MICHAEL's TENOR TOUR OF IRELAND
JUNE 3-10, 2019
Your tour includes: Airport transfers in Ireland ●Transport by luxury motor coach with a professional driver/guide ●Superior hotel accommodation for 7 nights ●5 Dinners & 8 Breakfasts including breakfast upon arrival ●Day Trip to The Great Blasket Island ●Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney ●Walking Tour of Kinsale ●Traditional Irish Show & Dinner ●Visits to Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, Dingle Peninsula, Blasket Center, Killarney National Park, Blarney Castle, 9/11 Garden of Remembrance, The House of Waterford Crystal, Kilkenny Castle, Smithwicks Brewery & more. Hotel porterage, all service charges, and all local and government taxes. Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and strap. No Hidden Extras!
V.I.P. ticket to Michael’s performance at the National Opera House of Ireland,
and an invitation to the after-party! This show will be recorded for a television special.
Sun, June 2 - DEPART FOR IRELAND
Depart your hometown, on an overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland.
Mon, June 3 - DUBLIN ARRIVAL & NATIONAL STUD
Land at Dublin Airport, where Michael will be waiting to greet you, and welcome you to Ireland. Whether it is your first trip of your umpteenth, it’s always thrilling when everyone arrives! Our driver, Austin, will take us for breakfast, before driving us into County Kildare to the visit The Irish National Stud. There you will learn the history and current trends of horse-breeding in Ireland, and you will see some magnificent horses and foals. A walk around the spectacular Japanese Gardens, an artistic representation of the "Life of Man" from cradle to grave, will inspire and rejuvenate you. Afterwards, we’ll set off for Killarney and our first overnight stay. We’ll have a wonderful welcome dinner in our hotel tonight, as everyone gets to know each other!
Tue, June 4 - DINGLE PENINSULA & BLASKET ISLANDS
Today, we set off on one of my favorite scenic parts of Ireland, The Dingle Peninsula, which was once described by the National Geographic Traveler as “the most beautiful place on earth.”south shore of the peninsula is stunning with its heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, stunning green landscapes and rocky headlands.’ll visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin, to learn about fascinating history of the Blasket Islands, inhabited until 1953 by hardy families who eked out a living by farming and fishing. Then we’ll take a short boat trip to the Great Blasket Island, where you will feel like you stepped back in time. Truly magical. On our way back to Killarney, we’ll stop in the village of Inch for dinner at Foley's Bar and Restaurant.
Wed, June 5 - JAUNTING CAR & KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK
We’ll begin our day with a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the grounds of the Killarney National Park. Austin will meet us there, where we’ll board the coach and head for Cork, stopping off at Blarney Castle and then heading on to the charming town of Kinsale in County Cork. Upon arrival, a local guide will take us on a brief and interesting walking tour. Kinsale has long been a favorite of artists, with its steep, narrow streets, quirky shopfronts and many fine Georgian houses. We’ll dine in our hotel tonight and perhaps take a walk by the seafront after dinner and before a nightcap!
Thur, June 6 - KINSALE
This morning we’ll pay a visit to a very special place – Kinsale’s Garden of Remembrance which honors the many New York firemen who lost their lives during 9/11. The rest of the day is free for you to explore and enjoy this lovely part of Ireland. For dinner, you can try one of the many award-winning pubs and restaurants, which give Kinsale it’s title as Gourmet Capital of Ireland.Michael will leave you to enjoy a night in Kinsale while he prepares for the big show, the next day.
Fri, June 7 WATERFORD CRYSTAL & NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE
On our journey eastwards, we’ll add a little sparkle to our day with a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. While here, learn about glass blowing, cutting and see one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Then we’ll continue to my hometown of Wexford and prepare for what promises to be a unique and memorial event. This is the part where it gets really special. Everyone travelling with Michael gets a VIP ticket to see his performance at the National Opera House of Ireland This show will be recorded for a television special. After the show come as guests of Michael to the after-party.
Sat, June 8 - KILKENNY & SMITHWICKS BREWERY
Today, visit Kilkenny Castle, home of the Butlers, Earls and Dukes of Ormonde. The castle estate boasts both formal and informal gardens, which overlooks the River Nore. Then tour Smithwick's Brewery to uncover the history of Smithwick's ale in Kilkenny, a city steeped in brewing tradition. And of course, we’ll have a sample of this fine Irish beer. Then it’s back to Wexford for a gorgeous dinner at the Talbot Hotel where you will meet Michael’s parents and some friends. We might even pop across the road to one of Michael’s favorite pubs.
Sun, June 9 - DUBLIN
Leaving Wexford, we travel through Arklow and Bray to Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. Once you have checked into your hotel, the afternoon is at leisure for you to ramble and explore and shop. Our hotel is located near Trinity College, which houses the famous Book of Kells.
Tonight, we head to Belvedere Hotel, for a three course meal, followed by a live show featuring some of Ireland’s best performers of music and dance. A perfect end to a perfect week!
Mon, June 10 - RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES
All too soon, our time together will come to an end. Transfer to Dublin Airport in plenty of time to check in for your flight, claim your VAT tax refund, and do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores.
Scotts Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
Actons Hotel, Kinsale (2 nights)
Talbot Hotel, Wexford(2 nights)
Trinity City Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
TOTAL COST $2485 (including all breakfasts, 5 dinner, VIP tix to Michael's show at National Opera House, excluding air, single supplements apply)
Join Michael for his 2019 tour of Ireland. This tour has Irish music, magic and memories of a once in a lifetime, with stays in some of Ireland’s gorgeous hotels. majestic scenery, strolls in country gardens, castle tours, and a virtuoso performance by Michael and friends at the National Opera House of Ireland with VIP seats and a cool after party.
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Internationally renowned singer, Emmy® nominee and Irish cultural ambassador, Michael Londra has arranged another outstanding tour of Ireland, incorporating some of his favorite places, top-class visits, and a very special musical treat for his friends and fans.
This remarkable journey is sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime!