DEPARTURE DAY • • •
Depart from your hometown for Ireland.
MAY 25 • • •
Arrival at Dublin airport. Transfer independently to your hotel in Dublin. Explore Dublin with a deaf local guide, walking along O’Connell Street across the River Liffey down to St. Stephen’s Green, Trinity College, and the Book of Kells exhibition. Have a group welcome dinner. Sleep in Dublin for two nights.
MAY 26 • • •
Take a walk around Dublin with a deaf local guide, visiting Dublin Castle, Kilmanhain Gaol, and Guinness Brewhouse along with free time for shopping on Grafton Street.
MAY 27 • • •
Depart for Belfast in Northern Ireland. Learn more about the Troubles between Catholics and Protestants with a deaf local native of Belfast who experienced them firsthand. Continue on to Portrush. Stay in Portrush for 2 nights.
MAY 28 • • •
Take a pleasant drive along the Antrim Coast to visit the Bushmills Distillery, Giants’ Causeway, and Dunluce Castle.
MAY 29 • • •
Depart for Londonderry to visit the historic city located on the edge of the Northern Ireland/Ireland border, including the Tower Museum and the Free Derry Museum. In addition, walk around Falls Road to see the powerful murals and learn more about the Troubles. Stay in Londonderry for 1 night.
MAY 30 • • •
Take a long drive down to the Connemara countryside, passing through the tranquil countryside of Donegal and Sligo. Stop at the bustling university town of Galway. Sleep in Galway for one night.
MAY 31 • • •
Drive through the Burren region to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Continue on to the Dingle Peninsula where we enjoy the laid back fishing village. Stay in Dingle for two nights.
JUNE 1 • • •
Roam the quaint Dingle Peninsula including a visit to the fascinating Blasket Island Museum, the Gallarus Oratory, and Slea Head. Afternoon free in Dingle to shop and enter several of its famous, atmospheric pubs.
JUNE 2 • • •
Depart from Dingle for Killarney National Park, visiting the Gap of Dunloe, Moll’s Gap, and Ladies’ View. Stay in Kenmare for three nights.
JUNE 3 • • •
Stop by the temperate hamlet of Glengarriff including a boat ride to Ilnaculin Island, and then visit Bantry House, a royal English mansion.
JUNE 4 • • •
Drive the Ring of Kerry including a visit to the Skellig Michael exhibition and a possible boat trip to Skellig Michael itself, weather permitting, for a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience.
JUNE 5 • • •
Depart for County Cork and the foodie town of Kinsale, known for its excellent restaurants. In Kinsale, visit James and Charles Forts and learn more about the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants and Kinsale’s big role. Sleep in Kinsale for 2 nights.
JUNE 6 • • •
Drive to Cobh in the morning to visit the Heritage Center and learn more about one of Ireland’s principal emigration ports towards America. Afternoon free in Kinsale to wander and shop.
JUNE 7 • • •
Return to Dublin, stopping by to visit the historic Rock of Cashel and the lavish gardens of Powerscourt. Have a group farewell dinner. Sleep near Dublin airport for one night.
JUNE 8 • • •
Transfer to Dublin airport for flight back to your hometown.
$3,200 USD per person/double occupancy (for a group of 8)
$500 USD deposit per person is required to reserve space on a first come, first serve basis.
The remaining balance must be paid in full 90 days before the first day of the tour.
* Small tour group size.
* Total of 14 nights in moderately priced hotels all guaranteed by Hands On Travel, with private bathrooms and breakfast included.
* Welcome and farewell dinners.
* Services of a deaf group leader on call 24 hours a day.
* Services of local deaf guide(s).
* All transportation expenses connected with the tour itinerary.
* All admission fees for attractions and museums mentioned in the itinerary.
* Informative travel preparation packet.
* Pre-tour and/or post-tour itinerary consultation.
* $100 credit off your next full tour with Hands On Travel.
* Airfares at the start and end of the tour are not included.
* All lunches and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary and personal expenses are not included.
* It is essential to consult the HOT terms and conditions before booking.
* There is a lot of walking expected during the tour. Appropriate physical fitness is required.
* Tour itinerary and price are subject to change.
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Terry is a deaf American with Italian bloodlines who now lives in Rome, Italy. After graduating from Gallaudet University, he came here in search of “la dolce vita” (the sweet life). In 2002 he established Hands On Travel to share his love of Europe with deaf travelers. His passions are traveling, reading, food, and sports.SEE TERRY'S TOURS