Ireland’s Ancient East (land tour)

Dates: Sunday, June 11, 2017 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Stephen Mandal

Trim Castle. Image © Duckhalt1-CC BY-SA 4.0

Amidst the natural beauty of Ireland’s landscapes (especially in June) are monuments and archaeological sites that attest to an extraordinary prehistoric, ancient, and medieval legacy. Join this bespoke, exclusive, nine-night program and experience the most comprehensive tour of Ireland’s Ancient East, led by a charming and informative Irish study leader/archaeologist and an expert trip manager. Special guest experts will meet us at various places along the way to provide further insights.

Starting in the southeast corner of Ireland, in the former Viking strongholds, travel to the Early Christian monastery of Glendalough, then the medieval city of Kilkenny, and into the heart of the Boyne Valley to see the prehistoric passage tomb complexes at Newgrange, the seats of the High Kings at Tara and Navan Fort, and the Giant’s Causeway coast. Stay at four- and five-star hotels, and savor fabulous food. This trip is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers.

Tour Pricing:
$7,395 (8-12 participants) per person double occupancy
$945 single supplement


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Sunday & Monday, June 11 & 12, 2017: Depart Home | Arrive Dublin, Ireland | Glendalough | Kilkenny
Tuesday, June 13: Kilkenny | Tintern Abbey | The Hook Lighthouse | Knockroe Passage Tomb | Kilkenny
Wednesday, June 14: Kilkenny | St. Mullin’s Monastery & Fort | Barrow Walk | Jerpoint Park | Kilkenny
Thursday, June 15: Kilkenny | The Rock of Dunamace | Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange & Knowth) | Carlingford
Friday, June 16: Carlingford | Navan Fort | Armagh | Belfast
Saturday, June 17: Belfast | Tievebulliagh | Giant’s Causeway | Belfast
Sunday, June 18: Belfast | Loughcrew, Ireland | Hill of Tara | Fourknocks | Trim
Monday, June 19: Trim | The Blackfriary Excavations | Boyne Valley Wools | Trim
Tuesday, June 20: Trim | Dublin | National Museum | Trinity College | Dublin
Wednesday, June 21: Dublin | Fly Home

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).


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