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Dublin and Galway, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

Castle Ruins

Dublin and Galway, Ireland

Ireland is a land rich in history, tradition and folklore. The Irish take their musical and gastronomy culture very seriously. From an early age, many school children are sent to dance school to practice Irish dancing, commonly referred to an Irish jig. There are over 300 castles in Ireland. One last thing . . . Leprechauns exist and Ireland is famous for them. Rumor has it they are not difficult to find, either. Just follow the signs to where they live.

Established

841 AD

Population

544,107

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation to and from Ireland

  • Private Charter Bus while

  • Student Friendly Hotels

  • 2 Lunches

  • 5 Dinners

  • Guided Walking City Tour of Dublin

  • Visit to The Italian Quarter on River Liffey

  • Guided City Tour of Galway

  • Guided Tour of County Wicklow

  • Visit and Admission Trinity College and the Old Library Building

  • Viewing of the Book of Kells

  • Admission to Dublin Castle

  • Admission to Galway Cathedral

  • Admission to The Cliffs of Moher

  • Admission to The Cliffs Exhibition

  • Admission to Traditional Irish Step Dancing Class

  • A –Z Travel Tour Manager throughout your journey

  • All taxes and fees listed above

  • Free Chaperone Spaces based upon number of paying passengers

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Day 1

Morning: Arrive in Dublin where you will meet your Tour Manager. Make your way to the hotel and store your luggage.

Afternoon: Enjoy lunch and a brief guided walking tour of the city. Dublin is full of rich history, churches, historic architecture, writers, poets and revolutionaries. Stroll Grafton Street and walk the footsteps of Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and W.B. Yeats, to name a few. Be sure to have your camera handy. Return to the hotel for check in.

Evening: Enjoy your welcome dinner. Return to the hotel for a much-needed rest.

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Day 2

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, it’s going to be a long day! Meet your bus for full day sightseeing. Depart for Trinity College. Admission and visit to the Old Library and the Book of Kells exhibition. A walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring you back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells – a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Afterwards, enjoy the grounds.

Afternoon: After you enjoy lunch on your own, you will visit Dublin Castle. The castle was a major Irish government complex, which until 1922 it was the seat of the British government’s administration in Ireland. In 1811 the tower was converted to hold state papers.

Evening: Return to the hotel and freshen up before dinner. Traditional Irish Fare is on the menu this evening.

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Day 3

Morning: Breakfast is enjoyed at the hotel. Group will meet the bus and depart for a day trip to the misty, emerald green hills of County Wicklow. Enjoy exploring the charming fishing villages and beaches.

Afternoon: Lunch will be on your own at a quaint seaside restaurant.

Evening: Return to Dublin. Group will enjoy dinner while listening to traditional Irish music.

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Day 4

Morning: Breakfast is served. Group checks out and loads luggage onto the bus. Depart west from Dublin, passing through bog lands and rolling green hills. There will be stops along the way where you can photograph winding rivers and ancient monasteries.

Afternoon: Upon arrival, stretch your legs and enjoy lunch. Galway Cathedral will be your first visit and is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. Begin a guided city tour of Galway, which is often considered “Ireland’s most Irish city”—is our base on the dramatic west coast. From here, explore the Gaeltacht, where Ireland’s traditional ways of life hold strong and Irish (Gaelic) is still the language of the land.

Evening: Check into hotel and prepare for a night out. One can never get to much traditional Irish music or traditional Irish fare.

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Day 5

Morning & Afternoon: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart for the famous Cliffs of Moher. “Many folklore stories surround the Cliffs of Moher. One famous story is about an unusual rock formation, at the most southerly point. It closely resembles a woman’s head looking out to the sea when viewed from the North. … They say the sea turned red where she fell, all the way to the cliffs.” After the view and visit of the Cliffs, visit The Cliffs Exhibition. This is the way to immerse yourself in a completely sensory and all-enthralling experience of the area. The Cliffs Exhibition is the exciting interpretive center at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. A huge domed cave at the center of the building, it contains a wealth of fascinating information and displays to delight inform and fascinate visitors of all ages. To bring to life the many different aspects of the Cliffs, the dome is organized into four main themed areas: Ocean, Rock, Nature and Man. Meet your bus and depart for and enjoy a nourishing lunch on your own.

Evening: Dinner is served while you listen to live Irish music, with the traditional sounds of fiddles and spoons.

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Day 6

Morning: After breakfast depart for Dublin. Upon arrival, you and your guide will enjoy exploring the Henry Street Shopping district, the Italian Quarter and Temple Bar to name a few.

Afternoon: After lunch on your own, you will make your way to a traditional Irish step-dancing class, where you will kick up your heels and learn some steps.

Evening: Return to the hotel and prepare for your farewell dinner in the “Emerald Isle”. Enjoy dinner, music and laughter.

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Day 7

Morning: Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check out, load luggage on the bus. We say Goodbye or as the Irish say “Slan Leat”! Depart for airport.

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