The Best of the Emerald Isle

      Dublin, Ireland

      5 reviews
      Aug 15 - 25, 2023
      Group size: 25 - 30
      The Best of the Emerald Isle
      Dublin, Ireland

      5 reviews

      Aug 15 - 25, 2023
      Group size: 25 - 30

      About this trip

      We're partnering with OLLI at the University of Nebraska to offer a great trip to Ireland this year! 

      Have a question? Send us an email!  Or give us a call at 712.792.9793.

      A magical journey across the Emerald Isle will introduce you to Irish artisans, wow you with breathtaking vistas, and send you back in time at historic castles. Craftsmen will showcase their talents, Irish shepherds will proudly demonstrate their sheep dogs’ herding abilities, and the Ashford Castle falconer will teach you to fly hawks. Every day brings another amazing experience, whether you’re standing on the Cliffs of Moher or relaxing in a five-star castle!

      Terms & Conditions             Printable versions of the brochure, registration form, and insurance information

      How to Register

      The quickest and easiest way to register is online via this page. If you choose to register by mail, please print, fill out, and return the registration form along with your deposit. Print forms here.

      Your spot will not be reserved until we receive your deposit and registration form.

      Travel Protection

       A travel protection plan may be purchased any time before or with final payment to Star Destinations. 

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      What’s included

      • Airfare
        Round-trip air to Dublin
      • Private motorcoach
        Private motorcoach transportation
      • Accommodations
        9 nights' accommodations
      • 17 meals
        9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
      • Admissions
        Admission to attractions as stated on itinerary
      • Porterage
        Porter service of one bag per person at hotels
      • Taxes and gratuities
        Taxes and gratuities for included services
      • Tour manager
        Professional tour manager
      • Local airport transfers
      • Additional meals
        Meals other than those listed on the itinerary
      • Additional beverages
        Beverages other than tea/coffee/water with included meals
      • Souvenirs
        Items of a personal nature/souvenirs
      • Phone calls/faxes
        Phone calls/faxes from hotels
      • Travel protection plan
      • Passport fees
      • Visa fees
        If applicable
      • Baggage fees
        Current baggage fees at the airport as assessed by the airline
      • COVID-19 fees
        Fees related to any COVID-19 requirements for this destination
      • Additional services
        Any service not listed in the above inclusions

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy (per person)
      Available until April 10, 202330 left
      Deposit: $500
      Single Occupancy (per person)
      Available until April 10, 202330 left
      Deposit: $500

      Available options


      Day 1
      Tuesday, August 15

      Full Brochure

      Today we will depart on our overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland, from our closest gateway airport. 

      Your Organizer

      Star Destinations
      5 reviews
      Star Destinations is a family-owned and operated group travel company with one mission: creating custom-designed travel programs that feature extraordinary service, enriching experiences, and unique components that satisfy travelers in groups of all sizes. For alumni and public television donor networks to bank travel, student groups, and more, our programs offer the industry’s highest level of customization to fit each group’s needs in purpose, quality, and value.


      Really put one in the Christmas mood! Relaxing to have super driver and tour guide along with varied things to see.
      By Carol M for CorClub - A Lake Geneva Christmas on 07 Dec, 2022
      Good venue. Bus was deluxe. Snacks good. Enjoyed Lark Toys, enjoyed Eagle 🦅 Center. “Reads Landing” for lunch: 2/3 happy, 1/3 not. My pecan apple salad great; my husband got burned flatbread which was hidden on the underside. Only one toilet for women available, caused a delay in exiting for return trip home. Plus door latch didn’t work, fumbling. This would be a question for the planner to ask. Re: sufficient restroom accommodations for groups.
      By Susan S for CorClub - The Great River Road National Scenic Byway on 15 Oct, 2022
      First, I would like to say that I very much enjoyed the trip. It was great to be able to stay in one place, and make day trips to different locations. It was great to view all the lakes and marvel at the distinct colors and clearness of the water. I can honestly say that I enjoyed the Rockies better in Canada than in Colorado. Also, got to walk on my second glacier. The golf course was great. It was very pleasing to play in the crisp cool morning air. And, I enjoyed the stillness of that early morning. The food at the hotel was excellent. Look forward to continued adventures.
      By Donald S for Friends Club - Canadian Rockies on 17 Aug, 2022
      Beautiful scenery, great logistics, personable hosts and guides
      By Wes H for Friends Club - Canadian Rockies on 17 Aug, 2022
      We enjoyed the whole trip. Liked staying in one hotel and making day trips out from that base. The hotel was very convenient to downtown for exploring on our free time. The bus driver for the days in Canada was very good and was interesting to talk to. He was also very confident and experienced with his driving. Star Destinations and Hills Bank Friends Club did an excellent job of planning and organizing the trip.
      By Keith L for Friends Club - Canadian Rockies (public) on 10 Aug, 2022