Glens and Gardens
7 nights / 8 days
dublin * belfast * giant's causeway * wild atlantic way * county galway
The Botanic Garden of Belfast in full bloom, the steep seaside headlands and glens of Antrim — natural wonder is peppered with historical intrigue almost everywhere you roam in Northern Ireland. Done walking? Drive the Wild Atlantic Way and stop to surf the waves a while. Simply standing in awe is also allowed.
Sample 2020 Prices from various gateways*:
from $1513 (txs incl)/pp from Toronto
from $1756 (txs incl)/pp from St. John's
from $1898 (txs incl)/pp from Halifax
from $2365 (txs incl)/pp 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
Day 1: Depart Canada
Fly to Dublin.
Day 2: Welcome to Dublin - County Louth (approx 75 kms)
From the Dublin airport, pick up your rental car and head to your hotel in the County Louth area. Spend the rest of your afternoon exploring the area.
Accommodations: Bellingham Castle 4* (or similar)
Day 3: County Louth - County Antrim/Belfast (approx 90 kms)
Today, head to Belfast and take the time to discover the city and its rich history. (B)
Galgorn Manor Resort and Spa 4* (or similar)
Day 4: Country Antrim/Belfast - Giant's Causeway - County Derry (approx. 173 km)
Leave Belfast and drive along the Antrim Coast, to the impressive Giant's Causeway. Continue on through the Portrush and Portstewart to arrive in Derry. (B)
Beech Hill Country House 4* (or similar)
Day 5: County Derry - Glenveagh National Park - County Donegal (approx. 119 km)
Today, take the time to discover Ireland's breathtaking wild landscapes in Ireland's second largest national park. (B)
Clanree Hotel 4* (or similar)
Day 6: County Donegal - Wild Atlantic Way - County Mayo (approx. 97 km)
Drive along the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy the scenery of Ireland's very own Surf Coast, then continue towards County Mayo (B)
Knockranny House Hotel 4* (or similar) (2 nights)
Day 7: County Mayo - County Galway (approx. 130 km)
Travel to County Galway and visit the stunning Connemara region. (B)
Day 8: County Mayo - County Meath (approx 206 kms)
Stop to explore Lough Key Forest Park, then continue on through the Boyne Valley to County Meath. (B)
Bellinter House 4* (or similar)
Day 9: County Meath - Dublin (approx 206 kms)
Head to the Dublin airport to return your rental car and board your flight home. (B)
**PLEASE NOTE: This tour can be customized/extended to allow for extra days in Dublin at end of tour, if desired**
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)
Departs: Daily, April 1 - October 30, 2020
INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST
- Round-trip flights to Dublin
- 8 day car rental (automatic or standard)
- 7 nights of accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- Heritage Ireland Touring Guide with Explorer Coupons
- Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles
- Meals other than those detailed
- Baggage handling/porterage
- Additional activities or excursions
- Parking fees
- Insurance and personal expenses
- Optional tours
- Fees for visa if required
- Transfers, unless noted
- For car rental inclusions/exclusions, please see following:
Car Rental specifics
Manual Category C - Compact 5-person VW Golf/similar
Automatic Category F - Compact 5-person Ford Focus/similar
Following Car Types are available on request
Manual Intermediate Category D/5-person VW Jetta/similar
Manual Intermediate Category P/6-person Opel Zafira/similar
Standard Automatic Car Category G/5-person VW Jetta/similar
Standard Automatic Car Category T/6-person VW Touran/similar
Inclusions: Unlimited mileage, third-Party Liability Insurance Coverage, Collision Damage Waiver and theft Protection.
Exclusions: Super Cover (SDW), Non-waivable excess, GPS, Fuel, Personal Accident Insurance Plus (PAI Plus) and Personal Effects Protection (PEP), other optional services such as refuelling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee, baby seats, etc., extra additional
Credit card at commencement of rental is mandatory – to cover toll fees, speed cameras, parking offences, etc. Credit Card deposit required at destination (unless Super Cover SDW is purchased). Funds will be blocked but not charged to the credit card.
Damage Excess Deposit Hold on CC (Non waivable excess): For (C), (D) & (F) cars: 2000 EUR; for (P), (G) & (T): 2,500 EUR.
Subject to change without notice. The previous amounts will be blocked (not charged) on renters' credit card unless the Super Cover (SDW) is purchased at destination by credit card.
Minimum Age 25 years old: (C) & (F).
Minimum age 27 years old: (D), (G) & (P). (T).
If driver does not meet minimum age requirements, young driver surcharge of 26EUR per day will be charged at destination. Please contact us for more information for customers over the age of 75 at time of rental.
- Heritage Island Touring Guide & Explorer Coupons:
An essential guide to Ireland's premier attractions and Heritage Towns, including useful maps, suggested driving routes, special offers and a discount pass for use at visitor attractions.
- 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.
The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!
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