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GET YOUR IRISH ON WITH SISTERHOOD TRAVELS October 19-29, 2020

Visiting the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has never been as fun or exciting as when you join the Sisterhood and get your Irish on! With Ireland's rich history, culture, music and dance - not to mention incredible food and drink, you won't want to miss the warmth of Irish hospitality and some of the most beautiful scenery you've ever laid your eyes on. So come on - "Bi' Linn" (join us!) for the laughs and make memories and friendships to last a lifetime!

You'll be seeing all of Ireland including Belfast!

Your Group Leader will be Denise Marshall, Ireland Travel Specialist

IMPORTANT NOTE: This tour is only appropriate for those who are able to walk independently. Unfortunately, we cannot make accommodations or assist with any mobility challenges.

BOOK NOW TO LOCK IN YOUR SPACE! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!

Your Itinerary

October 19, 2020

Depart from your local gateway and meet us for our group flight from JFK where we will board our overnight flight for Dublin, Ireland.

October 20, 2020

Morning arrival at Dublin airport. Your driver will transport you to your hotel in Dublin, one of our favorite Dublin hotels. Today is yours to relax, recalibrate and explore the area independently if you'd like.

This contemporary hotel combines stylish modern luxury with excellent service and warm hospitality. The restaurant and separate bar offer great food and drinks in attractive surroundings. The health and fitness club includes a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. The hotel is conveniently located near the River Liffey and within walking distance of Dublin’s main attractions, shops, theatres and pubs near O’Connell Street and Temple Bar.

October 21, 2020

Our journey begins 2:00 PM at our hotel. We will set out on a guided tour of Dublin. Highlights include 18th century Georgian houses with brightly painted doors, tranquil parks, and wide O’Connell Street. We'll also take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with our group before our included dinner.

October 22, 2020

After your included breakfast, enjoy the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, a stunning example of Ireland’s beauty. Explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Walk through the deep valley to view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses.

Then, we will head southeast to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s vessel that brought desperate Irish emigrants fleeing famine to the New World. We'll continue on to the city of Waterford, where before our included dinner you will take a gentle stroll around the narrow streets of the historic city with a local guide.

Of course, before dinner, we'll check into our wonderful hotel. This charming family-run hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests. Set on the waterfront in the heart of Waterford city, its within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.

October 23, 2020

Today, you'll witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal.

We will then travel to Cobh for a guided walking tour – this harbor town was the last port of call for the Titanic in 1912 and was also the main point of embarkation for Irish emigrants between 1848 and 1960.

Later on, we'll proceed on to Blarney to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens.

Finally, we'll journey west through rugged countryside and settle in to your centrally located hotel in Killarney. The International Hotel is a historic building built in the mid-1800s, and is located close to Killarney town centre and Killarney National Park. Luxurious rooms with plush features strike the balance between cozy and contemporary comfort. Enjoy great Irish food in a casual setting at Hannigans, or more contemporary cuisine at the elegant Brewery Restaurant.

October 24, 2020

After your included breakfast, we'll set out to discover the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of photo stops along the way.

We'll stop for our included lunch and then take a stroll around Sneem and stop at Moll’s Gap for its panoramic views.

Enjoy the evening in Killarney for dinner on your own and perhaps a visit to one of the town’s many lively pubs.

October 25, 2020

After breakfast and check-out, we are going to embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. We'll travel along the coast of County Clare and view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above churning Atlantic swells.

You'll be able to walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Then, we head to Galway and join a local guide for a brief stroll through the twisting streets of the old city before spending some time on your own.

Our traditional and elegant hotel with beautifully landscaped gardens offers luxurious accommodations in a tranquil setting. The award-winning Camilaun Restaurant is noted for its excellent cuisine and fine wines. Blazers Bar offers a relaxing atmosphere, with food served all day. Unwind in the leisure club, with top-notch facilities and a swimming pool. Set in the prestigious Taylors Hill suburb and just a mile from Galway city center, this hotel provides easy access to city attractions by bus or taxi.

October 26, 2020

Today, we'll be making a stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock to see one of the world’s leading Catholic shrines. Visit the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879.

