We'll leave Saturday, June 22nd and return Tuesday, July 2nd
Day 4: Tuesday June 25th – after a full British breakfast, we will check out of ‘the Belfast Maldron Hotel’ leave Belfast and Travel northwest to ‘The Giant's Causeway’. At the Causeway we learn to believe in Finn McCool and the Scottish Giant Benandonner. We will leave the Causeway and head towards our stop for the Night. Tonight we’ll stay in Derry at another Maldron Hotel. Our dinner tonight will be at the Maldron Hotel. Afterdinner go to your right out the front door of our hotel and enter the ‘Rocking Chair Pub', a favorite musical pub for locals!
Another '4 Star Tour' from
Patrick's Custom Tours
9 IRISH SUMMER NIGHTS 2019
2 nights at, The Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.
1 night at, The Maldron Hotel, Derry.
2 nights at, The Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo.
2 nights at, The CastleCourt Hotel, Mayo.
2 nights at, The Bunratty Castle Hotel.
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Day 5: Wednesday, June 26th - we’ll have a leisurely breakfast and we will check out of the Maldron Hotel and take a walking tour of the Historic wall of Derry. Many of our travelers say the walking tour of The Wall of Derry was the highlight of their time in Northern Ireland! It’s historic, heartwarming, interesting and humorous. We’ll cross back across the border into the Republic of Ireland and drive south to Sligo. We’ll drive through the very British towns of Strabane and Castlederg and Letterkeen to Belleek. We will tour Belleek. After the Belleek tour we’ll have the opportunity to purchase Belleek at discount prices! Later we will cross back over the border to stop and visit Yeat’s grave Tonight we’ll stay in Sligo at The Sligo Park Hotel. We’ll have dinner at the Sligo Park hotel tonight.
Day 10: Monday, July 1st - We will be at The Bunratty Castle Hotel for breakfast. The balance of the day is free time to explore and enjoy all that Bunratty offers. The Bunratty Castle and Bunratty Folk Park are included in your package. You could easily spend the day in the Park. Across from the Bunratty Castle is 'The Buttery' a nice pub to have lunch. Next to the Buttery is an outlet for the Blarney Woolen Mills. Dinner tonight is at the world famous Durty Nelly’s!
The Pyramid in Neale Co. Mayo
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Durty Nelly's Next to Bunratty Castle
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This Tour Includes:
Day 3: Monday, June 24th – after and a full British Breakfast at our Belfast hotel our first stop will be the ‘Titanic Belfast’. We’ll spend time at Titanic Belfast. This great interactive museum is the most visited location in Europe. It was named Europe's Leading Visitor Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards. More recently in 2017 it was named The World’s Best Tourist sight! Titanic Belfast is a self-guided experience through nine state of the art, interactive galleries detailing the entire Titanic story in chronological order. After seeing how the wealthy of the last century traveled, we will go back downtown Belfast and have a drink in luxury. You will experience the feel of an 1820 pub at ’The Crown Liquor Saloon’. This pub famed for its décor features Carved-mahogany booths, etched-glass, plus 1800 gas lamps. It’s owned by the National Trust. Tonight we’ll have Pub Grub and be entertained with Irish Music at ‘Brennans’ Bar’.
Day 6: Thursday, June 27th –after a Full Irish Breakfast at The Sligo Park Hotel We will stop for a quick service at 'The Sligo Cathedral'. Then we are off to Donegal Town. We’ll have free time to stop and shop or pub hop in Donegal Town. We’ll Visit Donegal Castle after an afternoon of; history, pub hopping and shopping, We’ll return to Sligo town and have a 6:00 dinner at Fiddler's Creek Restaurant & Bar.
Day 8: Saturday, June 29th - after a full Irish Breakfast at the Wyatt Hotel we’ll visit Ballintubber Abbey where mass has been said daily for over 800 years. We’ll have a guided tour and watch a video about the Abbey and learn its interesting history. We will return to the award-winning picturequest town of Westport for some free time. You will enjoy the many quaint shops and pubs. There are specialty shops on every street and down every alley! The pubs are meeting places that have inspired poets and musicians for centuries. A visit to Matt Molloy's Bar is a must! Matt Molloy won several 'Grammy's' playing the flute with the 'The Chieftains'. We’ll travel to Croagh Patrick and view the path that thousands take on hands and knees to the top of the mountain each year. We’ll have a photo shoot at the statue of St. Patrick and at 'The Great Famine National Monument' at the foot of Croagh Patrick. After being inspired, we'll leave for Achill Island. We will enjoy a driven tour of Achill Island. We'll stop on Atlantic Drive for a photo opp. Then drive to the seaside park at Keem Bay we will enjoy Dinner on Achill Island.
