2019 Chamber Trip
Trip Includes round-trip international airfare, 4-and-5-star hotel accommodations, eight breakfasts, four dinners, and hotel porterage for one bag per person!
To register contact Danielle Geesling at First National Travel Agency at 620.662.0587 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click the button below for the registration form.
Depart from Wichita, KS and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic.
Day 1 - DUBLIN ARRIVAL
Land at Dublin Airport and your driver/ tour guide will welcome you to Ireland. Next, set off with a local guide who will show you around Dublin. The city has been molded through the centuries with many architectural styles, reflecting the economic, political and artistic influences. Stop at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, an 8th century illuminated manuscript of the gospels and see the Old Library. Drive a short distance to your hotel, check in and settle into your room. In the evening, meet your fellow travelers for dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Dinner & Overnight: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
Day 2 - GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
Today, tour Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top bar, where you can sample a draft of Guinness. After your visit, spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure before a festive evening.
Tonight, head to Brazen Head, which is Dublin’s oldest pub, dating back to 1198. Enjoy an evening of Food, Folk and Fairies, where story-telling will reveal Ireland’s myths and beliefs in times past.
Overnight: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
Day 3 - DUBLIN TO NEWCASTLE
Today, board your luxury motorcoach through the scenic Mourne Mountains and Silent Valley to Newcastle. Check into your hotel and enjoy some time on your own before dinner with your group at the hotel restaurant.
Dinner & Overnight: Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle
Day 4 - LEISURE DAY IN NEWCASTLE
After breakfast, enjoy the entire day free for individual pursuits. Tonight, you can sample the fine local cuisine.
Overnight: Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle
Day 5 - BELFAST HIGHLIGHTS
After a hearty Irish breakfast, drive through the rugged countryside and stop to visit the Saint Patrick Centre, which tells about his life, work and the founding of many monasteries, which had a profound influence on Ireland’s development in the early Christian era. Continue your drive into the beautiful and historic city of Belfast and embark on a guided tour to see the Albert Memorial, the Opera House and Crown Liquor Saloon. In Donegall Square view the imposing City Hall, completed in 1906. The richly decorated interior contains stained glass portraying Belfast’s principal industries. Stop to visit the Titanic Belfast to embark on a journey through the life of the Titanic. Then drive a short distance to your hotel, check in and settle into your room. In the evening, you are free to explore the beautiful city of Belfast at your own pace.
Dinner & Overnight: Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
Day 6 - PORTADOWN
After breakfast, attend an optional church service at St. Polycarps Church to meet and hear Simon Neill’s choir (Keith & Jennifer’s son). Then travel to Portadown to tour this town with big connections to Hutchinson with the Ulster Project for the past 20 years. In the afternoon there will be time to meet local Ulster Project organizers and families. We will return to Belfast for an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
Day 7 - GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
Today, stop to visit the Giant’s Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava, which has given rise to many legends. Head back to Belfast, where you can sightsee and dine on your own.
Overnight: Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
Day 8 - MORNING IN BELFAST & DUBLIN AIRPORT
After breakfast, spend the morning completely at your leisure to take in some of the many wonderful sites of Belfast. In the late afternoon, board your luxury motorcoach and drive through Ireland’s rolling hills and rugged countryside, to your Dublin Airport hotel. After checking in, you are free for individual pursuits and dining options.
Overnight: Hilton Airport Hotel, Dublin
Day 9 - RETURN HOME
All too soon, your vacation has come to its final day. Transfer to Dublin Airport in good time to check in for your flight.
*Price per person based on Double occupancy. Add $1,200 for Single occupancy.
Deadline to sign up for guaranteed spot is Dec. 31, 2018. Trip minimum - 20 people. Deposit of $500 due at sign-up. Final payment due March 1, 2019. Travel insurance available for purchase.