What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Guided Tours
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Select Meals on Itinerary

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 April 8 - Depart the USA

Depart on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 April 9 - Arrive in Dublin / Bunratty Castle

On arrival at the Dublin Airport, meet your driver and guide. Travel through the enchanting Irish countryside to Bunratty Castle near the town of Limerick. Bunratty is Ireland’s most complete and authentic, elaborately furnished medieval castle. Finish your day in Limerick for dinner and overnight. (D) Non-Brochure Note – Option to have Mass at a church in Limerick with Priest Traveling

Day 3 April 10 - Cliffs of Moher and Clonmacnoise

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. Clonmacnoise, founded by St. Ciaran in 548-9. It was plundered six times between 834 and 1012, and burned 26 times between 841 and 1204, yet continued as great centre of learning, with many manuscripts, including the Annals of Tighermach (11th century) and the Book of the Dun Cow (12th century) written here. Continue to Galway and visit the Claddagh and city center area before checking into your hotel for overnight. Option to have Mass at a church in Galway with Priest Traveling. (B, D)

Day 4 April 11 - Kylemore Abbey / Croagh Patrick / Knock Abbey

Pass through the scenic mountains, bogs, and grasslands of the Connemara region. Stop at beautiful Kylemore Abbey, run by the Benedictine Nuns. This granite and limestone structure is one of most photographed buildings in the country. Continue to Croagh Patrick, Here Saint Patrick fasted on the summit for forty days built a church there. At the end of the fast, he threw a bell down the side of the mountain, banishing all the snakes and serpents of Ireland. Finish your day in 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. Celebrate Mass at Knock, where we will spend the balance of the day enjoying a time of peace, prayer, and contemplation. (B, D)

Day 5 April 12 - Sligo and Donegal

Continue north to Sligo. You will visit Drumcliff Church and cemetery, where St. Colmcille founded a monastery in 574 AD. W. B. Yeats is buried here. Stop at to the remains of Sligo Abbey and walk the grounds of the church. Visit the restoration work at Donegal Castle, and stop at the Franciscan Abbey ruins nearby. Donegal was abandoned during the flight of the Earls in 1607. Finish the day in Armagh for dinner and overnight. (B, D) Option to have Mass at a church in Armagh with Priest Traveling

Day 6 April 13 - Armagh / Downpatrick

Spend the morning with a walking tour of Armagh including stops at the two Cathedrals there – the Church of Ireland Cathedral that has portions dating to the 5th Century and the Catholic Cathedral built in the 1800’s. Celebrate Mass in the Catholic Armagh Cathedral. This afternoon, travel to Downpatrick, home to the Saul Church - the first church that St. Patrick established in Ireland. Also visit Down Cathedral, the burial site of St. Patrick - Ireland’s patron saint, and a place of pilgrimage for centuries. Benedictine monks first established the site of the church in 1183. Visit the St. Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, housing the exhibition, 'Ego Patricius'. Return to the town of Armagh. (B, D)

Day 7 April 14 - Monasterboice / Hill of Slane / Dublin

Stop at Monasterboice, one of the most famous religious sites in the country, which was built in the 5th century. Founded by St Buithe the site features two churches, a round tower, and the High Cross of Muiredach. Travel to the Hill of Slane, where St. Patrick lit the first Paschal Fire in 434 in challenge to King Laoghaire’s fire. He first explained the Holy Trinity using the shamrock here. Finish the day in Dublin. Celebrate Mass in one of the churches in Dublin. (B, D)

Day 8 April 15 - Glendalough and Dublin

Today you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wicklow County, known as the 'Garden County' of Ireland. You will stop in Glendalough where St. Kevin founded a monastery in the 6th century. From this beginning, the site grew to become famous as a center of learning throughout Europe. Celebrate Mass in a small Chapel near Glendalough. Return to Dublin for a visit to Trinity College, to see the 8th century Book of Kells and the long room with its 200,000 books. Continue to St Patrick’s Cathedral, built in 1192. It is one of Ireland’s largest cathedrals, made famous by its former dean Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels.” You will also visit Christchurch, built by the Anglo-Normans in 1172 to replace an earlier church built by the Vikings in 1038. It also is adorned with funeral monuments, including the tomb of Strongbow, Ireland's first Norman Conqueror. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 9 April 16 - Return to the USA

Return to USA

Departure Dates

  1. Monday, April 8, 2024
    From $4846
Tour: XD24 Code: K