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2019
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18 years
                                           STRONG!




    CANADIAN COMPANY,                                         THE AUTHENTIC
         Irish Heritage.                                     IRISH EXPERIENCE,
                                                             created with care.
 Welcome to our 18th year of making
   memories in Ireland with you.                     We can recommend our tours to you
  It’s been our genuine pleasure to               because we’ve experienced them ourselves.
 invite you to experience Ireland up                 We’ve explored the magnificent basalt
close and personal, and we’re proud                  columns at the Giant’s Causeway and
 of the part we’ve played in helping             breathed the coastal air at the mighty Cliffs of
 to create thousands of exceptional              Moher. We’ve experienced the warm, inviting
vacations. As our business has grown              atmosphere of a Dublin pub and immersed
  during this time, the fundamental               ourselves in the rich mythology embedded
  purpose of RIT has remained the                   deep into the living rock of Irish castles.
   same: to give you an authentic,                We want you to feel the same enthusiasm
  hand-crafted vacation experience                 about Ireland that we do. With us, your
      that you won’t soon forget.                        vacation is in good hands.




     Irish roots run deep                                        ONE NAME,
               AT RIT.                                        four spectacular
                                                                destinations.
    Though Canada is home for the
  Duffy family, Ireland is in our blood.                 As we open tours to new regions
     This patriotic love is the driving                 of the British Isles and beyond, our
  force behind everything we do. We                    priority is that we don’t forget where
  pride ourselves on the unparalleled,                 we came from. For this reason, we’ve
  personal experiences that we make                     rolled all of our tours in under the
possible through our strong familiarity               name of RIT. Under this banner, we are
 with the land and its locals. The care                proud to present you with your 2019
   we have for Ireland will be evident                   vacation options. Happy travels!
 throughout every detail of your tour.
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Travel is our
greatest passion...
For 18 years now it has been a great pleasure
to offer our clients some of the best holidays
available to both Ireland and Scotland. We
love to travel and we love to share these
experiences with you. The enclosed selection
of premium first class coach tours, sightseeing
tours and superb driving holidays have been
carefully designed by our wonderful staff to
make sure that you enjoy Ireland the way we
do. We have used all our passion, knowledge
and enthusiasm to create the many holiday
choices offered in this brochure. Please take
your time and read through each page and
find the holiday that suits you. The next part
is easy—just book it and start planning your
holiday of a lifetime knowing you are in
expert and knowledgeable hands.

We look forward to welcoming you to
Ireland and helping you make travel
your greatest passion.

2019 is the year to remove Ireland
from your bucket list.

Safe travels,

Ian Duffy,
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
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THANK YOU
for a great
experience!
We have recently returned from
the Shamrock Royal tour of Ireland
and we would like to express our
gratitude to Royal Irish Tours for
a fantastic trip. We thoroughly
enjoyed the accommodation, food
and the many places we visited.
Our enjoyment was in no small way
due to our tour manager, Martin
Lettice. This wonderful man’s love
for his country shone through
and left us with an appreciation
of Ireland’s history, it’s people, the
music and the beauty of its natural
landscapes ,castles, villages and
towns. Thank you Royal Irish Tours
and Martin for an unforgettable
journey and the many lifetime
memories we now have of this
amazing Irish experience.
Paul and Dianne


We just got back from taking the
Kerry Royal tour and wanted to
thank for such an exceptional time.
We did the north with you last
year and were so impressed that
we booked again this year. The
accommodations were spot on and
the food was amazing. One of the
reasons we booked again this year
was our driver Joe who was our
tour guide this year. He is a gem
and a keeper. He made both our
tours amazing with his knowledge
and his wit. I would like to also
acknowledge our driver Jürgen.
Well done we will come back.
Robert and Sarah
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FIRST CLASS
     coach tours
12   Shamrock Royal
14   Manor Royal
16   Kerry Royal                     Castle
18   Irish Twist                     Adventure 56
20   Celtic Royal
22   Celtic Classic
                                           DRIVING                      Best of
24   Kerry Fling                           holidays                     the West         27
                                     46    Car Rental
     SIGHTSEEING
     tours                            47   Irish Adventure
                                     48    Emerald Adventure
26   Causeway & Castles        NEW

                                     49    Castle & Country
27   Best of the West
                                     50    Town & Country      NEW
28
     Wild Atlantic      NEW
     Experience                       51   Roam Around Ireland
     Ring of Kerry,
30
     Killarney & Cork
                                      52   Elegant Ireland

