A Taste of Ireland - Dublin to Galway.
July 1 - July 9, 2023
$2999 includes air, hotels and more. Join us for an epic week of fun and sun in Ireland.
Join us for three nights in the highly rated 4 star Camden Court Hotel in downtown Dublin within walking distance to all the major sites, and four nights in Flannery's Hotel, one of the nicest family owned hotels in Galway. From there it's a leisurely 30 minute walk to the center of town, or take one of the frequent buses to the city center... it's a short ride and the bus stop right out front! We'll stop 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.
$2999 includes direct non-stop flights on Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, to Dublin and back from JFK international airport, all air taxes and fuel surcharges, all transfers between airports and hotels in Ireland, three nights Dublin in the highly rated Camden Court Hotel, a half day city tour of Dublin upon arrival, four nights in the family owned Flannery's Hotel in Galway, breakfasts daily, guided tours of Trim 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 $699 for solo travelers. Airport departure taxed and fuel surcharges are included but subject to change until time of booking, Transportation to and from JFK 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 a lovely family owned hotel, just a leisurely walk to the heart of the pedestrian friendly zone. Or just outside our hotel you can hop on one of the frequent buses to the center of town where you can wander, explore, eat and drink in one of the many fine local establishments.
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, July 1
Our journey begins from JFK International Airport on Aer Lingus flight 106 departing at 9:05 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, July 2
Arrival in Dublin at 8:40 a.m. We will be greeted at the airport by our guide, who will take us on a panoramic tour of Dublin before proceeding to the Camden Court Hotel in central Dublin, 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 3
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 SLANE where St Patrick first brought Christianity to Ireland in 432, and a tour and tasting at Slane Castle and distillery, makers of Slane Irish Whiskey. We will meet in the hotel lobby for our departure.
Tuesday, July 4
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 5
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 Flannery's Galway Hotel, where we will spend the next four nights.
Thursday, July 6
After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to explore and shop the city.
Friday, July 7
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
Saturday, July 8
Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, the full day is free at leisure to explore Galway. Maybe book a tour to see Connemara, the famed Cliffs of Moher, or The Burren?
Sunday, July 9
This morning we depart our hotel on our private coach to catch our 12:50 PM flight home. We will Arrive at JFK at 3:20 PM and should be back in Easton for dinner.