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Ireland from City to Nature

 

Overview

Hotel description:

8 days / 6 nights

Experience the best of Ireland on this eight-day immersion in Irish history and culture. Start your trip in the country's vibrant capital, Dublin. From Dublin, take excursions to explore the surrounding countryside and visit the renowned town of Kilkenny on the banks of the River Nore. Fall in love with Killarney and tour the charming Ring of Kerry. Only in Ireland can you find such a distinct marriage of myth, culture and good, old-fashioned fun.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Ireland, travelling 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.

Location

Dublin, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Glendalough, Killarney, Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Dublin (If flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Airport transfers in Dublin
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Round-trip train tickets between Dublin and Killarney in economy class
  • 2-day hop-on / hop-off pass in Dublin
  • Full-day tour to Kilkenny, Wicklow and Glendalough with English-speaking guide
  • Full-day tour to the Ring of Kerry with English-speaking guide
  • Full-day tour to the Dingle Peninsula with English-speaking guide
  • 6 Irish breakfasts
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

Itinerary


Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Dublin.

Day 2        Welcome to Dublin
Land in Dublin and check into your hotel. Explore Dublin using your Hop-on Hop-off pass with Dublin Bus. Discover the city's historic buildings and cultural attractions, and enjoy the Irish capital's well-known music scene and nightlife.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3        Dublin - Wicklow - Kilkenny - Glendalough - Dublin
Today, enjoy a day tour to Kilkenny, Wicklow and Glendalough from Dublin. Enjoy the stunning scenery, flora and fauna as you travel towards Kilkenny, where you will take part in 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 as you explore all the main attractions. Next, continue through the county of Carlow into the wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains, then to the world-famous heritage site of Glendalough.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4       Dublin - Killarney
After breakfast, catch your train to magical Killarney. Check into your hotel, then set out to see the town. Killarney lies on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland's County Kerry. The town boasts an impressive array of 19th-century buildings, as well as the stunning Killarney National Park.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5        Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then head out on your day tour to the Ring of Kerry. Circle the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks and pass along the shores of Dingle and Kenmare Bay. Stop in picturesque villages like Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem. Return to Killarney via scenic Ladies View and admire the famous Lakes of Killarney.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney
Today, take a tour to Dingle Peninsula, famous for its 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. Return to Killarney for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7        Killarney - Dublin
Following breakfast, make your way to the train station for your return to Dublin. Check into your hotel, and spend the night in Dublin.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8        Dublin - Return to Canada

One last Irish breakfast, then transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

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.

3-star and 4-star Accommodation

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

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Dublin: Ashling Hotel 4* or similar
  • Killarney: Scotts Hotel 3* or similar


Room occupancy: Maximum 2 peoples or 2 adults and 1 child
Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed

 

Important notes

2018 & 2019 Departure Dates
Daily, year-round

Not included in package
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance