Joy Ireland Adventure 2024
This word also translates to ‘joy, bliss or happiness’,
but is mostly used to say ‘welcome’.
Pronounce it like this: fawl-cha
As you all know, my work is one of supporting people in living their dreams and fully enjoying the life they LOVE. One of my dreams, for a very long time, has been to go to Ireland. So many of my bucket list dreams have been waiting to be made welcome in my life...it's time to stop waiting and start doing! It is now official, and I want to invite you to join me!
Our Grandfather was born in Ireland and many years ago our parents took a fabulous trip to the Emerald Isle. They always talked about their trip with so much joy! It seems only fitting then that we commit to this adventure in joy as well - hence the name of our journey: JOY IRELAND ADVENTURE!
This JOY IRELAND ADVENTURE has been calling my name for many, many years. That's why I'm so happy and grateful to have made the decision to finally do it and to work with my friend, travel agent, and seasoned world traveler, Ana Cohan, to put this trip together. As with my JOY LIFT Retreats and JOY FLOW Daytreats, I like small groups. This JOY IRELAND Adventure is being planned with the same loving attention and personal touch I bring to all my other endeavors. Ana is a master of detail and a gift to us in this, our Irish sojourn!
You will see in the itinerary below that there is frequent free time. If you have special requests or excursions you are interested in that you don't see in this itinerary, please reach out to Ana (her contact details are below in this communique). She will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. If you feel this adventure has your name on it, I will be thrilled to welcome you!
Holding Joy for You Every Day!
We are going to Ireland in 2024 and you are invited to join us!
13 Day Tour from Limerick to Limerick
September 20, 2024
No rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, or four-leaf clover can bring the good fortune that awaits on this grand and mostly undiscovered vacation to Ireland. On this very in-depth tour of Ireland's rolling green paradise, you’ll experience the luck of the Irish at every scenic turn. Making a full loop around the Emerald Isle—including Northern Ireland—you’ll see the cliffs, castles, and thatched-roof countryside Eire is known for as well as its coastal ports, medieval villages, and soulful cities.
Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience where the ill-fated ship was built, and soak in the atmosphere in the lively pubs of Dublin where Irish history is still the topic du jour. Your stroke of luck continues as you stop to bake scones at a quaint Irish farm, take a private boat to beautiful Garinish Island, and meet the legendary crystal makers in Waterford. The fun that awaits is crystal clear.
Belfast - The Titanic Musem
Dublin - The Temple Bar
Joy Ireland Adventure Itinerary
Full buffet breakfast daily
6 three-course dinners
Day 1 ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK
Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes!
This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–CLIFDEN
Seacliff Rocks & Sheep Flocks CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
RATHBAUN Visit Rathbaun Farm to try your hand at scone baking to enjoy with coffee and learn about sheep herding on this Irish farm.
GALWAY Free time.
144 mi / 230 km
LOCAL TASTES Someone’s in the kitchen in Rathbaun Farm, just outside of Galway. You can don an apron and whip up your own delicious home-made scones, served with fresh preserves and whipped cream. Learn about the long-time tradition of sheep farming in this beautiful Irish landscape.
Day 3 CLIFDEN–KYLEMORE–WESTPORT–SLIGO
Abbey Roads & Irish Roses KYLEMORE Visit the Benedictine abbey and gardens.
WESTPORT Free time.
116 mi / 190 km
CULTURE & TRADITION Nestled between the woodlands and lakeshore near Galway City, Kylemore Abbey is home to the Benedictine Sisters who have been in residence since 1920 in a life of prayer, work, and community. The history of this stunning abbey reaches back to the 1800s as the estate of Irish patriot Mitchell Henry. Visit the abbey where handmade chocolates, wild Irish honey, and traditional fuchsia pottery are sold. Stroll the lovely grounds of Ireland’s largest walled garden in the heart of the Connemara countryside.
Day 4 SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST
Ancient Walls and Giant Steps in Northern Ireland DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago.
203 mi / 328 km
HISTORIC SPOT Derry is known as the only remaining completely walled medieval city in Ireland and one of the best-preserved walled cities in Europe. Walk around the 17th-century fortification masterpiece with 7 gates and 24 cannons while also discovering a city full of history, heritage and culture.
Day 5 BELFAST
A Grand Ship & Great Sights BELFAST On the “Living History” tour with a Local Guide see City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queen’s University, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Visit the Titanic Belfast Experience, followed by free time this afternoon.
HISTORIC SPOT Explore the fascinating Titanic Belfast Experience for an in-depth look at the history and mystery of the legendary ocean liner. See artifacts and amazing accounts of Belfast’s boom in shipping and those who built her. Learn about the courage and loss of all involved on a fateful night in April 1912. Get an immersive look at the launch, sinking, and final resting place of the doomed ship, with myths and reality revealed.
Day 6 BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN
Belfast’s Big House BELFAST Guided tour of Hillsborough Castle followed by morning coffee.
CARLINGFORD Stop at a village on the Cooley Peninsula.
121 mi / 200 km
ART & ARCHITECTURE Hillsborough Castle is called the “grandest house in County Down” with an equally grand history of royal and political residents. Today, the Irish “big house” near Belfast is the official home of Northern Ireland’s secretary of state and of the Royal Family when they visit.
Day 7 DUBLIN
Ireland’s Capital City DUBLIN Take a morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time.
CITY SIGHTS “In Dublin’s fair city where girls are so pretty,” you’ll also find great personality and charm. The charisma of Dubliners and the bounty of pubs here is matched only by the gorgeous Georgian Squares, 12th-century St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and legendary library of Trinity College.
