Imagine, you’ve won the Ireland Getaway and you’re going to spend 7 night’s in the beautiful and historic country of Ireland! A 7-night Irish Elegance Trip for two that includes Business Class airfare, First Class accommodations, meals, gratuities, and $1,000 cash. Daily, you will see some of Ireland’s most prestigious sights and experience first hand the Irish culture. Come along as we take you through what it would be like if you won the Ireland Getaway!
DAY 1: Welcome to Dublin! This afternoon you will tour the Georgian Square and walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College, which was founded in 1592. You’ll then make your way to the enchanting and famed library, the 9th century Book of Kells exhibition and the “Long Room” with 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books. After a long day of sightseeing in Dublin, it’s time to relax and enjoy the finest Irish foods and wines!
DAY 2: Pack your bag, we are departing Dublin and going to the famous green meadows of Curragh in Kildare, where many of the finest Irish racehorses are bred. Driving south, you’ll stop and visit the Rock of Cashel, which is crowned with medieval buildings, dominating the flat countryside for miles. Get your walking shoes ready, because today you will climb to the ramparts and kiss the magical stone to ensure a lifetime of Eloquence at the Blarney Castle!
DAY 3: Sleep in, grab a cup of coffee, and when you’re ready we will get going! First you will wind around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, also known as the Ring of Kerry. You will stop at the Torc Waterfall for photos, and hike if you’d like past the farmlands of the Muckross Estate. No stress, however, if hiking isn’t for you – you can also return to Killarney for a day in town. A rest day in the Irish countryside never hurt anyone, right?
DAY 4: Cliffs of where? Moher! Today, you will cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry and enter County Clare. You will have the chance to walk along the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. Prepare your mind to travel north across the Burren, a stark and barren landscape with stonework hardly fathomable. To finish the day, you’ll come back into town and visit the Rathbaun Farm as well as the Galway Cathedral along Galway Bay!
DAY 5: Kylemore Abbey, we’ve been waiting for you! Today you will embark upon a superb excursion through rivers, lakes and silent hills. Founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in WWI, a castellated neo-Gothin mansion, Kylemore Abbey is an astonishing place to visit and experience.
DAY 6: Your finest night sleep, ever! This morning you’ll board an exclusive scenic cruise of Loch Corrib. The captain will take you over the drawbridge to the majestic Ashford Castle. You will spend the day and stay the night here, which has recently received a magnificent renovation, while keeping its timeless elegance. Dining at Ashford Castle ranks among the finest culinary experiences in the world. Remember to bring a nice jacket, gentlemen.
DAY 7: Today, you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Ashford Castle and perhaps stroll around the estate. You’ll then make your way back into Dublin where the rest of your day is completely up to you. Whether it’s last minute shopping, eating some must have irish treats, or visiting the Guinness Storehouse, we invite you to have the day to yourselves however you see fit.
DAY 8: We hope you fulfilled your Ireland dream vacation from the Idaho Lottery. Safe travels, we await your return and look forward to hearing about your trip!
Get your passport ready, you could be on your way to Ireland! Purchase a $10 Lucky For Life ticket before March 17, 2016 and you’ll receive a voucher to enter on the Idaho Lottery VIP Club for the chance to win an Ireland Getaway. Don’t miss your chance to win the trip of a lifetime by playing the game of a lifetime!