A Taste of Ireland - Dublin to Galway.
June 29th - July 7th, 2019
$2099 includes air, hotels and more. Join us for an epic week of fun and sun in Ireland.
THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT BUT THERE ARE STILL LAND-ONLY SPACES AVAILABLE. You would purchase your own airfare but still travel with the group. Email me for pricing.
Join us for three nights in the gorgeous Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Dublin overlooking the River Liffey and four nights in the centrally located Imperial Hotel in Galway right on Eyre Square, with stops at Trim Castle and the Tullamore Dew visitor center on the way from Dublin to Galway. From our centrally located hotels you'll have free time to explore the towns and their surroundings... Trinity College and the Book of Kells, the Guinness Brewery and Jameson Distillery, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Aran Isles, the countryside of Connemara, or just relax and unwind in a cozy Irish pub.
$2099 includes direct non-stop flights to Dublin and back from Newark Liberty International, all air taxes and fuel surcharges, all transfers between airports and hotels in Ireland, three nights Dublin in the highly rated Hilton Garden Inn Custom House, a half day city tour of Dublin upon arrival, four nights in the centrally located Imperial Hotel in Galway, breakfasts daily, guided tours ofTrim Castle and Tullamore Dew Visitor Center and a pre departure meeting and orientation before we go.
Prices are based on double occupancy. There is a single supplement fee of $600 for solo travelers. Airport departure taxed and fuel surcharges are included but subject to change until time of booking, Transportation to and from Newark airport will be provided at an additional cost.
If you've ever wanted to visit Ireland this is your chance. You won't find a better value or a better time to go!! Especially in July when the weather in Ireland is at it's best. This is going to be too much fun.
Dublin is a city steeped in a rich history. Originally a Viking settlement and now the country's largest city and capital. Visit the famed Trinity College and gaze upon the 6th century Book of Kells written by a long forgotten Irish monk, visit St Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral and learn about their centuries long rivalry for dominance in Dublin. Stroll along the river Liffey and eat and drink your way through the Temple Bar area. The list goes on and on.
We'll stop at Trim Castle on our way from Dublin to Galway, built by Hugh de Lacey in 1173, it's the largest Norman castle in all of Europe and it sits on the south bank of the river Boyne where scenes from Braveheart were filmed. And, of course, no trip to Ireland would be complete without a stop at Tullamore Dew, that golden elixir of the Irish gods.
Galway on the western shore of Ireland is the land of music. We'll be staying in the heart of the pedestrian friendly zone where you can wander out in the morning, eat and drink in many of the fine local establishments, and stagger home at night!
We'll also be offering a couple optional trips to Newgrange and the Hill of Slane from Dublin, and the Aran Islands from Galway.
Saturday, June 29
Our journey begins from Liberty International Airport in Newark on United flight UA23 departing at 7:35 PM. For those who opted to join us on the bus, we will depart from the Easton Park n Ride at Rt 33 & William Penn Highway at 3:00 PM.
Sunday, June 30
Arrival in Dublin at 7:05 a.m. We will be greeted at the airport by our English-speaking guide, who will take us on a panoramic tour of Dublin before proceeding to the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House Hotel, where we will be staying the next three nights. The afternoon and evening are free for leisure. (Please note that check-in is not typically until 3:00 p.m.)
Monday, July 1
Following breakfast at the hotel, the full day is free for leisure unless you opted to participate in the Newgrange tour.
OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR TO NEWGRANGE, the 5000 year old UNESCO World Heritage site, the HILL OF TARA where the ancient Irish kings were coronated and the HILL OF SLANE where St Patrick first brought Christianity to Ireland in 432. We will meet in the hotel lobby for our departure.
Tuesday, July 2
After a hearty Irish breakfast at the hotel, the remainder of the day is free to explore Dublin. Or maybe take a train ride along the coast to the beautiful seaside village of Howth.
Wednesday, July 3
Following breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby with your bags at 9:00 a.m. for our transfer to Galway. En route to Galway city, we will make stops at Trim Castle and Tullamore DEW Visitor Center. (Lunch will be on your own at the distillery's restaurant, which is fantastic.) Upon arrival in Galway, we will check in to the Imperial Hotel, where we will spend the next four nights.
Thursday, July 4
After breakfast, the full day is free at leisure, unless you opted to participate in the Aran Islands Tour.
OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR TO ARAN ISLANDS: We will meet in the lobby for our transfer to Rossaveal harbor to catch the ferry to the beautiful and unique Aran Islands. The tour includes stops to explore Dun Aonghasa, Dún Dubhchathair (Black Fort), Teampall Bheanáin, Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Churches), and Fort of Dún Aonghusa. You will have free time for lunch on your own.
Friday, July 5
Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, the full day is free at leisure to explore Galway. Maybe book a tour to see Connemara or The Burren?
Saturday, July 6
After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to explore and shop the city.
Sunday, July 7
This morning we depart our hotel on our private coach to catch our 9:20 AM flight home. We will Arrive in Newark at 11:35 AM and should be back in Easton by 2:00.