Multi-Day Tours

Viva Las Vegas Tour
February 19 to 22, 2018

Travel with us on this great trip to the “City of Lights.” This is not your typical gambling trip because we are going to “do” many sights in the casinos and around the town. We lodge all 3 nights at the Paris Hotel and Casino which is located in the heart of “the strip.” During our stay we’ll keep you busy touring but you’ll have free time to explore the nearby places. A visit to the Bellagio is on the agenda of course a walk through their conservancy and seasonal gardens is a must! A special adventure awaits as we board a pod on the High Roller. The 550′ observation wheel provides stunning views of The Strip and the surrounding mountains! A drive out to beautiful Red Rock Canyon is planned where the boulders and pinnacles in this park range in color from deep sandstone red to white! Also, we’ll visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory to participate in a Chocolate Tasting Class and take a gondola ride at The Venetian. We’ll take in a matinee performance of “Mac King – Comedy Magic Show.” This show is a breath of fresh air in a town nicknamed “Sin City” because this man is funny without being vulgar! Eye popping tricks and good-natured jokes are the reason Mr. King has been a headliner at Harrah’s for over a decade. So if you feel a need to visit Lady Luck and check out some of the hot spots in Las Vegas this tour is for you! Join us!

Price:
$1,073.00 per person double
$1,289.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, 6 meals, admissions as described above, show ticket to “Mac King – Comedy Magic Show”, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

Best of Southern California Tour
March 8 to 14, 2018

This 7-day and 6-night tour will take you to so many wonderful towns and sights in Southern California and we’ll handle the traffic from the comfort of the motorcoach and the Amtrak Train! San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Solvang and Palm Springs are all on our radar! We begin our adventure by traveling on Day 1 to San Diego. We’ll check into the Embassy Suites which is conveniently located in “downtown” for a two-night stay. A delicious get-acquainted dinner is planned for this evening. Day 2 finds us boarding an Old Town Trolley for an informative City Tour to explore this 2nd largest city in California. Our tour will end at Old Town where you’ll have free time to browse the historic grounds. We’ll top the day off with a delightful harbor cruise. Day 3 we’ll board a morning Amtrak train that will whisk us through busy California towns and we’ll disembark in Los Angeles at iconic Union Station. After a delightful lunch we’ll board a fast elevator and ride to the 70th floor of OUE Skyspace. The views from the top of the iconic US Bank Tower building are worth a million bucks! Tonight we lodge at the Courtyard Marriott in Sherman Oaks. Day 4 we board another Amtrak train for a leisurely and scenic trip to Santa Barbara. Some free time is planned at the foot of Stearns Pier to visit the weekly Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Festival. We’ll also plan visit to the Santa Barbara Mission which was founded in 1786. We’ll check into the Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel for a two-night stay. Day 5 we’ll journey to the town of Solvang, aka “Danish Capital of the World” which is located in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley. Browse this charming town and discover the galleries, boutiques and of course, the bakeries. Afternoon finds us enjoying a tasting at the Fess Parker Winery in Los Olivos. Day 6 finds us traveling to Palm Springs. We’ll join a Step-On guide who will show us the sights of this valley. You’ll be surprised how much there is to discover here. Day 7 we’ll travel back to Southern Arizona with wonderful memories of this great tour of Southern California!

Price:
$2,350.00 per person double
$3,103.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach, 6 nights lodging, 10 meals, 2 train tickets, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

