Experience the delights of Ireland’s Capital City, together with the vibrant Galway City, Capital of the western province of Connaught.

Inclusions

• 6 nights’ accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels (3 nights in Dublin & 3 nights in Galway)
• Daily breakfast
• Return Transfer from Dublin Airport
• Return train tickets from Dublin to Galway
• Day tour to Wicklow and Kilkenny from Dublin
• Day tour to Connemara from Galway
• Day tour to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher from Galway
• 2 Days Hop on Hop Off Pass with Dublin Bus

Exclusions

Flights – Entrances & transfers other than those detailed above – Lunches, dinners and drinks – Personal expenses – Any other items not mentioned in Inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

*Please note this itinerary is a suggestion only. The included excursions can be booked at different dates depending on availability. Please contact your travel agent for more information.

 

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN DUBLIN

Welcome to Dublin, capital city of Ireland! On arrival transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Depending on your time of arrival you may want to explore the city. Why not include a city walking tour with a local guide to learn about the history, live and culture of Dublin or use your 2-Day Hop On Hop Off Pass to explore the city? Perhaps visit the Guinness Storehouse. The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe's largest stout producing brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in 1904, the Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness. Today it houses a very fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. Visitors will discover what goes into the making a pint of Guinness - the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft and the passion. Once the tour has finished, the guest is invited to the Gravity Bar to enjoy their pint of Guinness.

Accommodation : Dublin City Centre Hotel for 2 nights

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DAY 2 DUBLIN

After breakfast, discover more of the city, with your Hop On Hop Off Pass. You could visit St-Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, where Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels was once Dean. Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (optional +$), situated in the old markets area of the city, Smithfield. An audio-visual tour explains the process by which whisky is made and this is followed by a whisky tasting by all in the Ball o' Malt Bar. A special tasting is organised to compare the most popular Irish whiskies with bourbon and scotch whisky.

Meals : Breakfast

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DAY 3 DUBLIN TO GALWAY BY TRAIN

In the morning take the train to Galway. Situated at the mouth of Galway Bay, Galway City it is both a picturesque and lively city with a wonderful avant-garde culture. It has changed considerably over the last number of years and features a fascinating juxtaposition of new and ancient architecture. The centre of the city is conveniently compact enough to ramble around comfortably. The city has long traded with Spain and the Spanish influences in the city are many. Of note is Spanish Arch, a gateway in the old city walls and the Spanish Parade, where wealthy merchants and their families enjoyed a stroll along the promenade.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Galway City Centre Hotel for 3 nights

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DAY 4 GALWAY - CONNEMARA

Take a day tour to Connemara, a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains. A land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed little since the beginning of time. It is without a doubt the wildest and the most romantic part of Ireland. Connemara is a vast peninsula bordered by the arid and rocky coastline of Galway Bay in the south - a land characteristic for its stone walls and thatched cottages. On its northern shore the land is harsher and more secret, with spectacular views of the Ocean and the beautiful fjord of Killary Harbour, as well as the steep mountains overlooking numerous lakes and large bog areas. Connemara is a real paradise for Nature lovers and those in search of strong emotions.

Meals : Breakfast

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DAY 5 GALWAY – BURREN – CLIFFS OF MOHR

Take a day tour to Burren and Cliffs of Mohr. The Burren region stretches across northern Clare, and the rocky, windswept is a unique striated lunar-like landscape with a wildly diverse ecosystem. Continue to the Cliffs of Moher. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean and bordering the Burren region, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most spectacular sights. Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland

Meals : Breakfast

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DAY 6 GALWAY TO DUBLIN BY TRAIN – WICKLOW – KILLKENNY

In the morning, return to Dublin by train, and take a day tour to Wicklow and Kilkenny. From golden sandy beaches to rolling hills and valleys, Wicklow’s unique topography means that, yet another stunning scene awaits just minutes away no matter where you are in the county. Kilkenny’s heritage is evident in the city and surroundings including the historic buildings such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and round tower, Rothe House, Shee Alms House, Black Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral. One of the most instantly recognised buildings in Ireland, Kilkenny Castle has been an important site since it was built by the Anglo-Normans in the 12th century. The castle has been remodeled in Victorian times and set in extensive parklands. In the evening, why not conclude your holiday with a traditional Irish evening of food, song and dancing.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Dublin City Centre Hotel for 1 night

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DAY 7 DEPARTURE FROM IRELAND

Time to leave the Emerald Isle or extend your holiday in Ireland or take another city break in the UK.

Meals : Breakfast

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy  Land Package
Departures 2022 Double Occupancy Single Supplement
May – September 1645 +599
October 1520 +599
November – December 1499 +599
Optional Extra Night in Dublin 185 +115
Triple Occupancy Upon request

Hotel Options or Similar:

 

– Dublin City: Ashing Hotel, North Star Hotel
– Galway City: Scotts Hotel

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.