2017 - 8 Day Mystical Ireland
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Highlights

Mystical Ireland 8 Day Tour
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Highlights:

  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Dublin Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Sheepdog Trials
  • Ulster Folk Park
  • Westport House

Hotels:

Superior First Class

  • City North Hotel
    Dublin (1 night)
  • Hilton Belfast Hotel
    Belfast (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry
    Derry (1 night)
  • Hotel Westport
    Westport (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel
    Bunratty (1 night)

Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 7 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 5 dinners (D) including
    - Bunratty or Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Dublin and Belfast
  • Walking tours of Belfast, Derry, Westport and Galway
  • Sheepdog trials with tea and scones
  • Visits and admissions to Dublin Castle, Down Cathedral, St. Patrick Centre, Ulster Folk Museum, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Donegal Castle, Westport House, Ballintubber Abbey and Cliffs of Moher
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
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    Itinerary

    2017 Mystical Ireland 8 Days / 7 Nights

    Day 1: Dublin Arrival and Dublin Castle
    Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel. Tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses, pass St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College and cross the River Liffey to drive along O'Connell Street. Take a guided tour through Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries. In the evening meet your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and dine in your hotel.
    ( D)


    Day 2: St. Patrick’s Grave and Ulster Folk Museum
    Drive north to visit Down Cathedral to see St. Patrick’s historical burial site, marked by a huge boulder. Learn about the many stories of his work, life and times in the nearby St. Patrick Centre. On the outskirts of Belfast visit the Ulster Folk Museum to see traditional town buildings of many types, including churches, a bank, police station and doctor’s office. Also see rural cottages showing gardens, crafts, crops and farm animals. Drive to your hotel in central Belfast and relax before dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: Titanic Belfast and Walking Tour
    This morning take a panoramic tour around central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. In the afternoon join a local guide for a walking tour around part of central Belfast and spend time on your own for shopping and dining.
    (B)


    Day 4: Giant's Causeway and Derry Walk
    Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, for lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. This scenic region provided many locations for the “Game of Thrones” TV show. Stop at the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Pause to view ruins of Dunluce Castle and in Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the medieval defensive walls.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: Donegal Castle and Westport
    Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. Stop in Donegal town for a tour of Donegal Castle, built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century and expanded in the 17th century. Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Drive to Westport and see the main streets and historic buildings on a gentle walking tour.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: Sheepdogs and Westport House
    Drive past the pilgrimage mountain of Croaghpatrick and visit a farm to watch skilled dogs herding mountain sheep. Drive to Leenane to view Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, and travel past the Partry Mountains. Enjoy a light lunch before taking a guided tour of Westport House. This stately mansion, which overlooks the ocean, contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. Enjoy free time in Westport.
    (B, L)


    Day 7: Cliffs of Moher and Medieval Banquet
    Visit Ballintubber Abbey, used for worship continually for 700 years. Travel to Galway for a guided walking tour around the city center. Drive through the Burren to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean. Travel inland for a fun evening at either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle to experience a medieval-style banquet with great food, songs and stories. The last night of your tour is in Bunratty.
    (B, D)


    Day 8: Tour Ends at Bunratty
    Your program ends after breakfast today.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

     

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