WITH OPTIONAL SCOTLAND EXTENSION
July 26-Aug 4, 2021 (10 days)
Approximately $5,520 per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Wayne Barnes
*All pricing is approximate and subject to change per supplier changes
Price is per person, double occupancy and includes transportation from Baton Rouge, first class hotels, breakfast daily, 8 dinners, full sightseeing and entrance fees, baggage handling at hotels, taxes and tips to drivers, guides and escort. Tips for personal services (maid service, meals on your own, etc.) are not included. Single supplement – approximately $800 per person.
Day 1 – Fly from Baton Rouge (or other home airports) for overnight flight to Ireland’s capital, Dublin.
Day 2 - Dublin, Ireland – Morning arrival in Dublin. Motor coach to the Boyne Valley, visit the amazing tombs of New Grange which predate the Egyptian pyramids. Then back to Dublin and check into our hotel for 2 nights.
Day 3 - Dublin – Morning guided sightseeing including world famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park &
Trinity College with eight century Book of Kells (bible) and magnificent old library.
Day 4 - Killarney – Today we motor coach across southern Ireland to Blarney Castle, where we will have the
opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone which bestows the gift of eloquence. Then on to scenic Killarney for two nights.
Day 5 - Killarney – Today we embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry. This circular
tour will reveal constantly changing vistas of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. We drive through the remote towns of Cahirsiveen and Waterville and return through the colorful village of Sneem. At Moll’s Gap stop to view the three lakes with the mountains and town in the background.
Day 6 - Ennis – Today another beautiful drive – the Dingle Peninsula, one of the most majestic coastal routes in the
world. Spectacular views of the Atlantic, charming coastal villages, ancient stone huts (beehive), sight of movies such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away”. Visit the thatched roof Adare, perhaps Ireland’s most beautiful village. Overnight in the Ennis area.
Day 7 - Galway area – We view the awesome Cliffs of Moher (weather permitting) rising nearly 700 feet high – a
truly spectacular view of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline. Then visit the Rathbaun Farm and learn about daily life on an Irish sheep farm. Have coffee and scones in the old farmhouse.
Day 8 - Londonderry – Visit the Connemara region with sweeping views of bog land & misty mountains; Cong
where John Wayne filmed “The Silent Man” & the Knock pilgrimage site. Overnight near Londonderry, noted for ancient medieval walls.
Day 9 - Dublin – Journey across northern Ireland and visit mysterious & impressive Giant’s Causeway, an area of
hexagonal columns. See the highlights of Belfast, Northern Ireland with a visit to the new Titanic Museum. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 10 - Home – Fly home arriving the same day.
(additional cost of approximately $2,040)
Day 9 - Belfast - Overnight
Day 10 - Glasgow - Ferry from Ireland to Scotland, overnight Glasgow
Day 11 - Inverness – Glen Coe, Ft. Williams, Loch Ness
Day 12 - Inverness – Isle of Sky
Day 13 - Edinburg – Culloden Battlefield, St. Andrews
Day 14 - Edinburgh – Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace
Day 15 - Home – Fly home.