Join us as we consider how the last sola of the five solas encapsulates the goal of the Reformation. During this 11-day Study Tour, Dr. Derek Thomas will look at the purpose of the solas in relation to the glory of God, and he will also explore the acronym TULIP and how these doctrines bring glory to our Creator.

Itinerary

October 8 – DAY 1

Belfast


Arrive at Belfast International Airport*, where you are met by a Sovereign representative and transferred to your hotel in Belfast. Spend the remainder of the day settling into your hotel and enjoying the beautiful surroundings before attending our dinner and opening lecture with Ligonier Teaching Fellow, Dr. Derek Thomas.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Dinner

*Airport arrival in Ireland is subject to change.

October 9 – DAY 2

County Louth


After enjoying a full breakfast, we will travel from Belfast through the north of Ireland to the charming city of Donegal and explore Donegal Castle.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

October 10 – DAY 3

County Donegal


After enjoying a traditional Irish Breakfast, we will depart for the Slieve Leagues and view the highest cliffs in all of Europe from above the clouds. The afternoon is on your own to enjoy the grounds of our resort and to rest before we again gather for dinner and our time of sharing and reflection.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

October 11 – DAY 4

Galway


After enjoying a traditional Irish Breakfast, we will depart for Galway, stopping in the coastal town of Sligo to learn the history of the mountain called Ben Bulben. In Galway, our guests will be able to explore traditional Irish music venues and other eateries in this eclectic city.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

October 12 – DAY 5

Galway


Set out today with our drivers to explore Galway and the magnificent cliffs of Moher. You will pass through the beautiful countryside around Limerick as we arrive this afternoon in beautiful Killarney. After a dinner and lecture, enjoy the genuine Irish music and pub culture in downtown Killarney.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

October 13 – DAY 6

The Ring of Kerry


The Ring of Kerry is one of the most scenic and best loved coastal drives in Europe. Your driver-guide will follow the ragged shoreline, passing beautiful mountain and moorland scenery. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a relaxing cart ride through the gardens at Muckross. Tonight, we enjoy a traditional Irish meal with an Irish dance show.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

October 14 – DAY 7

Waterford


After an early breakfast, we will set out to travel the south of the Emerald Isle as we head towards Waterford. We will stop by the famous Blarney Castle and visit the iconic stone. We then make our way up to Waterford where you will have a special factory tour and the opportunity to purchase the most exclusive crystal in Europe.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast

October 15 – DAY 8

Dublin


After enjoying a full breakfast, we will drive up through the majestic Wicklow Mountains then arrive early in the afternoon in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin and tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral before dinner.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

October 16 – DAY 9

Dublin


After a traditional breakfast in Dublin, we will explore the greatest collection of ancient manuscripts and artwork in Europe at the Chester Beatty Museum. Our guests may have a “night on your own” in Dublin.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch

October 17 – DAY 10

Armagh


After a scenic drive to Armagh, we will journey to St. Patrick’s country. We will then take the ferry from the fishing village of Portaferry over to Strangford to visit the quaint and peaceful Saul Church, Down Cathedral, and other historical sites.

HOTEL: Five Star Luxury Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

October 18 – DAY 11

Belfast


After a full breakfast, a Sovereign representative will assist with your limousine transfers to Belfast International Airport.

MEALS: Breakfast

 

Please Note: Schedule of tour events is subject to modification without notice.

To fully participate in this tour, you must be able to walk long distances, have good balance capabilities and be able to walk on uneven terrain. There will also be some climbing involved as well as long periods of standing. Due to the historical nature of some of our destinations, not all facilities will be ADA compliant.

Parents are welcomed to register children above 16 years of age with at least one accompanying adult. We apologize that children under the age of 16 years of age cannot participate in the tour.

Speakers

Derek Thomas

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas is senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and author of many books, including How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Calvin’s Teaching on Job, and, with Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ichthus: Jesus Christ, God’s Son, the Saviour. 

Pricing & Travel Information

October 8 – October 18, 2018
  • Standard Price
  • Double Occupancy Price: $6,477.00
  • Single Occupancy Price: $7,825.00

About Ligonier Tours

One of the best ways you can learn about a person or even an event is being there—to be on site. We can certainly learn from reading and studying. We can even create the scene in our mind’s eye. But nothing brings a person or an event to life like being there. Ligonier Tours takes you to the places where significant events occurred, events that have shaped history. You can literally walk in the footsteps of our heroes of the past, of Luther, of Calvin, of Jonathan Edwards. You will meet these figures in ways you have never met them before.

Ligonier’s teaching fellows and other ministry leaders serve as your guides as you explore these important sites. On these tours, you’ll have time with these trusted teachers over a meal or at the sites along the journey. You will also have rich times of fellowship with your fellow travelers, meeting kindred spirits and making friendships.

Ligonier Tours brings the past to life, they serve to encourage us as disciples in our own day, and they offer us reminders that we are not alone, but that we are on our pilgrim journey together.