Tour of Ireland 2022

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June 7 - Only one departure
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15 Days / 13 Nights
Availability : June 7 - Only one departure
Start: Toronto, Canada
End: Toronto, Canada

Tour of Ireland: 3 nts Antrim, 1 nt Derry, 2 nts Donegal, 2 nights Cong, 2 nights Limerick, 1 night Kerry, 2 nights Dublin

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

On this grand tour of the Emerald Isle, you will explore North and South Ireland. Walk in the footsteps of giants at the Giant’s Causeway, explore Ireland’s only walled city and learn which way to wear your heart. Take part in an traditional Irish night of entertainment with music and a pint of Guinness. Immerse yourself in the story of The Rock of Cashel. Tour & taste in Limerick at the Milk Market. Time in Belfast, Galway and Dublin for shopping and taking in the culture. The tour has been planned, and is led by, Stewart Bennett the owner of “The Wee Tartan Shop” in Port Perry, Ontario.

Sláinte!

Tour Details

Highlights:
– Walk in the footsteps of giants at the Giant’s Causeway
– Orientation tour of Belfast
– Locally guided walking tour of Derry
– Experience the famous Habour of Kiilybegs
– Learn which way to wear your heart in Galway
– Visit the Cliffs of Moher
– Full day with a local guide in Limerick
– Enjoy a traditional Irish night with dinner and music
– Stop at the Rock of Cashel

 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)  (Google Map)

Drop off Location & Time

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Price Includes

  • Return Air to Dublin on Air Transat from Toronto - Economy with 1 checked bag & seat selection
  • Premium motor coach transportation with driver & local tour guides
  • 13 nights accommodation at 3 - 5 star hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 11 dinners including traditional Irish night
  • Entrances included as per itinerary
  • All air taxes, hotel and service charges
  • Dublin & Ireland maps and information package

Meals

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 11 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

This large coach group tour will operate with a max of 30 passengers.

You can expect time on your feet as much of this tour is spent visiting rather than driving. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 7thDepart Toronto

Depart Toronto on Air Transat flight TS230 at 11:55pm.

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 8thArrive Dublin: Welcome to Ireland!

Arrive Dublin Airport at 11:30am.

From unspoiled landscape and dramatic coastline to buzzing cities with warm welcomes, Ireland has something for every type of visitor. With festivals celebrating literature, food, families and music, as well as surfing the waves, walking the coastline, or travelling back in time in a museum or ancient fort, Ireland’s magic and wild beauty never fail to surprise and delight.

We journey on the coach to Antrim to check into our hotel for the next 3 nights. Welcome dinner this evening. (D)

Accommodation: Dunadry Hotel And Gardens or similar

Day 3 - Thursday, June 9thGiant's Causeway, Glenshane Country Farm

No trip to this part of the world is complete without a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Giants Causeway and it’s iconic geological formations.

After we roam the results of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, we will go to Friels Bar and Restaurant for lunch. It is a 5th Generation Pub and Historic Soup Kitchen. Friels Historic Bar and Restaurant was established in 1837.

This afternoon we will visit the Glenshane Country Farm. Here we will see and learn about sheep farming and particularly his highly trained team of working sheepdogs.

Dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Dunadry Hotel And Gardens or similar

Day 4 - Friday, June 10thBelfast

Today will be spent in Belfast. We will enjoy an orientation tour in the coach with a charming local guide. The tour starts at Coiste’s mural at Divis Tower at the bottom of the Falls Road and travels through a main arterial route of West Belfast, visiting The International Wall, the Republican Memorial gardens and many murals, each with their own particular story, some relating to conflict in other areas around the world.

We will also visit The Titanic Belfast and explore the shipward, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began.

Rest of day free for shopping and discovering. We will have dinner at the hotel tonight. (B, D)

Accommodation: Dunadry Hotel And Gardens or similar

Day 5 - Saturday, June 11thIreland's only walled city

After breakfast we will go to 5 Vicars Hill. Built in 1772 as the Diocesan Registry to hold records for the Church of Ireland Diocese, this Grade A listed building has been restored and was formally opened to the public in March 2011.
While the records are no longer retained in the building, some examples are on display, with ancient coins, gems, significant prints, early Christian artefacts and other collections and curiosities which had, until recently, been stored in the nearby Armagh Public Library.

We then go to Armagh Robinson Library.

After we will go to Derry to check into our hotel. (B, D)

Accommodation: City Hotel Derry or similar

Day 6 - Sunday, June 12thDerry

After a leisurely morning we will meet David, our local guide, for a walking tour of Derry. The name “Derrie” comes from the original spelling of the name of the city in English, in old maps and manuscripts. The term “Dander” is local speaking slang for a stroll or walk. Included is the Museum of Free Derry. Here you will meet descendants of people who were killed in one of the defining events of what was known in Ireland as “The Troubles”.

Early evening we arrive in Donegal. (B, D)

Accommodation: Harvey’s Point or similar

Day 7 - Monday, June 13thHabour of Kiilybegs, Donegal

Our first visit today will be to the famous Harbour of Kiilybegs. Ireland’s largest fishing port with some of the world’s most modern & high tech Pelagic fishing vessels. There is also some free time for lunch here.

