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Leisure travel

Tour: The Magic of Ireland

Details
Duration

9 days - 7 nights

Departing from

Montréal airport

Destination

Ireland

Itinerary

For a fourth consecutive year, we present an easy, informative tour that will introduce you to the essentials of this beautiful country: the Magic of Ireland.

During this tour, discover the most beautiful sites of Ireland. In addition to the cities of Dublin, Cork, and Galway, you will see the Connemara wilderness, Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel, the Burren region, Killarney National Park and Gardens, Ring of Kerry, and more. You can even taste Teeling whiskey!

All in a verdant environment that has made the reputation of the Emerald Isle.

Jean-François Duquette, Travel Advisor

Day 1: Montréal – Dublin
Depart for Dublin.

Day 2: Dublin – County Westmeath
Arrive in Dublin and transfer to your hotel in the County Westmeath area. Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner

Day 3: Monastic Ireland (195 km)
Head towards Connemara through Athlone, the Lake District and Clonmacnoise, a monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Ciaran. With its churches, Celtic crosses, old gravestones and round clock towers, it is still one of the most revered places in the country. Set off for Galway (have lunch on the way) and enjoy a panoramic tour that includes stops at the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square and Shop Street. Overnight in County Clare.
Optional excursion: Visit the site of Clonmacnoise ($)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Connemara (237 km)
Depart for legendary Connemara, one of the wildest, most preserved regions of the country. The Gaelic language is very present in this region, which diversity and natural wealth are generously displayed in every corner! Lunch on the way. Stop at the Benedictine Abbey of Kylemore, then continue on to the Burren, a vast desert territory with fascinating lunar landscapes. Overnight in County Clare.
Optional excursion: Inside Tour of Kylemore Abbey ($)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Stone Ireland (201 km)
Depart for a day outdoors. Stop at the Cliffs of Moher, a gigantic, 200-metre high and 8-kilometre long lift facing the sea. Lunch on the way to County Kerry where you’ll stop at Bunratty Castle, Folk Park and retrace the footsteps of the artisans and farmers whoe define the Shannon region. Overnight in County Kerry.
Optional excursion: Visit of the park of the castle of Bunratty ($)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: The Ring of Kerry (300 km)
Today’s route brings you along the famous road of the Ring of Kerry, a region with subtropical vegetation. You’ll pass through Sneem and its brightly-coloured houses, then visit the Killarney National Park, followed by a stop at the Muckross House Gardens. The national park includes three beautiful lakes linked by the Long Range River – stop at Ladies View to admire the breathtaking view! Overnight in County Kerry.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: County Kerry – Cork (85 km)
Set out for the charming village of Blarney and the famous Blarney Woollen Mills Store, the perfect occation to get all of your shopping done! After lunch, you’ll arrive in Cork and enjoy a panoramic tour of the second largest city in Ireland. Your tour includes a visit of the former Viking harbour nestled at the mouth of the Lee Valley. Overnight in the Cork area.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Cork – Dublin (260 km)
Depart for Cashel and stop at the Rock of Cashel for fabulous photo ops. The Rock of Cashel dominates the city and remains one of the most interesting sights of Ireland.Continue on to Dublin via Kilkenny and Carlow.
In the afternoon, enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin, including: Trinity College, Temple Bar, O’Connell Street or Grafton street and many more! Overnight in the Dublin area.
Optional excursions: Visit and tasting of the Teeling whiskey distillery ($)
Visit Christchurch Cathedral, including the crypt and bell tower ($)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Dublin to Montreal
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Breakfast

Inclus:

  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Transportation by coach
  • Services of a private guide throughout the tour
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in a double room
  • Visits mentioned in the itinerary

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Entrance fees to sites not mentioned
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips
  • Expenditures on site
  • Travel insurance
  • Fees

The price does not include: travel insurance, administration fees, client contribution to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents of $ 1 CAD per $ 1,000 CAD.

Highlights

Dublin, Connemara and Kerry: discover the three major tourist regions.

Cliffs of Moher: stop at the cliffs of Moher, a giant rising of 200 meters in height and 8 km in length overlooking the sea.

Visit Killarney National Park

Dublin and Galway: panomaric tours

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