Day 1: DUBLIN
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Accommodation. Overnight.
Day 2: DUBLIN – GAY TOUR
Buffet Breakfast and enjoy the attractions of this vibrant town. This morning be ready for a LGBT Tour of Dublin, exploring gay history from the medieval period right up to modern day. Follow the steps of Oscar Wilde from his childhood home to his statue in Merrion Sq. you’lllearn about his early days in Dublin, his works, life in London’s social scene, imprisonment and death. Continue to Irish Parliament Building - Leinster House. Here we’ll talk about the laws addressing homosexuality, from the law tracts of early medieval Ireland, to 20th Century Ireland. Discover more about the General Post Office’s Rising, Irish fight for Independence and Sir Roger Casement, one of the key figures in Ireland's independence movement, human rights advocate who authored the first report detailing atrocities committed in King Leopold's Congo Free State, and was executed in London for his participation in the Easter Rising (rumours and contested evidence of his homosexuality likely played a deciding role in his death sentence). Afterwards have an overview of the Irish LGBT modern history, a country which became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular referendum. During the tour you will admire all the historical sites of Temple Bar, Dublin Castle and more. The walking tour shows off the usual Dublin stops, with the added layer of queer history. From monks to revolutionaries, Dublin will not look the same afterwards. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon continue on your own to other special attractions of this cosmopolitan capital. Don’t miss Trinity College, the most famous university in Ireland founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st of England and the scholarly home to many classical and contemporary Irish writers. Here you will see the world-famous Book of Kells, an early Christian illuminated manuscript, handwritten and beautifully decorated by Irish monks. The magnificent old library hall “The Long Room” will also impress you. Make sure you don’t miss the world-famous Guinness Brewery. The Guinness Storehouse offers a unique experience where you will discover what goes into making a pint of Guinness. Glass walled lifts whisk you from floor to floor, through a fascinating exhibition that uses words, music, images, sounds and smells to bring to life the rich splendor of the Guinness story. Finish with a pint in the breathtaking view of the Gravity Bar, the highest bar in Dublin, which gives a 360-degree view across Dublin and its surroundings. Dinner on your own and overnight in Dublin.
* Rainbow Tips: Live the vibrant atmosphere of the Temple Bar, which has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow-cobbled streets. The area comes alive after dark, with many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to choose.
Day 3: DUBLIN – BELFAST
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Belfast with your LGBT friendly driver. After arrival, accommodation and free time for lunch on your own. Then enjoy a walking tour of all the highlights of this vibrant city including the famous shipyard of Harland & Wolff where the “Titanic” was built, the historic Queen’s University, The Linen Hall Library and Belfast Castle. See the new developments along the Lagan River with the Waterfront Hall and the impressing Odyssey Complex. You will also see Belfast’s famous City Hall, home of the Belfast County Council and a fine example of Classical Renaissance style of Portland stone with a most ornate dome, a grand staircase, an oak furnished Council Chamber. Don’t miss to have a drink in the famous Crown Liquor Salon the most perfectly preserved Victorian pub interior in the province and a landmark in this city. The pub is also the only pub owned by the National Trust. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Belfast.
* Rainbow Tips: Live the vibrant LGBT Athmosphere in Union Street Bar, Maverick Bar and Boombox Bar, and dance the night away in Kremlin and Taboo Clubs.
Day 4: BELFAST
Buffet Breakfast and free day in Belfast. Explore on your own this exciting city and enjoy the Titanic Museum (entrance fee included). Titanic Belfast, located at the heart of Titanic Quarter - only a short walk from Belfast’s city centre, is not only an architectural triumph for the city, but it houses the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. The self-guided Titanic Experience extends over nine interpretive and interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon don’t miss the opportunity to take a tour to see the political murals for which the city is known. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Belfast.
Day 5: BELFAST – KILKENNY
Buffet Breakfast and departure to the medieval city of Kilkenny. Explore the Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands which was the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. Due to major restoration works, the central block now includes a library, drawing room, and bedrooms decorated in 1830s splendour as well as the beautiful Long Gallery. The old Castle kitchen operates as a tea room during the summer. A suite of former servants rooms is the Butler Art Gallery, which mounts frequently changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Lunch on your own. Afterwards also visit the Kilkenny Design Centre and see some of the artisanal crafts for which this town is known. Dinner on your own and overnight in Kilkenny.