     Blarney Castle, Kilkenny        54    Chauffeur Drive
31
     & Irish Whiskey                 56    Castle Adventure             18 Years Strong!
32   West Coast Explorer                                                2
                                      57   Castle Explorer
33   Discover Northern Ireland       58    Cottage Adventure
                                                                        Special Offers
36   Magnetic North       NEW
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37   Wild Irish Rover     NEW              CITY
                                           stays                        Trust the Best
                                                                        8
     RAIL                            59    Dublin Delight
     tours
                                     60    Dublin & Belfast Delight
                                                                        Ireland Map
39   Daily Rail Tours                                                   34
                                      61   Dublin, Killarney & Galway
40   2 Day Tours
41   3 Day Tours                           HOTELS, CASTLES              Terms & Conditions
                                                                        67
42   Royal Atlantic                        & manors
     BELMOND GRAND            NEW    62    Irish Landmark Properties
43   HIBERNIAN
     Legends & Loughs                63    Shamrock Royal Hotels
     BELMOND GRAND            NEW    64    Manor Royal Hotels
44   HIBERNIAN
     Taste of Ireland                65    Castles & Manors
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SPECIAL
offers


BOOK EARLY
& save
Book your First Class Coach Tour early
and save up to $300 per couple on
selected tours. Book early as these
offers are subject to availability!      LOYALTY
                                         reward
                                         We thank you for your business! As a
                                         repeat client of RIT, we would like to extend
                                         an additional savings of $50 per person to
                                         you as a token of our appreciation for your
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Book six or more people on one of our First
Class Coach Tours and save $50 per person.
Guests must be travelling on the same tour
and date in order to receive this discount.




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TRUST
the best


INDUSTRY
leader
Now celebrating our 18th year, we
are Canada’s leading tour operator               CUSTOMIZE
to Ireland. We pride ourselves on
offering the largest and most distinct           Self-drive to chauffeur drive, coach tours
range of holidays to the Emerald Isle.           to rail tours, we offer a programme to suit
                                                 all tastes. Don’t see what you want? Talk
                                                 to us and we can customize an itinerary so
                                                 you can make your dream vacation a reality.
                                                 Check our website for the latest offers
                                                 and specials.




EXPERTISE
We call ourselves specialists for good reason.
Each of our friendly agents have a wealth of
knowledge in all things Irish, thanks to their
extensive training and travels.




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INNOVATION
We were the first, and remain the only
tour operator in Canada to produce a
stand-alone Ireland brochure. We don’t         PASSION
try to reinvent the wheel, but continually     Ireland is in our blood! Family owned and
try and make it just a little bit better, by   operated since 2001, we are passionate
offering new and unique experiences to         about showing you our Ireland! Call today
our already extensive product line.            and let us share our Ireland with you!




EXCEPTIONAL
value
With offices in Ireland and Canada, we
work hard to negotiate the best possible
rates in order to deliver exceptional value
and product to you, our valued clients.
and let us share our Ireland with you!
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FIRST CLASS
coach tours

TOP QUALITY
and reliability
When you travel through RIT, you know
that you are getting the best in quality,
reliability and value. Our First Class Coach
Tours are built with the sole purpose of
giving you the best possible experience as
you travel throughout the Emerald Isle.


HAND SELECTED
drivers and local guides
Each one of our exceptional drivers and
guides has been personally chosen by RIT.
Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate
about the land, their singular goal will be
to provide you with extraordinary service
for the duration of your visit.


DISTINCTIVE
hotels
Rest and relax every night in one of our
fine selection of distinctive hotels, each
one full of character and charm. Life is
easy when you know that each hotel
along the way has been carefully selected
according to their high standards of
accommodation, food, and service.
A LEISURELY       pace
Skip the travel stress! Our tours
provide plenty of stops, moving at
a speed that allows you to properly
enjoy your vacation. Guests also
love our two night hotel stay feature,
which gives them the time to truly
enjoy the beautiful towns we visit.


DELICIOUS
fine dining
Rise and shine every morning to an
authentic and filling traditional Irish
breakfast, setting an appropriate and
lively tone for each day. A selection
of restaurants for your evening meal
are provided, featuring regional
delicacies and delights.


