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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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DAYS 1-2–CHICAGO/DUBLIN/IRISH NATIONAL STUD AND GARDENS Welcome to Ireland! You'll meet up with your tour director at the Dublin airport. Board your motor coach for a scenic ride to the Irish National Stud Horse Farm and Japanese Gardens. Enjoy a delicious lunch and see both the extraordinary horses and the elaborate gardens, planted back in the early 1900s. Continue to Waterford and check-in at your hotel. Then, we will have a welcome reception and traditional Irish dinner to round out the first full day. L, D DAY 3–WATERFORD/WOOLLEN MILLS/BLARNEY STONE Begin the day at Waterford Crystal. A unique highlight of a visit is the factory tour, which provides up-close insight into the centuries-old tradition of Waterford Crystal making. Feel the heat of the furnace and marvel at the skills of the craftsmen. After the tour, browse the world's most famous crystal store, which houses the largest collection of Waterford Crystal found anywhere in the world. Continue the journey to Blarney to visit historic Blarney Castle, famous for its Blarney Stone. Then, on to Blarney Woollen Mills, where the presence of the mills during the Irish famine shielded Blarney from the worst effects of the blight due to its employment of local workers. The mill continues to operate today; we'll hear the historic story and perhaps find a unique souvenir or two. Onward to Tralee for the next two nights. B DAY 4–MUCKROSS HOUSE & GARDENS/RING OF KERRY/KATE KEARNEY'S COTTAGE This morning visit Muckross House & Gardens, a 19th Century Victorian mansion set among the beauty of Killarney National Park. Today, the rooms are furnished in period style and portray the elegant lifestyle of the nineteenth century landowning class. In the basement, one can imagine the busy bustle of the servants as they went about their daily chores. After Ireland: A Celtic Jaunt Discover the Colorful History and Proud Traditions of the Emerald Isle From the traditional food, music and dancing to the breathtaking scenery and bustling cities, this route through Ireland and Northern Ireland is nothing short of magical. Travel along the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the 60-million-year-old "lunar" landscape of the Giant's Causeway, often called the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Take a historical tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, offering awe-inspiring views of the Lagan River Valley, and the famous Falls and Shankill Road regions. Relive the days of colorful chieftains and kings at world-renowned Blarney Castle. Equally wonderful are the authentic encounters with local craftsmen and farmers. Tourism Ireland/Brian Morrison Tourism Ireland/Chris Hill Celtic Charm surrounds you around every corner AIRFARE From Chicago, IL Included Two 2022 Departures 11 DAYS • 17 MEALS 11 DAYS • 17 MEALS CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE 4 Tralee Galway Dublin Sligo Belfast Connemara Blarney Waterford 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 IRELAND First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Tour Route Giant's Causeway Blarney Castle Cliffs of Moher 855-744-TRIP (8747) | 25 EUROPE | IRELAND: A CELTIC JAUNT

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