Come celebrate St Patrick's Day in Ireland with us…
Dublin 13 -18 March 2015
Sorry its SOLD OUT!
The trip included:
- Roundtrip airfare from (New York or Boston) to Dublin. Air from other cities can be arranged.
- 4 Nights Shared Accommodation in Dublin City (note: single accommodation available for additional charge)
- Delicious Full Irish breakfast daily
- Dublin City Tour including a visit to Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick’s Cathedral
- Day trip to Glendalough one of Ireland’s most magnificent monastic settlements, a stop at the charming village of Avoca and a drive through the Wicklow mountains.
- A special “We All Love Ireland" Pub Crawl!!
- St Patrick’s Day in Dublin lively with music and the largest parade in Ireland.
- Professional Irish Driver Guides
- Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
- Roundtrip airport transfers
Notice: February 18th 2017: This trip is SOLD OUT - so why not Register your interest today (the button is above the itinerary) and lets get you to Ireland for a great We All Love Ireland experience.
Day by Day Itinerary – March 13 – 18, 2015
Friday March 13th: Shipping out of New York or Boston
Board your flight for the overnight to the Emerald Isle. There will be a meal (dinner) served on board and coffee for the morning.
Saturday March 14th: Cead Mile Failte to Ireland !
This morning we land in Dublin airport. Once you go through passport control, you collect your bags and head out into the arrivals area where you meet your friendly Irish guides. We board our coaches and are transferred to your Dublin city center hotel. As hotel check-in is not until the afternoon there will be Dublin orientation walking tour (approx 1 hour) so that you are familiar with the area around your hotel, the fun places to go and also to point out some of the sights that you may want to visit later. After you check-in the rest of the day is free.
This afternoon we tour at one of Dublin’s most famous places – The Guinness Storehouse. You can’t come to Ireland and not visit Guinness and maybe taste one or two to see if the “Pint” does actually taste different in Ireland… ? On tour you will learn all about one of Ireland’s largest exports. Hear about the Guinness Family and how they looked after their employees, so much so they built a village for them. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to “Pull” your own perfect pint. We continue on to the “the jewel in the crown of GUINNESS STOREHOUSE” The Gravity Bar, the bar in the sky. This powerful symbol of Guinness in the 21st century hovers above the roof of the Storehouse with an incredible 360-degree view over the Dublin skyline.
Sunday March 15th: Explorin' Dublin’s Fair City
This morning after a leisurely breakfast we take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Dublin’s Fair City. As we drive through the main thoroughfare we see historic buildings like the GPO (General Post Office) on O’ Connell Street and Trinity College, housing the Book of Kells, we see the vast Georgian Squares, such as Merrion Square where Oscar Wilde’s house can still be found (today owned by the American College).
We will stop and enjoy a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. Saint Patrick's Cathedral has contributed much to Irish life throughout its long history (it was founded in 1191). Jonathan Swift was Dean from 1713-1745 and is buried inside the Cathedral.
This evening we have some fun with a unique “We All Love Ireland Pub Crawl”. See Dublin through the eyes of the locals and hear how the pub is not just a place for a pint.
Monday March 16th: The Garden of Ireland & the Monastic Settlement of Glendalough
Today we board the coach and drive into the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow. As with many other parts of Ireland, Wicklow is drenched in history and heritage and one of the most famous examples of that is the Monastic Settlement of Glendalough. The settlement is set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the remains of a superb round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses.
On our return to Dublin we stop in Avoca a small town situated on the River Avoca. The Avoca area has been associated with its famous copper mines for many years and the valley has been immortalized by Thomas Moore in the famous song The Meeting of the Waters. Avoca is also famous for its hand weaving. Avoca Hand weavers are based in Avoca.
We return to Dublin where you are free to enjoy the nightlife and the buzz surrounding the St Patrick’s Day Festival.
Tuesday March 17 – St Patrick’s Day in Dublin’s Fair City – A Celebration of all things Irish
This morning after a leisurely breakfast we celebrate Ireland’s National Day in Dublin!
Soak up the atmosphere, feel the energy and build lifelong memories as you display your Irish pride and celebrate all that is good about Ireland and being Irish (even if you are just an honorary Irish person for one day!).
Ireland is a country bursting with pride and is just waiting to share its music, history, literature, culture and most of all its people with you. With Ceili’s for dancing, songs for singing, stories for sharing and lots of laughs, this will be a day to remember.
Tonight you are free to enjoy dinner in one of Dublin’s many restaurants.
Wednesday March 18 - Homeward bound……
Pack your bags and head for Dublin airport where you will board your flight for home. Carry on your photos and memories and bring a bit of the Emerald Isle home with you. ‘The Land of One Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ will be expecting you again soon! Slan Abhaile.