Our next visits in Donegal are Hanna Hats of Donegal Ltd and Triona Irish Design Store. (B, D)

Accommodation: Harvey’s Point or similar 

Day 8 - Tuesday, June 14thLissadell House

Today we go to Lissadell House for a tour of the house and a light lunch. 

Lissadell is famous as the childhood home of Constance Markievicz, her sister Eva Gore-Booth and her brother Josslyn Gore-Booth. Constance was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and was the first woman to be elected to Dáil Eireann, where she served as Minister for Labour (thus becoming the first woman minister in a modern Western European democracy), and was also the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons at Westminster, London (where she declined to take her seat). Eva was a poet of distinction and an active suffragist, clashing with the young Winston Churchill over barmaids’ rights in 1908. Josslyn created at Lissadell one of the premier horticultural estates in Europe. This horticultural enterprise has now been recreated at Lissadell. The great poet W. B. Yeats was friendly with the Gore Booth sisters and stayed at Lissadell in 1892 and 1893. He immortalised Lissadell and the Gore Booth sisters in his poetry.

We then travel to our hotel for the night. Dinner will be at the estate. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: The Lodge at Ashford Castle or similar

Day 9 - Wednesday, June 15thKylemore Abbey

Have your camera ready! This morning will be spent at Kylemore Abbery & Victorian Walled Garden. This Benedictine monastery was founded in 1920. It is a haven of beauty, serenity and history. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens as well as explore the house. There is a cafe for lunch.

This afternoon we will go back to The Lodge at Ashford Castle to enjoy the estate grounds. Group dinner tonight. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Lodge at Ashford Castle or similar

Day 10 - Thursday, June 16thGalway City, Cliffs of Moher

Learn today which way to wear your heart! Galway has a special place in the heart of many, and the heart has made its way onto one of the most recognizable souvenirs from the area: the Claddagh Ring. Free time to discover Galway. 

We will continue onto The Cliffs of Moher with a stop at Roadside Tavern Lisdoonvarna for a light lunch and a stop at The Burren Smokehouse.

At The Cliffs of Moher you will have plenty of time to walk, take pictures, bird watch and gaze into the sea. The vertical stretch of cliffs are about 14 kilometers long.

We travel onwards to Limerick to check into our hotel. (B, L)

Accommodation: The Savoy Hotel Limerick or similar

Day 11 - Friday, June 17thLimerick

An early start to the day. A full day with Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland. We will meet our local guide in the hotel foyer. Included visit to the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. In Co. Clare we will visit Killimer Ferry.

This afternoon we will listen to traditional Irish music at Tubridy’s Bar & Restaurant. There will be time for Fish and Chips and a pint of Guiness.

Return to Limerick via Quailty, Spanish Point and Lahinch. Possibly opportunity to stop for nice photo of Quinn Abbey.

Dinner tonight will be at Dolan’s Pub and Restaurant. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: The Savoy Hotel Limerick or similar

Day 12 - Saturday, June 18thCo Wicklow the Garden of Ireland

Our first stop today is The Milk Market. The complex was refurbished in the 90s, and sits under a large canopy or “big top” which has become a stage for live music. You can buy produce and delicacies from the people who rear, catch, grow or make them. This might be artisan cheese, prime cuts of meat, fresh fish, organic fruit and vegetables, chutneys, bread out of the oven or homemade preserves.

Our next stop is Muckross House & Gardens. After a walk here we will then go to Mucross Weavers.

Mucross Weavers weaves scarves using only the finest quality yarns on Hattersly looms that are almost 200 years old. Because all the scarves are individually woven they have a selvedge on each side ensuring they will last and its gives each scarf a quality finish. All of the colourful products are made from premium yarns such as wool, mohair and alpaca.

We then go tour our hotel in Co. Kerry for dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens or similar

Day 13 - Sunday, June 19thRock of Cashel

After breakfast we will head back to Dublin with a stop at the Rock of Cashel.

The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most iconic locations and the medieval ecclesiastical buildings dominate the landscape on this limestone outcrop in the Golden Vale. Also known as St. Patrick’s Rock, it is the 13th century Gothic Cathedral which captivates people the most. The cathedral is a large cruciform church without aisles and was built between 1230 and 1270. Immerse yourself in the story of the Rock with the audiovisual show and exhibitions in the Hall of Vicars.

When we get to Dublin, you will have some free time before dinner and entertainment at Belvedere Irish Nights. (B, D)

Accommodation: The Clarence Hotel or similar

Day 14 - Monday, June 20thDublin

Free day in Dublin. Perhaps visit Trinity College and College Green, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, The Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Experience or The James Joyce Centre. (B)

Ask us about tickets for the Hop-on/Hop-off city tour.

Accommodation: The Clarence Hotel or similar 

Day 15 - Tuesday, June 21stDepart Dublin

Say Slån to Ireland today. Fly home with memories to last a lifetime and a desire to return and see more of what Ireland has to offer.

Depart Dublin Airport on flight TS231 at 1:15pm, arriving Toronto at 3:50pm. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: June 7 $6,590 $7,990

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are is $ CAD

Payment Schedule:

Initial deposit of $1,000 per person ( 100% refundable)  is due at time of booking.

Second payment of $2,000 due February 11th. 

Final payment due April 8th.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Rates include airfare from Toronto. Ask us if you wish to fly from another gateway or wish to extend your stay. 

 

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