Shades of Ireland - Due to COVID-19 Closures we are no longer offering this trip.


     
Day 1:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Overnight Flight. 
Day 2:  Thursday, April 22, 2021 Dublin, Ireland- Tour Begins Get a taste of old Dublin.  Tonight, you and your fllow travelers revel ina traditional Irish evenng, inluding regional cisine.
Day 3:  Friday, April 23, 2021 Dublin Today, it's you choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park- OR- choose a walking tour of the city's historic center, exploring St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin's charms on your own.
Day 4:  Saturday,April 24, 2021  Dublin- Kilkenny-Waterford Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore.  Then, in
Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland's oldest city.  It's your choice!  Tour the  Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries- or -visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor's Wine Vault.
Day 5:  Sunday, April 25, 2021 Waterford- Blarney Stone- Killarney  Liv the leged.  The story goes tht thos who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning,give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle.  Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney.  In Killarney's stunnng national park, board a traditional boat and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman.  Tonight, it's Diner's Choice...choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Killarney's great restaurants.
Day 6:  Monday, April 26, 2021 Killarney- Ring of Kerry- Killarey Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes.  At the Gap of Dunloe,  shop for local artisan-made crafts.  See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog emonsration at a family-run farm.  The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find you own authentic taste of Irish culture.
Day 7:  Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Killarney - Adare - Limerick Start your day wih a traditional jaunting ca ride though Killarney National Park.  Travel to Adare, Ireland's prettiest illage for sometime at leisure.  Continue to Limerick, where  panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty."
Day 8:  Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Limerick-Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Limerick Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foothigh Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic.  Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and neolithc tombs.  Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases "The City of Tribes"  before relaxing over dinner.
Day 9:  Thursday, April 29, 2021 Limerick - Tullamore / Kilbeggan - Knscourt  You don't have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old - world heritage of Ireland's whiskey territory.  Your journey brings you to Tullamore and Kilbeggan in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product.  Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner.
Day 10:  Friday, April 30, 2021 Kingscourt- Tour Ends Your journey ends in Kingscourt.