Project Description

Overview

IRELAND

“ MANOR ROYAL”

June 5 – 16, 2020

12 – Day Tour

In Conjunction with Royal Irish Tours

From Magnificent Castles and gardens to the unique traditional music heritage, to a delightful food culture or ancient monastic sites; whether visiting one of their seven major cities or a rural sheep farm, it is the warm & friendly people of Ireland that have such a sense of enjoyment out of life, who invite you to visit and discover the depth of their Irish lineage.  Our Journey will start with our arrival in Dublin where we will begin our voyage around the entire country of Ireland.  A special focus on this tour will be the unique experiences of Irelands many Manors and Castles.   Giant’s Causeway, Waterford, the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry are just a few of our tour highlights.  Highlight stays include 2 nights at the 5-star Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast – the most prestigious luxury five-star hotel in Northern Ireland.

Two nights at Kilronan Castle in Roscommon, surrounded by over forty acres of breathtaking Irish scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest – you won’t want to leave! Two nights at the 5 star Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow, recently named Ireland’s Leading hotel in 2016 & AA Hotel of the Year in 2015

This is an Exclusive Tour has a maximum of 25 Passengers. This small group size allows us into some truly signature experiences & unique locations including 5 Star hotels. With only 25 seats available, secure your spot today!

Itinerary Details

DAY 1 – Fri, June 5,  2020

Depart Canada 

 

DAY 2 – Sat, June 6, 2020 Arrive Dublin

A “Cead Mile Failte” to the Emerald Isle is extended on arrival at Dublin airport by your driver/guide before a short drive takes us to the Man O‘ War traditional Irish pub. Afterwards we travel on to our hotel to relax and unwind before an early dinner.
Dinner/Overnight—Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

 

DAY 3 – Sun, June 7, 2020 – Belfast & Giant’s Causeway

This morning we take the marine drive north past the “Green Glens of Antrim” to Ballycastle on the North Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s  Causeway. On our return to Belfast, enjoy a panoramic tour followed by some free time to explore the city, followed by a special evening  meal at a local, buzzing, Belfast restaurant.
Dinner/Overnight— Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

 

DAY 4 – Mon, June 8, 2020 – Titanic Belfast

After breakfast we start the day at the world famous Titanic Belfast.  After a leisurely tour we head west towards the lovely town of Enniskillen before arriving at your luxurious castle accommodations for the next two nights.
Dinner/Overnight — Kilronan Castle, Roscommon

 

DAY 5 – Tues, June 9, 2020 – Sligo & Yeats Country

Today we visit the Mass Rock and Holy Well at Tobernalt before travelling on to Mullaghmore for views of Donegal Bay. In the afternoon we visit Parke’s Castle on the shores of Lough Gill. After a guided tour, we return to Kilronan Castle for some leisure time. After dinner, listen to some “tall tales” of Ireland in the Dungeon Bar.
Dinner/Overnight—Kilronan Castle, Roscommon

 

DAY 6 – Wed, June 10, 2020 – Galway 

After breakfast, we make our way to Galway—recently named Europe’s City of Culture for 2020—where we have a guided walking tour by a local guide & free time to explore.
Overnight—Galway

 

DAY 7 – Thur, June 11, 2020 – Killarney & Cliffs of Moher

We drive along the southern shores of Galway Bay via Ballyvaughan before traversing the Burren region of Clare. We view the mighty Cliffs of Moher that stretch for over 8 km above the Atlantic Ocean.
Overnight—Great Southern Hotel, Killarney

DAY 8 – Fri, June 12, 2020 – Ring of Kerry

A leisurely tour around the Iveragh Peninsula reputed to be the most scenic 100-mile drive in Europe. Travel via Killorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville on Ballinskelligs Bay and the quaint village of Sneem. Your evening is free to explore Killarney, always buzzing with events and festivals year round.
Overnight— Great Southern Hotel, Killarney

 

DAY 9 – Sat, June 13, 2020 – Blarney & Cork

Leaving Killarney for Waterford we travel over the Kerry Mountains to the village of Blarney. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Cork City including a stop in the English Market.  This afternoon, a live music session at the Marine Bar.
Dinner/Overnight—Granville Hotel, Waterford

 

DAY 10 – Sun, June 14, 2020 – Wexford & Wicklow

This morning we head towards the south-east county of Wexford. In New Ross you will follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside. This afternoon, a visit to Powerscourt House—voted one of the Top Ten Houses and Mansions Worldwide. Free time this afternoon to relax & unwind.
Overnight—Powerscourt Hotel Hotel & Spa, Wicklow

 

DAY 11 – Mon, June 15, 2020 – Dublin’s ‘Fair City’

A guided panoramic tour of Dublin’s famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings and beautiful public parks. Next, a visit to the brand-new Liberties Distillery for a tasting and tour. This afternoon is free for shopping or exploring Dublin on your own. Tonight, dinner and Irish music at the famous Johnnie Fox’s.
Dinner/Overnight— Powerscourt Hotel Hotel & Spa, Wicklow

 

DAY 12 – Tues, June 16, 2020 Dublin Tour Ends

Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your hotel & a transfer back to Dublin Airport for our flights home to Canada.

Inclusions and Costs

  • 12 Day Tour Program
  • Return Airfare into & return from Dublin
  • Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
  • Services of an experienced driver & local touring guide
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in superior first class hotels (All rooms have an ensuite)
  • 10 full Irish breakfasts in hotels
  • 5 table d’hôte evening meals
  • Farewell dinner & entertainment in Dublin
  • Signature dinner at famous traditional Belfast pub
  • Admissions to: Parke’s Castle, Foxford Woollen Mills, Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Exhibition, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Powerscourt House, Florence Court, Giant’s Causeway
  • Light brunch in a traditional pub
  • Tickets for Shannon Estuary ferry
  • Music session at Marine Bar
  • Tour and tasting Dublin, Dublin
  • Baggage Handling (1 per guest)
  • All Transfers
  • All Sight-Seeing and Attractions per Long Form Itinerary
  • All Taxes
  • Jolly Tour Director

 

COST PER PERSON

DOUBLE        $ 5,769

SINGLE         $ 6,999

(Taxes Incl. $13.81 Per Person)

  • Deposit $ 650 pp upon registration

 

Here is what some previous guests with Jolly Tours had to say about this journey!

“ From the beautiful scenery day after day to the gorgeous estates, castles and hotels we stayed in, I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Jolly Tours and Travel/Royal Irish Tours. Our tour guide and bus driver almost seemed like family by the time our 12-day tour of Ireland was finished. They were very informative but also quite entertaining day to day.

Everything seemed so seamless as we made our way around the beautiful country. This Ireland trip was a trip of a lifetime for my father, Aunt and I “

~ Sue Stewart

 

“Our trip to Ireland was everything I had hoped for. We had first class accommodations, excellent food and saw so much of the Emerald Isle in only 12 days. The trip was well paced, and the tour guide went above and beyond to ensure it was a memorable holiday”

~ Debra Wood

 

 

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