Taste of Ireland

8 nights / 9 days
dublin * galway * connemara  * cliffs of moher * kerry


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Hit the open road and explore Ireland at your own pace. Follow the suggested itinerary or make your own plans, but rest assured you'll have a place to lay your head each night, as hotels are pre-booked. Soak up cosmopolitan Dublin, meander through stunning Connemara, drive the iconic Ring of Kerry, and follow your own adventure, the Irish way!

Sample 2020 Prices from various gateways*:
$1986 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from Toronto
$1756 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from St. John's
$1898 (txs incl)/pp (Comfort)/from Halifax
$2465 (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
Day 1: Depart Canada
Fly to Dublin.

Day 2: Welcome to Dublin
From the Dublin airport, pick up your rental car and head to your hotel to check-in. Enjoy the day to explore Dublin on your own.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Use your included Heritage Island Touring Guide that not only gives you details on over 80 of Ireland's top premier attractions and heritage towns, but provides free admission to select sites, two-for-one offers, and discounts too! You may want to use your Explorer Coupons to visit Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall or the Guinness Storehouse - after all, what's a stay in Dublin without grabbing a pint?
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 3: Dublin - County Galway (approx. 210 km)
Take the morning to check out more of Dublin at your leisure. In the afternoon, depart for Galway. Stay overnight in the Galway area.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Check out St. Patrick's Cathedral, or head to the Old Jameson Distillery for some whiskey tasting ($).
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 4: County Galway: Connemara (approx. 155 km)
Discover the western part of County Galway, the breathtaking Connemara region.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: The western part of County Galway is known as Connemara, a stunning mass of granite mountains dotted with sheep and home to small farms and thatched cottages. You might hear the locals speaking Irish Gaelic, as Connemara boasts one of the largest native Irish-speaking populations in the country. Return to your hotel in Galway for the night.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 5: County Galway - County Clare (Cliffs of Moher) - County Kerry (Sneem) (approx. 268 km)
Meander through the heart of County Clare, which features over 2,000 species of plants and flowers. Continue along the Atlantic coast to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, then drive through the countryside of Limerick to County Kerry. Stay overnight in the County Kerry area.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: You may choose to use some of your Explorer Coupons at the Galway City Museum, Aillwee Cave, Dunguaire Castle or the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 6: County Kerry: Ring of Kerry (approx. 200 km)
The Ring of Kerry is an unforgettable drive around the majestic Iveragh Peninsula. Admire the beauty of the rocky landscape, and visit Iron-Age forts and ancient monasteries. Return to your hotel in the County Kerry area for the night.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Drive through Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses, and explore the towns of Killorglin and Caherciveen.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 7: County Kerry (Sneem - Dingle Peninsula) - Limerick (approx. 205 km)
Today, it's off to the Dingle Peninsula and its numerous ring forts, high crosses and ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle offers dramatic landscapes with striking views of the Blasket islands from Slea Head. Stay overnight in the Limerick area.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: On your way to Limerick, choose to use some of your Explorer Coupons at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, or at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Day 8: Limerick - Dublin (approx. 225 km)
Make the beautiful drive back to Dublin for one last day of Irish charm. Stay overnight in the Dublin area.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation: (1 night)

Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed
Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST

  • Round-trip flights to Dublin
    7 nights of accommodation
    8-day car rental in selected category
    7 Irish breakfasts
    Heritage Island Touring Guide and 8 Explorer Coupons
    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.

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