Countdown to the Conference
Accompanying Person Tour
This programme has been designed to offer persons accompanying delegates to the conference a taste of Ireland.
Each day the group will be met by a tour guide who will lead them on a guided tour by coach to a range of locations. Trips will include lunch and refreshments and entry into the attractions listed. Free time in each location to wander or shop is included. A minimum of 10 people is required for the tour to run.
Monday 10th September
The tour will leave the hotel by coach with the guide providing a commentary on the drive to the plains of Kildare where The National Stud and Japanese gardens are located. Ireland’s internationally renown for horse-breeding is visible at the Irish National Stud which belongs to the people of Ireland and is the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred industry. The stud is a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world. Devised by Colonel William Hall Walker, a wealthy the gardens were laid out by Japanese master horticulturist Tassa Eida and his son Minoru in 1906. Their aim was, through trees, plants, flowers, lawns, rocks and water, to symbolise the ‘Life of Man’. That plan was executed to perfection and Eida’s legacy is now admired by the visitors who soak up the peace of the gardens every year. The private tour will be followed by lunch and a short drive to Kildare Village Designer Shopping Outlet. At an agreed time the tour will return to the hotel in time for the Civic Reception followed by dinner.
Tuesday 11th September
Participants will join the main delegates on a technical tour of the waterways. Please select a tour from the main listing. The tour includes snacks and lunch. Delegates and accompanying persons are both free for dinner.
Wednesday 12th September
The tour will leave the hotel by coach with the guide providing a commentary on the drive to Galway one of Irelands internationally known cities of culture, the arts and especially food. The tours will begin with a walking food trail around Galway city in the hands of a local expert. (do let us know of any dietary limitations) lasting a couple of hours the tour provides so many generous tasty morsels lunch is optional. In the afternoon wander with the tour guide over to the National University of Ireland Galway for a tour of the quad and see exhibits of the archaeology, history and sea science of Galway in Galway City Museum. Or you could take some person al time and wander the Spanish Arch and up the pubs and music of Shop street to savour Galway for yourself. At an agreed time the tour will return to the hotel in time for the closing dinner.
For further information on accommodation, social programme and registration please contact:
Conference Partners International
T: + 353 1 296 8688
If you would like further information on the programme, please contact: WCC2018Programme@conferencepartners.ie