Gulliver - Ireland 2016
Killarney, Blarney Castle & Waterford
March 18th – March 21st
Upon arrival in Ireland on March 18th 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 19th 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 20th 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 21st you will enjoy exploring Waterford, founded by Danish Vikings in 853, including a visit to the famous crystal factory* before continuing to Dublin.
Dublin, Newgrange, & Belfast
March 21st – March 26th
Dublin, Capital of Ireland, is the host of many museums and historical sites that the Irish hold dear. On March 22nd you will begin with a guided city tour* including such important locales as the hallowed halls of Trinity College*, where you will take in the artful pages of the religiously glorious Book of Kells*, and the gothic architecture of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral*. A highlight of your stay in Dublin will be a visit to the Guinness Brewery* and a haunting tour of the infamous Kilmainham Gaol*. Later this afternoon you may also visit Christchurch Cathedral or the gorgeous grounds of St. Stephens Green Park. On March 23rd 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. Afterwards you will continue 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. The site remained in regular ceremonial use for thousands of years. Your day will culminate in an evening Pub Crawl*. March 24th 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 25th begins with an exciting visit to the Giants Causeway*, an area of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. This afternoon take 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 26th 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.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $4,095.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $4,195.00. Tour participation is based on triple occupancy and includes roundtrip airfare from Miami, point-to point transportation between cities while in Europe, all breakfasts and 3 dinners. *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk are included in the tour price (Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal Factory, Trinity College, Book of Kells, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, Guinness Brewery, Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Pub Crawl, Titanic Museum, Giants Causeway, Rope Bridge, city tours in Killarney, Waterford, Dublin, & Belfast) and may be subject to availability. Additional items may be offered optionally, are also subject to availability and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $385.00. A guaranteed twin room may be available for a supplemental charge of $140.00 per person. Included are the estimated applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. All tour participants must submit a signed application. A $500.00 initial deposit* is due no later than Sept. 30th 2015 and will reserve your space on this tour. The tour cost, including the initial deposit, is fully refundable if the tour does not operate. You may apply online by visiting www.EAtours.com and “student sign up.” The tour number for your group is 216132. A 2nd payment of $500.00 to $1,000.00 will be due no later than 15 days after your initial payment. Final payments are due no later than 70 days before departure. Updated Tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure.
Please apply online and submit a $500 deposit to EA Tours by Sept. 30th, 2015 for FREE ride on the Jaunting Cars in the Killarney National Forest!!!