Experience the enchanting "Emerald Isle"
It is said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten, and for once the blarney rings true. The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, from its green pastures and wild bluff coastlines to mystical lakes and glens. It is a place to explore slowly, roaming through agricultural landscapes scattered with farmhouses, or along the endlessly indented coastline. In town too, the pleasures are unhurried: evenings over Guinness in the snug of a pub, listening to the chat around a turf fire. Join Kosher Expeditions for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure as we explore the wonders and beauty of Ireland. From city to countryside from castles and museums to scenic and city walking tours this tour has something for everyone and every activity level.
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Day 1: Tuesday June 21: Arrival: Upon arrival at Dublin airport you will be met by your Kosher Expeditions staff, and transfer to your hotel for dinner and orientation (please ensure arrival prior to 2.00 p.m.).
Day 2: Wednesday June 22 - Dublin: We begin with a panoramic Dublin city tour as we explore the famous Georgian quarter which incorporates some of Dublin’s loveliest 18th-century streets, squares, and landmarks – most famous are the colorful doors of Dublin. See the Parliament Building, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, O’Connell Street and other famous landmarks. If time permits you will visit Trinity College, the scholarly home to many classical and contemporary Irish writers. See the world famous Book of Kells, an early Christian illuminated manuscript, handwritten and beautifully decorated by Irish monks. The magnificent old library hall “The Long Room” will also impress you. Return to our hotel in Dublin for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Thursday June 23 - North Dublin: This day begins with a visit to The Casino; considered being one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe. Designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfield. We continue on to Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of parkland in the pretty seaside town of Malahide. This was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years, The house is furnished with beautiful period furniture together with an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings, mainly from the National Gallery. During our journey we will stop in Howth; a small fishing and yachting port, and a popular suburban resort on the north side of Dublin.
Day 4: Friday June 24: Today we starting with a guided tour of Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter from 1176. Next we visit to The Irish National Stud which is the center of Ireland's thoroughbred industry. Our day finishes with time in the Japanese Gardens, Created in 1906 and are the finest in Europe. (follow the path called the ‘Life of Man’ for a trully unique experience).
Return to hotel through the open plain of The Curragh, home of one Irelands premier race track then Erev Shabbat at the hotel.
Day 5: Shabbat Saturday June 25 Day at leisure: After morning services, we will have the afternoon to relax in the comfort of your first class hotel. Kiddush & dinner then overnight at hotel in Dublin.
Day 6: Sunday June 26 - Wicklow: Today we leave Dublin and travel along the southern coastline to Bray for a photo stop before continuing deep into the heart of Wicklow’s hilly countryside as we arrive at the magnificent 18thcentury historic house and gardens of Powerscourt Estate. Your tour continues into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough a truly spellbinding place and home to the impressive 10th-century Round Tower. After your guided tour of this beautiful spiritual site, you will have time to enjoy lunch, surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside Ireland has to offer. Return our hotel in Dublin for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Monday June 27 - NewGrange: Visit to Newgrange through the Bru Na Boinne visitor center, then on to Monasterboice, an early settlement founded in the 5th century. We finish the day exploring the quaint medieval town of Drogheda.
Day 8: Tuesday June 28 - South: Take a drive along the south Dublin coast road to Dalkey, this village hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years. Living history actors are part of the Castle Tour adding to this unique sightseeing experience. Next we visit the famous 47 acre Powerscourt Gardens, voted No 3 in the top 10 Gardens in the World by National Geographic. Finish with a tour of the 18 Cent House, return to Hotel.
Day 9: Wednesday June 29: Today we travel The Cooley Peninsula. We begin with a drive over the Mountains as we enjoy the beautiful views of Carlingford Lough, The Mountains of Mourne, and the Long Women’s Grave. We will stop to explore and stroll the narrow streets of the medieval town of Carlingford. On return to Dublin we will stop off in a local pub for an authentic live Irish music program.
Day 10: Thursday June 30 - Transfer to Dublin for check in at airport and departure. For those with an afternoon departure, you will be taken downtown for free time to walk around and have a last look at the sights and shops!
*Kashrut: All daily kosher meals will be freshly prepared in our own on site kosher kitchen by the renowned chef Malcolm Green and his team. The whole tour will be supervised by a resident Mashgiach of the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din. All meat Glatt & Chalav Yisroel dairy products.
Custom tour dates avaialbe year-round for 2 or more people
From city to countryside from castles and museums to scenic and city walking tours this tour has something for everyone.
3rd & 4th in Room: $2390pp
Single Supplement: $890pp
Tour Includes: Kosher Expeditions tour leaders, airport transfers from Dublin airport, hotel accommodation, delicious fresh cooked kosher meals daily including lunch boxes when touring, touring as per schedule, entrance fees where applicable.
Tour does not include: International airfares, personal expenses, travel Insurance (highly suggested), optional tours
*$1000 per person deposit, final payment due prior to 90 days of departure.
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