TRAVEL TO IRELAND
GURNEY FRIENDS & FAMILY
JUNE 22 – 30, 2018
Arranged by Travel Outlet
Friday, June 22, 2018
We depart Toronto for Dublin, the Capital City of Ireland. Overnight flight via Air Transat Wide Body Airbus 300, who boast of having the newest Trans-Atlantic Airbus Fleet. In flight service includes hot meals, imported wines and the most current in flight movies and music.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
DUBLIN-BELFAST - JURYS INN
We land in Dublin this morning, the Capital Of Ireland. After going through immigration and customs, we are met by our Driver/Guide for the week. We will than stop at the Airport bank to exchange Euros.
We head to the City Center after departing the airport, a short 20 minute drive.
This morning you will enjoy a panorama city tour of Dublin and enjoy the sights of Dublin City, including the statue line O'Connell Street and the many elegant Georgians Squares with their colorful doors...Trinity College...Phoenix Park with its gas lamps...St. Patrick's Cathedral, just to name a few of Europe's busiest City's attractions.
Later in the afternoon we head North to the Capital City of Belfast. Our next two nights will be spent in the historical capital city.
Tonight you will want to explore Belfast or just dine at the hotel and have your 1st pint in the hotel's pub.
Sunday June 24, 2018
BELFAST - JURYS INN - BREAKFAST / DINNER
After our 1st Irish Breakfast we head to the Titanic Museum. This is the world's largest Titanic museum, located next to where the ill fated ship was built. The museum contains many of the original artifacts recovered from the ship.
Next we travel North. Our driver will take us along the coastline and glens of Antrim, one of Irelands most scenic routes. This area is where many scenes from the Games of Thrones were filmed. Our next visit is the giants Causeway interpretive Center. We will experience the basalt hexagonal columns formed by Volcanic activity millions of years ago.
After an exciting day we head back to our hotel in Belfast. Dinner tonight is included in the hotel's dining room.
Monday, June 25, 2018
BELFAST / GALWAY - HOTEL MEYRICK - BREAKFAST
Our first stop will be to the Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal. These cliffs reach heights of 1972 feet making them the highest in Europe.
We head Southwest to the coastal city of Galway- Ireland's youngest city. We continue south via Sligo the final resting place William Butler Yeats.
We arrive in the seaside town of Galway in the late afternoon for our next two nights.
Tuesday June 26, 2018
GALWAY / ARAN ISLANDS - HOTEL MEYRICK - BREAKFAST
After breakfast we head out along Galway bay to the port of Rossaveel where we board the ferryboat to Inis Mor , the largest of the 3 Aran islands where we will spend the day seeing the sights , the stone walls , thecliff top fortress of dun Aengus, chance to walk, cycle or take a minibus tour of the island .
Spend a little time in the bars before taking the ferry home ,
We arrive back in Galway in the early evening . Tonight you may want to do a Galway Pub Crawl.....don't miss the Quays, Kings Head, Crane Bar and Tigh Neachtain.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
GALWAY / KILLARNEY - MALTON HOTEL - BREAKFAST
Today we head south to Killarney- everyone's favorite town.
Our 1st stop will be the majestic Cliffs of Moher which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic. We continue south and our next stop will be Bunratty Village -home of Dirty Nelly's one of Irelands oldest pubs.
As we continue to make our way to Killarney we travel through the Old World Town of Adare - noted for its thatched cottages and shops.
Arriving in Killarney we have the evening free to explore the many pubs and shops in this magical village. Don't miss the "Danny Mann Pub" where there is live Irish music 7 nights a week.
Thursday June 28, 2018
KILLARNEY/DINGLE PENINSULA - MALTON HOTEL - BREAKFAST / DINNER
Today we have the opportunity to discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula made famous by "Ryan's Daughter". We will drive along the Dingle coast to western most tip Slea Head for awesome views of the Atlantic. We will return to Killarney where we will have the rest of the afternoon and evening to enjoy Killarney 's many pubs... Buckleys, the Laurels, Hannigan's and Courtney's to name a few.
Friday June 29, 2018
KILLARNEY / DUBLIN - CAMDEN COURT - BREAKFAST
Departing Killarney this morning we travel northwest to County Cork into the small magical town of Blarney. Here you have the opportunity to visit the Blarney castle to receive the "gift of eloquence" for all those who partake. You will have the opportunity to visit the world famous Blarney Woolen Mills and give you the opportunity for great buys on crystal, Belleek, tweeds, lines and knitwear.
Heading north our next stop is the "Rock of Cashel" a stately limestone outcrop topped with medieval ruins.
Than onto Dublin, "Europe's Fastest Growing Capital City". We arrive in Dublin in the late afternoon where we check into our hotel where we will stay for our last night. Dinner will be in the hotel dining room.
Saturday June 30, 2018
DUBLIN/ TORONTO/ USA
After breakfast we transfer to the Dublin Airport. We will have the opportunity to do some last minute shopping at the famous duty free shop at Dublin Airport. After a few last minute pints at the airport we sadly bid farewell to the mystical land called IRELAND.
......itinerary subject to minor changes......