Itinerary - Dublin

 

2016 itinerary

 

October 27 Depart from your home city on your overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland. 
October 28 Arrive Dublin and transfer on your own to your central Dublin hotel.
At 2pm depart for the expo and city tour of Dublin. Enjoy a welcome beverage to meet the MT staff and other travelers at the Conrad Hotel. 
October 29 Irish breakfast is served each morning at your hotel. This morning we will join other international runners at the Friendship Run kicking off the Dublin Marathon weekend.  The rest of the day is free to explore the city before our pasta dinner this evening at the Conrad Hotel.
October 30 RACE DAY!!  Our hotel is within a short walk to the race start and finish line.  A post-race celebration will be held at the Conrad Hotel!
October 31 FREE DAY! Rest up those weary legs and enjoy Halloween in Dublin!!  If you booked the three-night package and are leaving today we wish you a safe journey homeward!
November 1 Today we start the journey cross country!! Morning coach departure for a chauffeured ride through the Irish countryside to Galway. We will stop along the way at the National Stud Farm where champion race horses from around the world are bred and to visit the ruins of Clonmacnoise. Lunch is on your own.  A welcome dinner is awaiting after check-in at the Harbour Hotel in Galway.  If you booked the four-night package and are leaving today we wish you a safe journey homeward!
November 2 Day of leisure to explore beautiful Galway or opt to join our motorcoach on a full-day loop of the Connamara region with a visit to the famous Kylemore Abbey. The evening is free to dine at any one of a number of local restaurants only a walk from your hotel. This night is always a popular one in the local pubs.
November 3 We travel south to Bunratty through the Burren area at a relaxing pace to arrive at the Cliffs of Moher for lunch (on your own). Later we check-in at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis. The grand finale is a medieval dinner show!
November 4 Transfer on your own to the Shannon Airport for return flights to your home city or continue exploring Ireland with us as we head ot Derry!  Visit Rathbaun  Farm and Drumcliffe in Sligo before arriving at your hotel in Derry.
November 5                                                              After breakfast enjoy a walking tour of Derry, the last walled city to be built in Ireland.  We will then travel along the Northern Coast to Giant's Causeway.  Enjoy this beautiful ocean stairway.  Lunch will be on your own.  Continue on to Belfast this evening where we will enjoy a 3-course meal. 
November  6                                       Today tour Belfast with a local city guide and visit the Titanic Belfast where theh story of the world's most famous ship will be recreated.  Enjoy this afternoon at leisure.  Dinner is on your own this evening but we recommend getting together on your final night!
November  7                           Transfer to the Belfast Airport for return flights to your home city or to Dublin for your afternoon flights.  We thank you for joining Marathon Tours on this Dublin Marathon journey!