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Irish Odyssey - Luxury Gay Tour to Ireland

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Irish Odyssey
Luxury Gay Tour to Ireland

Dublin, Glendalough, Kilkenny, Cork, Glengarrif, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Gap of Dunloe, Shannon, Dromoland Castle, Killarney, Mohr, Donegal, Derry, Belfast, and more!

12 Days from/to Dublin, Ireland

September 1 – 12, 2019

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Dublin gay tour12-day Irish Odyssey gay group tour including Belfast. Enchanting Ireland resonates with a rich history, proud people and breathtaking landscapes. As we tour Ireland, magical settings unfold that will never be forgotten. Ribbons of mist glide gracefully past small villages, over forests, moors and countryside. Medieval castles stand regally along the fertile banks of deep blue lakes.

Sophisticated Dublin teems with vibrant energy and modern neighborhoods blend with historic buildings and majestic cathedrals. All around are hidden delights waiting to be experienced, captivating us with their beauty and charm. This Brand g tour is designed to make the most of Ireland.

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This 12-day gay group tour of Ireland is a journey of discovery, highlighting not only the many renowned sights, but going off the beaten track as well – with adventures that take you from Dublin to parts of Ireland’s Ancient East, over to the the Wild Atlantic Way and up to the North West coast to Belfast, and back to Dublin.

Walk on the historic Walls of Derry, and enjoy a pint of Guinness in the Storehouse visitor center. Enjoy two overnights at the historic 5-star luxury Dromoland Castle. Other highlights include touring the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Garnish Island, Gap of Dunloe and a Black Taxi tour of Belfast.


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Irish Odyssey Gay Tour Vacation Includes

• Exclusive Insider Experiences as detailed in the day-by-day itinerary

• Hand-selected, 4 and 5-star accommodations with check-in and porterage handled for you

• 11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 9 Dinners

• Travel by spacious, luxury air-conditioned coach with panoramic windows, reclining seats and restroom onboard

• Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels

• The services of Local Travel Director and Brand g Escort


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Irish Odyssey Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Sunday, September 1, 2019
Arrive in Dublin, Ireland
Dublin gay tour - Guinness StorehouseWelcome to Dublin! You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Dylan Hotel.

Our adventure begins with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. There, you’ll learn how the famous brew is made and discover the secrets of Guinness, as well as sample it! The Guinness Storehouse is the visitor center of the Guinness Brewery, a warehouse of the original brewery (founded in 1759) that has been transformed into a hi-tech visitor center covering 6 floors. Containing 3 bars, the visit culminates with a pint of the ‘black stuff’ in the Gravity Bar on the 6th floor (Dublin’s highest pub), where you can also enjoy 360-degree views over the city. Try your hand at pint-pulling while enjoying a lunch at this spectacular venue.

Continue with an afternoon walking tour of the city. Experience the 2,000-year-old capital city by exploring some of its beautiful architecture, ancient city walls, and backstreets alive with history, heritage and culture with a local expert.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Dylan Hotel, Dublin, 5*


Day 2 - Monday, September 2, 2019
Dublin / Glendalough
Ireland Gay Tour - GlendaloughThis morning, we head to the monastic ruins of Glendalough. Established by St. Kevin in the 6th Century, its ruined churches are scattered around two lakes. One of Europe’s finest examples of Round Tower architecture can be found here, as well as a Cathedral, stone churches and decorated crosses.

This afternoon, visit Ballyknocken Farm and Cookery School, home to celebrity chef Catherine (Byrne) Fulvio. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare your own lunch in a hands-on cookery class, using one key ingredient: Guinness.