You'll also be able to immerse yourself in Irish farm life during a visit to an authentic working farm and watch trained sheepdogs round up mountain sheep. We'll then head to Donegal for some free time in this charming town.

Later on, we'll proceed to Derry and meet a local guide to discover the history of this ancient city that retains its fortified medieval walls dating from 1613.

Our hotel has a host of features to make any stay comfortable and inviting. Experience bistro dining at its best in the Grill or step into the Library Bar for snacks, cocktails and full bar service. In the 64 guest rooms, you will be pampered with extra-thick mattresses, the plumpest of pillows and soothing color schemes. Located on Prehen Road, 2 miles south of Derry city center. Easy access to city attractions by bus or taxi and convenient for touring County Donegal.

October 27, 2020

Explore the northern coastline and the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago.

We'll be visiting Titanic Belfast and learn about the ill-fated ship through state-of-the-art displays. You'll also get to see the docks where the famous liner was built just over a century ago.

This evening, we stop at the Glyde Inn for a farewell dinner with Irish specialties and entertainment featuring traditional Irish music and songs.

Our modern hotel offers spacious and comfortable guestrooms, all of which offer a tranquil environment in which you can unwind and relax. Dine at the Sideline Bistro and Bar, where guests can enjoy stylish surroundings and a tempting choice of unique cuisine. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gymnasium. Located right beside Croke Park Stadium and close to city bus service to central Dublin, the Croke Park Hotel also provides easy access to local shops and pubs.

October 28, 2020

Today, after breakfast, enjoy the day touring Dublin independently on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus. Use your voucher to visit one of Dublin’s top attractions: Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History.

In the evening, dine independently at one of the many restaurants or pubs that Dublin has to offer. Maybe a pub crawl with your new friends?

October 29, 2020

Sadly, today is the day we must all return on our flights home...but not without having made exceptional memories and friendships to last a lifetime!

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • 9 nights deluxe accommodations including all taxes and fees
  • Roundtrip transfers between the airport and your Dublin hotels (must arrive and depart on the stated days of the tour with group flights)
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 6 Dinners
  • All private sightseeing and tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Private deluxe transportation throughout the entire journey with free WIFI
  • Deluxe SisterHoodie
  • Backpack
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

GROUP AIRFARE:

We will have our pricing for our group airfare soon. At this time, flying nonstop from JFK (economy seats), our price should be approximately $700 - $750. Please remember that transfers between the airport and our hotels in Dublin are only included if you arrive and depart on these flights. Booking your airfare in our group means that you will not have to pay for your airline ticket until final payment for your tour is due July 15, 2020.

PRICING:

Total Price Per Person based on double occupancy: $2825.00 per person

Sorry, we cannot accommodate triple or quadruple rooms

Deposit Due at Time of Booking: $350.00 per person (*non-refundable without travel protection insurance for covered reasons)

Final Payment Due: On or before July 15, 2020 (You may make monthly or intermittent payments as you wish)

TO MAKE YOUR BOOKING, CLICK BELOW

All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with payment and/or deposit as required.

For more information, contact your Travel Specialist or your Sisterhood Rep:

Stacey Ray - info@sisterhoodtravels.com

Tricia Adams - Tricia@RITravel.us

Michelle Benjamin - benjaminescapes@gmail.com

Karen Goltermann - karen@groupittravel.com

Cheryl Kaufman - cleardaytravel@gmail.com

Jane McCall - Jane@groupittravel.com

Leonte McDaniel - leonte@groupittravel.com

Denise Marshall - denise@groupittravel.com

Carla Plaster-Camp - esc-artist@comcast.net

Michele Stockdale - michele@groupittravel.com

Jasmine Oliver - jasmine@groupittravel.com

Bonnie Ramey - bonnie@groupittravel.com

Elizabeth Thompson - Elizabeth@travelwhiskedaway.com

Marissa Vandyk - marissa@groupittravel.com

Amy Vecchione - amy@AventinaTravel.com

Joanne Craig - joanne@luxperiencetravelgroup.com

Collen Renner - colleen@19thholetravel.com