O’MEARA’S TOUR OF IRELAND
Join us on another memorable and captivating journey around Ireland. Our leisurely itinerary encompasses some of the finest scenery in Europe, blended with history and culture. Truly, an experience not to be missed.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 4 - 13, 2018
Land Price: $2,175.00 per person sharing
Roundtrip Air from Chicago O’Hare $936.00 (or ask us for airfare from your local airport).
Single Room Supplement: $485.00 (limited availability)
Travel Protection Plan (optional but recommended): $209.00 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
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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)
Guided walking tour of Belfast & Derry with a local guide
Traditional Irish Night with Dinner & Entertainment
Visits to: Newgrange & Boyne Valley Visitor Centre, Branigan Weavers, Titanic Belfast,
Giants Causeway, Old Bushmill’s Distillery, Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek Pottery Factory,
Drumcliffe Churchyard, Westport House, Shanore Jewelry Factory & more!
Hotel porterage, all service charges, and all local and government taxes
Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and strap
No Hidden Extras!
HOTELS: Europa Hotel, Belfast 2 nights
Mill Park Hotel, Donegal 2 nights
Hotel Westport, Westport 2 nights
Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Meath 2 nights
Wed, Apr 4 – US to DUBLIN
Depart the US for your non-stop overnight flight to Ireland.
Thur, Apr 5 - DUBLIN, NEWGRANGE & BELFAST
Our CIE Tours driver will be at Dublin Airport to welcome us when we
land in Ireland. We’ll stop for breakfast at a nearby restaurant, and then
travel north to County Meath to the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre. Learn
about the nearby passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth constructed
over 5,000 years ago. We’ll visit the actual tomb of Newgrange, which is
aligned to the mid-winter sunrise, so that the beam of the rising sun falls
directly into the chamber. Afterwards, we’ll drive to Drogheda to visit our
friends at Branigan Weavers, for a tour and demonstration. Then on to
Belfast and check into our hotel, where you’ll have time to freshen up
before a welcome drink followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Fri, Apr 6 - BELFAST & TITANIC EXHIBITION
This morning, we take a guided tour of Belfast to see the Albert Memorial,
the Opera House and Crown Liquor Saloon. In Donegall Square, see the
imposing City Hall, completed in 1906. The richly decorated interior
contains stained glass portraying Belfast's principal industries. Then we’ll
visit Titanic Belfast, an award winning exhibition focused on the ill-fated
ship, from her conception in Belfast to her tragic end. The remainder of
the day is free to ramble and explore Belfast, and dine independently.
Sat, Apr 7 - GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & OLD BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY
Leaving Belfast, we travel northwards to visit the Giant’s Causeway, an
impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago
by cooling lava, which has given rise to many legends. Afterwards, we
will visit Old Bushmills Distillery, which is Ireland's oldest whiskey
distillery. We’ll see how it’s made and then of course sample a wee drop!
We’ll continue on to the historic city of Derry where a local guide will lead
us on a walking tour to see the Guildhall, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the
Diamond and the 16th century walls. Then we’ll drive to Donegal, check
into our hotel and enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Sun, Apr 8 - SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFS & NANCY’S PUB
Today, we visit Slieve League Sea Cliffs, where the highest point reaches
1,972 feet making them the highest in Europe. The cliffs drop straight
down to the wild Atlantic below, and you will see marvelous vistas. Next,
set off to explore the breathtaking Ardara Peninsula, and stop for a drink
at Nancy’s award-winning pub. Then we return to Donegal, where the
rest of the day is free for individual pursuits.
Mon, Apr 9 - BELLEEK POTTERRY & DRUMCLIFFE
Leaving Donegal, we will stop for a visit to the Belleek Pottery Factory.
You’ll see how skilled craftspeople form and decorate clay, to produce
delicate porcelain masterpieces. Then, on to Sligo and Drumcliffe
Churchyard, where one of Ireland’s most renowned poets and writers,
W.B. Yeats, is laid to rest. Then on to Westport, County Mayo to check
into our hotel and enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant. After dinner, we’ll
ramble to a few nearby pubs to hear some traditional Irish music.
Tue, Apr 10 - SIGHESEEING TOUR & WESTPORT HOUSE
After breakfast, we’ll take a trip to Louisburg and Leenane where you sill
witness spectacular scenery of mountains and valleys. In the afternoon,
we’ll visit Westport House, an 18th century mansion, set in superb
parkland with magnificent views overlooking Clew Bay and the Atlantic
Ocean. Walk through the stunning rooms with priceless furnishings,
paintings, books, and silver. After your visit, enjoy time to ramble and
explore Westport and dine independently.
Wed, Apr 11 - JEWELRY DEMONSTRATION & IRISH SHOW
Leaving Westport, we travel across Ireland to Dublin. Upon arrival, we’ll
visit Shanore Jewelers for a demonstration of jewelry-making. Then
proceed to our hotel in Dunboyne and check in. This evening, enjoy a
dinner of Irish specialties followed by a lively show of traditional Irish
music, songs and displays of step-dancing.
Thur, Apr 12 - DUBLIN HIGHLIGHTS & FAREWELL DINNER
Today, we take a sightseeing drive around Dublin city center. Dublin is
one of the liveliest capitals in Europe, with plenty of history and culture.
After time to explore on your own, we’ll return to our hotel for a farewell
dinner featuring traditional Irish entertainment in the hotel restaurant.
Fri, Apr 13 - RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES
Transfer to Dublin Airport to check in. Enjoy last minute shopping at the
duty free stores before boarding our flight.
Itinerary is subject to change