Circle Ireland with Northern Ireland
Aug. 27-Sept. 5, 2018
Approximately $4,500 from Baton Rouge
Escorted by Wayne Barnes
$200 deposit required
Final payment due June 27
Itinerary & Registration
Discover for yourself what makes Ireland as magical as it is.
Fly in and out of Dublin and circle the entire island. See Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Connemara, Sligo, Bundoran, fascinating Giant’s Causeway, Antrim Coast of northern Ireland, Belfast, Boyne Valley, Hill of Tara, Dublin, Book of Kells, Cork, Blarney Stone, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Tralee, Adare and more. Little walking and much bus riding through scenic countryside. Average high of 68° and low of 50°.
Day 1, Mon., Aug. 27 – Fly from Baton Rouge (or other home airports) for overnight flight to Ireland’s capital, Dublin.
Day 2, Tues., Aug. 28 – 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, Wed., Aug. 29 – Dublin – Morning guided sightseeing including world famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and Trinity College with eight century Book of Kells (bible) and magnificent old library.
Day 4, Thurs., Aug. 30 - 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, Fri., Aug. 31 – 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, Sat., Sept. 1 - 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 Ennis area.
Day 7, Sun., Sept. 2 – 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, Mon., Sept. 3 – Londonderry – Visit the Connemara region with sweeping views of bog land and misty mountains; Cong where John Wayne filmed “The Silent Man” and the Knock pilgrimage site. Overnight near Londonderry, noted for ancient medieval walls.
Day 9, Tues., Sept. 4- Dublin – Journey across norther 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, Wed., Sept. 5 – Fly home arriving the same day.
SUPPLEMENTS & REDUCTIONS
Single Supplement: Approximately $800/person
- Price is per person, double occupancy and includes transportation from Baton Rouge
- Deluxe motor coach
- Superior hotels
- Breakfast daily
- Some dinners (number to be confirmed)
- Full sightseeing and entrance fees
- Baggage handling
- Taxes and tips including tips for guides, escort and driver
(Additional cost of approximately $1,700)
Day 9, Tues., Sept. 4 – Belfast - Overnight
Day 10, Wed. Sept. 5 – Glasgow - Ferry from Ireland to Scotland, overnight Glasgow
Day 11. Thurs., Sept. 6 – Inverness – Glen Coe, Ft. Williams, Loch Ness
Day 12, Fri., Sept. 7 – Inverness – Isle of Sky
Day 13, Sat., Sept. 8 – Edinburg – Culloden Battlefield, St. Andrews
Day 14, Sun., Sept. 9 – Edinburgh – Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace
Day 15, Mon., Sept. 10 – Fly home.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: $200 per person required to reserve space, refundable until June 27, 2018 when full payment is due. Make check payable to ZACHARY TRAVEL CENTER and mail to 5145 Main St., Suite E, Zachary, LA 70791. All payments are non-refundable after final payment date. 3% surcharge on credit card payments.
PASSPORTS REQUIRED WITH AT LEAST 2 BLANK “VISA” PAGES & VALID FOR 6 MONTHS PAST DATE OF DEPARTURE