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“Majestic Tour of Ireland” Hosted by Fr. Roch May 21st – June 1st 2017

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Tour Booking Code: MTOI2017

Our 10 Nights / 11 Days tour of Ireland includes:

  • Round Trip Non-Stop airfare with American Airlines Charlotte to Dublin
  • Deluxe motor coach for all transfers, Touring and Sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • First class hotel accommodations for Ten (10) nights: Ardilaun Hotel, Galway (2) International Hotel, Killarney (2) River Lee Hotel, Cork (2) River Court Hotel, Kilkenny (2) Ashling Hotel, Dublin (2)
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily including day of arrival.
  • Four (4) hotel dinners & 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Welcome cocktail reception & farewell dinner
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include: luggage tags and daily itinerary         

Tour Registration (Closed due to tour reaching final numbers)

To register for this tour and if paying by credit card please click here and fill out our online registration & credit card form or click on our price guide tab above. 

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click here or on the PDF icon below and download & print our tour registration form.

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Upon doing this please mail check and registration form along to Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover,NH 03820

Second Part Payment

If you wish to pay your second part payment of $800 online please click here to use our secure payment gateway. 

Please join Brack Tours as we experience Ireland!

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Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions:

  • Clonmacnoise Monastery
  • Galway City Panoramic
  • Kylemore Abbey & Connemara
  • Cliffs of Moher & Burren Region
  • Dingle Peninsula & Blasket Visitor Centre
  • Tour of Glengarriff & Bantry
  • Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills
  • Kinsale Walking Tour
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Kilkenny Walking Tour
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Smithwicks Brewery Experience Tour
  • Glendalough & St Kevin's Church
  • Avoca
  • GPO Witness History Exhibition
  • Dublin Panoramic Tour
  • Nancy Hands Dinner & Entertainment

Tour Booking Code: MTOI2017

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Travel Insurance

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“Majestic Tour of Ireland” Hosted by Fr. Roch May 21st – June 1st 2017

Day 1 – Sunday 21st May Depart USA  Flight AA724 Depart Charlotte 6:10pm Arrive Dublin 6.45am 22nd May

Overnight flight. Dinner & refreshments will be served. You will awaken this morning to your first glimpse of Ireland’s forty shades of green.

Day 2 – Monday 22nd May Arrive in Dublin Travel to Galway via Clonmacnoise

Cead Mile Failte! One hundred thousand welcomes! Upon clearing customs you will be met by your Irish Tour Director and escorted to your deluxe motor coach. We begin the journey to Galway, stopping along the way for a hearty Irish cooked breakfast. Our drive to Galway is via the Midlands stopping off at Clonmacnoise, an early Christian site founded by St. Ciaran in the mid-6th century. It is on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. The site includes ruins of a cathedral, churches, round towers and high crosses and the largest collection of early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe. Upon arrival we take a panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City. Galway is also known as the “City of Tribes”. The name refers to 14 important Anglo-Norman merchant families who lived there and dominated the life and trade of the city during the Middle Ages. After check-in at the hotel, you are free to relax for a few hours after your flight. Later this evening, we will enjoy a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner in our hotel.

Dinner & Overnight: Ardilaun Hotel, Galway

Day 3 – Tuesday 23rd May Connemara & Kylemore Abbey

After a hearty Irish breakfast, we leave our hotel to explore the rugged yet serene Connemara area which John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara made famous in the classic movie, “The Quiet Man”. This rocky land of broad-backed mountains and pearl-like lakes is the largest Irish speaking section of the country. The old traditions and way of life are as much a part of Connemara’s attractions as is the scenery. Sit back and relax as we drive through this tranquil area. Our next stop of the day is Kylemore Abbey, the only Irish home of the Benedictine Nuns. Built originally as a castle, it is one of the best examples of Irish neo-gothic architecture. The estate features include a Victorian walled garden, restored Abbey reception rooms, Gothic Church, tranquil walks, craft shop, pottery and a restaurant. We continue to our hotel to enjoy some free time. For dinner, choose from an array of local restaurants and pubs. You will be spoilt for choice!
Overnight: Ardilaun Hotel, Galway

