Thursday, June 10, 2010

Washington Women's Chorus Performance Tour 2010 - Itinerary



Day 1, Sunday, June 20:

Departure to Ireland
Departure from the US with the group or on your own; please make sure you arrive at the airport at least two hours in advance for check-in. Group flight: 2:30 pm to Boston, 7.15 pm from Boston to Shannon.

Day 2, Monday, June 21:
Arrival in Shannon
Meet your Tour Manager Eammon Broderick and driver at the airport after clearing immigrations and customs. Take the scenic route to Galway, stopping on route for tea & scones. Check-in to the Carlton Hotel, then relax, explore the town and enjoy some free time. The first day ends with a welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Day 3, Tuesday, June 22:
Kylemore Abbey & Galway Concert
Start Connemara Loop with Spidea, Maam Valley, Kilerry fjord, Leenane; then stop at Kylemore Abbey and Gardens for a visit and lunchtime concert at the Gothic Church. After some time at leisure: Evening exchange concert with the Galway Gospel Choir (7:30 pm at the Franciscan Abbey) followed by a chance to mingle and grab a couple of pints at the local pubs.

Day 4, Wednesday, June 23:
Cliffs of Moher to Killarney
Another day full of breathtaking scenery awaits you today as you travel via Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher and then continue via Adare and Ennis to Killarney. Free time to talk a walk or horse-drawn carriage ride through Muckross Garden prior to your evening concert at Killarney's famous Danny Mann Pub at 7 pm.

Day 5, Thursday, June 24:
Ring of Kerry & Concert at St. Mary’s
View of the Killarney National Park, "The Ring of Kerry", Brendan Ferris sheepdog herding demo and the towns of Glenbeigh, Carhiciveen, Waterville, Scarrit Inn, Carroll's Cove, Gap of Dunloe. Return to Killarney for a concert at St. Mary's Church at 8 pm.

Day 6, Friday, June 25:

Blarney Castle & Cork
Visit this must see tourist attraction and then take in lovely Cork with its many shops and restaurants. Overnight stays in Cork at The Imperial Hotel.

Day 7, Saturday, June 26:
Cork in-depth & St. Augustine’s Church performance
Full day at leisure for optional sightseeing and shopping with the bus and Tour Manager at WWC’s disposal. Then get ready for your evening concert at St Augustine's Church at 8 pm.

Day 8, Sunday, June 27:
From Cork to Dublin
Depart Dublin in the morning and see some of the city's highlights on an orientation tour. Check-in to you Incantato Tour hotel and home away from home: Jury’s Inn Christchurch. Then enjoy an evening at leisure in the Irish capital.

Day 9, Monday, June 28:
Dublin in-depth & Lunchtime Concert
Explore the city on a guided tour from 9 am to 4.30 pm, with a stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral for a lunchtime concert. Spend the evening at Merry Ploughboys Pub and enjoy a traditional dinner with Irish music.

Day 10, Tuesday, June 29:

Dublin at leisure & Finale Highlight Concert
Optional Distillery or Guiness Brewery Tour on your day at leisure. Then prepare for your finale highlight concert at St. Bartholomew’s Church at 7:30 pm.

Day 11, Wednesday, June 30:
Departure to the US or Extension
Return flight via Boston to DCA, 10:40 am departure to Boston, 7 pm departure to Washington

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