NASHVILLE! Tour
April 19 to 24, 2018

This great American city, known as “Music City”, is ours to explore on this 6-day and 5-night tour! We have acquired a block of rooms (all Atrium view) at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel where you will unpack once and really settle in. This hotel is big (over 9 acres of indoor gardens) and you’ll have plenty of time to explore it and to absorb the Southern hospitality on display here. Our Day 1 finds us flying to Nashville and transferring to the Opryland Hotel. Enjoy a hearty dinner before settling in. Day 2 we ‘ll enjoy a local sightseeing tour of “Music City” and of course we’ll greet singing tour guides on board as they show us around the area. This afternoon we visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and we’ll take in historic Studio B. Return to the hotel to freshen up before we board the General Jackson Showboat for a delightful dinner cruise. We’ll cruise along the Cumberland River enjoying good food and toe-tapping entertainment. Day 3 we’ll take in Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. “America’s President” called this Greek Revival mansion home and the house, museum and historic site are worth a visit. A free afternoon back at the hotel is planned before we attend the evening performance of the Grand Ole Opry. 90 years ago the first Grand Ole Opry show was broadcast over the radio and the show is still going strong. After the performance we’ll enjoy a backstage tour of the Opry. What a treat! Day 4 we’ll enjoy a tour of the Ryman Auditorium. This was the original home of the Grand Ole Opry and it simply oozes with musical history. Enjoy some free time in downtown Nashville before we take in the new Johnny Cash Museum. This paradise of music has a huge collection of items depicting the life of “The Man In Black.” Dinner at the Lovelace Cafe is on the agenda. Day 5 finds us spending a leisurely morning exploring the Opryland Hotel. Did you know that you can take a Delta River Flatboat Cruise in the hotel? This afternoon we’ll take a tour of the Fontenel Mansion – the former home of Barbara Mandrell. Can you say “Country Royalty?” 20 rooms, 13 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces and 2 kitchens adorn this mansion and the stories of the Mandrells and their famous guests are fun to hear. Tonight we’ll attend the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater. This large dinner theatre features down-home cooking and great country entertainment. Day 6 we fly back to Tucson with great memories of this relaxing musical tour!

Price:
$2,911.00 per person double
$3,431.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Nashville), all transfers and motorcoach transportation, 5 nights lodging, 10 meals, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips, and pickup/livery service.

 

Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley Tour
April 23 to 26, 2018

Grab your camera and join us on this 4 day and 3 night adventure as we travel to the Northern part of Arizona to discover an enchanting territory. Our first day, we depart Southern Arizona and travel, via Salt River Canyon, to the White Mountains. We have a lunch stop before continuing on to Chinle and the Thunderbird Lodge, located at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly. We settle in for the evening. The morning of Day 2 we will board jeeps that take us onto the canyon floor where pueblo style ruins tucked into the caves and rock shelters abound. These ruins were occupied during the period of 348 to 1300 AD. Today Navajo families make their living by farming and ranching the valley floor. All of this is surrounded by marvelous geologic formations and stunning scenery. After the Jeep Tour we travel to Goulding’s Lodge in Monument Valley for an overnight stay. Day 3 finds us boarding jeeps that take us on a 17-mile scenic loop drive of Monument Valley, along with entering restricted areas that include beautiful arches, ancient ruins, and rock art. We will also visit a Navajo Hogan where we will watch a rug-weaving demonstration by a local artist. After lunch and a stop at Cameron Trading Post, we head into Flagstaff where we treat ourselves with lodging at Little America Resort. We’ll enjoy a relaxing farewell dinner. Day 4 we visit the Museum of Northern Arizona before we travel back to Tucson with great memories of our adventure!

Price:
$1,217.00 per person double
$1,432.00 per person single
($80.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach, 3 nights lodging, 7 meals, jeep tours of Canyon de Chelly & Monument Valley, all admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

