Dublin • Killarney • Galway • Ring of Kerry • & more...
11 Days - Our prices include airfare from your hometown and exclusively 4 or 5 star hotels everywhere
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- A Catholic priest will be with the group to celebrate daily Mass.
- Round-trip airfare from your hometown connecting in a major city to fly overseas is included. If your city has a direct flight to your destination, we will guarantee a direct flight as long as it is available.
- Airport Taxes, Security Fees, and Fuel Surcharges!
- Exclusively 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
- All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine is included with all dinners.
- Transportation with luxury bus.
- All entrance fees to all the sites.
- All tips to everyone involved in the tour.
- The tour fees for our guides. Our tour guides are well educated, caring, and professional. Most of them have their PhD's in Church history, archeology, philosophy, languages, or Theology.
- Luggage handling. Please pack light, one piece of luggage and one carry-on.
- Dress casually throughout the whole trip. Shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting Basilicas or churches.
- We limit our group to a maximum of 24 passengers, unless the priest on the trip requests a larger group. Small groups with a 5 star service in 4/5 star hotels.
- If you are traveling alone and you allow us to find you a roommate, you don't pay the $900 single supplement. If you wish to have your own room and you are not open to rooming with another passenger, then the single supplement fee is $900.
- Taxi and wheelchair can be provided free for those passengers who cannot walk, with prior notice at registration. A traveling companion has to push the wheelchair throughout the trip.
- At the time of registration, as a part of the total balance, a non-refundable $500 deposit (hotel and airfare deposit) is due in the form of a credit card. For example, if your trip costs $3,700, when you sign up, you pay a $500 deposit, then your balance would be $3,200 and is due 4 months before departure date. If you sign up after the final payment due date or at the last minute, you pay the entire cost of the trip at registration.
Trip Does Not Include
- Insurance ~ The total trip cost is non-refundable, we recommend trip insurance to protect your investment.
Day 1 ~: Depart USA. Our Pilgrimage begins today as we depart on our overnight flight to Ireland. Meals and drinks served on board.
Day 2 ~: Arrive Dublin. Upon arrival in Dublin we will be met by our local Irish guide and transfer to a nearby hotel. Dublin is the vibrant capital of Ireland, with a romantic aura of Old World Europe. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 3 ~: Dublin Following breakfast, take a city tour of Dublin including visits to Trinity College to see the famous Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral where we will celebrate Mass, Old Town, the National Museum & Library, O'Connell Street and Phoenix Park. Overnight in Dublin
Day 4 ~: Dublin This morning we will travel north to Masterboice, famous for its sculptured Celtic crosses and round towers. Then proceed to Drogheda to visit St. Peter's Catholic Church containing the embalmed head of Oliver Plunkett, and archbishop martyred in 1681. Continue to Newgrange, the pre-historical burial site of the High Kings of Ireland and then drive on to the Hill of Tara, the site of the former Acropolis. Return to Dublin
Day 5 ~: Dublin This morning we will take an excursion outside of Dublin and drive to Wexford to visit the Irish National Heritage Park which provides a good introduction to the country's ancient history. Then continue on to the village of Avoca to visit the Avoca Handweavers Outlet which is the oldest surviving working mill in Ireland. We will next visit Glendalough. Tucked away in the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough as established by St. Kevin in the 6th century. This most romantic of monastic sites was one of Ireland's greatest pilgrimage centers up to the middle of the 19th century. Return to Dublin for overnight
Day 6 ~: Dublin/Killarney The morning we will depart Dublin and drive back to the Rock of Cashel which is the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. After Mass we will then continue our drive to Blarney to visit the Blarney Castle which dates back to 1446 and served as McCarthy's stronghold. We will climb onto the Battlements to reach the Blarney Stone, said to impart the gift of eloquence to all that kiss it. After some shopping time in the Blarney Woollen Mills depart for Killarney, situated in a spectacular location amidst mountains, glens, and lakes. This evening you may wish to take an optional jaunting car ride, the traditional form of local transport by horse drawn wagon.
Day 7 ~: Killarney Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveraugh Peninsula, better known as the "Ring of Kerry." It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all of Ireland. Here bogs, mountains, valleys, lakes, and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. Even the names of the towns seem to whisper their beauty: Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh, Killorglin, and Sneem. Visit Muckross House and Abbey before returning to your hotel in Killarney for the night.
Day 8 ~: Killarney/Galway Depart Killarney and drive to the charming village of Adare for a brief visit before taking a ferry across the River Shannon from Tarbert to Killimer. We will then travel via the lunar landscape of the Burren to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic sheer rock face rising 700 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to Galway, "the City of the Tribes," and check into our hotel.
Day 9 ~: Galway/Knock Today we will travel through Connemara, an area of outstanding scenic grandeur. There is a brooding sense of Ireland ancient culture and traditions in this haunted and mystical area where Gaelic is still the everyday language. Continuing on, visit Kylemore Abbey, a castellated neo-Gothic mansion, occupied today by the Irish Benedictine community of nuns who came from Ypres after World War I. We will pray the Liturgy of the Hours at the abbey before we continue to Knock, where 14 people saw a vision of Our Lady with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist in 1879.
Day 10: Knock/Dublin The morning we celebrate Mass in the magnificent Basilica next to the original church where our Blessed Mother appeared in 1879 and where Pope John Paul II announced that the Church would be known as the Basilica of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland. In the afternoon depart Knock and drive to Dublin.
Day 11: Dublin/USA Following breakfast transfer to the airport for our return flight home.