Save up to $500 CAD on Shades of Ireland Tour featuring Northern Ireland with Collette
Price: $4,549 CAD per person (Twin Rate) or $5,699 CAD per person Solo Rate
(based on per person, land only.)
Savings: Up to $500 CAD
Departure Date: September 27, 2021
Canadian Residents Only Tour
Photo: Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland
- Explore Dublin with a local guide
- Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle
- See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car
- Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry
- Marvel at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher
- Enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm
- Tour the walled city of Derry
- Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway
- Uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience
Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland Itinerary:
Photo: Map of Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland Itinerary
Day 1: Dublin, Ireland - Tour Begins
Get a taste of old Dublin. Tonight, you and your fellow travellers revel in a traditional Irish evening, including regional cuisine.
Day 2: Dublin
Today, it’s your choice! Choose to ride with a local guide to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, and the historic Phoenix Park OR choose a walking tour of the city’s historic centre, exploring St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and the River Liffey. Either way, what follows is an afternoon to discover Dublin’s charms on your own.
Photo: River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland
Day 3: Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford
Step back in time and begin the day in the medieval splendour of 12th century Kilkenny on the River Nore. Then, in Waterford, embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city. It’s your choice! Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and learn how exquisite crystal has been made for centuries OR visit the Medieval Museum for a guided tour and glass of wine in the 15thcentury Mayor’s Wine Vault.
Day 4: Waterford - Blarney Stone - Killarney
Live the legend. The story goes that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence. This morning, give it a shot at historic Blarney Castle. Cross into County Kerry and continue on to charming Killarney, where you will board a traditional boat* and sail through breathtaking lakes in the company of an expert boatman. This evening, enjoy dinner on the town.
Day 5: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney
Take in the rugged coastline as you loop your way around the picturesque Ring of Kerry, past pristine beaches, quaint villages and majestic landscapes. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for local artisan made crafts. End your day with a traditional jaunting car ride* through one of Ireland’s best kept secrets Killarney National Park.
Photo: Killarney National Park in Ireland
Day 6: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Ennis
Bid Killarney farewell and travel across the lovely Shannon River into County Clare. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most iconic sites. Walk along the rambling edge, soaking up unparalleled views and snapping incredible photos. Complete your day at the historic Old Ground Hotel and experience the finest in Irish hospitality.
Day 7: Ennis - Galway - Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Experience the daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable farm visit. Then continue on to Galway for a brief tour that showcases “The City of Tribes.” Your day ends in the northwest reaches of Eire.
Day 8: Enniskillen - Donegal Town - Derry
Take in the rugged, natural beauty of County Donegal. Stop in Donegal Town and stroll the town square, enjoying its quaint craft and woolen shops. Next, travel to Derry, known for its turbulent political history. This afternoon, a local guide leads a walk through the old city, including the Craft Village, a charming 19th century Georgian square in the heart of the walled city. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…choose your included dinner from a "menu" of Derry’s great restaurants.
Day 9: Derry - Inishowen Peninsula - Derry
This morning, journey to the Inishowen Peninsula and Malin Head. Take in breathtaking scenery as you explore Ireland's northernmost point. Return to Derry, and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Day 10: Derry - Giant's Causeway - Glens of Antrim - Belfast
See the most famous natural site in Northern Ireland as you visit the magnificent Giant’s Causeway. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles a cobble road leading into the sea. Then lose yourself in the natural beauty of Northern Ireland as you explore the scenic back roads of the Glens of Antrim to Belfast.
Photo: Titanic Museum in Belfast, Ireland
Day 11: Belfast
Begin the day with a guided tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, and hear of the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through the different neighborhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the cranes at the shipyard that built the Titanic, before touring the “Titanic Experience,” Northern Ireland’s most visited attraction. Top your day off with a traditional Irish ceili; an experience that takes you back to the cobblestoned streets and Irish fare in 20th century Ulster. Enjoy rousing music and dance as your Irish adventure comes to a close.
Day 12: Belfast - Tour Ends
Post Night: Europa Hotel Belfast
Step into the spacious grand foyer and you'll feel a warm welcome at the Hastings
Europa Hotel, located in the heart of Belfast city center. This cosmopolitan hotel offers superior
accommodations and style.