Return to Dublin for a dinner together at Beef & Lobster restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Dylan Hotel, Dublin, 5*


Day 3 - Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Dublin / Kilkenny / Cork
Ireland gay tour - Kilkenny CastleAfter a hearty included breakfast at the hotel, we travel to the medieval city of Kilkenny. Kilkenny’s rich medieval heritage is evident in the city’s treasure trove of historical buildings and landmarks, exemplified by the magnificent Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny is arguably the pre-eminent medieval city in Ireland, with the current layout of the city clearly grounded in its medieval roots. However, the city’s origins predate the medieval landmarks existing today. Saint Canice founded a monastic settlement in Kilkenny in the sixth century; unfortunately, the sole remaining landmark from this settlement is the round tower positioned alongside the cathedral. Strongbow, the legendary Norman invader, built a fort in the twelfth century on the site where Kilkenny Castle stands today. Subsequent to this event, William Marshall (Strongbow’s son-in-law and Earl of Pembroke) oversaw the building and maintenance of fortified city walls, thus consolidating the Norman’s position of power in the city. However, it wasn’t until the seventeenth century that Kilkenny really entered its golden age. The parliament, known as the Confederation of Kilkenny was founded in 1641. One of the parliament’s main objectives was to unite resistance against English persecution of Irish Catholics. With the emergence of this parliament, Kilkenny entered a period of unparalleled success. Over time, however, the influence of the Confederation of Kilkenny diminished. Oliver Cromwell’s arrival in Kilkenny heralded the dissolution of the parliament, and the city never quite regained the prosperity it had previously been celebrated for.

Transfer to Cork, where you will enjoy the remainder of the day and evening at your leisure.

Overnight at the River Lee Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: The River Lee Hotel, Cork, 4*


Day 4 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Cork / Glengarrif / Killarney
Ireland gay tour - Garnish IslandToday’s touring includes Garnish Island, located in the sheltered harbor of Glengarriff, in Southwest Ireland. Garnish is world renowned for its beautiful gardens known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world.

Enjoy a traditional pub lunch en route to Kilarney. Enjoy three exclusive overnights at the Ross Hotel! Dinner tonight in the Cellar One restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: The Ross Hotel, Killarney, 4*


Day 5 - Thursday, September 5, 2019
Ring of Kerry
Ireland gay tour - Ring of KerryToday, enjoy a full-day Ring of Kerry Tour. Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as “The Ring of Kerry.” It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all of Ireland.

Perhaps choose an optional excursion to meet a local specialist for a half day of hiking. Enjoy a beautiful walk out of Killarney to follow an old “Butter Road” and climb Torc Mountain and soak in the incredible views.

Return to Killarney, with evening and dinner is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: The Ross Hotel, Killarney, 4*


Day 6 - Friday, September 6, 2019
Gap of Dunloe
Ireland gay tour - Gap of DunloeThe Gap of Dunloe is a narrow pass between Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and the Purple Mountains near Killarney. It begins at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and ends with a descent into The Black Valley, a distance of approximately 11 km (7 miles). As one travels through the Gap from Kate Kearney’s, five small lakes are passed: Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough; in turn, these lakes are connected by the River Loe from which the gap gets its name. Between the first two lakes is an old arch bridge called the “Wishing Bridge”, so named because it is said that wishes made while upon it are destined to come true.

Ireland gay tour - Jarvey's Rest PubThis is more of an adventure than a tour. It includes a bus ride to Kate Kearney’s Cottage, then a journey of 7 miles (11.2 km) by jaunting car through the famous gap – a glaciated valley – to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where a barbecue lunch will be prepared for us.

Tonight, enjoy dinner and entertainment in Jarvey’s Rest, an award-winning Irish Pub and the perfect venue for a genuine pub experience, with gastro pub style food, a choice of Irish drinks and live entertainment. This famous Irish pub still contains original wooden floors, stonewalls, beamed ceilings and open fires.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: The Ross Hotel, Killarney, 4*


Day 7 - Saturday, September 7, 2019
Shannon / Dromoland Castle
Ireland gay tour - Dromoland CastleAfter breakfast at the hotel, we travel toward Shannon with a stop in Adare Village for a traditional Irish lunch.

After lunch we head to historic 5-star luxury Dromoland Castle, where we will stay the next two nights. When you arrive to Dromoland Castle there is a very special treat in store for you. Waiting at the gates will be our horse and hounds. As the coach pulls in to the gates of the Castle, the horse and hounds will ride along side you. This is without a doubt one of the most impressive ways to arrive at any venue. This afternoon, take in one of the many daily activities offered on the grounds.

