Forget the bored tour guide with the memorized lines, and leave those dog-eared guidebooks behind! Are you ready for an epic tour through Ireland with an expert who can answer specific questions about your ancestors and the lives they led?
For 11 days in late October, about 25 lucky travelers will have the opportunity to work their way through Ireland with a professional genealogist who has dedicated his life to understanding the country’s history. Kyle Betit has traveled extensively throughout the Emerald Isle and researched hundreds of families, many of whom immigrated to America. Pick his brain about the lives of your own ancestors as you take in the beauty, culture, and heritage of the country. The only thing Kyle likes better than seeing the sights of Ireland himself is having people ask him about its history and the experiences their ancestors had when they lived there.
Partnering with Go Ahead Tours, other AncestryProGenealogists (ProGen) experts in our Dublin office will join Kyle in discussing history and genealogical research. After departing from historic Dublin, the group will visit Kilkenny, New Ross (County Wexford), County Cork, Cobh, County Kerry, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Galway City, Connemara, Clonmacnoise (County Offaly) and Kilbeggan (County Westmeath).
If your ancestors lived just off that beaten path, ask about customized options to add “ancestral home visits” to your trip, either during the tour or just after it ends. One of the ProGen experts will accompany you to the exact town, parish, or townland in Ireland where your ancestors lived. No guesswork necessary!
To answer even more questions, each traveler will receive a complimentary DNA test kit and a brief research outline from a professional genealogist before departing. See your heritage on paper, then bring it to life in person on Irish soil. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get in touch with your ancestors, and you are guaranteed to come home with a richer understanding of the Ireland they once knew.
The tour runs from October 22–November 1, 2017 (The Back To Our Past genealogy conference in Dublin is taking place just prior to the tour from October 20-22). The trip’s cost, starting at $4,499 per person, includes airfare from New York, nine nights in hand-picked hotels, daily breakfast, six 3-course dinners with beer or wine, one whiskey tasting, and entrance fees to select tourist sites. Individual costs are calculated based on the location from which flights originate, and payment plans are available. Relax in a private deluxe motor coach as you take in the Irish countryside.
Interested travelers can register for the trip and learn more itinerary details here. Or, find out more about the trip by calling a Go Ahead Tour representative at 1.800.438.7672.
Taisteal Shona! (Happy travels!)