Mickey Finns Ireland May 2020

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MAY 20 USA / DUBLIN: Fly transatlantic overnight from Chicago to Dublin, Ireland. Dinner is served and in-flight entertainment is provided.

MAY 21 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND: Welcome to Ireland. After clearing customs, you will be met by your professional Irish driver/guide in the arrival’s hall, and shortly afterwards make your way to a local pub for the first full Irish breakfast of your trip. Established in 1595, Man O’War pub is a great place to learn a bit of Irish history and culture in. Afterwards, make your way to your Dublin hotel. PLEASE NOTE: Check-in at Dublin hotels is normally 2:00pm. The hotel will try to accommodate earlier check-in. Enjoy some free time in Dublin. Later this afternoon, make your way to visit the Guinness Storehouse; Raise a mug of the “black stuff” and drink in Dublin views at the Gravity Bar. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner in a local Dublin pub. Return to your hotel where the remainder of your evening is at leisure. (B/D)

MAY 22 DUBLIN / MIDLETON / BLARNEY / KILLARNEY: Departing Dublin, you travel south towards County Cork and to the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Enjoy a taste of the triple-distilled, twice-as-smooth whiskey. Afterwards, make your way to visit Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. You have plenty of free time to explore and shop in Blarney Woollen Mills or enjoy a pint in Christy’s Bar! Later, continue to bustling Killarney. The town on the lakes is famous for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call “craic!” – Gaelic for fun. This evening enjoy dinner in your hotel. (B/D)

MAY 23 DINGLE DISTILLERY & KILLARNEY BREWERY: Today, begin by heading out to the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. This peninsula is a Gaeltacht, a unique area where the Irish language is preserved. There is time to explore the town of Dingle, a colorful fishing port. Visit the Dingle Distillery where you will enjoy a tour followed by a gin and whiskey sample! Later, return to Killarney where you pause to visit the Killarney Brewing Company. Check out the Brewhouse up close and personal. Enjoy a tour of the brewery with guides who are true Killarney characters, who feel obliged to pepper you with local folklore and flavor. Their in-depth knowledge of the beer brewing process and passion for Killarney history make the tour both informative and fun. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting. The remainder of your evening is free in Killarney. (B)

May 24 KILLARNEY / LIMERICK / DUBLIN: Enjoy breakfast before departing from Killarney and making your way towards Limerick. Pause to visit Treaty City Brewery, located in the heart of Limerick’s Medieval Quarter. Enjoy a unique and authentic experience that pays homage to the art of craft brewing that has been much loved throughout the centuries. Afterwards, continue to Dublin where you check in to your hotel. This evening make your way to the Merry Ploughboy Pub to enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional Irish entertainment. (B/D)

MAY 25 DUBLIN: Enjoy a day at leisure in Dublin. You will also have a voucher to independently visit the Irish Whiskey Museum. This fantastic museum will unveil the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory, its dramatic fall and, of course, the current revival of new Irish whiskeys. Your afternoon and evening are free. (B)

MAY 26 DUBLIN / USA: After breakfast, bid farewell to Ireland as transfers begin to Dublin airport, where after check-in you will have plenty of time for your last-minute duty-free shopping. Your flight to the US arrives the same day. Have a safe journey! (B)

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 Inclusions

  • Round-trip air from Chicago to Dublin
  • Dublin – 1 night, 4-Star the Green Hotel
  • Killarney – 2 nights, 4-Star Scotts Hotel
  • Dublin – 2 nights, 4-Star the Green Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning, including day of arrival
  • 3, three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner in a local Dublin pub, and dinner and traditional entertainment in the Merry Ploughboy Pub, Dublin
  • Luxury motorcoach with services of a professional Irish driver/guide
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Midleton Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Dingle Peninsula Excursion
  • Dingle Distillery
  • Killarney Brewing Company
  • Treaty City Brewery, Limerick
  • Voucher to independently visit the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • 24-hour emergency customer service while in Ireland

Optional Golf

May 23: Round of golf on Killarney, Killeen Golf Course: $184.00

May 25: Round of golf on Portmarnock Golf Club: $299.00

Please note: Golf is subject to availability at time of booking. Full payment required to secure guaranteed tee-time. Does not include club rental, cart or caddie. Golfers choosing the Killarney golf option would miss the Dingle Excursion. Transfers to/from the golf courses are not included, however can be arranged.

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This is a Private Group Journey based on a minimum of 20 participants to operate. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Departure taxes and fuel surcharges are included. Single supplement is additional $700.00. Air inclusive rates are subject to availability and are based on departure from Chicago on Aer Lingus. Rate includes round-trip economy class airfare, including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees, and the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Child/infant discounts are not available, and stopovers are not permitted. Baggage fees may apply; please check with carrier for specific policies. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Above mentioned hotels are subject to change. Cancellations/Changes: Rates are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change, and depend upon the package type. Trip protection is recommended. The applicable Travel Protection Plan will be applied to your purchase. Additional details will be provided on your Itinerary and Travel Protection Plan Voucher travel documents upon purchase. For travelers on offered Escorted Vacations, Golf, or Cruise Vacations, travel protection is provided by Trip Mate Inc. This coverage is designed to protect your travel investment with a full cash refund less the cost of the insurance and cancellation fees for the following covered reasons such as death, sickness, injury or certain other covered reasons. Full description of coverage can be found by visiting http://tripmate.com/wpF421S. The cost of this protection is 9% of the total cost of your trip and must be purchased at time of booking. All claims are to be made to Trip Mate Inc.