Springtime in Ireland
May 16 - 23, 2010
Kinsale, Bantry Bay & West Cork, Killarney, Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Town & Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Adare, Bunratty , Blarney
Led by Patricia & John Preston
Pat & John are ready to welcome you on the “Springtime in Ireland 2010 Tour.” (Photos show Pat & John surrounded by scenes from previous Springtimes in Ireland)
7 Days – 6 Nights at Superior First Class Hotels – 12 Meals – Plus Sightseeing, admissions, entertainment and more
The merry month of May in Ireland is a special time! Fuchsia (left), rhododendron, hydrangea and wild flowers bloom on the roadside, gardens burst with new colors, baby lambs and calves romp on the hillsides, and the festival season begins. The sun doesn’t set till after 10 p.m., so you get long hours of daylight to savor this most beautiful time of the year.
It’s the “real Ireland” that you have always dreamed of experiencing. And no place is better than along the scenic South and West Coasts, warmed by the Gulf Stream – from Kinsale, Bantry Bay, Kenmare, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Town & Dingle Peninsula, and the Cliffs of Moher, to legendary towns and villages like Blarney, Adare and Bunratty.
Step into a thatched cottage at Adare, kiss the Blarney Stone, cruise on Kinsale Harbor, ride in a horse-drawn cart through Killarney National Park, savor the subtropical vistas of Bantry Bay, hear the Irish language spoken and sung on the Dingle Peninsula, watch as sheep dogs round up the sheep on the Kerry hillsides, take a ferry across the Shannon, marvel at the Cliffs of Moher, join in traditional Irish music and dance, feast on a medieval banquet at a 15th castle – and just relax and breathe the sweet Spring air.
This is a Sunday-Sunday trip, just one week away from home or work. Our itinerary has been arranged by CIE Tours International, Ireland’s top tour operator. We have reserved rooms at four superior-first-class hotels in ace locations to present Ireland from different perspectives – a yacht-filled harbor resort (Trident Hotel, Kinsale); an elegant old world hotel amid mountains and lakes (Malton Hotel, Killarney); a charming village inn on the main street of a colorful seaport town (Benners Hotel, Dingle); and a modern hilltop hotel overlooking a 15th century castle.
Booking Deadline is March 12, 2010.
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