Country
Ireland
Duration
8 Days/7 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours
 

Highlights

  • Blarney Castle
    Sheep Dog Demonstration
    Cliffs of Moher
    Lough Corrib Cruise
    Bodhran Maker in Connemara
    Kylemore Abbey
    EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
    OPTIONAL: Jaunting Car, Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, Traditional Irish Night with Dinner in Dublin
    Discover Ireland’s Celtic spirit and experience the stunning and varied landscapes of this beautiful “Emerald isle”.
  • The Republic of Ireland claimed their identity so that, culturally, it is usually considered the island of Ireland as one of six “Celtic Nations”. In this tour discover the must see sights and architecture of the Emerald Isle including a Lough Corrib Cruise.

    Inclusions

    7 night accommodation at 3* and 4* hotels
    9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Visits as per itinerary
    Sheepdog Demonstration
    Ferry ride across the river Shannon
    Lough Corrib Cruise
    Half day Dublin city tour guide
    Modern motor-coach with driver/guide included as per itinerary
    Porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels
    Service charges and taxes at existing rates

    Exclusions

    Flights – Beverages – Travel insurance – Tips – Optional excursions – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    Additional Information

    Language(s) spoken

    Please note that this tour is in English only.

    1

    DAY 1 DUBLIN

    Arrival in Dublin by your own. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city centre.

    Meals : Dinner

    Accommodation : Dublin for 1 night
    Academy Plaza Hotel Riu 3* or Plaza Gresham Hotel 4* or similar

    2

    DAY 2 DUBLIN - BLARNEY - COUNTY KERRY

    Today meet with your English speaking driver/guide and depart Ireland’s capital traveling to County Kerry. En route stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. Here you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. It was bought in 1976 by a former worker has been transformed into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Accommodation : Kerry for 2 nights
    Randles Hotel 4* or Dromhall Hotel 4* or similar

    3

    DAY 3 RING OF KERRY

    Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery such as mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses, before arriving back in Killarney. Along the Ring of Kerry stop at a local farm for a sheepdog demonstration. Your visit starts with an overview of the different breeds of sheep, followed by an introduction to the farmer’s most important tools, his border collies. Next you will see a superb demonstration of sheep herding as the farmer with his dogs demonstrate how, by working together, he can take a flock of sheep from the mountain top to the sheep pen close to the farmyard.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Accommodation : Randles Hotel 4* or Dromhall Hotel 4* or similar

    4

    DAY 4 KERRY - KILLIMER - BURREN - LIMERICK

    Travel northwards to Tarbert and take a short boat ride across the mouth of the river Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren region. The Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bear with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves such as the Ailwee caves. Overnight in Limerick.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Accommodation : Treacys West County 3* or George Hotel 4* or similar

    5

    DAY 5 LIMERICK - GALWAY CITY - CORRIB RIVER

    This morning travel to Galway city. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. The exterior design may not be to everybody’s taste, while the interior, with its high curved arches and central dome, has a simple but solid elegance. Enjoy a cruise along the Corrib River to Lough Corrib including scones and an Irish coffee (including demonstration). This journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic Lough Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments and natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland. The cruise sails from Woodquay in the heart of Galway City and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

    Accommodation : Galway for 2 nights
    Clayton Hotel 4* or similar

    6

    DAY 6 GALWAY - CONNEMARA

    Today travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Next you will visit a bodhrán maker (traditional Irish drum). Roundstone Music and Crafts is located in a former Franciscan monastery in Roundstone, in the heart of Connemara. It is here that you will find the workshop of Malachy Kearns, better known as Malachy Bodhrán, who is famous for the manufacture of bodhráns, the oldest instruments that accompany traditional Irish music. Malachy makes bodhráns for the world famous Riverdance troupe and he is currently the only fulltime bodhrán maker in Ireland.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Accommodation : Clayton Hotel 4* or similar

    7

    DAY 7 DUBLIN

    Depart Galway for Dublin today. On arrival in Dublin, you will first explore the north side of the city which offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street & Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city’s south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This is a stateof-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

    Optional: Evening Entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock or similar. Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance. A ballad group will regale visitors with ballads both happy and sad and will (after a few pints) have visitors singing along with them. The music is interrupted for a short while to enjoy the best of Irish dancing guaranteed to get feet tapping. Visitors will later be sent into the night with fond memories of a memorable night in a Dublin Pub.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Accommodation : Dublin for 1 night
    Academy Plaza Hotel Riu 3* or Plaza Gresham Hotel 4* or similar

    8

    DAY 8 DUBLIN

    After a final Irish breakfast, taxi or public transportation to the airport at your own expenses.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Accommodation : Alternatively we can book hotel accommodation in Dublin if you wish to extend your stay.

    Prices per person, in CAD$, starting from, Double Occupancy Price
    departures from DUBLIN – 2022 Land Package

     May 10, June 4, July 5, July 19 

    1629

    September 13, 27

    1899

    October 11, 18

    1599
    Supplements
    Single +700

    Hotels or similar (according to availibility) 

    Dublin – Academy Plaza Hotel 3* or Riu Plaza Gresham 4*

    Kerry – Randles hotels or Dromhall Hotel 4* 

    Limerick – Treacys West County 3* or George Hotel 4* 

    Galway – Clayton Hotel 4* 

      

    **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