Day 13 - AIRPORT TRANSFER
Morning transfer to the airport for our return flight to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you to Wilmington, Newark and Independence. Meals:B
Tour Inclusions: Roundtrip transportation from Independence/Newark/Wilmington to PHL Airport * roundtrip air from PHL to Dublin * air fees and government taxes (subject to change until ticketed) * accommodations for 11 nights in first-class and deluxe hotels based on double occupancy * admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary * meals to include breakfast daily, 7 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotels and included meals * services of a Collette Tour Director throughout the tour * services of an accompanying Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours with a minimum of 15 travelers * luggage handling.
Not Included:Passport fees*, gratuities to Collette Tour Director and motor coach driver.
Conditions: A deposit of $250 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due August 15, 2016. Cancellations: Deposits, without insurance, are fully refundable until August 15, 2016. Insurance, at a cost of $280 per person is highly recommended. Purchase of the insurance guarantees full refund of all payments including deposits, except the cost of the insurance. Insurance must be purchased at time of deposit.
Responsibility: B & B Travel, Inc., d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel, acts only as agent for Collette and all other suppliers providing services for this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury, airline strikes, death or personal expenses incurred that are not included in the tour on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service, or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour. Collette reserves the right to change a hotel for another of the same quality and/or to omit a sightseeing venue, if, in their opinion, it is in the best interest of the passengers.
A passport valid for 6 months after your return is required for this tour.
Day 3 – DUBLIN Today you decide how your want to explore Dublin. Set out with a local guide on a drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grafton Street, St. Stephan’s Green and Phoenix Park. Or select a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the River Liffey. Enjoy the freedom of an afternoon to relax or set out on a personal adventure to discover more of delightful Dublin on your own. Meals:B
BALLS BRIDGE HOTEL, DUBLIN
Day 5 – WATERFORD/BLARNEY STONE/KILLARNEY Journey to historic Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. In Killarney, you will be treated to an Irish jaunting car ride to Muckross House and Gardens that offers a look into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry. Or choose a jaunting car ride through Kilarney National Park to board a boat that sails through the breathtaking lakes with an expert boatman known for their local knowledge and their amusing nature.
Dinner included and you may choose the place from a menu of local restaurants. Meals:B,D
KILLARNEY PLAZA HOTEL, KILLARNEY
Day 11 - GIANT’S CAUSEWAY/ GLENS OF ANTRIM/BELFAST
See the most famous natural site in Northern Ireland as you visit the magnificent Giant’s Causeway. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles a cobble road leading into the sea. Then we explore the natural beauty of Northern Ireland on the back roads of the Glen of Antrim. Meals:B
EUROPA HOTEL BELFASTS
SHADES OF IRELAND
featuring Northern Ireland
October 27 - November 8, 2016
13 days / 12 nights
Single supplement $500
Day 8 – LIMERICK/CLIFFS OF MOHER/ GALWAY/LIMERICK
An exciting day awaits as we journey to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Marvel at the awe-inspiring views of the Aran Islands and the mighty Atlantic from these stunning, 700-foot-high cliffs. Then travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue to Galway, where a brief city tour introduces “The City of Tribes”. Your day ends at the Manor House Hotel, a stunning 19th century estate on a secluded lakeside in the westernmost reaches of Northern Ireland. Meals:B,D
MANOR HOUSE COUNTRY HOTEL
Day 9 – DONEGAL TOWN/DERRY
Today take in the natural beauty of County Donegal. Stop in Donegal Town to enjoy the quaint crafts and woolen shops. Then on to Derry, famous for its turbulent political history. A local guide will lead you on a walk through the old city. Dinner this evening in Derry’s charming Craft Village, a 19th century square in the heart of the walled city. Meals:B,D
Day 10 – DERRY/INISHOWEN PENINSULA
This morning is your choice. Journey to the Inishowen Peninsula and Malin Head. Passing through Malin Village, arrive at Malin Head, Ireland’s most northernmost point with its beautiful panoramic view of the North Atlantic. OR join your local guide to take a deeper look at Derry’s rich and turbulent history, and to meet local experts at the Museum of Free Derry. Meals:B
CITY HOTEL DERRY
Day 4 – DUBLIN/KILKENNY/WATERFORD
Travel to Kilkenny to explore the medieval atmosphere of this city situated on the banks of the River Nore and then on to the historic city of Waterford and the House of Waterford Crystal. Enjoy a fascinating factory tour and browse the retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely-paced walking tour of this unique city. Meals:B,D
TOWER HOTEL, WATERFORD
Day 6 – KILLARNEY/RING OF KERRY/ KILLARNEY
Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world, the Ring of Kerry. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Enjoy pristine ocean scenery as you move through picturesque villages and rugged mountain passes into “Ladies View”. From this spectacular vantage point, gaze at the Lakes of Killarney. Meals:B
KILLARNEY PLAZA HOTEL, KILLARNEY
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON Following departures drive via motor coach to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) for overnight flight to Dublin. Meals:D,B in flight
Day 2 - DUBLIN
Arrive in Dublin and enjoy time on your own to explore a bit before joining your fellow travelers for some traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening. Meals:D
BALLS BRIDGE HOTEL, DUBLIN
Day 7 - LIMERICK/ENNIS
Experience the daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to Molanna Dairy Farm. Then on to Limerick where a city tour showcases King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. Overnight in Ennis. Meals:B
OLD GROUND HOTEL
Day 12 - BELFAST/KINGSCOURT, IRELAND Get ready for your morning tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Hear of the struggles in this great city as you pass through different neighborhoods. Tour the “Titanic Experience”, Northern Ireland’s most visited attraction. Then on to Kingscourt as you cross back into the Republic of Ireland. Dinner and an overnight stay at beautiful Cabra Castle. Meals:B,D