Day 4 – Wednesday 24th May Galway City to Killarney via Cliffs of Moher

After breakfast this morning, we travel south driving through the charming villages of Kinvara & Ballyvaughan and through the Burren in County Clare. The Burren is an area of barren limestone hills which bursts into bloom each spring with rare flowers. We continue out to the coast to the awesome Cliffs of Moher, one of the most outstanding features of this County. Rising sheer above the sea to nearly 700 feet and extending along the coast for nearly five miles these cliffs form one of the grandest stretches of cliffs in these islands. Continuing southwards, we drive through the village of Bunratty until we reach our destination of Killarney, County Kerry, our central base for the next two days. After check in you will have some time to freshen up before dinner this evening in the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight: International Hotel, Killarney

Day 5 – Thursday 25th May Dingle Peninsula

After breakfast, we set out for our tour to the beautifully rugged & scenic Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands Visitor Center. This group of islands to the west of Slea Head was inhabited until 1953. Many of Ireland's great Gaelic literary figures were born and raised on the great Blasket Islands. This peninsula was also made famous by two movies “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away”. On return to Killarney the rest of the day is free for you to explore the town at your leisure. You could take a jaunting car ride through the park to Ross Castle, enjoy shopping on the High Street or explore the many traditional pubs for some “Ceol agus Craic”!

Overnight: International Hotel, Killarney

Day 6 – Friday 26th May Killarney to Cork

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we set out for Cork City. Our tour this morning will take us via the stunning coastal towns of Glengariff & Bantry in West Cork. From here, we will continue our journey visiting the beautiful village of Blarney, home of the famous Blarney Castle, one of the oldest landmarks in County Cork. It is best known for its famous “Blarney Stone” which as tradition dictates confers the gift of eloquence upon all those who kiss it. Blarney Woollen Mills flagship store is located in this picturesque village and is housed in one of Ireland’s oldest and most authentic Woollen Mills. We arrive in Cork in the late afternoon where we have some time to freshen up before we gather for dinner this evening at our hotel.

Dinner & Overnight: River Lee Hotel, Cork

Day 7 – Saturday 27th May Explore County Cork

After breakfast this morning we visit the Cobh Heritage Centre. Cobh was the last bit of Irish soil millions of Irish had under their feet before migrating to America in the 19th and 20th century. It was also the last port of call of the S.S. Titanic as it departed on its ill-fated first and last voyage to America. We continue to Kinsale where we enjoy a wonderful guided walking tour. Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland. Kinsale has, over the years, gained a wide reputation as a gourmet's paradise, boasting some of the best seafood restaurants in Ireland. It is also home to many photographic sites including Desmond Castle and the historical Charles Fort where you will have plenty of photo opportunities. The town of Kinsale and its surrounding area boast many small craft shops and traditional craft workers. In the afternoon, we return to Cork City. Fr Roch will concelebrate mass in Saint Peters and Paul’s Church at 6pm. Later this evening you will be able to explore the city & its many pubs and restaurants for some “ceol agus craic”.

Overnight: River Lee Hotel, Cork

Day 8 – Sunday 28th May Cork to Kilkenny

After breakfast, we bid farewell to Cork and depart for Kilkenny. We travel on and visit the Rock of Cashel, one of the most spectacular archeological sites in Ireland. This mound of limestone bristling with ancient fortifications and mighty stone walls encircle a complete round tower, a roofless abbey, a 12th century Romanesque chapel, and numerous other buildings and high crosses. The Rock of Cashel is composed of four structures: The Hall of the Vicars Choral, the cathedral, the round tower, and Cormac's Chapel. On our arrival to Kilkenny, local guide, Pat Tynan, will lead a walking tour. Pat has been conducting medieval walking tours for nearly 30 years and this is a great way to spend an hour or two discovering this beautiful and historic town. After check in this evening we will meet to enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Dinner & Overnight: River Court Hotel, Kilkenny

