Friends of Melbourne Central Catholic Tour of Ireland With President Michael Burke, & Chaplain Father Karl Bergin October 15 -24, 2013 $2,899.00 PER PERSON Come Join the Green and Gold as they experience the Emerald Isle!!!! TUE. 15TH Depart USA. WED. 16TH We arrive in Dublin early in the morning where will be met by our driver/guide. He will escort us along with our luggage to the motor coach. Our tour begins, of all places, in a cemetery. This is not just any cemetery; it is Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery where many of Ireland’s Hero’s are buried. We will take a short tour followed by a breakfast. We then continue on to Glendalough, a monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century. We will take a walking tour of the grounds and learn of its history. We continue on to Kilkenny to check into our hotel with time to relax and freshen up before we meet for dinner in our hotel. River Court Hotel, Kilkenny THUR. 17TH After breakfast we’ll drive down to New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship. This is a replica of a sailing vessel built in 1845 to transport emigrants from Ireland to North America. Our next stop is the world famous House of Waterford Crystal. We will take a tour to see how this magnificent crystal is made and have an opportunity to make a purchase in their beautiful showroom. We return to Kilkenny with the remainder of the day and evening to explore on your own. Tonight maybe check out Kyteler’s Inn for dinner, a pint and some good music. River Court Hotel FRI 18TH Today is a special day as we celebrate Mass with Fr. Karl in his hometown of Ballacolla, Co. Laois,. Fr. Karl will arrange a lunch at a pub his family owned when he was a young lad. After lunch we will visit Aghaboe Abbey founded in the 6th Century by St. Canice. We return to Kilkenny with the rest of the evening free.. River Court Hotel SAT 19TH We depart Kilkenny today and head to Co. Tipperary for a quick photo stop at the Rock of Cashel. We’ll continue on and give you some free time at the world famous “Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills”. You will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the castle to kiss the magical “Blarney Stone”. This is also the best shopping where you will find everything under one roof. We continue on to Killarney where you will have time to freshen up and relax before we meet for dinner. Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney SUN 20TH This morning you will have an opportunity to attend Mass. After Mass we head out to the most famous part of Ireland, The Ring Of Kerry. This is 100 miles of marvelous scenery from Ireland’s highest peaks to its golden beaches. There will be plenty of photo stops to try to capture its beauty. We will visit the Kissane Sheep Farm to learn about the farming practices and see how the farmer herds his flock, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and fresh baked scone. We return to Killarney in time to freshen up before we head out for dinner & entertainment to Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Killarney Towers Hotel. MON. 21ST We leave Killarney this morning and head for the Ferry to cross the River Shannon. Our first visit today will be the majestic Cliffs Of Moher. This impressive rock rises almost 700 feet above the Atlantic and stretches for 5 miles along the coast. You will have a chance to climb to the top. We continue up to the Burren, a rugged region of limestone hills containing many prehistoric stone monuments. It’s on to Galway where you will have time to relax before we meet for dinner in our hotel. Salthill Hotel TUE. 22ND Today you will have the option to stay around Galway and explore on your own or just relax. Maybe a trip to the Aran Islands? For those who want some more scenery, the coach will be going out to the beautiful region of Connemara. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are free to enjoy Galway on your own. Salthill Hotel WED 23rd We depart Galway today and drive across the midlands to Dublin. Here a local guide will take us on a panoramic tour of the city with a visit to Trinity College to view the 7th Century Book of Kells. The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore Dublin on your own. Tonight we will have our farewell dinner in our hotel. Ashling Hotel, Dublin THURS. 24TH Sadly our tour has come to an end. We will make the short trip to Dublin Airport with plenty of time to check in and do any last minute duty free shopping. Cost: $2,899.00 per person based on a minimum of 35 people. If we do not reach the minimum the tour may be cancelled or a price adjustment may be necessary. You will be notified 100 days prior to departure. Single Supplement: A single room is available for an additional $385.00 Trip Cancellation Insurance is offered for $179.00 per person. Price Includes: Non-stop round trip air from Orlando to Dublin on Aer Lingus. ( Air is available from other cities). 8 nights accommodations at 4 star hotels, transport by luxury motor coach with driver/guide, 9 full breakfasts, 5 dinners including Kate Kearney’s Cottage, City tour of Dublin, Ferry, Glasnevin, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills, Kissane Sheep Farm, Cliffs of Moher, Trinity College – Book of Kells. Porterage of ONE suitcase, all service charges and taxes. Flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap. A Deposit of $250 is due no later than July 1, 2013 to secure a space. $100 will become nonrefundable unless the tour is cancelled by Tours Galore or Melbourne Central Catholic. Final Payment is due no later than Aug. 1, 2013. Checks are preferred for deposits, however all major credit cards are accepted for final payment. Make checks payable to: TOURS GALORE and mail to 8961 Lake Drive #303 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 FOR QUESTIONS OR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MARY NOLAN 321 212 8182 OR [email protected] Please download Registration Form at: www.toursgalore.net Tours Galore is a Licensed Seller of Travel in the State of Florida Reg. No. 21830 This itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions or the discretion of our driver.