Shades of Ireland

13 Days | September 11-23, 2018

 Experience the magic of the Emerald Isles including Northern Ireland! From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle.   

Highlights

  Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork, Blarney, Kenmare, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, Adare, Limerick, Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher, Burren of Clare, Galway, Cong, Westport, Donegal, Derry, Giant’s Causeway, Belfast, Titanic, Navan 

What's Included

  • Round trip air from Ottawa.
  • Transportation to/from Ottawa Airport (from Pembroke to Ottawa along Hwy 417).
  • Hotel transfers, air taxes and fuel surcharges  (subject to increase until paid in full). 
  • All accommodation and ground transportation in Ireland.
  • A welcome drink on arrival.
  • 12 Breakfasts, 10 Dinners (including a Medieval Banquet Dinner)
  • Visit to a working Irish farm
  • Music session at the Marine Bar
  • Walking tour of Derry City
  • Admissions to:  St. Patrick Visitor Centre, Belfast City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway Centre, Belleek Pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Cahir Castle, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Waterford Crystal Centre, Irish National Stud and Gardens
  • All entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage handling for one suitcase per person
  • Escorted by Jamieson Travel.

Tour Pricing & Insurance

Double Occupancy (2 per room) - $4,599 per person

Single Occupancy (1 per room) - $5,299 per person
Triple Occupancy (3 per room) - $4,399 per person

All prices are in Canadian $ and include all tax


Insurance

Rates include 8% PST & are based on double occupancy


Cancellation Only:

0-59: $89.64

60-69: $123.12

70-79: $194.40

80+: $279.72


Cancellation & Medical:

0-59: $114.48

60-69: $172.80

70-79: $280.80

80+: $478.44



Booking Details

 To book this tour, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011).  
A deposit of $250 per person plus insurance (if purchasing) must be provided at the time of booking. 
Names exactly as they appear on passports along with date of birth, passport number and expiry date are required. 


Balances are due July 11, 2018

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Travel Day.  The Emerald Isle, a land renowned for its “forty shades of green,” is filled with rolling hills, warm people, stately castles and rollicking fun. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland's natural beauty, rich history and hospitable culture. Tonight, we board our overnight flight to begin our tour to Ireland.

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins.  A Cead Mile Failte to the Emerald Isle is extended on arrival at Dublin Airport by your driver/guide before a short drive takes us to the Man O’War traditional Irish pub.  Afterwards we travel on to our hotel to relax and unwind before an early dinner. Breakfast & Dinner/overnight Co. Dublin.

Day 3 - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Boyne Valley & Cooley Peninsula.  Head north through the majestic Mountains of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the Saint Patrick Centre which tells his story.  Afterwards we drive to Strangford, where Game of Thrones is filmed and take the ferryboat ride to beautiful Portaferry. Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour which will include the political wall murals located on the Protestant Shankill Road and the Catholic Falls Road—a unique cultural experience.  Breakfast & Dinner/Overnight — Belfast.

Day 4 - Friday, September 14, 2018

Belfast's Titanic Quarter. A guided tour of Belfast City Hall, is first on the agenda this morning. See also the shipyard where the Titanic was built in 1909 and learn all about one of the most intriguing stories in Gaol. A guided tour is followed by dinner. Breakfast & Dinner, Overnight Belfast.

Day 5 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

Giant's Causeway and Derry.  This morning we drive north along the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway.  We then continue on to Derry where a local guide will tell the “Story of Derry” on a walking tour of this historic walled city. ​Breakfast & Dinner/Overnight — Co. Donegal.


Day 6 - Sunday, Septepmber 16, 2018

Belleek and Westport. Today we visit Belleek, home of the world famous porcelain factory. We then travel toward Westport via the romantic domain of W.B. Yeats via Drumcliffe were he is buried, with a stop at the Foxford Woollen Mills before reaching your hotel. Breakfast & Dinner/Overnight — Westport.     

Day 7 - Monday, September 17, 2018

Connemara, Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. Connemara remains one of the wildest and most romantic places in Ireland. Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey followed by some free time in Galway before viewing the Cliffs of Moher. This evening guests will enjoy the medieval banquet at the Bunratty Castle. Breakfast & Dinner/Overnight — Bunratty


Day 8 - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Limerick and Adare. After breakfast we head for the Kingdom of Kerry. A tour of Limerick City is undertaken before travelling to Adare and then arriving in the beautiful town of Killarney. Breakfast & Dinner/Overnight— Killarney.

Day 9 - Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ring of Kerry.  A leisurely tour around the Iveragh Peninsula reputed to be the most scenic 100-mile drive in Europe.  Travel via kilorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville on Ballinskelligs Bay and the quaint village of Sneem with its brightly painted shops and cottages.  On through Moll’s Gap and along by Ladies View that provides some spectacular vistas of the famous Lakes of Killarney.  This evening you are invited to Quill’s Farmhouse for a traditional irish dinner and entertainment.  Breakfast & Dinner/overnight, Killarney.

Day 10 - Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blarney & Waterford. Leaving Killarney for Waterford we travel over the Kerry Mountains to the village of Blarney. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Cork City including a stop at the English Market. This afternoon, a live music session at the Marine Bar. Before settling in to our hotel for the evening we will visit Waterford Crystal. Breakfast & Dinner/Overnight — Waterford.

Day 11 - Friday, September 21, 2018

Wexford and Wicklow. This morning we head towards the south-east county of Wexford. In New Ross you will follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside. Before arriving in Dublin you will undertake a guided tour of the Irish National Stud. A panoramic tour of Dublin is undertaken before arriving at your city hotel. This evening is at leisure to explore Dublin. Breakfast & Overnight — Dublin.


Day 12 - Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dublin. Today guests are free to further explore some of Dublin's most famous attractions or indulge in some last minute shopping. This evening enjoy a final farewell dinner at the hotel. Breakfast & Dinner/Overnight— Dublin.


Day 13 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dublin - Tour Ends. Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your Dublin hotel and transfer to Dublin airport for your return flight home. Today, Breakfast is included.