FUN HAPPENINGS' TRAVEL & ADVENTURE GROUP PRESENTS AN AMAZING 10-DAY CASTLE, CLIFFS & PUB TOUR OF IRELAND... Visiting Ireland's most fun cities, experiencing breathtaking scenery, old world castles, Fun authentic Irish pubs and staying in luxurious 4 and 5-star accommodations!
You will experience Ireland with a Fun group of 35-40 persons; including Single professionals, Married couples- mostly in their 30's, 40's and 50's or early retirees, who love to travel as much as you do! That's what Fun Happenings Travel Group is all about; Meeting new people and sharing life-changing travel experiences as a group!
Every Detail on this 10-day Trip has been taken care of! What's included with this 10-day Ireland Trip? All Excursions and most meals are Included, Round Trip Air from Nashville, 4 amazing dinners at Ireland's Top Pubs and we're staying in Highly-Rated luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, including the famous and historic 5-star Dromoland Castle!
<Our Hotel in Dublin is located right in the city center... 10 minutes walking from everything in Dublin>
Get ready for one of the most fun trips you've ever been on! Our customized Irish Vacation includes our own dedicated Tour Guide and Private coach, as we explore the charming areas of Galway, Clare County, Killarney and Dublin during our 10 Days in Ireland! This trip is going to be "OFF THE CHARTS" and because Monday, is Labor Day- you will only miss 5 business days to be gone for 10 days!
<We'll be doing 2 "Local Pub Crawls" in Galway and Killarney, where we will immerse ourselves in the local culture and mingle with the local residents>
Our 10 Day Irish Tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Ireland, as we're visiting the most popular areas of this beautiful country and staying in elegant 4 and 5-star accommodations, including the world-famous 5-star DROMOLAND CASTLE!
<Our hotel in Clare County- The Dromoland Castle Resort dates back to the 5th century- is ranked one of the 5 Hotels in Ireland and Top 50 hotels in Europe>
<Dromoland Castle covers more than 450 acres and includes elegant rooms and suites, a World Class Spa, Indoor pool, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, fishing and clay shooting. 5-star restaurant, cocktail bar and afternoon tea.>
<The Ring of Kerry near Killarney offers scenic views of the coast>
<The Wild Atlantic, Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula on Ireland's West Coast is breathtaking and where we'll spend 2 days exploring this region>
<The great part of our Irish tour, is that ALL our excursions are INCLUDED, even our "Jaunting Buggy Ride" through Kerry National Park in Killarney>
<Our Group will explore Ireland's Famous "Wild Atlantic Way", while on the West Coast of Ireland and visit the Cliffs of Moher, The Dingle Peninsula and the Aran Islands>
<Our 9 Day Tour of Ireland Includes 4 Dinners at Ireland's 4 Top-Rated Pubs, that all include traditional Irish fare, Live Music & Dancing... Get ready for an Amazing Trip of a Lifetime, as we completely immerse ourselves in the local culture, music and dance!>
<Our stay in the 5-star Dromoland Castle will be an Experience of a Lifetime, no words can describe the beauty of this Castle or the 400 acres of grounds and gardens... no wonder why, Dromoland Castle is ranked one of the Top 5 Hotels in Ireland and in the Top 50 in all of Europe>
A lot of time and consideration went into carefully selecting the hotels for this trip, along with each day's activities... This Irish vacation is not a cookie-cutter tour that you can purchase from any Tour company- it was customized from scratch for Fun Happenings Travel & Adventure Group, as I have been working with a local Irish travel company in designing our tour for over 6 months!
OUR AMAZING IRELAND TOUR INCLUDES SO MUCH:
- Round Trip Air from Nashville to Dublin, Ireland (with Air/Land Package)
- 8 Nights Deluxe 4 & 5 Star Hotel Accommodations:
1.) 3 nights in Galway at 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa
2.) 2 nights in Killarney at 4-star Brehon Hotel & Spa (Top 10 hotels in Ireland)
3.) 2 nights in Dublin at 4-star O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel
4.) 1 night at luxurious 5-star Dromoland Castle- ranked one of the top 5 hotels in Ireland and Top 50 hotels in Europe).
