2022 Magic of Ireland Tour with Mark Faldmo

Dates September 29 - October 6, 2022
Destination Dublin, Ireland Killarney, Ireland Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Galway, Ireland
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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See Ireland's highlights, stay in a castle and live like a king! Perhaps there is no such thing as a Leprechaun, but Ireland really is magical.  The rich green that covers almost every corner of its landscape rightly earns its nickname of the Emerald Isle.  The people are some of the most friendly, warm, generous and genuine anywhere in the world.  If you don’t believe it, just ask an Irishman, but if you do, be sure you have plenty of time because the answer no doubt will not be short.  Its interesting and romantic history captivates as well. 

Autumn is Ireland’s most beautiful time of year.  I love Ireland and I invite you to join me to on this memorable tour.

Want a full "British Isle" experience?  We invite you to add the England, Wales, and Scotland tour with Abby Bonell as a pre-tour to this Ireland tour.  See full details HERE

TOUR ID # 9222I29

Cash Discount $50 per person

Days 1 and 2 - Thursday and Friday, September 29-30, 2022

USA to Dublin

Morning arrival into Dublin airport and meet your tour leader and coach driver. Departing the airport head south. Ireland is famous for its racehorses and this morning we travel through Irelands prime horse racing country in county Kildare.   Then we continue through rich pasture land with spectacular scenic vistas, as you approach the Historic ROCK of CASHEL. Which dates back to Pre-Christian times and was the seat of the Kings of Ireland over a thousand years ago.   We’ll stop here for a tour of the site and some free time.  Then a short distance to the town of Cahir and its famous Norman Castle sitting on the banks of the River Suir. Stop here for a brief tour before heading to the town of Clonmel in County Tipperary where you check into the beautiful MANOR HOUSE hotel.  Time to relax in the hotel grounds sitting on the River Suir.  Enjoy a nice evening welcome dinner and some Irish entertainment on your first night in Ireland.  A nice way to end your first day in Ireland with a well-earned rest.   We will stop at the famous Rock of Cashel.  Continue to Cork and the village of Blarney where you will visit Blarney Castle.  You’ll have the chance to kiss the Then we travel to Killarney on the shores of Lough Leane (lake) in Ireland’s County Kerry for the next two nights.

Meals : In-flight
Day 3 - Saturday, October 1, 2022

Waterford - Killarney 

Morning breakfast at your hotel, then depart on a beautiful mountain drive over the” VEE “ through county Tipperary, and Waterford into county Cork and the village of Blarney where you will have free time to Kiss the famous Blarney Stone which is reputed to give the power of Blarney Stone which is reputed to give the power of eloquence.  You’ll learn the difference between “blarney” and “baloney.”   Blarney Woolen Mills is one of the best places in Ireland for shopping for everything Irish and you’ll have time for lunch and shopping.  Continue west through many mountain ranges to Killarney town for check-in at the beautiful five-star Europe Hotel set on Killarney’s lower lake at the foot of Irelands highest mountain. You will spend two nights at this wonderful location.  Dinner is included this evening at the hotel.  You can relax after dinner or make your way into the town and explore. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Sunday, October 2, 2022

Dingle Peninsula 

After breakfast today you will take a journey of a lifetime going back in time as we travel around the spectacular Dingle Peninsula with historic sites that date back over two thousand years. You’ll visit the Beehive huts the home of Ireland’s Christin monks who carried Christianity back to much of Europe. Dingle has been the location of many movies including Far and Away with Tom Cruise, Ryan’s Daughter, and Leap Year. You have free time to browse the old fishing port town and maybe enjoy local fish and chips.  Mark Faldmo knows the best spots.   Also, lots of stores are full of arts and crafts.  Afternoon return to Killarney and your hotel. This evening for a transfer is provided to the town of Killarney for a meal and pub dinner and some shopping.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 - Monday, October 3, 2022

Ross Castle - Cliffs of Moher - Dromoland Castle

We visit Ross Castle. Built in the late 15thCentury and set on a rocky outcrop on the shore of Lough Leane (Lake).  It is an imposing structure and has an interesting 500-year history. Head north through Tralee to Tarbert and cross the river Shannon by ferry into County Clare and north to the Majestic Cliffs of Moher. Scenes from the Princess Bride (cliffs of insanity) were filmed here.  They are spectacular!  We then head east to the highlight of your Ireland visit for a two-night night stay at the beautiful five-star Dromoland Castle to end this day in what can only be described as a fairy tale setting

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 - Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Dromoland Castle Day

Wake-up in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.  Today you can relax and soak up what castle life is all about.  Set on 450 acres of parkland in the peaceful County Clare countryside, the sprawling Estate has much to offer including the walled gardens, with a formal rose garden and a lily pond dating from 1812.  The gardens are/ based on designs by Andre Le Notre, who also planned the gardens at Versailles.  Within the Estate you can enjoy Falconry, archery, boating, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, walking, mountain cycling and a full 18-hole golf course. For a real treat take advantage of a deluxe treatment in its SPA. This evening you will enjoy a grand finale dinner at the castle with Irish entertainment.s.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Dublin.

You will enjoy your departure from Dromoland with a sumptuous breakfast.   We’ll travel to Dublin for a tour of Ireland’s Capitol city. You’ll stay at the Green hotel in the heart of Dublin’s prime shopping area Grafton Street and Stephens Green. 

You’ll have time for shopping and to enjoy some afternoon time.  You’ll can visit Trinity College that houses The Book of Kells which contains the four Gospels eloquently hand-penned and colorfully drawn which were completed in 384 AD.  This evening you may want to join Mark Faldmo to visit the Temple Bar district. It is full of pubs and restaurants. Mark will take you to his favorite pub for dinner (on your own) for a fun Irish evening. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 - Thursday, October 6, 2022

Dublin or Continue to England with the England & Scotland Tour

Today is check-in at Dublin airport for your return flight home or perhaps to extend to other parts of Europe.                                                

Want to See England, Wales and Scotland?  Join Abby Bonell’s personally hosted England and Scotland prior to this Ireland tour.  Ask your travel consultant for details.

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Licensed Local guides in Ireland
  • Experienced Morris Murdock Tour Host, Mark Faldmo, Sr
  • Hotel accommodations deluxe-class hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily and other meals as outlined
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations
  • Whisper headsets while touring
  • Document package with a travel bag

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to Dublin Round trip 
  • Group airfare from Salt Lake City Round Trip $1139.00 ** Limited to first 25
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Tour gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Travel insurance 5)
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Supplement/Private room $4099.00
  • $50.00 per person cash discount. ** Credit card deposit is allowed as long as all other payments are made by check

Payment Terms:

  • Deposit is $500 per person due at time of booking 
  • Final payment June 24, 2022
  • This tour is based on a minimum of 35 passengers

Pre-Tour Option:  For a full British Isle experience, please consider adding our England, Wales, & Scotland tour to complete your fall touring of this amazing part of Europe.