Ireland - East to West

7 nights / 8 days
dublin * galway * connemara  * cliffs of moher * kerry

Ireland East to West - Trip Quote Request

Weave your way through Ireland on an eight-day immersion in the history and culture of the Emerald Isle. Start off in the dazzling city of Dublin, where you'll have time to eat, drink, and soak up Ireland's vivacious character. Tour the natural monuments of Kilkenny and Wicklow, then move on to vibrant Galway. Explore the rugged wilderness of Connemara. Ireland awaits.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Ireland, traveling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Locations Visited: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, Galway, County Galway, Ireland, Ireland

Sample 2020 Prices from various gateways*:
$2316 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from Toronto
$2756 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from St. John's
$2698 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from Halifax
$2765 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort) from Vancouver
*Prices are in CAD funds, per person, based on double occupancy with round-trip flight in Economy Class
Prices are always subject to change, please request an updated quote price

DAILY ITINERARY

**Please note there are 2 versions of this: 6 nights/7 days and 8 nights/9 days (with extra days in Dublin)**

Day 1: Depart Canada
Fly to Dublin.

Day 2: Welcome to Dublin
Welcome to Ireland! Arrive in Dublin and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Get around using your Hop-On Hop-Off pass with Dublin Bus.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Pass: Hop on and off the double-decker bus to explore the Irish capital's historic buildings and cultural attractions.
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 3: Dublin: Kilkenny & Wicklow Excursion (approx. 318 km)
Today, embark on a day tour to Kilkenny and Wicklow from Dublin.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Kilkenny & Wicklow Excursion: Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of Kilkenny City. Stroll through the narrow and winding cobbled streets and under the city's many medieval arches, and discover all the main attractions. Next, continue through the county of Carlow into the wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 4: Dublin - Galway (approx. 220 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to catch a train to Galway. Upon arrival, head towards the hotel to check in. Galway, on Ireland's west coast, is nestled where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 5: Galway: Sightseeing
This morning, discover Galway through its food!

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Galway Food Tour: Enjoy a two-hour culinary walking tour of the city. Sample food from artisan producers, cheese makers, creative beer projects, artisan chocolatiers, traditional family-run businesses and more. Your experienced local guide will fill you in on Galway's favourite places and treasured ingredients. Treat yourself!
Meal(s) : Breakfast, tasting
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 6: Co. Galway: Connemara & Cong Excursion (approx. 162 km)
Head out to Connemara and Cong on full-day tour.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Connemara & Cong Excursion: See the stark beauty of the hidden valley of Connemara as you enter on the Lough Nafooey route. Continue to Kylemore Abbey, where you'll break for lunch and sightseeing. If you like, visit the lovely Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden ($). In the late afternoon, depart Kylemore and journey through Inagh Valley, Maam Cross and Oughterard, and complete the circuit of Lough Corrib on your way back to Galway. Enjoy the magical views of the Irish countryside as your guide regales you with tales of Irish legends!
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 7: Galway - Dublin (approx. 220 km)
Enjoy breakfast in Galway, then make your way to the train station for your return to Dublin. Check into your hotel and spend a last day taking advantage of the city's activities.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 8: Dublin - Return to Canada
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.
Meal(s) : Breakfast


WHERE YOU'LL STAY - ACCOMMODATIONS
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION - HOTEL
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland: ASHLING HOTEL DUBLIN(or similar)

Galway, County Galway, Ireland: VICTORIA HOTEL(or similar)

ROOM SPECIFICATIONS
Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST

  • Round-trip flights to Dublin
  • Private airport transfers in Dublin
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • 6 Irish breakfasts
  • Round-trip train tickets (Economy Class) between Dublin and Galway
    More Moments - 4 activities included:
  • Full-day tour to Kilkenny and Wicklow with English-speaking guide
  • Galway walking food tour with tastings with English-speaking guide
  • Full-day tour to Connemara and Cong with English-speaking guide
  • 2-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass in Dublin (valid for 48 hours)
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals other than those detailed
  • Baggage handling/porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Fees for visa if required

REMARKS
• Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting some religious sites.
• In Europe, hotel rooms are generally smaller than in North America. There are rarely two double beds in a room. Triple rooms usually feature one double bed and one single bed or three single beds or one double bed and one foldaway bed or two single beds and one foldaway bed.
• Some types of sports equipment, including golf bags, etc., are not accepted in the rooms. They have to be kept in a specific area, which is usually locked.
• All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.
• In most European countries the voltage is 220V.

Ireland East to West Trip Quote Request

DEPARTURE DATES
Daily from April 1 to December 15, 2019

ACTIVITIES:
Food Tour in Galway: It is a 2-hour culinary tour that takes place over the city. The tour start from Griffins Bakery, shop street at 10:30 a.m.

MORE TO KNOW
**Not included**
- Meals, unless noted
- Transfers, unless noted
- Additional activities and excursions
- Personal expenses and insurance

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

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