Day 1 LIMERICK, IRELAND.
Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Arrive in Limerick (nearest airport is Shannon). Your Local Host will help you maximize your time. This afternoon, your Local Guide will take you on a WALKING TOUR past the Treaty Stone, Bishop’s Palace, King John’s Castle, and St. Mary’s Cathedral, and lets you experience the wealth of history and folklore that this lively Irish city has to offer.
Day 2 LIMERICK.
Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Why not visit the Hunt Museum, tucked inside a former Custom House, it exhibits an internationally important collection of some 2,000 original works of art and antiquity.
Day 3 LIMERICK–KILLARNEY.
This morning, you will be transferred to Killarney by chauffeured car/minibus.
Day 4 KILLARNEY.
Start your exploration of Killarney with a fun-filled JAUNTING CAR RIDE through the town and the national park to Ross Castle. Enjoy splendid vistas of Ireland’s highest mountain range, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, and stop for photographs of the glorious Lakes of Killarney. Your Local Host will have suggestions for the rest of the day.
Day 5 KILLARNEY.
Enjoy a full day discovering this colorful resort on you own, or you might like your Local Host's suggestion to venture out to Torc Waterfall. From the top of the fall, reached by a winding path, you can take in beautiful views of the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park.
Day 6 KILLARNEY–DUBLIN.
Travel to Dublin by TRAIN (with change at Mallow).
Day 7 DUBLIN.
Morning guided sightseeing takes you past St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland; along elegant Georgian squares; and statue-lined O’Connell Street. Look out for the effigy of Oscar Wilde, reclining on a huge granite stone and seemingly without a care in the world; or Molly Malone, commemorating the young woman featured in the local ballad Cockles and Mussels. Finally, visit the Old Library at TRINITY COLLEGE, and see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells. It is testimony to Dublin’s literary tradition, dating back over a thousand years, when monks would transcribe the Bible into beautiful manuscripts.
_Dublin sightseeing might take place on Day 6. _
Day 8 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND.
Journey to Belfast by TRAIN (first class).
Day 9 BELFAST.
Enjoy your HOP-ON/HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR, which will take you past all the city’s attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queens University, the murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Also included is a ticket to the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.
T_he Hop-On/Hop-Off ticket in Belfast is valid for 48 hours and can be activated on the day of arrival._
Day 10 BELFAST.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.