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Ireland for New Year’s

Join me this New Year's in Killarney, Ireland where we will remember our trip 20 years ago for a millenium and make new memories to last a lifetime! —Carolyn McKenna, Trip Director
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Package includes:
  • Pre trip Irish Coffee party
  • Air from Dulles on Aer Lingus
  • 5-Nights first class hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome tea and scones on arrival
  • Whisky tasting on motorcoach
  • 3 Evening meals including New Years Eve dinner with wine
  • Irish coffee on New Years Day
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • Porterage, taxes
  • Touring/admissions as per itinerary
Accommodations:
  • 4 Nights at Great Southern Hotel, Killarney
  • 1 Night at Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel, Dublin
Sightseeing to include:
  • Blarney Castle
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Dublin City Tour
  • Guided Titanic Museum tour
  • Guided Titanic trail walking tour
Itinerary:

Dec 27 – Depart from Dulles Airport at 5.40pm on Aer Lingus. Dinner will be served shortly after departure.

Dec 28 – Arrive Dublin Airport at 5.20am approx. After collecting our luggage and clearing customs, our driver/guide, Dave Spillane will escort us to the motor coach. Drive south stopping in the lovely village of Adare for tea & scones at the Dunraven Arms and an opportunity to freshen up. Continue to Killarney where we will check-in to the Great Southern Hotel, a beautiful historic luxury hotel in the heart of town which will be your home for the next four nights. Time to rest or take a stroll through town before meeting for dinner. Gather in the bar this evening before dinner and enjoy a welcome drink. Overnight: Great Southern Hotel, Killarney (D)

Dec 29 – Today visit the town of Cobh. Meet with a local guide for an in in-depth Titanic Walking tour and guided Titanic Museum experience. Some time here to have lunch and explore the town on our own. Return to Killarney. Dinner on our own this evening. There are lots of wonderful restaurants in Killarney for us to sample. Overnight: Great Southern Hotel, Killarney (B)

Dec 30 – After breakfast we travel along the Dingle Peninsula to delight in the stunning views of the Slieve Mish Mountains, the shoreline of Dingle Bay and the open Atlantic Ocean. Near Slea Head, Ireland’s Westernmost point, we will be able to see the Blasket Islands offshore, and possibly America... Enjoy an Irish coffee at Dick Mack’s Pub before
returning to Killarney. Dinner on our own this evening. A perfect opportunity to discover all that Killarney has to offer, maybe some music after dinner in a local pub? Overnight: Great Southern Hotel, Killarney (B)

Dec 31 – NEW YEARS EVE – Free day in Killarney. Enjoy a gala New Year’s Eve dinner at the Great Southern Hotel with live music to follow in Brownes Bar. Toast a glass to friends and loved ones as you ring in the New Year in Killarney! Overnight: Great Southern Hotel, Killarney (B, D)

Jan 1 - After a leisurely breakfast depart Killarney (10.30am) and travel to Blarney, renowned for its castle and magical stone that is said to bestow the gift of eloquence. Time to walk up to the castle, and shop for traditional Irish handicrafts at the Woolen Mills. Next onto Ireland’s capital city of Dublin. On arrival enjoy a city tour featuring elegant Georgian squares and houses, buildings of historical importance, including The Bank of Ireland and Dublin Castle as well as the statue of Molly Malone on Grafton Street. A short drive to Killiney on the outskirts of Dublin. Dinner tonight in your hotel dining room. Overnight: Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Dublin (B, D)

Jan 2 – After breakfast depart our hotel for the Airport. Depart on Aer Lingus at 12.45pm. We will pre-clear Customs and Immigration in Dublin which makes for a very smooth arrival into the US. Arrive into Dulles International Airport at 4.10pm. Slán abhaile! – Safe home! (B)

“When Irish stew is bubbling and the soda bread is hot and the Irish tea is steeping in a little Irish pot.
When the room is warm with laughter and the songs are bright and bold and there’s poetry and magic in the stories that are told.
Isn’t it a blessing? Isn’t it just grand?
To know the heart and soul of you belongs to Ireland.”