- All Daily Sightseeing & Excursions with dedicated Professional Irish guide, private luxury motor coach and local guides.
- Included Excursions with Admission to: Walking tour of Galway city center, Full Day excursion to Connemara and Guided Tour of Kylemore Castle, Abbey & Gardens, Full Day excursion to Aran Islands and boat tour of Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills, Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Jaunting Cart Ride in Killarney, Blasket Island Heritage Center, Trinity Collage & Book of Kells, Guinness Brewery Storehouse Tour & Sample pint, Guided Tour of Jameson Distillery & tasting.
- 12 Meals Total (8 Full Breakfasts, 4 three-Course Dinners) - Including these special Pub & Musical Entertainment Dinners:
(1) Trad on the Prom- Ireland's Number #1 music, song and dance experience (2) Jarvey’s Irish Pub Show- Ireland's most Fun Sing-along Irish pub! (3) Merry Ploughboy Irish Cabaret Show in Dublin (4) Sing-along Pub Night at Dublin's Famous Brazen Head Pub (est. 1198)
- All Transportation in Ireland and Airport/Hotel Transfers- this is a private, fully escorted customized private tour with our own dedicated Irish Guide.
- 9 Days Luggage Porterage with gratuity to Hotels.
- All Hotel taxes, surcharges and Gratuities for Hotels & Meals
As you can see- this Ireland Tour includes almost EVERYTHING, except a handful of meals, that are part of your free time to explore these charming Irish towns and cities on your own time!
**** Space is limited to only 35-40 persons for this trip- as no more spaces will be added, once we are full!
This Tour of Ireland is going to be an Experience of a Lifetime and I hope you can join us in Ireland this September 2nd - 11th for an Amazing Trip!
Please contact me directly at [masked], if you have any questions regarding our Ireland Trip...
Your Travel Planner,
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*** PRICING / PAYMENT TERMS / FLIGHT ITINERARY FOR IRELAND TRIP***
AIR / LAND PACKAGE PRICE FROM NASHVILLE TN:
• $[masked] per person / Double Occupancy Room- If paid in Full by check. (Save $100.00 by paying in full) - Make check payable to Fun Happenings and mail to Fun Happenings, PO Box 322, Brentwood 37024.
• PAYMENT IN FULL BY CREDIT CARD - $[masked] / DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (Single room additional- see below).
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• If Paid in 4 installment Payments over 4 months - $[masked]:
1.) $812.50 due Now (Initial Deposit Due BEFORE MAY 21, 2016)
2.) $812.50 due Friday, June 17, 2016
3.) $812.50 due Friday, July 15, 2016
4.) $812.50 Final Payment Due Friday August 5, 2016
** Note- All payments must be paid by August 5, 2016- If you begin payments late- you may be required to make 2 payments at end to catch up and pay in full before August 5, 2016.
**** PAYPAL LINK FOR 4 RECURRING PAYMENTS OF $812.50:
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
$760.00: Single Room Supplement for entire trip
PAYPAL LINK FOR SINGLE ROOM:
LAND ONLY PACKAGE (Meet Us in Dublin on SEPTEMBER 3RD)
$[masked] BY CHECK OR $2343 BY CREDIT CARD (PAYPAL) - LAND ONLY PACKAGE- If flying from other city to meet us or if you prefer to use Airline Points / Miles to meet us in Dublin.
**** All payments shall be payable to Fun Happenings before the dates above and mailed to:
PO Box 322
Brentwood TN 37024
*** The Deadline to get on this trip is SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016! ***
This Trip is open to 35-40 persons maximum, as this is the maximum capacity of our private motor coach in Ireland and our reserved hotel rooms.
