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Legends of the Celts

Qualilty Crafted Items from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales,
Cornwall, U.S. and other Celtic Nations

2017  Ireland Adventure


Join Steve & Barb on this marvelous and captivating journey and experience some of the most spectacular scenery in

Ireland. From Donegal to Mayo to Kerry and beyond, this well-planned itinerary incorporates sightseeing, history, culture,

music and craic! (fun) with people who know all the hidden treasures of the Emerald Isle.

From the moment you set foot on Irish soil you will feel like you have come home. Experience the warmth and charm of

the Irish people and immerse yourself in the richness of ancient Celtic heritage.

March 21-30, 2017

Land Price: $2,395.00 (per person sharing)

Roundtrip air from MSP (Minneapolis) $800.00 (or ask us for airfare from your local airport)

Single Room Supplement: $375.00 (limited availability)

Travel Protection Plan (optional but recommended): $199 per person

For more information contact

Steve Hand, Legends of the Celts, Hayward, WI (715) 634-0901

or call NACTA Travel toll-free at 866-622-2244

TOUR INCLUDES:

* Round-trip, non-stop air travel from Minneapolis-St Paul on United Airlines

*Transport by luxury motor coach with a professional driver/guide

* Superior hotel accommodation for 8 nights

* 7 Dinners & 9 Breakfasts (including breakfast upon arrival)

* Foynes Flying Boat Museum with an Irish Coffee

*Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney

* Visits and admission fees to Donegal Castle, Hanna Hats, Glenveagh Castle & National

Park, Slieve League Cliffs, Drumcliffe Churchyard, Carrowmore Cemetary, Irish National

Stud & Japanese Gardens, Trim Castle, Battle of the Boyne, Monasterboice

* Hotel porterage, all service charges, and all local and government taxes

*Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and strap

*No Hidden Extras!

HOTELS: Central Hotel, Donegal (2 nights) Killarney Towers Hotel, (2 nights),

Hotel Westport, (2 nights), D Hotel, Drogheda (2 nights)


Tue, March 21 – US to DUBLIN

          Depart the US from Minneapolis St. Paul (or your local airport)

Wed, March 22 - DUBLIN & DONEGAL

          After landing at Dublin Airport, our CIE Tours driver/guide will welcome you to

Ireland and escort you to the coach. Enjoy breakfast at a local venue before

traveling to Donegal. Visit the ruins of Donegal Castle, which incorporates the

gabled tower of a 15th century house built by the O’Donnell family. Then visit our

friends at Hanna Hats for a tour and demonstration of the making of their worldfamous

tweed hats. Check into your hotel and enjoy time to relax before dinner.

Thur, March 23 - GLENVEAGH CASTLE & SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFFS

          Today, drive through beautiful landscape to visit Glenveagh Castle and National

Park. Tour the castle, a Scottish-style baronial mansion, which contains fine

antique-filled rooms. Continue on to the Slieve League Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs

in Europe. Then travel to Ardara for dinner at Nancy’s Pub which offers a warm

atmosphere and traditional flavor. The balance of the evening is free to explore

the nightlife of Donegal.

Fri, March 24 - DRUMCLIFFE & WESTPORT

          Depart Donegal and drive along the scenic shores of Donegal Bay to Sligo. At

Drumcliffe cemetery see the grave of one of Ireland’s most influential poets,

W.B. Yeats, and a display about his life and work. Continue to Carrowmore, the

largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland, and the second largest in

Europe where tombs, dolmens, stone circles, and passage graves dot the site.

Then continue on to the town of Westport to check into your hotel. After dinner

we’ll visit some of the best pubs in Ireland including the famous Matt Molloy’s

where the finest traditional Irish music is played.

Sat, March 25pril 18 - ACHILL ISLAND & DESERTED VILLAGE

          This morning travel around Clew Bay, on to Newport and across the Curraun

Peninsula to reach Achill Island, joined to the mainland by a bridge. Follow the

Atlantic Drive to capture wonderful and wild scenic views of steeply sloped

mountains plunging into the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. View the Deserted

Village which consists of the remains of almost 100 traditional stone cottages

set at the foot of Slievemore Mountain. Then return to Westport, where the rest

of the day and evening is free. Stroll around this charming town, laid out in

1780. You’ll see many Georgian houses and find plenty of pubs and

restaurants for dinner.

Sun, March 26 - FOYNES MUSEUM & KILLARNEY

          Leaving Westport, travel south to Foynes and visit the Foynes Flying Boat

Museum. During the 1930s and early 1940s, the port of Foynes was the fulcrum

LEGENDS OF THE CELTS’ IRELAND ADVENTURE ~ ITINERARY

point for air traffic between the United States and Europe. The famous ‘flying

boats’ carried passengers who ranged from celebrities to refugees. Irish

coffee was first created here to warm frozen, weary travelers. Learn how to

make a perfect one and then enjoy a complimentary one. From Foynes, travel

into the mountainous country of Kerry and into Killarney. Upon arrival check into

your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

Mon, March 27 - JAUNTING CAR, MUCKROSS HOUSE & DINGLE

          Today an old-fashioned horse drawn jaunting car will bring you through the

Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane to Muckross

House, an elegant 19th century mansion set beside the tranquil Muckross

Lake. A guided tour around the 19th century manor house will fill you in on

some local history and the family ties to the United States. Then set off on the

scenic Dingle Peninsula drive. Enjoy spectacular views of mountains and

coast, with new vistas opening up at every turn in the road. On the way back

to Killarney, stop at Foley’s Pub for dinner. Tonight enjoy more great

Irish music in some of Killarney’s best pubs.

Tue, March 28 - NATIONAL STUD FARM & ABBEY TAVERN

          This morning travel northeast to Kildare to visit to the Irish National Stud where

you will see magnificent horses and learn the history and current trends of

horse-breeding in Ireland. Then take a walk around the Japanese Gardens

which were established in 1908 and represent the "Life of Man" from cradle to

grave in the traditional Japanese style of gardening. Then drive to Drogheda

and freshen up before tonight’s festivities at the Abbey Tavern where you’ll

have dinner and enjoy traditional Irish entertainment. Built on the site of an

old abbey, this pub has been in business for over 200 years.

Wed, March 29 - TRIM CASTLE & MONASTERBOICE

          Today, continue on to visit Trim Castle, which was founded in 1173 by the

Norman, Hugh de Lacy. This castle was seen as the first step towards the

conquest of County Meath before Roderic O'Connor, King of Connaught had

an army destroy it. Travel south to Donore Village to visit the Battle of the

Boyne Centre to learn about the battle fought on July 1, 1690 between King

William and King James. Then visit Monasterboice which dates from the 5th

century and is famous for its collection of Celtic high crosses. Tonight enjoy a

farewell dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Thur, March 30 - RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES

          Transfer to Dublin Airport to check in for your flight. Enjoy last minute shopping at

the duty free stores. Then clear U.S. Immigration before boarding your aircraft

and flying westward to the United States.


Itinerary is subject to change