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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart U.S. for Shannon, Ireland
Day 2 Arrival in Ireland, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Galway area
  • Cliffs of Moher Witness unforgettable views of Ireland’s west coast.
  • The Burren View unique rock formations at The Burren, along with the Poulnabrone Dolmen, a portal tomb dating to 2500 B.C.
  • Galway Experience the history and culture of Galway, one of the most Irish cities in the country.
  • Dinner at the hotel
Day 3 Thoor Ballylee & Coole Park, Sligo area
  • Thoor Ballylee Visit this beguiling tower house that was a summer home to William Butler Yeats.
  • Coole Park Spend time in nearby Coole Park, where Yeats often visited his friend Lady Augusta Gregory.
  • Autograph Tree View this famous copper beech carved with the initials of George Bernard Shaw, J.M. Synge and WB Yeats, among others.
  • Dinner at the hotel
Day 4 Tobernalt, the Yeats Trail, Isle of Innisfree and Glencar Lough
  • Tobernalt Visit this place of reflection and serenity, a pilgrimage site since the Celtic times.
  • Yeats Trail See places immortalized in the poet's work including Rosses Point, Glencar Lough, the Isle of Innisfree and Dooney Rock.
  • Innisfree Cruise on the Rose of Innisfree and view the Isle of Innisfree.
  • Glencar Lough See Glencar Lough including the waterfall that Yeats described in his poem, "The Stolen Child".
  • Church of Ireland Tour the Church of Ireland Cemetery in Drumbcliffe, burial site of W.B. Yeats.
Day 5 Dublin Walking Tour
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland.
  • Dublin Walking Tour Take a walking tour of Southeast Dublin including the Bank of Ireland, a stroll along Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green.
  • Merrion Square Walk around Merrion Square, where Yeats and Wilde once lived.
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
Day 6 Trinity College, the National Library of Ireland and James Joyce Cultural Center
  • Trinity College Discover Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, and see the Book of Kells.
  • National Library of Ireland Explore the National Library of Ireland including a special Yeats exhibit and papers and first editions by Yeats and Daniel O'Connell.
  • James Joyce Cultural Center Visit the James Joyce Cultural Center including the Ulysses Portrait Gallery.
  • Dublin Writers Museum Experience the Dublin Writers Museum celebrating the lives and works of Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, Shaw, Wilde, Swift, and Sheridan.
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
Day 7 Travel from Ireland to Scotland
  • Board a private coach for our transfer to the Ayrshire Area Travel by ferry from Ireland to Scotland.
  • Dinner at the hotel
Day 8 Bus ride to Edinburgh
  • Travel from Ayrshire Area to Edinburgh
  • Burns Country Visit the Burns Cottage and view the world's most important Robert Burns collection in the Museum.
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
Day 9 Burns Cottage, Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Walking Tour
  • Burns Country Visit the Burns Cottage and view the world's most important Robert Burns collection in the Museum.
  • Edinburgh Castle Visit Edinburgh Castle including St. Margaret's Chapel, the State Apartments, the Great Hall and the Crown Chamber.
  • Edinburgh Walking Tour Take a walking tour of Edinburgh featuring Holyrood Palace and a historic walk from the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle.
  • Scott Monument View Edinburgh's most famous landmark.
  • Writers Museum Tour this treasure trove of portraits, relics and manuscripts relating to Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
Day 10 Return to the U.S.