WSM Invites you to join Devon O’Day and Lexi Carter of Nashville Today in Ireland as VIP Ambassadors!
Ireland Tour & Tradfest
Jan. 20-27, 2020
Land Only Cost: $1999 per person double, $1949 triple, $2499 single.
Group air Jan. 20-27 from Nashville to Dublin Round-trip: $980 including taxes and fees. Join us in Dublin from any place in the world.
“TradFest is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music and it is special – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (see photo of Kathy Mattea at Tradfest 2019) to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. We invite you to join us, to feel every note.” www.Tradfest.ie
Travel with Devon and Lexi on this amazing musical journey to Ireland, featuring Dublin’s TradFest, with exclusive VIP music and culture insider events, backstage tours, meet and greets with artists, private sessions, VIP seating. We’ll also experience the best of Irish culture and attractions during day trips to Kilkenny, Kildare and the Wicklow Mountains, plus a day in Belfast, Nashville’s Sister City.
Your tour includes free time to explore and shop, plus all this:
- 6 nights at Jury’s Christchurch Hotel in the heart of Dublin
- 9 meals, including daily full Irish breakfasts and 3 group dinners
- Luxury motorcoach transportation with a top driver-guide
- Day tours included to Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Kildare and Belfast
- Tickets to several Tradfest concerts. Lineup announced later in 2019
- TradFest back pack, Tradfest CD and program, plus a special memento
- Irish musicians joining us for some private sessions and discussions
- All touring, guide services and admission to events listed in the itinerary
- All tips 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
Monday, Jan. 20: Depart US for overnight flight to Dublin. Or fly from other countries today or Jan. 21.
Tuesday, Jan. 21: Meet our driver and coach at Dublin Airport if you are on the group flight with Devon and Lexi or on a flight landing at a similar time. Otherwise, land at the airport and proceed to our hotel via taxi or bus. The group will do a panoramic tour of Dublin and a visit to Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery to see the grave of Michael Collins and the Daniel O’Connell Tower, Guinness Storehouse with a tour of the exhibits, topped off with a pint at the Gravity Bar overlooking Dublin. Arrive at Jury’s Christchurch Hotel with some free time for shopping and sightseeing, followed by our Welcome Dinner and Session. (D)
Tradfest is January 22-26
Wednesday, January 22: We’ll have walking tours of the area for those who wish to join us. We get you to Christchurch Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Old Jameson Distillery and more. Otherwise the day is free to explore, shop and visit amazing pubs, museums and more. We’ll attend an opening Tradfest concert this evening. (B)
Thursday, January 23: Take a coach tour to Wicklow, the ”Garden of Ireland” to visit Avoca Weavers, Powerscourt, Wicklow Distillery, plus Glendalough, a monastic settlement that was home of St. Kevin, with lovely walks to the two lakes. Return to Dublin for exploring or rest time, then dinner and a Tradfest Concert (B,D)
Friday, January 24: Join our coach tour to visit Kildare’s St. Brigid’s Cathedral and Newbridge Silverware and its Museum of Style. Then onward to Kilkenny and a tour of imposing Kilkenny Castle and time to explore this lovely city. Afternoon free time in Dublin to Tour and Shop or take in Tradfest Fringe Concerts. Dinner is at your leisure followed by a concert at Tradfest. (B)
Saturday, January 25: You are free to explore Dublin or the surrounding area and any of the Tradfest Fringe Events. Head to Dublin Castle after dinner for the Trad Gala concert. (B,D)
Sunday, January 26: Day tour to Belfast, Nashville’s Sister City to tour the lively pub district, see the Peace Wall and the Murals in the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods and learn about The Troubles. Then, a highlight will be a visit to The Titanic Experience at the shipyard where she was built. Return to Dublin for our Farewell Dinner (B,D)
Monday, January 27: Depart for home or enjoy your extra days in Ireland. (B)
Pay with credit card or online with your checking account. Create your own account to manage tour payments.
Payment and Cancellation Policy: All payments except a $100 fee are refundable through Aug. 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: First come, first served, $300 per person deposit due to reserve your space. $100 deposit per person to reserve your space for group air. Balance is due Oct. 15, 2019. All payments except a $100 fee, are refundable through Aug. 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.