Reserve your space today with an initial deposit or full payment as this trip will sell out! <See payment details above>.
** INITIAL IRELAND TRIP ORGANIZATION MEETING & MIXER IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH!
• WHAT: Ireland Trip Organizational Mtg. / First Pre-Trip Mixer
• WHEN: Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30pm at Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub on Demonbreun Street
• WHERE: HARP & FIDDLE IRISH PUB (1538 Demonbreun Street Nashville TN 37203) - website is: harpandfiddlenashville.com
This will be a good opportunity to meet others interested in going or going on this trip, find a roommate- if you prefer sharing a room. PLEASE COME TO THIS GET-TOGETHER, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GOING TO IRELAND!
Feel free to email me at [masked] - if you have any questions!
Get ready for a trip of a lifetime! Hope to see you in Ireland this September!
Your Travel Planner,
Michael Gabelman Fun Happenings Travel & Adventure [masked]
ROUND TRIP AIRFARE FROM NASHVILLE TO DUBLIN (VIA UNITED AIRLINES):
UNITED AIRLINES GROUP AIR - FLIGHT ITINERARY
CARRIER FLIGHT# DATE CITY/DEP CITY/ARRIVAL
UNITED 3627 02 SEPT Nashville/11:00AM Newark/2:10P
UNITED 130 02 SEPT Newark/10:25PM Dublin IR/10:00AM* (Arrives Dublin 03 SEPT)
UNITED 131 11 SEPT Dublin/12:55PM Newark/3:35PM
UNITED 1123 11 SEPT Newark/7:45PM Nashville/9:12PM
***DAY-BY- DAY ITINERARY FOR IRELAND CLIFFS, CASTLES & PUB TOUR***
● Day 1 - Friday, September 2, 2016: Depart Nashville: Our group departs Nashville for our overnight transatlantic flight bound for Dublin, via United Airlines (or purchase "Land Only Package" and meet us in Dublin on Sept. 3rd).
☆ (Included Today: Round Trip Flight from Nashville to Dublin (with Air / Land Package), dinner and breakfast on Transatlantic Flight)
● Day 2 - Saturday, September 3, 2016: Arrive Dublin / Travel to Galway
Upon arrival in Dublin, we clear customs and then meet our Irish Guide and private coach. Our scenic drive through Ireland begins today, as we drive west through the lush, green countryside to Galway, our destination for this evening. En route we pass lovely villages and verdant fields and stop in a charming village for lunch on our own. Upon arrival at our centrally located 4-star Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, our guide will take us on a walking tour of Galway's City Center and the Galway Cathedral. Dinner tonight is on your own, where we can explore the many restaurants, shops and pubs near our centrally located hotel!
<Galway Cathedral is one of our stops during our walking tour of Galway>
☆ (Included Today: Walking tour of Galway City & Galway Cathedral, relaxing afternoon/evening to explore Galway or rest, Dinner on own this evening)
<Our 4-star hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway is located two blocks from the Town center and also has majestic views overlooking Galway Bay>
● Day 3 – Sunday, September 4, 2016: Connemara / Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens
Today, our group will explore the rural foothills of Connemara and Kylemore Castle, Abbey & Gardens , 1 hour outside of Galway City. Oscar Wilde described Connemara, as a ‘savage beauty’ and its patchwork of brooding lakes, rugged mountains, and windswept bogs certainly gives a sense of splendid isolation. Connemara in renowned for its rugged beauty and attracts visitors from all over the world to experience its unique charms.
Kylemore Abbey is one of the most picturesque Castles in Ireland, which is home to a community of nuns of the Benedictine Order who came to Connemara in 1920 after their abbey in Ypres, Belgium was destroyed in World War I. Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens is the Top, Must-see Attraction in Connemara!
<Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens is one of the top, Must-see Castles in all of Ireland and just an hour north of Galway City>
Tonight is our "Trad on the Prom" Irish Cabaret & Dinner, which celebrates the passion of Ireland's past with a contemporary production, of world class music, song and dance. Our performers tonight, have captivated audiences in such extraordinary productions as 'Riverdance', 'The Chieftains' and 'Lord of the Dance' are now together on ONE STAGE for an unforgettable entertainment experience!
☆ (Included Today: Breakfast, Day Tour to Connemara, Admission & Guided tour of Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, Trad on the Prom Irish Cabaret Show & Dinner)
● Day 4 – Monday, September 5, 2016: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with a 1 hour cruise along the Cliffs of Moher
Today is going to be a magnificent day as we visit the quaint Aran Island of Inisheer and see the Cliffs of Moher like never before!
In the morning, we'll head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where we'll board the Doolin ferry to Inisheer (Inis Oirr), the smallest and most vibrant of the Aran Islands. There's plenty of choices of activities during our 2 hours of free time on Inisheer- Explore ancient churches and castles, beautiful beaches, several pubs and cafes.... or you may want to want to take a pony and trap, hire a bicycle or stroll the peaceful island. For our return journey to the mainland, we will take a guided cruise alongside the foot of the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, which puts the 700 foot high cliffs into perspective.
We'll have some free time to stop at the famous Gus O'Connor for lunch on our own, before head to view the "Cliffs of Moher" from the Top, as we can take a stroll along the cliffs edge and see how tiny everything is from above! As we head north to Galway, we'll head along "The Wild Atlantic" path on the Coastal Road for some more magnificent views!
Tonight dinner is on our own in Galway, so be sure to check out the many unique pubs and restaurants, all within 15 minutes of our hotel. Be sure to meet back at the hotel, after dinner at 9:00 pm, as our Irish Guide takes us on a "Local Pub Crawl of Galway Pubs" so we can immerse ourselves in the local culture and mingle with the local residents!
☆ (Included Today: Breakfast, Full Day Tour to Aran Islands, 1-hour cruise touring the Cliffs of Moher, Cliffs of Moher Visitors center, lunch and dinner on your own)
<We will have 2 hours to explore the quaint Island of Inisheer, the smallest but most vibrant of the 3 Aran Islands, off the western coast of Ireland>
<Our group will arrive early at our 5-star resort today, so we can participate in the many activities available on property of their 450+ acres>
● Day 5 – Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Depart Galway / Arrive Dromoland Castle, County Clare
After breakfast, our group heads south towards Clare County, where we'll arrive early at the magnificent 5-star DROMOLAND CASTLE HOTEL, so we can participate in the many activities available on their 450 acre grounds.
Upon arrival, A member of the Hotel staff will guide our group around the beautiful grounds of the Estate and provide us with the History of the Castle and it's Estate.
<The award-winning 5-star Dromoland Castle is an amazing Castle Hotel, that ranks one of the Top 5 Hotels in Ireland and the Top 20 Hotels in Europe>
After the guided tour, you may choose from several activities- hike on the Dromoland's trails, stroll through the gardens, go horseback riding, take a boat on the lake, try an archery class, play golf, enjoy their falconry experience, learn how to shoot clay pigeons or book a relaxing spa treatment. And, make sure to dress properly for Afternoon Tea at 4:00 pm, some royalty may drop in for a spot of tea! There's plenty to do at Dromoland Castle!
☆ (Included Today: Breakfast, Guided historical tour of the Famous Dromoland Castle, Free afternoon to explore the magnificent Dromoland Castle grounds, lunch and dinner today on your own)
● Day 6– Wednesday, September 7, 2016: Depart Clare County / Famous Dingle Peninsula & Arrive Killarney
This morning we head south to Killarney. En route we are going to visit one of the most scenic areas of Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula! Also, we will visit the Blasket Visitors Center in Dun Chaoin, on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. This interpretative museum, shows first hand, how this unique community once lived on the Great Blasket Island.
