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Cleveland Irish Tenors Tour

Ireland  ::  April 2 - 13, 2015

 

See Ireland as you’ve never seen it before

 

I’ve never seen it period.  This is Infoman Jim McIntyre, and I’m going to Ireland with Gerry Quinn of the Irish show, and Tom Kelly of Kelly and company, both heard on AM 1420 the Answer.   Quinn, Kelly and McIntyre... the Cleveland Irish Tenors.  Come with us, for an experience you’ll never forget.

We will spend 10 days exploring the beauty of Ireland, and visiting spots like the Titanic museum in Belfast, the historic walls of Derry, and the beautiful Cliffs of Moher.  And I bet we spend some time in a pub.  Or two.  I could go on, but you get the idea.  It’s Ireland with the Cleveland Irish Tenors.

Come with us and see if we can sing at all after spending a night with you and the locals.  Come to Ireland with us.

 

Where/When

Ireland, April 2 – 13, 2015

 

Travel Accomodations

CIE Tours International
10 Park Place Suite 510
P.O. Box 1965
Morristown, NJ 07962
www.cietours.com

 

Payment Processing

Rhyno ltd.
(877) 677-4466
support@rhyno.co

April 2 – 13, 2015


Thursday, April 2
UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation.

 

Friday, April 3
DUBLIN ARRIVAL & BELFAST
After landing at Dublin Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities. Then your CIE Tours driver/guide will welcome you to Ireland and escort you and your luggage to the coach. Stop for a traditional Irish breakfast at the Man O’ War restaurant and pub which has been standing on a hill on original Dublin to Belfast Road since 1595. Depart Dublin and travel north along the coast to Drogheda. Continue north, driving through the towns of Dundalk and Newry and past the scenic Mourne Mountains. In Downpatrick visit the Saint Patrick Centre, which tells about his life and work and the founding of many monasteries which had a profound influence on Ireland’s development in the early Christian era. Then stop to visit Down Cathedral to see the reputed grave site of Saint Patrick. After your visit, drive into Belfast which is situated on the deep inlet of Belfast Lough. Upon arrival at your hotel, check in and enjoy some time to settle in before joining your group for dinner.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: EUROPA HOTEL, BELFAST

 

Saturday, April 4
BELFAST SIGHTSEEING & TITANIC BELFAST
Today embark on a sightseeing tour around the city, including the University area. In the city center see the Albert Memorial and the ornate Victorian buildings of the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. In Donegall Square view the imposing City Hall, completed in 1906. The richly decorated interior contains stained glass portraying Belfast's principal industries. In the Titanic Quarter, visit the Titanic Belfast. Embark on a journey through the life of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. Through state of the art technology, the exhibitions nine interactive galleries take you back to the sights, sounds and stories of Titanic as well as the city and people which made her. The exhibition also explores the discovery of the wreck and has live links to current marine expeditions. After your visit enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at leisure for independent activities and dining.
OVERNIGHT: EUROPA HOTEL, BELFAST

 

Sunday, April 5
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY & DERRY WALKING TOUR
This morning, depart Belfast and drive north to experience one of Ireland's popular scenic routes along the coast road. Here you'll see the "Nine Glens of Antrim" which offer wonderful views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop to view the Giant's Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava and has given rise to many legends. Continue along the coast to Derry and enjoy a walking tour to see the principal sights. See the 17th century city walls, which are some of the best-preserved in Europe, and the Diamond, the main central square. Also pass the 17th century St. Columb's Cathedral, the Tower Museum with local history displays and the Guildhall where the history of Derry is depicted in stained-glass windows. After your tour, check into your hotel and enjoy some time at leisure for individual pursuits. In the evening join your fellow travelers for dinner in the hotel restaurant.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: TOWER HOTEL, DERRY

 

Monday, April 6
KNOCK SHRINE & GALWAY
After a hearty Irish breakfast, journey south passing the Blue Stack Mountains on the way to Donegal town. Enjoy a brief stop to relax or wander on your own before continuing along the shores of Donegal Bay. Travel through Sligo, an area associated with the great poet W.B. Yeats, view his grave and continue south through County Mayo to reach the pilgrimage town of Knock. Here visit Knock Shrine, one of the world’s leading shrines where the Virgin Mary appeared to 15 people on August 21, 1879. See the shrine and modern basilica before traveling south via Headford to Galway, a bustling city with unique Irish flavor. Upon arrival check into your hotel and enjoy some time to relax and settle in before joining your group for dinner.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: GALWAY BAY HOTEL, GALWAY

 

