Ireland Adventure with Rose Gray

May 8, 2022 to May 17, 2022

Travel with Rose Gray to beautiful Ireland where you will explore its charming cities and breathtaking landscapes! Begin and end in Dublin, Ireland’s capital city and the heart of Irish culture and charm. Visit Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Jameson Distillery, where you will learn about and sample the “water of life.” 

Continue to Killarney, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and take in the breathtaking landscapes in Killarney National Park and along your Ring of Kerry drive. Discover the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula.  Onward to Cong and a night at the incredible Ashford Castle.  Enjoy the immense grounds and a plethora of optional activities.

Onward to Limerick you’ll enjoy a ferry ride across the River Shannon, to marvel at the majesty of the Cliffs of Moher along the Atlantic coast.  Explore Limerick, a quaint Irish city, which is home to Bunratty Castle and Fold Park.  Tradition, culture and charm await you as you join us for a true “Ireland Adventure”.

Your journey begins at Chicago O’Hare, where you will board your overnight flight to Ireland.

After landing at the Dublin Airport, your driver/guide will welcome you to Ireland. Enroute to your hotel visit Malahide and the magnificent Castle and gardens. Dinner this evening is at your hotel.

Hotel: Davenport Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Dinner

This morning, discover the delights of central Dublin with public buildings, elegant Georgian townhouses and squares, as well as modern sculptures and busy shopping hubs. Visit Trinity College, home of the 8th century Book of Kells and see St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Stop for a visit at the Old Jameson Distillery, where you can learn about distillation processes for this “water of life.” Displays explain how barley and water are combined, distilled, aged and bottled and at the end of the tour you can enjoy a sample. Spend the afternoon shopping or sightseeing independently and in the evening enjoy dinner at the Harry Lemon Pub.

Hotel: Davenport Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast today, travel to Killarney. Your journey will take you to Blarney to climb to the battlements of Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence”, or visit the Blarney Woolen Mills, which has an excellent range of traditional Irish products. You will have time to browse around the village, charmingly set around a large village green. Travel through the rugged countryside of County Kerry, where the town of Killarney is charmingly located with a backdrop of mountains and lakes. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Killarney Great Southern Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, an old-fashioned horse-drawn jaunting car will bring you through the Killarney National Park, which is closed to motorized vehicles. After your ride, it is off to the Ring of Kerry, 100 miles of marvelous scenery consisting of the highest peaks in Ireland on one side and a coastline scattered with golden beaches and rocky headlands on the other. Enjoy plenty of stops to view the scenery and take photos. Travel through Glenbeigh and Cahirciveen and on to Waterville and the colorful village of Sneem. Stop at Moll’s Gap for a view of the three lakes of Killarney with the mountains and the town in the background. Return to Killarney for some time to relax and settle in before joining your group for a Traditional Irish Night of song & dance with dinner at Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

Hotel: Killarney Great Southern Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, discover the beauties of the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by David Lean’s movie, “Ryan’s Daughter.” Here majestic hills soar green and purple over vast bowls of unspoiled valleys, and glittering mountain streams which tumble down to lakes. The peninsula is a Gaeltacht, an area where the Irish language is preserved and is home to some 2000 sites of prehistoric and early Christian remains. Drive on to Dingle, a market town and fishing port. You will pass early Christian monastic beehive huts and small fishing villages along the way. Return to Killarney where the balance of the evening is free.

Hotel: Killarney Great Southern Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

This morning we leave Killarney for the beauty of Cong and the spectacular Ashford Castle. Set alongside the glistening waters of Lough Corrib, Ashford dates back to 1228. It became the home of the Guinness family in
mid 1800’s and was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1939. Past guests have included Princes and Presidents.

Hotel: Ashford Castle
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, travel via Tralee and Listowel to Tarbert, where you will take the ferry across the wide mouth of the River Shannon. Drive via Lahinch to view the Cliffs of Moher. The impressive wall of rock rises to a height of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic Ocean and stretches for five miles along the coast. Departing the Cliffs of Moher, you will continue on to charming Limerick. After settling into your hotel, enjoy dinner at the historic Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub.

Hotel: Savoy Hotel Limerick (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you will tour the 15th century Bunratty Castle Folk Park. Your afternoon is free to shop for last minute gifts and enjoy the charming city of Limerick. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a fun and entertaining farewell medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.

Hotel: Savoy Hotel Limerick (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

All too soon, your vacation in Ireland has come to an end. Transfer to the Dublin Airport in plenty of time to check- in for your flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change.

Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Dublin, Ireland including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Dublin when purchasing the Air & Tour Package

Hotel Accommodations

8 nights throughout Ireland

  • Begin two nights Dublin
  • Three nights Killarney
  • One night Ashford Castle
  • Two nights Limerick

Includes hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling

Included Meals

  • Daily breakfast
  • Seven Dinner Experiences

Fox Flourish!

  • Fully customized tour
  • All hotels are all handpicked throughout your Ireland Experience, including Ashford Castle
  • Pub Dinner at Hairy Lemmon Pub
  • Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula tours
  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Night
  • Dinner at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
  • Medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle
  • Bunratty Folk Park
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel will accompany the group*
  • Premium Fox World Travel Gift given with your travel documents

Premium Tour Experiences

  • Malahide Castle
  • Jameson Distillery
  • Jaunting Car in Killarney National Park
  • Ashford Castle
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Tour Services

  • Air-conditioned motorcoach with on-board restroom for transportation and sightseeing
  • Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director from Brendan Vacations
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.

*Minimum of 30 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination.

Tour Only

Tour Only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air Inclusive

Tour and air included
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,299.00
Initial Deposit: $200.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment Date: February 1, 2022

Single occupancies are limited and based upon availability.

All current air taxes and fees of $528.75 per person are included and subject to change.

Available Discounts

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit by September 1, 2021 and receive a $100.00 discount per person

Discounts are subject to change at any time

Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare

  • May 8, 2022: Depart Chicago O’Hare at 8:40pm, arrive Dublin, Ireland at 10:05am (May 9)
  • May 17, 2022: Depart Dublin, Ireland at 1:00pm, arrive Chicago O’Hare at 3:15pm

Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply.  Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Rose Gray

Rose Gray is the Business Relationship Director at Fox World Travel. She is also the host of the Fox World Travel Show heard on WTMJ on Saturday mornings. Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College and has completed the C T C program, a two-year management course offered by the Institute of Certified Travel Consultants. During her 35 years in the travel industry she has traveled as far north as Reykjavik, Iceland, as far south as Porto Montt, Chile, as far west as Vanuatu, and as far east as Singapore.  And although she loves traveling the globe, her favorite vacation is Arizona in March for Brewers’ Spring Training.

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travelex Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to February 1, 2022: Initial deposit of $200.00 per person
  • February 2, 2022 – March 4, 2022: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • March 5, 2022 – April 7, 2022: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • April 8, 2022 through day of travel: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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