County Kerry's stunningly beautiful Dingle Peninsula, stretches for 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland's south-west coast. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest peak. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs, broken by sandy beaches, with two large sand spits at Inch in the south and the Maharees to the north.
<The Dingle Peninsula has been listed as 'the most beautiful place on earth' by National Geographic and voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by TripAdvisor.com - Today is going to be a magnificent day!>
After our magnificent visit to the Dingle Peninsula, we will arrive in the quaint, charming town of Killarney, where we will be staying at the famed Brehon Hotel & Spa, near the town center of Killarney and overlooking Killarney National Park, in a beautiful natural setting. This hotel is an amazing selection- as The Brehon Hotel is ranked one of "The Top 10 Hotels in Ireland" by TripAdvisor.com and the Top Hotel in Killarney!
<Our hotel in Killarney, The Brehon Hotel & Spa is one of the Top Hotels in Ireland, boasting luxurious accommodations and a world class spa>
Tonight is going to be a special night, as we celebrate our time in Killarney with a visit to the popular JARVEY'S / MOLLY DARCY'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB for a fun, festive night of Irish music, dancing and sing-along songs! Our night at Jarvey's is included with our trip package and offers an authentic Irish meal and the best traditional Irish entertainment fer miles and miles!
☆ (Included Today: Breakfast, Day Tour of Dingle Peninsula and admission to Blasket Visitors Center, Pub Dinner & Entertainment at Jarvey's Irish Pub>
Day 7 – Thursday, September 8, 2016: Jaunting Buggy Tour in Killarney National Park, Ross Castle & Lakes of Killarney / Free Afternoon / Pub Crawl Tonight in Killarney
Get ready for one of the most fun days of our trip! We are going to experience a Jaunting Horse Buggy Tour Today, exploring the Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Ross Castle and the famed Killarney House.
The Jaunting Buggy Tour is the perfect way to see the hidden delights of this region! You will step back in time and experience Ireland’s most traditional mode of transport with a jaunting buggy tour. As you ramble along our tour, your guide will inform you of the history, legends and folklore of the area – with some Irish humor thrown in for good measure!
This afternoon has been scheduled as free time, as Killarney National Park offers some magnificent hiking, fishing and boating, or you may wish to spend the afternoon exploring and shopping in the quaint village of Killarney.
Dinner is on your own tonight, but be sure to meet in the hotel lobby at 8:30 pm for a fun, festive night as our Irish guide takes us on a "Local Pub Crawl of Killarney", as Killarney boasts having the best pubs in all of Ireland!
<Killarney is known for its quaint city center, unique shops and a pub on every corner, Tonight our group will visit the top local pubs and mingle with the locals!>
Day 8 – Friday, September 9, 2016 Depart Killarney / Visit Blarney Castle / Arrive Dublin / Dinner at Famous Brazen Head Pub in Dublin (est 1198)
We depart and enjoy another lovely drive, this time eastward across Southern Ireland. Our first stop is in Cork area, where we visit Blarney Castle. Of course, we all will want to kiss the "Blarney Stone" and acquire the "gift of eloquence." Here we will also visit the renowned Blarney Woolen Mills and offer free time for lunch.
<Blarney Castle & Cork County are some of the most scenic areas of Ireland>
After lunch we head north towards Dublin and take a panoramic tour of Dublin with our coach, to familiarize ourselves with this great walk-able city. One stop will be the impressive St. Patrick's Cathedral and then we'll wind down with a fun, interesting tour of the Guinness Storehouse Brewery & museum, where we'll first hand, how they made the famous stout for over 252 years. We will also sample a pint, of course! We will then check in to our beautiful centrally located Dublin Hotel, the 4-star O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, located right in the center of vibrant Historic Dublin!
