Project Description

Overview

IRELAND

“MANOR ROYAL”

June 3rd – 14th, 2022                                                      

12 – Day Tour                                                                                                                                                                                           

In Conjunction with Royal Irish Tours

From magnificent castles, unparalleled landscapes, unique traditional music heritage, to a delightful food culture and ancient monastic sites, this embodies Ireland and more. 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. This fascinating journey will start with arrival in Dublin. Giant’s Causeway, Waterford, The Cliffs of Moher, and the Ring of Kerry are just a few tour highlights, with special focus on the unique experiences of Irelands many Manors and Castles.

Exceptional accommodations include:

  • 2 nights’ stay at 5-star Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast – the most prestigious luxury five star hotel in Northern Ireland
    • 2 nights’ stay at deluxe Kilronan Castle in Roscommon, surrounded by over forty acres of breathtaking Irish scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest
    • 1 night stay at 4-star The Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong
    • 2 nights’ stay at 5-star K Club Hotel in Kildare, Ireland’s first ever AA 5 Red Star Hotel!

This Exclusive Small Group Tour has a maximum of 25 passengers which allows us into some truly signature experiences & unique locations, including 5 Star hotels.

All Covid-19 protocols will be respected as outlined and required at the time of travel.

With only 25 seats available, secure your spot today!

Itinerary Details

DAY 1 – Fri, June 3,  2022

Depart Canada 

DAY 2 – Sat, June 4, 2022 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 to The Man O‘ War traditional

Irish pub for brunch. From here it is a scenic drive to our hotel in Northern Ireland to relax and unwind before an early dinner.

Brunch /Dinner/Overnight—Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

https://www.hastingshotels.com/culloden-estate-and-spa/index.html

 

DAY 3 – Sun, June 5, 2022 – 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. A special evening meal at a local, buzzing, Belfast restaurant will complete this day.

Dinner/Overnight— Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

DAY 4 – Mon, June 6, 2022 – 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.

Dinner/Overnight — Kilronan Castle, Roscommon

https://www.kilronancastle.ie/

DAY 5 – Tues, June 7, 2022 – Sligo & Yeats Country

Today we visit the Mass Rock and Holy Well at Tobernalt before travelling on to Mullaghmore for views of Donegal Bay. A visit to Parke’s Castle on the shores of Lough Gill will include a magical cruise aboard “The Rose of Inishfree”.

Dinner/Overnight—Kilronan Castle, Roscommon

DAY 6 – Wed, June 8, 2022 – Galway & Cong

Galway has recently been named Europe’s City of Culture for 2020. There is no better place to have a guided walking tour with a local expert.  This afternoon we are off to Cong, location for the classic film, “The Quiet Man”.

Dinner /OvernightThe Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong

 https://www.thelodgeac.com/

DAY 7 – Thur, June 9, 2022 – 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.

Dinner / Overnight— The Dunloe Hotel, Killarney

https://www.thedunloe.com/

DAY 8 – Fri, June 10, 2022 – 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.

Overnight— The Dunloe Hotel, Killarney

DAY 9 – Sat, June 11, 2022 – 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.

Dinner/Overnight—Granville Hotel, Waterford

https://www.granvillehotel.ie/en/

DAY 10 – Sun, June 12, 2022 – 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. Free time this afternoon to relax & unwind.

Overnight—The K Club, Kildare

https://www.kclub.ie/

DAY 11 – Mon, June 13, 2022 – 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.

Overnight—The K Club, Kildare

DAY 12 – Tues, June 14, 2022 Dublin Tour Ends

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

Inclusions and Costs

  • 12 Day Tour Program
  • Transportation throughout by modern motor 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 hotel
  • 5 table d’hôte evening meals
  • Farewell dinner & entertainment in Dublin
  • Signature dinner at famous traditional Belfast pub
  • Light brunch in a traditional pub
  • Admissions to Parke’s Castle, Foxford Woollen Mills, Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Exhibition, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Russborough House, Giant’s Causeway
  • Tickets for Shannon Estuary ferry
  • Music session at Marine Bar
  • Walking tour of Galway with a local guide
  • River cruise along Lough Gill on the Rose of Innisfree
  • Tour and tasting Dublin Distillery
  • Baggage Handling (1 per guest)
  • All Transfers
  • All Sight-Seeing and Attractions per Long Form Itinerary
  • All Taxes
  • Jolly Tour Director

* Return Airfare into & return from Dublin not included. Air Inclusive Pricing to be available September 2021 *

COST PER PERSON (OCCUPANCY)

DOUBLE  $ 5,209

TRIPLE    $ 4,999

SINGLE    $ 6,519

(Taxes Incl. $22.10 Per Person)

  • Deposit $ 1,000 pp upon registration

Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance as well as Medical Out of Country Insurance not included in the tour price. These insurances are strongly recommended. See a Jolly Tours Travel Advisor for details and quote. Please note, Jolly Tours reserves the right to deny registration to any person(s) who cannot provide confirmation of proper travel insurance coverage.

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 w

e 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