$1,997.00 | 9-Day Tour
(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.
INCLUDING BELFASTMarch 24 - April 3rd, 2018
Extend your tour to 11-Days by visiting the metropolitan city of Belfast! Learn more by visiting our extensions tab.
(per person, based on double occupancy)
INCLUDING KILLARNEYMarch 24 - April 4th, 2018
Extend your tour to 12-Days by visiting the quaint area of Killarney! Learn more by visiting our extensions tab.
(per person, based on double occupancy)
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A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD.
- KILLARNEY & BELFAST EXTENSIONS
- Round-trip international airfare from the United States to Ireland.
- Private deluxe motor coach and driver/guide.
- Professional Craftours tour escort the entire time.
- First-class hotel accommodations throughout the expedition.
- Delicious Irish breakfast served daily and some dinners.
- A drive through the famous "Burren" area on the West Coast of Ireland.
- A visit to the Galway Cathedral to see the magnificent Connemara Marble.
- An optional painting & fabric designing workshop in the Connemara Region.
- Four Arts & Crafts Workshops with Master Irish instructors, class kits included!
- A presentation in Irish Lace Making.
- Panoramic city tours of Galway and Dublin.
- A special welcome dinner with Irish entertainment.
- Optional Irish Scone making cookery lesson.
- Sightseeing to the famous Cliffs of Moher.
- Tour the famous Connemara Region and see an Irish bog and the famous bridge from the movie "The Quiet Man."
- Shopping on the famous Grafton Street in Dublin.
- A visit to the family owned Avoca weaving facility.
- A full day optional photography and mixed media workshop with a master artisan.
- A train ride across Ireland taking in the beautiful Irish countryside.
- A visit to see the extraordinary Kylemore Abbey.
- Shopping in the seaside craft village of Spiddal.
- An Irish crystal carving demonstration by a master artist.
- A presentation and shopping at the Joyce family owned Connemara Marble facility.
- Visit to the famous Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
- An optional felting workshop with a master felt artist.
- A special evening of Crafting a TV show with Jim West and showing of Destination Craft with Jim West - "Ireland episode."
- All taxes are included in this package and insurance highly recommended.
- A Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and commemorative gifts.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Act of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.
The Cliffs of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They rise 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres to the north. The tower is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien. From the cliffs and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. The cliffs rank are amongst the top visited tourist sites in Ireland, and receive almost one million visitors a year.
Bunratty Castle is a large 15th century tower house in County Clare, Ireland. It is located in the centre of Bunratty village, between Limerick and Ennis, near Shannon Town and its airport. The castle and the adjoining folk park are run by Shannon Heritage as tourist attractions.
The present castle, was built by the MacNamara family after around 1425. Its builder may have been one Maccon Sioda MacNamara, chieftain of Clann Cuilein (i.e. the MacNamaras). He died before the castle was completed which happened under his son Sean Finn (died in 1467). At around 1500, Bunratty Castle came into the hands of the O'Briens (or O'Brians), the most powerful clan in Munster and later Earls of Thomond. They expanded the site and eventually made it their chief seat, moving it there from Ennis.
Celtic Crystal was founded in 1972. This family-run business has been pioneering the incorporation of Celtic Designs and Gaelic Motifs into its ornate Irish Crystal and it is proud to claim leadership in this field.
Today, this tradition is continued by our talented and creative yound Irish crafts people; reproducing the culture and history of Ireland by crafting the unique and intricate designs that are synonymous with Ireland's Celtic heritage on our exquisite crystal pieces.
Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. The current Mother Abbess of the Benedictine Community is Mary Margaret Funk.
Stephen Walsh and his family will welcome you to Connemara marble. His family have worked the beautiful, green Connemara marble for three generations and take great pride in the Irish jewelry and Irish gifts that they produce.
Connemara marble is over 900 Million years old and is unique to Ireland. They own and operate the oldest marble quarry, which was first opened in the 19th Century, and visited in 1903 by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra during the Royal tour of Connemara.
The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, commonly known as Galway Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Galway, Ireland, and is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city.
The Mill is a clothing manufacturing, retail and food business in Ireland. Started in Avoca, County Wicklow, it is the oldest working woollen mill in Ireland and one of the world's oldest manufacturing companies. It is also Ireland's oldest surviving business.
The climate of Ireland can be summed up as being mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. It is defined as a temperate oceanic climate, or Cfb on the Köppen climate classification system, a classification it shares with most of northwest Europe. The country receives generally warm summers and mild winters. It is considerably warmer than other areas on its latitude, because it lies in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, and as a result is warmed by the North Atlantic Current all year. For current weather go to weather.com or click here.
The currency in Ireland is the Euro (EUR).
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BELFAST PACKAGE INCLUDES:
March 24 - April 3rd, 2018
Our 11-Day Tour Includes all the amazing destinations above along with a day trip to Belfast, where you will have an opportunity to explore the Titanic Museum and shopping in the city.
Titanic Belfast is a visitor attraction and a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city's Titanic Quarter. It tells the stories of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, and her sister ships RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic. The building contains more than 12,000 square metres of floor space, most of which is occupied by a series of galleries, plus private function rooms and community facilities.
KILLARNEY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
March 24 - April 4th, 2018
Our 12-Day Tour includes everything in the 9-Day Tour along with spending time in Kilarney, a visit to the quaint port town of Dingle and a day tour to the historic town of Kinsale.
The Dingle Peninsula is the northernmost of the major peninsulae in County Kerry. It ends beyond the town of Dingle at Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland and arguably Europe.
The Dingle Peninsula is named after the town of Dingle. The peninsula is also commonly called Corca Dhuibhne even when those referring to it are speaking in English. Corca Dhuibhne, which means "seed or tribe of Duibhne", takes its name from the túath of Corco Dhuibhne who occupied the peninsula in the Middle Ages and who also held a number of territories in the south and east of County Kerry.
Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland.
Visitors to Kinsale are captivated by its beautiful setting; its long waterfront, yacht-filled harbour, narrow winding streets and brightly painted galleries, shops and houses. The impressive fortifications of Charles Fort and James Fort guard the narrow entrance from the sea - giving clues to its rich history. Kinsale has also been hailed as "The Gourmet Capital of Ireland", with no shortage of cafés, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST IRELAND TOURS:
As with any major undertaking such as planning and executing a trip of this magnitude "hiccups" do happen. I was so impressed with the staff of Sew Many Places. When problems arose there was always one and often more to the "rescue" to make things right.
I have recommended Sew Many Places to all my guild friends and would love the opportunity to take more (and more) trips!"
The entire trip was very well organized. We had a delightful bus driver, interesting tours and the time to do some wandering on our own. The four of us had a wonderful time and made new friends. I wouldn’t hesitate to travel with them again."
The countryside was picturesque & breath taking. The quilts were beautiful & inspirational. Thanks for a wonderful time."
Bonnie Kipp, West Palm Beach, FL - "It was a fantastic trip. Very well done ! Everyone was so friendly and everything seemed to be very well planned."