Your Dream Tour of Ireland Starts Here.

Come enjoy a custom, private, Luxury Tour of Ireland that will take your breath away. Have you ever dreamt what it would be like to sleep in a castle?  Or imagined walking along the cliffs of Moher? 

Join us on this unique and magical Tour of Ireland.

Dates: April 2-11 , 2023
Airport: Dublin International Airport (DUB)
Tour Company: My Ireland Tour
Ages: 40+ LDS Singles

Trip Description:  We invite all our welcome guests to please consider the of the amount of driving, walking, and moving that will be involved with this tour prior to making your reservation.  Typically, we will be changing hotels daily or every other day, spending a signifcant amount of time in the bus to each destination, walking many steps at each attraction, and enjoying fully planned days.  For example, most days breakfast will be 8am at the hotel, departing for the day by 9am, and touring until we check-in to the next hotel by 6pm.  We look forward to hosting you on this wonderfully memorable trip. 

Please contact us directly with any questions.  

Countdown to the LDS Singles 10-Day Tour of Ireland

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Trip Highlights

 

Trim Castle

Located in County Meath, Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30 year period, finished in 1206.

Belleek Pottery

Travelling along the shores of Lough Erne Upper and Lough Erne Lower, you will reach Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest potteries in the world dating from 1857. Today, the visitor centre still displays pieces which date from those early samples over 150 years ago. Touring the pottery, meet and chat with the craftspeople as they produce ceramics that will be exported across the globe.

Lough Eske Castle

The Lough Eske Castle, as we see it today, was built in 1861. Before that, it was a building entwined in the history of Donegal. In the 14th century, it was the seat of the powerful O’Donnell clan. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was a base for Edwardian royalty to showcase the glamour and decadence of the day. Today, it is home to an award-winning and prestigious five-star hotel.

Drumcliffe

Visit Drumcliffe Cemetery in County Sligo where you can read the epitaph on the grave of W.B. Yeats. Found nestled between Ben Bulben mountain and Drumcliffe bay.

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is not only one of Ireland’s most attractive buildings; since 1920, it has also been home to the Sisters of the Benedictine Order in Ireland. Even today, Kylemore continues to operate as a working Abbey: here, the sisters live, work and pray, as well as welcome visitors from across the globe. Kylemore Abbey’s greatest attraction is its location. Nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul, in the heart of the Connemara Mountains, it is regarded as one of Ireland’s most romantic locations.

A Hawk Walk with Ireland's School of Falconry

Your falconer will explain about the hawks’ amazing eyesight, speed, and agility as well as about the specific hawks you are flying, their personalities and character, and how simple or challenging they were to train.

The Cliffs of Moher

One of the most popular and most eagerly anticipated attractions on any tour of Ireland, and the views will not disappoint. They rise to a height of 702ft (214m) and 9 miles (14km) long, these sheer vertical cliffs hold a steady, undulating line against the tireless advance of the Atlantic below. A better view of the sea and setting sun you will not find.

Blind Piper Pub

A family pub that has become something of a ‘must-visit’ for anyone travelling through the Ring of Kerry in recent years. Set in the idyllic village of Ballycarnahan, and serving some of the best quality pub food in the country.

Gaelic Roots

“Excellent entertainment”

This show is a great mix of traditional singing and dancing along with the more modern. All the performers are given a chance to impress.
The show lasts over 2 hours and is excellent way to spend one night of your holidays.

Blarney Castle and The Blarney Stone

Situated five miles north-west of Cork city, Blarney Castle is a solid fixture on almost any tour of Ireland. It is best known for the famous “Blarney Stone” of which visitors are encouraged to kiss, in accordance with a tradition that spans centuries.

The Rock of Cashel

Ireland has more than its fair share of outstanding archaeological sites, but the Rock of Cashel is arguably the most impressive. The ‘rock’ from which it takes its name is, in fact, a limestone hill, covered in luscious green, rising from the plain which characterises the surrounding area. The word ‘cashel’, by contrast, is derived from the Irish Gaelic word caiseal, meaning stone fortress. It was the seat of kings and medieval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 17th century. Brian Ború was crowned King of Munster here in 977 and he became the High King of Ireland in 1002.

The K Club

Since its opening in 1991, The K Club has established itself as one of Ireland’s most prestigious luxury five-star hotels. Built in 1832 and modelled on a French Château which, to this day, still contains many of the original architectural features, artwork and antiques. Expect to find the highest levels of quality and service as well as a state of the art Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and host to the 2006 Ryder Cup, and a world-famous spa facility (The K Spa).

