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O'Meara's Tour of Ireland - April 1, 2017 - April 10, 2017

Posted by Megan O'Meara on

We are excited to announce our first tour of Ireland with the store.  Having traveled to Ireland many times myself, and after being asked by customers again and again if I'd bring them with on my trips over, we decided to offer a custom tour of some of our favorite places in Ireland.  

Below are the details and itinerary.  Please email us at countydoorirish@gmail.com, call us at (920) 868-3528 or call our friends at NACTA Travel toll free at 866-622-2244.  NACTA is our trade group (North American Celtic Trade Association) and has a strong relationship and history with CIE Tours International.  CIE Tours has been operating tours in Ireland for over 84 years!  

April 1 - 10, 2017
Land Price: $1,950.00 per person sharing
Roundtrip Air from Chicago O’Hare $990.00 (or ask us for airfare from your local airport).
Single Room Supplement: $600.00 (limited availability)Travel Protection Plan (optional but recommended): $199 per person

 
TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip, non-stop air travel from Chicago’s O’Hare International on Aer Lingus
  • Transport by luxury motor coach with a professional driver/guide
  • Superior hotel accommodation for 8 nights
  • 5 Dinners & 9 Breakfasts (including breakfast upon arrival)
  • Food, Folk and Fairies show at Brazen Head Pub
  • Guided walking tour of Kilkenny, Kinsale & Galway with local guide
  • Horse-drawn Jaunting Car ride in Killarney
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Passage on the Tarbert Ferry
  • Visits to: Fado Jewelry workshop, Muckross House & Gardens, Cliffs of Moher, Clonmacnoise, Glasnevin Cemetary and Museum, Guinness Storehouse & more
  • Hotel porterage, all service charges, and all local and government taxes
  • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and strap
  • No Hidden Extras!
        HOTELS:    Trident Hotel, Kinsale (2 nights)
                           Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
                          Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
                         Stephen’s Green Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
O’MEARA’S TOUR OF IRELAND Join us on this marvelous and captivating journey and experience some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Europe. This well-planned itinerary presents an unparalleled opportunity to see the best of Ireland at a leisurely pace. From the moment you set foot on Irish soil you will feel like you have come home.
With superior hotels, top class visits and plenty of craic (fun), you will be captivated by the warmth and charm of the Irish people and the richness of ancient Celtic heritage. ‘Tis sure to be the trip of a lifetime! April 1 - 10, 2017 Land Price: $1,950.00 per person sharing Roundtrip Air from Chicago O’Hare $990.00 (or ask us for airfare from your local airport). Single Room Supplement: $600.00 (limited availability) Travel Protection Plan (optional but recommended): $199 per person
For more information contact O’Meara’s Irish House, Fish Creek, WI at 920-868-3528 or call NACTA Travel toll-free at 866-622-2244
TOUR INCLUDES: 
Round-trip, non-stop air travel from Chicago’s O’Hare International on Aer Lingus Transport by luxury motor coach with a professional driver/guide
Superior hotel accommodation for 8 nights
5 Dinners & 9 Breakfasts (including breakfast upon arrival)
Food, Folk and Fairies show at Brazen Head Pub
Guided walking tour of Kilkenny, Kinsale & Galway with local guide
Horse-drawn Jaunting Car ride in Killarney
Tour of Dublin with a local guide
Passage on the Tarbert Ferry
Visits to: Fado Jewelry workshop, Muckross House & Gardens, Cliffs of Moher, Clonmacnoise, Glasnevin Cemetary and Museum, Guinness Storehouse & more ,hotel porterage, all service charges, and all local and government taxes, Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and strap, No Hidden Extras!
HOTELS: Trident Hotel, Kinsale (2 nights) Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights) Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (2 nights) Stephen’s Green Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
Sat, Apr 1 – US to DUBLIN Depart the US for your non-stop overnight flight to Ireland.
Sun, Apr 2 - DUBLIN ARRIVAL , KILKENNY & KINSALE After landing in Dublin, our driver will welcome us to Ireland and escort us to the coach. Depart Dublin and journey south into County Wicklow for breakfast with our friends at Fado Jewelry. Then journey south through the picturesque Vale of Avoca to the medieval town of Kilkenny. Enjoy a walking tour with a humorous and informative guide who will show you Kilkenny’s many historical and architectural delights. Then continue south into County Cork to Kinsale, check into your hotel and enjoy some time to relax before dinner.
Mon, Apr 3 - KINSALE WALKING TOUR & FREE TIME This morning take a brief walking tour with a local guide to learn the history of Kinsale. The town traces its origins back to the 1177’s Anglo-Normans and grew as a port town during the 18th century. After your tour, the balance of the day is free for you to explore this charming town. A few miles outside the town you may visit Charles Fort, which was built in the 1670s to protect the area against naval attack. Kinsale is dubbed “the Gourmet Capital” of Ireland and you will be able to choose from many fine places for dinner.
