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Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the sameflights and dates.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Please note that most shops and businesses in Italy are closed on Sundays and onnational/religious holidays.

When the Vatican option falls on a Wednesday, the order of included and optional toursmay be reversed, in order to participate in all activities for that day.

When reserving single accommodations, be advised that single rooms in Italy are oftensmaller in size.

*Due to the unpredictable nature of the events schedule at the Vatican, on certain dates itmay be necessary to visit the Vatican Museums in the afternoon.

Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and holidays that fall on Saturday.

Most national museums in Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy, areclosed on Mondays. If visiting the Academy Museum falls on a Monday on youritinerary, reservations will be made to visit the museum on Sunday upon arrival toFlorence.

*On occasion, due to inclement weather, your boat trip to Murano Island may besubstituted with a visit to a local glass factory in Venice.

This tour includes moderate physical activity. Walking tours, as well as walking slightlylonger distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected. Some ofthe most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motorcoaches,especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes. Ifyou require a walker or wheelchair, or have difficulty walking, you may not be able toaccess some of these areas and may want to consider an alternate Collette vacation. Ourtravel counselors can provide additional information or assistance to help you determinethe perfect trip for you.

trip includes
  • Dublin
  • Irish Evening
  • Kilkenny
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Blarney Castle
  • Jaunting Car Ride*
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney
  • Farm Visit
  • Limerick
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Galway
  • Castle Stay
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April 7 - 19, 2016

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13 Days • 17 Meals 11 Breakfasts • 6 Dinners

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this 10-day tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit the new House of Waterford Crystal factory. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Have coffee and scones at a working farm. See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!

Day 1: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Overnight Flight Travel to the magical Emerald Isle. Soak in the landscapes of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland's natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.
Day 2: Friday, April 8, 2016 Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins Open your tour in Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for some traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening. (D)
Day 3:Saturday, April 9, 2016 Dublin Become familiar with the "Fair City" of Dublin during a tour highlighting the top sights. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and see the city's trademark -magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. Enjoy the freedom to spend your afternoon relaxing or set out on a personal adventure to discover the cultural offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. (B)
Day 4:Sunday, April 10, 2016 Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford Travel to Kilkenny to explore the medieval atmosphere of this city situated on the banks of the River Nore. Then, arrive in the historic city of Waterford and visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Enjoy a fascinating factory tour and browse the retail store honsing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely­ paced walking tour of this unique city. (B, D)
Day 5:Monday, April 11, 2016 Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney Today, joumey to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. In Killamey you will be treated to a time-honored Irish jaunting car ride*. A tour of the beautiful Muckross House and Gardens offers a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry. Imagine what their days were like as you explore the perfectly restored rooms of this magnificent mansion or stroll in the lush gardens, spectacularly adorned with blooms. (B, D)
Day 6: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Killamey - Ring of Keny - Killamey Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes iu the world, the Ring of Kerry. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Enjoy pristine ocean scenery as you move through picturesque villages. Continue on as you traverse rugged mountain passes into "Ladies View." From this spectacular vantage point, one of Ireland's fmest, gaze upon the Lakes of Killarney. Tonight, use your leisure time to sample a true taste of Irish culture. (B)
Day 7: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Killamey - Limerick - Ennis Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm. Continue to Limerick where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty." (B)
Day 8:Thursday, April 14, 2016 Ennis - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Lough &ke Castle, Donegal An exciting day awaits. Journey to the stunning 700- foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe­ inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. Stand tall as the ocean winds blow in from half a world away. Then, travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue to Galway, where a brief city tour introduces "The City of Tribes." Your day ends at Lough Eske Castle, a stunning castle hotel located on a secluded lakeside estate just outside Donegal Town. (B, D)
Day 9: Friday, April 15, 2016 Donegal - Donegal Town - Derry, Northern Ireland Enjoy a leisurely morning on the Lough Eske Castle's regal grounds. Next, take in the rugged, natural beauty of County Donegal. Stop in Donegal Town and stroll the town square, enjoying its quaint craft and woolen shops. Then, it is on to the city of Derry, famous for its turbulent political history. (B, D)
Day 10: Saturday, April 16, 2016 Deny - lnishowen Peninsula - Deny This morning, a local guide leads you on a walk through the old city. The tour features the medieval city walls, St. Augustine's Cathedral and the Guildhall. Later, enjoy an excursion to the Inishowen Peninsula and Malin Head. Passing through Malin village, you arrive at Malin Head, Ireland's northernmost point with its beautiful panoramic view of the North Atlantic Ocean. Return to Derry via the Slieve Snaght hills. (B)
Day 11: Sunday, April 17, 2016 Derry - Giant's Causeway - Glens of Antrlm - Belfast See the most famous natural site in Northern Ireland as you visit the magnificent Giant's Causeway. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles a cobbled road leading into the sea. Then, lose yourself in the natural beauty of Northern Ireland as you explore the scenic back roads of the Antrim Glens. (B)
Day 12: Monday, April 18, 2016 Belfast - Kingscourt, Ireland Get ready for a guided tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Hear of the struggles in this great city's history as you pass through the different neighborhoods. See "Samson" and "Goliath," the cranes that built the Titanic, before touring the Titanic Experience, Northern Ireland's most visited attraction. Next you're off to Kingscourt as you cross back into the Republic of Ireland. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cahra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 13:Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Kingscourt - Tour Ends Your tour ends in Kingscourt. (B)


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Behind mall, by food court entrance, next to Sears, halfway to back of lot, near 2nd stop sign.

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    4545 Transit Rd. Williamsville NY 14221 new pickup map

Behind mall, by food court entrance, next to Sears, halfway to back of lot, near 2nd stop sign.


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