Tuesday, April 7
CONNEMARA & KYLEMORE ABBEY
Today, travel through the Connemara region to admire the sweeping views of boglands and misty mountains. As you drive along you will see many sheep that graze freely and also tracts of bogland where some people hand-cut peat for home heating. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a tour of the elegant mansion and church, set beside a tranquil lake. Learn of the tales of tragedy and romance, royal visits and the Abbey's former role as a boarding school. Also walk through the magical Victorian walled garden. Next, embark on a panoramic tour of Galway to see the principal sights of the city. A drive around will take you to the large modern cathedral set on an island on the River Corrib. See the Spanish Arch in the Claddagh area, formerly a fishing village, the City Museum, National University of Galway and the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is built on the site of the former county jail. Then enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. You may choose to relax in your hotel or spend some time around Eyre Square, the hub of the city. Most of the shops are within easy reach and there are also many quaint pubs where Irish traditional music is played.
OVERNIGHT: GALWAY BAY HOTEL, GALWAY

 

Wednesday, April 8
CLIFFS OF MOHER, BUNRATTY FOLK PARK & MEDIEVAL BANQUET
This morning, drive around the shores of Galway Bay and through the Burren Country, a unique region of limestone hills where many rare flowers thrive in the sheltered crevices. Stop at the Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock that plunges 700 feet to the churning Atlantic Ocean below. See part of the Burren Country, a region of limestone hills containing a wealth of rare flowers and prehistoric stone monuments on the way to Bunratty. Upon arrival visit the Bunratty Folk Park, which comprises a collection of farmhouses from different regions of Ireland and a 19th century village street with a pub, school, general store and many other buildings where traditional lifestyles and crafts are demonstrated. Then check into your hotel where you will have some free time in the afternoon. You may choose to relax or explore some of the other attractions near your hotel-choose from Bunratty Village Mills and Durty Nelly’s Pub.
This evening join in the fun and feasting at Bunratty or Knappogue Castle. Your medieval-style banquet is served in the Great Hall of the 15th century castle during which the lords and ladies of the castle transport you in spirit to the Middle Ages with their songs and stories.
OVERNIGHT: BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL, BUNRATTY


Thursday, April 9
KING JOHN’S CASTLE & ADARE (PHOTO STOP)
After breakfast, depart Bunratty and drive east into Limerick. Stop to visit the 13th century King John's Castle in the center of the town. This imposing fortress with its massive walls and towers has guarded the River Shannon crossing for the past 700 years. Continue southwest to Adare, which is famous for its main street of thatched houses. After a stop for photos and a walk along the main street, continue into the mountainous country of Kerry and into Killarney, settled beside three lakes in the shadow of Ireland's highest mountains. Upon arrival check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure to do some browsing and shopping on your own.
OVERNIGHT: KILLARNEY PLAZA HOTEL, KILLARNEY

 

Friday, April 10
DINGLE PENINSULA TOUR & DINGLE BREWERY
Today discover the beauties of the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by David Lean’s movie, “Ryan’s Daughter.” Drive along the south shore of the peninsula for plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. There will be frequent stops at strategic locations to admire the views and take photos. At the base of Conor Pass, stop at the Dingle Brewing company. Learn about the brewery’s rich and varied past before sampling a pint of this local lager. Continue your drive on to the western tip of the peninsula. Here the scenery becomes wilder as the influence of the open Atlantic Ocean strengthens. You will pass early Christian monastic beehive huts and small fishing villages. Return to Killarney in time for dinner with your group.
OVERNIGHT: KILLARNEY PLAZA HOTEL, KILLARNEY

 

Saturday, April 11
BLARNEY CASTLE, ROCK OF CASHEL & DUBLIN
This morning, leave Killarney and drive into the rich farming country of Cork. At Blarney, stop to climb to the battlements of Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence." Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, which has an excellent range of Irish products of all types. Then depart Blarney and drive northeast towards Dublin. Travel through the rich dairy country of Cork and Tipperary, past the gentle slopes of the Galtee Mountains. Stop at the Rock of Cashel for a guided tour of these majestic church ruins which are clustered high on a limestone outcrop overlooking the surrounding countryside. Of particular note are the highly decorated Cormac's Chapel which was built during the 12th century, the large cruciform cathedral from the 13th century and a round tower. Drive through the midland region where you will see many farms and marketing towns. Your route will take you past the towns of Portlaoise and Kildare and into the metropolitan area of Dublin. Upon arrival check into your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits and dining.
OVERNIGHT: DAVENPORT HOTEL, DUBLIN OR ALEXANDER HOTEL, DUBLIN

 

