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Ireland East to West

Start off in the dazzling city of Dublin, where you'll have time to eat, drink, and soak up Ireland's vivacious character. Tour the natural monuments of Kilkenny and Wicklow, then move on to vibrant Galway. Explore the rugged wilderness of Connemara. Ireland awaits.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Ireland, traveling 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, Ireland (DUB)
  • Galway, County Galway, Ireland
  • Ireland
9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Dublin (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Dublin
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 1 tasting
  • Round-trip train tickets (Economy Class) between Dublin and Galway
  • 4 More Moments activities included:
    • Full-day tour to Kilkenny and Wicklow with English-speaking guide
    • Galway walking food tour with tastings with English-speaking guide
    • Full-day tour to Connemara and Cong with English-speaking guide
    • 2-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass in Dublin (valid for 48 hours)
  • Earn Aeroplan® points

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Dublin.

 

Ireland East to West

Day 2

Welcome to Dublin

Welcome to Ireland! Arrive in Dublin and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Get around using your Hop-On Hop-Off pass with Dublin Bus.

More Moments Activities Included:
Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Pass:
  • Hop on and off the double-decker bus to explore the Irish capital's historic buildings and cultural attractions.

Ireland East to West

Day 3

Dublin: Kilkenny & Wicklow Excursion (approx. 318 km)

Today, embark on a day tour to Kilkenny and Wicklow from Dublin.

More Moments Activities Included:
Kilkenny & Wicklow Excursion:

Enjoy 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, and discover all the main attractions. Next, continue through the county of Carlow into the wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Ireland East to West

Day 4

Dublin - Galway (approx. 220 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to catch a train to Galway. Upon arrival, head towards the hotel to check in. Galway, on Ireland's west coast, is nestled where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Ireland East to West

Day 5

Galway : Sightseeing

This morning, discover Galway through its food!

More Moments Activities Included:
Local Gems:

Galway Food Tour: Enjoy a two-hour culinary walking tour of the city. Sample food from artisan producers, cheese makers, creative beer projects, artisan chocolatiers, traditional family-run businesses and more. Your experienced local guide will fill you in on Galway's favourite places and treasured ingredients. Treat yourself!

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
Ireland East to West

Day 6

County Galway: Connemara & Cong Excursion (approx. 162 km)

Head out to Connemara and Cong on full-day tour.

More Moments Activities Included:
Connemara & Cong Excursion:

See the stark beauty of the hidden valley of Connemara as you enter on the Lough Nafooey route. Continue to Kylemore Abbey, where you'll break for lunch and sightseeing. If you like, visit the lovely Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden ($). In the late afternoon, depart Kylemore and journey through Inagh Valley, Maam Cross and Oughterard. Complete the circuit of Lough Corrib on your way back to Galway. Enjoy the magical views of the Irish countryside as your guide regales you with tales of Irish legends! 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Ireland East to West

Day 7

Galway - Dublin (approx. 220 km)

Enjoy breakfast in Galway, then make your way to the train station for your return to Dublin. Check into your hotel and spend the day taking advantage of the city's activities.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Ireland East to West

Day 8

Dublin: Sightseeing

Enjoy the day exploring Dublin and all its charm, with the help of your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to get around the city.

More Moments Activities Included:
Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Pass:
  • Use your pass to enjoy the rest of the day visiting the city.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Ireland East to West

Day 9

Dublin - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Ireland East to West

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, Ireland (DUB)
Ashling Hotel Dublin(or similar)
Galway, County Galway, Ireland
Victoria Hotel(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from January 1st to December 31, 2021

Also available for a duration of 10 days / 8 nights

MORE TO KNOW

Brochure correction as of February 17, 2020:  Please note that the More Moments Galway Food Tour (Day 5) does not operate on Mondays & Tuesdays.  If applicable, the itinerary will alter slightly so that clients will receive the tour on the Wednesday morning (Day 7).

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

Food Tour in Galway:

It is a 2-hour culinary tour that takes place over the city.
The tour start from Griffins Bakery Shop Street at 10:30 a.m.

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.