Travel-Learn Program

Ireland - For Golfers and Non-golfers

When: June 09, 2012 - June 15, 2012 (iCal)

Description

For many golfers, a trip to the Emerald Isle is a treasured ambition. This inviting five-night journey combines wonderful links golf courses with magnificent scenery. Golfers will play Dingle (often referred to by its Gaelic name, Ceann Sibeal), Waterville, the championship course at Ballybunion, and Lahinch. Non-golfers will explore these same regions and more. The very attractive town of Killarney will be our base for four of the five nights of our stay in Ireland, ensuring a leisurely and relaxing time.

Activity level: Active


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Cost

From $3,995 for each golfer and $2,960 per non-golfer. 
Hotel reservations and course tee times cannot be held beyond November 30th, 2011.

Contact

For more information,contact Usha Nand Sellers Ed. D., Director Tufts Travel-Learn Program, at usha.sellers@tufts.edu or 617-627-5323.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart for Ireland

Day 2 - Limerick / Shannon

Following arrival at Shannon airport in southwest Ireland, we will drive to the nearby city of Limerick for a visit to King John’s Castle. The 13th century castle overlooks the majestic River Shannon. Here we’ll explore 800 years of Irish history brought to life by an imaginative exhibition and excavated pre-Norman houses and fortifications. Upon leaving Limerick, we’ll drive south to Killarney and after checking into our home, the Malton Hotel, the afternoon is at leisure to explore the town and take in its ambiance.



Day 3 - Ceann Sibeal / Dingle Peninsula

Today, golfers and non-golfers will tour the Dingle Peninsula, the rugged and beautiful Gaelic speaking area, and Ireland’s most westerly point. Golfers will play the fine Dingle course also known by its Gaelic name of Ceann Sibeal.



Day 4 - Waterville / Ring of Kerry

Today we will tour the famed Ring of Kerry and playing the wonderful Waterville course. Non-golfers will enjoy visiting some of the historic sights and villages in the area of Waterville.



Day 5 - Ballybunion / North Kerry

Today, golfers will play the Ballybunion Championship course, rated by many as the best in all of Ireland. Non golfers will enjoy the attractions of the northern part of County Kerry, including the picturesque town of Adare.



Day 6 - Lahinch / Cliffs of Moher / The Burren

This morning, we’ll drive north to County Clare, where golfers will play another of Ireland’s finest courses, Lahinch. Non-golfers will visit the famed Cliffs of Moher and The Burren, an extraordinary limestone plateau which, in spring and early summer, becomes coated with beautiful carpets of flowers. We will return to our hotel near the Shannon airport to spend our last night.



Day 7 - Return Home

Price and Itinerary are tentative and subject to change

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