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Itinerary - Organized this family vacation to Ireland & Scotland


  • 1. ITINERARYTHE LUBECK FAMILY VACATIONIRELAND / SCOTLAND JULY 30 AUGUST 10, 2005 Ireland Important Notes Ground Tour Operator: Barry OConnor Auto Tours Tel: 011-353-64-31052 Private Chauffeur Seamus Coffey Tel: 087-6842397 Vehicle: Mercedes Midi-Coach w/ Table Note: Driver will be flexible as long as Hotel stays are maintained Admission Charges are not included for places mentioned in the Itinerary Hotel Accommodations include Breakfast AccommodationsDublin:Westin Hotel (7/30-8/2) At College Green, Westmoreland Street Tel: 011-353-1-645-1000 Rooms: 2 Deluxe Queens + 1 Triple Adare: Adare Manor (8/2-8/3) Adare, County Limerick Tel: 011-353-61-396-566 Rooms: King Stateroom, King Deluxe & Standard Triple Mayo:Ashford Castle (8/3-8/5) Cong, County Mayo Tel: 011-353-94-954-6003 Rooms: Jr. Suite, Deluxe Queen & Deluxe Triple Restaurants 7/31 6:45PM - Pearl Brasserie, 20 Merrion St. Upper (minutes from Hotel) 8/16:30PM Shanahans on the Green, 119 St. Stephens Green (minutes away) 8/26:30PM Oakroom Restaurant Adare Manor 8/37:00PM George V Dining Room Ashford Castle 8/47:00PM George V Dining Room Ashford Castle

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Scotland Important Notes Ground Tour UK Operator: British Welcome Tours / John Doonican Tel: 011-44-01444-459234 Private Chaffeur Andrea Todd Tel: 07733-068850 Vehicle: Brand New Luxury Coach w/ Full Amenities Admission Charges are not included for places mentioned in the Itinerary Hotel Accommodations include BreakfastAccommodationsEdinburgh:Balmoral Hotel (Not booked by Celtic Guest Must Pay For Hotel Stay this was not included in charges)(August 5 August 7, and August 9 August 10)One Princess Street, EdinburghTel: 011-44 0131-556-2414Rooms: 2 Deluxe Kings + 1 Twin w/ Roll-a-way Bed St. Andrews:Old Course Hotel (8/78/9)St. AndrewsTel: 011-44 01334-474371Rooms: 2 Deluxe Queens + Deluxe Triple Restaurants 8/56:45PM Martin Wishart, 54 The Shore, Edinburgh (2 miles from Hotel) 8/67:00PM Number One The Balmoral Hotel 8/77:00PM The Road Hole Grill Old Course Hotel 8/86:45PM The Sands Old Course Hotel 8/96:30PM The Tower Restaurant Corner of Chambers Street & George IV Bridge(10-15 min walk from Hotel) 3. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 30-31, 2005 West Palm Beach Newark - Dublin11:00amA Personal Touch Limousine pick-up @ Jupiter Key1:05PM PBI to Newark AirportContinental Flight # 1655Seats: 1A, 2AB, 2EF4:05PM Arrive Newark Airport Dan & Esther Arrive @ Newark(Meeting Time & Place TBD)8:15PM Newark Airport to DublinContinental Flight # 22Seats: 3D, 3KL, 4KL / Dan & Esther Seats 2KL7:45am Arrive Dublin (July 31, 2005) Happy Birthday Tommy!Chauffeur will be waiting for you to clear customs and will be holding a sign w/ your name on it.Seamus Coffey Tel # 087-684 2397 Depart Dublin Airport Drive to Westin Hotel & Check-inTime To Rest & Freshen Up Westin Hotel (7/31-8/2)College Green Westmorland StreetTel: (011-353) 1-645-1000Two Deluxe Queen Rooms + Triple 1:00PMSightseeing Tour Chauffeur Seamus Coffey will meet you in Hotel LobbyThis afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Irish Capital, which includes OConnell Street, the Post Office, scene of the 1916 Easter Rising, St. Patricks Cathedral, and Trinity College, home of the world famous Book of Kells dating from the 8th Century.6:45PM Dinner Reservations @ Pearl Brasserie20 Merrion Street Upper(Located minutes away from the Westin) Time to rest for tomorrows journey 4. Monday, August 1, 2005 Coast ExcursionEnjoy a wonderful Westin Breakfast this morning before your sightseeing journey, which will take you north of Dublin along the coast. (Seamus will arrange to meet you in the Hotel lobby)Today you will explore the picturesque village of Malahide and perhaps visit its famed castle. You will then journey to the fishing town of Howth and continue to explore.Returning to Dublin this afternoon, you can enjoy a self-guided tour of the famed Guinness Storehouse (admission not included) for a glimpse into the history of Guinness. This will be a perfect opportunity to do some shopping and exploring at your leisure.Take a nice rest and refresh yourselves for a wonderful dinner tonight 6:30PMDinner Reservations @ Shanahans on the Green 119 St. Stephens Green (Located minutes away from the Westin)Time to rest for tomorrows journey 5. TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2005 Dublin - AdarePack your bags and prepare for your next experience in Adareyoull be checking out of the Westin this morning after youve enjoyed a wonderful breakfast.Seamus will arrange to meet you in the Hotel lobby for your travel to the historic Rock of Cashel, the ancient castle home of the High Kings of Ireland (admission not included). Onward via the countryside to Limerick where youll visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (admission not included). Afterwards you will continue your journey to the Old World Village of Adare and the stately Adare Manor where you will rest for one night. Adare Manor (8/2)Adare County, LimerickTel: (011-353) 61-396-566King Stateroom, King Deluxe, and Standard TripleDont unpack too many things as you will only be staying here for one night Rest a little and get yourselves prepared for an incredible dinner in the Manor 6:30PMDinner Reservations in the Oakroom RestaurantTime to rest for tomorrows journey 6. