Join Ray Coleman on his Exclusive Tour of Music and Laughter as he tours his beautiful country of Ireland
Friday - Aug 2 DEPART HOMETOWN
Depart your hometown and take an
overnight flight. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel
to start you vacation.
Saturday - Aug 3 DUBLIN
After landing at Dublin Airport,
complete customs and immigration formalities. Your CIE Torus driver/guide will
welcome you to Ireland and escort you and your luggage to the coach. Next, stop
to have breakfast with your group at a local restaurant or pub. Then, drive south
of Dublin to see the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains. This mountain
range runs north to south across County Wicklow with its highest peak,
Lugnaquilla, at 3039 feet. The entire mountain region is frequented, especially
on weekends, by Dubliners, for its scenery and outdoor recreation. Continue
your journey into Kilkenny, check into your hotel and settle into your room. In
the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink followed by dinner
in the hotel restaurant.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: PEMBROKE HOTEL, KILKENNY
Sunday – Aug 4 DUALLA HOUSE
This morning, travel to the Dualla House Farm, which is located just outside of Cashel. While here, enjoy tea and freshly baked scones with your group. Also, see working sheepdogs hearding many sheep, which graze on pastures around the grand Georgian Farmhouse. You will also have an opportunity to chat with the owners and learn how Irish farms are run. Then, continue on to visit the Rock of Cashel to see the majestic church ruins that are clustered high on a limestone outcrop overlooking the surrounding countryside. Return to your hotel in Kilkkenny and enjoy the balance of the day free to sightsee and dine on your own.
OVERNIGHT: PEMBROKE HOTEL,
Monday – Aug 5 KILKENNY
Leaving Kilkenny, journey into Dungarven and stop at Marine Bar to enjoy an Irish coffee with your group. Continue your drive through Ireland's rolling hills into Kinsale, check into your hotel and settle into your room. This evening, meet your fellow travelers in the hotel restaurant for a delicious meal.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: ACTONS HOTEL, KINSALE
Tuesday – Aug 6 KINSALE AT LEISURE
Spend the day completely at leisure to enjoy the charming seaside town of Kinsale. Originally a Georgian garrison
town and harbour, it is a popular yachting center today. Roam around the steep streets with brightly
painted houses and flowers. In the town center, you may like to view the old Courthouse, now a regional museum.
Kinsale is dubbed "the Gourmet Capital" of Ireland so there are many wonderful places to
choose from to dine this evening.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: ACTONS HOTEL, KINSALE
Wednesday – Aug 7 KINSALE TO KILLARNEY
Departing Kinsale, drive into Kilgarvan and stop at Top of Coom, Ireland's highest pub, located 1045 feet above sea level. While here, enjoy a traditional Irish brunch with your fellow travellers. Continue your journey into Killarney, check into your hotel and settle into your room. Tonight, have dinner in the hotel restaurant with your group.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: BREHON HOTEL, KILLARNEY
After breakfast, discover the
beauties of the Dingle Peninsula, once described by the National Geographic
Traveler as “the most beautiful place on earth.” Drive along the south shore of
the peninsula for plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of
beach, stunning green landscapes and rocky headlands. Pause at strategic locations
to admire the views and take photos. Continue on to Slea Head at the western
tip of the peninsula. This excursion will give you excellent views of mountains
and coastline and looking over to the Iveragh Peninsula. Then, journey into Dingle town and stop to enjoy some free time to explore the area on your own. Head back to your hotel
in Killarney, where the rest of the day is free for independdent activities and dining.
OVERNIGHT: BREHON HOTEL, KILLARNEY
Friday – Aug 9 SEAN'S BAR
Today, travel into Athlone and stop at Sean's Bar, Ireland's oldest Pub, to enjoy a drink with your fellow travellers. Continue your drive through Ireland's green pastures into Dublin, check into your hotel and enjoy some time at leisure before tonight’s farewell festivities.
This evening, enjoy a dinner of Irish
specialties followed by a lively show of traditional Irish music, songs and
displays of step-dancing.
OVERNIGHT: TRINITY CITY HOTEL, DUBLIN
Saturday – Aug 10 DUBLIN
All too soon, your vacation has come to its final day. Transfer to Dublin Airport in good time to check in for your flight. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores before boarding your aircraft and flying back to your hometown.
Tour Pricing - Land only - $2795/ person
Single Supplement - Additional- $1037 (limited space)
Deposit - $250 upon booking
- Transport by luxury motorcoach with driver/guide
- Meet & Greet service with one group transfer arrival and departure at the airport
- Hotel accommodations based on 2 people in each room including private bath, for 7 nights
- All visits and meals as outlined in custom Itinerary
- 8 Full Breakfasts
- 1 Brunch
- 4 Dinners
- Hotel porterage for one bag per person, service charges and government taxes
- Flight Bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags,& identifying strap