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Dublin | Waterford | Kinsale
Visit Ireland's Ancient East, and learn about Viking heritage and where it all started. This tour is all about enjoying the holiday season, being in good company with good people and good food, and connecting with the world around you.
This will be a small group tour focused on celebrating the New Year in Ireland, taking in some sights, and enjoying the season. It is the holidays on the Emerald Aisle and a very special time to spend with family and friends.
This tour is in the planning stages, and the general itinerary listed below is subject to change until all locations are confirmed. If you send us your information, we will add you to our VIP list, and you will be the first to know when the tour is ready to book!
When the winter winds are blowing and the days are dark, you will find the fires and the hearts warm in Ireland! Come and experience this 8 day tour of Ireland, which will focus on the Heritage of the Ancient East, and will allow you an immersive experience within the Viking Settlement cities of Dublin, Waterford Waterford, and Kinsale.
We will enjoy the pubs, shopping, entertainment, music, history, a New Year’s Gala, session music, and so much more! The winter-time slows everything down a bit, and the tourist season will be long gone. Our focus at Healy Tours is to provide a balance of activities and rest while allowing you the time and space to experience Ireland for what it is – a beautiful and hospitable country that is sure to change your soul by the end of your journey.
Below is the outline of where we will go and what we will do. Keep in mind, often the best times in Ireland are the ones not on paper, but will be found in the laughs, the music, and the magic of Ireland.
Depart the USA for Ireland
Leave the remainder of the holiday leftovers with your family, and depart for your Ireland flight. Flights from the USA to Ireland are late afternoon/overnight flights.
Land at Dublin Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities before meeting your tour driver/guide, who will welcome you to Ireland. Transfer to your nearby hotel and check-in for your overnight stay. You will have some time to relax prior to our group meeting at 2:00 pm.
We will meet for our group welcome dinner at 6:00 pm
Dinner and overnight: Dublin
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF DUBLIN TOWN
The sights and sounds of Dublin at Christmas-time are wonderful! What a beautiful city to explore at this festive time of the year. From the beautifully decorated streets, shopping districts, and bars/pubs of Dublin, the action is just outside your door.
You will have time to explore the city on your own today, as well as have some escorted activities with the group if you chose.
Dinner, entertainment, and overnight: Dublin
Today we will make our way to the oldest city in Ireland - Waterford, and the original home of your tour guides, the Healy Family. This ancient Viking city has many nooks and crannies to explore, and we will plan a fun day in the Ancient East.
Overnight and entertainment: Waterford
NEW YEAR GALA CELEBRATION IN IRELAND
Tonight, we celebrate with a wonderful Gala New Year’s Eve event taking place at the Waterford Golf Course. Feast on a 3 course meal, dance, enjoy music, and ring in the New Year in style! (No dress code, but dressy casual is great - bring your dancing shoes!)
With excellent food and panoramic views of the city of Waterford below, it will surely be an evening to remember!
Included: Dinner, Entertainment, and Overnight
Rest in today, we will have a later start, late nights do not make for early mornings.
We will enjoy some local sights around the city of Waterford today, and plan some activities for those who are still full of energy. For those who want to take it easy, there are plenty of activities within walking distance of the hotel.
Today we will travel westbound to Cork, and stop for a tour of the original Jameson distillery located in Midleton.
Overnight: The charming seaside town of Kinsale
Dinner and overnight: Kinsale
Back up to Dublin today for our last day of fun.
We will dine like Lords and Ladies in the castle dining room for our departing dinner.
Included: Dinner and Overnight at Clontarf Castle
Wednesday January 5th
Departures for the airport.
Or if you have more time, we are happy to help you plan an extension to your trip.
We will be happy to help you book your flights if needed
2021-2022 Ancient East New Year Tour of Ireland
Trip costs will be finalized with the itinerary
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Nichole Healy - 484-241-0862