Day 6: KILKENNY – CORK
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Cork. Enjoy this delightful vibrant city. See famous sights like St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, St. Anne’s Shandon, Cork City Gaol, English Market, Grand Parade, Custom House and the City Hall. Lunch on your own. Afterwards enjoy some free time in Cork City where you shouldn’t miss the old English Market, a covered market for fish, fruit, meat and vegetable. The origins of the market can be traced back to James 1st in 1610. The present building dates from 1786. Dinner on your own and overnight in Cork.
Day 7: CORK – CLIFFS OF MOHER – GALWAY
Buffet Breakfast and departure to famous Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most spectacular sights. Standing 230 metres above the Atlantic Ocean at their highest point and stretching for 8km along the rugged coastline, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara. A walk along the cliffs is not to be missed. You will then travel through the magnificent landscape of the Burren. This fascinating lunar like landscape is an area of sedimentary limestone and shell. The unusual geological formation has produced an astonishing botanic variety harbouring some 2000 species of rare plants and flowers, some unique to the Burren. Continue to Galway a medieval city, which is a whirlwind of activity with pubs and restaurants, arts, crafts and culture, full to bursting with things to do and people to meet. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in Galway.
Day 8: GALWAY – DUBLIN
Buffet Breakfast and be ready to explore Galway with our LGBT walking tour. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon travel back to Dublin. On the way visit Kilbeggan Distillery situated in the heart of Ireland. This old distillery, which had closed in 1954, is now once again distilling and maturing whiskey and is open to visitors all year round. It is the oldest continually licensed distillery in Ireland and has enjoyed the good times, but also the tough times for Irish whiskey, over its 250 year history. Enjoy a guided tour and see the many artefacts of the distillery are the 19th century water wheel, still in use, and the steam engine, which is still fired up on special occasions. The tour ends with a complimentary sample of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey. Arrival in Dublin. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 9: DUBLIN
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the Dublin airport.
- Accommodation in LGBT selected Hotels
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Dublin Airport to Dublin Hotel
- Private Transfer by Private Car or Minivan for the itinerary: Dublin - Belfast - Kilkenny - Cork - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Dublin
- Private Transfer from Dublin Hotel to Dublin Airport
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Dublin (3h)
- Entrance Fee - St Patrick’s Cathedral
- Entrance Fee - Trinity College
- Entrance Fee - Guinness Storehouse
- Public Transportation Ticket 24 h – Dublin
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Belfast (3h)
- Entrance Fee – Titanic Museum Experience
- Entrance Fee – Kilkenny Castle
- Entrance Fee – Cliffs of Moher
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Galway (2h30)
- Entrance Fee & Tour (1 Hour) – Kilbeggan Distillery
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Dublin Hotel to Dublin Airport
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
LGBT Hotel CollectionACCOMMODATION:
3 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Dublin – Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin (or similar)
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Belfast – Holiday Inn Express Belfast City (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Kilkenny – Kilford Arms Hotel (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Cork – Blarney Woolen Mills Hotel (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Galway – Connacht Galway Hotel (or similar)
- Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin 3* or similar
Address:8 Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 REK7, Irlanda
Tel. +353 1 454 0000
- Holiday Inn Express Belfast City - Queen's Quarter 3* or similar
Address: 106A University St, Belfast BT7 1HP, Regno Unito
Tel. +44 28 9031 1909
- Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny 3* or similar
Address: John Street, Gardens, Kilkenny, Irlanda
Tel. +353 56 776 1018
- Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel Cork 3* or similar
Address: Shean Lower, Cork, Irlanda
Tel. +353 21 438 5011
- The Connacht Hotel 3* or similar
Address: Old Dublin Rd, Galway, H91 K5DD, Irlanda
Tel. +353 91 381 200
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||12 guests||10 guests||8 guests|
|Low Season||€ 800||€ 1000||€ 1100|
|Mid Season||€ 900||€ 1100||€ 1200|
|High Season||€ 1000||€ 1200||€ 1300|
|Single supplement: € 370|
|Dates||6 guests||4 guests||2 guests|
|Low Season||€ 1300||€ 1600||€ 2600|
|Mid Season||€ 1400||€ 1700||€ 2700|
|High Season||€ 1500||€ 1800||€ 2800|
|Single supplement: € 370|
Rates are Commissionable
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.
Low Season: Jan – Feb – Mar – Nov - Dec
Mid Season: Apr – May – Jun – Sep – Oct
High Season: Jun – Jul – Aug
Largo Cesare Battisti, 28
39044 Egna (BZ) - ITALY
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