Gulliver Schools - Ireland
Killarney, Blarney Castle & Waterford
March 20th – March 23rd
Upon arrival in Ireland on March 20th, you will transfer to the quaint and picturesque town of Killarney*, with a visit to the Cliffs of Moher* along the way. Situated in a lush area of lakes, mountains and green countryside, you will enjoy exploring this lovely village. On March 21st, you will take a dramatic guided* drive along the Ring of Kerry*, this piece of land jutting out into the Atlantic features some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere in the world. On March 22nd you will depart for Waterford*, along the way you will visit Blarney Castle*, known as the place where one acquires the gift of eloquence by kissing the famed Blarney Stone on the castle’s uppermost walls. Tonight you will stay in charming Waterford Castle and be treated like royalty with a dinner of traditional Irish cuisine. On March 23rd you will enjoy exploring Waterford, founded by Danish Vikings in 853, including a visit of the famous crystal factory* before continuing to Dublin.
Dublin, Newgrange, & Belfast
March 23rd – March 28th
Dublin, Capital of Ireland, is the host of many museums and historical sites that the Irish hold dear. On March 24th you will begin with a guided city tour* including such important locales as the hallowed halls of Trinity College*, take in the artful pages of the religiously glorious Book of Kells* and the gothic architecture of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral*. You may also visit Christchurch Cathedral or the gorgeous grounds of St. Stephens Green Park and a haunting tour of the infamous Kilmainham Gaol*. A highlight of your stay in Dublin will be a visit to the Guinness Brewery*. On March 25th you will enjoy exciting excursions outside Dublin to Newgrange*, a passage grave site built in 3200 BC. Newgrange is the oldest solar observatory in the world and is known to rival Stonehenge with its splendor. Then on to the Hill of Tara*, which has been a sacred site since prehistoric times, with the earliest known monument (the Mound of the Hostages) built between 2500 and 2100 BC. After that, the site remained in regular ceremonial use for thousands of years. Your day will culminate in an evening Pub Crawl*. March 26th will find you aboard a train to Northern Ireland and the city of Belfast, where you will enjoy a guided tour* of the city and a visit to the world renowned Titanic Museum*. Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience and a “must see” visit in any tour of Belfast. March 27th begins with a exciting visit to the Giants Causeway*, an area of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption and a heart pounding walk across the Rope Bridge*. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge! Local fisherman erected the Carrick-a-Rede Island Rope Bridge over a 23m deep and 20m wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors simply love to take the rope bridge challenge, if they dare. On March 28th you will return to the United States with fond memories, amazing experiences and perhaps a souvenir or two from your European adventure.
- Please contact Les Cooperman for additional questions regarding the tour.