LUXURY
touring coaches
Watch the breathtaking landscape
glide past while in the lap of luxury
on one of our modern coaches.
Each one comes packed with all the
features and conveniences to ensure
your ride is relaxing and comfortable.
FIRST CLASS COACH TOURS




Shamrock
Royal
                                   Malahide • Saint Patrick's Country • Game of Thrones • Titanic • Belfast
                      From         Giant’s Causeway • Derry • Donegal • Westport • Kylemore Abbey • Cong
15 DAYS
                                   Galway • Burren of Clare • Cliffs of Moher • Bunratty • Limerick • Adare • Killarney
14 NIGHTS             $3799        Dingle Peninsula • Kenmare • Blarney • Cork • Cahir Castle • Kilkenny • Dublin



TOUR INCLUSIONS                    DAY 1                                            DAY 4

• Transportation throughout        Arrive Dublin                                    Giant’s Causeway & Derry
  by luxury touring coach          Today is leisurely as we all gather in our       This morning we drive north along the
  with experienced driver          hotel in Malahide overlooking the Irish Sea      Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway.
  and local touring guide          in north County Dublin. Enjoy a pre-dinner       We then continue on to Derry where a
• 14 nights accommodation          drink and an introduction to your travelling     local guide will tell the “Story of Derry” on
  in first class hotels            companions before an early dinner.               a walking tour of this historic walled city.
• All rooms ensuite                Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Malahide           Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Donegal
• 14 full Irish breakfasts         DAY 2                                            DAY 5
• 7 table d’hôte evening
  meals in hotels                  Saint Patrick's Country                          Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
                                   Head north through the majestic Mountains        We visit Belleek, home of the world
• Welcome drink on arrival
                                   of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to        famous porcelain factory. We then enter
• Visit the top voted tourist      visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and    the romantic domain of W. B. Yeats via
  attraction in Europe—
                                   the Saint Patrick Centre which tells his         Drumcliffe where he is buried and other
  Titanic Experience in Belfast
                                   story. Afterwards we drive to Strangford,        sites in Sligo associated with the life of
• Dinner and entertainment
                                   where Game of Thrones is filmed and take         the poet, before continuing to Westport.
  at Quill’s Farmhouse,
  Muckross Park                    the ferryboat ride to beautiful Portaferry.      Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast, Westport
                                   Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour
• Farewell dinner and                                                               DAY 6
                                   which will include the political wall murals
  entertainment in Dublin
                                   located on the Protestant Shankill Road          Connemara
• Admissions to: Saint Patrick
                                   and the Catholic Falls Road—a unique             Connemara remains one of the wildest and
  Visitor Centre, Belfast City
                                   cultural experience.                             most romantic places in Ireland. Enjoy a
  Hall, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s
  Causeway Centre, Belleek         Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast           visit to Kylemore Abbey. Some free time this
  Pottery, Kylemore Abbey,                                                          afternoon to discover the charm of Westport.
                                   DAY 3
  Cliffs of Moher, Cahir Castle,                                                    Overnight—Westport Coast, Westport
  Dunbrody Famine Ship,            Belfast & Titanic
  Kissane Sheep Farm, Irish                                                         DAY 7
                                   A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on
  National Stud & Gardens                                                           Galway City & Cliffs of Moher
                                   the agenda this morning. In the afternoon,
• Walking tour of Derry City       visit the shipyard where the Titanic was         Enroute to Galway this morning we will
• Jaunting car ride                built in 1909, followed by a tour at the         pass thru’ the village of Cong location for
  through Killarney                Titanic Experience—recently voted Europe's       the classic film The Quiet Man. Some time
• Baggage handling charges         top visitor attraction. The evening is free to   in Galway City before traversing the Burren
                                   explore the Northern capital on your own.        region and viewing the mighty Cliffs of
                                   Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast                  Moher. An optional medieval banquet is
                                                                                    on offer tonight.
                                                                                    Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty

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DAY 8                                                   DAY 12
Limerick & Adare                                        Waterford & Kilkenny
After breakfast we head for the Kingdom                 Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine
of Kerry. A tour of Limerick City is undertaken         emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing
before travelling to Adare and then arriving            vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross.
in the beautiful town of Killarney.                     Next, onto Waterford for some free time to
Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney              explore the Medieval town. You can visit the
                                                        Viking Museums or the famous Crystal factory.
DAY 9
                                                        Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Dingle Peninsula                                                                                          UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
This morning we enjoy a jaunting car ride thru'         DAY 13
                                                                                                          • Visit Titanic Belfast—
Killarney National Park. We will visit the fishing      Curragh of Kildare                                  voted top attraction in
port of Dingle and view the Blasket Islands as          This morning we travel through the Curragh of       Europe for 2016
we round Slea Head. Enjoy views of the Lakes            Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National   • Dinner and entertainment at
before returning to Killarney.                          Stud. You also visit the Horse Museum and           a traditional Irish farmhouse
Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney                     the Japanese Gardens. A panoramic tour of
DAY 10                                                  Dublin is undertaken before arriving at your
                                                        city hotel. This evening, a free night to         First Class
Kenmare & Killarney
We take the short drive to the heritage town of
                                                        explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.        Signature Hotels
                                                        Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin
Kenmare this morning. We then travel the Ring                                                             Grand Hotel, Malahide
of Kerry road back into Killarney thru’ Moll’s          DAY 14                                            Europa Hotel, Belfast
Gap where we visit a traditional working sheep          Dublin’s “Fair City”                              Kee’s Hotel, Donegal
farm. Later this evening you are invited to                                                               Westport Coast, Westport
                                                        The full day is yours to explore Dublin's "Fair
Quill’s Farmhouse for a traditional Irish
                                                        City." Check out the famous streets, squares,
dinner and entertainment.
                                                        magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great    Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
                                                        shopping. Tonight, you will enjoy a farewell
DAY 11                                                  dinner with some lively Irish entertainment.      Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
                                                        Dinner/Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin            Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Blarney & Tipperary
Leaving Kerry we travel east to Blarney                 DAY 15                                            Gresham Hotel, Dublin
Castle (optional). We head to Tipperary
and visit Cahir Castle and the town of
                                                        Tour Ends
                                                        Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish
Cashel, before arriving in medieval Kilkenny.                                                                                            GIANT’S
                                                        breakfast in your Dublin hotel.                                                 CAUSEWAY
Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny

                                                                                                                   DONEGAL 1        DERRY
                                                                                                                     BELLEEK            BELFAST 2

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                                                                                                                     BLARNEY    CAHIR WATERFORD
APR 9, 16, 23                                                           3949       3849        4899            3
                                                                                                           KILLARNEY       CORK
APR 30 / MAY 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14                                         3999       3899        5099
MAY 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 / JUN 1, 4, 8, 11, 15                    4049       3949        4999
JUN 18, 22, 29 / JUL 6, 13, 20, 27 / AUG 3, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 /                                      Prices are land-only per person in
                                                                        4099       3999        5099       Canadian dollars. Child rate sharing
SEP 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26                                                               under 12: $2299. Arrival & departure
                                                                                                          transfers included for those who have
SEP 28 / OCT 5, 12                                                      3899       3799        4899
                                                                                                          air booked in conjunction with tour.

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         DELUXE TOUR




Manor Royal
                      From             Antrim • Giant's Causeway • Sligo • Belfast • Enniskillen • Westport • Connemara
11 DAYS
                                       Galway • Burren Of Clare • Cliffs Of Moher • Shannon • Lakes Of Killarney
10 NIGHTS             $3799            Ring Of Kerry •  Blarney • Cork • Youghal • Waterford • Wexford • Wicklow • Dublin



