Mystical Ireland 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your 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. Enjoy a welcome drink with
your group before dinner.
Visit Down Cathedral with St Patrick’s
historical burial site. Immerse yourself in his
work, life and times in the nearby St Patrick
Centre. Explore the Crumlin Road Gaol to
see what prison life was like. Head to central
Belfast with time to relax before dinner at
Tour around central Belfast to see Victorian
buildings, City Hall, and the shipyards where
RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic
Belfast, and join a local guide for a walking
tour of the city before free time to explore.
Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim
for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline.
Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous
hexagonal columns formed by volcanic
activity 60 million years ago. Stop for photos
at the ruins of Dunluce Castle, and in Derry
join a local guide for a short walking tour
around the defensive walls that encircle the
compact old city.
Travel through the rugged countryside of
Donegal. Tour Donegal Castle, built by the
O’Donnell chieftain in the 15th century. Drive
around Donegal Bay and through Counties
Sligo and Mayo. Head to Westport for a
gentle walking tour with a local guide.
Enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of
Croaghpatrick as you head to a local farm
to watch skilled dogs herding sheep. View
Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. After a
light lunch take a guided tour of Westport
House, a stately mansion which overlooks
the ocean and contains interesting portraits,
furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy free
time in Westport.
Visit Ballintubber Abbey, known as “the
Abbey that refused to die,” Ireland’s only royal
Abbey, which has been in continuous use for
more than 780 years. Travel to Galway for free
time to explore. Head to the majestic Cliffs of
Moher, which soar 700 feet above the foaming
Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an evening at Bunratty
or Knappogue Castle with a medieval-style
Your program ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner