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Tue November 6, 2012
Wyoming Public Radio’s Tour of Ireland (June 9-18, 2013)
Join Wyoming Public Radio on this year’s “Shades of Ireland” tour!
- Join in the festivities as a guest at a traditional Irish Night.
- Travel the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s most beautiful coastal routes.
- Meet an Irish family during a visit to a working Irish farm. Sample homemade tea and scones while they explain their everyday life.
- Behold the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher.
- Overnight on the grounds of a castle and experience old Ireland at its finest.
Day 1: Sunday, June 09, 2013 Overnight Flight
The Emerald Isle, a land renowned for its “forty shades of green,” is filled with rolling hills, warm people, stately castles and rollicking fun. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland's natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.
Day 2: Monday, June 10, 2013 Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Dublin. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a fun-filled Irish evening complete with traditional entertainment. (D)
Day 3: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Dublin
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin, the “Fair City.” Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and see the city's trademark - magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or discover the cultural offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. (B)
Day 4: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford
Start your day with a trip to Kilkenny and explore this medieval city situated on the banks of the River Nore. Arrive in the historic city of Waterford and visit the House of Waterford Crystal factory with a fascinating visitors center and retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely-paced walking tour of this unique city. (B, D)
Day 5: Thursday, June 13, 2013 Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney
Today, journey to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. In Killarney you will be treated to a time-honored Irish jaunting car ride*. A tour of the beautiful Muckross House and Gardens offers a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry. Explore the perfectly restored rooms of this magnificent mansion or stroll in the lush gardens, spectacularly adorned with blooms. (B, D)
Day 6: Friday, June 14, 2013 Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world, the Ring of Kerry. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Enjoy pristine ocean scenery as you move through picturesque villages. Continue on as you traverse rugged mountain passes into “Ladies View.” From this spectacular vantage point, gaze upon the Lakes of Killarney. Tonight, use your leisure time to sample a true taste of Irish culture. (B)
Day 7: Saturday, June 15, 2013 Killarney - Limerick
Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm. Continue to Limerick where you will enjoy a city tour showcasing King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty." (B)
Day 8: Sunday, June 16, 2013 Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Limerick
A most interesting day awaits. Journey to the stunning, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. Then, travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue past scenic countryside into Galway, where a brief city tour introduces “The City of Tribes.” (B, D)
Day 9: Monday, June 17, 2013 Limerick - Tullamore - Kingscourt
Today, travel across country on your journey to Tullamore. Visit the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre where you will learn how Irish whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting. Your day is topped off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle, where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 10: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Kingscourt - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Kingscourt. (B)
For more information, please visit http://www.collettevacations.com/link/515231%20 .