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St Patrick's Day in Ireland - 7 Day Ireland Tour - $1,193* per person

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    Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA , Los Angeles, CA (map)

    33.946236 -118.377975

  • Updated October 22-

    We only have one room left on this fun St Patrick's Day in Ireland tour since our contracted space is limited to only 30 people.  So If you are interested in joining us or you just haven't called in to confirm your reservation yet,  hurry since this trip is just about sold out!

    To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your deposit of $250 per person prior to November 1. Please call Mark at [masked] or Don G at [masked]-9350.

    Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland with a 7 day introduction tour of Ireland including a special Pub evening on St. Patrick’s Day. This Escorted Tour is conducted by Globus and will be limited to the first 30 Meetup Members who sign up and post their deposit. Our group's discounted price for this tour is only $1,193* per person.

    Our Ireland tour is the perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle at the most festive time of the year - St Patrick's Day! In addition to our St Patrick's Day celebration at a local Pub in Ennis, we will experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns.

    We will start and end in Dublin, and also overnight in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. The highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor the breathtaking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes.

    We will also enjoy guided tours of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal, and the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to thoroughbred champions. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective. For example, you’ll enjoy coffee and scones that you’ll bake at Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque thatched farmhouse where you’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices. You’ll also enjoy an Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford.

    From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses!

    Our discounted price for this tour is only $1,193* per person, based on double occupancy, not including the airfare from the US. The discounted price for solo travelers staying in their own room is only $237 additional for a total $1,430*. 

    Our price includes superior hotel accommodations for 6 nights, ground transportation via deluxe motorcoach and ferry (across the Shannon Estuary), full Irish breakfast daily (5), three-course dinners with wine (3), Wi-Fi in the motorcoach and most hotels plus the complete tour as outlined below... Optional excursions and extended stays may be available for an extra charge. 

    To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your deposit of $250 per person to Mark at [masked] or Don G at [masked]-9350. Space is limited to only 30 Meetup Members so don't wait too long or you might miss out on the great trip. 

    Ed Howard will be hosting the group for us along with the Globus Tour Director. Ed is well traveled and has visited 76 countries, all 50 states, and all seven continents. Most of you know Ed as a Frequent Meetup Organizer and House Party Host.

    Itinerary

    DAY 1  Arrive in Dublin, Ireland-

    Céad míle fáilte! A hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

    DAY 2  Dublin–Kildare–Cashel–Limerick–Ennis (St Patrick's Day)-

    Horse-racing country this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Lots more to see: the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached; Tipperary, made famous in a wartime marching song; and Limerick, where an orientation drive acquaints you with St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691. Celebrate St Patrick's Day at a fun local Pub in Ennis.

    DAY 3  Ennis. West Coast Excursion-

    Your day excursion along Ireland’s spectacular Atlantic coastline begins with a drive to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. A scenic route across the limestone plateau of The Burren takes you to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. This afternoon, a special treat at RATHBAUN FARM: try your hand at scone making, and learn from the farmer about sheep shearing and dog whistling. Afterwards, enjoy COFFEE and your SCONES, fresh from the oven.

    DAY 4  Ennis–Ring of Kerry–Killarney-

    After a short drive via Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer, cross the Shannon estuary by FERRY. Continue on to Killorglin on Dingle Bay to join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take your photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View, then spend the night in the popular resort of Killarney.

    DAY 5  Killarney–Blarney–Waterford-

    Across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, and look forward to a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. After dinner this evening, enjoy an IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.

    DAY 6  Waterford–Avoca–Glendalough–Dublin-

    An exciting agenda today: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland’s oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca, where you watch the WEAVERS at work; the Wicklow Mountains; and GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then let your Local Guide show you the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.

    DAY 7  Dublin-

    Tour ends after breakfast and we fly back to the USA.

    *Terms & Conditions:The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.00 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

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