TOUR INCLUSIONS                        DAY 1 SATURDAY                                   Mullaghmore for views of Donegal Bay.
                                                                                        In the afternoon we visit Parke’s Castle
                                       Arrive Dublin
                                                                                        on the shores of Lough Gill. After a guided
• Transportation throughout            A Cead Mile Failte to the Emerald Isle is
                                                                                        tour we return to Kilronan Castle for some
  by luxury touring coach with         extended on arrival Dublin airport by your
  experienced driver and local                                                          leisure time. After dinner, listen to some
                                       driver/guide before a short drive takes us
  touring guide                                                                         "tall tales" of Ireland in the Dungeon Bar.
                                       to the Man ‘O War traditional Irish pub.
• 10 nights accommodation in
                                                                                        Dinner/Overnight—Kilronan Castle,
                                       Afterwards we travel on to our hotel to
  superior first class hotels                                                           Roscommon
                                       relax and unwind before an early dinner.
• All rooms ensuite                    Dinner/Overnight—Culloden Estate &               DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
                                       Spa, Belfast
• 10 full Irish breakfasts in hotels                                                    Galway & Connemara
• 5 table d’hôte evening meals         DAY 2 SUNDAY                                     After breakfast, we make our way to
• Farewell dinner and                                                                   Galway—recently named Europe's City
                                       Belfast & Giant's Causeway
  entertainment in Dublin                                                               of Culture for 2020—where we have a
                                       This morning we take the marine drive
• Signature dinner at an                                                                guided walking tour by a local guide &
                                       north past the "Green Glens of Antrim" to
  award-winning, stylish                                                                free time to explore.
                                       Ballycastle on the North Antrim Coast and
  Belfast restaurant                                                                    Dinner/Overnight—Connemara Coast, Galway
                                       visit the Giant’s Causeway. On our return to
• Admissions to: Parke’s Castle,       Belfast, enjoy a panoramic tour followed by      DAY 6 THURSDAY
  Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge      some free time to explore the city, followed
  Exhibition, Dunbrody Famine          by a special evening meal at a local, buzzing,
                                                                                        Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
  Ship, Powerscourt House,                                                              We drive along the southern shores of
                                       Belfast restaurant.
  Titanic Belfast, Giant's Causeway                                                     Galway Bay via Ballyvaughan before
                                       Dinner/Overnight—Culloden Estate &
• Walking tour of Galway                                                                traversing the Burren region of Clare. We
                                       Spa, Belfast
  with a local guide                                                                    view the mighty Cliffs of Moher that stretch
• Light lunch in a traditional pub     DAY 3 MONDAY                                     for over 8 km above the Atlantic Ocean.
• Tickets for Shannon                  Titanic Belfast                                  Overnight—Great Southern Hotel, Killarney
  Estuary ferry                        After breakfast we start the day at the world    DAY 7 FRIDAY
• Music session at Marine Bar          famous Titanic Belfast. After a leisurely
                                       tour, we head west towards Enniskillen
                                                                                        Ring of Kerry
• Tour and tasting at the                                                               A leisurely tour around the Iveragh
  Liberties Distillery, Dublin         before arriving at your luxurious castle
                                       accommodations for the next two nights.          Peninsula reputed to be the most
• Baggage handling charges                                                              scenic 100-mile drive in Europe. Travel
                                       Dinner/Overnight—Kilronan Castle,
                                                                                        via Killorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville on
                                       Roscommon
                                                                                        Ballinskelligs Bay and the quaint village
                                       DAY 4 TUESDAY                                    of Sneem. Your evening is free to explore
                                                                                        Killarney, always buzzing with events and
                                       Sligo & Yeats Country                            festivals year round.
                                       Today we visit the Mass Rock and Holy
                                                                                        Overnight—Great Southern Hotel, Killarney
                                       Well at Tobernalt before travelling on to

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   5-STAR           Enjoy your last two nights at the Powerscourt
   LUXURY           Hotel—voted Ireland's Leading Hotel in 2016!                                            UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
                                                                                                            • 2 night stay in a luxury
                                                                                                              Irish Castle

DAY 8 SATURDAY                                          DAY 10 MONDAY                                       • Explore the World's
                                                                                                              Leading Tourist Attraction
Blarney & Cork                                          Dublin’s "Fair City"                                  at Titanic Belfast
Leaving Killarney for Waterford we travel over          A guided panoramic tour of Dublin’s famous          • Features a total of 4
the Kerry Mountains to the village of Blarney.          streets, squares, magnificent buildings and           nights in five-star
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Cork City including           beautiful public parks. Next, a visit to the          deluxe properties
a stop in the English Market. This afternoon,           brand-new Liberties Distillery for a tasting
 a live music session at the Marine Bar.                and tour. This afternoon is free for shopping or
Dinner/Overnight—Granville Hotel, Waterford             exploring Dublin on your own. Tonight, dinner       First Class
                                                        and Irish music at the famous Johnnie Fox's.
DAY 9 SUNDAY                                                                                                Signature Hotels
                                                        Dinner/Overnight—Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow
Wexford & Wicklow                                                                                           Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
                                                        DAY 11 TUESDAY
This morning we head towards the south-east
county of Wexford. In New Ross you will follow          Tour Ends                                           Kilronan Castle, Roscommon
in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants         Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish
as you board a replica of the sailing vessel            breakfast in your hotel & a transfer back           Connemara Coast, Galway
Dunbrody at the quayside. This afternoon,               to Dublin Airport.                                  Great Southern Hotel, Killarney
a visit to Powerscourt House—voted one of
the Top Ten Houses and Mansions Worldwide.                                                                  Granville Hotel, Waterford
Free time this afternoon to relax & unwind.                                                                 Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow
Overnight—Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow



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MAY 2, 4, 11                                                             3999        3899        5499                    1 GALWAY

