Ireland is one of the nicest countries of Europe with its friendly people, beautiful countryside, wonderful music, ancient castles, and a vibe not quite duplicated anywhere else in the world.
GeoTours Ireland is June 16 – 28, 2018, priced at $2150 for hotels, private tour bus, entries/activities, and breakfasts.
Book this tour by clicking the BOOK NOW button below, with your $300 first payment due 7 days later.Download 2018 Ireland Itinerary
LAND COST = $2150 (includes lodging, private tour bus, entries/activities, most breakfasts, Suzan Ebiner as leader)
International airfare to Ireland is extra and costs about $1200-$1400 from LAX, including taxes
Saturday June 16, 2018 – Depart USA
Sunday June 17– Arrive Dublin
Take a city tour of Dublin on a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus: Visit Kilmainham Jail, a prison during the British period with an excellent guided tour. Evening free to enjoy Dublin’s music and nightlife.
Monday June 18 – Dublin
Full day to enjoy Dublin, visiting Trinity College with the Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript from the Dark Ages. Free afternoon to enjoy more of Dublin.
Tuesday June 19 – Dublin to Cashel
Depart Dublin. Stroll the beautiful gardens of Powerscourt Estate. Visit the ruins of Glendalough, a 6th-century monastic settlement amidst beautiful lakes and mountains. Continue to the village of Cashel and enjoy an evening performance of Irish music and dancing at the Bru Boru Cultural Centre. One night in Cashel.
Wednesday June 20 – Cashel to Killarney
Visit the Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland’s most impressive ancient castles. Continue to Killarney National Park with its lakes, waterfalls, and stately Muckross House. Two nights in Killarney.
Thursday June 21 – Killarney
Tour the scenic Ring of Kerry, a beautiful drive along coastline and through mountains and villages. Walk part of the Gap of Dunloe, through a glacial valley past lakes.
Friday June 22 —Killarney to Doolin
Visit Cliffs of Moher, magnificent coastal cliffs 700 feet above the crashing surf. Two nights in the village of Doolin, with great traditional music.
Saturday June 23 – Aran Islands
Take a ferry ride to Inishmor, largest of the Aran Islands. Rent a bicycle, take a van, or hire a horse and carriage to see the island, spectacular cliffs, Dun Aengus fort, and ancient churches.
Sunday June 24— Doolin to Westport
Travel through the Connemara region with its wild nature. Stop to see beautiful Kylemore Abbey on a rugged lakeshore. Optional afternoon hike up Croagh Patrick (“St. Patrick’s Mountain”), weather permitting. Outstanding views from the mountain if the weather is good. One night in Westport.
Monday June 25 – Westport to Northern Ireland
Crossing into Northern Ireland we stop in Derry to walk the city walls and see the colorful Protestant and Catholic murals. Continue to the beach resort town of Portrush for two nights.
Tuesday June 26 – Northern Ireland
Explore Northern Ireland’s most famous natural sight, Giant’s Causeway, with bizarre basalt columns along a dramatic coastline. Visit the ruins of Dunluce Castle on a coastal clifftop. Walk across Carrick-a-Rede suspension bridge, 80’ above the sea, extending to a rocky island. Tour Bushmills Distillery to learn about whiskey production.
Wednesday June 27 – Northern Ireland to Dublin
Return to Dublin via Belfast, with a stop at the Dark Hedges, a magnificent road through a tree tunnel and filming location for “Game of Thrones”. One last afternoon and evening in Dublin for shopping and dinner.
Thursday June 28 – Depart Ireland
Depart from Dublin and arrive in the USA the same day, or extend your trip with more travels on your own.