Delve deeper into the traditions and history of Ireland.Â There are opportunities to discover Irish crafts, rural living and music, and to adjust to a slower pace of life. The journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.
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Wednesday - DEPART FROM HOME Your vacation begins the moment you board your flight. Destination: SHANNON.
Thursday - CLIFFS OF MOHER/BURREN/GALWAY
Arrive in Shannon, in the wonderful west, where you meet your fellow travelers and your Lynott Tours guide. The rugged Cliffs of Moher, looming above the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean far below, offer spectacular scenic vistas on our morning visit. Marvel at the limestone Burren, which Â features the neolithic Paulnabrone Dolmen or tomb. Travel to Galway, a vibrant, cobblestoned city full of music, art and pubs.
Friday - GALWAY/ SLIGO/DONEGAL - FOODIE TOUR & YEATS
Explore Galway on a walking culinary lunchtime tour.Â You will meet artisan producers and sample their locally sourced foods, taking freshness to a whole new level. Be inspired at Our Lady's Shrine at Knock and then continue to Sligo, the setting for the moving poetry of William Butler Yeats. Settle in to our home village of Donegal. (B)
Did you know? Sea captain and pirate queen Grace O’Malley patrolled the waters off the West coast of Ireland in the 16th century, and pirated and traded successfully for over 50 years. She even gave birth to her youngest son aboard her ship as it was being attacked by North African pirates.
Saturday - DONEGAL HIGHLANDS EXCURSION - WEAVING AND TWEEDS
The rugged coastline of Donegal is yours to explore.Â Narrow roads twist and turn around the wild Atlantic, and Irish is often the language on signposts. Pass Killybegs, with its colorful fishing boats and net menders as we head towards the Glencolumkille , a rural village Â offering a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries. Â Next, Ardara, where locals weave their tweeds, and spin the wool. Stop at Belleek China for a factory shop visit. (B)
Sunday - DONEGAL/DUBLIN - THE HEART OF IRELAND Travel by way of Lough Erne, Cavan and Kells, to Dublin, Ireland’s capital, which has retained its Georgian elegance. Our afternoon tour of Dublin takes you to Trinity College to see the illuminated Book of Kells, written by long-ago Irish monks, and St. Patrick’s, Ireland’s national cathedral. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of old Dublin, where you sample Ireland’s most famous creamy stout. Storytelling, dinner and traditional music in a candelit pub. The seanachi entertains with tales of fairies, and legendary deed-doing.Â With turf fire glowing, history comes alive tonight! (B,D)
Monday - DUBLIN/WICKLOW DAY TRIP This is a day dedicated to touring one of the most beautiful areas, the "Garden of Ireland". Visit Powerscourt Estate, with its impressive Italianate garden. Then, we are off to Glendalough, snuggled in a wooded and lush countryside setting. Its noteworthy round tower is one of the best preserved in Europe. Return to Dublin, where your evening is free.(B)
Tuesday - KILKENNY Enjoy the relaxed pace of Ireland, known for its bogs and turf fires, rich farmlands and scenic countryside. Travel through the Curragh, the horse breeding center of Ireland. You visit Kilkenny Castle. Stay in Kilkenny, somewhere very special with its cobbled streets and castle, one of the finest examples of an Irish medieval town. Tonight, "Meet the Irish" by staying as a welcome guest in a local home, not only wonderfully located, but also fully equipped, comfortably homey, and clean. Enjoy a pub lunch. (B,L)
Wednesday - BLARNEY/COBH/KILLARNEY This morning you take the scenic route to Cobh, originally a small fishing village. Cobh was the departure point for many Irish immigrants in the 19th century, and is associated with the loss of the Titanic. Visit Blarney, with a chance to kiss "The Stone". Travel through landscapes of the rarest green, where herds of black and white cows peek from every hill on the way to Killarney. (B)
Did you know? Robert Gregg, born in Monaghan in 1867, invented the Gregg Shorthand technique used all around the world.