Day 8 DUBLIN–KILKENNY–WATERFORD
Medieval History and Crystal Making Mystery KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s most cosmopolitan yet quaint towns with medieval cobblestones. Visit Kilkenny Castle and gardens.
WATERFORD Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
132 mi / 213 km
LEGENDS & LORE “There once were two cats from Kilkenny. Each thought there was one cat too many.” Find out why people from Kilkenny are often referred to as “cats” while visiting the medieval town also known as “Marble City” and its 12th century castle.
Day 9 WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE
Irish Storytelling WATERFORD Take a city walk with a Local Guide.
BLARNEY Visit the village and Blarney Castle known for its magical Kissing Stone.
105 mi / 171 km
LEGENDS & LORE Cut the blarney and hear the history of how telling tales is forever linked to the 15th-century castle and the village below in Blarney. One of the last estate villages that remain standing in Ireland, the village was built by an 18th-century landlord to house the castle workers there. It’s true!
Day 10 KINSALE–GARINISH ISLAND–KILLARNEY
Heaven on Earth GARINISH ISLAND Private boat crossing followed by a walk of the island.
RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s spectacular southwestern peninsula.
100 mi / 158 km
PICTURE PERFECT In the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Southwest Ireland’s Bantry Bay lies a place called heaven by frequent visitor, George Bernard Shaw. Stepping off your private boat onto the slip here, you’ll soon discover why this lush garden island and home to the historic Bryce house has enamored generations of visitors, including mystery author Agatha Christie. Explore this horticultural heaven with a walk through one of the most renowned gardens in Europe.
Day 11 KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO DINGLE PENINSULA
Rugged Good Looks DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and stop in Dingle.
KILLARNEY Free time this evening.
107 mi / 172 km
LEGENDARY LIVES Irish history comes alive on the Dingle Peninsula with a view beyond the breathtaking shores of the Wild Atlantic Way, where Irish families once lived off the land and sea on the Blasket Islands. The Blasket Islands Centre on the peninsula’s edge tells the story of these hearty people and their stories that live on in the prolific Irish literature of the 1800s islanders. Today, the town of Dingle is a vibrant spot and mecca for curious characters, artists, and artisans.
Day 12 KILLARNEY–ADARE–LIMERICK
Irish Eyes & Cheeky Rhymes KILLARNEY Enjoy free time this morning.
ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its thatched cottages.
LIMERICK Free time.
68 mi / 110 km
PHOTO OPS There once was a town called Adare, with charm that was beyond compare... Adare’s charming thatched-roof cottages create visual poetry in County Limerick, some say the prettiest village in Ireland.
Day 13 LIMERICK
Safe travels until we meet again!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Everything you need for the perfect JOY IRELAND ADVENTURE
Hand-selected hotels and dining
Friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides
Headsets available so you hear every word
Seamless transportation between destinations
VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
JOY IRELAND ADVENTURE
Scenic Ireland 13 days
9/21/2024 - 10/3/2024
Total price per person: $3499* (Double Occupancy)
$250 non-refundable deposit per person
$710 single occupancy supplement
*airfare not included
Buffet Breakfast Daily
6 - 3 Course Dinners
Space is Limited
Make a Deposit to Secure Your Space on this JOY IRELAND ADVENTURE
Deposit: $250 non-refundable per person
Get started by making a deposit! When you purchase Travel Insurance at the time of deposit, your Travel Insurance allows you to cancel for any reason and get your money back. You would not get back the amount you paid for the Travel Insurance.
Travel insurance: Contact Ana Cohan for details on Travel Insurance.
When Travel Insurance is purchased at the time of deposit, you can cancel for any reason and be refunded your deposit.
Our Travel Agent, Ana Cohan, highly recommends purchasing Travel Insurance whenever traveling overseas.
Single supplement option: $710
The additional $710 for the single supplement option gives you a room to yourself throughout the trip. (Subject to availability)
Final payment due on 7/23/2024
It's too early to price flights. We will share flight information as soon as it is available. Most likely that will be January 2024.
Extra Night Pricing (rooms are on request and subject to availability; per person)
For pre or post night stays the rates are as follows:
09/19/2024 - Limerick
Single - $170.00
Twin - $116.00
Triple - $110.00
09/20/2024 - Limerick
Single - $170.00
Twin - $116.00
Triple - $110.00
10/03/2024 - Limerick
Single - $149.00
Twin - $99.00
Triple - $93.00
10/04/2024 - Limerick
Single - $149.00
Twin - $99.00
Triple - $93.00
How to Be Part of the Joy Ireland Adventure
Meet Your JOY IRELAND ADVENTURE Travel Agent, Ana Cohan
Land & Cruise Specialist
A Cruise Planners® Independent Franchise Owner
Call or email Ana directly with your questions, or to pay your deposit, and join the Joy Ireland Adventure.
CRUISE PLANNERS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CRUISE PLANNERS IS A FULL SERVICE TRAVEL BUSINESS, HOWEVER, CRUISE PLANNERS IS MERELY A SELLING AGENT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CRUISE LINES AND LAND VENDORS, AND WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. CRUISE PLANNERS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LAST MINUTE CHANGES OF PRICE OR ITINERARY, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS DISPLAYED ON THIS OR ANY PAGE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ANY SPECIAL AMENITIES OR EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GROUP TOUR ARE FOR GUESTS BOOKED THROUGH CRUISE PLANNERS ONLY.
WE STRONGLY URGE THAT YOU PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE. INFORMATION WILL BE SUPPLIED TO YOU WHEN YOU SPEAK WITH YOUR CRUISE PLANNER AGENT, ANA COHAN.
In Irish Draíocht translates to mean magic.
Pronounce it like this: dree-uct
Here's to a magical time on our JOY IRELAND Adventure!