Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

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.


Location:

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Cork, County Cork, Ireland, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, Galway, County Galway, Ireland, Londonderry/Derry, Great Britain

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

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

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.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

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.

Optional Activities ($):
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES:
  • Guided bike tour of Kilkenny: 18 EUR
  • Jameson's Whiskey Distillery tour: 16 EUR
  • Meal(s) : Breakfast, Dinner
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

    Days 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.

    Optional Activities ($):
    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES: Boat ride to Aran Islands (summer only): 27 EUR
    Meal(s) : Day 4(Breakfast), Day 5 (Breakfast, Dinner)
    Accommodation:
    (2 nights)
    Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

    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.

    Optional Activities ($):
    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES: Londonderry Walking Tour: 9 EUR
    Meal(s) : Breakfast, Dinner
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

    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.

    Optional Activities ($):
    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES: Entry into the Titanic Museum: 16.20 EUR
    Meal(s) : Breakfast
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

    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.

    Optional Activities ($):
    OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES:
  • Guinness Storehouse Visit: 15 EUR
  • Farewell Evening at The Merry Ploughboy Pub: 47.50 EUR
  • Meal(s) : Breakfast
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

    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
    Accommodation:
    (1 night)
    Ireland - Contiki Guided Trip

    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
    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Cork, County Cork, Ireland
    (2 Nights)
    (or similar)
    Cork, County Cork, Ireland
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Galway, County Galway, Ireland
    (2 Nights)
    (or similar)
    Galway, County Galway, Ireland
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Londonderry/Derry, Great Britain
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)
    Londonderry/Derry, Great Britain
    (1 Night)
    (or similar)

    Room Specifications

    Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during your trip.
    Room occupancy: 2 adults travelling together

    IMPORTANT INFO

    AGE REQUIREMENT

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

    DEPARTURE DATES

    August 7, 10, 17, 24, 2019
    October 12 & 26, 2019

    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.

    Pricing policies for this hotel

    Non-Refundable

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    Free Cancellation

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