You are invited to join the Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting for an unforgettable Ireland tour in August of 2013.
Included in the package:
*International flight from Minneapolis
*7 nights accommodation at 3 & 4 star hotels
*All rooms with private bath or shower
*Full Irish breakfast at hotel each day
*Days 2-8 inclusive
+Lunch at local pub or restaurant on days 2, 4, 5 & 6
+Lunch at Blarney Woollen Mills on day 3
*One Daniel O'Donnell concert
Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College,
Kilkenny Castle, Rock of Cashel,
Muckross House & Gardens,
Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore
Abbey, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Shannon Car Ferry on day 5
Modern motor-coach with driver
8 full days
English speaking guide
8 full days
Service charges & taxes at existing rates
Seating is limited. Reservations and deposit need to be made by April 1st. For more information, click here to download a brochure, or contact:
Group Travel Experts, LLC
Sunday 18 August: Your flight to Ireland
Today you will go to the airport for your flight to Ireland! Your adventure begins!
Monday 19 August: Welcome to
When you arrive at the Dublin Airport you will be transferred to your hotel by your driver & guide. You will have some time to rest up and relax in the morning.
In the afternoon enjoy a Dublin City Tour. A panoramic tour is the ideal introduction to "Dublin's Fair City". With a visit to the Guinness Storehouse.
EVENING OPTION: Irish Music/Irish Pub
Tuesday 20 August: Dublin to Kilkenny
This morning visit Trinity College founded in 1592. Continue on the Kilkenny "the Marble City". It is the most interesting and best preserved of the medieval Irish cities. Visit Kilkenny Castle with an excellent guided tour.
Tonight enjoy a Daniel O'Donnell Concert at the Lyrath Estate Hotel.
Wednesday 21 August: Kilkenny to Killarney
This morning travel to Killarney. En route visit the Rock of Cashel, possible the most photographed site in Ireland. Continue on to the town of Blarney. Enjoy lunch at the Woollen Mills and then visit Blarney Castle.
Thursday 22 August: Ring of Kerry
Today enjoy a tour of the most famous coastal road in Ireland, The Ring of Kerry.
After and enjoyable lunch continue through the mountains to Molls' Gap and Ladies View. Then on to visit Muckross House & Gardens a magnificent Victorian mansion built in 1843 and is one of Ireland's leading stately homes.
EVENING OPTION: Local Irish Music
Friday 23 August: Kerry to Galway
Today depart Kerry and travel across the water on the Shannon Car Ferry. Visit the Cliffs of Moher enjoy lunch in the picturesque village of Doolin and continue on to Galway through the Burren Region.
EVENING OPTION: Irish Music Concert.
Saturday 24 August: Connemara
Today enjoy a full day tour of Connemara. Connemara, is a land of lakes & rivers, bogs & mountains. A land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed since the beginning of time. Visit Kylemore Abbey located in the Kylemore Pass in Connemara.
Sunday 25 August: Galway to Limerick
This morning enjoy some time at leisure in Galway City. Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon depart for Limerick and visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Bunratty is one of the most complete and authentic medieval castles in Ireland. Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century life is vividly recreated in a 'living' village and rural setting.
This evening enjoy dinner and entertainment at Bunratty Medieval Banquet. The evening begins with a mead reception in the Great Hall of the castle, then downstairs to enjoy a four course meal followed by entertainment.
Monday 26 August: Farewell
Enjoy a final full Irish breakfast at the hotel before your return flight to the USA with many wonderful memories!
Reservations due 04/01/2013
Final payment due 07/05/2013
For more information download the travel PDF