Ideal for first-time visitors thanks to its easy-to-navigate route that covers most of Ireland’s highlights.
- Round trip airfare to Dublin
- 8 nights 3-star hotels (3 in Dublin, 2 in Galway, 2 in Kerry, 1 in Limerick) or upgrade to 4-star Manor House Accommodations
- Breakfast daily
- Manual compact rental car (additional cost to upgrade to automatic)
- Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Protection, Third Party Liability, Location Service Charges, tax
- Includes Careflex: Cancel up to 3 days prior
|Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton|
|Jul 7-Sep 4, 2023||from $2099 + $734 tax|
|Sep 8-30, 2023||from $1799 + $734 tax|
|Oct 2-29, 2023||from $1699 + $734 tax|
|Upgrade to 4-star Manor House including castle stays||from $1000 more|
|Victoria, Kelowna||from $200 more|
Please note: Package includes manual compact car rental. Additional cost to upgrade to automatic
Note: The first person listed on your file is considered as the principle driver of the vehicle. Modifications or change of name to principle driver name will incur fees.
Collision Damage Waiver
Third Party Liability
Location Service Charges
Note: Day tours and visits not included, just where you stay each night is set. Distances shown include visits as described, but you are able to adjust the itinerary to better suit what you want to see along the way.
Day 1 Depart Canada
Board your flight to Dublin.
Day 2 Welcome to Dublin
Pick up your car at the airport and make your way to your hotel in Dublin. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure.
Hotel: Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross or upgrade to 4-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel or similar
Day 3 Dublin – Galway (B)
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin starting with a visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church. Stop at the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield for an audio-visual tour that explains the whiskey-making process followed by a whiskey tasting session. In the afternoon, leave for Galway. (approx. 200 km).
Hotel: Lady Gregory Hotel (2 nights) or upgrade to 4-star Lough Inagh Lodge or similar
Day 4 Connemara (B)
Explore Connemara: an area full of contrast, stone walls, small farms and cottages, and heather covered hills that make for an unforgettable scene for visitors. The route goes from Galway to Maam Cross, continuing through the colourful town of Clifden and on through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes.
Day 5 Galway – Kerry (B)
Depart for Kerry and travel through the heart of County Clare’s Burren region: a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare flowers. Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher before continuing through the farming countryside of Limerick on your way to Kerry. (approx. 250 km).
Hotels: Ballyroe Heights Hotel (2 nights) or upgrade to 4-star Cahernane House Hotel or similar
Day 6 Ring of Kerry (B)
A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula allows visitors to take in Kerry’s spectacular scenery—mountains, peat bogs, lakes, and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travels along the coast road to Killarney. Next, travel through Killorglin and Glenbeigh, where the road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Lastly, continue to Cahersiveen and drive through the peat bogs to the sea town of Waterville and Sneem Village.
Day 7 Dingle Peninsula – Limerick (breakfast included)
Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, filled with an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses, and other ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry and is mostly Gaelic-speaking, and the landscape is dramatic with striking views of the Blasket Islands from Slea Head. (approx. 150 km).
Hotel: Limerick City Hotel (1 night) or upgrade to 4-star Dunraven Arms or similar
Day 8 Limerick – Dublin (B)
Drive back to Dublin (approx. 200 km)
Hotel: Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross (2 night) to 4-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel or similar
Day 9 Dublin (B)
Day at leisure to explore Dublin
Day 10 Return to Canada (breakfast included)
Return your car to the Dublin airport and board your flight home.
Kilometres are estimated, depending on the routes that drivers decide to navigate (main roads vs. scenic roads).
Suggested Highlights (Paid Locally)
- See the beautifully illuminated Book of Kells at Trinity College
- Discover the natural and unspoilt environment of Connemara
- Enjoy Killarney’s scenic location and access to the Ring of Kerry