Washington DC & Annapolis Tour
May 3 to 9, 2018

Discover the past and present on this 7-day and 6-night tour to Washington DC and beyond. We begin our trip with a flight to the area and we transfer to our local hotel for our 6 night stay. Our second day we welcome aboard a local guide who will spend the morning giving us a DC city tour. We enjoy the sights of America’s capitol city from the comfort of our motorcoach. A stop at the White House Visitor Center is a must! This afternoon we stop at the National Archives. The Charters of Freedom are on display here – see the Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Late afternoon we’ll visit Ford’s Theater, known perhaps as America’s most famous theatre. This historic site where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated has a wonderful museum filled with historic artifacts with background on the Civil War and the 1860’s Washington. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group dinner followed by an evening tour Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial. Day 3 finds us touring Arlington National Cemetery. Thousands of veterans and government personnel are interred at this spot and the tour allows for stops at the Kennedy grave sites, Tomb of the Unknowns and Arlington House. A stroll along the historic cobblestone streets and time for shopping and lunch on your own is planned for this afternoon. Dinner at the Historic Gatsby Tavern – established in 1770 – was a meeting spot for notable visitors such as Washington, Jefferson, Monroe and Adams. Day 4 we’ll take in the new Museum of the Bible followed by time allotted to explore the Smithsonian museums at your own pace. Some options are; Natural History Museum, American History Museum, Air and Space Museum or the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. Day 5 we travel to Annapolis to experience a tour of the US Naval Academy. See Lejeune Hall, Herndon Monument and the Crypt of John Paul Jones, the revolutionary War hero, as well as witness the Noon formation. This tradition of mustering the troops is impressive. Afternoon finds us traveling to the historic areas of Baltimore. A stroll along the Inner Harbor where we’ll dine at a local seafood house. Day 6 we’ll visit George and Martha Washington’s beloved Mount Washington located in Mt Vernon. A guided tour of the house is planned and a self guided tour of the grounds is part of our plan. Lunch today at the Mt Vernon Inn is a real treat. We’ll board a vessel on the Potomac River and cruise back to Alexandria. Day 7 finds us traveling back to Southern Arizona with many great memories of this wonderful tour!

Price:
$2,860.00 per person double
$3,396.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (from/to Tucson), 6 nights lodging, 11 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners), all transfers and motorcoach transportation, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips, and pickup/livery service.

 

Durango, Silverton and Ouray, Colorado Tour
also featuring Mesa Verde National Park, Narrow Gauge Train, Jeep Tour and La Posada in Winslow
May 20 to 25, 2018

This springtime tour to the mountains is filled with fantastic scenery and unique history. We begin our 6-day and 5-night journey with a trip through the Salt River Canyon. After a stop for lunch in the White Mountains we head to Gallup, New Mexico where we check into the Hilton Garden Inn. Enjoy a delicious group dinner before retiring for the evening. Day 2 finds us exploring Mesa Verde National Park. This park is filled with cliff dwellings, rock art and panoramic canyon views. Our hotel for this night is the historic Strater Hotel, built in 1887 and is a prominent downtown landmark in Durango, Colorado. Our Day 3 we board a closed car on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge. This 1880’s vintage train and railroad route was originally built to carry supplies and people to the gold and silver ore from the mines in the San Juan Mountains. Today it carries tourists through some of the most magnificent high-country scenery around. Secluded and charming Silverton is where we end our train trip and you will have free time to explore before we travel the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray. We check into the Twin Peaks Lodge for a two-night stay. You’ll be glad because this area is stunning and understand why folks call Ouray the “Gem of the Rockies.” Day 4 we will board jeeps and travel former stage and mining roads to explore a world of prospectors, adventurers and mountaineers that the region is known for. The majestic Rocky Mountains, spring flower carpeted meadows and awesome views of pine studded peaks makes for a special outing. Day 5 we travel around the mountain and descend through Lizard Head Pass for an afternoon visit to the Anasazi Heritage Center. This museum is of the Ancestral Pueblo culture and the other native cultures of the Four Corners region. This afternoon we’ll travel to Winslow for our overnight stay at the historic La Posada Hotel. Designed by noted architect Mary Jane Colter and built in 1929 this gem has been restored to its former glory. Day 6 we make our way back to Tucson ready to take on the summer yet to come. Join us for this fantastic tour!

Note; There are elevations of 8,000’ and higher on this trip. Please note; some hotels on this tour do not have elevators.

Price:
$1,739.00 per person double
$2,094.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach, 5 nights lodging, 12 meals, Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge train ticket (closed coach car), jeep tour, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

