Cara Matchmakers Tour of Ireland 2017
Cara Matchmaking Tour of Ireland 2017
Ireland ~ Like you’ve never seen it!
Sun Sept 24th – Sun Oct 1st
7 Nights / 8 Days
$954.00 Land Only
Only 20 Spots available
Join Cara Matchmaking and Independent Ireland as we take you on a journey that you’ll be thankful you didn’t miss. A rare opportunity to travel with other single, fun loving, free spirits around a countryside that encourages you to explore and engage. An Independant Ireland representative and Noreen, the founder of Cara Matchmaking, will show you some some hidden gems and fantastic places to visit as we travel around this remarkable country.
Ireland has a long history for fun and merriment. A country that’s well known for it’s welcoming nature or ‘Cead Mile Failte’ – A Hundred Thousand welcomes. It is perfect match for those of you that are keen to meet new people and learn a little more about this beautiful place. Many a romantic story has blossomed or been inspirited by this magical landscape.
The idea behind this tour is to incorporate as much free time and flexibility as time allows. It flips the group tour concept on its head, and gives you back the control. Your vacation. Your way!
This will be an active trip, with hidden adventures along the way. A perfect setting to travel alone or with friends… As long as everyone shares one thing in common, being Single and having a sense of adventure. Evenings are free for you to do just as you please allowing you to meet and interact with locals as you wish. Of course we will be on hand and available, and even share some of the secret spots as we go along.
Sunday 24rd September
Depart USA, Eastbound flights depart in the evening, arriving into Dublin early the next morning. Be careful if booking your own flights. All I’d say is, try and rest. Day one is a busy one. Be careful if booking your own flights that you book 24rd (not 25th)
Monday 25th September
The trip commences out of Shannon Airport, on the West Coast of the country. From there, we travel along the Wild Atlantic Way stopping at Lahinch to get your toes wet before continuing along to the Cliffs Of Moher to take in this iconic vista. As you peer down these majestic cliffs to the ocean, some 700ft below, any jet lag will be knocked away and it will have you ready for the rest of the day.
Our first night will land you right into the middle of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Europe’s largest matchmaking festival. This truly has to be seen to be appreciated. This small town becomes the epicenter of fun and frolicking. A night to remember!
Accommodations: Hotel Doolin
Tuesday 26th September
The next day we get a glimpse of what rural life in Ireland was and is like. We will travel out to one of the most charming islands in the Aran Island group. Inisheer is the smallest of the Aran Islands, and is known for it’s white sandy beaches, rolling hills and stone walls. For a moment you’ll forget place and time. Travel around the island by bike, horse and cart, on the back of a tractor or simply walk… you decide.
On the return trip back to the mainland, we travel past the Cliffs of Moher by boat and get to enjoy them from a different perspective. While heading back to Lisdoonvarna our day will be uplifted with the sounds of the ocean crashing onto the rocky coast and the call of the various species of sea birds. The island trip is optional. To name a few other options there is bike hire, Yoga, Kayaking and Fishing.
Accommodations: Hotel Doolin
Wednesday 27th September
On up the coast we go, passing the Burren region; a unique landscape of exposed limestone as far as the eye can see. Getting out and stretching our legs as we take a short walk to appreciate the unusual topography and the flora and fauna that grows within the limestone crevasses. Some of these plants are only found in Arctic climates, others found only in the Medditerreran region!
Onto Galway we travel! Arriving for our first evening, Galway is about as good a city as you’ll find anywhere, and I mean anywhere! The atmosphere is electric. As you wander these narrow streets you’ll instantly fall head over heals in love, with the city itself and also it’s people. Fun loving doesn’t begin to describe Galway folk… the ‘Galway Girls’ or Boys for that matter!
Accommodations : TBA
Thursday 28th September
As I mentioned, free time is the secret to my success on these tours. Making every moment your own. The evenings are free to do what ever you please and we can point you in the right direction if you’ve not already found one. With entertainment around every corner, you’ll be spoilt for choice. That’s why spending two nights here won’t seem enough!
Our day trip is through Spiddeal and Roundstone. Then onto the heart of Connemara. Options will become available as the day progresses to get out and about. I assure you adventure awaits and you should definitely bring your camera. As evening approaches, its back into Galway. The Latin Quarter, the Spanish Arch and a variety of great restaurants and bars await. How much can we see in one night?
Friday 29th September
Waking up to a beautiful day, we leave the coach behind and begin our adventure into the East. The train takes us over to Dublin and we check into our accommodation. Shortly after, we will come together to get familiar with the city and to highlight some key regions to explore. The day is yours to follow your heart, whether that means visiting the birthplace of Guinness, tasting Irish Whiskey at its finest, or the more historic sights through out the city. We will direct you to some of the best attractions in the city or you can just ramble though the streets to experience how they come alive with the sounds of the city. The evening is again yours to enjoy.
Accommodation : TBA
Saturday 30th September
On our final full day, I will make suggestions as to how to make the best use of your time. A mighty time is sure to be had whether you decide to stay around the city or wander up the Harbor towns of Howth or Malahide. Other options could take you well out of the city, into Wicklow and the garden of Ireland or through the Boyne Valley. Dublin and the surrounding area has so much to offer!
Sunday 1st October
In your travel pass you will have transport included to the airport at whatever time suits you throughout the day. Or perhaps stay a bit longer, now that you’re comfortable with the county.
Total Land Price
$954.00 Land Only – Based on Twin Sharing
(if travelling solo we will match you with parther of same sex, if you would prefer your own romm addition cost applys)
A note on airfare: I have not included air on this package. One big reason for that is with the arrival of Norwegian and WOW to the transatlantic landscape, the game has changed. May also decide to fly in early or leave later. Others to add another destination and then you have those that use miles/points.
Accommodation based on twin / Double sharing, including breakfast.
Transport on 30 Seater Coach with Driver/Guide
Ferry to Aran Islands
Rail from Galway to Dublin
Dublin: Hop on / off pass, bus transport pass within Dublin, Walking tour and admission to Little Muesuem of Dublin, transport FRom city to Dublin airport.
Thanks for the opportunity to experience Ireland like this. I have made new friends and deepened the bonds with my existing friends. Had an amazing time!Monika, Maine
What an amazing experience, such a coming together of fun loving people with a common liking for a pint or two, or quite a few! Kudos for a wonderful Irish experience.Donna, NC
Thank you so much for your hard work you did organizing this amazing tour. You thought of everything and made everything so fun, time appropriate amd memorable.Kirsty, IN