8Days

Pilgrimage to Ireland

World Meeting of Families

Group Cordinators: Stephanie Cheatham & Monica Herrera

August 20 - 27, 2018

Optional Pre Tour to Knock & Galway: August 18 - 21, 2018

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Your trip includes

  • Round Trip Airfare from New York (JFK) - with Add-On's from all major US dept cities
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotel: (or similar)
      ~ 6 nights: August 21 - 27: Ballsbridge Inn, Dublin
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary (on Group Basis)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets for additional sightseeing
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • World Meeting of Family Registration and Event Fees
  • Arrangements for Mass Daily
  • Tips to Restaurants
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Ballsbridge
Dublin

6 Nights

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

Providing you coverage, both Pre-Existing Conditions and throughout your trip. From 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 pano- ramic 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 beau- tiful tombs and monuments. The ornate stained glass windows can be found in the Chancel. In the late afternoon we transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day3
Wednesday - August 22, 2018 - Opening Ceremony (World Meeting of Families)

Following breakfast, we will make our way to the Opening Ceremony for the World Meeting of Families. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

*Schedule for Opening Ceremony: TBD

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

Following an early morning breakfast, we will make our way to the location of the 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.

*Schedule for World Meeting of Families: TBD

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

Following an early morning breakfast, we will make our way to the location of the 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.

*Schedule for World Meeting of Families: TBD

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

Following breakfast, 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.

*Schedule for World Meeting of Families: TBD

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 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: TBD

Day8
Monday - August 27, 2018 - Depart Dublin - Return Home

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

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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2018 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Aug 20Monday
Aug 27, 2018Monday
Aug 21Tuesday
Aug 27, 2018Monday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,069.00 (USD)

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

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

Pre Stay - Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

*All pricing is per person

Pre Tour to Knock & Galway (Per Person) $975.00 (USD)

Private Room - St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church - Optional Pre Tour to Our Lady of Knock, Cliffs of Moher, and Galway (Per Person) $159.00 (USD)

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we can adjust your airline reservation pending availability to add a pre or post stay of your choosing. Simply Contact Amanda or Bika:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  amanda@206tours.com or bika@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,069.00 (USD)

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

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

Pre Stay - Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

*All pricing is per person

Pre Tour to Knock & Galway (Per Person) $975.00 (USD)

Private Room - St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church - Optional Pre Tour to Our Lady of Knock, Cliffs of Moher, and Galway (Per Person) $159.00 (USD)

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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Optional Pre Tour to Knock & Galway:

August 18 - 21, 2018

$975 per person   |   Private Room: $159
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotel: (or similar)
      2 nights: August 19 - 21: Salthill Hotel, Galway
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary (on Group Basis)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets for additional sightseeing
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Arrangements for Mass Daily
  • Tips to Restaurants
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

Itinerary
Day1
Saturday - August 18, 2018 - Depart for Dublin

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

Day2
Sunday - August 19, 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 - St. 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.

Day3
Monday - August 20, 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 celebrate with a Farewell Dinner and overnight.

Day4
Tuesday - August 21, 2018 - Galway - Dublin

Following an early morning breakfast, we will depart to Dublin where we will meet up with the rest of the pilgrims and begin to enjoy a day tour of Dublin.

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at time of registration, we can adjust your airline reservation pending availability to add a pre or post stay of your choosing. Simply Contact Amanda or Bika:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  amanda@206tours.com or bika@206tours.com

Optional Pre Tour to Knock & Galway:

August 18 - 21, 2018

$975 per person   |   Private Room: $159
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotel: (or similar)
      2 nights: August 19 - 21: Salthill Hotel, Galway
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary (on Group Basis)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets for additional sightseeing
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Arrangements for Mass Daily
  • Tips to Restaurants
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

Itinerary
Day1
Saturday - August 18, 2018 - Depart for Dublin

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

Day2
Sunday - August 19, 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 - St. 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.

Day3
Monday - August 20, 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 celebrate with a Farewell Dinner and overnight.

Day4
Tuesday - August 21, 2018 - Galway - Dublin

Following an early morning breakfast, we will depart to Dublin where we will meet up with the rest of the pilgrims and begin to enjoy a day tour of Dublin.

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at time of registration, we can adjust your airline reservation pending availability to add a pre or post stay of your choosing. Simply Contact Amanda or Bika:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  amanda@206tours.com or bika@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Dublin
Ireland

Long known as the "Isle of Saints and Scholars", Ireland was the epicenter of Christian learning while the rest of Europe was in the Dark Ages. As the home of Saints Patrick, Bridget, Columba, and many more, Ireland also provides many faith-based attractions- from the Book of Kells, (an elaborately scripted 9th-century version of the Four Gospels), to the Knock Shrine (a leading Marian pilgrimage site), historic abbeys, cathedrals, churches, and high crosses.

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

Read More
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