Authentic Local Experiences:
- Immerse yourself in the life, work and times of St. Patrick, the iconic patron saint of Ireland.
- Discover the colorful histories of Belfast, Derry, Westport, and Waterford on walking tours with local guides.
- Cliffs of Moher
- Crumlin Road Gaol
- Down Cathedral
- Giant’s Causeway
- Titanic Belfast
- Westport House
- Dublin Castle
- St Patrick’s Centre
- Donegal Castle
- 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners including dinner in the drawing room of Westport House and a medieval-style banquet in an authentic Irish castle
- CityNorth Hotel | Gormanstown, outside Dublin (1 nights)
- Hilton Belfast | Belfast (2 nights)
- City Hotel | Derry (1 night)
- Hotel Westport | Westport (2 nights)
- Bunratty Castle Hotel | Bunratty (1 night)
CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston
CityNorth Hotel & Conference Centre is the perfect destination for a leisure or family break with cultural attractions on our doorstep in the Boyne Valley region. The Boyne Valley is one long list of Ireland’s must-sees: Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle, Monasterboice…and so much more.
Hilton Belfast, Belfast
Relax at the Hilton Belfast hotel, with 198 contemporary guest rooms equipped with high-speed internet access, a work space and modern amenities. Enjoy river views while dining on classic Irish and British cuisine at Sonoma Restaurant. Listen to soft jazz while sipping on a tempting cocktail at Cables Bar. Get in a workout at the LivingWell Fitness Center. The hotel is located on Lanyon Place, on the banks of the Lagan River and a two-minute walk from the city center and the shopping at Victoria Square.
City Hotel, Derry
This modern hotel features an open-plan lobby opening out to Thompson’s Restaurant and Coppins Bar. All 146 guest rooms have been designed to the most exacting standards of contemporary styling. The health and fitness club features a swimming pool and gym. Located in downtown Derry, within easy walking distance of Derry’s famous medieval walls and the city’s shops and pubs.
Hotel Westport, Westport
This 18th-century mansion has been lovingly restored and carefully expanded to create a spacious, modern property for a pleasant stay. Large guest rooms are designed for a tranquil night’s rest. Guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts and fine dining in the elegant restaurant or relax in one of the cozy bars. The spa and leisure center offers excellent facilities. Located beside Dunboyne village, just 15 miles from Dublin Airport and 14 miles from Dublin city center.
Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
Nestled in the heart of the historic countryside of Bunratty, this hotel is an ideal base for visiting and touring the cultural West of Ireland. There is a wide selection of dining options from which to choose, including Kathleen’s Bar and Fibber McGee’s Steakhouse Restaurant. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Durty Nelly’s Pub and the shops at the Bunratty Village Mills.
2019 MYSTICAL IRELAND – 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 13 MEALS
Day 1: ARRIVAL & DUBLIN CASTLE
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your hotel in County Meath, a short drive from Dublin airport. 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, the seat of power and government for many centuries and visit the renowned State Apartments. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
Day 2: ST. PATRICK’S GRAVE & CRUMLIN ROAD GAOL
Visit Down Cathedral where St. Patrick’s historical burial site is marked by a huge boulder. Immerse yourself in his work, life, and times in the nearby St. Patrick Centre. Explore the Crumlin Road Gaol and see what prison life was like through the ages. Head to central Belfast for some time to relax before dinner at your hotel.
Day 3: TITANIC BELFAST & WALKING TOUR
Tour 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 liner. In the afternoon, join a local guide for a walking tour of Belfast before spending time on your own.
Day 4: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & DERRY WALK
Drive north along the Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This scenic region is one of the locations for “Game of Thrones.” 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.
Day 5: DONEGAL & WESTPORT
Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep, and the many tweeds made from their wool. 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 of this historic town.
Day 6: SHEEP HERDING & WESTPORT HOUSE
Enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick and stop in the beautiful village of Leenane. Head to a local farm to watch skilled dogs herding sheep. View Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. Enjoy a drink before taking a guided tour of Westport House, which overlooks the ocean and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy dinner in Westport House.
Day 7: GALWAY & CLIFFS OF MOHER
Travel to Galway for some free time to explore the city. Head out to see the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. Enjoy the evening feasting at a medieval-style banquet in a castle.
Day 8: TOUR ENDS IN BUNRATTY
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
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|Saturday Sep 28, 2019 from Dublin||Saturday Oct 5, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days||$2009||Guaranteed||Sold Out|
|Thursday Oct 3, 2019 from Dublin||Thursday Oct 10, 2019 to Shannon 8 Days||$2389||Guaranteed Small Group||Call to book|
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