IRELAND, THE BEAUTIFUL EMERALD

Explore Ireland with a French-speaking guide! 

This will be a journey through the best of Ireland. See some of the country’s most beautiful spots like the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, the Burren and Connemara. And Dublin, of course, which is sure to blow you away!

Locations Visited: County Dublin, County Westmeath, County Galway, County Clare, County Kerry

7 nights / 8 days

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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

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DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Canada
Fly to Dublin.

Day 2: Welcome to Dublin
Upon arrival in Dublin, be welcomed by your French-speaking guide. Transfer to the hotel and check in, then enjoy dinner and spend the night in County Dublin.

Day 3: County Dublin - Midlands (approx. 80 km)
Enjoy breakfast and a panoramic tour of Dublin. Visit the General Post Office on O'Connell Street, the Four Courts and the old customs office. Continue to view elegant Georgian architecture with its colourful doors, Grafton Street's luxury shops, Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, St. Patrick and Christchurch cathedrals, and the exterior of Dublin Castle. Wander through old Dublin's streets and see the vibrant Temple Bar neighbourhood. Next, visit a whiskey distillery and enjoy a tasting! Continue towards the Midlands, where you'll enjoy dinner and the spend the night in County Westmeath or County Galway, or its surroundings.
Meal(s) : Breakfast, tasting and dinner

Day 4: Westmeath/Galway - Connemara - County Galway
(approx. 285 km)
After a delicious Irish breakfast, spend the day discovering the incredible region of Connemara, the wildest, most romantic part of the country, where locals still speak Gaelic. This vast peninsula is bordered by the rocky coast south of Galway, a land of hills characterized by its stone walls and thatched cottages; a true nature lover's paradise and guaranteed to awe and inspire! Enjoy lunch along the way, stop for a photo op at the Gothic Kylemore Abbey, and continue towards Galway. Situated between Lough Corrib and its bay, Galway is considered to be the capital of western Ireland. Stroll through the seaside city, filled with medieval charm, with cobblestone streets. Dine and spend the night in County Galway.
Meal(s) : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: County Galway - The Burren - County Clare (approx. 65 km)
Start off the day with an Irish breakfast before discovering the impressive region of the Burren. A national park featuring a vast plateau of porous limestone, covering a large portion of County Clare, the Burren is a strange and unique area of Europe: the limestone is bare, and no trees grow. Visit the Kilmacduagh Monastery, known for its round tower, and stop at the Poulnabrone Dolmen, one of the best examples of a dolmen in Ireland. Stop for lunch en route, then continue to the Cliffs of Moher, including a stop at the visitor centre. The cliffs reach up to 215 metres high and are eight kilometres long, facing the sea. Enjoy free time to explore, and if you like, stroll to O'Brien's Tower, the highest point on the cliffs. Head to your hotel in County Clare for dinner and to spend the night.
Meal(s) : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: County Clare - Dingle Peninsula - County Kerry
(approx. 342 km)
After breakfast, head out to the Dingle Peninsula, the most northerly peninsula in County Kerry. Be charmed by its colourful villages and incredible landscapes. Stop in the quaint fishing village of Dingle and explore at your own pace. Continue towards Slea Head and take in the panoramic views of the Blasket Islands. Stop for lunch, then visit the Gallarus Oratory and stop at Inch Beach to admire the coast before your dinner and overnight stay in County Kerry.
Meal(s) : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Ring of Kerry (approx. 200 km)

Begin your day with an Irish breakfast, then spend the day exploring the incredible Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland's best-known panoramic routes. Take in the unforgettable natural environment and visit charming villages. Enjoy lunch en route, and stop at viewpoints including Molls Gap, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the mountains, and Ladies View, where you can admire the Killarney lakes, dotted with islands. Continue to Muckross House & Gardens. Dine and spend the night in County Kerry.
Meal(s) : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: County Kerry - County Dublin (approx. 290 km)
Bid farewell to the west coast, passing through Cahir. Visit the well-preserved castle – one of the largest in Ireland – situated on a rocky island on the River Suir. After a stop for lunch, continue towards Dublin. Visit the National Museum of Ireland, known for its collection of ancient gold jewellery and ornaments. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in Dublin.
Meal(s) : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: County Dublin - Return to Canada
After breakfast, make your way to the airport and board your flight home.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

LOCATION - HOTEL

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland: GREEN ISLE HOTEL (or similar)

Galway, County Galway, Ireland: LADY GREGORY HOTEL (or similar)

County Clare, Ireland: AUBURN LODGE (or similar)

South and West Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland: EARL OF DESMOND HOTEL (or similar)

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland: CARLTON BLANCHARDSTOWN (or similar)

ROOM SPECIFICATIONS
Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child). 
Note: Please note that the hotels listed above are examples only. Similar hotels may be reserved. For your second night, a hotel in Westmeath or Galway County may be reserved.

INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST

    • Round-trip flights to Dublin
    • Airport transfers in Dublin
    • 7 nights of accommodation
    • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners and 1 whiskey tasting
    • Transportation via motorcoach
    • Guided visits and entrances to: the National Museum of Ireland, Cahir Castle, Muckross House & Gardens, Gallarus Oratory, Cliffs of Moher (including the Visitor Centre), Poulnabrone Dolmen, Kilmacduagh Monastery, a distillery and a panoramic tour of Dublin 
    • French-speaking guides
    • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

NOT INCLUDED

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

REMARKS
FRENCH SPEAKING TOUR
May 14, 21 & 28, 2020
June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020   
July 9, 16 & 30, 2020   
August 6, 2020  
September 3 & 10, 2020

This guided tour is offered exclusively in French.

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