Dublin Pub is going back to Ireland! And YOU lads and lasses are coming with us!
DUBLIN PUB & MKL TOURS: IRELAND PINTS & SITES
Saturday—Sunday, October 19-27, 2013
There is no better time to visit the Emerald Isle than when it’s quieted down from the busy touristy season. Our custom itinerary shares with you the most popular sites of this gentle and welcoming country with the warmth of Irish pubs to mellow out the evenings. A lot’s included in a little bit of time—just enough ‘going’ to know you’ve seen some of the best. For additional information please contact Kay at MKL Tours 513-232-5487, 800-396-6338, or email: email@example.com
DAY 1, SATURDAY U.S. TO DUBLIN
Depart U.S. on overnight flight to DUBLIN
DAY 2, SUNDAY DUBLIN ARRIVAL/ DUBLIN CITY TOUR/ GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
As we arrive in the capitol city of Dublin we’re meet by our Irish driver/ guide. Immediately we’re spirited away on a city tour with highlights including: PHOENIX PARK, EMBASSY ROW, TRINITY COLLEGE and a docent guided tour at ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL. The day is complete with a visit to St .James Gate and the GUINESS STOREHOUSE, motherland to that uniquely Irish stout. ACCOMMODATION: Camden Court (2 nights), Dublin
DAY 3, MONDAY DUBLIN/ JAMESON EXPERIENCE/ KILMAINHAIM
We start the day with a guided tour of the haunting history of Ireland’s independence at KILMAINHAIM GAOL. And before the day is through we’re off to the JAMESON EXPERIENCE where we learn the secrets of Ireland’s oldest export and smoothest sensations.
ACCOMMODATION: Camden Court, Dublin MEALS: Breakfast
DAY 4, TUESDAY KILKENNY/ WATERFORD CRYSTAL/ WATERFORD CASTLE
We depart Dublin headed through the green countryside to the ancient city of KILKENNY. Time here to explore on your own BULTER CASTLE or just wander the shops and pubs of the craggy slipways. Then onto the world famous WATERFORD CRYSTAL and our guided tour. Sand and fire have never created such beauty! Then onto our overnight accommodations in the award winning WATERFORD CASTLE located on it’s own island and reached by car ferry. A gourmet dinner and evening of elegance awaits.
ACCOMMODATION: Waterford Castle, Waterford MEALS: B/ D
DAY 5, WEDNESDAY COBH/ BLARNEY/ KILLARNEY
We ramble across the southern route of the Republic to the village of COBH, last port of call to Titanic and thousands of Irish departing on Famine Ships. Then onto the immortal home of the gift of eloquence BLARNEY CASTLE. We’ll have time to explore the shopping delights of the adjacent BLARNEY WOOLEN MILLS before heading to the ‘kingdom of Kerry’ and one of Ireland’s most popular destinations Killarney. Our accommodations will be the delightful family run elegance of the Arbutus Hotel, conveniently located in the city centre. ACCOMMODATION: The Arbutus, Killarney (2 nights) MEALS: Breakfast
DAY 6, THURSDAY KELL’S SHEEP CENTRE/ TRALEE/ DINGLE PENNINSULA
We begin the day headed to the popular RING OF KERRY and the award winning sheep dog demonstration at the KELLS SHEEP CENTRE. Then back across to the northern peninsula and the rugged and beautifully scenic DINGLE PENNINSULA welcomes us for a days drive with a stop for a great fish and chip in the fishing village of DINGLE. Jutting into the wild North Atlantic the Dingle offers a look at an older time in Ireland—where making a living from the sea was and is the way of life. Enroute home we’ll stop at the home of the internationally known Rose of Tralee Festival TRALEE for a bit of a ramble before heading back to our second night in Killarney. ACCOMMODATION: The Arbutus , Killarney MEALS: Breakfast
DAY 7, FRIDAY CLIFFS OF MOHR/ ENNIS
Departing the Kingdom of Kerry we head through the lovely village of ADARE and the bustling town of LIMERICK, and onto the stunning vistas of the CLIFFS OF MOHER. After time to experience these dramatic cliffs we head to our overnight in the intimate, cobble stoned streets of Ennis. Here you can experience some of the best pub music sessions in the country or choose the option of the world famous BUNRATTEY CASTLE MEDIEVAL BANQUET. Option: Bunratty castle banquet additional expense
ACCOMMODATION: Templegate, Ennis MEALS: Breakfast
DAY 8 SATURDAY DUBLIN/ PORTERHOUSE BREWRY/ IRISH HOUSE PARTY
Before heading back across the Irish midlands we take in one of Irelands most visited and photographed sites—the majestic CLIFFS OF MOHR. Then we’re back to the capitol city and a tasting at one of the island’s newest brewers—the smooth flavors of a traditional cask beer at PORTERHOUSE BREW COMPANY. Our farewell evening with the fun and music of an IRISH HOUSE PARTY in Dublin’s city centre. ACCOMMODATION: Camden Court, Dublin MEALS: Breakfast/ dinner
DAY 9, SUNDAY DEPART DUBLIN, IRELAND FOR U.S.
After a fond farewell to our driver/ guide we depart the green tapestry of Ireland for our return to the U.S. MEALS: Breakfast
LAND TOUR PACKAGE: Includes deluxe motorcoach transportation in Ireland; services of Irish driver/ guide and MKL tour escort; all accommodations at above or like properties; taxes and gratuities (driver/ guide and escort at discretion); 9 meals; admission to all attractions listed above; and deluxe MKL travel bag. Reservations due AUGUST 30.
COST: $1,499 per person DOUBLE occupancy $580 per person SINGLE supplement
If you have any questions about booking please contact Kay at MKL Tours at 513-232-5487 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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