Irish Adventures with Kevin Dietz

Hey, it’s Kevin!

From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, I invite you to experience Ireland’s charm on an adventure through the Emerald Isle!

Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Stand in awe at the top of the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. We’ll even tour the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a pint or two together!

There’s nothing better than traveling with a big group of fun loving WJR Travel Club members! We’re going to have such a blast together! That is why I invite you to check out all the details below and give my friends at Cruise & Tour a call. They handle all the details. All you need to do is sign up and show up and the rest is taken care of!

See you in Ireland!

Kevin

Kevin Dietz is one of the country’s great storytellers. His charismatic personality and unique ability to connect with people allows him to share emotional and authentic stories that inspire change. As the host of “AllTalk” on WJR 760 AM radio Kevin shares his stories and insights from decades as an investigative reporter. His callers and listeners feel as if they are part of the story as he weaves past experiences into advice on how to navigate today's issues. As an investigative reporter with WDIV TV in Detroit Michigan Kevin is among the most honored in the State’s history with 17 Michigan Emmys, more than a dozen Michigan association of broadcaster’s awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, two Wade McCree Jr. statewide justice awards, and is the first ever recipient of the Roger Weber award for integrity in Journalism. Kevin grew up in Bloomfield Hills, attended high school at Birmingham Brother Rice and graduated from Western Michigan University. He began his career at WPBN in Traverse City in 1987, before moving on to WLNS in Lansing, then WOOD in Grand Rapids, before coming back to Detroit. Kevin and his wife Melissa raised three children, Kevin, Isabelle, and Alexis, the family loves spending time in northern Michigan and proudly works with several local charities.

Per Person Double Occupancy
$5,949
Single Supplement: $999
(Limited Availability)

June 8-17, 2024

10 Days / 9 Nights

Itinerary

1
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Depart USA
Relax on our overnight flight to the Emerald Isle.

2
Sunday, June 9, 2024

Arrive in Dublin
Get a taste of Old Dublin. Tonight, we’ll revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. (D)

3
Monday, June 10, 2024

Dublin
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)

4
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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. 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)

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Waterford – Blarney Stone – Killarney
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 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)

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

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)

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Friday, June 14, 2024

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)

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Limerick – Galway – Limerick
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 to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes.” Return to Limerick to relax over a group dinner. (B, D)

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Limerick – Kilbeggan – Kingscourt
You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Our journey brings you to 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 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)

10
Monday, June 17, 2024

Kingscourt – Fly Home
Transfer back to Dublin to fly home or to Edinburgh, Scotland to extend the trip. (B)

Inclusions

Included

  • Economy class roundtrip airfare from Detroit (DTW)*
  • Premium hotel accommodations throughout Ireland **
  • All ground transportation in Ireland
  • Cocktails Reception and a Q&A Session with Kevin!
  • Expert guides in Ireland
  • 14 Meals (8 breakfasts, 6 dinners)
  • Gratuities for drivers & guide in Ireland
  • Custom luggage handling
  • Taxes and fees as of 3/7/2023
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including vacation host in Ireland

Extraordinary Experiences

WJR Welcome Session
Get to know Kevin during a Q & A
Guinness Storehouse Tour and Culinary Experience
Discover amazing secrets at the gorgeous Cabra Castle

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances.
***Jaunting car ride and/or boat cruise is included, weather permitting.

Not Included

  • Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 3/7/2023
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air upgrades
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Optional extensions
  • Items of a personal nature

Testimonials

Every time we have traveled with them it has been a wonderful experience. Always there to help with anything; wonderful to have arrangements made for a smooth trip so we don't have to!
- Margaret
They are an excellent tour company. I have traveled with them all over the world. I love the little extras that they do for you. I started with them in the early 90’s.
- Laura

Accommodations

Hotel RIU Plaza the Gresham, Dublin
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The Heights Hotel, Killarney
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Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney
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George Hotel Limerick
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Cabra Castle
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Rates

Per Person Double Occupancy
$5,949
Single Supplement (limited availability)
$999
3-Nt Edinburgh Extension - Per Person Double Occupancy
$1,099
3-Nt Edinburgh Extension - Single Supplement (limited availability)
$799
Upgrade to Business Class Air
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Travel Insurance
Quoted at Time of Booking

Deposit:
A $1,000 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
A second deposit in the amount of $2,000 is due 11/10/23.
Final payment due 2/09/24.

Cancellation:
Your initial $1,000 deposit is refundable through 11/9/23, less a $500 per person cancellation fee.
Between 11/10/23 and 2/09/24, the cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid.
After 2/09/24 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.

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3-Night Edinburgh Extension

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How to Book

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  3. You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form

Fill it out and you’re in!

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