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World Meeting of Families & Our Lady of Knock


August 20 - 29, 2018

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Dublin · Knock (Knock Shrine) · Galway · Clare (Cliffs of Moher)

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotel: (or similar)
      ~ 6 nights | August 21 - 27: Gresham Hotel, Dublin
      ~ 2 nights | August 28 - 29: Salthill Hotel, Galway
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
  • Registration for the World Meeting of Families
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Gresham Hotel
Dublin

6 Nights

hotel
Salthill Hotel
Galway

2 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver, Items of a personal nature.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
Monday - August 20, 2018 - Depart for Dublin

Depart from your hometown for your overnight flight(s) to Ireland. Meals will be served on board

Day2
Tuesday - August 21, 2018 - Arrive Dublin

Cead Mile Failte - Welcome to Ireland! Upon arrival into Dublin you will be greeted by your tour guide and driver. We will have a panoramic city tour on both sides of the River Liffey, where we pass by the General Post Office on the city's main streets, O'Connell Street, Custom House, and Phoenix Park, the largest city park in Europe. On the other side of the river are Georgian squares characterized by colorful doors, Grafton Street and Trinity College which is the oldest university in Ireland, founded in 1592 by Elizabeth I. Time permitting we visit the ancient library containing over 20,000 manuscripts, among which is the Book of Kells, a manuscript from the 9th century written by the monks at St. Colombo's monastery on the island of Iona. Today we will also visit St. Patrick's Anglican Cathedral, built in 1213. This Gothic Cathedral has a splendid interior, with some beautiful tombs and monuments. The ornate stained glass windows can be found in the Chancel. In the afternoon we will transfer to our hotel for an early dinner and overnight.
*Opening Ceremony at Croke Park

Day3
Wednesday - August 22, 2018 - 'Opening Ceremony' of the World Meeting of Families

Following breakfast, we will make our way to attend the first day of the Pastoral Congress for the World Meeting of Families. Over the next three days, there will be a series of major panels, workshops, keynote speakers, testimonies and activities. Each day, the Pastoral Congress will explore themes from The Joy of Love under a particular heading. After a full day, return to your hotel for dinner. You will have the evening free to spend at your own leisure.
*Attend the Pastoral Congress: Theme - The Family and Faith

Day4
Thursday - August 23, 2018 - World Meeting of Families

Following an early morning breakfast, we will make our way to the location for the second day of the Pastoral Congress. You will have free time to attend any, and all, events and lectures that are of interest to you! Return to the Hotel for dinner, and then have free time in the evening to go for a walk on your own.
*Attend the Pastoral Congress: Theme - The Family and Love

Day5
Friday - August 24, 2018 - World Meeting of Families

After breakfast, we will make our way to the location of the final day of Lectures and Events. You will have free time to attend any, and all, events and lectures that are of interest to you! Return to the Hotel for dinner, and then have free time in the evening to go for a walk on your own.
*Attend the Pastoral Congress: Theme - The Family and Hope

Day6
Saturday - August 25, 2018 - World Meeting of Families

Make your way to breakfast, and prepare to celebrate one of the most significant and beautiful events within every World Meeting of Families. Today will be a spent gathering with pilgrims around the world, and celebrating the gift of “family”. A cultural celebration will be taking place throughout the day, in the form of music, dance, song, and prayer. Stories will be given by families representing the five continents – along with many other activities. Dinner and overnight.
*Attend the Festival of Families

Day7
Sunday - August 26, 2018 - Closing Ceremony of the World Meeting of Families

Today is an early morning, which will start with breakfast, and then making our way on foot to the Closing Ceremony (location: TBD.) Starting with a Solemn Mass in thanksgiving to God, the Holy Trinity, and for the gift of family and for its sanctification. This Mass will mark the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, along with the next Diocese to host the event in conjunction with the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life will be announced. This is expected to be a full day event. Return to the Hotel for your final dinner in Ireland, and a restful nights sleep.
*Schedule for Closing Ceremony - and - Solemn Eucharistic Celebration

Day8
Monday - August 27, 2018 - Dublin - Knock - Galway

This morning, you will have time to relax and get breakfast. We will check out, board our bus, before and enjoy a scenic drive to Knock. This is the drive that will allow you to see the famous "rolling hills" of Ireland. There will be moments along the way where we will be able to stop and take pictures. Knock and the shrine situated in the plains of East Mayo, which is one of the world's leading Marian shrines. On August 21, 1879 fifteen men, women and children witnessed an Apparition of Mary. We will celebrate Mass, followed by a tour the Shrine. Then visit the Basilica, the largest church in Ireland. Knock is a very popular pilgrimage destination. In 1979 - Saint John Paul II visited this holy place. There will be some time for personal prayer, reflection, and the opportunity for you to collect Holy Water to bring back home. We will board our bus and make our way to Galway, a city that has kept its medieval charm with its colorful streets and authentic pubs. Dinner and overnight.

Day9
Tuesday - August 28, 2018 - Galway - Clare - Galway

Today we will have an early morning breakfast, and then travel south through County Clare, a beautiful landscape with a Victorian seaside resort, and where we will visit the Cliffs of Moher. The coastal road with Galway's "intensely blue" bay on one side - and natural rocky landscape on the other. We return to Galway for free time to spend at your own leisure. This evening, we will have our final dinner and overnight.

Day10
Monday - August 29, 2018 - Depart for Dublin

This morning, you will have an early morning breakfast before you make your way to the Airport for your return flights home.

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earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or seriestours@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Special Clergy Discount

Discount is offered to ordained clergy in the Roman Catholic Church: deacons, priests, or bishops belonging to the diaconate, the presbyterate, or the episcopate, respectively as well, as Catholic Sisters.

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Earn a Free Trip

For groups of 20 or more, you may choose your own departure and earn FREE trips.

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Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or seriestours@206tours.com

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  • Dublin
Ireland: In the Footsteps of St. Patrick

St. Patrick succeeded in bringing Catholicism to Ireland, and in time, the whole country converted from their pagan gods to the one true God. Although a small country, Ireland has played a large role in saving and bringing Christianity throughout the world. During the early Dark Ages, the Irish monasteries preserved Western writings while Europe remained in darkness. But as the Catholic country remained solidly Catholic, the Irish spread the faith to all corners of the world.

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