Mystical Ireland - Dublin/Shannon 2019 (8 Days)

Mystical Ireland

Dublin/Shannon 2019 (8 Days)

Starting at $2,209


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Explore the lesser-known northern half of Ireland, starting in Dublin and ending in Shannon. This itinerary hugs the coastline and visits St. Patrick country, Titanic Belfast, the walled city of Derry, scenic regions of Donegal and Connemara. Stay for two nights each in vibrant Belfast and cozy Westport. Visit the Giant’s Causeway and Cliffs of Moher.

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Destination & Sightseeing

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Immerse yourself in the life, work and times of St. Patrick, the iconic patron saint of Ireland.
  • Discover the colorful histories of Belfast, Derry, Westport, and Waterford on walking tours with local guides.

Trip Highlights:

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Donegal Castle
  • Down Cathedral
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Westport House
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Patrick’s Centre

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners including dinner in the drawing room of Westport Hosue and a festive medieval castle banquet

Hotels:

  • IE-MEA-CNO | Gormanstown, outside Dublin (1 nights)
  • NI-ANT-HBE | Belfast (2 nights)
  • NI-DER-CIT | Derry (1 night)
  • IE-MAY-WES | Westport (2 nights)
  • IE-CLA-BCA | Bunratty (1 night)

ITINERARY

ARRIVAL & DUBLIN CASTLE
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your hotel in County Meath, a short drive from Dublin airport. Tour Dublin to see elegant Georgian townhouses, pass St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College, and cross the River Liffey to drive along O’Connell Street. Take a guided tour through Dublin Castle, the seat of power and government for many centuries and visit the renowned State Apartments. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.(D)


ST. PATRICK’S GRAVE & CRUMLIN ROAD GAOL
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 the 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)

TITANIC BELFAST & WALKING TOUR
Tour central Belfast to see 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 this ill-fated liner. In the afternoon, join a local guide for a walking tour of Belfast before spending time on your own. (B)

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & DERRY WALK
Drive north along the Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This scenic region is one of the locations for “Game of Thrones.” Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle, and in Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls that encircle the compact old city. (B, D)

DONEGAL & WESTPORT
Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep, and the many tweeds made from their wool. Tour Donegal Castle built by the O’Donnell Chieftain in the 15th century. Drive around Donegal Bay and through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Head to Westport for a gentle walking tour of this historic town. (B, D)

SHEEP HERDING & WESTPORT HOUSE
Enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick and stop in the beautiful village of Leenane. Head to a local farm to watch skilled dogs herding sheep. View Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. Enjoy a drink before taking a guided tour of Westport House, which overlooks the ocean and contains a wealth of interesting portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain. Enjoy dinner in Westport House.(B, D)

GALWAY & CLIFFS OF MOHER
Travel to Galway for some free time to explore the city. Head out to see the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. Enjoy the evening feasting at a medieval-style banquet in a castle. (B, D)

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