WITH OPTIONAL SCOTLAND EXTENSION
July 30-Aug. 8, 2022 (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, 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- Saturday, July 30 – Fly from Baton Rouge (or other home airports) for overnight flight to Ireland’s capital, Dublin.
Day 2 - Sunday, July 31 - Dublin, Ireland – Morning arrival in Dublin. Visit the historic Hill of Tara, an ancient ceremonial and burial site. Then back to Dublin and check into our hotel for 2 nights.
Day 3 - Monday, Aug. 1 - 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 - Tuesday, Aug. 2 - 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 - Wednesday, Aug. 3 - 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 Cahersiveen 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 - Thursday, Aug. 4 - 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 - Friday, Aug. 5 - 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- Saturday, Aug. 6 - Bundoran– Visit the Connemara region with sweeping views of bog land & misty mountains; see Cong
where John Wayne filmed “The Silent Man” & the Knock pilgrimage site. Overnight near Londonderry, noted for ancient
Day 9 - Sunday, August 7 - Belfast - Visit the renowned Belleek Pottery and walk the walls of Derry/Londonderry dating back to
the 17th century with 7 gates and 24 restored cannons. Drive through tour of Londonderry, see the mysterious & impressive Giant’s Causeway, an area of hexagonal columns. Overnight in Belfast.
Day 10 - Monday, Aug. 8 - 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 11 - Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Home – Fly home arriving the same day.
(additional cost of approximately $2,040)
Day 10 - Sunday, Aug. 7 - Belfast - Overnight
Day 11 - Monday, Aug. 8 - Glasgow - Ferry from Ireland to Scotland, overnight Glasgow
Day 12 - Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Inverness – Glen Coe, Ft. Williams, Loch Ness
Day 13 - Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Inverness – Isle of Sky
Day 14 - Thursday, Aug. 11 - Edinburg – Culloden Battlefield, St. Andrews
Day 15 - Friday, Aug. 12 - Edinburgh – Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace
Day 16 - Saturday, Aug. 13 - Home – Fly home.