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Saturday, August 17

 

Fly To Dublin

Land in Dublin, Ireland, the next day.

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Sunday, August 18

Arrive in Dublin - Meet your driver and guide

 

A very hospitable welcome to Ireland! Upon arrival in Dublin, you will meet your driver and guide, where you will begin your first day.

Dublin City Orientation Tour

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin's fair city. Dublin offers a fine introduction to Georgian mansions, with wide streets and spacious squares. You'll pass the Customs House on the north bank of the River Liffey and many mid-18th-century public buildings back in Dublin's Southside, including the beautiful Trinity College. You will pass Dublin Castle, City Hall, Christchurch Cathedral, and St. Patrick's Cathedral - the latter, founded in 1190 and best known for its association with Jonathan Swift, who was Dean here from 1713 to 1745.

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness originated in St. James' Gate, the heart of Dublin, where Arthur Guinness established his business in 1759. Nowadays, the fermentation plant at St. James' Gate Brewery has been transformed and redeveloped so that you can experience how Guinness is produced from start to finish. The tour ends at the Gravity Bar for a tasting of the dark ale.

Epic Ireland Welcome Receptions

Visit Epic Ireland, an authentic and epic story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people, told with memorable style and passion Enjoy a welcome drink and canapes while getting to know your fellow travelers.

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Hotel
Hyatt Centric the Liberties

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Meals
Welcome Reception

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Highlights
Dublin City Tour, Guinness Storehouse

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Monday, August 19

 

Breakfast at the hotel

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

Sean's Bar

Enjoy a visit to a local pub. Situated in the Heart of Ireland, Sean's Bar plays host to visitors from all around the world. Sean's Bar is not only the oldest but one of the best-loved pubs in the world (Drinks payable directly.)

Galway City

Travel on to Galway, a thriving, bohemian, and cultural city. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colorful shop facades, and busy cafe/bar culture.

Bunratty Folk Park

Visit the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Walk through the streets of the Folk Park, recreating everyday life in Ireland some 100 years ago. It contains houses, a pub, a fully operational blacksmith's forge, a printer shop, and a draper's.

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Hotel
Old Ground Hotel Ennis

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Meals
Breakfast

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Highlights
Sean's Bar, Galway City, Bunratty Folk Park

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Tuesday, August 20

 

Breakfast at Hotel

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

Cliffs of Moher

A natural masterpiece, the Cliffs of Moher are a must-see for any trip to Ireland. Set against the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs tower a striking distance above the sea. Named a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Cliffs are best experienced on a walk or trek across the clifftop. Watch birds, study plants, and keep an eye on the water for breaks of dolphin pods and sharks. Come to know the myths and magic of the Cliffs of Moher with sights including the Tower viewpoint, the Aran Islands, and the Hags Head.

Shannon Ferry

Cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry.

Killarney Town

Arrive in Killarney, and enjoy the town on the lakes. It is renowned for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call 'craic'!

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Hotel
The Brehon

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Meals
Breakfast

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Highlights
Cliffs of Moher, Killarney

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Wednesday, August 21

 

Breakfast at Hotel

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

Ring of Kerry

Today, travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as "The Ring of Kerry." It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all of Ireland. Here, mountains, valleys, lakes, and seas blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.

Jaunting Car through Killarney National Park

Soak up the hidden delights of Killarney National Park and the stunning Lakes of Killarney from the unique vantage point of a haunting car - a traditional horse and carriage. Take a step back in time on the cart as you're led through the streets of Killarney by a tour guide with intimate knowledge of the town. Expect history and legends, beautiful views, and the charm of Ireland as you take one of Killarney's most popular tours.

Dinner in Hotel

Enjoy dinner in your Hotel this evening.

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Hotel
The Brehon

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Meals
Breakfast

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Highlights
Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Killarney

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Thursday, August 22 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

Blarney Castle

Visit Blarney Castle, built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains. Legend tells us that the Blarney stone situated on the grounds of Blarney Castle imparts the gift of eloquence to those who kiss it.

Cobh Heritage

Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre. From 1848-1950, over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland - over 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration.

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Hotel
Granville Hotel

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Meals
Breakfast

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Highlights
Blarney Castle,
Cobh Heritate

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Friday, August 23

 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

House of Waterford Crystal

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal, whose wares are coveted by connoisseurs and collectors alike.  Browse through the extensive showrooms with a chance to purchase a memento in the Gallery Store.

JFK Arboretum

Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, whose great-grandfather, Patrick, was born in the nearby village of Dunganstown, this arboretum near New Ross, County Wexford, contains a plant collection of presidential proportions.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, centered on an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel; it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

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Hotel
Sandymount Hotel

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Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

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Highlights
House of Waterford Crystal, JFK Arboretum, Dunbrody Famine Ship

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Saturday, August 24 - FSU VS GT GAME IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

GAME DAY! Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

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Hotel
Sandymount Hotel

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Meals
Breakfast

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Highlights
FSU vs GT football game

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Sunday, August 25 - FAREWELL IRELAND

For now, it's time to say a fond slan abhaile to your fellow travelers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the 'Emerald Isle.'

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Meals
Breakfast

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