Join us for a Wesley in Ireland tour starting at $4,248* from New York on October 1, 2024. You will see Lough Corrib, Galway, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Killary Fjord, the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Adare, the Embry Heck Memorial Church, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Kinsale, Cobh, Kinsale, Dublin, and more!
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- 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
- Guided Tours
- Hotel Gratuities
- International Airfare from NY
- Administrative fees
Day 1 October 1 – Depart the USA
Day 2 October 2 - Arrive in Ireland
Arrive at the Shannon Airport, where our representative will greet you and escort you to your bus. Enjoy a cruise on Lough Corrib with tea & scones, where you will see views of the historic monuments that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland. Continue to your Galway area hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 October 3 – Galway & Connemara
Enjoy a walking tour of Galway to enjoy its atmosphere. During the tour, you will see Lynch Castle, home to the mayors of Galway, Saint Nicholas Church, founded in the 13th century, and the famous Spanish Arch. Walk along the Corrib River to the Claddagh village or to the majestic cathedral. Then, depart for Connemara, a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains, stone walls and thatched cottages. On its northern shore, there are spectacular views of the beautiful Killary Fjord. Continue on to Kylemore Abbey, located in the Kylemore Pass in Connemara. One of Kylemore Abbey’s most famous features is its miniature Gothic cathedral, built in 1870. Continue to Cong for a stroll through the history of Ireland and its people. Return to your Galway area hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 4 October 4 – The Burren, Cliffs of Moher & Adare
Day 5 October 5 – Worship in Killarney and Ring of Kerry
Day 6 October 6 – Blarney Castle
Day 7 October 7 – Kinsale & Cobh
Start your day in the port city of Kinsale. Take a trip to the famed Charles Fort, one of the finest examples of a 17th century Star Fort. See Desmond Castle, home to the Earls of Desmond from 1500. St. Multose Church was built here in 1190 and remains in use to this day. The courthouse was used for the inquiry over the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. Continue to Cobh, where transatlantic ships such as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth used to stop. Thousands of Irish emigrants also transited through Cobh. Visit St. Coleman’s Cathedral, which has a carillon of 47 bells. Enjoy a walking tour of Cobh and the Titanic Trail to see the buildings, streets and piers where Titanic passengers embarked. Visit the Titanic Experience, situated in the original offices of the White Star Line. Return to Kinsale for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 October 8 – Kinsale to Dublin
Day 9 October 9 – Dublin
Explore St. Patrick’s Cathedral, built next to the well where Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The present building is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (Anglican). St. Patrick’s is adorned with funeral monuments, including the grave of Jonathan Swift (author of Gulliver’s Travels). In 1789, Wesley led a large number of Dublin Methodists to the Cathedral for the administration of Holy Communion. Stop at the site of Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, the first Methodist chapel in Ireland. Stop at St. Mary’s Church, where John Wesley’s first sermon was preached in Ireland at what was called Evening Prayer in St. Mary’s Church to “as gay and senseless a congregation as ever I saw.” Stop for lunch (included) at the Church Pub, a church Wesley preached at in Ireland. This afternoon, visit Trinity College, which houses one of Ireland’s most illustrious books, the 9th-century Book of Kells. This evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment at Merry Ploughboys Pub, featuring contemporary Irish dancing and well-known guest artists. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 October 10 - Farewell
Enhance Your Journey
Northern Ireland Starting from $1348
Oct. 10-13, 2024 • $1,348*
October 10 – Malahide Castle
This morning, depart Dublin and visit Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land. It was both a fortress and a private home for nearly eight hundred years. The Talbot family lived here from 1185 to 1973, when the last Lord Talbot died. Continue to Belfast and enjoy a driving tour of the city, including areas affected by “The Troubles.” Check into your Belfast area hotel for dinner and overnight.
October 11 – Antrim Coast and Giants Causeway
Travel along the Antrim Coast. You will experience breathtaking views of the Irish Sea as well as hauntingly beautiful moorlands. The grand finale, however, is the Giant’s Causeway. Sometimes dubbed “The 8th Wonder of the World,” the Causeway is an amazing sight with its 40,000 basalt columns rising from the sea. Legend has it that the Causeway was the path built by Irish giant Finn McCool to enable him to fight the giant across the Irish Sea in Scotland. Pass through the Northern Ireland countryside back to Belfast for dinner and overnight.
October 12 – Belfast
Today, you will enjoy a morning walking tour of Belfast to visit C. S. Lewis’ birthplace and other childhood sites. Belfast has been the scene of much conflict between the Roman Catholics and Protestants, culminating in “The Troubles.” While visiting Belfast, we will see the remains of the famous shipyards, where ships like the Titanic were built. Visit the East Belfast Mission, where Wesley’s emphasis on reaching the poor and working class people is put into action. Travel back to Dublin for dinner and overnight.
October 13 – Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions