Irish Music Magazine and
Music City Irish Fest of Nashville present a
Culture & Music Tour of Ireland 2019
Experience Ireland as an official Musical VIP Ambassador
Join this amazing musical journey to Ireland and Northern Ireland, featuring exclusive VIP music and culture insider events sponsored by Tourism Ireland in partnership with Music City Irish Fest, Prime Tours and Irish Music Magazine, the definitive voice of Irish music worldwide. Special events, such as backstage tours, meet and greets with artists, private sessions, VIP seating and visits with instrument makers. You’ll also experience the best of Irish culture and attractions, including The Titanic Experience, Antrim Coast, Bushmills Whiskey, Giants Causeway, Derry, Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, musical pubs, and much more.
Sept. 28-Oct. 6, 2019
Land Only Cost: $2399 per person double occupancy, $2349 triple, $2899 single.
Limited time offer: Get $100 off when you book with your $300 per person deposit by Feb. 20, 2019. Deduct the $100 off the listed prices on your final balance!
Pay with credit card or online with your checking account. Create your own and account and manage tour and payments.
Join us in Dublin from Europe, the U.S. or any place in the world. We have group Airfare from the U.S. on United Airlines to Dublin from Nashville OR Newark based on at least 10 guests flying on each route:
Nashville Round-trip: $990 incl. taxes & fees, 1 checked bag & 1 carry-on
Newark, NJ Round-trip: $790 incl. taxes & fees, 1 checked bag & 1 carry-on
You can fly to Dublin on your own to add extra days before or after our Music and Culture Tour.
Your tour includes free time to explore and shop, plus all this:
- 7 nights at first class hotels in Dublin (3), Belfast (2), Armagh (1) plus 1 Irish Castle Night
- 11 meals: daily full Irish breakfasts and 5 group dinners, including an Irish Music Night at Taylor’s Three Rock.
- Luxury motor coach transportation with one of Ireland’s top driver-guides
- All touring, guide services and admission to events listed in the itinerary
- Irish Music Magazine VIP name tag and luggage tags
- 1-year digital subscription to Irish Music Magazine
- Complimentary Promotional 2019 4-Disc CD: over 5 hours of Irish Music
- All tip at included meals, taxes and fees. (Tips to driver/guide extra.)
Here is our itinerary, with more special events to be announced:
Included meals: (B)=Breakfast, (D)=Dinner
Sept. 28: Depart to Dublin from Nashville or Newark, NJ (or any other city you choose)
Sept. 29: Arrive in Dublin this morning and meet our hosts and board our luxury coach, then go to Armagh to visit Navan Centre Fort, the burial site of King Brian Boru, plus a village where we’ll experience life as a Celt 2000 years ago. We also visit nearby Armagh Cathedral, then check in at the Armagh City Hotel. Our welcome dinner will be at the hotel followed by a special performance by acclaimed Armagh Musicians. (D)
Sept. 30: After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll depart for Derry to tour this walled city, explore the Peace Bridge, followed by Food and Entertainment in the Cultural Hub of the City . Onward to our castle stay at Cabra Castle. We’ll have dinner in the castle, followed by a musical performance by The Cavan Musicians, including dancers. (B, D)
Oct. 1: Depart the castle and travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nashville’s Sister City. We will visit the incredible Titanic Experience, then take a Belfast city tour to see the Murals depicting The Troubles, as well as the Peace Wall. We’ll have dinner together at The Wellington Park Hotel followed by a musical session of renowned local musicians. (B,D)
Oct. 2: Breakfast is followed by a light walk around the nearby campus of historic Queens University, The Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum. Then it’s our excursion to the Antrim Coast, with a photo stop along the way at Carrickfergus Castle. As we reach the coast, we’ll visit Dunluce Castle, historic Bushmills Distillery and then the Giant’s Causeway, an amazing geological formation (thousands of hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity) with an equally amazing tale of its creation. We return to Belfast and visit Dun Cairn Arts Centre, a musical refuge in a converted church. The rest of the evening is at your leisure for dinner and exploring. (B)
Oct. 3: We depart Belfast and head to Dublin for a panoramic city tour as we travel to the Guinness Storehouse for lunch on your own and a self-guided tour, concluding with an included pint at the Gravity Bar high above Dublin. After the tour, we’ll check in at the 4-star Iveagh Garden Hotel, a luxury hotel overlooking lovely Iveagh Gardens and built in a row of the famous Georgian townhomes. The hotel has easy access to St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street and Temple Bar. This evening is full of world-class Irish music and dance and dinner at historic Taylor’s Three Rock. We’ll arrive at 6:30 for dinner, and we’’ll have a private meet and greet with some of the performers. (B,D)
Oct. 4: Today is at your leisure to explore Dublin, and we’ll be there with you to assist and will offer a walking tour to nearby Trinity College, Grafton Street, Stephens Green, Kildare Street, Government Buildings, National Gallery and more. Some places you may also want to visit include Old Jameson Distillery, the Epic Irish Emigration Museum, the Irish Whiskey Museum, and the Witness History GPO Museum. We’ll also offer a walking musical pub sessions trail. You are welcome to join us tonight for a concert at one of Dublin’s leading music locations. (B)
Oct. 5: Today we travel to Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland. We’ll visit Avoca Handweavers in Kilmacanogue to experience their gift store, food hall, pottery and gardens, and have tea/coffee and scones if you wish. Then on to Enniskerry Village to see Powerscourt House and Gardens, followed by Glenadalough, the ancient monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin with some of Ireland’s most scenic walking trails to the two lakes. We’ll also see the Meeting of the Waters, Vale of Avoca and Avoca Village. We’ll return to Dublin around 4 p.m. for time to relax or explore. We’ll convene for a Farewell Dinner with a very special music session. (B,D)
Oct. 6: Transfer to the airport this morning for flights home, arriving in the US later today. (B)
Itinerary/hotels/timing subject to change as we confirm our musical and cultural events, or based on traffic, weather, etc.
Pay with credit card or online or by check. Create your own and account and manage tour and payments.
Payment and Cancellation Policy: All payments except a $100 fee are refundable through June 15, 2019, after which they are non-refundable. We highly recommend travel insurance. Shop from any company but we recommend Travelex. Click their logo for a free quote and to purchase.
Payment and Cancellation Policy: $300 per person deposit by May 1, 2019 to reserve your space. $100 deposit per person to reserve your space for group air. Balance is due July 15, 2019. All payments except a $100 fee, are refundable through June 15, 2019, after which tour is non-refundable. We highly recommend travel insurance. Shop from any insurance company but we recommend Travelex. See their link at our home page.