Sunday, April 12
DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING & GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
Today, set off with a local guide who will show you around the prominent historic buildings and monuments of Dublin. Dublin is an ancient settlement, founded by the Vikings in the 9th century. The city has been molded through the centuries with many architectural styles, reflecting the economic, political and artistic influences. Stop to tour St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is almost as old as the city itself and famous for its connections with the brilliantly eccentric Dean Jonathan Swift. In Trinity College view the 8th century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the gospels. Next visit the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top bar, Gravity, overlooking the city center where you can sample a draft Guinness and enjoy the view of the city. Return to your hotel and freshen up before a farewell dinner with your group tonight.
This evening join the festivities at The Irish House Party with Irish musicians and dancers in an intimate setting. Begin with a delicious dinner followed by live traditional Irish music and dancing along with humorous explanations of the dances, music and instruments.
DAVENPORT HOTEL, DUBLIN OR ALEXANDER HOTEL, DUBLIN

 

Monday, April 13
RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES
All too soon, your vacation in Ireland has come to the end. Transfer to Dublin Airport in plenty of time to check in for your flight, clear security and claim your VAT refund. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores before boarding your aircraft and flying west across the Atlantic Ocean back to the United States.

 

Tour Includes

  • Exclusive transport by luxury motorcoach with a driver/guide
  • Meet and greet service with one group transfer upon arrival and departure at the airport
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin bedded rooms with private bath as listed for 10 nights
  • Full breakfasts (11) including breakfast upon arrival at Man O’War Restaurant & Pub
  • Dinners (6):
  • Table d’hôte dinners (4)
  • Medieval banquet at an Irish Castle
  • The Irish House Party
  • Guided tours of Belfast & Dublin
  • Walking tour of Derry with a local guide
  • Visits and admission fees to:
    • St. Patrick Centre
    • Downpatrick Cathedral
    • Titanic Belfast
    • Giant's Causeway
    • Knock Shrine
    • Kylemore Abbey
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Bunratty Folk Park
    • King John’s Castle
    • Dingle Brewing Company
    • Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills
    • Rock of Cashel
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    • Trinity College (Book of Kells)
    • Guinness Storehouse
  • Hotel porterage, service charges and government taxes
  • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap
     

 

Confirmed Hotels

Europa Hotel, BELFAST
2 nights

Tower Hotel, DERRY
1 night

Galway Bay Hotel, GALWAY
2 nights

Bunratty Castle Hotel, BUNRATTY
1 night

Killarney Plaza Hotel, KILLARNEY
2 nights

Davenport Hotel/Alexander Hotel, DUBLIN
2 nights

 



Travel Protection Plan

Estimated Premium per person $179.00 gross
Plan can only be purchased at time of deposit. Full details are available at www.tripmate.com/wpF429G
 

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Trip Cost

Total trip cost is $3,195.
Single Room Supplement:  $499.
Includes airfare and land costs (see below for details).

 

Tour Includes

  • Exclusive transport by luxury motorcoach with a driver/guide
  • Meet and greet service with one group transfer upon arrival and departure at the airport
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin bedded rooms with private bath as listed for 10 nights
  • Full breakfasts (11) including breakfast upon arrival at Man O’War Restaurant & Pub
  • Dinners (6):
  • Table d’hôte dinners (4)
  • Medieval banquet at an Irish Castle
  • The Irish House Party
  • Guided tours of Belfast & Dublin
  • Walking tour of Derry with a local guide
  • Visits and admission fees to:
    • St. Patrick Centre
    • Downpatrick Cathedral
    • Titanic Belfast
    • Giant's Causeway
    • Knock Shrine
    • Kylemore Abbey
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Bunratty Folk Park
    • King John’s Castle
    • Dingle Brewing Company
    • Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills
    • Rock of Cashel
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    • Trinity College (Book of Kells)
    • Guinness Storehouse
  • Hotel porterage, service charges and government taxes
  • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap

Payment Details

December 9, 2014 - Reserve your spot and make downpayment of $300 (optional $179 insurance premium also due, if purchased)

January 17, 2015 - Final Payment of $2,895 due (for twin bedded rooms)  Payment Plans are available.

 

Travel Protection Plan

Estimated Premium per person $179.00 gross

Plan can only be purchased at time of deposit.  Full details are available at www.tripmate.com/wpF429G

Book Your Trip Today

Click the button below or call (877) 677–4466 and leave a message with Rhyno ltd. to reserve your spot.
After signing a contract agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, a $300 down payment (plus optional $179
travel insurance) will need to be paid and the balance of $2,895 will be due no later than January 17, 2015.