Framingham State University Geography
 Ireland: Dublin & Belfast
 May 2017    $2499 pp/do
 May 22 - May 29, 2017

Travel Information: Preliminary Itinerary:      *Note: Subject to change!
  This is a very different trip for our group as it will be a more inclusive travel adventure encompassing some of the most amazing and famous destinations found in Eastern Ireland!

Includes: Daily breakfast, 2 dinners (1 with traditional Irish entertainment)

15+ attractions ALL INCLUDED!

City tours of Dublin & Belfast!

Highlights: Trinity College, The Book of Kellís, Croke Park and GAA Museum,
Bru na Bůinne, Guinness Storehouse, GPO Witness to History: 1916 Uprising, Titanic Museum, Giant's Causeway, The Hill of Tara, Newgrange, 'Black Cab' Tour of "The Troubles" in Belfast and of course Dublinís Temple Bar and more!

This is going to be an amazing journey with the best the Emerald Isle has to offer!

Note: Hotels are not yet locked in.
May 22
Depart Logan Airport: Terminal E: Aer Lingus Included in tour price...
May 23
Arrive in Dublin
City tour of Dublin with stop at Trinity College and tour of The Long Library and the Book of Kells!
Welcome dinner!
Hotel in Dublin
Tour of Trinity College
Welcome dinner!
May 24



Dublin History
After full breakfast we will board a bus to Croke park to visit the home of the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) and learn the history of the Irish games, then on to the GPO to view the multimedia Witness to History: 1916 Uprising, and finally we will end our day at the Guinness Storehouse and the famous Gravity Bar!
Hotel in Dublin
Breakfast included.
Transportation and admissions to:
Croke Park
GAA Museum
GPO Witness to history
Guinness Storehouse
May 25
Dublin on your own!
After full breakfast
Enjoy a day completely on your own to explore this fascinating city!
Hotel in Dublin
Breakfast included.
May 26


Ancient History
After full breakfast and checkout
We will visit the oldest historical sites in Ireland at Bru na Boinne and tour the museum and a 5000 year old tomb!  Then onto The Hill of Tara, the most sacred site in Ireland. After lunch in a local pub (on own) we will cross the border into The UK and get a city tour of Belfast before checking into our hotel.
Hotel in Belfast
Breakfast included.
Transportation and admissions to:
Bru na Boinne
Hill of Tara
City tour of Belfast
May 27


Natural Wonders
After full breakfast
Visit and tour the natural wonder of the Giant's Causeway, we will also be stopping at the Dark Hedges (as seen on Game of Thrones) and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge as well as a castle in ruins on the northern cliffs of Ireland.
Hotel in Belfast
Breakfast included.
Transportation and admissions to:
The Dark Hedges
Dunluce Castle
Giant's Causeway
May 28
The Troubles and Titanic
After full breakfast
Morning Free!
Optional: We suggest a Black cab tour of Belfast with a focus on the Troubles (Shankill and Falls Roads)
We will check out of hotel and then tour Titanic Belfast, a new museum dedicated to the shipyard that built her!
Lunch here (on own) before heading back to Dublin.
Special dinner show tonight!
Hotel in Dublin
Breakfast included.
Transportation and admissions to:
Titanic Museum
Dinner and show with entertainment

Optional: Black Cab, tour of troubles (£25/per cab - holds 4-5 people)

May 29
Farewell Emerald Isle
After full breakfast and checkout, Depart Dublin for Boston's Logan Airport
Headed Home
Breakfast included.


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