Ireland – Apr 22 – May 1, 2019
Shades of Ireland
Monday, April 22 – Wednesday, May 1, 2019
$3,549.00 per person double occupancy
$3,519.00 per person triple occupancy
$4,049.00 per person single occupancy
$500.00 per person deposit is due within 7 days after reservations are booked. Due to the requirements of the airline and tour company, full payment is due by February 20, 2019. Trip insurance is available for an additional $290.00 per person. If you purchase insurance, the deposit is only $250.00 plus the cost of the Insurance.
Our group space is on hold until October 22, 2018. Please book your reservations prior to this date to secure space with our group. Any reservations made after that date are subject to availability.
Roundtrip transportation from Lafayette to the Indianapolis Airport may be available for an additional $49.00 per person. A valid passport book is required for this trip.
Includes Roundtrip air from Indianapolis, 8 nights lodging, 13 meals (8 breakfasts & 5 dinners), admissions per itinerary, hotel taxes, Imperial Escort and Professional tour director in Ireland.
From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it’s your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!
Ground arrangements by Collette Vacations.
Day 1 – April 22, 2019 Depart Indianapolis, IN
Our flight departs from Indianapolis. We’ll make a change of plane and then travel overnight to Dublin.
Day 2 – April 23, 2019 Dublin, Ireland
Welcome to Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for some traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening including regional cuisine.
Day 3 – April 24, 2019 Dublin, Ireland
Today you decide how you want to explore Dublin. You may choose to set out with a local guide on a drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Stephan’s Green, Grafton Street, and the historic Phoenix Park. Or, perhaps you will choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey. Spend the remainder of your day relaxing or set out to independently explore more of charming Dublin.
Day 4 – April 25, 2019 Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford
Step back in time. Begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in ancient 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. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 5 – April 26, 2019 Waterford – Blarney Stone – Killarney
Live the legend. The story goes that those 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 stunning national park, board a traditional boat (weather permitting) and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Killarney’s great restaurants.
Day 6 – April 27, 2019 Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney
Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world, the 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 demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture.
Day 7 – April 28, 2019 Killarney – Adare – Limerick
Start your day with a traditional jaunting car ride (weather permitting) through Killarney National Park. Travel to Adare, Ireland’s prettiest village, for some time at leisure. Continue to Limerick where a 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 – April 29, 2019 Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Limerick
Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high 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 Neolithic tombs. Continue on to Galway where a brief tour showcases “The City of Tribes” before relaxing over an included dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 9 – April 30, 2019 Limerick – Tullamore/Kilbeggan – Kingscourt
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 – May 1, 2019 Kingscourt – Indianapolis, IN
Our tour ends today. We board our flight today for the return trip to Indianapolis.