Connemara • Galway • Adare • Killarney • Dingle Peninsula • Cork • Dublin • Belfast • Edinburgh • Kingdom of Fife • London
13 days- Our prices include airfare from your hometown and exclusively 4 or 5 star hotels everywhere
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Trips in 2020 - $4,999.00
- 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.
- Airport Taxes, Security Fees, and Fuel Surcharges!
- Exclusively 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
- All breakfasts and 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.
- 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.
- Wheelchair can be provided for those passengers who cannot walk, with prior notice at registration for $150. 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 ($500 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.
September 9: Day 1: Departure from USA to Shannon.
September 10: Day 2: Arrival and begin with a tour the Connemara region taking in such sites as the Village of Cong, the abbey’s in Cong and Headford, and enjoying a drive along the shore of Lough corrib Maumtaurk and 12 Bens mountain ranges and peat bogs. Dinner and overnight in Galway.
September 11: Day 3: Enjoy the long ride to Killarney with a stop in the beautiful heritage village of Adare. Here you will enjoy the spectacle of the thatched roof cottages or the Village’s main street. Stop to grab a cup of coffee and perhaps do a little shopping. See the Cliffs of Moher: they rise vertically to a height of 650 feet over the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean: a breathtaking sight. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Killarney.
September 12: Day 4: Today we will visit Dingle Peninsula: one of the most amazing coastal villages and quaint shops. Enjoy the historical sites dating back to the Stone Age, as well as the Beehive huts, the Gallarus oratory and Kilmalkedar Church. After lunch enjoy a guided tour of such sites as Muckross House, Ross Castle, Killarney Lakes, Torc Waterfall, the gap of Dunloe and Aghadoe Heights just to mention a few. Overnight in Killarney.
September 13: Day 5: Today we will travel to Cork. On our way stop and visit Blarney, famous for its Blarney Castle. Visit the massive 12th century Rock of Cashel and the famous 15th century Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney stone. Shop at the Blarney Woolen Mill where you find Irish crystal and beautiful Irish linens. Dinner and overnight in Dublin.
September 14: Day 6: Tour the city, visit Trinity College to view the Book of Kells. Free time for shopping before dinner at the Arlington hotel with traditional Irish music and dance show. Overnight in Dublin.
September 15: Day 7: Today will be the longest day of travel. Before boarding the Ferry for Scotland we will visit Belfast where we will enjoy a driving tour of the city. Stop for dinner in Ayr for a nice break. Arrival in Edinburgh late that night and check-in to hotel.
September 16: Day 8: In the morning tour the city of Edinburgh and visit the famous Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish crown jewels, also enjoy a trip to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. In the afternoon, visit St. Andrews Cathedral, the remains of the largest cathedral in Scotland, including St. Rules Tower, with splendid views from the top. Dine at one of the local restaurants. Overnight in Edinburgh.
September 17: Day 9: Depart to Kingdom of Fife, Home of Golf. Optional: Spend the day playing 18 holes at one of the famed Fairways of St. Andrew's, 40 courses to choose from (Those who wish to golf need to arrange and pay for their own tee times. Please inform us of your tee times so that our tour guide can coordinate with the group). Also, visit St. Andrew's Cathedral, the remains of the largest cathedral in Scotland, including St. Rule's Tower, with splendid views from the top. Dine with group at a local restaurant. Overnight in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
September 18: Day 10: Depending on arrival we will visit Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. Dinner and overnight in London.
September 19: Day 11: We will have an early start as we head out to Stonehenge to see the ancient monoliths placed in position nearly 2000 years before the birth of Christ and which were once used to calculate the eclipses and equinoxes. Next, we have an excursion to Winchester Cathedral. It was built as a Catholic church, became Church of England under Henry VIII, returned to Roman Catholicism by Henry’s daughter, Mary Tudor, who married her Spanish husband here, but has since returned to the Church of England. One of the largest cathedrals in England, Winchester is part of a former monastic settlement originally founded by the Benedictines in 642. Elements of the monastic buildings may still be traced throughout the Cathedral Close. Dinner and overnight in London.
September 20: Day 12: We start our morning with Mass at Westminster Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral of London, we will then enjoy a panoramic tour of London which will include views of Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Piccadilly. We will stop to see the changing of the guard ceremony (if held) and then continue to tour the tower of London. We continue to tour the Tower of London where Thomas More was imprisoned in the Bell Tower for more than a year for refusing to swear to the Act of Succession and the Oath of Supremacy. He was found guilty of treason and beheaded on Tower Hill. His final words were, "The King’s good servant, but God’s First". This evening we have a closing dinner at a local London restaurant and overnight in London.
September 21: Day 13: After breakfast our bus takes us to the airport for our flight back to the USA.
Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Pro Catholic's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.