<Our Dublin Hotel, the 4-star O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel is located right in the city center, steps away from Trinity College and 5 minute walk from the River Liffey>
Day 9 – Saturday, September 10, 2016 Dublin
Our first stop today is almost across the street from our hotel at Dublin Trinity College to view its famed "Book of Kells," the illuminated version of the Gospels, designed by unknown monks long ago. In the Old Library are housed over three million volumes of valuable books and priceless manuscripts: we can learn about ancient book-making as we marvel at our surroundings.
Our next stop is the Jameson Distillery, this Dublin whiskey tour tells the story of John Jameson and his world renowned smooth Irish whiskey. A visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is an unforgettable experience that will transport you back in time to the days when one of Ireland’s greatest entrepreneurs, John Jameson first made the whiskey that is a legacy today. We'll all receive a signature Jameson drink, and a chance for selected volunteers to become a "Qualified Irish Whiskey Taster"!
The rest of the afternoon (4-5 hours), is free to explore the beautiful city of Dublin and its many shops, cafes and pubs. Tonight, we celebrate our final evening in the Emerald Isle with a fun authentic Irish dinner, step-dancing, traditional music, singing and entertainment at Merry Ploughboy Irish Cabaret Show! After dinner, some may want to venture our for a pint or two in the Temple Bar area of Dublin, known for its many bars, pubs and nightspots.
Day 10 – Sunday, September 11, 2016 Farewell Ireland / Return to USA
Regretfully, it's time to say "Slán agat" (Good Bye) and transfer to the Dublin Airport by our private coach, where our international flight is waiting to return us to the USA. We return, however, with memories of lovely landscapes, verdant fields, fabulous castles, fun local pubs and people, enchanting music and most importantly, a wealth of new friends we met from Fun Happenings Travel Group!
ABOUT OUR 4 HOTELS IN IRELAND... They were hand-picked for great location, high level of service and modern amenities, we Americans have grown accustomed to!
Galway's 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa
Our hotel is a short walking distance of many city center attractions and located on scenic Galway harbor with beautiful water views. The luxurious 4-star hotel offers 261 rooms and suites, each with Free high-speed, wireless Internet, beautiful views of Lough Atalia and Galway Bay, 2 restaurants and the Atrium Bar & Lounge. Our stay will be a pleasant one at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway!
<Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway offers a great city center location, great sea views and luxurious modern accommodations>
5-star Dromoland Castle, ranked one of the top 5 hotels in Ireland and Top 50 hotels in Europe... This Hotel stay is going to be a Once in a Lifetime Experience!
Dromoland Castle is, quite simply, one of Ireland's finest castle hotels. Dromoland offers guests the experience of living like a king, surrounded by luxury, beauty and exceptional service. Dromoland Castle is one of the few estates tracing its history to native Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage.
Today, Dromoland Castle blends old-world elegance with modern-day comforts, the castle serves as one of the most desired destinations in Europe!
Dromoland Castle's grounds are magnificent and cover over 450 acres... All of the bedrooms are luxuriously decorated with fine linens and modern day amenities.
4-star Brehon Hotel & Spa in Killarney, is ranked one of the Top 10 hotels in Ireland and offers scenic views of Killarney National Park and Lake and is a 15 minute walk to the center of town.
The Brehon Hotel features luxurious, spacious rooms with mountain views, marble bathrooms with under-floor heating, luxury toiletries, walk-in showers and fluffy bathrobes... Guests can choose from a pillow menu and relax with satellite TV, slippers, and complimentary mineral water. There's no doubt, The Brehon Hotel is Killarney's most luxurious 4 1/2 star hotel!
The Brehon Hotel's Angsana Spa offers several Thai-style treatments and massages and offers a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tubs.
The 4-star O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, one of Dublin's finest in the City Center!
This historical property is nestled in the heart of Dublin city center and is only a 5-minute walk from St. Stephens Green and Trinity College. This modernized 18th century building offers 102 spacious, air-conditioned rooms, choice of European and US plug sockets in every room, delicious food & drinks menu at Winner's Pub.
All of the spacious rooms offer great city views and minutes to everything in the heart of Dublin!