Magical Christmas in Ireland 7 nights
Small group escorted tour – limited to 16 persons
Spend Christmas in Ireland. You’ll enjoy that festive feeling the moment you arrive. A castle stay, traditional music, and mulled wine by the fireside, waterside walks, and more. Join us!
December 22 Dublin
Your first scent of the magic Emerald Isle is upon arrival, where you meet your experienced Lynott Tours driver. Visit Trinity College to view the Book of Kells and The Guinness Storehouse which is located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery - an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure. The journey begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors filled with interactive. At the top, you'll be rewarded with a pint of perfection in our world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar. Enjoy a toast to the festive season in Ireland. This evening, savor the holiday atmosphere along Grafton Street, a wonderland of holiday shopping. Carol singers and street buskers line the way.
December 23 – December 27 Christmas Program
Travel to the beautiful seaside Galway Bay Hotel, where you will enjoy your Christmas celebration. Settle yourself by the fireside with a glass of mulled wine before your evening meal in the award winning restaurant. The festive atmosphere mounts with live entertainment in the warm and social atmosphere of the hotel bar. You may wish to take a brisk walk on the prom, along the sea front.
December 24 - It’s Christmas Eve and the special atmosphere of excitement and anticipation is growing by the minute. Enjoy the festive atmosphere as you gather with your fellow guests for the delightful reception of sparkling wine, festive snacks and our delicious homemade mince pies.
After a sumptuous evening meal you can take the courtesy coach to the local church for a Christmas ceremony in Galway, complete with carols. Upon your return a warming drinks reception and festive nibbles await.
December 25- Christmas Day has finally arrived and we hope you have been good because Santa is making house calls and will pay us a visit after brunch. In the afternoon you can indulge in your Christmas dinner - a festive feast with all the trimmings and a glass of bubbly to celebrate this special day. Christmas crackers, turkey, ham, plum pudding and Christmas cake may be some of the treats tonight. Enjoy the evening with a sociable game of bingo, sit back and relax in the Library or in the many quiet spots tucked away throughout the hotel, or settle in front of the open fire in the bar as the live music begins.
December 26- After a sumptuous Christmas lunch, you can enjoy the fun of a treasure hunt, get competitive with a table quiz or watch the big movie with popcorn for a real cinema experience. Take the opportunity to enjoy some quiet time as you rest, relax and revive after the Christmas festivities.
Refresh in our leisure center, indulge in pampering treatments or simply enjoy a refreshing waterside walk or some quiet time curled up in our library and waterfront conservatories. In the evening the festive entertainment continues with live music and fun in the bar.
December 27 Castle Stay
You travel from Galway Bay via the Cliffs of Moher, with the sea pounding hundreds of feet below. Experience the magic of Dromoland Castle. Step out of the real world, indulge and unwind, relax in deep sofas in front of roaring log fires. Set in a private estate of woodland, rivers and walks, it is an area of stunning beauty, incredible scenery and interesting attractions. Spa and pool are available, too. Dinner in the candlelit surroundings of The Earl of Thomond Terrace Restaurant.
We travel back to Dublin today, traveling through the midlands. Arrive back and settle into your room at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin for your final night in Ireland. Time for shopping or exploring on your own.
Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. Safe travels.
YOUR IRELAND TOUR BY PRIVATE COACH PRICE INCLUDES
* Deluxe private minicoach/motorcoach transportation from arrival to departure airport, except in Galway.
* Services of a driver/guide (1 person).
* Hotel accommodation with private bath.
* Full breakfast daily, mulled wine reception and dinners during our Christmas program at the Galway Bay Hotel.
* Dinner at Dromoland Castle.
* Admission charges and entrance fees to:
Dublin - Trinity College to view the Book of Kells, Guinness Brewery, Cliffs of Moher
*All service charges and taxes
Child reduction under 12
Airfare is available at added cost