Day 9 – Monday 29th May Explore Kilkenny

This morning after a hearty Irish breakfast we will start our day at the Smithwick’s Brewery. The Smithwick's Experience is a working brewery turned brewery-tour located on the Medieval Mile in the town. The experience is the original site where Smithwick's was brewed from the 1700s until 2014. Discover the Irish draft that took over 300 years to perfect. Uncover the history of Smithwick’s ale in a city steeped in brewery traditions. This afternoon we will also enjoy time at Kilkenny Castle. This site has dominated the ‘High Town’ of Kilkenny City for over eight centuries. The castle was built by William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke and later became the principal Irish residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. We return to the hotel in the late afternoon allowing you free time to explore Kilkenny further at your leisure.

Overnight: River Court Hotel, Kilkenny

Day 10 – Tuesday 30th May Kilkenny to Dublin

This morning bid farewell to Kilkenny as we set off east to visit the “Garden of Ireland”, County Wicklow. You will certainly understand why during our drive. First, today we will visit the famous village of Avoca where you can enjoy the oldest working mill in Ireland, famous for its knit wear which is sold and exported worldwide. The village was also used for the filming of the BBC series “Ballykissangel”. While in Glendalough we will enjoy a visit to St. Kevin’s Monastery. The beauty and tranquility of the lakes and the glacial-carved valley no doubt appealed to St Kevin, a hermit monk, who founded the monastic site near the Lower Lake in the 6th Century. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214. We arrive in Dublin in the early evening and after check-in we will enjoy a night of music and entertainment in Nancy Hands pub.

Overnight: Ashling Hotel, Dublin

Day 11 – Wednesday 31st May Explore Dublin

After a leisurely breakfast this morning take a relaxed panoramic tour of Dublin, which although modern and cosmopolitan, still retains the grace and atmosphere of the eighteenth century. Along the way your Tour Director will point out some of the many famous sights and fine architectural buildings and Cathedrals. We will visit the new GPO Witness History attraction. This interpretive exhibition is a touching, immersive experience into the events that helped shape the Republic of Ireland at the time of the Easter Rising in 1916. This afternoon you will be free to explore at your leisure and enjoy the many local attractions. You may choose to take the Luas into the city center and shop on Grafton or Henry Street or enjoy a pint or two at one of the famous pubs.

Overnight: Ashling Hotel, Dublin

Day 12 – Thursday 1st June Depart Ireland Flight AA725 Depart Dublin 9.55am Arrive Charlotte 1.10pm

In the blink of an eye your vacation in Ireland has come to an end! After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell as we board our coach to Dublin Airport. Then, it's on board, leaving behind the "land of a thousand welcomes" sparkling in a setting of a silver coastline and decorated with a patchwork of emerald fields.

“Majestic Tour of Ireland” Hosted by Fr. Roch May 21st – June 1st 2017

Day 1 Overnight Flight 21st May 2017

Overnight Flight to Ireland

Day 2-3 Galway 22nd & 23rd May Ardilaun Hotel, Galway

ardilaun-hotelNestled in the leafy suburbs of Galway, this traditional four star family owned hotel portrays contemporary style and is ideally located on the lovely environs of Taylor’s Hill, only 1km from the bustling festival city of Galway, on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Ardilaun Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens which makes the approach to the hotel particularly attractive. Taking a walk through the gardens after breakfast or before dinner, is a pleasure unique as a Galway city hotel.

Day 4-5 Killarney 24th & 25th May International Hotel, Killarney

International-hotel-Killarney-exteriorNestled in the heart of the old town, just moments from Killarney National Park, the 4-star International Hotel Killarney has been welcoming guests with its blend of traditional hospitality and comfort for more than a century. And now it’s your turn. History seeps from the walls of this old-world gem, where you can relax by a log fire after a long day of sightseeing, take a stroll downtown or into the lush wonderland of Killarney National Park.