Thursday - DINGLE BAY OR RING OF KERRY An incredible day awaits! We drive along the Kerry Coast to the Dingle Peninsula, one of the natural wonders of Ireland and introduced to the world in "Ryan's Daughter". We'll see the mysterious beehive huts (or stone igloos) en route to Slea Head for a view of the Blasket Islands and Dunmore Head, the westernmost point in Europe. A musical pub evening is in store for us tonight, complete with local entertainment. (B,D)
Friday - ADARE/LIMERICK Travel by pony and cart through the famed four mile Gap of Dunloe, which was carved by glaciers, and enhanced by the purple mountains. Sail through the lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle. We'll travel to the quaint thatched village of Adare. Tonight, we've planned a special farewell castle medieval dinner. We'll be transformed back in time as we sip the traditional mead and don bibs to eat with our fingers at a fun-filled medieval dinner at Bunratty Castle. You have the option, too, to stay at a wonderful 5 star castle hotel - Dromoland Castle. (B,D)
Saturday - SHANNON Return home with the memories of the friends you’ve met, and a lifetime of stories to relate. You have ample time for duty-free shopping before boarding your return flight home. (B)
BOOK THIS TODAY! CALL LYNOTT TOURS 9AM-730PM
MONDAY-FRIDAY AT (800) 221-2474 OR Please Email Us For
Irish Experience Includes:
Round trip airfare available at extra cost.
Airport transfers according to schedule below.
Luxury minicoach transportation with driver/professional guide throughout
First-class accommodations for 9 nights; room with private bath
9 hearty Irish breakfasts (B), special pub lunch (L), 3 special dinners (D)
All taxes and service charges
All sightseeing and entrance fees. Some highlights:
Cliffs of Moher
Book of Kells at Trinity College
Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, and Glendalough
Tour Killarney by pony and trap and boat and Ring of Kerry tour
Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
Lynott Tours Irish song-sheet for our on board sing alongs
Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
Galway - Park House 1 night
Donegal - Mill Park 2 nights
Dublin - Ashling Hotel 2 nights
Kilkenny - B&B 1 night
Killarney - Killarney Plaza Hotel 2 nights
Shannon - Inn at Dromoland or Domoland Castle 1 night
Book now for 2018 and guarantee your rate at 2017 prices! Airfare can be booked 11 months in advance
Tours guaranteed when just 4 people book! If you have just 6 persons in your party, we can give you a PRIVATE DEPARTURE JUST FOR YOUR GROUP AT NO ADDED COST, on any day. A group of 8 or more - save 5%.
|Departs To Shannon Wednesdays||Returns From Shannon Saturdays||Est. Air/Land JFK* USD||LAND ONLY|
|CHILD REDUCTION 8-11||395|
|Dromoland Supplement Twin||263|
Not Available - No individual space available, but available for groups
of 6 or more Guaranteed=Guaranteed to go, and there are
still a few seats available. Book now.
Private Departure=Departure booked by a group. No individual space available.
|Departs To Shannon Wednesdays||Returns From Shannon Saturdays||LAND ONLY|
|CHILD REDUCTION 8-11||395|
|Dromoland Supplement Twin||263|
*Airfares are estimates only, based on limited availability and are subject to change. The air inclusive prices above are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Prices are inclusive of air tax.
Transfers: We are offering transfers at a set time on our Irish Experience tour. Anyone not arriving in time for this transfer will need a PRIVATE transfer. Transfer schedule for coach tours: Irish Experience Departs SNN 11AM, returns to SNN 9AM. If you have an earlier flight, you must pay for a private transfer. Please note that if you have an early flight, our last night hotel is conveniently located a 10 minute taxi ride from Shannon Airport.BOOK THIS TODAY! CALL LYNOTT TOURS 9AM-730PM MONDAY-FRIDAY AT (800) 221-2474 OR Please Email Us For Information