Ireland September 2020
September 10 - September 21€3900.00
Join Jupiter Dive Center on a luxury tour of Ireland! The journey starts and ends in Dublin and circles the entire country. We’ll tour well known historical sites, enjoy the view from beautiful scenic overlooks, and taste some of the best ales and whiskeys from local breweries and distilleries.
Your accommodations include overnights in castles and hotels as we travel through Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Killarney, Cork and Kilkenny. Thursday September 10th 2020 – DEPARTURE FROM THE USA
Your adventure begins as you take to the air on your journey to the Emerald Isle. Friday September 11th 2020 – DUBLIN
Welcome to Ireland. On arrival, we will take a short tour of some of Dublin’s most famous sights before arriving at Kilmainham Gaol, where many of Ireland’s most famous revolutionary heroes over the centuries were imprisoned or met their final end. We will then take in a few more sights on our way to lunch. Then it’s on to the home of one of Ireland’s other famous beverage makers when we drop into the newly opened Teelings Distillery in the heart of Dublin. Here you can actually walk through the working distillery and see how water and grain is magically transformed into golden amber – and sample some afterwards, of course! Then we arrive at your hotel for the next two days, the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road near the centre of Dublin, where, after check in, you are invited for a welcome drink with your guides. They will talk you through your tour and give some extra suggestions of things to do during your stay. Saturday September 12th 2020 – DUBLIN
We have another fun-packed day in Dublin. You will be collected from your hotel and taken to see the magical Book of Kells and Library in Trinity College. After lunch you will visit one of Dublin’s most famous attractions, the Guinness Storehouse, officially the most popular visitor attraction in the Republic of Ireland, and you will find out why when you see the panoramic view of the city from the Gravity Bar as you learn how to pull a proper pint of ‘the Black Stuff’. Then it’s back on the bus, where you will be taken on a tour of the highlights of Dublin city, before arriving back at your hotel where you can relax for the evening. Or maybe enjoy another pint or two!
Sunday September 13th 2020 – TITANIC, CAUSEWAY COAST, GIANTS CAUSEWAY & DONEGAL
We take our leave of Dublin and travel up to Belfast to enjoy the Titanic Belfast, voted the World’s Top Visitor Attraction in 2017, and see how the most famous / infamous ship in history was conceived and built, then find out what it would have been like to travel on board, and discover what really happened that famous night in 1912 when the “unsinkable” Titanic sank on her maiden voyage. Following this, we will travel along Antrim’s fabulous Causeway Coast where you may see Scotland across the Irish Sea, and visit the Giants Causeway, one of the most famous natural phenomena in Europe. We will then travel back across the border into the Republic, and proceed to our hotel for the next two nights, the 5-Star Lough Erne Resort Hotel, on the shores of Lough Erne, which was the venue for the G8 Summit that was held in Ireland in 2013.
Mon SEPT 14th 2020 – DONEGAL
Donegal was named as the Coolest Place on the Planet by National Geographic Traveller in 2017, and today you will find out why. After breakfast we will pass through the fishing village of Killybegs on our way to visit the Slieve League Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe. We will then travel back to Lough Eske where you will have the remainder of the afternoon free to enjoy the leisure facilities in the castle, or to walk around the spacious grounds and lakes that surround the it, before freshening up for the dinner we have arranged for you in the hotel that night.
Tuesday September 15th 2020 – GALWAY
We will depart Donegal this morning, and travel leisurely down through the fabulous scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way through Sligo, Mayo and the wilds of Connemara to Galway city, stopping for lunch along the way in Drumcliffe where you will have time to visit the grave of one of Ireland’s greatest writers, W.B. Yeats. Again we have a very special hotel for you to stay in when we arrive at Glenlo Abbey Hotel on the outskirts of Galway. One of the unique features of the hotel is its Pullman Restaurant, which is located in two original carriages from the famed Orient Express. You will have the evening free to enjoy the facilities and grounds in the hotel, or take a trip into Galway city to enjoy its fantastic nightlife. Wednesday September 16th 2020 – CLIFFS OF MOHER & BUNRATTY CASTLE
We will take our leave of Galway and will travel down the coast and across the Burren of County Clare to Doolin, where we will visit one of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks, the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. We will stop for lunch in Doolin, and then head down to our hotel for the evening, the Bunratty Castle Hotel, located directly across the road from Bunratty Castle itself, where we have arranged for you to visit the famous Irish Medieval Banquet and Show.
