12 Days Shrines of Ireland

Grow your faith and experience the natural beauty that Ireland Discover the most revered sites of the Emerald Isle. Enjoy a guided tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Behold the spectacular beauty of Glendalough, site of the Monastery of St. Kevin., visit Saint Mary’s Cathedral Limerick, Kinsale and Galway as you experience Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and religious heritage. Spend nights in the charming waterside Village of Kinsale, renowned as Ireland’s “gourmet capital”. This inspirational journey also includes visits to experience some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery, perfect   settings for peaceful prayer and reflection.

On our pilgrimage we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

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DESTINATION INFORMATION
WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
DATES & PRICES
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  •   Round Trip Airfare
  •   All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  •   Includes First class Hotels 4-5 stars.
  •   Headphones for the pilgrimage.
  •   Transfers as per itinerary.
  •    Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  •   Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  •   Daily Masses.
  •   Professional local Catholic guide(s)
  •  Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  •  Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring
  •   the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  •  Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly        recommended.
  • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
  •  Passport & visa costs, if any.
  •  U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to               return date.
  •   Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.).
  •   Meals not specified in the program.
  •   Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
  •   Items not specifically mentioned above.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Language: English, Irish (Gaelic)
  • Population: 4.6 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 5 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 240V. 50Hz
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DUBLIN – GLENDALOUGH – WATERFORD – ROCK OF CASHEL – SHANNON – GALWAY – KNOK – CLONMACNOISE

ITINERARY
Day
1

Flight from USA to Dublin

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today boarding your flight to Dublin. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

Dublin

Today: Arrival in Dublin you will be greeted by your tour escort guide and driver. Panoramic city tour that will finish in St. Patrick’s Anglican Cathedral. Continue to your hotel for registration.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
3

Dublin

Today: After breakfast, enjoy a free day in the city. Visit the National Museum. Some of the local pubs for a pint and listen to local Irish musicians. Check out the shops on O’Connell Street.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
4

Wicklow / Glendalough / Kilkenny

Today: Travel to Glendalough. The sixth century ruins. Reefert Church where the kings of Leinster were buried. Continue to Kilkenny to visit St. Canice’s. Black Abbey.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
5

Kilkenny / Rock Of Cashel / Blarney / Killarney

Today: We travel to the “Rock of Cashel,” Tour the Cathedral. Round Tower and Cormac Chapel. Visit the museum which houses the original St. Patrick’s Cross. Visit Blarney Castle and Gardens. Continue to Blarney Woolen Mills. Travel to Killarney.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
6

Killarney / Rings Of Kerry / Killarney

Today: Travel through the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountop. Drive through the Killarney National Park Cross the Blackwater Bridge Stop at Sneem. Cahesiveen. Ballycarbery. Valentia Island Bridge and visit Skellig on St. Finan’s Bay.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
7

Limerick / Shannon / Cliffs Of Moher / Galway

Today: Travel to Limerick. Visit St. Mary’s Cathedral. Stop for lunch, take a tour of Bunratty Castle. Catch the ferry at Killimer to travel on to Galway, with its colorful streets and numerous pubs.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
8

Galway / Kylemore Abbey / Croagh Patrick / Knock

Today: Depart to Galway and head to Kylemore Abbey. Visit. Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain. Visit Knock, one of the world’s principal Marian Shrines. Tour the Basilica.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
9

Knock / Tobernalt / Lough Derg / Armagh

Today: Travel to Tolerant. Visit Lough Derg, the sacred Sanctuary Island of St Patrick. Visit Armagh the country’s center of Christianity. It is unique in that it has two St. Patrick’s Cathedrals, which one of them is Catholic.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
10

Armagh / Downpatrick / Dundalk / Dorgheda / Dublin

Today: Go to Downpatrick. Visit Down Cathedral, believed to be the burial place of St. Patrick. Visit Dundalk, and Kilkurry Church. Continue to Drogheda to visit St. Peter’s Church. Travel to Dublin, for a farewell dinner on us at a local restaurant with live Irish music.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
11

Dublin

Today: Visit the world famous Guinness Brewery. Take a tour through their seven stories Glass Atrium, the Brewery and then stop at the Gravity Bar for a quick pint. Stop for lunch. This afternoon, choose to visit the National Museum, or return to your hotel to relax.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
12

Dublin to USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to board our return flight home.