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Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

 

Overview

Hotel description:


Age requirement: Contiki trips are offered to travellers between 18 and 35 years old.

9 days | 7 nights

Learning about leprechauns and drinking gallons of Guinness is one thing, but exploring the Jameson's Distillery, eating Irish stew and oysters in Galway, and seeing the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway? Well, that's quite another. The full Irish experience awaits on this 9-day tour of The Emerald Isle.


What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flight to Dublin (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7 nights of 3-star hotel accommodation
  • An experienced and professional Trip Manager and driver team
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging and free WiFi
  • 11 meals (7 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
  • No Regrets Inclusions as described below
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
  • Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges
  • $50 CAD credit voucher for any Free Time Add-Ons as described in the itinerary below (1 voucher per person)

No Regrets Inclusions

Your itinerary is full of the following No Regrets Inclusions that will turn your trip into an adventure:
  • Visit Blarney Castle
  • See the Cliffs of Moher (weather dependent)
  • Galway Walking Tour
  • See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry
  • Visit the Giant's Causeway
  • City tour of Belfast with a Local Guide
  • Christ Church Cathedral

Itinerary

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Dublin.

Day 2        Arrive Dublin
Today you'll check in to your hotel and start getting acquainted with all things Irish! In the afternoon, the team will join forces, excited for the Emerald Isle adventures that sit ahead. Start 4:30pm Dublin.

Meal(s): Dinner

Day 3        Dublin - Cork
Today, we'll head out of Dublin with no remorse, knowing we'll be back for more of it at the end of the trip. Making our way to Cork, we'll stop in Kilkenny where we can explore the cute town and munch down some lunch.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Free Time Add-ons
  • Guided bike tour of Kilkenny: 18 EUR
  • Jameson's Whiskey Distillery tour: 16 EUR

Day 4-5     Cork - Galway

Cruising out of Cork, we'll pass the ever incredible Cliffs of Moher and go deep on Irish traditions at Blarney Castle. Our destination of Galway will delight us to no end, serving up all things   quintessentially Irish – not least some Gaelic chit chat.

Meal(s): Day 4(Breakfast), Day 5 (Breakfast, Dinner)

Optional Free Time Add-ons
  • Boat ride to Aran Islands (summer only): 27 EUR

Day 6        Galway - Londonderry
Later in Londonderry, we'll wind back the clock and soak up some 17th century Irish history. With the knowledge we'll walk away with, you could swear the walls of this walled city could talk.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Free Time Add-ons
  • Londonderry Walking Tour: 9 EUR

Day 7        Londonderry - Belfast
Today we'll encounter one of Ireland's greats, the incredible Giant's Causeway, before moving on to Belfast. Here we'll uncover a city transforming itself from a troubled past, discovering instead a rough diamond that offers up cool sites and nightlife aplenty.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Optional Free Time Add-ons
  • Entry into the Titanic Museum: 16.20 EUR

Day 8     Belfast - Dublin
Back in Dublin, we'll have the chance to dive head first into the city we sampled on day one. Markets, museums, and plenty of four leaf clover fun will keep us busy in the nation's capital.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Optional Free Time Add-ons
  • Guinness Storehouse Visit: 15 EUR
  • Farewell Evening at The Merry Ploughboy Pub: 47.50 EUR

Day 9         Dublin - Return to Canada
The laughter and leprechaun jokes will come to an end today. You'll say your teary goodbyes and pray that a bit of Irish luck reunites you all in the not too distant future.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Optional Free Time Add-Ons
See more, do more, live more, and go home completely regret-free! Take your trip to a whole new level with any of the optional add-ons listed in the itinerary above. The price of an add-on is not included in the cost of the tour package, and is payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
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.

Twin Room

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during your trip.

Room occupancy: 2 adults travelling together

Solo Traveller in Twin-Share Room

Solo travellers will share a room with another person from the group.

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during your trip.

Bed sizes: 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Up to 2 adults of the same gender

Important notes

Age requirement: Contiki trips are offered to travellers between 18 and 35 years old.

2019 Tour Start Dates
July 6, 24 & 27
August  7, 10, 17, 24
October 12 & 26
*Non-definite start dates


Departure Dates: Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your departure flight to arrive on or before the Tour Start Date.

Hotel check-in/out:
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.