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Glens and Gardens

The Botanic Garden of Belfast in full bloom, the steep seaside headlands and glens of Antrim — natural wonder is peppered with historical intrigue almost everywhere you roam in Northern Ireland. Done walking? Drive the Wild Atlantic Way and stop to surf  the waves a while. Simply standing in awe is also allowed.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland (DUB), County Louth, Ireland, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland, UK, Galway, County Galway, Ireland, Meath County, Ireland, Ireland

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Dublin (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 8-day car rental in selected category
  • 7 Irish breakfasts
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer Coupons
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Dublin.
 

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Day 2

Welcome to Dublin - Co. Louth (approx. 75 km)

From the Dublin airport, pick up your rental car and head to your hotel in the County Louth area. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the area.

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Day 3

County Louth - County Antrim (Belfast) (approx. 90 km)

Today, head to Belfast and take the time to discover the city and its rich history.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

You can walk towards Albert Memorial Clock tower and the Opera House, which is one of Belfast’s great landmarks. On the way, you’ll pass by the City Hall, the Crown Bar, Queens University and the Botanic Garden. Don’t forget to visit the Titanic Experience, located in the heart of Belfast, the attraction recreates the story of the world’s most famous ship in a new iconic, six-floor building right beside the historic site of the original ship’s construction.
 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

County Antrim (Belfast) - Giant’s Causeway - County Derry (approx. 173 km)

This morning, leave Belfast for a drive along the Antrim Coast, to the impressive Giant’s Causeway. Continue on through Portrush and Portstewart to arrive in Derry.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

The magnificent Antrim Coast runs north from Larne and curves around the base of steep headlands, through which the beautiful glens of Antrim open to the sea. On the northern coast, admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway, a striking basalt rock formation - it’s truly awe-inspiring!

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

County Derry - Glenveagh National Park - County Donegal (approx. 119 km)

Today, take the time to discover Ireland’s breathtaking wild landscapes.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

For example, you can explore Glenveagh National Park. Situated in northwest Donegal the national park is Ireland’s second largest with over 170 square kilometres, and where you’ll find hidden within the mountains the Glenveagh Castle on the shores of Lough Veagh.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

County Donegal - Wild Atlantic Way - County Mayo (approx. 150 km)

Today, drive along the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy the scenery of Ireland’s very own Surf Coast. Continue towards Co. Mayo, your home for the night.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

Drive along Ireland’s longest coastal route and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the Surf Coast. Be sure to stop at Downpatrick Head, this jagged Mayo headland looms an astonishing 126 feet above the crashing Atlantic and is named after the country’s patron Saint.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 7

County Mayo: County Galway (Connemara) (approx. 130 km)

This morning, travel to County Galway and visit Connemara. Overnight in Mayo area.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

Discover the western part of County Galway, the Connemara region, a land of lakes, rivers and mountains. Explore this hidden valley with small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language. Connemara is a real paradise for nature lovers and those in search of strong emotions.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 8

County Mayo - County Meath (approx. 206 km)

This morning, leave the west coast of Ireland to return towards Dublin. On the way, veer off the beaten track to discover Lough Key Forest Park. Continue towards County Meath via the Boyne Valley, which is without a doubt the historical region of the whole island - so it’s not surprising to find the most important Irish monuments here. Overnight Meath area.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

County Meath - Dublin - Return to Canada (approx. 48 km)

Head to the Dublin airport to return your rental car and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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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
Ireland
Traditional B&B(or similar)
County Louth, Ireland
Ramada Resort Dundalk(or similar)
County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Wellington Park Hotel(or similar)
Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
BW White Horse hotel(or similar)
Central hotel Donegal(or similar)
Downhill Inn Hotel(or similar)
Meath County, Ireland
City North Hotel(or similar)
County Louth, Ireland
Bellingham Castle(or similar)
County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Galgorm Resort(or similar)
Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
Beech Hill Country House(or similar)
Sandhouse Hotel(or similar)
Knockranny hotel(or similar)
Meath County, Ireland
Bellinter House(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

April 1 to November 30, 2020

Also available for a durtion of 10 days / 8 nights


 

MORE TO KNOW

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We've gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart's content and take our suggestions - or don't! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Parking fees
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • For car rental exclusions, please see above

ACTIVITIES

Heritage Island Touring Guide & Explorer Coupons:
An essential guide to Ireland's premier attractions and Heritage Towns, including useful maps, suggested driving routes, special offers and a discount pass for use at visitor attractions. 

TRANSPORTATION

Car Rental
Manual Category C (CCMN) Compact 5-person VW Golf or similar
Automatic Category F (CCAN) Compact 5-person Ford Focus or similar

Available on request through our call centre
Manual Intermediate Category D (IDMR) 5-person VW Jetta or similar
Manual Intermediate Category P (IVMR) 6-person Opel Zafira or similar
Standard Automatic Car Category G (SDAR) 5-person VW Jetta or similar
Standard Automatic Car Category T (SVAR) 6-person VW Touran or similar

Inclusions: Unlimited mileage, third-Party Liability Insurance Coverage, Collision Damage Waiver and theft Protection.

Exclusions: Super Cover (SDW), Non-waivable excess, GPS, Fuel, Personal Accident Insurance Plus (PAI Plus) and Personal Effects Protection (PEP), other optional services such as refuelling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee, baby seats, etc., extra additional

Credit card at commencement of rental is mandatory – to cover toll fees, speed cameras, parking offences, etc. Credit Card deposit required at destination (unless Super Cover SDW is purchased). Funds will be blocked but not charged to the credit card.
Damage Excess (Non waivable excess): For CCMN (C), IDMR (D) & CCAN (F) cars: 2000 EUR; for IVMR (P), SDAR (G) & SVAR (T): 2,500 EUR. Subject to change without notice. The previous amounts will be blocked (not charged) on renters' credit card unless the Super Cover (SDW) is purchased at destination by credit card.
Minimum Age 25 years old: CCMN (C) & CCAN (F).

Minimum age 27 years old: IDMR (D), SDAR (G) & IVMR (P). SVAR (T). If driver does not meet minimum age requirements, young driver surcharge of 26EUR per day will be charged at destination. Please contact us for more information for customers over the age of 75 at time of rental.

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