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Shades of Ireland
May 1 - 10, 2021 - Eight Nights

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Day 1 - Saturday, May 1, 2021 Overnight Flight
Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.

Day 2 - Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. (D)

Day 3 - Dublin
Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city’s historic center, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own. (B)

Day 4 - Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford
Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendor of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries -OR- visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. (B/D)

Day 5 - Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney
Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue to charming Killarney. Enjoy a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park before boarding a boat* and sailing through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Killarney’s great restaurants. (B/D)
*Jaunting car ride and/or boat cruise are included, weather permitting

Day 6 - Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration at a family-run farm. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture. (B)

Day 7 - Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick
Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Continue to Limerick, where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty." (B)

Day 8 - Limerick - Galway - Limerick
Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes”. Return to Limerick to relax over dinner. (B/D)

Day 9 - Limerick - Tullamore - Kingscourt
You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Your journey brings you to Tullamore in the heart of Ireland, where a superb distillery brings whiskey craftsmanship to life and gives you a taste of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. (B/D)

Day 10 - Kingscourt - Tour Ends
Your journey ends in Kingscourt. (B)



Departure From:
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Deposit:
A nonrefundable deposit of $1,900.00 per person is due at the time of booking. A Trip Cancellation Waiver of $399.00 per person (nonrefundable) is available and must be purchased at time of deposit.



Hotels (subject to change):
Dublin - Hotel Riu Plaza - 2 nights
Waterford - Granville Hotel - 1 night
Killarney - Killarney Avenue - 2 nights
Limerick - The George Hotel Limerick - 2 nights
Kingscourt - Cabra Castle - 1 night



Notes:



Final Payment:
February 24, 2021



Cancellation Penalties: (in days, prior to departure):
$1,900.00 per person is nonrefundable. Cancel on or after February 24, 2021, and the entire tour is nonrefundable. With Trip Cancellation Waiver purchase (at time of deposit) you may cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure and receive a full refund less cost of waiver ($399.00 per person).


Travel Insurance:
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Pricing Table

AAA Rate - Per person rate prior to any discounts or promotions is based on double occupancy and is subject to air availability, current taxes, and fuel surcharges:

  Single Double Triple
Buffalo On Request $3,849.00 On Request
Cleveland On Request $3,849.00 On Request
Columbus On Request $3,849.00 On Request
Louisville On Request $3,849.00 On Request
Newark On Request $3,599.00 On Request
Philadelphia On Request $3,799.00 On Request
Pittsburgh On Request $3,799.00 On Request

Airfare, taxes, surcharges, gratuities, transfers and excursions are additional unless otherwise indicated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, other surcharges and deposit, payment and cancellation terms/conditions are subject to change without notice at any time. Rates quoted are per person, based on adult double occupancy unless otherwise stated. Cruise rates are capacity controlled. Rates, terms, conditions, availability and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Other airline restrictions, including, but not limited to baggage limitations and fees, standby policies and fees, non-refundable tickets and change fees with pre-flight notification deadlines may apply. Fees and policies vary among airlines without notice. Please contact the airline directly for details and answers to specific questions you may have. Certain restrictions may apply. AAA members must make advance reservations through AAA Travel to obtain Member Benefits and savings. Member Benefits may vary based on departure date. Unless otherwise stated, rate is accurate at time of printing and is subject to availability and change. Not responsible for errors or omissions. AAA East Central acts only as an agent for the various cruise and tour providers listed.


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