Included in this package
- 2 Nights B&B + Rochestown Park Hotel 4*, Cork
- 3 Nights B&B + 1 Dinner, CLayton Hotel 4*, Leapardstown, Dublin
- Traditional Irish Evening (Irish music, song, and dance)
- Cruise to Garnish Island, West Cork
- Admission to:
- Blarney Castle
- Titanic Trail
- Trinity College and the Book of Kells
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Guinness Storehouse
- Services of a professional driver guide
- All local taxes and service charges
- Optional Game of Thrones day tour with this tour only
NOT included in this package
- Convention Registration
- Single Room Supplement: €437
Convention Registration not included. Please register for this separately.
Day one – Friday June 26th West Cork Day Tour
09.00hrs Check-out and depart Killarney
Leaving Killarney, travel to Kenmare and onwards along the Beara Penninsula via Bantry on a sight-seeing tour of West Cork finishing in Cork for the evening. Enjoy a boat trip from Glengarrif to Garnish Island a picturesque tropical island.
12:00hrs Visit Garnish Island – Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Ilnacullin is a small island of 15 hectares (37 acres) known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty. The gardens of Ilnacullin owe their existence to the creative partnership, some eighty years ago, of Annan Bryce, then owner of the island and Harold Peto, architect and garden designer.
Check-in Rochestown Park Hotel or similar for 2 nights
Dinner in hotel
Day two – Saturday June 27th
Full Irish breakfast is served each morning
09.00hrs morning departure from our hotel as we tour Cork including a visit to Blarney Castle with a historic walking tour of Cobh.
09:30hrs Visit Blarney Castle
Visit the prettiest little village in Ireland Blarney and visit its most famous castle.
Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention beyond Munster ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney, making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our Tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words.
Followed by free-time at the Woollen Mills
12:30hrs Titanic Trail
From Blarney we travel to the seaside town of Cobh once known as Queenstown. Enjoy a historic walking tour of Cobh with local historian and expert on the Titanic Trail.
Dinner not included this evening
Overnight Rochestown Park hotel
Day three – Sunday June 28th
09.00hrs Depart your hotel and travel to Dublin stopping at the Rock of Cashel in the morning.
11:00hrs Visit The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary – A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. Attractions include an audio-visual show and exhibitions.
Afternoon arrival in Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland’s capital city is steeped in history and buzzing with youthful energy. Medieval, Georgian and Modern styles of architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly bustling port built on the River Liffey. Enjoy a panoramic sight-seeing tour of Dublin including the Georgian Squares of Dublin, O’Connell Street and the GPO and Dublin Castle and City Hall.
Check-in and dinner at the Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown or similar
Day four – Monday June 29th
09.00hrs Following breakfast we depart on a full day sight-seeing tour of Dublin city including a visit to St. Patricks Cathedral, Trinity College & the Book of Kells finishing in Guinness Storehouse.
Since Saint Patrick baptised Christian converts nearby over 1500 years ago, this holy site has been a place of spiritual encounter for countless generations. Visit us and experience our history, our place in the life of the city, and our tradition of worship.
Welcome to the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition – a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 16th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells – a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. It is the oldest university in Ireland founded in 1582.
Next we explore Ireland’s top visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous GUINNESS® brand and company. GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® is located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery at St James’s Gate, Dublin. Housed in an old fermentation plant, now the seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland’s iconic drink and beings to life the heritage of GUINNESS® from early days to growth as a global brand, known all around the world. The experience starts standing at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass, which rises through the building. It’s a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity® Bar where visitors will receive a complimentary pint of GUINNESS® while relaxing and enjoying spectacular views over Dublin.
Dinner under own arrangement this evening
Overnight in Dublin
Day five – Tuesday June 30th
Morning at leisure in Dublin to explore the museums and shops.
12.00hrs Depart our hotel to the coastal town of Howth and Take a relaxing hour long cruise on board the St Bridget from the beautiful Howth Harbour. Take in the breathtaking views from this amazing vantage point and see the beautiful bird and seal colony that is Irelands Eye. Look north towards Malahide and Lambay Island and South East towards Howth Head as you take this relaxing cruise.
12:00hrs Depart Howth Harbour for Ireland’s Eye Cruise
Our farewell dinner this evening included a show of traditional Irish music, song and dance.
Overnight in Dublin
Day six – Wednesday July 1st.
09.00hrs Check-out and depart our hotel
End of tour and transfer to the airport
Post-Convention 5 Night Coach Tour
Friday, 26th June 2020
5 Night Package
Adults€973.00 per person
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