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Ireland with The Sisterhood 2023

SEPTEMBER 21 - 30, 2023

Nobody likes a party or to laugh more than the Sisterhood. So, we’re taking the party to one of the most fun destinations in the world – Ireland!

Ireland has breathtaking landscapes, friendly people, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Our trip to Ireland allows you to experience the genuine Emerald Isle, whether you’re raising a pint with new Irish friends at a lively pub, following in the footsteps of your ancestors among the rolling hills and picturesque castles, or enjoying the best of Irish culture through tastings and authentic experiences. You’ll see Ireland in a whole new light…we promise!

Join the Sisterhood as we travel together to Ireland, where the leprechauns just might find us and bestow some luck upon us. If you need a roommate, please don’t hesitate to let us know, and we’ll make an introduction. We’ve customized every detail of this phenomenal itinerary, and we want YOU to enjoy it with us!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this incredible women-only once-in-a-lifetime trip. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing, and, most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!

OUR ITINERARY

September 21, 2023

After landing at Dublin Airport and completing customs and immigration formalities, your Tour Guide and Driver will welcome you to Ireland and escort you and your luggage to the coach. Next, we’ll stop to have breakfast with your group at Man O’ War Restaurant and Pub, which has existed since 1595. Next, we’ll meet a local guide who will show us around Dublin. We’ll travel a short distance to our hotel, where you can check in and settle into your room. In the evening, we’ll join our Sisters for a welcome drink followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant. *Please see below for information regarding our group transfers*

Hotel: Trinity City Hotel

Meals: Dinner

September 22, 2023

Leaving Dublin, we’ll travel south to see the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains. Later, we’ll stop to visit the 6th-century monastic ruins of Glendalough. The visitor centre explains how St. Kevin founded this settlement at a time when Christianity was burgeoning throughout Ireland. Then, we’ll journey into New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, a replica of a sailing vessel built in 1845 to transport emigrants from Ireland to North America. The visit will give you an insight as to what life on board the ship was like, as well as fill you in on the history of the famine years. After, we’ll continue our drive into Waterford and embark on a leisurely walking tour with a local guide. We’ll stroll along Merchant’s Quay before passing the Clock Tower, Reginald’s Tower, City Hall, Theatre Royal, and many other historical places. Next, we’ll transfer to our nearby hotel, check-in, and enjoy some free time before dining together in the hotel restaurant.

Hotel: Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre, Waterford

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

September 23, 2023

After breakfast, we’ll add a bit of sparkle to our day by touring the House of Waterford Crystal. While here, we’ll learn about glass blowing, cutting and see one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Then, we’ll travel into Cobh and set off on a guided walking tour known as the Titanic Trail, which will show us around the streets of the town. The tour reveals locations and incidents directly connected to the Titanic and many other aspects of the port’s history. After, we’ll drive into Blarney, where we can climb the battlements of Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Next, we’ll visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, which has an excellent range of Irish products. You will also have time to browse around the village, charmingly set around a large village green. As we continue on our journey into Tralee, we’ll check into our hotel and settle into our rooms. You may like to rest or explore some of the area before meeting our Sisters in the hotel restaurant for a delicious meal.

Hotel: Rose Hotel, Tralee

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

September 24, 2023

Today, we’ll explore the Ring of Kerry, which consists of over 100 miles of marvelous scenery. See some of Ireland’s highest peaks on one side of the road and a coastline scattered with golden beaches and rocky headlands on the other. There will also be plenty of stops to take in the scenery and snap photos. We’ll continue our travel into the Gap of Dunloe to visit Moriarty’s Gift Shop. Since the shop opened in 1964, Moriarty’s has become a landmark destination for shoppers. Then, we’ll head to a local venue to enjoy lunch with our Sisters. After we drive along Moll’s Gap, a panoramic route visited by thousands of tourists yearly. Later, we’ll return to our hotel in Tralee, where the rest of the day is free for independent activities and dining.

Hotel: Rose Hotel, Tralee

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

September 25, 2023

This morning, we’ll depart Tralee as we journey into Tarbert and take a short ferry across the River Shannon Estuary. Next, we’ll drive along the coast of scenic County Clare and stop to visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most beloved natural landmarks. We’ll see magical vistas overlooking the shimmering Atlantic Ocean along with Ireland’s Western coastline. After, we’ll continue into Galway and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour of the city. See the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle, and the narrow streets. Then, we drive a short distance to our hotel, check-in, and settle into our rooms. Tonight, we’ll dine with your Sisters in the hotel restaurant.