Day 6-7 Cork 26th & 27th May River Lee Hotel, Cork

The River Lee Hotel CorkBehind every door there’s a super-comfortable bed with crisp linens and a cosy duvet, a spacious bathroom with under-floor heating with many offering river views and city views of iconic sights such as St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Shandon Steeple and University College Cork… not to mention the prospect of a wonderful night’s sleep!

Day 8-9 Kilkenny 28th & 29th May 2017 River Court Hotel, Kilkenny

Rivercourt HotelKilkenny City, characterised by its beautifully restored old buildings and winding slipways, contemporary shops, design galleries and restaurants.On the banks of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny. Overlooking the city's 12th-century castle, The Kilkenny River Court Hotel has a quiet location in a private courtyard, back from the busy Kilkenny streets. The main shopping areas, theatres and entertainment are all close by.

Day 10-11 Dublin 30th & 31st May 2017 Ashling Hotel, Dublin

-The-Ashling-HotelThe Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks and on the Luas red line, making it the ideal choice for Dublin Hotels.  The hotel is also only a short stroll away from St. James’s Gate, making it the  perfect choice for Guinness Storehouse Hotels.The hotel is located right beside Heuston Station, the National Museum of Ireland – Collins Barracks Hotels, Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo. Offering great value accommodation, with attention to detail and a warm welcome – 4 Star Hotels Dublin don’t come much better than this!

Day 12 Return Flight June 1st 2017

Return to Flight to US

“Majestic Tour of Ireland” Hosted by Fr. Roch May 21st – June 1st 2017

Transport

All our coaches are Luxurious and ideal for a comfortable tour of Ireland. There is ample leg room and all seats recline.  The coaches are fully air conditioned and have a wc on board. There is a PA system on board so as not to miss a word of our knowledgeable and competent drivers/guides.

Luxury 49 Seat Executive Coach

  • 49 Reclining Seats
  • Full air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • WC

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“Majestic Tour of Ireland” Hosted by Fr. Roch May 21st – June 1st 2017

Air & Land Tour Price

  • Air & Land Tour Price $3159.00 per person - Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $559.00 (Book early limited availability) - Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost

Travel Insurance (rate based on maximum tour coverage of $4000)

  • Optional Travel Insurance $194 (Based on double occupancy) per person
  • Optional Travel Insurance $242 (Based on single occupancy) per person
  • If you require post or pre travel arrangements to Ireland please note that this insurance price will not cover your additional costs. To receive a quote to cover all your travel arrangements please email info@bracktours.com and a member of the Brack Tours team will be in contact.
  • CFAR (Cancel for any Reason) travel insurance upgrade available upon request, for more information please contact a member of the Brack Tours team via email at info@bracktours.com

How To Join

  • To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with check deposit of $300 per person (and insurance fee if required) and make payable to Brack Tours or if paying by credit card please see below.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of $300.00 per person required at time of booking
  • Second Part Payment of $800 per person due by 4th February 2017
  • Final Payment due by 20th March 2017

If paying by check:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Make check payable to Brack Tours
  • Mail the form along with the check to : Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover,NH 03820

If paying by credit card (Closed due to tour reaching final numbers)

  • Complete our easy to use online payment  & registration form and pay via our secure payment gateway by clicking here
  • Please note that we accept most major credit cards

Second Part Payment

  • If you wish to pay your second part payment of $800 online please click here to use our secure payment gateway. 

Tour Booking Code:

  • MTOI2017

Cancellation Penalties:

  • Deposit: $300.00 deposit non-refundable once paid

Air Cancellation Penalties:

  • Air: 120 days prior to departure air is Non-refundable

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: 65 days or longer          Forfeit of deposit per person
  • Land: 64 & 46 days                   Forfeit 35%    Land Price  per person
  • Land: 45 & 16 days                   Forfeit 50%    Land Price per person
  • Land: 15 & day of departure   Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

Tour Registration (Closed due to tour reaching final numbers)

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click here or on the PDF icon below and download our tour registration form.

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Travel Insurance Policy Details

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“Majestic Tour of Ireland” Hosted by Fr. Roch May 21st – June 1st 2017

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