Mystical Ireland 8 Day First
Class Coach Tour of Northern Ireland and Ireland
Experience the ancient rhythms of the people and the country. Travel through the wild, hauntingly beautiful scenery of Wicklow, Antrim, Donegal, Mayo and County Clare, and the Burren. Includes some of the best places in Ireland to visit. You don't need a travel visa to visit Ireland.
All Ireland Tour
Your Day-by-Day Itinerary
Day 1: Dublin Arrival
One of the best day tours in Ireland begins at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel. Take a panoramic tour of Dublin, seeing such sights as elegant Georgian townhouses, St. Stephen's Green and the River Liffey. Visit the Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin's only independent, family-owned distillery, in the former St James's Church in the Liberties. Taste the whiskey and hear tales dating back to the 12th century as you tour this lovingly restored church. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.
Day 2: St. Patrick’s Grave
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 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. (B, D)
Day 3: Belfast & Titanic Quarter This morning take a panoramic tour around central Belfast to see the highlights of the city including 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 the ill-fated liner, which was built in the city. In the afternoon, join a local guide for a walking tour of Belfast before spending time on your own. (B)
Day 4: Giant's Causeway & Derry
Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This scenic region is one of the locations for “Game of Thrones.” Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle. Explore the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. In Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls that encircle the compact old city. Then visit the Walled City Brewery, for dinner and a flight of their craft beers. (B, D)
Day 5: Donegal Castle & Westport
Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. Drive around Donegal Bay and pause at W. B. Yeats’ Grave in Sligo, a region that the Nobel Prize-winning author loved to write about. Sligo is truly a special corner of Ireland, known for the romantic poet, William Butler Yeats. Here are cloud capped mountains and nomadic sheep. Continue to Westport for free time to explore this attractive 18th century town before dinner. (B,D)
Day 6: Sheepdogs & 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 and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. Enjoy free time in Westport. (B)
Day 7: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Banquet
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 banquet. (B,D)
Day 8: Tour Ends Shannon Airport Take a group transfer to nearby Shannon Airport where your tour concludes. Allow ample time for check-in formalities for your flight home. (B)
T O U R I N C L U D E S
GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.
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