Tue, Apr 4 - JAUNTING CAR & MUCKROSS HOUSE & GARDENS After breakfast this morning, depart Kinsale and travel through the rich farming country of County Cork to Millstreet for a walk around this typical farming town. Then continue to Killarney where a horse drawn jaunting car will bring you through Killarney National Park to Muckross House, a 19th century mansion. On a guided tour enjoy the elegant rooms and rich furnishings and learn about the local history and ties to the United States. Enjoy the a stroll through the beautiful gardens and then return to Killarney where the rest of the day is free. Tonight you can enjoy one of the many wonderful pubs that feature traditional Irish music.
Wed, Apr 5 - DINGLE PENINSULA Today discover the spectacular beauty of the Dingle Peninsula with it’s heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. Stop in the town of Dingle for some leisure time before continuing on to Slea Head at the western tip of the peninsula. This excursion will give you excellent views of mountains and coastline and looking over to the Iveragh Peninsula. On the return to Killarney, stop in the town of Inch for dinner and entertainment at the charming Foley’s Pub.
Thur, Apr 6 - CLIFFS OF MOHER, THE BURREN & GALWAY Depart Killarney this morning and travel north through the village of Listowel to O’MEARA’S TOUR OF IRELAND ~ ITINERARY Tarbert. Take a 20-minute ferry ride across the River Shannon estuary and drive along the coastline of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, one of the country’s most magnificent rock formations that rise to heights of almost 700 feet above the Atlantic swells. Pass through the Burren Country, a unique area of rocky limestone hills and prehistoric monuments. Drive around Galway Bay before arriving in Galway for a gentle walking tour with a local guide. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Fri, Apr 7 - GALWAY AT LEISURE Today is free for you to enjoy this great little city. Galway is small enough to stroll around and see the principal sights, such as the large modern cathedral set on an island on the River Corrib, the Spanish Arch in the Claddagh area, formerly a fishing village, the City Museum and the National University of Galway. Enjoy Eyre Square and the surrounding streets which are full of buskers and shops and quaint pubs. You can stroll on the Promenade overlooking the crashing Atlantic Ocean. Whatever you choose to do, you will love this city!
Sat, Apr 8 - GALWAY TO DUBLIN Travel east from Galway to visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Then continue to Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. After checking into your city center hotel, you will have time to stroll and explore before dinner. Tonight we enjoy an evening of storytelling with Food, Folk and Fairies at Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198.
Sun, Apr 9 - DUBLIN HIGHLIGHTS, GLASNEVIN & GUINNESS A local guide will show you around Dublin, an ancient settlement, founded by the Vikings in the 9th century. The city has been molded through the centuries with many architectural styles reflecting the economic, political and artistic influences. Drive to the Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history as the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell and Brendan Behan among others. Then visit the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit with a pint in the roof-top bar, Gravity, overlooking the city center. This evening you are free to choose from the many restaurants and pubs that Dublin has to offer.
Mon, Apr 10 - 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
RESERVATION FORM Passenger Name _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth _________/___________/___________ Name must match exactly with passport or name change fee will be imposed by the airline. If you do not yet have your passport check here □ Mailing Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________City / State / Zip_________________________________________________________________________ Tel: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I wish to reserve: [ ] Land & Air $2,940.00 (includes airline tax*) or [ ] Land-Only $1,950.00 *airline taxes are subject to change until ticketed [ ] Insurance $199.00 ( Insurance can only be purchased with deposit ) Room Type: [ ] Twin (2 Beds) [ ] Double (1 Bed) [ ] Single (Single Supplement $600.00) Sharing with: __________________________________________________________________________ [ ] Check enclosed (payable to NACTA Travel) [ ] Please charge my credit card. Card # ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Exp __________/____________ Security Code __________________ [ ] Payment Amount $_________________ Signature _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Deposit of $250 by check is required to reserve your place on the tour. Deposit is 100% refundable if you cancel prior to November 18, 2016. Payment in full is due by January 23, 2017. Make checks payable to NACTA Travel. Complete this form and return with your check for $250 per person, or $449 if you wish to purchase travel insurance (recommended). Mail to: NACTA Travel, 27 Addison Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070 O’Meara’s Irish House

 


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