Explore Ireland
12 Days

ITINERARY

Tour Overview:

In 12 days, explore the best of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Hear the story of the Titanic in Belfast, and marvel at the World Heritage site, Giant’s Causeway. See the craftsmanship at Belleek Pottery and Waterford Crystal. Discover the art of Irish whiskey making and have a taste. Learn about the emigration of millions at the Dunbrody Famine Ship and the EPIC museum. And take in the spectacular scenery of the Emerald Isle.


Day 1 – Arrive Ireland

Welcome to Dublin Airport. You will meet and transfered to your city centre hotel.The remainder of the day is free to enjoy all that Dublin has to offer. Thisevening meet your fellow tour participants for a welcome drink.
Overnight: Dublin (B)


Day 2 – Dublin To Belfast

Meet your driver and guide at the hotel’s reception and depart towardsBelfast. On route, you will travel through the Boyne Valley and the 5,000-year-old Hill of Tara, the seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. Stop atthe Glyde Inn for a unique VR experience! You won’t just learn aboutbeing a Viking; you will become one. Continue to Hillsborough Castle,the official Royal Palace for Northern Ireland, for a visit. Discover stories ofcelebration, entertainment, diplomacy, and negotiation as you exploreHillsborough Castle’s fascinating history and stunning State Rooms.
Overnight: Belfast (B)


Day 3 – Belfast City

Splendidly situated at the head of Belfast Lough, Belfast City is a modernand vibrant city which is proud of its heritage and history. Enjoy apanoramic tour of the city centre during which your guide will explainhow Belfast developed from a small market town to an industrial giant.Pass by landmarks like City Hall and Queen’s University before visitingTitanic Belfast, an iconic landmark building where the story of Titanic istold. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Belfast. Overnight: Belfast (B)


Day 4 – Giant’s Causeway & Derry
Check out of your hotel this morning and travel along the spectacularNorth Antrim Coastline. Experience the highlight of any trip to NorthernIreland: The Giant’s Causeway, where about 40,000 interlocking basaltcolumns result from a volcanic eruption. The site was declared a WorldHeritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.After your visit, continue to Derry, Ireland’s only fully intact walled city. Your tour concludes with a walkalong Derry’s walls, which has witnessed centuries of drama. Overnight: Donegal (BD)


Day 5 – Donegal To Galway

Our first stop today is at Belleek Pottery which has been in business since1857. See first-hand how this world-renowned pottery is created.Continue to the Marble Arch Caves and explore a fascinating, naturalunderworld of rivers, winding passages and lofty chambers. The caves, inthe heart of the UNESCO Global Geopark, were formed in limestone rockwhen water flowing through the rock slowly dissolved it to leavechambers, passages and systems you can explore during a guided tour. Overnight: Galway (BD)


Day 6 – Burren & Cliffs of Moher

This morning, travel into Co. Clare and the Burren Region. Visit the Cliffs ofMoher, offering splendid views over the Atlantic Ocean. Rising to over200 metres in places, they are among the highest sea cliffs in WesternEurope and stretch for about 8km along the Atlantic coast. Return toGalway to enjoy some time at leisure in the city. Overnight: Galway (B)


Day 7 – Galway To Cork

Travel south towards Cork. En route, you will pass Limerick City, foundedin the 9th century by Vikings. In the afternoon arrive in Blarney where youwill visit Blarney Castle. Blarney Castle is set in over 60 acres of stunningparkland, filled with rare and unusual plants and trees and steeped inhistory. Visitors, too, can possess the gift of the gab by kissing themythical Blarney Stone (or stone of eloquence). Overnight: Cork (B)


Day 8 – Kerry Highlights

Today discover the highlights of the Ring of Kerry. Take in the spectacularscenery of Molls Gap and Ladies’ View. Finish the day with a relaxingJaunting Car Ride in Killarney National Park! Step back in time byexperiencing Ireland’s most traditional mode of transport with a JauntingCar Tour/ horse and carriage to view Killarney’s most loved beautyhotspots. Learn all about the area’s history from your jarvey, many ofwhom are second and third-generation jarveys.
Overnight: Cork (B)


Day 9 – Midleton & Waterford

Visit the nearby Midleton Distillery Experience, founded by the MurphyBrothers in 1825, which still produces more than 24 million bottles ofwhiskey yearly. Finish the visit with a tasting of this famous Irish whiskey.Continue towards Waterford, where you will visit the House of Waterfordin the city’s Viking Triangle. On the tour, you will witness how WaterfordCrystal masterpieces are crafted, from initial design to final engraving.
Overnight: Kilkenny (B)


Day 10 – Kilkenny & Dunbrody

Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a full-scale replica of the original shipbuilt in 1845 for the Graves family of New Ross and which carriedthousands of emigrants from Ireland to North America over thirty years.Afternoon at leisure in Kilkenny to discover this picturesque medieval city. Overnight: Kilkenny (B)


Day 11 – Kilkenny to Dublin

In Dublin visit the EPIC Museum and find out why over 10 million peopleemigrated from Ireland. As you uncover the stories of our emigrants, you’llrealise that emigration is not about what people leave behind but whatthey bring with them. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Dublin (B)


Day 12 – Farewell

After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight.

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Max 29 Guests
2024
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 25 - June 05 CAD 5,615 CAD 7,775
Junr 15 - June 26 SOLD OUT
July 20 - July 31 CAD 5,615 CAD 7,775
Aug 10 - Aug 21 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Sep 14 - Sep 25 CAD 5,615 CAD 7,775
Oct 12 - Oct 23 CAD 5,170 CAD 7,345
Hotels:
Dublin
Academy Plaza, The Gresham or similar
Belfast
Maldron Hotel, Holiday Inn Belfast or similar
Donegal
Jacksons Hotel, The Clanree or similar
Galway
Salthill Hotel, Clayton Hotel or similar
Cork
Maldron Southmall, Clayton Hotel or similar
Kilkenny
Hotel Kilkenny, Ormonde Hotel or similar

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 11 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Dinner at your hotel on days 4&5
  • Visits include The Glyde Inn VR Experience, Hillsborough Castle,
  • Titanic Belfast,
  • Giants Causeway, Derry City Walking tour,Belleek Pottery, Marble Arch Caves, Cliffs of Moher, BlarneyCastle, Jaunting Car ride in Killarney National Park, MidletonDistillery Experience, House of Waterford, Dunbrody FamineShip, EPIC museum
  • Modern motor-coach for days 2-11
  • English speaking guide for days 1-11
  • Porterage x 1 piece of luggage p.p.

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