Tour#: 3143
Depart: May 13, 2017
Return: May 27, 2017
Destination: Ireland

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Day 1      Saturday May 13, 2017     DEPARTURE
Departure from Philadelphia airport with American Airlines flight #722 at 09:05pm non-stop flight to Dublin
Group Check in at 06:00pm – Philadelphia International Airport • American Airlines Counter
Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2      Sunday May 14, 2017        GALWAY

clonmacnoise_6Arrival to Dublin airport is scheduled at 08:45AM
Your local escort will be waiting for the group.

On route to Galway, you will visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic site overlooking the River Shannon in County Offaly. The extensive ruins include a cathedral, castle, round tower, numerous churches, two important high crosses, and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs
Once in Galway, check in at: Ardawn House B&B
31 College Road • Galway • Ireland – Ph: 011 353 91 568 833  –
Rest of the day at leisure.

Photo: Ingo Mehling

Day 3 to Day 07                   GALWAY



Learning time from Monday to Friday!

During your stay in Galway participants will enjoy two outings

Tuesday May 16  –  Dinner at the Galway Bay hotel followed by the
Trad on the Prom folk show

Friday May 19 – Dunguaire Castle Medieval Banquet and show


Day 8      Saturday May 20, 2017      GALWAY




Full day guided excursion to Aran Islands – a group of three islands across the mouth of Galway Bay -.
Return to Galway for overnight


Photo: Bjorn Christian Torrissen

Day 9      Sunday May 21, 2017        DINGLE
Today the group will leave Galway. Visit The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning “Great Rock”) and Cliffs of Moher (from the cliffs and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south.[5] The cliffs rank amongst the most visited tourist sites in Ireland.

You will continue to Dingle via the Limerick By-Pass and Tunnel.
Check in at: Dingle Benners Hotel – Main Street  Dingle, Co. Kerry      Ph.: 011 353 66 91 51638


Day 10   Monday May 22, 2017      DINGLE
Visit to the Dingle Peninsula, and famous Gallarus Oratory  with its exhibitions detailing the archaeology and history of the peninsula.
Today you will see a sheep herding demonstration

Day 11   Tuesday May 23, 2017       CORK
Full day touring the Ring of Kerry – a 179 km long circular tourist route starting clockwise from Killarney, follows Kenmare and Killorglin returning to Killarney again.
Continuation to Cork, the third most populated city in Ireland
Overnight at:
Maldron Hotel – John Redmond Street , Cork       Ph.: 011 353 21 452 9200

Day 12   Wednesday May 24, 2017               DUBLIN                                                                                          Photo: Mike Herman
Morning departure to visit Cobh. also known as Queenstown – a seaport town, home to Ireland’s only dedicated cruise terminal.
Tourism in the area draws on the maritime and emigration legacy of the town – including its association with the Titanic.

On route to Dublin, around lunch time you will stop and visit  Kilkenny Castle – re known for its gardens and parkland.
Continuation to Dublin, where you will spend the last 3 nights.

Check in at the hotel Dublin Harding  Hotel  – Copper Alley, Fishamble Street 60, Dublin  Ph.: 011 353 1 679 6500

Day 13   Thursday May 25, 2017    DUBLIN


Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.

During the morning you will visit the major landmarks of the largest and city including:

Trinity College, The Book of Kells,
The Guinness Brewery,
 The Dublin Jail

Afternoon at leisure!!!


Day 14   Friday May 26, 2017          DUBLIN




Day at leisure. 


Day 15,  Saturday May 27, 2017     RETURN

After breakfast  bus transportation from the hotel to Dublin airport.

Return flight to USA is American Airlines  #723   leaving Dublin at 11:35 AM and scheduled to arrive Philadelphia airport at 02:05 PM local time same day.


Fare Per Passenger: $4,145.00

Based on double – triple occupancy

This Price Includes
Round trip air transportation with American Airlines as per above flight itinerary
Airport taxes and surcharges are subject to change until tickets are issued
Hotels Accommodation
7 nights hotel accommodation in Galway at Ardawn House B&B
2 nights hotel accommodation in Dingle at Dingle Benners Hotel
1 night hotel accommodation in Cork at Maldron Hotel
3 nights hotel accommodation in Dublin at Harding Hotel
We reserve the right to change hotels – same category
Irish breakfast daily
Dinner and Trad on the Prom folk show in Galway
Banquet Dinner and folk show at the Dunguaire Castle
Bus Transportation
Private motor coach transportation.
Sightseeings and excursions
As per itinerary.
Entrance fees included as per itinerary

This Price Does Not Include
Optional Travel Insurance
Cost of personal items such as phone, drinks, laundry, etc…
Meals other than specified.
Passport and visa fee
American citizens
Need a Valid Passport (Must be valid 6 months after your return to USA)
Do not need a Visa to enter Ireland, if visiting for 90 days or less
If you are not an American Citizen, you must contact the Irish Consulate
For more information on travel documents check our box
Documents to enter a foreing country


As per Villanova University guidelines

Cancellations & Penalties

 Student will reimburse the College of Nursing for all costs that have been incurred by the College.                                      

Important Airlines Rules

Failure to present valid passport and/or visas:
You will be denied boarding, your airline reservation will be cancelled an you will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you have your documents in order.
Most airlines will not give you any credit and/or refund for your original ticket
No show at the airport:
Automatically cancels your whole reservation and invalidates your ticket. You will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you re-schedule your trip. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket
Missing any flight for any reason:
Automatically cancels the rest of the reservation, invalidates your ticket and you will have to purchase a one way ticket for the rest of your itinerary. Airlines will not give you any credit for the unused portion of your ticket
Unused portion (s) of your ticket are not refundable
Airlines policies must strictly apply
We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of a Travel Insurance Program.

Documents To Enter A Foreign Country

Possession of documentation is the responsibility of each passenger.
Failure to provide them will result in denied boarding with no right to refund.

Valid passport
Travellers going abroad need a valid passport.
Some countries require your US passport to be valid for at least six months after your return trip while some other countries may require a longer validity.
If your passport expires before the required validity then you will have to apply for a new one. Please check with the Consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan to visit for further details on requirements.
American citizens can get passport information at
Non‑American citizens should check with their respective Consulate and will need proper documents to re‑enter the United States.

A visa is a stamp that is added to your passport by a country’s Consulate.
Some countries require a visa in order to enter while others let American citizens enter the country
without a visa for a short period of time.
Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.
You must check the entry requirements well in advance of your departure date with the Consular officials of the country or countries to be visited.