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2005 Adare - MayoBehold the beautiful countryside this morning and get ready for another days journey. Pack your bags and get ready to travel, but not before youve had a hearty Breakfast.Gather in the Manors Lobby where Seamus Coffey will be waiting for your journey north into the Burren region of County Clare.Youll visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet and reaching out for 5 miles along the coast. Onward along the shores of Galway Bay to Galway City where you enjoy a brief sightseeing tour, which shows you Eyre Square, the Spanish Arch, and the beautiful Galway Cathedral. You will then continue your journey north to Cong, where the movie The Quiet Man was filmed and the site of Ashford Castle, which will be your home for the next two nights. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at Ashford Castle (see next few pages for more info) Ashford Castle (8/3-8/5) Cong, County MayoTel: (011-353) 94-954-6003 Jr. Suite, Deluxe Queen, and Deluxe TripleAshford Castle is a site to beholdexplore this magnificent Castleand then get ready for a dinner fit for a King! 7:00PM Dinner Reservations in the George V Dining Room After Dinner, perhaps youll be enticed by a game of Chess in the Drawing Roomand a Nightcap Time to rest for tomorrows journey 7. THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2005 Connemara ExcursionBefore your journey begins today, start off with a wonderful breakfast.You will arrange to meet Seamus in the Castles Lobby for your journey through the wild and rugged land of rocky mountains, sparkling brooks and rivers. You will visit Kylemore Abbey (admission not included), monastic home of the Benedictine Nuns. Enjoy some time to explore the picturesque Village of Clifden.Seamus will then return you to Ashford Castle where you have time to enjoy some estate activities perhaps a spa treatment, a lake cruise on the private lake, or golf on the Estates 9-hole course.Relax and unwind and the prepare for your last nights dinner, again in the George V Dining Room7:00PMDinner ReservationsYoull need a good nights sleep for tomorrow you must rise at the break of dawn and continue yourjourney onto Scotland 8. FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2005Dublin - EdinburghOnward to Scotlandpack your bagsand prepare for an early Continental Breakfast before leaving Ireland.Seamus will meet you at 7:00 this morning. You will board the Mercedes Midi-Coach, and you will travel across the Irish Countryside to Dublin Airport where you will bid your Chauffeur Seamus farewell. 1:10PM Aer Lingus Flight #254 2:10PM Arrives EdinburghUpon your arrival to Edinburgh, you will be met by Scottish Tourist Guides Association Chauffeur Andrea Todd (Tel # 07733-068850). Andrea will be your escort through the remainder of your journey. You will board a brand new Luxury Coach. Andrea will take you to the Balmoral Hotel for check-in. (Balmoral does not accept advance payment. Therefore you will be asked to pay the hotel directly.)Please note that you will be staying at the Balmoral for two consecutive nights 8/5 & 8/6. You will stay at St. Andrews Old Course Hotel on 8/7 & 8/8 and then you will return for 1 nights stay at the Balmoral on August 9th.Balmoral Hotel (8/5, 8/6, 8/9) One Princess Street, Edinburgh Tel: (011-44) 0131-556-2414 2 Deluxe King Rooms, 1 Twin Room w/ twin rollaway Relax and unwindexplore this incredibly magnificent Hotel! 6:45PMDinner Reservations @ Martin Wishart Restaurant (Located 2 miles from the hotel) Have a peaceful sleep and prepare for tomorrows journey 9. SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2005 EdinburghIf youre confused about where you areyoure in the beautiful country of Scotland. Today will be a full day of touring. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, which is included in your package.Andrea Todd will meet you at 9:00am and begin the day touring Edinburgh, Scotlands capital city. This tour will show you all of the important attractions including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse (subject to a Royal visit), St. Giles Cathedral, and you may visit the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society (admission not included).Time will be allowed during the day for lunch and shopping, of course.After a full day of touring youll be happy to return to Balmoral to rest a while before dinner.7:00PMDinner Reservations @ Number One Restaurant located in the Balmoral Hotel. Have a peaceful sleep and prepare for tomorrows journeyNote that tomorrow morning you will be checking out of the hotel and will be checking intoSt. Andrews Old Course Hotel for two nights. 10. SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2005 Edinburgh - St. AndrewsThis morning enjoy a wonderful breakfast with wonderful viewsAndrea Todd will be waiting for