The Ireland Connection Tour 2017

14 days from $5,989 pp twin share over $1400 on included extras

 

Tour Overview

Ireland in depth… a unique itinerary, with longer stops packed with wonderful sightseeing, from Temple Bar in Dublin, Killarney and the Wild Atlantic Way, to the Aran Islands, ancient Megalithic tombs and the Titanic Experience in Belfast, plus the fascinating story of the mass emigration and deportation of the Irish to Australia.

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy 2 and 3 nights stops, see the dramatic sights plus gain a unique insight into the mass emigration and convict deportation of the Irish to Australia
  • Stay 2 nights exploring Georgian Dublin, visit the Guinness Storehouse, the Jeannie Johnston Famine Ship, and dine in a beautifully renovated 300 year old church
  • Visit the Irish National Stud Farm & Japanese Gardens, the Rock of Cashel and the Australian Convict Memorial at Clonoulty
  • Kiss the world famous Blarney Stone and visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, Cobh Harbour and Heritage Centre
  • Visit the beautiful ‘church on an island’ at Gougane Barra  
  • Relax over 3 nights in Killarney, ride on the Jaunting Cars, enjoy a lake cruise, explore the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, visit Derrynane House
  • Stay 3 nights in Galway, see the moving ‘Boy at the Workhouse Door’ famine memorial, enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, visit the dramatic Aran Islands and experience Ireland’s very best folklore show – the ‘Trad on the Prom’
  • Visit Newgrange tombs, the monastic ruins of Monasterboice, enjoy Irish Coffee in Foynes, see the majestic Cliffs of Moher and drive through The Burrens, follow the famous Causeway Coastal route to visit the Giants Causeway and enjoy a tasting in the Bushmills Distillery
  • Spend 3 nights exploring Belfast, visit the fascinating Ulster Folk Park and the Titanic Experience, plus enjoy a farewell dinner with a Titanic themed menu!

 

Incredible Value Inclusions

  • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach
  • 13 nights specially selected hotel accommodation
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
  • Breakfast daily 
  • Lunch in Joe Watty’s pub 
  • 9 dinners including a local restaurant dinner in Dublin and a special farewell dinner with ‘Titanic themed menu’ 
  • Welcome drink in Dublin, Guinness Storehouse visit and tasting in
  • Dublin, Irish coffee demonstration and tasting in Foynes, Bushmills whiskey tour and tasting
  • All excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described
  • Special Highlights - Lake Cruise and Jaunting Cars Killarney,
  • Aran Islands boat ride, Trad on the Prom Folklore show
  • Local guides as described in the itinerary
  • Personal audio system whilst on tour
  • Free WiFi available on most coaches and at hotels
  • End of tour tips to Tour Manager and Driver, tips for local guides

 

Tour Dates for 2017:

 

28 May 2017   -    10 Jun 2017    AUD $5,989  

25 Jun 2017    -    8 Jul 2017       AUD $5,989

9 Jul 2017       -    22 Jul 2017     AUD $5,989

13 Aug 2017    -   26 Aug 2017   AUD $5,989

3 Sep 2017      -   16 Sep 2017    AUD $5,989