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum, tracks the harrowing history of the 10 million Irish people left the island, for a variety of reasons, over the past 300 years.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, founded by the Viking King Sitric almost 1000 years ago in 1034. The cathedral crypt is one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, dating back to the 12th Century. Here in the crypt, you can see the Mummified remains of the Cat and the Rat which were found in the cathedral organ, and a rare 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

Your Vehicle & Driver-Guide

 

We’ll ride in style with this mid to full-sized luxury Air-Conditioned coach. We want our guests to relax and enjoy the journey. With features such as tinted windows, panoramic views and air conditioning, these coaches are perfect for touring Ireland in a group. 

A great driver-guide is the cornerstone of a wonderful tour.

Their role is not only to convey you in both comfort and safety, but also to bring this wonderful part of the world to life with their rich knowledge of our history and culture.

Your driver-guide is both experienced and accommodating. Sharing their unique insights whilst touring you in comfort, their goal is to ensure that you have a great time throughout your tour.

It’s more than just a vacation

When you join Cheri’s Travel Spot on this fun getaway, you’ll experience all the amazing amenities that  we are providing on this custom luxury tour, plus you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other cool LDS Singles just like you.  Make friends, make memories, check off those bucket list items.  We do the work so you can do the play. 

Here are some examples of what you’ll enjoy.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Group Dining
  • Dressing-up Theme Nights
  • Fine hotels and castle accomodations will be planned throughout the itinerary.
  • All the accommodation, meals and drinks, specified in your itinerary, are included.
  • Entrance to all of the attractions, specified in your itinerary, are included.
  • All luxury air-conditioned transport, specified in your itinerary, is included.
  • Porterage of one large suitcase per person is included.
  • Internet & WiFi: Internet services are available onboard our tour vehicle and hotels.

Payment Terms and Pricing

Reserve by October 31 and Save $100

Code “EARLYSAVER”

  • Pricing is per person.  
  • Gratuities for the driver and trip guides are an additional $150, which is already included in the trip cost ($15/day).
  • Deposits Due at Booking are $1000 Per Person for double Occupancy rooms and $1500 for single occupancy rooms.
  • Final Payment or Remaining Balances are Due January 13, 2023.
  • If any reservations are made on or after January 13, 2023, then full payment is due at time of booking.
  • Rates and itinerary are subject to change.
  • Reservations are non-refundable.

Rooming Options:

Single Occupancy

  • Own room in all hotels
  • Male or Female

Double: $3,945

*Includes Driver & Trip Guides Gratuities

Double Occupancy (Male)

  • Shared Room w/another male
  • Room has two beds

Double: $2,845

*Pricing is per person

*Includes Driver & Trip Guides Gratuities

Double Occupancy (Female)

  • Shared Room w/another female
  • Room has two beds

Double: $2,845

*Pricing is per person

*Includes Driver & Trip Guides Gratuities

Extra Options:

IRISH DANCE EXPERIENCE

  • Learn how to dance the traditional Irish dances.
  • A fun evening of dancing and laughing.
  • Day 4 (evening)

Add-on Cost: $45

 

  • Pricing is per person
  • Gratuity not included

KAYAKING EXPERIENCE

  • 3 Hour Kayaking Tour along the stunning coast and waterways of Galway.
  • Day 5 (afternoon)

Add-on Cost: $45

 

  • *Pricing is per person
  • *Gratuity not included

 

Know before you go

  • For questions, feel free to contact us at cheri@cheristravelspot.com or tom@cheristravelspot.com
  • Make flight arrivals and departures from Dublin International Airport (DUB)
  • When booking flights, make sure to arrive by Sunday afternoon 2pm, April 2, 2023.
  • It may be safer to arrive by Saturday evening, April 1, 2023 to ensure any delayed or cancelled flights don’t interupt your trip but that will require an extra hotel stay and cost.
  • We will help provide hotel options for an additional cost.
  • This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance is recommended for all international travel.  Normal medical insurance plans do not cover expenses outside the US. : Contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing or your preferred broker.
  • Flights
  • Meals not specifically mentioned on your itinerary
  • Optional Excursions
  • Photo Packages At Tours and Excursions
  • Room Services
  • Spa treatments
  • Laundry Services
  • Phone Charges
  • Gratuities for any “optional” add-on tours

Itinerary

*subject to change

– Please note, we will be changing hotels daily, spending a signifcant amount of time in the bus to each destination, walking many steps at each attraction, and enjoying fully planned enjoyable days.  Typically, breakfast will be 8am at the hotel, departing for the day by 9am, and touring until we check-in to the next hotel by 6pm.

Day 1:  Sunday, April 2, 2023 – Welcome to Dublin

Welcome to Dublin! On your arrival at Dublin Airport, once you have collected your luggage, make your way to the Arrivals Hall where your Driver-Guide will be waiting for you with a sign: Cheri’s Travel Spot

Once all introductions have been made and your luggage loaded on your luxury air-conditioned touring vehicle, you will make the short transfer to Dunboyne Castle Hotel where you can relax and unwind after your flight.

