Tours

Treasures of Ireland with Iona with Rev. Dr. Jim Farrer 2022

10 days
Ireland
Starting from $3798* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. Dr. Jim Farrer on a 10-day Treasures of Ireland tour, starting at $3,798* from New York, NY departing on July 19, 2022. Visit places such as Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dublin, and much more!

 

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 July 19 - Depart USA

Today you leave home behind as you board your overnight international flight to Dublin.

Day 2 July 20 - Arrive Dublin – Clonmacnoise

Our local representatives will meet you at the Dublin airport. Visit Clonmacnoise, an important monastic site and the burial place of kings. Among these fascinating ruins is the famous thousand-year-old cross and the most impressive collection of tombstones in the country. Explore the cathedral or some of the eight churches. There are two round towers, three High Crosses, two hundred graves and the ruins of a 13th century ringfort to capture your imagination. But it is the 10-foot South Cross, with its Passion carvings, that testifies to the high level of artistic excellence of that day.

Day 3 July 21 – Conemara and Kylemore Abbey

This morning, traverse through the Connemara Region, famous for its rugged scenery. The National Park consists of 5,000 acres where ponies and Irish red deer roam freely. The scenic mountains, bogs and grasslands are a feast for the eyes. The region is world famous for its green and white marble. Stop at beautiful Kylemore Abbey run by the Benedictine Nuns. This granite and limestone structure is one of most photographed buildings in the country. Return to Galway for a walking tour of the city.

Day 4 July 22 – Burren – Cliffs of Moher – Adare

As you travel through the Burren Region, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher. These sheer cliffs drop 600 feet to the water below, one of the most impressive stretches of shoreline on the west coast of Ireland. Enjoy the beauty of the thatch roofed streets of Adare. The church here has a Norman castle keep at its center. Continue to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 July 23 – Ring of Kerry – Waterville – Muckross House

Delight in some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery as you travel around the Ring of Kerry where the sea crashes into the soaring coastline. Weather permitting, take in a sheep dog demonstration. Stop around lunchtime in Waterville. Charlie Chaplin brought his family here in the summers. You can choose from several seafood restaurants along the shore for a delicious lunch. After lunch, visit the 19th century Muckross House. Enjoy the magnificent Victorian mansion, considered one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. Imagine yourself in in that time when you wander through the elegantly furnished rooms. Downstairs, however, reveals the working conditions of the servants employed in the house. Continue to Kinsale for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 July 24 - Blarney Castle ‒ Cobh ‒ Kinsale

This morning travel to Cork to visit Blarney Castle and see the fabled Blarney Stone. Legend says that those who kiss the stone acquire the gift of eloquence. In Cobh, visit the Heritage Center. From this port, between 1845 and 1860, 2.5 million people sailed to America. If you have an ancestor who came from Ireland to America, chances are they departed from this very place. Find your family name on the archived passenger lists. Finish your day in the port city of Kinsale and take a trip to the famed Charles Fort, one of the finest examples of a 17th Century Star Fort. Return to your hotel in Kinsale for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 July 25 – Kenmare ‒ Rock of Cashel

Visit the town of Kenmare. A 5-minute walk from town takes you to one of the hundreds of stone circles that can be found in Ireland. These ceremonial sites date back as far as 5,000 BC. You will see the Rock of Cashel, the traditional seat of Irish kings. Here St. Patrick is thought to have converted the King of Munster. The present ruins are from structures built in the 12th and 13th centuries, during the Norman era. Continue to Dublin for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 July 26 – Glendalough

Begin today with a ride through scenic Wicklow County to Powerscourt Gardens, part of a large country manor built in the 1700’s. From here, travel to Glendalough, one of the most beautiful spots in all of Ireland. Here St. Kevin founded a monastery in 498. See the Celtic High Crosses and a stone roofed church. Return to Dublin for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 July 27 – Return Home

We will carry the people, beauty, and history of Ireland with us as we return home.

Enhance Your Journey

Iona Pre-tour Starting from $1099

4-day Pre-Tour

July 16 – Depart USA
July 17 – Arrive Glasgow ‒ to Oban / Loch Lomond Cruise
July 18 – Ferry to Isle of Mull / Mull drive / Ferry to Iona
July 19 – Trossachs drive

July 20 – Depart Glasgow - to Dublin / Join Main Tour

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    From $3798* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount