HIGHLIGHTS OF IRELAND

HIGHLIGHTS OF IRELAND

Discover Ireland’s charm, natural beauty and culture on this complete hosted tour. Be guided through the emerald-green landscapes, along coastlines, through farmlands and quaint villages. Enjoy hearty Irish craic in the cosmopolitan city of Dublin.
 
Commencing in Dublin, the tour journeys south west into the southern Counties of Cork and Kerry, west to the breathtaking landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula, north to Galway and finally east to Dublin.

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Highlights:

Dublin - Guinness Storehouse - Stillorgan - Midleton (Jameson Whiskey Distillery) - Cork - Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Galway

Includes:

* Roundtrip airfare
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass
• Eight nights 4-star hotel accommodation
• Eight breakfasts, six lunches and eight dinners
• Sightseeing as per the itinerary including entrance fees
• Private motor coach transportation
• Local English-speaking tour guide
• Ireland destination guidebook
• Merit Travel tour host**
• All taxes and gratuities

Level of support:

Merit Travel Hosted

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8 nights

$4,995* p.p.


Activity Level:
Sight-seeing

Group size: 20 maximum

Departs: Sept. 15, 2019

Toronto - $4,995* p.p.
Vancouver - $5,395* p.p.

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DAY 1 | Sept. 15, 2019 | Toronto - Dublin
Depart Toronto for Dublin.



DAY 2 | Sept. 16, 2019 | Dublin (D)
Upon arrival, meet our tour escort and head to the city centre taking in the most important city sights. Continue to transfer to
your hotel for check in.

Tonight enjoy a traditional Irish dinner with Irish Dance show at Merry Ploughboys.
Accommodation at The Grand Canal Hotel or similar (1 night)



DAY 3 | Sept. 17, 2019 | Dublin - Glen of the Downs (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and check out.

Today find out why Guinness is synonymous with Ireland. In Dublin visit the Guinness Storehouse – the Home of Guinness, where you will discover what goes into the making of each and every pint. Learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.

Then we will be transferred to Enniskerry to visit the Powerscourt Estate House and gardens (voted Number Three Garden in the World by National Geographic) followed by a circular walk of Powerscourt waterfall along with our local guide.

Along the way stop for a picnic lunch. Then transfer to our hotel in the Glen of the Downs area where we will have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation at the Radisson Blu St. Helens Hotel or similar (2 nights)



DAY 4 | Sept. 18, 2019 | Glen of the Downs (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Start the morning off with a drive to Glendalough, once there we will have a guided visit of the impressive Monastic site followed by a walk of the Spinc Loop. Pass by Poulanass Waterfall and stop for a picnic lunch then take in beautiful views overlooking the upper lake. Return to the hotel and enjoy a group dinner.



DAY 5 | Sept. 19, 2019 | Glen of the Downs - Cork (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and check out.

Continue on a full day of sightseeing starting in Tipperary to view the Rock of Cashel. Following this, you will go to Midleton and visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery with a tour and tasting. Finally transfer to Cork and enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation at the Montenotte Hotel or similar (1 night)



DAY 6 | Sept. 20, 2019 | Cork - Killarney (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

This morning transfer to Killarney and stop at Killarney National park to get a guide walking tour to the Torc Waterfall and Muckross Lake. On route a stop will be made to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Continue afterwards to transfer to our hotel for check in. Enjoy a group dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation at the Scott's Hotel or similar (1 night)



DAY 7 | Sept. 21, 2019 | Killarney - Dingle (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out.

Transfer to Dunquin in the Dingle Peninsula where you will enjoy a 21km walk that is part of the Dingle Way Walking Trail – Dunquin to Feohanagh. Transfer to hotel in Dingle area where we will have dinner and an overnight stay. Stop for a picnic lunch then continue the drive to Dingle through the dramatic coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way which has outstanding views of The Great Blasket Islands.

Check into your hotel and enjoy a group dinner.

Accommodation at Dingle Skellig Hotel or similar (1 night)



DAY 8 | Sept. 22, 2019 | Dingle - Galway (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will head to Galway stopping along the way to walk the Doolin Cliff that leads to the impressive Cliffs of Moher. A stop along the way will be made for a picnic lunch. Transfer to Galway after the walk and check into our hotel.

Enjoy a group dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation at the Salthill Hotel or similar (2 nights)



DAY 9 | Sept. 23, 2019 | Galway (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning drive to Connemara National Park. The Diamond Hill Trail allows spectacular views at the summit of the Twelve Bens and the surrounding Connemara region. Enjoy a picnic lunch then return back to Galway.



DAY 10 | Sept. 24, 2019 | Galway - Dublin - Toronto (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Dublin for our departure flight home.

*CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Single supplement: $1,200. Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 16 passengers required for a Merit Travel tour host.

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