Experience Ireland in all its vibrant shades as you travel from the lively city of Dublin to the untamed natural beauty of Northern Ireland. Explore Dublin with a local guide. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Marvel at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm. Tour the walled city of Derry. Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience. From breathtaking nature and stunning coasts to a captivating culture and friendly locals – this is Ireland.
- 11 night guided vacation
- 11 nights accommodation in hand picked hotels
- 17 Meals – 11 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
- Services of a qualified Travel Director, Driver Guide
Must See & Do Inclusions
- Ride with a local guide and see Dublin’s most famous sites OR take a walking tour of Dublin
- Tour the Waterford Crystal factory OR visit the Medieval Museum and have a glass of wine in the 15th-Century Wine Vault
- 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 causeway
- Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads.
- Enjoy a hearty dinner and night of traditional entertainment
- Overnight on the grounds of a historic manor house
- Experience the daily life of an Irish family during a visit to a local farm
- Be transported to a bygone era during a ceili in 20-century Ulster
|Mar 14,25, 2024||from $4679 tax included|
|Apr 1-May 9, 2024||from $4839 tax included|
|Jun 1-Sep 5, 2024||from $5039 tax included|
|Single Room Supplement||on request|
Airfare additional, but can be added! Plus add air & roundtrip airport transfers and sedan service to and from hometown airport is included (restrictions apply)
Pre Night: Optional to Add
Herbert Park Hotel: from $270 per night
Day 1: Depart Canada
Set out on an amazing Irish adventure that tells the complete story of the Emerald Isle.
Day 2: Dublin, Ireland – Tour Begins (D)
Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travelers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine. Hotel: Herbert Park Hotel or similar (2 nights)
Day 3: Dublin (B)
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 center, 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.
Day 4: Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford (B/D)
Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendor 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. Hotel: Granville Hotel or similar
Day 5: Waterford – Blarney Stone – Killarney (B/D)
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, where you will board a traditional boat* and sail through breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening, enjoy dinner on the town. Hotel: Killarney Avenue or similar (2 nights)
Day 6: Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney (B)
Take in the rugged coastline as you 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.
Day 7: Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Ennis (B)
Bid Killarney farewell and 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. Hotel: Old Ground Hotel or similar
Day 8: Ennis – Galway – Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (B/D)
Experience the daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable farm visit. Then continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes.” Your day ends in the northwest reaches of Eire. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hotel: Manor House Country Hotel or similar
Day 9: Enniskillen – Donegal Town – Derry (B/D)
Take in the rugged, natural beauty of County Donegal. Stop in Donegal Town and stroll the town square, enjoying its quaint craft and woolen shops. Next, travel to Derry, known for its turbulent political history. This afternoon, a local guide leads 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… choose your included dinner from a “menu” of Derry’s great restaurants. Hotel: City Hotel Derry or similar (2 nights)
Day 10: Derry – Inishowen Peninsula – Derry (B)
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.
Day 11: Derry – Giant’s Causeway – Glens of Antrim – Belfast ( B)
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 to Belfast. Hotel: Europa Hotel Belfast or similar (2 nights)
Day 12: Belfast (B/D) Begin the day with a guided tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, and hear of the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through the different neighborhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the cranes at the shipyard that built the Titanic, before touring the “Titanic Experience,” Northern Ireland’s most visited attraction. Top your day off with a traditional Irish ceili; an experience that takes you back to the cobblestoned streets and Irish fare in 20th-century Ulster. Enjoy rousing music and dance as your Irish adventure comes to a close.
Day 13: Belfast – Tour Ends (B)
Your tour ends in Belfast.
Post Night: Optional to Add
Europa Hotel Belfast: from $270 per night Step into the spacious grand foyer and you’ll feel a warm welcome at the Hastings Europa Hotel, located in the heart of Belfast city center. This cosmopolitan hotel offers superior accommodations and style.
Guinness Storehouse and Pub Dinner – $133 pp
Dublin Duration: 4 Hours Your transportation is included This culinary and cultural adventure begins at the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s top international visitor attraction. Explore the brewing process behind this beloved beverage and learn how to pour the perfect pint. At its spectacular Gravity Bar, enjoy a sweeping 360º view of Dublin as you savour a complimentary pint. Then, indulge in a quintessential Irish pub dinner. Ireland is renowned for serving up traditional and cutting-edge dishes using the freshest, local ingredients. This culinary experience will immerse you into the culture of the Emerald Isle through its well-loved traditions. This option will not be offered on St. Patrick’s Day or Easter Sunday. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult and may not participate in the tasting at the Guinness Storehouse.
Medieval Banquet – $147 pp
Limerick Duration: 4 Hours Your transportation is included In a beautiful land of rolling green fields, ancient battlefields and medieval fortresses once inhabited by generations of clansmen, you can conjure up a world filled with lords and ladies, knights and damsels as you experience a true medieval banquet hosted in a real castle! The 15th century magically comes to life the moment you enter the castle. Sip honey-rich mead and admire the ornate tapestries and royal furnishings before sitting down for a sumptuous four-course meal and some fine wine suitable for toasting the royal court. Spirits run high with delightful song and dance performances reminiscent of this unique period. Time depends on the confirmed seating time and will vary by departure.
The Spirit of Derry – $107 pp
Derry Duration: 3 Hours Explore one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. Enjoy an engaging evening that reveals the history of Derry and the North through storytelling, music and song. The tale of Derry is intertwined with many of Ireland’s most important events. Come and experience the city’s budding farm-to-table culinary scene with a three-course dinner at a top restaurant and see first hand why Derry was named the UK City of Culture in 2013.