Thursday September 17th 2020 – DINGLE & KILLARNEY
After breakfast we will head down to the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’ where we will drive along the Dingle Peninsula to visit the fishing town of Dingle, stopping off at the South Pole Inn in Anniscaul, home of the Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who travelled with both Scott and Shackleton on their explorations of the South Pole. Then we move on to one of the most famous towns in Ireland,
Killarney, where we will spend the next two nights there in the Brehon Hotel. Friday September 18th 2020 – THE RING OF KERRY TOUR
Today we will embark on a tour of the famous Ring of Kerry, with some of the most spectacular
scenery in the world. We will finish up back in Killarney where we will visit the National Park and
famed Lakes of Killarney. After your full day of travels, we will arrive back at the Brehon
Hotel, where we have arranged an evening meal for you.
Saturday September 19th 2020 – COBH & KINSALE
Today we will visit the ‘Rebel County’ of Cork. We will cross the Kerry border and drop in to Blarney and give you a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle reputed to give you the ‘gift of eloquence’ or simply visit the castle gardens and world famous store if you don’t like heights. Then we travel on to the picturesque fishing village of Kinsale, and then move on via historic Cobh to Midleton, where you will get the chance to visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery Experience and get to try out one of Ireland’s iconic whiskeys. We will then check-in to our hotel for the evening, the Fota Island Resort, where we have the evening free to enjoy its facilities or just have a quiet evening in.
Sunday September 20th 2020 – KILKENNY CASTLE & SMITHWICK’S EXPERIENCE ON RETURN TO DUBLIN
We head off after breakfast and up through the Golden Vale of Tipperary journeying towards the medieval city of Kilkenny, where we have two treats in store. First we will visit historic Kilkenny Castle on the shores of the River Nore,the origins of which date back to 1195, including a visit around its stately rooms. Then we will pop in for a bit of refreshment when we visit the Smithwick’s Experience, home of Ireland’s second most favorite beer. We are then back on the bus, returning to Dublin, where our trip began. We will again check back into the Sandymount Hotel. After a rest and freshen up you will be collected from the hotel at 5.30pm and spend your last evening in Dublin in the award winning Merry Ploughboy Pub in the shadow of the Dublin mountains, where you will experience a thoroughly entertaining evening of live music and Irish dancing, while enjoying a fabulous three course meal. Monday September 21st 2020 – THE SAD BIT
Transfer from your hotel to the Airport, for the saddest part of any vacation – the journey home. Check-In requires you to be at the airport three hours prior to take-off, but we will make sure to get you there on time.
€3,900.00 approx $4,400.00USD as of 7/13/19 includes airfare from West Palm Beach
Call Jupiter Dive Center at 561-745-7807 to reserve your spot.
Your Package includes:
- Flights from West Palm International Airport
- 10 nights accommodations
- Daily Irish breakfast
- 4 group dinners
- Entrance fees for all attractions listed
- Travel by luxury bus
- Price based on double occupancy
- Dinners not noted on itinerary
- Elected attractions outside of scheduled tour
- Pub experiences
Payment information & schedule:
- Payments are made directly to the tour company
- 20% due upon sign up
- Payments made monthly
- All deposits are nonrefundable.
- Basic trip insurance is included.
2 NIGHTS DUBLIN Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road
2 NIGHTS CO. DONEGAL Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
1 NIGHT GALWAY Glenlo Abbey Hotel
1 NIGHT Bunratty Castle Hotel, Co Clare
2 NIGHTS KILLARNEY Plaza Hotel, Killarney
1 NIGHT CORK Fota Island Resort
1 NIGHTS DUBLIN Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road
Hotels are subject to change.