Dinner tonight onsite at The Golf Club House.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Dromoland Castle Hotel, County Clare, 5*


Day 8 - Sunday, September 8, 2019
Killarney / Cliffs of Mohr
Ireland gay tour - Cliffs of MohrToday we start with a visit to Bunratty Folk Park, a recreated 19th century village complete with houses (from a small laborer’s cottage to a grand manor house), shops, a pub and a school.

Following our visit to Bunratty, enjoy an included lunch at Vaughan’s in Liscannor.

After lunch, we visit the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, which are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. With a magical vista that captures the hearts of one million visitors every year, the Cliffs are a Signature Discovery Point in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. They stretch for 8km (5 miles), as the crow flies, along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland, and reach 214m (702 feet) at their highest point at Knockardakin just north of O’Brien’s Tower. Here, you can have a world-class, one-in-a-million visitor experience.

Ireland gay tour - BurrenNext, the Burren is an area of karst landscape in County Clare. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. This is an extremely appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed limestone. However, it has been referred to in the past as “Fertile rock” due to the mixture of nutrient rich herb and floral species.

Tonight, dine at the internationally renowned Earl of Thomond Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Dromoland Castle Hotel, County Clare, 5*


Day 9 - Monday, September 9, 2019
Westport House / Donegal
Ireland gay tour - Westport HouseThis morning includes a stop at Westport House, undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best loved heritage attractions – and is rightly called the most beautiful house in Ireland. With over 30 rooms on show, immerse yourself in life as far back as the 16th century when Grace O’Malley the Pirate Queen of Connacht ruled the land and seas around the estate. Built upon the foundations of one of her many castles which can still be toured in the dungeons today. The original Westport House was built in 1650 by Colonel John Browne and his wife Maud Burke, Grace O’Malley’s great-great-granddaughter.

Following the Wesport House, we will stop for lunch in town before arriving in Donegal and checking in at Harvey’s Point. Dinner is included tonight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal, 4*


Day 10 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Derry Walls / Belfast
Ireland gay tour - Carrick-a-Rede Rope BridgeOur first stop today is at the walled city of Derry. A walk around the walls in Derry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene. This is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. The Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by the Irish Society as defenses for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland.

Our next stop is at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which is suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, and was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago. Today it is a popular attraction for thrill-seekers and birdwatchers. If you are bold enough to cross the 65 ft (20 m) bridge, stretching from the mainland to ‘Rocky Island’, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Rathlin Island, Scotland and the Causeway Coast. Get a bird’s eye view of the clear, green water flowing around the ancient caves and caverns far below – if you dare to look down.

Ireland gay tour - Giant's CausewayNext, we explore the unique Giant’s Causeway. Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean on one side and a landscape of dramatic cliffs on the other, for centuries the Giant’s Causeway has inspired artists, stirred scientific debate and captured the imagination of all who see it. Experience the famous basalt columns with our knowledgeable guide. Climb the Shepherd’s Steps and take a hike along the cliff-top trail for bird’s eye views of the causeway coastline – famed worldwide for its beauty.

Tonight, we enjoy dinner together at Deanes Meat Locker, before settling into the 5-star Merchant Hotel for a relaxing night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: The Merchant Hotel, Belfast, 5*


Day 11 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Belfast / Dublin
Belfast gay tourThis morning, enjoy a Black Taxi Tour of the city, including Shankill and Falls Road, and learn of how things were during “The Troubles”. See the wall murals that are known all over the world. Every mural tells a story, which will be explained in great detail.

Then, we will take you to the famous peace wall that separates the Protestant and Catholic communities, where you’ll get a chance to sign your name on the wall. After morning touring, we stop for lunch e route to Dublin at Tankardstown House.

This afternoon, we head to the Neolithic ruins of Newgrange, constructed over 5,000 years ago, making it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Return to Dublin for check-in at the Morgan Hotel, before dinner tonight at Peploes restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: The Morgan Hotel, Dublin, 4*


Day 12 - Thursday, September 12, 2019
Dublin / Home
They say all good things come to an end, and this morning your wonderful Ireland experience concludes. After another delicious breakfast, you will be taken to Dublin Airport for your onward journey, or return home. As you wait for your flight, sit back and relive the magical memories of your trip to the Emerald Isle.