Hotel: Salthill Hotel, Galway

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

September 26, 2023

Kylemore Abbey

This morning, we’ll travel through the Connemara Region to admire the sweeping views of the bog lands and misty mountains. As we drive along, you will see many sheep that graze freely and tracts of bogland where some people hand-cut peat for home heating. We’ll stop to visit Kylemore Abbey for a tour of the elegant mansion and church beside a tranquil lake. Learn of the tales of tragedy, romance, and royal visits. Also, take some time to walk through the magical Victorian walled garden. Afterward, we’ll continue to a local venue to enjoy a delightful cup of afternoon tea and a fine assortment of pastries to snack on with our group. Later, we’ll return to our hotel in Galway to dine in the hotel restaurant with our group.

Hotel: Salthill Hotel, Galway

Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner

September 27, 2023

Leaving Galway this morning, we’ll journey to visit Atlantic Sheepdogs, where we’ll have the opportunity to experience farm life and see some of the world’s smartest sheepdogs working in their natural environment. Next, we’ll travel via Donegal and into Ardara to see spinning, weaving, and knitting demonstrations at Triona Designs. Then, we’ll drive into Derry and join a local guide for a walking tour to see the Guildhall, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Diamond, and the 16th-century walls. Later, we’ll transfer to our nearby hotel, check in and spend some time at leisure before joining our group in the hotel restaurant for a lovely dinner.

Hotel: Everglades Hotel, Derry

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

September 28, 2023

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Giant’s Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava, giving rise to many legends. Then, we’ll drive into Belfast and stop to visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the evolution of the Titanic from concept until her ill-fated end in 1912. After our visit, we’ll continue our journey back into Dublin, where we’ll check into our hotel and enjoy some free time to relax or freshen up before tonight’s festivities.

This evening, you’re in for a treat as we enjoy dinner at the Glyde Inn, which also offers breathtaking views of Dundalk Bay. 

Hotel: Trinity City Hotel, Dublin

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

September 29, 2023

Spend the day at leisure in Dublin, where you can choose from a wide variety of pursuits. Use your Hop On-Hop Off pass to visit a number of places. Also using your voucher, you may visit either EPIC Ireland, the General Post Office, the Guinness Storehouse or Teeling Distillery. If you choose to visit EPIC Ireland, learn about the celebratory dramatic story of the spread of Irish culture around the globe, and how Ireland has changed throughout the years. If you decide to visit the General Post Office on O’Connell Street, learn about its role in the Easter Rising and how it was left in ruins. Finally, if you choose to visit the Guinness Storehouse or Teeling Distillery, enjoy a tour of the distillery and tasting of the finished product. Tonight, you may like to dine in one of the many restaurants or pubs that Dublin has to offer.

Hotel: Trinity City Hotel, Dublin

Meals: Breakfast

September 30, 2023

Sadly, today we board our group transfer to the airport for our flights home – but not without phenomenal memories of our trip together!

Pricing

PRICING & INCLUSIONS

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 4999 per person
  • 9-nights accommodations as listed within the itinerary
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners, 2 Lunches
  • Roundtrip group transfers between airport and hotel
  • Private group transportation throughout the entire trip
  • All private sightseeing tours as listed within the itinerary
  • Private Tour Director
  • Local Guides as noted within the itinerary
  • Sisterhood Travels Group Leaders
  • Commemorative T-Shirt

PRICING & INCLUSIONS

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 5999 per person
  • 9-nights accommodations as listed within the itinerary
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners, 2 Lunches
  • Roundtrip group transfers between airport and hotel
  • Private group transportation throughout the entire trip
  • All private sightseeing tours as listed within the itinerary
  • Private Tour Director
  • Local Guides as noted within the itinerary
  • Sisterhood Travels Group Leaders
  • Commemorative T-Shirt

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • International airfare is not included in your pricing
  • Our arrival and departure transfers are private for the group. If you choose to arrive or depart outside of the scheduled group transfer times, you will be responsible for securing a taxi at your expense. As time is appropriate, we will provide you with the flight guidance time for these transfers.
  • You are not required to be vaccinated against COVID to travel on this trip. 
  • Optional Travel Insurance is not included in your pricing.
  • Any optional expenses or expenses related to anything not specifically listed in this itinerary are not included.
  • Availability is subject to change without notice. First deposited – first accommodated.

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Cancellation & Refunds

Activity Level:

Leisurely

This is a leisurely paced itinerary and is full of cultural and interesting sightseeing and some free time to relax. Some excursion days may include reasonably early starts, some longer coach travel and possibly walking over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility.