a full day, first it is Dublin by coach as your guide will explain the city to you from the comfort of your seat, stopping for photos on the way, lots to see on route. Christchurch, St, Patricks, Parnell Square, O’ Connell St, Georgian Squares, Leinster House, Trinity College, and God forbid we forget Guinness Storehouse (a pint of the black stuff in the home of Guinness), returning to our hotel and a short rest and out for a show and Dinner in Taylors tree Rock, 11 pm return to the hotel to the brink the tour to an end,
The only thing left is to get a good night sleep before you head on your way, talk to your guide and he or she will help make plans to assist you with your onward plans.
So, God Bless,
Stay well & Stay Safe,
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