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Tour Hotels

Dylan Hotel, Dublin

Dylan Hotel, DublinOn an exclusive Victorian street, the Dylan Hotel is nestled in the heart of Dublin city center’s most sophisticated quarter. This 5 star boutique city center hotel is located 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s Green, the Aviva Stadium and the RDS and is in the epicenter of Dublin’s happening cultural scene.

The hotel is a destination for the endless array of Dublin City fashion, leisure and business. The luxury boutique hotel is steps away from the chicest Dublin restaurants, shopping and night life and houses the award winning Dylan Restaurant.

Dylan Dublin HotelStunning, chic decor and spacious rooms with Italian marble bathrooms are offered at this 5-star boutique hotel. With Bose iPod docking stations loaded with historic Dublin walking tours, and luxurious beds and linen, each beautiful room provides a plasma-screen TV. Guests can enjoy an in-room movie menu, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary mineral water.

The Dylan restaurant serves gourmet Bistro-style cuisine using the finest of Irish ingredients. The Dylan Bar overlooks the restaurant and has a fine selection of cocktails, wines and an outside terrace area. Room service is also available.


The River Lee Hotel, Cork

The River Lee Hotel, CorkSet on a picturesque bend in the river, just a short walk from Cork city center, The River Lee hotel occupies a unique position in this charming historic city. The River Lee hotel is one of Cork’s leading business and social destinations. All aspects of Cork local life are played out here, from business events and family celebrations, to casual get-togethers in the hotel’s highly popular Weir Rooms including the Weir Room Restaurant, Bar and Terrace on the Weir; a key location in Cork’s growing food scene.

Resident guests also have complimentary access to the hotel’s in-house health and fitness club with a 20m swimming pool and spa.

The River Lee Hotel roomThe spacious rooms at the River Lee Hotel have floor-to-ceiling windows and are decorated in fresh light colours and modern fabrics. They feature a flat-screen satellite TV, free internet access and bathrooms with a power shower and under-floor heating.

The stylish Weir Bistro overlooks the river and has an international menu. The Weir bar offers light snacks, fresh coffees and has an outdoor terrace.


The Ross Hotel, Killarney

The Ross Hotel, KillarneyThe Ross Hotel is an exciting new addition to Killarney town perfectly situated in the magnificent south west of Ireland. A seamless fusion of luxury and cool, The Ross provides the services and amenities of a boutique hotel within a stylish and chic environment.

Being right in the heart of Killarney town, we are close to nature and the multitude of Killarney tourist activities that you can indulge in, all at your own pace. Trip Advisor has recently named Killarney as the #1 Destination in Ireland, so it's no idle boast when we say that Killarney has it and it’s right on your doorstep.

The Ross Hotel roomOne of the most modern, luxurious and historic hotels in Killarney is home to twenty-nine stunningly stylish and comforting Rooms and Suites. For delicious and fulfilling bites to eat dine in the renowned Cellar One Restaurant and the Lane Cafe Bar, where you can idle the time away sipping the best of Killarney cocktails, chilling to the latest sounds on Spotify and savoring the finest of local produce prepared by our head chef Ian McMonagle.


Dromoland Castle Hotel, County Clare

Dromoland Castle Hotel, County ClareSavour your first glimpse of this majestic castle and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates. This was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond and whose lineage goes back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, the only High King of Ireland.

Under glittering Dromoland Castle antique chandeliers descend grand staircases and meander through elegant hallways and beautifully furnished rooms. Luxuriate in plush, sink-in sofas in front of large, ornate fireplaces with blazing log fires. Relax as our unsurpassed, experienced and friendly staff takes special care of you. The Earl of Thomond’s Restaurant offers you a heavenly dining experience you’ll remember forever. And cocktails in Dromoland’s Library Bar are sublime, so go on treat yourself.

Dromoland Castle Hotel roomAppreciate the natural beauty as you stroll through the peaceful Dromoland Estate (with more than 400 acres to explore). Feed the ducks or take a boat out on the lovely lake. Why not try an archery class or enjoy our falconry experience? Or what about a round of golf or a relaxing spa date?