15:00 Check-in time. Hotel reception will store your luggage prior to Check-in.

If airport arrival times allow, we could go on a panoramic tour of Dublin City or visit the Wicklow Mountains today.

At 1800 this evening, all participants will gather for dinner in the hotel restaurant, where you will become acquainted with your fellow travellers and the coming days can be discussed at leisure with your tour guide.

Tonight you will overnight and dine at Dunboyne Castle Hotel. Located in a grand estate dating back to 1764. This is one of Ireland’s most sought-after hotels, just 12 miles from Dublin City.

INCLUDED TODAY

Day 2:  Monday, April 3, 2023 – Trim Castle & Belleek Pottery

After some much-needed sleep and a hearty full Irish breakfast, we will depart for the 5-star Lough Eske Castle.

Our first stop today will be County Meath. Trim Castle. The largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30-year period and finished it in 1206. Trim Castle was also a film location for the movie “Braveheart”.

Continue on through the lake region of Cavan and briefly cross the border into Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and along the shores of Lough Erne Upper and Lough Erne Lower to visit Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest potteries in the world, and has been in operation since 1857.

Cross the border back into Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and travel on to Lough Eske. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the grounds of Lough Eske Castle. Tonight you will overnight and dine in Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa.

INCLUDED TODAY

Day 3:  Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – Derry & Lough Eske Castle

Leisurely morning on the grounds of Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa. Depart for the historic fortified walled city of Derry/Londonderry City. This historic fortified walled city is located on the River Foyle in Northern Ireland. The city fortifications are amongst the best preserved in Europe and were completed in 1618 to defend the city from Gaelic chieftains in Donegal.

Afternoon guided walking tour of the historic walls with a local guide. The city walls are up to 8 metres (26 feet) in height and in places are 9 metres (29 feet) wide.

Take some free time in Derry/Londonderry City to visit the shops and cafés of the area and get a flavour of Northern Ireland, before returning to Lough Eske Castle Hotel. Again this evening dine in Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa.

INCLUDED TODAY

Day 4:  Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – Drumcliffe & Kylemore Abbey

This morning, after breakfast, you will depart for Galway City, known as the “City of the Tribes”.

Your route south to Galway will take you to Drumcliffe. Located in County Sligo, this is the picturesque final resting place of W.B. Yeats. Here you can read the epitaph on the grave of one of Ireland’s greatest poets.

Travel on to beautiful Westport Town in County Mayo, on the shores of Clew Bay. Take time to explore this unique and charming heritage town nestled in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain — where St. Patrick fasted for 40 days. I would suggest a stroll down the elegant tree-lined Mall of Westport Town and wander along Bridge Street with its colourful and friendly mix of traditional shops and pubs.

Continue on via Leenane and along the shores of Killary Fjord. This is Ireland’s only fjord and is a Wild Atlantic Way signature discovery point, on the Mayo – Galway border.

Travel on to Kylemore where you will visit Kylemore Abbey. An historic building nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain, on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul — in the heart of the Connemara Mountains. It is regarded as one of Ireland’s most romantic buildings.

Journey down the spectacular Inagh Valley, with the 12 Bens of Connemara on your right and the Maumturks Mountains on your left — as you travel to Bushypark, County Galway.

Tonight you will overnight at Park House Hotel. This grand Victorian-style hotel is located in the heart of Galway City, a two-minute walk from Eyre Square.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
  • Irish Dance Experience:  $45 add-on (evening)
INCLUDED TODAY

Day 5:  Thursday, April 6, 2023 – Hawk Walk & Free Time in Galway City

Today you will have the day free in Galway City, known as the “City of the Tribes”, it is located right on the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Here you can take a ramble to Salthill Promenade, a Wild Atlantic Way discovery point, or down Quay Street.

Take a Hawk Walk with Ireland’s School of Falconry. The Hawk Walks offered by Ireland’s School of Falconry invite you to fly a Harris hawk, a thrill that has fascinated people for at least 4,000 years.

Tonight you will overnight at Park House Hotel.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
  • Kayaking Experience:  $45 add-on (afternoon)

 

Day 6:  Friday, April 7, 2023 – Cliffs of Moher

This morning after breakfast, your journey to Killarney Town will take you down the Atlantic seaboard on the west coast of Clare via Galway.

You will see The Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land—an apt name for this vast limestone plateau. In the 1640s, Cromwell’s surveyor described it as “a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury”.

On the Atlantic coast, you will visit the Cliffs of Moher. Braced against the ocean, on the coast of County Clare. Here you will stand on the dramatic 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long cliffs, a Wild Atlantic Way signature discovery point, to gaze out on the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Further south in County Limerick, take time to stroll the main street of the beautiful thatched village of Adare, before travelling on to Killarney Town.

