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Grand Tour of Ireland

Sep 3, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020


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GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND
September 3-18, 2020 • 16 days / 14 nights

Join tour leaders, Bruce & Marilyn Driscoll, on this Grand Tour of Ireland. To secure your seats, book by April 3rd, 2020. After April 3rd, bookings will be on request only.

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 HIGHLIGHTS:

 
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png Roundtrip flights Halifax-Dublin
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png Full Irish Breakfast at every hotel
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png Dinner and Music at a Cabaret in Dublin
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png Guinness Storehouse
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png St. Patrick's Cathedral
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png "Giant's Causeway"
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png Belfast Titanic Museum
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png Cliffs of Moher
 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/Miramichi-Ireland-bullet-2020.png And much, much more!
   
 Air & Land Package
$4649 pp
 Land Only
$3694 pp


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Maritime Travel - Miramichi
2485 King George Hwy, Unit 15
Next to Sobeys in Douglastown
506-622-1100 • 1-800-561-5770

Itinerary


Day 1 – Thurs. Sept. 3: WestJet 050 from Halifax departing at 10:20 pm, arriving in Dublin on Sept. 4 at 7:32 am.

Day 2 – Fri. Sept. 4: Monaghan
Arrive at Dublin airport and meet our Irish Tour Guide and Coach Driver. We will drive through the countryside north-west of Dublin, viewing the ancient burial mound of Newgrange, on our way to Monaghan where we will spend the first two nights. Overnight at Hillgrove Hotel with dinner included.

Day 3 – Sat. Sept. 5: Monaghan County
After breakfast you will enjoy a tour of County Monaghan. This route will give you a better look at the lives of the Irish today as we are outside the tourist track. In the evening you will take part in an authentic Irish Kitchen Party. Overnight at Hillgrove Hotel. Dinner on our own tonight.

Day 4 – Sun. Sept. 6: Monaghan – Belfast
Leaving the Republic of Ireland, we drive through Northern Ireland, visiting the famous "Giant's Causeway", a geologically interesting basalt rock formation created over 60 Million years ago, then travel through the glens of Antrim before we head to Belfast. Overnight at the Jury's Inn Belfast. Dinner on our own tonight.

Day 5 – Mon. Sept. 7:
Touring Belfast area
We will visit the amazing Titanic Belfast Exhibit, in the heart of the docklands, tour the city and give you some free time to explore this richly historic capital. Overnight at the Jury’s Inn. Dinner on our own tonight.

Day 6 – Tues. Sept. 8: Belfast – Sligo
After breakfast we leave Belfast and head towards Sligo. We will visit Derry, and will walk a portion of the" Walls of Derry", with an interpretive guide, and have time for lunch, before driving through the beautiful countryside of Donegal on our way to Sligo, where we will overnight at the Yeats Country Hotel with dinner included.

Day 7 – Wed. Sept. 9: Sligo – Galway
 After breakfast we pass many sites of interest as we enter Yeats’ Country, the birthplace of the poet WB Yeats, where a short stop is planned to view the churchyard and gravesite where Yeats is buried. After stopping for a quick lunch in Sligo, a unique town with the river Garavoguer running through the centre, we continue to Galway. Overnight at The House Hotel with dinner included.

Day 8 – Thurs. Sept. 10: Touring Galway area
Today we are touring the Galway area and you will enjoy authentic Irish entertainment in the evening. Dinner on our own tonight. Overnight at The House Hotel.

Day 9 – Fri. Sept. 11: Galway – Killarney
After breakfast we are heading south towards Killarney. We travel through the Burren, a strange rocky landscape rich in wild orchids and beautiful scenery. We visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most visited natural attractions with spectacular views of Ireland's Atlantic Coast in County Clare. We travel to Adare, one of Ireland’s “Prettiest Villages” with iconic thatched-roofed houses. Overnight at The Lake Hotel with dinner included.

Day 10 – Sat. Sept. 12: Touring Killarney area
Today we wend our way along the beautiful countryside and coastline of South West Ireland, through the Dingle Peninsula. Overnight at The Lake Hotel. Dinner on our own tonight.

Day 11 – Sun. Sept. 13:
Killarney – Cork
On our drive through southern Ireland today we include a stop in Bantry and at the Skibbereen Heritage Center with its renowned Famine Commemoration Exhibition. Overnight at Maryborough Hotel Cork with dinner included.

Day 12 – Mon. Sept. 14: Touring Cork area
After breakfast we will explore County Cork incl. stops in Cobh and Blarney Castle. Overnight at Maryborough Hotel Cork. Dinner on our own tonight.

Day 13 – Tues. Sept. 15:
Cork – Wexford
Today we are heading north-east via Youghal, Dungarvan and Waterford! We will enjoy this southern part of Ireland before arriving at Wexford, Overnight at the Riverbank House Hotel with dinner included.

Day 14 – Wed. Sept. 16: Wexford – Dublin
After breakfast we will visit Glendalough, one of the richest monastic sites in Ireland, then continue our drive to the capital of Ireland. While in Dublin, we will experience one of Ireland’s newest attractions, Epic Ireland, an Irish emigration museum located in Dublin’s Docklands! In the evening, enjoy a Dinner Show with Irish Music. Overnight at Jury’s Inn Parnell Street.

Day 15 – Thurs. Sept. 17: Dublin
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin and get a taste of the famous "Guinness" during a visit of the Guinness Store House! In the evening we are on our own for dinner. Overnight at Jury’s Inn Parnell Street.

Day 16 – Fri. Sept. 18: Fly home from Dublin at 9:00 am on WestJet 051 to Halifax, arriving at 11:02 am.

Tour INCLUDES: Tour manager beginning in Canada. All airport and hotel transfers in Ireland if travelling with the group from Canada. Air conditioned/heated coach with driver/guide throughout the tour. Meals: All full Irish breakfasts and 7 dinners provided. Tea or Coffee where meals are provided. City Tours in Dublin and Belfast. Entrance fees to sites included in the itinerary. All taxes and service charges at hotels, meals and sites included in the itinerary.

Tour DOES NOT include: Gratuities to driver and guide. Personal insurance coverage. Drinks such as soda pop and alcohol.


Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, in Canadian dollars and are subject to change in case of adverse currency fluctuation. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at time of reservation (first come, first served). Final payment is due by July 3, 2020. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended and may be purchased at the time of first deposit. Some itinerary details are subject to change. Single Supplement: Add $999.00 CDN.