Join us for
The Heart of Ireland
As advertised on WIXY100.3
You are invited to join John and Beth Mills
as they escort the 8th annual CU in Paradise trip to tour the Republic of Ireland
About The Tour
The Heart of Ireland continues to bring you the best of Ireland’s most scenic locations, on this 6 night escorted tour. Discover the scenic beauty that makes up Ireland in Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, and the Dingle Peninsula! Spending your last two nights at Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel!
- Ten (10) meals including breakfast daily (besides the day of arrival) and four (4) dinners.
- Top sights with visits to Galway, Connemara, Killarney, and Dublin.
- Relaxed and updated itinerary
- Top hotels, including a two (2) night stay at a castle hotel.
- Heart of Ireland Tour Includes
- Moderate hotels with first class and superior first-class hotels throughout.
- Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
- Four (4) hotel dinners.
- Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motor coach.
- Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout.
- Visits to: Guinness Storehouse, EPIC Museum, Cliffs of Moher, and Celtic Crystal.
- Scenic touring of Dingle Peninsula and a panoramic Dublin city tour.
- Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person.
- Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included.
- Trip Information and document mixer prior to travel
- Trip escorted by Beth and John Mills from Travel by Beth
Note: with overnight flights, a Saturday flight will be needed, to meet group on Day 01, Sunday at Dublin Airport. A 9:15 am group transfer is provided from Dublin Airport on arrival.
Day 1, Sunday | Arrive Dublin, Ireland – Galway
Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Depart Dublin and travel the short journey to Galway, where we check into our hotel. Free time to rest. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City. Dinner and overnight in Galway. (D)
Day 2, Monday | Galway- Connemara – Galway
Today we enjoy a scenic tour of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay to Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a photo opportunity. We continue via scenic countryside; keep an eye out for sheep en route to Moycullen. We stop to visit the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway. Our evening is free to enjoy Galway, with dinner on your own. Overnight in Galway. (B)
Day 3, Tuesday | Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney
Morning departure from Galway. We make our way to the awe inspiring and majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacular day with great sea and cliff views, before making our way to Killarney for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 4, Wednesday | Killarney – Dingle Peninsula
A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where you enjoy dinner on your own this evening. Overnight in Killarney. (B)
Day 5, Thursday | Killarney – Cashel – Dublin
Leaving Killarney, we travel over the mountains to Blarney, where we pause for a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills. Here you have time to enjoy an optional visit to Blarney Castle, and perhaps kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney, we travel via Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin, where the evening is free to dine on your own tonight. Overnight at our castle hotel tonight in Killiney, Co. Dublin. (B)
Our castle hotel is situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney and overlooking Dublin Bay.
Day 6, Friday | Dublin
Coming into the capital city this morning for sightseeing. We visit the Guinness Storehouse, enjoying panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar, followed by the EPIC Museum. Some free time then to enjoy the capital city independently. Dublin has plenty of shops, cafes, museums, and more for you to enjoy. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at our castle hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin. (B,D)
Day 7, Saturday | Dublin – U.S.
Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Flights to the U.S. arrive home the same day. (B)
Airfare is not yet available and will be announced when released to coincide with the travel dates.
Flight will leave from Chicago O’Hare and we will be taking a motorcoach from Urbana to and from the airport.
Airfare and motorcoach transfers are NOT included in the price of this trip yet.
6 night Heart of Ireland Tour
Double Occupancy Rate – $1,659 per person
Single Occupancy Rate – $2159
Deposit is $300 per person plus travel protection insurance
Final payment due 7/25/2024
Travel Protection is highly recommended and will be available at an additional charge. ALL payments are non-refundable without insurance.