Dan O'Donnell Adventure – Ireland
I’m so excited to take my trip series beyond our borders, and to a place I’ve always dreamed of seeing (where my ancestors hail from, as you can tell by my last name). Ireland is a place of stunning old world beauty, brimming with culture, history and friendly locals! We’ll fly into the charming capital city of Dublin, where we’ll spend the first two nights, before making our way south to medieval Kilkenny en route to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. And that’s just the first few days!
After a night in Waterford, we’ll make a stop in Blarney (to kiss the Blarney Stone…although that doesn’t sound very COVID friendly) on our way to breathtaking Killarney on Ireland’s southern tip. We’ll ride the rugged coastline to Ring of Kerry, with majestic landscapes all around. After a second night in Killarney, we’ll experience the 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher, natural beauty words can’t describe. Then we’ll spend two nights exploring Limerick, with a stop in Galway, followed by a special whiskey experience in Tullamore and a final night in Kingscourt. And if you’re not ready to go home, you can extend the trip with an incredible three-night stay in Edinburgh, Scotland!
It’s time for your next great adventure. Hurry because space is limited and after the year we’ve had, the demand to get back out and see the world is at an all-time high.
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $799
June 18-27, 2022
10 Days / 9 Nights
Relax on our overnight flight to the Emerald Isle. (Meals aloft)
Arrive in Dublin
Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight we’ll revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. (D)
Take a ride with a local guide today 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. The afternoon is free to discover Dublin’s charms on your own.
Exclusive Experience: Tonight explore the brewing process behind Ireland’s beloved Guinness beer, learn how to pour the perfect pint and of course enjoy one (or two). Then enjoy a culinary experience that will immerse you into the culture of the Emerald Isle. (B, D)
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. 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, it’s your choice! (B, D)
The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. Give it a shot this morning at historic Blarney Castle. We’ll cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. Enjoy a traditional jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park before boarding a boat and sailing 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. (B, D)
Killarney–Ring of Kerry–Killarney
Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. See the Gap of Dunloe and shop for local artisan-made crafts. The night is free to find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. (B)
Killarney–Cliffs of Moher–Limerick
Today brings us to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. 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.” (B)
Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration. Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes.” Return to Limerick to relax over a group dinner. (B, D)
You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Our journey brings you to Tullamore in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top the day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where we’ll toast to the end of an unforgettable trip over a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Transfer back to Dublin to fly home or to Edinburgh, Scotland to extend the trip. (B)
- Roundtrip economy class international airfare from Chicago
- 14 meals (8 breakfasts, 6 dinners)
- All ground transportation in Ireland
- Expert local guide in Ireland
- Gratuities for guide & driver
- Milwaukee-Chicago airport transfers
- Custom luggage handling
- All taxes & fees as of 6/1/21
- Complete services of Cruise & Tour including vacation host in Ireland
Dan O’Donnell Exclusives:
- Guinness Storehouse Tour and Culinary Experience
- WISN Welcome Session
- Get to Know Dan over a Q&A
- Informal Get-Togethers
- WISN Travel Club Gift Set
- Increases in taxes, fees or surcharges after 6/1/21
- Business class air upgrade
- Travel insurance
- Airline baggage fees
- Items of a personal nature
COVID-19 NOTICE: Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests may be required to provide one of the following in order to be able to travel: proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 (based upon a defined time frame specified by entry country), or a negative COVID-19 test result (based upon a defined time frame and test type specified by entry country). Specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator and are subject to change at any time. Cruise & Tour does not have any control over these requirements. Masks may be required to be worn during portions of your trip and specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator. Cruise & Tour does not have any control over these requirements. Any costs associated with these requirements shall be at the travelers’ expense. This shall not release the passenger from the cancellation policy or be grounds for adjustment of the price of the travel arrangements reserved.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$1000 deposit required with your reservation
$2000 second deposit due 11/19/21
Final payment due 2/18/22
All payments can be made by check or cash.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
Initial $1000 deposit refundable through 11/19/21, less a $500 cancellation fee
11/20/21 to 2/18/22: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 2/18/22 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited
How to Book
- Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
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