Enchanting Islands of New England Tour
June 1 to 8, 2018

Just as the desert is heating up we’ll head East to escape and we’ll be sure to spend plenty of time on the water! We begin with a flight to Boston on Day 1 and transfer to an area hotel for the next two nights. Day 2 finds us exploring Boston’s history! We’ll visit the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and then enjoy a tour along Boston’s famous Freedom Trail. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a narrated cruise around the Boston Harbor. Day 3 we’ll travel to Plymouth and view the National Monument to the Forefathers, The Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock before heading to Cape Cod. We arrive to the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located directly on the beach overlooking spectacular Nantucket Sound, for a three night stay. Day 4 we’ll ferry to the enchanting Island of Nantucket. Enjoy Nantucket’s charm with its cobblestone main street, narrow roads, simple Quaker-style homes and handsome houses dating back to the whaling days of the early 19th century. A guided tour of the island is planned as well as free time to venture through the many shops and galleries before taking the ferry back to the mainland. Day 5 we cruise to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. This popular resort destination has a diversity of island towns where we’ll be sure to notice the leisurely pace. Oak Bluffs is on our agenda to tour, with its small Carpenter Gothic cottages and Edgartown which is known for its stately Greek revival homes built by the sea captains of years ago. Back at the mainland we’ll enjoy a traditional lobster dinner. Day 6 we travel to Aquidneck Island; more commonly known as Newport, Rhode Island – America’s first resort and yachting capital of the world. We’ll tour along the magnificent Ten Mile Drive where we’ll step back in time to the opulent era of the Gilded age. An afternoon tour of The Breakers is planned. This 70-room Italian style Renaissance-style villa was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. A classic schooner cruise around Narragansett Bay will top off our afternoon. We check into the Newport Harbor Hotel, located along Newport’s Harborfront, for a two-night stay. Day 7 we board an early morning ferry for a ride to the famous Block Island. This island is 12 miles off the coast of Newport and has been hearlded as “one of the twelve best unspoiled areas in the Western Hemisphere” and is known for its relaxing way of life. We’ll enjoy a guided tour and lunch at one of the Island’s grand hotels. After our return to the mainland we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner. Day 8 we transfer back to Boston and board our flight back to Southern Arizona ready to take on Summer!

Price:
$3,645.00 per person double
$4,395.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Boston), 7 nights lodging, 13 meals, all transfers and motorcoach transportation, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

Three Trains an Ocean and the Redwoods Tour
Featuring Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley and Mendocino County
June 17 to 23, 2018

We begin our 7-day and 6-night adventure with a flight from Tucson to Reno, Nevada. We’ll board our chartered motorcoach and travel to beautiful South Lake Tahoe for a two-night stay. We arrive at our hotel for the evening – The Lake Tahoe Hotel Resort. Day 2 we take a leisurely cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe – the 2nd deepest lake in the US and the 10th deepest in the World. Crystal clear waters shimmer against the green pine tree clad mountains as we cruise along. The afternoon finds us further exploring the region. Day 3 we travel the shoreline to Truckee, CA. Here we’ll board the California Zephyr train and wind through the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our destination is Sacramento where we’ll visit the California State Railway Museum and discover the important role the “iron horse” made in connecting California to the rest of the nation. We’ll then travel to Napa for a two-night stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel. A group dinner is planned for tonight. Day 4 we board the Napa Valley Wine Train. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch as we travel in style through the Napa Valley. An afternoon wine tasting and tour at a local winery is planned. Day 5 we travel to Mendocino County and Willits, CA. Willits is known as the “Gateway to the Redwoods” and here we’ll board the historic Skunk Train. We’ll travel to Northspur, climbing the Eastern slope of the Coastal Mountain range before descending into the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon and enjoy the pristine mountain air and a BBQ lunch before returning to Willits. We’ll reboard our motorcoach for the drive to Fort Bragg where we’ll check into the Beachcomber and our beachfront rooms. Day 6 we take in the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens for a colorful, visual experience. Free time to stroll the charming coastal village of Mendocino. This afternoon we take in the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. This State Historic Park occupies spectacular headlands heading out into the Pacific and is a special spot to tour. Spend some time back at the Beachcomber exploring the beach and shoreline. A farewell dinner will be presented this evening for you to enjoy. Day 7 finds us traveling back to the Bay area airport for our flight back to Tucson. This trip is the perfect summer getaway. Book soon as it is sure to sell out!

