Day 1 – Thurs. June 8th, 2023
Depart Canada, overnight direct flights, Montreal to Dublin.
Day 2 – Fri. June 9th, 2023 ♦ Dublin
A “Cead Mile Failte” to the Emerald Isle is extended on arrival at Dublin airport. It is a short drive from the Dublin Airport to our downtown Dublin hotel. You will have time to do some exploring in Dublin this afternoon. Maybe a visit to Guinness, where seven floors of history and experience await you. Dine tonight in the heart of it all and get ready to start your full island tour of Ireland tomorrow morning. Maybe a night cap tonight at the famed “Temple Bar”, a short walk from our hotel.
Day 3 – Sat. June 10th, 2023, ♦ Dublin to Belfast
Our Ireland adventure sets out today heading North to Northern Ireland, and the City of Belfast. A must stop at the Man O‘War traditional Irish pub for brunch where you will enjoy the traditional building, food and local experience. From here it is a scenic drive to our hotel in Northern Ireland to relax and unwind before an early dinner.
Breakfast Brunch /Dinner/Overnight—Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
Day 4 – Sun. June 11th, 2023, ♦ 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 to visit The Giant’s Causeway. On our return to Belfast, enjoy a panoramic tour providing some free time to explore the core of the city.
Breakfast / Overnight—Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
Day 5 – Mon. June 12th, 2023, ♦ Titanic Belfast
Opened in 2012, Titanic Belfast is a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built. Our morning will be devoted to this visit. We will visit the lovely town of Enniskillen this afternoon before arriving at your luxurious castle accommodations for the next two nights.
Breakfast / Dinner/Overnight — Kilronan Castle, Roscommon
Day 6 – Tues. June 13th, 2023, ♦ 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.
Breakfast / Dinner /Overnight — Kilronan Castle, Roscommon
Day 7 – Wed. June 14th, 2023, ♦ Galway & Cong
Galway—Europe’s City of Culture for 2020—where we have a guided walking tour by a local expert. Our local guide will have you engaged and wanting to explore Galway for days! This city is particularly enchanting, and you will have a fabulous afternoon and evening here with our overnight hotel in the heart of the city. The Claddagh is a well-known Irish symbol, but how many people have heard of the Claddagh community in Co. Galway? You will learn all about this connection and history today.
Breakfast / Overnight —Hyde Hotel, Galway
Day 8 – Thurs. June 15th, 2023, ♦ Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
The landscape radically changes as we drive along the southern shores of Galway Bay via Ballyvaughan to traverse the Burren region of Clare. A view of the mighty Cliffs of Moher that stretch over eight kilometers above the Atlantic Ocean will take your breath away.
Breakfast / Dinner / Overnight— The Dunloe Hotel, Killarney
Day 9 – Fri. June 16th, 2023, ♦ Ring of Kerry
A leisurely drive is planned to take us around the Iveragh Peninsula, reputed to be the most scenic one-hundred-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. Have you ever wondered how sheep dogs are trained? Today you will see this firsthand.
Breakfast / Overnight— The Dunloe Hotel, Killarney
Day 10 – Sat. June 17th, 2023, ♦ 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 before a live music session at the Marine Bar this afternoon.
Breakfast / Dinner/Overnight—Granville Hotel, Waterford
Day 11 – Sun. June 18th, 2023, ♦ Wexford & Kildare
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 Russborough House—voted one of the Top Ten Houses and Mansions Worldwide. Free time this afternoon to relax, unwind, and explore this incredible property.
Breakfast / Overnight—The K Club, Kildare
Day 12 – Mon. June 19th, 2023, ♦ Dublin’s ‘Fair City’
A guided panoramic tour of Dublin’s famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, and beautiful public parks with a visit to the brand-new Liberties Distillery for a tasting and tour precedes an afternoon free for shopping or exploring Dublin on your own. Tonight, dinner and Irish music at the famous Johnnie Fox’s.
Breakfast / Dinner / Overnight—The K Club, Kildare
Day 13 – Tues. June 20th, 2023, ♦ Dublin’s ‘Fair City’
Your Ireland adventure comes to a finale after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your hotel & a transfer back to Dublin Airport for our direct flight home to Canada.