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!

Location

County Dublin, County Westmeath, County Galway, County Clare, County Kerry

 

Location:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, Galway, County Galway, Ireland, County Clare, Ireland, South and West Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, Ireland

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Dublin (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 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

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.

Accommodation:
(1 night)

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
Accommodation:
(1 night)

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
Accommodation:
(1 night)

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
Accommodation:
(1 night)

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
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 7

County Kerry: 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)

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
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 9

County Dublin - Return to Canada

After breakfast, make your way to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

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.

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.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

  • 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.

MORE TO KNOW

Tips for your guide and driver are not included. These are at your discretion, and come out to approximately 2 EUR per person, per day for your guide, and 1 EUR per person, per day, for your driver, or 3 EUR per person, per day for your driver/guide (one person).

Please note: the itinerary may vary based on availability.

Not included

  • Meals, other than those listed
  • Transfers, other than those listed
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation via motorcoach

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.