THIS SPECIAL EVENT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR
Enjoy a festive time, where we gather to celebrate the gift of family from the perspective of the specific theme of the World Meeting. This will be a cultural celebration of music, dance, song, within a prayerful and joyful setting, and with the aid of stories given by families representing the five continents.
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Day 1 & 2: Sunday & Monday, August 19th & 20th, 2018
Welcome to Ireland
Depart the USA and arrive at the Shannon Airport. Your guide and driver will be there to greet with you and escort you to the bus for the trip to Galway. In Galway, enjoy a walking tour including Lynch Castle, home to the mayors of Galway, Saint Nicholas Church founded in the 13th century, and the famous Spanish Arch. Enjoy a cruise on Lough Corrib River where you will see Claddagh village and the majestic cathedral. Next, continue to Westport where you will enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 3: Tuesday August 21st, 2018
Knock & Ballintubber
This morning travel to Knock where, in 1879, it was claimed that the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist were seen at the gate of the parish church. Ever since, millions have made pilgrimage to the town. Continue to Ballintubber Abbey, the only church in Ireland founded by an Irish king that is still in regular use. Return to your hotel in Westport to enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 4: Wednesday August 22nd, 2018
Westport to Kerry
Today you will depart your hotel in Westport and travel to Kerry. Pass through the Burren Region to the Cliffs of Moher. With sheer cliffs dropping 600 feet to the water below, it is one of the most impressive stretches of shoreline on the west coast of Ireland. Take the Shannon Car Ferry across the Shannon Estuary. Continue to Tralee and check into your hotel. Overnight, dinner, bed & breakfast at your hotel in the Killarney area.
Day 5: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Ring of Kerry
Delight in some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as we travel around the Ring of Kerry where the sea crashes into the soaring coastline. Continue to Killarney and enjoy a jaunting car ride. Overnight, dinner, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Killarney or area.
Day 6: Friday August 24th, 2018
Kerry to Dublin
Depart your hotel in Killarney. Visit the Rock of Cashel. Continue to Kilkenny for lunch under own arrangements. Visit Kilkenny Castle. Continue to your hotel in the Dublin area. Overnight, dinner, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.
Day 7: Saturday August 25th, 2018
This morning you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Visit Trinity College. Visit also the Guinness Storehouse. This evening attend the Festival of Families concert.* Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight, dinner, bed & breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or area.
Day 8: Sunday August 26th, 2018
Today you will have the morning at leisure. This afternoon, attend the closing mass for the Festival of Families.* This evening enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Abbey Tavern, Merry Ploughboy Pub or Taylors Three Rock Pub. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight, bed & breakfast at your hotel in the Dublin area.
Day 9: Monday August 27th, 2018
Transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight home.
August 19 - 27, 2018 - $3798 from New York
Your All Inclusive Price Includes:
- Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing
- Roundtrip International Airfare*
- Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes
- Admin. Fees, Entrance Fees, Hotel Gratuities & Program Fees
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner, Deluxe Motorcoaches
- First Class Hotels & much more!
Domestic Airfare available at an additional cost
*Additional baggage & optional fees may apply; Gov't taxes subject to change