Price:
$3,365.00 per person double
$4,410.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Reno/Oakland), 6 nights lodging, 12 meals, all transfers and motorcoach transportation, 3 train tickets, admissions as described above, services of a tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

4th of July San Diego Style Tour
July 2 to 6, 2018

Join us on our tour to sunny, cool San Diego. Upon arrival via motorcoach from Tucson to San Diego we check into the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown for a four-night stay. Day 2 of the tour finds us visiting Navy Pier and the Midway, which provides a look back at the history of America’s longest-serving Aircraft Carrier. Enjoy a self-guided tour that provides access to the mess deck, berthing spaces, hangar deck, flight deck and island superstructure. Spend some time this afternoon exploring the Hotel Del Coronado – a landmark 1880’s era hotel and it’s Queen Anne Revival style architecture. We’ll enjoy a group dinner this evening followed by the San Diego Symphony’s Star Spangled Pops! It will be a patriotic extravaganza with all-American hits from Main Street to Broadway – complete with John Phillip Souza marches, a tribute to the military and a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night sky! Relax in your reserved seats at the Embarcadero Marina Park and enjoy the sweet summer breeze off the harbor! On Day 3 we rise early and travel to Orange Avenue on Coronado Island for their 80th annual Independence Day Parade! If you are looking for flag wavers and patriots, this is the place! The parade has over 150 entries with high stepping bands, colorful floats and special groups. We’ll have a relaxing cruise on San Diego Bay this afternoon. What a great way to celebrate this special day! Day 4 we’ll travel to La Jolla for a visit to the Birch Aquarium and explore where wonders of the ocean come alive! Free time in downtown La Jolla is planned. This evening enjoy a delicious group dinner before we take our reserved seats for “Once” at the Lamb Player’s Theatre. This impressive ensemble of actors/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, “Once” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Our final day we head back to Southern Arizona. This great tour offers patriotic events all wrapped in average 76-degree temps! Join us, won’t you?

Price:
$1,853.00 per person double
$2,405.00 per person single
($150.00 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach, 4 nights lodging, 8 meals, all admissions as described above, reserved seating for “Once” and the Star Spangled Pops concert, services of a tour director, baggage handling, bus refreshments, driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

Canadian Maritimes Tour
Featuring Acadia National Park in Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and Nova Scotia
August 15 to 26, 2018

This 12-day and 11-night in-depth tour will leave you with memories of breathtaking landscapes and surreal natural phenomena, and a rich understanding of the Canadian Maritime history. We fly into Boston and then overnight in Ogunquit, Maine. A visit to Acadia National Park is planned before we move on to lovely Bar Harbor, Maine. After area sightseeing we travel to New Brunswick for an overnight in Saint John. En route to Prince Edward Island, visit Fundy National Park, and then travel on the Confederation Bridge, which takes us over the Northumberland Straight. Enjoy a guided tour of Charlottetown and then up to “Anne’s Land” where we visit the Green Gable House and attend a musical play of the “Anne of Green Gables”. We board the Northumberland Ferry and cross the Straight to Pictou and discover Cape Breton Island, where we visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Nature nuts and photographers alike will love the beautiful journey along the Cabot Trail, which is known for its rugged coast and mountains. We travel to Halifax and enjoy a cruise through their Harbor; the second largest natural harbor in the World. After a tour of Halifax we travel to Peggy’s Cove and Light. Journey along the Evangeline Trail and visit Grand-Pré National Historic Site. We then board the ferry to Portland, Maine and travel south through summer resorts and visit Cape Neddick Light for an overnight in Portsmouth, NH and then back to Boston for our flight to Tucson.

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR A DAY-BY-DAY WRITEUP OF THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME TOUR.
(Note: Your US Passport must be valid at least 6 months after exiting Canada.)

Price:
$5,247.00 per person double
$6,342.00 per person single
($200.00 per person deposit)

If you book and deposit prior to April 18, 2018 we’ll extend a $250.00 per person Early Booking Discount.

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Boston), 11 nights lodging, 23 meals (11 breakfast, 1 lunch, 11 dinners), all transfers and motorcoach transportation, admissions as described above, “Anne of Green Gables” musical play ticket, services of a local tour director and a Pleasurebent Tours tour director, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded), driver tips and pickup/livery service.

 

Country Roads of Ireland Tour
September 30 to October 12, 2018

Experience the wild, enchanting coastal routes as you explore the Emerald Isle in our thirteen-day tour. Along the way you’ll encounter ruined castles, quiet lakes, natural wonders and legendary characters.

