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Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher

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OIN WAND’S MATT
LOVELESS on our group in the airport pro-
10 Days April 10-19, 2019 exclusive, relaxed cess.
From $3847* tour of Ireland next Day 2 Thursday:
spring featuring 2-night Flight Arrival-Dublin
• Dublin • Jameson Distillery stays including one in a You have an early
• Epic Museum • Irish House castle. Most meals are morning arrival in Dublin.
Party • Kilkenny • Smithwick’s included on this excit- After clearing Irish
Brewery • Blarney Castle & ing adventure. We see Customs, you’ll meet your
Woollen Mills • Killarney Ireland’s forty shades of Irish driver/guide and be
• Dingle Peninsula • Cliffs of green and her friendly escorted to your await-
people before the sum- ing motor coach. Leaving
Moher • Visit to Rathbaun Farm
mer crowds arrive. Experience the airport, you will enjoy your first
• Galway • Kylemore Abbey Ireland’s historic sites including Irish Breakfast at the Man of War
• Connemara Marble & Celtic the majestic 700 foot high Cliffs of Pub. Next enjoy a panoramic tour
Crystal showrooms • Knock Shrine Moher and magnificent scenery such
• Roscommon • Kilronan Castle as at Dingle Peninsula.
stay • Athlone The hills of Killarney
Itinerary

Day 1 Wednesday:
Central Illinois-Chicago-
Flight
Board our private motor
coach in Central Illinois and
travel to Chicago for our non-
stop overnight flight to Dublin,
Ireland. Matt will assist the
the town of Killarney. Dinner and
overnight at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 5 Sunday: Killarney-
Kerry-Dingle Peninsula-
Killarney
A delightful day includes a drive
along the Kerry coast to the Dingle
Peninsula which offers magnificent
coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head,
you see the Blasket Islands, the
last outposts of Europe. Return to
Killarney, where you’ll then enjoy a
traditional jaunting cart ride through
Killarney’s National Park. Dinner
and overnight at your Killarney
hotel. (B, D)

Blarney Castle, County Cork Day 4 Saturday:
Dublin-Kilkenny-
of the capital city, with a visit to the Blarney-Killarney
Jameson Distillery, here you’ll learn Leaving the capital,
about the “angel’s share”, and enjoy you will travel southerly via
a sample. In the afternoon, check County Kildare and Carlow
into your Dublin hotel where you are to Kilkenny. Here you visit
free to relax. Tonight enjoy dinner the Smithwick’s Brewery,
and overnight in Dublin. (B, D) Ireland’s oldest. Travel on
Day 3 Friday: Dublin then through Tipperary
This morning, you’ll enjoy a and Ireland’s Golden Vale,
tour of EPIC, The Irish Emigration the richest farmland in the
Museum, an interactive experience country. We stop in Blarney
featuring 1500 years of Irish history. where you’ll have your
Then you are free to explore inde- chance to climb the steps and
pendently the many other museums kiss the famed stone, said
and sights of Dublin. Tonight, you’ll to bestow eloquence on all
enjoy dinner and Irish entertainment who dare! Shop and explore
at the Irish House Party. Overnight in the Woollen Mills before
Dublin. (B, D) you continue on across the
Derrynasaggart Mountains
to the charm and beauty of

Day 6 Monday: Killarney-
Tarbet-Cliffs of Moher-
Rathbaun Farm-Galway
Travel to Tarbert, where you’ll
take a short ferry crossing to Kilrush
in County Clare. On up the Clare
coast we come to the mighty Cliffs
of Moher, rising 700 feet above the
Atlantic and stretching along the
coast for five miles. You’ll continue
inland to Ardrahan for a visit at
Rathbaun Farm. Here you’ll enjoy
coffee/tea and Irish farmhouse
scones with your hostess Frances,
and then learn about the farm life
with Finton. We continue on to

Dingle Peninsula
Galway where you enjoy dinner and
overnight. (B, T, D)
Day 7 Tuesday: Galway-
Connemara-Kylemore Abbey-
Galway
This morning you will journey
through the wild and rugged land of
rocky mountains, sparkling brooks
and rivers known as the Connemara
Region. Enjoy a visit to stately
Kylemore Abbey, once the monastic
home of the Benedictine Nuns. Next
we enjoy a demonstration and the
showrooms at Connemara Marble
and the Celtic Crystal. Return to
Galway where the remainder of your
day is free. Dinner and overnight in
Galway. (B, D)
Day 8 Wednesday: Galway-
Knock-Drumcliffe Church- optional visit to the Church of Peter Kilronan Castle
Roscommon and Paul. Enjoy lunch and some free What’s Included: • Round trip motor coach
We continue northerly today time to explore Athlone. Return to transportation from Central Illinois to O’Hare
via the market towns of Tuam, your castle hotel for your final dinner • Baggage handling • Round trip flights • All
Claremorris and Charlestown. Our and overnight. (B, L, D) transportation and sightseeing via deluxe
next stops include the village of Day 10 Friday: Kilronan touring motor coach with the services of
Knock, with its Marian Shrine and Castle-Dublin-Chicago O’Hare- a professional driver/guide throughout
Drumcliffe Churchyard, just out- and admissions per itinerary • 18 Meals: 9
Central Illinois
Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 8 Dinners • $119 cur-
After breakfast, transfer across rent total taxes & fees, subject to change •
to Dublin Airport and bid your Hotel accommodations • Led by WAND TV’s
driver/guide and this Emerald Isle a Matt Loveless
fond farewell. Our same-day return
flight takes us to Chicago where our Accommodations: (8) total number of nights
private motor coach awaits to return Dublin (2) Camden Court Hotel
us to Central Illinois. (B) Killarney (2) Killarney Towers Hotel
Galway (2) Galway Bay Hotel
Included meals are noted each day with Ballyfarna (2) Kilronan Castle
the initials for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
What’s Not Included: • Tips to driver/guide
and local guides • Travel insurance • Meals
not noted in itinerary • Tax/fuel surcharges in
effect if any
Athlone
Fresh scones with jelly and clotted cream
is a scrumptious treat
side Sligo, the final resting place of
William Butler Yeats. Next we travel
inland to County Roscommon to our
castle retreat. Kilronan Castle, one
of Ireland’s most luxurious Castle
Hotels sits on the shores of Lough
Meelagh. Enjoy dinner and over-
night. (B, D)
Day 9 Thursday: Roscommon-
Boyle-Athlone-Kilronan Castle
A scenic historic tour today takes
us via Boyle, where we see the ruins
of the old Cistercian abbey. This
ivy clad abbey dates back to 1161.
Continue on to Carrick-on-Shannon
and Longford to Athlone for an
Above; Dublin’s Hapenny Bridge; at left : A musical taste of Ireland; below Athlone

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