October 30th 2013 - November 8th, 2013
$2650 per person (based on double occupancy)
Price guaranteed until May 17, 2012.
Your trip includes a direct flight from Montreal to Dublin, guided tours, three and four star hotels, free time to explore at your leisure, and travel to Dublin, Kerry, Connemara, and Galway.
We expect to reach capacity for this tour, so reserve quickly in order to ensure your spot.
To learn more, or to make a reservation for the tour, Call Keren Samuel at 1-866-978-2997.
DAY 1: CANADA TO IRELAND
Depart from Montreal for Dublin.
DAY 2: WELCOME TO IRELAND
Arrive at Dublin Airport, meet with your coach driver and depart for Waterford. Visit Waterford Crystal Visitors Centre. Check into hotel and enjoy the balance of your day at leisure. Overnight, dinner at hotel in Waterford. (D)
DAY 3: WATERFORD TO KERRY
Today depart Waterford and travel to County Kerry. En route stop in the town of Blarney for a visit to Blarney Castle. Dating from1446, the castle is a tower house built on solid limestone in wonderful grounds. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. Continue to your Kerry hotel Overnight, dinner at hotel in Kerry region. (B,D)
DAY 4 – 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 - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney one passes through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly coloured houses. The road continues through the mountains to Molls Gap and Ladies View with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. Visit Muckross House, which was built in 1843 by the Herbert Family, in Elizabethan style. Tonight enjoy dinner on your own at one of Killarney’s many pubs or restaurants. Overnight at hotel in Kerry region. (B).
DAY 5 – KERRY TO LIMERICK
Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher The most majestic cliffs in Ireland rise from the Atlantic Ocean at 215 metres and extend for over seven kilometers long. Later enjoy a tour of the Burren Region The Burren is a strange and unique region in Europe. “Burren” means “large stones”: in fact its name describes this impressive scenery perfectly well. Often described as lunar, the Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare between Ballyvaughan and Kilfenora. You will also discover the testimonies of its rich history thanks to countless castles and monastic ruins. Continue to Limerick Tonight enjoy dinner and entertainment at Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle. Overnight at hotel in Limerick or region. (B,D)
DAY 6 – GALWAY CITY & LOUGH CORRIB CRUISE
This morning travel to Galway On arrival enjoy an orientation tour of the city Galway City is a delight with its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, good restaurants and busy pubs. The city has attracted many musicians and artists, which add so much to the character of the city. Spend some time at leisure in Galway city or enjoy a round of golf at the Cregmore Park Golf Coruse. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Galway/Cong or region. (B)
DAY 7 – CONNEMARA
Today travel through the beautiful Connemara Region Connemara is 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. Later visit - Kylemore Abbey is located in the Kylemore Pass in Connemara. The architecture is best described as neo-gothic and the house still displays all the characteristics of that period. One of Kylemore Abbey's most famous features is its miniature cathedral, built in 1870 and known locally as the Gothic church. Today, the Abbey is home to the Irish order
of Benedictine nuns. They bought the house in 1920, having fled their convent in war-torn Belgium in 1914. Tonight enjoy your stay at Ashford Castle. Overnight, dinner at hotel. (B,D)
DAY 8 - GALWAY – DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY
Depart Galway for Dublin via The Irish National Stud. Visit The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion of Irish bloodstock with its role as one of the country's major tourist attractions and it is the only Stud farm in Ireland open to the public. Continue to Dublin to discover Dublin’s Fair City. The north side of the River Liffey offers great striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on the city main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street, or the Custom House along the quays, as well as the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares, such as Merrion Square where Oscar Wilde’s House can still be found (today owned by an American College), its colourful doors, along with Grafton Street and its quality shops. Not so far from St. Stephen’s Green, in Kildare St., you will see the house of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula. Visit Trinity College, the oldest University in Ireland, which was founded in 1592 by Elizabeth 1st. Within its walls, you will be able to admire Parliament Square and its 18th Century edifices. The visit of the ancient library, containing over twenty thousand manuscripts, is often surprising by its splendour. The ninth Century Book of Kells, famous for its precious illuminations, is exhibited in these premises. Overnight at hotel in Dublin. (B)
DAY 9 – FAREWELL
After a final Irish breakfast transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight home. (B)