Dromoland Castle is also within easy reach of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and all the delights that County Clare and County Limerick have to offer. Conveniently close to Shannon International Airport, Dromoland Castle is the perfect place for your perfectly idyllic vacation.


Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

Harvey’s Point Hotel, DonegalHarvey’s Point hotel offers lakeside tranquility and natural beauty combined with calm seclusion and the finest in cooking and accommodation — all this in a modern, gleaming family-owned property.

This luxury hotel has a magical location amid the Bluestack Mountains, on the edge of Lough Eske. It is 6 km from Donegal town and offers gourmet food and a romantic atmosphere.

Harvey’s Point Hotel roomEach bedroom is elegant and private, and has a large Italian marble bathroom. Rooms also have a TV and facilities for making tea and coffee.

Harvey's Point restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes and provides relaxed, elegant dining. Food is made using locally sourced ingredients. It is ideal for fishing, horse riding, golf and hill walking.


The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

The Merchant Hotel, BelfastThe AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city center’s historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities.

The Grade A listed building was built in the 1850s. The formidable structure makes it one of the most historical hotels in Belfast. The building was purpose built as the headquarters of the Ulster bank and designed to appear elegant, substantial and prosperous, traits that still stand clear today.

The Merchant Hotel roomThis striking Belfast Hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar. The Merchant Hotel Belfast is located a short distance from a host of Belfast Attractions including Victoria Square shopping center, the Ulster Museum, the Titanic Quarter and The Waterfront Hall.

All of the elegantly appointed rooms are decorated with original artwork. They each have black-out blinds, a flat-screen TV, and spacious en suite marble bathrooms.


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Trip Notes

Suggested Attire
Attire is casual and comfortable during the day, with sturdy footwear for excursions. Evening wear consists of open-neck shirts, slacks, skirts or similar attire. Fleece jackets or sweaters are advisable for cool evenings. Jackets and ties are required attire for gentlemen at Ashford Castle past 7pm. Other items to consider: shorts, swimsuit, hat, sunglasses and rain jacket.

The Euro (€) is the official currency of the Republic of Ireland. In Northern Ireland (U.K.), the British Sterling Pound (Ł) is the official currency. U.S. dollars are not accepted.


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Dietary Requirements
We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary requests. Please inform our office at least 60 days prior to departure of these requests.

The voltage in Ireland and the U.K. is 240 volt currency. To use any electrical product from the US that is not dual voltage, you will need an electrical converter. We recommend bringing an adapter for use in the hotels. To plug in your device, you need an electrical plug adapter. The technical name is Type G. This can be purchased at a hardware or home store.


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Gratuities are customary expressions of appreciation for a job well done. It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sites you visit. While we have collected pre-paid gratuities with your reservation, at your own discretion you may choose to provide additional tips. Ireland is somewhat of a non-tipping country. If you think someone did an excellent job and you want to tip, people would accept the tip with much gratitude. In pubs, the bartender does not expect a tip. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip. In nicer restaurants, you may see a “Service Charge” on the bill. This equals a tip.


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Passport and Visas Requirements
To enter Ireland, you need a valid passport with an expiration date of at least 6 months after your return date. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a Visa to enter the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (U.K.).
If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, please check with your local authority regarding Visa requirements for travel to Ireland.

Ireland is in the Greenwich Mean Time Zone which is 5 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. The 24 hour clock is commonly used for air, bus, and railroad timetables.

The temperature in Ireland in September tends to be in the 60s — sometimes a bit warmer (into the 70s) and sometimes a bit cooler (high 50s). Planning to wear layers is the key to smart packing for Ireland. Also, Irish weather is quite unpredictable – it can be windy, sunny, and rainy all in one day!


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Irish Odyssey Gay Tour Prices

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12-day Celtic Journey, including Northern Ireland.
Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 7,899

12-day Celtic Journey, including Northern Ireland.
Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy.

$ 11,899

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A deposit of $850 per person is required to secure a reservation with final payment due by May 6, 2019.

Pre-paid gratuities of $250 per person are additional.


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