September 20 - 29, 2024
Pilgrimage to Ireland
You are invited to join CTS Family and Friends on a journey to Ireland that intertwines spirituality with the rich tapestry of the local culture. Explore historic cathedrals and experience local music and culture in lively Irish pubs. Invite your friends and family to come along. All are welcome!
• 8 nights’ accommodations at 4-star hotels • 2 nights in Galway | 3 nights in Killarney | 3 nights in Dublin
• Full Irish breakfast daily
• 2 dinners, including a welcome and farewell dinner with wine
• Luxury motor coach for airport transfers in Ireland and specified sightseeing
• Local, Catholic tour manager while in Ireland
• Local guides according to the itinerary
• Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
• Arrangements of daily Mass including donations in unique and historical churches (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation)
• Hotel & city taxes and porterage for 1 piece of luggage
• Gratuities payable to tour managers, guides and drivers
• Whisper sets
PILGRIMAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
• Airfare; this package is sold land only
• Meals not specifically identified
• Tour Manager from the USA
• Beverages with meals unless specified
• Other personal expenses
• Items not specifically mentioned above
EXCITING DETAILS TO COME
• “Tour is Confirmed” Email | Sent when the minimum number of travelers has been met and no later than 90 days prior to departure
• Hotel Information Email | Sent approximately 45 days prior to departure
• Final Travel Document Mailing | Sent approximately 10 days prior to departure
Day 1: Friday, September 20 - Depart for Dublin, Ireland
Board your overnight flight to Dublin.
Day 2: Satursday, September 21 - Arrive in Dublin | Galway
Arrive at Dublin Airport where you will be met with a cead mile failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) by your Irish tour director. Head to Galway where you will enjoy its rich history, quaint narrow streets, shops, galleries and lively pubs. Celebrate opening Mass at Galway Cathedral. Gather for a group welcome dinner and overnight in Galway.
Day 3: Sunday, September 22 - Knock Shrine | Galway
After breakfast, depart for a visit to Ireland’s most famous pilgrimage site at Knock in County Mayo. Here learn about the 1879 apparition of Our Lady, then celebrate Mass in the Apparition Chapel of Knock Shrine. Travel around Lough Corrib and Connemara, Ireland’s most extensive Gaelic speaking area. Enjoy local pubs and music to conclude your overnight in Galway.
Day 4: Monday, September 23 - Galway | Killarney
Depart Galway and travel south to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most visited attraction. In the afternoon arrive in Killarney, with its wonderful scenery that includes Killarney National Park. Celebrate Mass in the beautiful neo-Gothic St. Mary’s Cathedral. Check in to the hotel and enjoy dinner on your own and overnight in Killarney.
Day 5: Tuesday, September 24 - Dingle Peninsula | Killarney
Embark on a trip along Dingle Bay with views of the Iveragh Peninsula and onwards to the fishing town of Dingle. Upon arrival, celebrate Mass in the beautiful St. Mary’s Church, built in 1862. Visit the spectacular Slea Head drive along the Atlantic Ocean, where mountain and sea collide. Head to the Kilmalker Church ruins, linked to St. Brendan the Navigator and St. Maolcethair before returning to Killarney. Close the day with a visit to Muckross Traditional Farms and School House for music and entertainment. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 6: Wednesday, September 25 - Free Day Killarney
Today is a free day with many options available: take a guided horse ride in Killarney National Park, golf at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, enjoy a bicycle ride in the National Park, or experience the Gap of Dunloe with a guided tour. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 7: Thursday, September 26 - Blarney | Rock of Cashel | Dublin
Journey into Kerry for Blarney Castle and its renowned Blarney Stone, with an opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. Shop at Blarney Woolen Mills and explore the historic Rock of Cashel. Celebrate Mass at Holy Cross Abbey with the True Cross relic. Finally, head to Dublin for hotel check-in and overnight.
Day 8: Friday, September 27 - City Tour | Dublin
Begin with a morning visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral where Jonathan Swift was once Dean. Enjoy the
Georgian architecture of Merrion Square, followed by some free time. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Celebrate Mass in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. Dinner on your own and overnight in Dublin.
Day 9: Saturday, September 28 - Book of Kells | Dublin
Head to Trinity College and see the magnificent Book of Kells, an illuminated copy of the Four Gospels. Do some last minute shopping in the Grafton and Nassau Street areas or venture on your own to see the National Museum, Jameson Distillery, or tour the ilmainham Gaol prison. Celebrate Vigil Mass at St. Teresa’s Church, just off Grafton Street. Gather for a group farewell dinner at Nancy Hands Victorian Pub. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 10: Sunday, September 29 - Return to USA
Transfer to the Dublin airport for your return flights home.
Itinerary is tentative and subject to change
PRICES STARTING AT
$3,999 - Price per person, double occupancy
*This price reflects a $100 per person Early Booking Discount for deposits received before March 20, 2024 and an $120 per person Check Discount for those paying the remaining balance by check after the initial deposit.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT +$1,000
Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel protection is highly recommended.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND CANCELLATION TERMS
Deposit: $350 per person due upon registration
Second Deposit: $1,250 additional due 150 days prior to departure (4/23/24)
Final Payment: Balance due on or before 90 days prior to departure (6/22/24)
All payments are non-refundable, and subject to CTS Terms and Conditions including the CTS Liability Release. All cancellations must be received in writing. Penalties will be determined according to postmark date, or date of the fax or email sent by the cancelling passenger
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