Tonight you will overnight and dine at the Killarney Plaza Hotel. This four-star hotel sits in the centre of Killarney Town, overlooking the majestic Killarney National Park.

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Day 7:  Saturday, April 8, 2023 – Ring of Kerry & Blind Piper Pub

This morning after breakfast, you will set off on the world-famous Ring Of Kerry. It is officially known as the Iveragh Peninsula. You will travel via Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Coomakesta Pass with its magnificent views over Derrynane, home of Daniel O’ Connell, known as “The Liberator”, to Caherdaniel. Travel on via the hamlet of Castlecove, the colourful village of Sneem and on via Moll’s Gap, Ladies View, Killarney National Park and along the Lakes of Killarney to Killarney town.

Stopover at the Blind Piper Pub. Here you will have a traditional Irish Pub Lunch. Located in the village of Caherdaniel, locals and visitors alike have been drinking here since 1865. Who is the Blind Piper, you may ask? The Blind Piper is Mici Cumba O’Sullivan, who was born nearby in 1835 and became one of Ireland’s most famous pipers.

Continue on via the pretty village of Sneem, Moll’s Gap, Ladies View and along the Killarney Lakes to Killarney Town. Tonight you will overnight and dine at the Killarney Plaza Hotel.

We will spend our evening with “Gaelic Roots,” the innovative and exciting Irish Show, which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland.

The show has been designed to capture and highlight the rich heritage that Ireland has in abundance.
During this two-hour spectacular production, you will experience a journey from the colourful and historic roots of traditional Ireland to the modern next generation of Irish music, song and dance, in a incredibly moving and at the same time foot tapping show.

Gaelic Roots features a cast of the finest and most talented musicians, vocalists and dancers that bring a wealth of experience and talent to the stage, in this inventive and exciting full stage production.

INCLUDED TODAY

Day 8:  Sunday, April 9, 2023 – Blarney Castle & The Rock of Cashel

This morning after breakfast, you will depart for the 5-star The K Club. Set amidst over 550 acres of historic and intriguing gardens, walkways and parkland with magnificent views of the Kildare countryside and the River Liffey. Steeped in history, The K Club combines old-world elegance with indulgent luxury. Formerly the home of the Barton’s, founders of the famous wine firm Barton and Guestier, The K Club today is home to two golf courses including the Arnold Palmer-designed Ryder Cup Golf Course and the K Spa.

Your route today will take you west to the “county bounds” under the wild Derrynasaggart Mountains, sometimes referred to as the Cork/Kerry Mountains and made famous in the ballad – “Whiskey in the Jar”. Travel through the old market town of Macroom, where you will see Macroom Castle. Once home to Sir William Penn, whose son later founded the state of Pennsylvania. (This is a drive-by only, and is noted for historical reasons, as the castle is in ruins).

Travel on to the village of Blarney via the valley of the River Lee. Visit Blarney Castle. Built on this site in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have the chance to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. You will also have an opportunity to shop at Blarney Woollen Mills, boasting a huge selection of Irish arts, crafts & produce.

Today, visit The Rock of Cashel. Rising dramatically from the grassy plains of county Tipperary. This was the seat of kings and medieval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 17th century. Brian Ború was crowned King of Munster here in 977, before becoming High King of Ireland in 1002.

Continue on to County Kildare.

Tonight you will overnight & dine in The K Club.

INCLUDED TODAY

Day 9:  Monday, April 10, 2023 – Irish Emigration Museum & Christ Church

After breakfast this morning, you will explore Dublin City.

Visit EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum. Voted, recently, as “Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction”, this museum tour tells the story behind the millions of people who fled, or were forced from, Ireland over the past three centuries. Located in Dublin’s Docklands.

Also included today is a visit to Christ Church Cathedral. Founded by the Viking King Sitric almost 1000 years ago in 1034. The cathedral crypt is one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, dating back to the 12th Century. Here, in the crypt, you can see the mummified remains of the Cat and the Rat which were found in the cathedral organ, and a rare 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

Spend some free time in Ireland’s capital city also known as “Fair City”, Dublin City is a treasure trove of historic buildings and famous landmarks, including the Ha’Penny Bridge, the General Post office and the modern addition to O’Connell Street; The Spire of Dublin.

Return to County Kildare.

Tonight you will overnight & dine in The K Club.

INCLUDED TODAY

Day 10:  Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – Departures

Meet your driver-guide at the agreed time in the lobby of your hotel and make the short journey to Dublin Airport.

We would advise that you arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to your international flight to allow you sufficient time for a stress-free check-in.

Depart on your return flight home with wonderful vacation memories!

INCLUDED TODAY
  • Transfers to airport
  • The K Club (Breakfast Included)

Come experience for youself how beautiful ireland is.

"Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure" ~ Drew Houston