Vacations To Go

 

Rory and Zelda's Grand Adventure

 

Day 1 Saturday    
  Depart: Spokane  
  Do: Fly  


Day 2 Sunday    
  Arrive: Dublin  
    OPW Heritage-€40/€30 60+  
  See: Trinity College-Book of Kells & Trinity Old Library (9:30-5) €14/€12  
    Trinity Gift Shop (Mon-Sat 9:30-5, Sun 12-4:30)  
    Molly Malone Statue  
    Dublin Castle (9:45-5:45) OPW
Guided Tour (60 minutes) €12/€10 60+-of the State Apartments, Medieval Section and Chapel Royal.
Self Guided-€8/€6- can choose to self-guide (access to State Apartments and exhibitions only). We offer brochures on the State Apartments in seventeen languages at the ticket desk as well as additional information resources – simply ask one of our guides at the information desk in the State Apartments.
 
  Lodge    


Day 3 Monday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Dublin  
9:45 a.m. Arrive: Trim  
  See:

Trim Castle (10-5) €5/OPW including Keep
Was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow).  Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat. 

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12:00 p.m. Depart; Trim  
2:45 p.m. Arrive: Westport 136
  See: Town  
9:30 p.m.   Matt Malloy's Pub  
  Lodge:    


Day 4 Tuesday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Westport  
11:00 a.m. Arrive: Burren National Park Information Point (10-6)
Clare Heritage Centre
Corofin
Co Clare
V95 VX83
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  See: Poulnabrone Dolmen-
Built 2900-4200 BC
 
13 min   Kilfenora Cathedral and Celtic Crosses-Built 1189 AD 8
21 min   Cliffs of Moher €5 (8-6 Oct.)
Gift shop, Puffins Nest café and Craft worker shops hours of operation may vary from that of the Visitor Centre. The Cliffs View Café provides take away service.
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14 min Arrive: Lahinch 7
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Day 5 Wednesday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Lahinch  
    (Follow the road to Limerick. Then follow signs for Mallow and take the turn off before Cork City to Blarney.)  
1:45 p.m. Arrive: Cork 98
  See: Blarney Castle (9-6, 9-5 Sun) €18/€14
Built 1446 AD, Stable Yard Cafe, Blarney Stone, Gardens, Rock Close, Castle
 
  Lodge: Pat & Regina Coughlan
The White House,
Blarney, Co Cork,
Ireland, T23 PX72
Landline: +353 (0)21 438 5338
Mobile: +353 (0)87 6799063
 


Day 6 Thursday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Cork  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Dublin 163
  Do: Fly to London  
  Lodge: Cherry Court  


Day 7 Friday    
  See: London  
    Parliament and Big Ben  
    Buckingham Palace  
    Trafalgar Square  
    Churchill War Museum (9:30-6) €23/€18.40 65+
Cafe, Shop
 
  Lodge: Cherry Court  


Day 8 Saturday    
    British Museum (9-6) Free
  • Court Café: 09.00–17.30 (20.00 on Fridays)
  • Great Court Restaurant: 10.00–17.30 (20.00 on Fridays)
  • Pizzeria: 11.00–16.00
  • Montague Café: 11.00–16.00 (seasonal variation may apply)
  • Coffee Lounge: 11.00–16.00 (seasonal variation may apply) 
 
  Lodge: Cherry Court  


Day 9 Sunday    
  See St. Paul's Cathedral  
    Tower of London  
  Lodge: Cherry Court  

 

Day 10 Monday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: London  
10:30 a.m. Arrive: Highclere 65
  See: Highclere Castle
Highclere Park
Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN
 
40 min. Arrive: Stonehenge 37
  See: Stonehenge (9:30-7) £19.50/£17.60 65+ (English Heritage/National Trust Free)
Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE
Stonehenge Cafe, shop
 
40 min Arrive: Avebury 24
  See: Avebury  
50 min. Arrive: Bath 30
  Lodge:    


Day 11 Tuesday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Bath  
  See: Roman Bath (9-6) £18.50/£17.00 65+
Pump Room Restaurant, Roman Baths Kitchen, Shop
Built in 75AD
 
    Bath Abbey
11a York Street
The Gothic cathedral of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (aka "the Bath Abbey") was founded in 1499 after Bishop Oliver King experienced a vivid dream of angels climbing up and down ladders to and from heaven. He also heard a voice declaring: "The crown should plant an olive tree and the king restore the church." Interpreted as a sign to rebuild the church (the site had been used by Christians as a place of worship since AD 757), the dream was intricately immortalized in stone on the building's west side.
 
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Day 12 Wednesday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Bath  
10:30 a.m. Arrive: Oxford 70
  See: CS Lewis-Christ Church  
  Lodge:    


Day 13 Thursday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Oxford  
12:40 p.m.   Conway 211
  See: Conway Castle (9:30-5) CADW Pass
 
  Lodge:    


Day 14 Friday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Conway, Wales  
9:30 a.m.

Arrive:

Caernarfon, Wales 24
    CADW Pass for a year-£37.60 Adult Couple/£26.50 Sr Couple
10% off gift shop, 50% English Heritage and Histori Scotland sites
 
  See: Caernarfon Castle (9:30-5) CADW Pass  
  Depart: Caernarfon  
3 hr 25 min Arrive: York 324
  Lodge:    

 

Day 15 Saturday    
  See: Jorvik Viking Museum (10-5) £12.50/£10.50  
  See: York Minster (9-4:30, 12:30-3 Sun)  
£11.50/ £10.50 (Minster & Museum)
£16.50/ £15.50 (Minster, Museum, Tower)
Undercroft Museum
(10-4:30, 1-3:15 Sun)
Shop
(10-5:30, 12:30-5:30 Sun)
*Prices good for a year
 
  See: York Shops  
  Lodge:    

 

Day 16 Sunday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: York  
11:00 a.m. Arrive: Hadrian's Wall 101
  See: Chester's Roman Fort  
10 min.   Housestead's Roman Fort 8
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Day 17 Monday    
    Historic Scotland Explorer Pass  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Hadrian's Wall  
10:20 a.m. Arrive: Edinburgh 98
  See: Edinburgh Castle  
    Royal Mile  
  Lodge:    


Day 18 Tuesday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Edinburgh  
11:35 a.m. Arrive: Glencoe 119
  See: Glencoe Visitor Center (9:30-5:30) £6.50/Concession £5 
Cafe, Shop
 
  Depart: Glencoe  
  See: Neptune's Staircase  
1 hr 30 min Arrive Drumnadrochit 66
  Lodge:    

 

Day 19 Wednesday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Drumnadrochit  
9:05 a.m. See: Urquhart Castle 2
29 min. Arrive: Inverness 18
14 min Arrive: Culloden 6
  See: Culloden Battlefield  
  Arrive: Inverness 6
  Lodge:    

 

Day 20 Thursday    
9:00 a.m. Depart: Inverness  
11:20 a.m. Arrive: Thurso 110
  Do: Ferry  
  Arrive: Stromness  
11 min See: Skara Brae 7
25 min. Arrive: Kirkwall 17
  See: Shops, castle  
    St. Magnus Cathedral  
    Bishop's and Earl's Palace  
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Day 21 Friday    
10:00 a.m. Depart: Kirkwall  
10:30 a.m. Arrive: St. Margaret's Hope 15
11:30 a.m. Do: Ferry £38 Car/£16 Adults  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Gills Bay  
5:40 p.m. Arrive: Edinburgh, UK 273
  Lodge:    


Day 22 Saturday    
  Depart: Edinburgh  
  Do: Fly Home