Day 7: Friday, June 28th - after a full Irish Breakfast we will check out of The Sligo Park hotel. Today’s destination is Westport in County Mayo. On the way there we will stop at ‘The Museum of Country Life’ on the beautiful grounds and gardens of Turlough Park. The museum is a must for those of us with an interest in Irish living conditions from the days of ‘The Famine’. ‘The Museum of Country Life’ has exhibitions spread over four floors, you’ll see how the people of rural Ireland lived in the hundred years between the Great Famine and the end of the 1950s. Our final stop of the day will be at the 'Foxford Woolen Mills' for a bit of shopping. Dinner tonight is at our hotel The Wyatt Hotel in Westport. The Wyatt Hotel is a 4 Star hotel. It’s in the heart of Westport Town, and Castlebar, and most importantly it's around the corner from a real Irish pub (20 minutes), Boland’s Bar. Your tour guide will buy you your first pint at Boland’s.
Day 2: Sunday, June 23rd – this morning after sleeping on the plane we will land in Dublin Airport, Ireland. We will all gather together in the Dublin Airport. We will meet our driver and board our luxury coach. We’ll have tickets to visit the Malahide Castle and Gardens. This morning we'll unite with the travelers that took a different flight at the castle. Catholic mass is available this morning in Malahide (Mass is your option). We’ll spend time window shopping and pub stopping in the quaint town of Malahide. With Anne’s (Your Tour Guide) direction you will discover unique pubs that serve lunch in Malahide. This afternoon we’re off to, ‘The Belfast Maldron Hotel’ Belfast's newest 4 Star hotel. We will rest and get over our jet lag and end the day with dinner at our hotel.
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$2,320 per person sharing, Land
$3,100 per person sharing, with Airfare from BWI
$620* Single Supplement while they last! Limited number available.
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Round Trip Airfare to Ireland. (If the option is Elected)
All local taxes, hotel service charges.
Sightseeing on a Luxury Coach with a Professional Driver.
A full Irish Breakfast Every Morning.
Dinner every evening.
Dinner at 'Brannans' in Belfast, Ireland
Admission to 'Titanic Belfast'
A visit and Free Pint at 'The Crowne Liquor Bar' in Belfast
Admission to ‘The Giants Causeway’
Dinner at, 'Fiddler's Creek Restaurant' in Sligo
Entrance to 'Belleek Pottery Factory'
A day trip to Donegal Town
A stop at Yeat's Grave
Shopping at the 'Foxford Woolen Mills'.
Admission to ‘The Museum of Country Life'
A visit to 'Ballintubber Abbey'
The 'Shrine of Knock'
A driven tour of Achill Island.
Dinner on Achill Island.
Dinner at, 'Durty Nelly's' in Bunratty Ireland
Free time to explore the town of Westport.
A stop at 'Matt Molloy's Pub'.
A visit to Cong, where they filmed 'The Quiet Man'.
Free time to roam about in Galway
Admission to 'The Cliffs of Moher'.
Admission to Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet.
Transportation from your Bunratty hotel to Shannon Airport.
Day 9: Sunday, June 30th - after a full Irish breakfast we’ll check out of the Wyatt Hotel and head south to Cong (We’ll Leave the hotel about 9:00 am today). In Neale from the coach, you will view Ireland’s only pyramid. It was built in the eighteenth century by the first Baron of Kilmaine, John Brown! It was built to remember his dog or his brother Sir. George (there is still speculation if he built it for his dog or his brother!). (We’ll arrive in Cong about 10:00am) Cong is the village where John Wayne starred in ‘The Quiet Man’. We’ll take about a half hour and do a walking tour of Cong. (We’ll leave Cong at 11:00am) Then it’s off to Galway. With Thursday’s traffic we’ll arrive in Galway about 12:30pm in time for a late lunch and some sightseeing by foot. (We’ll visit Galway for about two and a half hours.) We’ll leave Galway about 3:00pm we will travel through Gort to avoid the traffic in the Burren. We’ll arrive at the ‘Cliffs of Moher’ between 4:30 and 5pm. With the proper mix of the wind and the sea, you will witness breath taking views of Mother Nature from 702 feet above the sea. Mother Nature will decide how long we stay at the cliffs! Today’s final destination is an hour away. We arrive at ‘The Bunratty Castle Hotel’. You’ll have time to check-in and freshen up before our 7:00pm Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle.
Day 11: Tuesday, July 2nd - after a full Irish breakfast we’ll check-out of The Bunratty Castle Hotel. We will say goodbye to our coach and driver today. Our flights will leave Shannon early to mid-afternoon; we need to be checked in 2 hours before the flight. We will clear customs and immigration at the Shannon Airport. This afternoon we will fly home to the land of the free and the home of the brave. We will take with us a hundred thousand memories that will last a lifetime.
Maryland "TV Special"
Day 1: Saturday, June 22nd 2019 – we will be taken by luxury coach to Philadelphia International Airport, where we'll catch our overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland. People that took advantage of the opportunity to book their own airfare will unite with the group on Sunday in Malahide. Malahide is less than 6 miles from the airport, about a 7 dollar cab ride.