A Week in Ireland: St. Patrick's Day with ME International Travel

Mar 12-19, 2020 / 8 DAYS

Raise your pint and revel in the spirit of Ireland.

Can you think of a better time to visit Ireland than during St. Patrick’s Day week? Drop in on the Emerald Isle during one of the most festive times o…

Your package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 5 Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Galway Bay, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Cork’s English Market, Blarney Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1.5 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some …

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Mar 12: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Shannon today.

Galway / 2 NIGHTS

Mar 13: Arrival in Galway

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Ireland! After landing in Shannon, travel to Galway. Once settled in, discover the local energy and living traditions of Ireland’s third-largest city on a guided tour. • Stroll past Lynch's Castle, Galway Cathedral, the Druid Theater Company and the broad expanse of Eyre Square • View the city’s medieval walls and Spanish Arch • Peruse authentic Claddagh rings in a local shop Later, get to know your Tour Director and  fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Mar 14: The Burren & Cliffs of Moher

Included meals: Breakfast

Journey outside the city to explore two of the country’s most dramatic landscapes. • Travel through the limestone plateau called the Burren • Explore the Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean Back in Galway, enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city.

County Cork / 1 NIGHT

Mar 15: Cork via Blarney Castle

Included meals: Breakfast

Pay a visit to Blarney Castle, where you’ll have the chance to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. Then continue on to Cork, a city synonymous with the Irish spirit of rebellion, and explore the city with your Tour Director. • Wander along Cork’s web of canals to the city center • Stop at the English Market, a traditional food hall best known for its butchers and fresh fish

County Dublin / 3 NIGHTS

Mar 16: Sightseeing tour of Dublin

Included meals: Breakfast

Zip through lush scenery on your way to Dublin, where you’ll embark on a guided tour of the Emerald Isle’s capital city. • Stop in Phoenix Park, site of the presidential residence, and pass by the Guinness Storehouse  • Step inside the soaring St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church  • Pass St Stephen’s Green and admire the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square as you go  • See Trinity College and walk past Grafton Street to the Molly Malone statue, ending in the Temple Bar district

Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Included meals: Breakfast

Celebrate your own way today—catch a glimpse of the legendary St. Patrick’s Day Parade, or take advantage of the cultural events held across the city. Please note: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on March 17. If March 17 falls on day 7 of your departure, the parade will take place on day 7 and the free day in Dublin will take place on day 6.

Mar 18: Free day in Dublin

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring Dublin on your own or add an excursion. Later, say goodbye to your fellow travelers and take in Irish entertainment at a farewell dinner in one of Dublin’s oldest pubs.

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Glendalough
5 hours
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County Wicklow has some of the wildest and most spectacular mountain scenery in Ireland, as well as many of the country’s most important historic sites. Journey through Wicklow’s captivating landscapes to Glendalough, which became famous throughout Europe as a center of Christian learning before it was sacked by Viking raiders in the 10th century. Here, you’ll see St. Kevin’s Cross, marking the place where the saint lies buried. You’ll also view the remains of the sixth-century cathedral and the remarkable Round Tower, thought to have been used by monks as a place of refuge. Your Tour Director will lead you on a tour of the site, and then you'll enjoy free time.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Mar 19: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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