Below is the original itinerary, which is probably be fairly similar to what we'd come up with for the future trip.
Join Michael, Amanda and Tom on their first band tour of the Emerald Isle!!
Enjoy a comfortable bus tour to key cities in Ireland including Galway, Letterkenny, Belfast and Dublin!
Bask in the sights at the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, the Giant's Causeway, Newgrange and more!
Enjoy live performances by Fire in the Glen as well as local music and, of course, a drop of the pure at the Jameson's Distillery!
For more information on the tour, contact Cynthia Watters at Epic Journeys, 814-266-5070, or toll free 877-705-7030.
Contact Fire in the Glen
Contact Fire in the Glen
Friday, July 25 - Day 1
Depart USA for overnight flight to the Emerald Isle.
Saturday, July 26 - Day 2
Arrive Shannon airport. Depart for your first taste of local cuisine with a full Irish breakfast. Then head to the coast of County Clare to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise to heights of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the top of the Cliffs to O'Brien's Tower for great views and enjoy the interesting Visitors' Center built into the side of a hill.
Then take a drive through The Burren to experience its unique karst landscape. Head south to the lively town of Killarney where you will enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Killarney National Park. Welcome dinner in hotel. Overnight in Killarney. (B, D)
Sunday, July 27 - Day 3
This morning view the highlights of Ireland's natural beauty on the famous Ring of Kerry route. The road runs between the Macgillycuddy's Reeks Mountains on one side and the Atlantic coastline on the other. Proceed to 19th-century Bunratty Folk Park, set on 26 acres. The impressive park features more than 30 buildings in a "living" village and rural setting. Depart for Galway and check-in and dinner at the hotel in Galway. Overnight in Galway. (B, D)
Monday, July 28 - Day 4
Start your day with a walking tour of Galway. Free time to shop and stroll though this lovely city. Dinner on your own tonight. Why not try some delicious "pub grub" and listen to some traditional Irish music? Overnight in Galway. (B)
Tuesday, July 29 - Day 5
This morning enjoy a scenic drive with a stop in Donegal. A late lunch is included upon arrival in Letterkenny. Time to shop and explore this charming town at your leisure or take an excursion to the beautiful Slieve League, Europe's highest cliffs. Dinner on your own and Fire in the Glen performance. (Elizabethtown officials and residents can take advantage of sister-city arrangements in this friendly town!) Overnight in Letterkenny. (B, L)
Wednesday, July 30 - Day 6
Head north this morning to Derry where a local guide will explain the long history of the city as well as 20th-century events. Drive north along the scenic route with lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop at the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity more than 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool.
Next take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly clifftop experience. This 30-meter deep, 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge traditionally built by salmon fishermen. Visitors bold enough to cross to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic views. Arrive in Belfast in time for dinner. Overnight in Belfast. (B, D)
Thursday, July 31 - Day 7
Enjoy a panoramic city tour and learn about "The Troubles." Then proceed to the new Titanic Belfast exhibition! It is located adjacent to the slipways where RMS Titanic was built in 1911. This exciting $150 million visitor center tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception, construction and launch right through her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.
Proceed to Newgrange, a prehistoric monument in County Meath, about one kilometer north of the River Boyne. It was built about 3200 BC, during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Arrive in Dublin and be treated to a special folklore dinner with lively entertainment at Taylor's 3 Rock. Overnight in Dublin. (B, D)
Friday, August 1 - Day 8
This morning enjoy a city tour of Dublin including a visit to Jameson's Distillery in Whiskey Corner where you can sample some local brew. Free time to shop and explore Dublin. Your final night in the Emerald Isle will conclude with a concert by Fire in the Glen! Overnight in Dublin. (B)
Saturday, August 2 - Day 9
Depart Dublin Airport for U.S.
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
1 night in Killarney, 2 nights in Galway, 1 night in Letterkenny, 1 night in Belfast, 2 nights in Dublin
Porterage of one suitcase per person is included. Please note, itinerary is subject to change due to availability and weather conditions.
Tips to driver, guide and local guides are included as well as transportation to and from airport in the U.S.