Highlights. Dublin ● Irish Evening ● Kilkenny ● Waterford ● Choices on Tour ● Blarney Castle ● Killarney ● Ring of Kerry ● Jaunting Car Ride* ● Cliffs of Moher ● Farm Visit ● Galway ● Donegal Town ● Derry ● Giant’s Causeway ● Glens of Antrim ● Belfast ● “Titanic Experience” ● Castle Stay
Day 1 Depart CANADA
Day 2 Dublin, IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 3 Dublin, IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 4 Waterford, IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 5 Kerry, IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 6 Kerry, IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 7 Ennis, IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 8 Enniskillen, NORTHERN IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 9 Derry, NORTHERN IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 10 Derry, NORTHERN IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 11 Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 12 Kingscourt, IRELAND Hotel Stay
Day 13 Depart for CANADA
DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT
Evening departure from Toronto to Dublin, Ireland as you set out on an amazing Irish adventure that tells the complete story of the Emerald Isle.
DAY 2: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. Today dinner will be included. Accommodation: HOTEL RIU PLAZA THE GRESHAM or similar (2 nights). (D)
DAY 3: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park -OR- choose a walking tour of the city’s historic centre, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own. Today breakfast will be included. (B)
DAY 4: DUBLIN – KILKENNY – WATERFORD, IRLEAND
Step back in time. Begin the day in the medieval splendour of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries -OR- visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Accommodation: GRANVILLE HOTEL or similar (1 night). (B/D)
DAY 5: WATERFORD – BLARNEY STONE – KILLARNEY, IRELAND
Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney. In Killarney’s stunning national park, board a traditional boat* and sail through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening, enjoy dinner on the town. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Accommodation: KILLARNEY TOWERS HOTEL or KILLARNEY AVENUE HOTEL or KILLARNEY PLAZA HOTEL or THE DUNLOE HOTEL or similar (2 nights). (B/D)
DAY 6: KILLARNEY – RING OF KERRY – KILLARNEY, IRELAND
Take in the rugged coastline. Loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan-made crafts. End your day with a traditional jaunting car ride* through one of Ireland’s best kept secrets – Killarney National Park. Today breakfast will be included. (B)
DAY 7: KILLARNEY – CLIFFS OF MOHER – ENNIS, IRELAND
Bid Killarney farewell as we travel across the lovely Shannon River into County Clare. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most iconic sites. Walk along the rambling edge, soaking up unparalleled views and snapping incredible photos. Complete your day at the historic Old Ground Hotel, and experience the finest in Irish hospitality. Today breakfast will be included. Accommodation: OLD GROUND HOTEL or similar (1 night). (B)
DAY 8: ENNIS – GALWAY – ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND
Experience the daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable farm visit. Then continue on to Galway, where a brief tour showcases “The City of Tribes.” Your day ends in the northwest reaches of Eire. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Accommodation: MANOR HOUSE COUNTRY HOTEL or MARKREE CASTLE or similar (1 night). (B/D)
DAY 9: ENNISKILLEN – DONEGAL TOWN – DERRY, NORTHENR IRELAND
Today you take in the rugged, natural beauty of County Donegal. Stop in Donegal Town and stroll the town square, enjoying its quaint craft and woollen shops. Next, we travel to Derry, known for its turbulent political history. This afternoon, a local guide leads you on a walk through the old city, including the Craft Village, a charming 19th century Georgian square in the heart of the walled city. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…you will choose your included dinner from a “menu” of Derry’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Accommodation: CITY HOTEL or ROE PARK HOTEL or similar (2 nights). (B/D)
DAY 10: DERRY – INISHOWEN PENINSULA – DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
This morning, journey to the Inishowen Peninsula and Malin Head. Take in breathtaking scenery as you explore Ireland’s northernmost point. Return to Derry, and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Today breakfast will be included. (B)
DAY 11: DERRY – GIANT’S CAUSEWAY – GLENS OF ANTRIM – BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
See the most famous natural site in Northern Ireland as you visit the magnificent Giant’s Causeway. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles a cobble road leading into the sea. Then lose yourself in the natural beauty of Northern Ireland as you explore the scenic back roads of the Glens of Antrim. Today breakfast will be included. Accommodation: EUROPA HOTEL or similar (1 night). (B)
DAY 12: BELFAST – KINGSCOURT, IRELAND
Get ready for a guided tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Hear of the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through the different neighbourhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the cranes at the shipyard that built the Titanic, before touring the “Titanic Experience,” Northern Ireland’s most visited attraction. Next, we cross back into the Republic of Ireland. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Accommodation: CABRA CASTLE or similar (1 night). (B/D)
DAY 13: KINGSCOURT, IRELAND – CANADA
Following your early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Dublin airport for your homebound flight. (B)
Cabra Castle stands on 100 acres of gardens and parkland, with delightful views over the Cavan countryside, famous for its beautiful lakes. Formerly known as Cormey Castle, the history of the castle dates back to the pre-Cromwellian times of the 16th century. The property was bought in the early 19th century by Colonel Joseph Pratt, who rebuilt it and renamed it Cabra Castle. Its long legacy lends a mature, cultured air to the castle which can be felt by strolling through the castle’s magnificent hallways and stairwells. Experience this history when you enjoy an overnight stay on the castle grounds. The rooms are outfitted to the highest standards with every comfort and modern facilities. The bar and restaurant offer views of the countryside and Dun an Ri Forest Park.
Overnight on the grounds of a regal castle.
Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads.
Experience the daily life of an Irish family during a visit to a local farm.
Enjoy a hearty dinner and night of traditional Irish entertainment.
Be treated to a farewell dinner at a castle!
Choose from a “menu” of Derry’s best restaurants.
Stand in awe of the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher.
Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
See Northern Ireland’s famous phenomenon — the spectacular Giant’s
June 10 – 22, 2019
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Double Occupancy $5,295 ● Single Occupancy $6,195
September 19 – October 1, 2019
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Double Occupancy $5,595 ● Single Occupancy $6,695
ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS (PER PERSON) AND INCLUDE:
Airfare from TORONTO, for departures from OTTAWA please add $200 per person, other gateways on request.
11 Nights first class hotel accommodations.
Fully Guided sightseeing as per our itinerary.
11 Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
All taxes/fees and surcharges.
6 Full Dinners in while on the tour.
Hosted by Expo Cruises & Tours*.
Deposit of $700 per person is required to secure booking.
Final payment is due March 14th for June 10th departure and June 27th for September 19th departure.
Please note a penalty of $500 per person will apply prior to your final payment.