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JUNE 21 USA / DUBLIN: Depart from Chicago on your overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland
JUNE 22 ARRIVE DUBLIN / ENNIS: Welcome to Ireland! After collecting your bags, you will meet with your driver in the arrival’s hall at Dublin Airport. Shortly afterwards, your group transfer will depart and make its way across the midlands towards Ennis in County Clare. Drive out to the Cliffs of Moher. See the dramatic, near-vertical Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. From the cliffs on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years. Afterwards, continue to Ennis where the remainder of your day is free to relax. Enjoy dinner in your hotel. (B/D)
JUNE 23 GALWAY & CONNEMARA EXCURSION: After breakfast, begin your journey towards Galway. Arrive in Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Enjoy a panoramic tour before continuing to Connemara. Whitewashed cottages are scattered over a land of rocky mountains, sparkling brooks and rivers. Later, return to Galway where you will enjoy some free time to explore. Afterwards, return to Ennis for overnight. (B)
Optional Round of Golf: Golfers have an option of adding an extra round of golf today on Doonbeg. If you choose to play Doonbeg, you will be transferred to the golf course early in the morning and will return to Ennis in the afternoon.
JUNE 24 ENNIS / DINGLE / KILLARNEY: After breakfast, depart from Ennis and make your way towards Killarney. Along the way, head 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. Later, head towards 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)
JUNE 25 KILLARNEY / GOLF TRALEE: After breakfast, golfers and non-golfers will enjoy a morning Jaunting Car ride through Killarney National Park. View Ross Castle and Muckross House, situated at the heart of Killarney and known for its scenic beauty.
Later this morning, golfers will depart for an early afternoon tee time on Tralee Golf Course. Designed and built by Arnold Palmer, this stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world. Each hole on this unique golf course offers its own special challenge. A brave heart and steady nerve will be required to tackle the par 5 second, the par 3 third and the par 4 eight. The twelfth, thirteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth have each wreaked havoc with many a fine score on this 6,877-yard course. The treacherous traps and undulating greens all add up to make this a golf course you will want to tackle again and again. Afterwards, return to Killarney where you are free this evening.
Non-golfers; Explore the shops and pubs of Killarney during an afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)
JUNE 26 GOLF BALLYBUNION: Enjoy breakfast before departing and making your way for a round of golf on the Old Course at Ballybunion. The mention of the old course at Ballybunion Golf Club strikes a chord with golfing enthusiasts around the globe. Rated one of the ten best golf courses in the world. Standing on the first tee at Ballybunion is every bit as awe inspiring as one could imagine in many respects, it’s like standing on the first at the Old Course in St. Andrews. After your round of golf, head back to Killarney and meet with the non-golfers for dinner.
Non-golfers; Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as The Ring of Kerry. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all Ireland. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. A number of stops will allow you to marvel at the spectacular scenery; walk around the colorful village of Sneem and pause at Moll’s Gap for amazing views of the Lakes of Killarney. Later, return to Killarney where the rest of your day is free. This evening meet the golfers and enjoy dinner in your hotel. (B/D)
JUNE 27 KILLARNEY / BLARNEY / MIDLETON / DUBLIN: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel. Today, travel to towards County Cork for a visit to Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. There is time to stop at Blarney Woollen Mills to shop before continuing to the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey, a Local Specialty. You’ll taste the triple-distilled, twice-as-smooth whiskey. Onwards to Dublin where this evening you are free to explore Dublin’s great Pubs and fine restaurants. (B)
JUNE 28 GOLF PORTMARNOCK: After breakfast, depart and make your way to Portmarnock. Portmarnock is one of the finest golf links in Ireland. Though the landscape is relatively flat, each hole has its own individual character, the total of which is a memorable challenging golf links, regarded as a classic worldwide. Portmarnock is surrounded by water on three sides and is unique in that no two successive holes play in the same direction, thus making judgment of the wind all the more difficult. More important golf tournaments have been held at Portmarnock than any other Irish course. The British Amateur, The Walker Cup and Canada Cup have all been held here. But it is perhaps through the Irish Open and the illustrious list of winners at Portmarnock, including Ben Crenshaw, Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer and Jose Maria Olazabal, that most people came to know the Portmarnock Golf Club. Afterwards, return to Dublin where you will meet with the non-golfers and make your way to the Guinness Storehouse. The seven-story, pint glass-shaped interior of the Guinness brewery and storehouse features a multimedia experience that includes interactive exhibits and demonstrations of the brewing process. Raise a mug of the “black stuff” and drink in Dublin views at the Gravity Bar. This evening enjoy traditional entertainment a good food in a local Pub. (B/D)
Non-golfers: Enjoy a morning at leisure in Dublin. This afternoon meet with the golfers and depart for the Guinness Storehouse. The seven-story, pint glass-shaped interior of the Guinness brewery and storehouse features a multimedia experience that includes interactive exhibits and demonstrations of the brewing process. Raise a mug of the “black stuff” and drink in Dublin views at the Gravity Bar. This evening enjoy traditional entertainment a good food in a local Pub. (B/D)
JUNE 29 DUBLIN / USA: After breakfast, depart by coach and make your way towards Dublin airport for your return flight home to the US. (B)
- → Inclusions
- Round-trip air from Chicago to Dublin
- Services of a professional Irish driver/guide
- Luxury coach for services as per itinerary
- Ennis – 2 nights, 4-Star Old Ground Hotel
- Killarney – 3 nights, 4-Star Great Southern Hotel
- Dublin – 2 nights, 4-Star Davenport Hotel
- Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
- 4, three-course dinners including dinner and traditional entertainment in a Dublin pub
- Golfers: 3 rounds of golf on the following courses: Tralee Golf Club; Ballybunion Old Course; Portmarnock Old Course.
- Visits to: The Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Connemara, the Dingle Peninsula, Jaunting Car ride through Killarney National Park, Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills, Old Midleton Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse
- Non-golfers sightseeing includes the Ring of Kerry
- Hotel Porterage of ONE suitcase per person
- Portfolio of documents
- 24-hour emergency customer service while traveling in Ireland
- Optional 4th round of golf on Trump Doonbeg: $419.00. Includes transfer to and from the golf course on June 23rd
- Caddie and/or Golf Club hire are not included. Rates are available on request.
IMPORTANT: If traveling with own Golf Clubs, they must be in a SOFT carrier travel bag. Sorry, no hard travel bags.
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