UCC Ireland Scotland Wales

17 July - 6 August 2018
Destinations: 
Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow, Conwy, Cardiff, Heathrow

Cool Green Ireland

Tuesday 17 July

Fly overnight to Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday 18 July

Arrival Day Dublin
Howth Drive, Malahide Castle and Dublin city drive-arrival time permitting
18:00 included group dinner at hotel
Dublin

Lantern Bump Out ~ Fan Light IMG_1272

Thursday 19 July

Breakfast in hotel
Free Day in Dublin with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
Opportunity to visit Trinity College, the Book of Kells, St Patrick's and Christchurch Cathedrals, Grafton Street and more
Dinner on your own
Dublin

Friday 20 July

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach for a 214km drive to Galway with visits to a stately home and an abbey on the way
Castletown House, a Palladian country house built in 1722 with gardens and a river walk on a 550 acre estate
Clonmacnoise Abbey, a monastery on the River Shannon founded in 544
Dinner on your own
Galway

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Saturday 21 July

Breakfast in hotel
A day trip to Connemara, driving out the coast to Inverin, taking the road to Maam Cross
Kylemore Abbey- a Victorian mansion built in the 19thC
Lough Corrib boat cruise
Dinner on your own
Galway

Visibility ~  Cliffs of Moher

Sunday 22 July

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach
Travel to the Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Shanon Ferry Cruise
Included dinner in hotel
Killarney

Monday 23 July

Breakfast in hotel
The ring of Kerry-- a full day excursion around the Iveragh Peninsula. Plenty of stops with sea views, mountain regions and villages
Dinner on your own
Celtic Steps Show
Killarney

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Tuesday 24 July

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach
Blarney Castle
Rock of Cashel
Farewell to Ireland dinner in hotel
Kilkenny Reader

Wednesday 25 July

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach
Transfer to Dublin Airport, Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath, for flights
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse and walk the Royal Mile
Edinburgh

Thursday 26 July

Breakfast in hotel
Visit Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum
Edinburgh

Friday 27 July

Breakfast in hotel
Visit Stirling Castle, one of Scotland's largest and a favorite residence of the Stewarts
Inverness

Saturday 28 July

Breakfast in hotel
Wild natural scenery and the ruins of the Urquhart Castle
Inverness

Sunday 29 July

Breakfast in hotel
Drive along Loch Ness and the Caladonian Valley passing Ben Nevis via Ft. William and Glencoe
Included group dinner in hotel
Oban

Monday 30 July

Breakfast in hotel
Drive through the Trossachs and along the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
Glasgow

Tuesday 31 July

Breakfast in hotel
Day on your own to follow your own interests in Glasgow
Suggestions include: The Kelvingrove Gallery and Art Museum, Glasgow Science Center, The Tall Ship, Glasgow Cathedral, Pollok Country Park
Glasgow

Wednesday 1 August

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach
Drive 280 miles, crossing Hadrian's Wall, to Wales
Conwy

Thursday 2 August

Breakfast in hotel
Visit Conwy Castle, Bodnant Garden and Snowdonia National Park
Conwy

Friday 3 August

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach
Drive 223 miles through Wales to Cardiff
Cardiff

Saturday 4 August

Breakfast in hotel
Visit Cardiff Castle, Llandaff Cathedral
Cardiff

Sunday 5 August

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach
Drive 138 miles to Heathrow
Along the way visit the best preserved medieval ruins of Tintern Abbey on the Welsh bank of the River Wye
Heathrow

Monday 6 August

Breakfast in hotel
Transfer to London Heathrow for flights
or
extend your stay in London

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control.

The hotels we plan to use are:

Dublin

Galway

Killarney

Edinburgh

Travelodge Edinburgh Central
33 St Mary's St, Edinburgh EH1 1TA, UK
Phone: +44 871 984 6137
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/205/Edinburgh-Central-hotel

Inverness

Premier Inn Inverness River Ness
19-21 Huntly St, Inverness IV3 5PR, UK
Phone: +44 871 527 9302
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/scotland/highland/inverness/inverness-centre-river-ness.html?cid=GLBC_INVRIV/

Oban

Royal Hotel
Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BE, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1631 563021
https://strathmorehotels-theroyaloban.com/

Glasgow

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries
St Andrew House, 141 W Nile St, Glasgow G1 2RN, UK
Phone: +44 871 527 9360
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/scotland/strathclyde/glasgow/glasgow-city-centre-buchanan-galleries.html?cid=GLBC_GLASTA

Conwy

Cardiff

Hotel Novotel Cardiff Centre
Schooner Way, Cardiff CF10 4RT, UK
Phone: +44 29 2113 2800
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-5982-novotel-cardiff-centre/index.shtml

Heathrow

Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
Bath Road, Hounslow TW6 2AQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 8897 6363
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lhrbr-renaissance-london-heathrow-hotel/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Harp ~ National Symbol