Save up to $200CAD - Experience the Shades of Ireland
All-in Price: $2,999CAD* Per Person
Savings: Save up to $200CAD* Per Person
*Pricing is land only, double occupancy, and varies by departure date. Price based on November 9, 2022 departure.
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From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, experience Ireland’s charms on a journey through the Emerald Isle. Choose how you explore the city of Dublin. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Pick from a selection of the best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Stand in awe at the top of the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. A vibrant blend of captivating culture and stunning nature, this is the Ireland you’ve always imagined.
Photo: Itinerary Map - Shades of Ireland
Pre Night: Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
A landmark on Dublin's main thoroughfair, the Gresham Hotel is ptovides a classic Dublin experience in the heart of its City Center. Enjoy easy access many of Dublin's main attractions. While at the Gresham Hotel Dublin, enjoy luxurious modern rooms within this historic hotel building. Take in the views of Dublin's city center. Explore Dublin. Enjoy a stay at the beautiful, historic Gresham Hotel Dublin.
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Anticipation mounts as you wind your way toward the Emerald Isle and its many wonders. Rich history, rolling hills and warm smiles lie ahead in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick. With tomorrow comes quintessential Ireland.
Day 2: Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travellers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine.
Day 3: Dublin
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
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.
Photo: Blarney Castle, Ireland
Day 5: Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney
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. Enjoy a traditional jaunting car ride* through Killarney National Park before boarding a boat* and sailing through the breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice… choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Killarney’s great restaurants.
Day 6: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
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. Enjoy leisure stops along the Ring of Kerry to take in the sights and sounds of this area. The night is free for reminiscing about the day as you find your own authentic taste of Irish culture.
Photo: Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Day 7: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick
Today brings you to the dramatic, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for cinematic views of the mighty Atlantic. Continue to Limerick, where a panoramic city tour showcases King John's Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the "city of the violated treaty."
Day 8: Limerick - Galway - Limerick
Pass through the windswept, limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Stop at a local farm to see border collies in action during a traditional sheep dog demonstration. Continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes”. Return to Limerick to relax over dinner.
Day 9: Limerick - Kilbeggan - Kingscourt
You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the old-world heritage of Ireland’s whiskey territory. Learn about the rich history and craftsmanship behind Irish whiskey on a distillery tour and tasting. 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.
Day 10: Kingscourt - Tour Ends
Your journey ends in Kingscourt.
Post Night: Cabra Castle
Cabra Castle stands on 88 acres of gardens and parkland. This property boasts a proud history dating as far back as 1760. Cabra's long history lends a mature, cultured air to the castle which can be felt by one and all as you stroll along the castle's impressive hallways and stairwells.
Photo: Dick Mack's Pub Dingle, Ireland