Day 1 – board your overnight flight from Tucson to Dublin.

Day 2 – on arrival in Dublin, after settling in at your hotel, you will have a pleasant evening of dinner and wine hosted by your Tour Director.

Day 3 – you will delve into Dublin’s elegant squares during a guided tour, visiting famous O’Connell Street, Custom House and Dublin Castle and experience the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College with insight into its history. Then, enjoy fast-track entry into the 9th century Book of Kells exhibition. Your afternoon and dinner are free to explore in Dublin.

Day 4 – travel from Dublin to Cork to visit one of the country’s main racehorse breeding centers and the acclaimed 100-year old Japanese Gardens where you can ‘journey through life’ during a walk through the beautiful surrounds. Travel to the medieval city of Kilkenny, home of the world’s fastest field game. The ancient Celtic sport of Hurling is over 3,000 years old and Ireland’s national sport. Continue to your spa resort hotel in Cork.

Day 5 – enjoy a guided tour around the compact university city of Cork, and then continue to ruined Blarney Castle to kiss the stone and ensure a lifetime of eloquence. Next, cross the majestic Derrynasaggart Mountains to the peaceful town of Killarney.

Day 6 – start your day with a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local Jarveys. Then take a leisurely excursion around the magnificent Ring of Kerry. Here, mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is breathtaking beyond words. Journey past lush lakelands and around towering cliffs as you appreciate sweeping sea views. Continue through delightful villages like Sneem and cross the peat bogs of the Black Mountains to Moll’s Gap to admire Queen Victoria’s Ladies View. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 7 – in the morning, take to the wide skies, peaceful towns and coastal scenery of the Dingle Peninsula. Drive to dramatic Slea Head at the peninsula’s far end, then continue through the picturesque thatched village of Adare to Limerick. At night, enjoy a special evening with a cooking demonstration and dinner.

Day 8 – in Limerick, see the Treaty Stone, St. Mary’s Cathedral and medieval King John’s Castle. Move on to the Visitor Centre at the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Clare Coast before a delightful drive through the strange, rocky landscape of the Burren to Galway Bay. On arrival, see the Lynch Memorial and Church of St. Nicholas, where Christopher Columbus reputedly prayed before his discovery of America. See the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to President John F. Kennedy.

Day 9 – spend a day at leisure to relax and enjoy Galway. Perhaps join an optional experience to the Aran Islands – a genuine highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way. With their cliffs and spectacular coastal views, the islands are a true Irish experience.

Day 10 – continue to County Sligo, stopping at a peaceful churchyard in Drumcliffe to visit the final resting place of Ireland’s famous poet, William Butler Yeats. Admire the Blue Stack Mountains of Donegal as you cross into Northern Ireland bound for the ancient walled city of ‘Derry.’ On arrival, sightseeing with one of Northern Ireland’s best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls, still topped with cannons. Walk down Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the Gothic Guildhall.

Day 11 – journey to the legendary Giant’s Causeway, a breathtaking geological masterpiece. Next, prepare yourself for miles of breathtaking beauty as you travel along the road clinging to the Antrim Coast. Continue onto your hotel, overlooking the golden sands of Ballygally Bay. In the evening, please join us for a finale Celebration Dinner, where old-fashioned hospitality is blended with good food and wine for an experience that delights the senses.

Day 12 – continue around the Antrim Coast, past the huge Norman castle at Carrickfergus, to arrive in the Northern Ireland capital of Belfast. Then enjoy a local tour – seeing the City Hall, Queen’s University, Stormont and the Belfast Murals.

Day 13 – depart Dublin back to Tucson.

Price:
$6128.00 per person double
$6850.00 per person single
($600 per person deposit)

Includes: Roundtrip air (Tucson/Dublin) via American Airlines (Economy), transportation, motorcoach touring, 11 nights lodging, 11 days full breakfasts, 5 nights dinners, all transfers and motorcoach transportation, admissions as described above, baggage handling (air bag fee excluded),services of an Insight Tour director and a Pleasurebent Tours director, motorcoach/livery driver tip, and door-to-door livery service. Optional Activities will be offered at additional price to enchance your Ireland experience. (Your US Passport must be valid at least 6 months after exiting Ireland.)

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