Iconic Ireland

“Ireland is the mystic land of the past. This is the land of the Celtic Twilight, the country of Synge and Yeats and Stephens. It is the seat of an age-old tradition, of the remains of a brilliant Celtic civilisation!”

– Conrad Arensberg (author)

 

Experience the best of the ‘Emerald Isle’ in this tour designed to give you a taste of Ireland’s rich history and culture. You’ll visit the beautiful West Coast famous for its natural beauty and friendly locals, experience the picture-postcard scenery of the Ring of Kerry, and have your breath taken away by the soaring 203 meter Cliffs of Moher.

Dublin’s historic Trinity College and the Book of Kells are not to be missed! Visit Ireland and enjoy the famous Irish humour, wit, and strong character that’s made this island so famous. 

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Places:

Dublin, Kerry, Burren & Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Galway

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Dates:

  • Jul 02 – 09
  • Jul 16 – 23
  • Aug 06 – 13
  • Aug 27 – Sep 03
  • Sep 17 – 24
  • Oct 01 – 08
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Fees:

Land prices start at US$1,375.00 per adult
(double occupancy)*

USD$350.00
(single supplement)*

Why Choose Iconic Ireland?

  • 8 days, 7 nights small group comfort tour
  • See the major highlights of the ‘‘Emerald Isle’
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle!
  • Walk along the incredible Cliffs of Moher
  • City cruise in lovely Galway, Ireland’s artistic capital
  • Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey
  • Trinity College and the Book of Kells in Dublin
  • Experience true Irish culture

Itinerary

Program Summary:

Day 1:    Arrival to Dublin  
Day 2:    Dublin // Blarney Castle // Kerry
Day 3:    Ring of Kerry
Day 4:    Kerry // Burren & Cliffs of Moher // Limerick 
Day 5:    Limerick // Galway 
Day 6:    Limerick // Connemara // Galway
Day 7:    Galway // Dublin
Day 8:    Farewell Dublin 

Day by Day Itinerary: 

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO IRELAND 

Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your Dublin hotel under own arrangements. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city centre. 
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 2 – BLARNEY CASTLE & KERRY 

Today meet with your coach & English speaking driver/guide & depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route, stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. Here you will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never again be lost for words. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. It was bought in 1976 by a former worker and has been transformed into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland. 
Overnight: Kerry
Meals: Breakfast  

DAY 3 – RING OF KERRY 

Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Taking in spectacular scenery – mountains, peat bogs, lakes & magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cli road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Next arrive in the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses. Next today enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) helps you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey [driver] takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. Today enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town. 
Overnight: Kerry 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 – BURREN & CLIFFS OF MOHER 

Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of owers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves such as the Ailwee Caves. OPTIONAL: Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle or similar – Supplement of € 50.00 p.p. Bunratty Castle, built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond, stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers and is a compliment to the lively mead reception, a four- course meal & of course good wine. Guests are invited to enjoy an unforgettable evening & take a true step back in time to Medieval Ireland. 
Overnight: Limerick
Meals: Breakfast  

DAY 5 – GALWAY CITY & CRUISE 

This morning travel to Galway City & get oriented with this beautiful place, which has attracted many musicians & artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest & most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965. Next enjoy a cruise along Lough Corrib including scones & an Irish coffee. This journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic Lough Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments & natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland. 
Overnight: Galway 
Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 6 – CONNEMARA 

Today, travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Enjoy some time at leisure in Connemara National Park. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Overnight: Galway 
Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 7 – DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY 

Depart Galway for Dublin today. Enroute visit Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon. Explore the visitors centre and take a tour to see the high towers, the 11th century cathedral & the wonderful high crosses. Continue on to Dublin to discover Dublin’s Fair City. The north side of the city offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street & the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The cities south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university & home to the Book of Kells. 
OPTIONAL: Evening Entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock or similar – Supplement of € 48.00 p.p.
Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance. A ballad group will regale visitors with ballads both happy and sad and will (after a few pints) have visitors singing along with them. The music is interrupted for a short while to enjoy the best of Irish Dancing guaranteed to get feet tapping. Visitors will later be sent into the night with fond memories of a memorable night in a Dublin Pub. 
Overnight: Dublin 
Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 8 – FAREWELL 

After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast 

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Land Tour Price Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation at 3/4 star hotels with full Irish Breakfasts each morning
  • 2 Dinner at Hotels: Day 1 – Dublin, Day 5 – Galway 
  • Entrance and visits: Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Cathedral, Kylemore Abbey, Clonmacnoise, Trinity College, Jaunting Car Ride
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Lough Corrib Cruise with scones & Irish coffee
  • Modern motor-coach with driver/guide included as per itinerary
  • 1⁄2 Day Dublin City Tour Guide
  • Porterage x 1 piece of luggage per person in/out of hotels 
  • Service charges and taxes at existing rates 

Tour Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Dublin airport transfers: Day 1, Day 8
  • Any meals not specified
  • Beverages (including those at meals, specialty coffees, alcoholic drinks)
  • Gratuities
  • Single supplement (for those people travelling solo)
  • Baggage fees 
  • Optional excursions and meals 

Payment Schedule

  • Payment in full at time of booking

Fine Print: Price is quoted in US$. Price is based on shared double accommodations in standard 3/4-star hotels. Single supplement applies to a person travelling solo without a partner/roommate. Price does not include airfare. Please note living conidtions and services differ from those found in Canada. 

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For so many North Americans, Ireland is a part of their family history, so it’s a wonderful place to get in touch with that background and history. And the pubs are fantastic!

Mark

Burlington

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Want to learn more about this trip?

Contact Georgia Hardy Tours directly for pricing and availability.

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416-483-7533 ext.100

Fine Print: It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure that they have a valid passport and that no additional travel documents are necessary. Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. is not responsible for inadequate travel documents. Georgia Hardy Tours reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary when necessary for the convenience and safety of tour participants. Any extra cost in the unlikely event of itinerary changes must be borne by the individual participant.

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