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Tour: Unforgettable Ireland Dublin, Ireland

DESCRIPTION

This Transat Holidays coach tour is offered in english only, from Toronto

A coach tour is the most comprehensive way to discover Ireland. You’ll learn about a country’s culture and history, and see all there is to see.

Rythm: Moderate

ITINERARY




9 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS - 10 MEALS
2 nights in Dublin - 2 nights in Kerry (or region) - 1 night in Limerick - 2 nights in Galway

DAY 1 : Canada – Dublin
Overnight flight to Dublin.

DAY 2 : Dublin
Arrive in Dublin and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the city at your leisure. Overnight in Dublin. (Dinner)

DAY 3 : Dublin - Blarney - Killarney (County Kerry) (349 km)
Depart Ireland’s capital for County Kerry. On the way, visit the Blarney Castle where you’ll find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words! Enjoy the rest of your time shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. Overnight in Killarney (County Kerry). (Breakfast, dinner)

DAY 4 : Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney (173 km)
Enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, where you you’ll have the chance to discover the Ring of Kerry. Take in the spectacular scenery comprised of mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leave Killarney via Killorglin and Glenbeigh, where the cliff side road offers panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay, before arriving in the coastal town of Waterville and Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses. Next, enjoy a ride on a pony and trap, a unique form of transportation also known as a Jaunting Car, allowing you to discover Killarney National Park. Overnight in Killarney (County Kerry). (Breakfast)

DAY 5 : Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - The Burren - Limerick (285 km)
Travel northwards to Tarbert and take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon before landing on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Continue along the Atlantic coast to the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most majestic cliffs. Enjoy a tour of the Burren region, a high plateau of porous limestone in Northern Clare. The area’s rocks also hide many cavities including the Ailwee Caves. Overnight in Limerick. (Breakfast)

DAY 6 : Limerick - Galway (110 km)
In the morning travel to Galway City where you will visit the Cathedral, one of the city’s largest and most impressive buildings. Next, enjoy scones and Irish coffee on a cruise along the Corrib River to Lough Corrib. Your journey aboard the Corrib Princess will take you along the majestic river onto the lake where you’ll see unsurpassed views of historic monuments and natural sites. Overnight in Galway. (Breakfast, dinner)

DAY 7 : Galway - Connemara - Galway (156 km)
Today travel through the beautiful Connemara region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs and mountains. Enjoy some downtime in Connemara National Park. Later on, visit Kylemore Abbey, which has housed the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. The abbey’s most famous attraction is its miniature cathedral. Overnight in Galway. (Breakfast)

DAY 8 : Galway - Dublin (208 km)
Depart for Dublin. En route visit Clonmacnoise located on the banks of the Shannon. Explore the visitors centre and take a tour of the round towers, the 11th century cathedral and the wonderful high crosses. Continue to the capital to discover Dublin’s Fair City and the Northside, which offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street and Phoenix Park, the largest park in Europe. The city’s more sophisticated Southside is home to vast Georgian squares and landmarks including Trinity College, Dublin Castle and two Anglican cathedrals. Visit Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells. Overnight in Dublin. (Breakfast)

DAY 9 : Dublin - Canada 
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (Breakfast)

ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

  • Dublin : Bewleys Ballsbridge Hotel 4*
  • Killarney : Travell Inn Killarney 4*
  • Limerick : Clarion Hotel 4*
  • Galway (or region) : Clayton Hotel 4*
 

DEPARTURES

Departures: May 11 and 18 - June 1, 15 and 22 - July 6 and 20 - August 3, 17 and 31 - September 21 - October 5, 2015

INCLUDED

  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class
  • Roundtrip transfers between the airport and the hotel on tour dates
  • The services of a professional English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Hotel taxes and services charges
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation in double occupancy (standard room) as described
  • The meals and visits mentioned in the tour description
 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Baggage handling
  • All drinks and wine
  • Meals other than those detailed
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Fees for visa if required

MEALS INCLUDED

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Blarney Visit Blarney Castle
  • Iveragh Peninsula discover the Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney National Park Jaunting Car ride
  • Liscannor Cliffs of Moher
  • Corrib River Lough Corrib Cruise
  • Galway walking tour
  • Connemara travel through this lovely region
  • Kylemore visit Kylemore Abbey
  • Dublin sightseeing tour and visit Trinity College, home of the Books of Kells

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REMARKS

  • Book it fast, the seats are limited.
  • Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is subject to change.
  • Indicated distances are subject to change.
  • Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting some religious sites.
  • In Europe, hotel rooms are generally smaller than in North America. There are rarely two double beds in a room. Triple rooms usually feature one double bed and one single bed or three single beds or one double bed and one foldaway bed or two single beds and one foldaway bed.
  • Some types of sports equipment, including golf bags, etc., are not accepted in the rooms. They have to be kept in a specific area, which is usually locked
  • All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.
  • In most European countries the voltage is 220V.
  • This information is subject to change.
The information about this product is valid for departures between April 1 and October 31, 2015.