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Journey to the mystical heart of Ireland where Celtic Myths endure & Legends were born.

Wander the ancient site of Newgrange, a 5000 year old underground Temple constructed using sacred geometry.

Explore Long Crew, known as the Women's Mountain. A destination of spiritual pilgrimages for over a thousand years.

Visit Glendalough. Where legend has it the Holy Grail was once housed.

Roam the Aran Islands with its primitive druid stone circles, ancient churches and medieval castles.

Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral where St. Patrick baptized converts from paganism to Christianity.

   

Mystical Ireland
Itinerary (10 days)
Tour is completed - contact us to customize this trip for you.

Day 1 Evening departure from LAX nonstop to Dublin. Dinner & breakfast are served aboard your wide-bodied jet bound for the Emerald Isle.

Day 2 Morning arrival at Dublin where our coach driver will escort us to our luxury hotel for check in. With our guide we will then visit Trinity College home to the legendary Celtic, Book of Kells. The on to St. Patrick's Cathedral, founded in 1190, the site where St. Patrick baptized in the fifth century. This evening we will enjoy a welcome reception followed by dinner at Foley's restaurant, known for its live Irish music. {D}

Day 3 After a hearty Irish breakfast we travel north to Boyne Valley. Here 5000 years of history are encapsulated in the megalithic graves at Newgrange and Knowth, likened to an underground Stonehenge it was built using sacred geometry. Here we pause to take time to meditate and experience its ancient energies. Then on to Lough Crew known as "Women's Mountain" considered to be a place of power where Spiritual Pilgrimages take place. Next we will visit the Hill of Tara and Monasterboice, which dates from the 5th century and walk among the mystical Celtic high crosses. Return to Dublin for your overnight stay. {B}

Day 4 As we drive south we wind through the soaring mountains deep into the wild valley to Glendalough, a monastic settlement, founded by St Kevin in the 6th Century. Legend has it that the Holy Grail was once housed here. Then a visit to St. Kevin's Monastery, the largest in Europe for over a thousand years. Here lies a haunting forest of Celtic crosses, in many shapes and sizes. Time to meditate and connect with its healing energies. We will then journey south back to Dublin through the vale of Avoca. Afternoon is at leisure. {B}

Day 5 Leaving Dublin we drive south through lush farmlands and old market towns to Kilkenny where we visit Kilkenny Castle home to the Celtic Crusader Strongbow. We then continue south to the village ofBlarney where you'll have the opportunity to kiss the famous stone and get the gift of the gab! We will climb the spiral staircases, see the druidic circle of stones, explore the witches stove, and enter Blarney Castle's dungeon. Overnight in Killarney. {B,D}

Day 6 After breakfast, we depart on one of Irelands most beautiful drives, the Ring of Kerry, considered by many to be the mystical heart of Ireland. Here myths and legends on healing date back for thousands of years. From Killarney we drive along the broad Iveragh peninsula, through picturest towns and by wind-swept cliffs, still lakes, lost valleys and rocky mountains. Then back to Killarney to enjoy this lively town with its many charming restaurants, pubs and shops. {B}

Day 7 Today we depart Killarney out along the Dingle Peninsula winding along portions of the shoreline and through hilly country enjoying awesome views of the mountains and coast. We will see the Inveragh peninsula to the south and drive past harbors and wide stretches of sandy beach to the tip of the peninsula where vistas of the Blasket Islands and Dingle Bay delight the eyes. Then on to Gallarus Oratory, one of the most perfect relics of early Irish Christianity dating back to the 6th Century. Overnight in Killarney. {B}

Day 8 Leaving Killarney we travel to Tarbert where you will take the ferry across the wide mouth of the River Shannon. Then onto the Cliffs of Moher, where breathtaking cliffs rise to a height of over 700 feet above the wild Atlantic waves. Driving south we make our way past the limestone hills of the Burren countryside, along the shores to the charming City of Galway. We will stop at the medieval "Church of St. Nicholas", where Christopher Columbus was said to have worshiped. Then on to the Claddagh, where the ancient Irish ring was developed. This evening we are on our own to enjoy this beautiful cultural city. Overnight at a magnificent hotel just outside of town. {B}

Day 9 After breakfast we set off for the Aran Islands by ferry. Located at the western end of Galway Bay, the three islands of Aran raise their mighty backs to the mighty Atlantic. The sheer cliffs rise as much as 300 feet from the sea surface. We will then visit Inis Mor's where the ancient druid stone circle of Dun Aonghus is perched on the summit of a hill that rises from the ocean. Then back to our hotel where we will celebrate the ending of our journey with a farewell reception and dinner. {B,D}

Day 10 After breakfast, we bid farewell to the Emerald Isle as we board our coach for transfer to Shannon Airport and our flight back home.

 

 
   

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