                                                                                                           CLIFFS OF                       2
MAY 16, 18, 25 / JUN 1, 8, 15, 22                                        4099        3999        5599        MOHER               WICKLOW

JUN 29 / JUL 6, 13 / AUG 3, 17, 24                                       4149        4049        5699      TRALEE
                                                                                                                       BLARNEY
                                                                                                                                    1   WATERFORD
AUG 31 / SEP 5, 7, 14, 19, 21                                            4199        4099        5699             2

                                                                                                             KILLARNEY
SEP 28 / OCT 5                                                           3899        3799        5299                     CORK

Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars. Child rate sharing under 12: $2299.
Arrival & departure transfers included for those who have air booked in conjunction with tour.

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Kerry Royal
                      From         Bunratty • Limerick • Adare • Killarney • Tralee • Dingle Peninsula
9 DAYS
                                   Kenmare • Moll’s Gap • Ring Of Kerry • Killarney • Blarney • Cork
8 NIGHTS              $2149        Cahir Castle • Kilkenny • Waterford • Kildare • Dublin



TOUR INCLUSIONS                    DAY 1                                          DAY 4

• Transportation throughout        Arrive Dublin Or Shannon                       Kenmare & Killarney
  by luxury touring coach with     If you have purchased our Air & Land           We take the short drive to the heritage town
  experienced driver and local     package you will be met on arrival and         of Kenmare this morning. We then travel
  touring guide                    transferred from Dublin airport to the         the Ring of Kerry road back into Killarney
• 8 nights accommodation in        tour hotel Shannonside. An optional            thru’ Moll’s Gap where we visit a traditional
  first class hotels               Traditional Irish Night is on offer tonight.   working sheep farm. Later this evening
• All rooms ensuite                Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty      you are invited to Quill’s Farmhouse for a
                                                                                  traditional Irish dinner and entertainment.
• 8 full Irish breakfasts          DAY 2
                                                                                  Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
• 3 table d’hôte evening meals
                                   Limerick & Adare
• Dinner and entertainment                                                        DAY 5
                                   After breakfast we head for the Kingdom of
  at Quill’s Farmhouse,            Kerry. A tour of Limerick City is undertaken   Blarney & Tipperary
  Muckross Park
                                   before travelling to Adare. We continue via    Leaving Kerry we travel east to Blarney
• Farewell dinner and              Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale and arrive in the     Castle (optional). From Cork City we head
  entertainment in Dublin          beautiful town of Killarney.                   to Tipperary with its lush, green landscape.
• Admissions to: Cahir Castle,     Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney     We visit Cahir for a tour of one of Ireland’s
  Dunbrody Famine Ship,
                                                                                  best preserved castles and the town of
  Kissane Sheep Farm, Irish        DAY 3
                                                                                  Cashel, dominated by the spectacular
  National Stud & Gardens
                                   Dingle Peninsula                               Rock of Cashel, before arriving in
• Jaunting car ride through        This morning we enjoy a jaunting car ride      medieval Kilkenny.
  Killarney
                                   thru' Killarney National Park. Afterwards a    Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
• Visit the National Stud in       tour of the Dingle Peninsula. We will visit
  Kildare—home to Ireland's        the fishing port of Dingle and view the        DAY 6
  finest thoroughbreds             Blasket Islands as we round Slea Head.         Waterford & Kilkenny
• Baggage handling charges         Enjoy views of the Lakes before                Follow in the footsteps of a group of
                                   returning to Killarney.                        Famine emigrants as you board a replica
                                   Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney            of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the
                                                                                  quayside in New Ross. Next, onto
                                                                                  Waterford for some free time to explore

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                                                                                                           • Dinner and entertainment at
                                                                                                             a traditional Irish farmhouse
                                                                                                           • Step aboard the Dunbrody
                                                                                                             Famine Ship and follow
the Medieval town. You can visit the Viking                DAY 8                                             in the footsteps of
Museums or the famous Crystal factory.                                                                       Irish Emigrants
                                                           Dublin’s "Fair City"
Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
                                                           The full day is yours to explore Dublin's
DAY 7                                                      "Fair City." Check out the famous streets,
                                                           squares, magnificent buildings and beautiful
                                                                                                           First Class
Curragh of Kildare                                         public parks & great shopping. Tonight,         Signature Hotels
This morning we travel through the Curragh
                                                           you will enjoy a farewell dinner with           Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
of Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National
                                                           some lively Irish entertainment.
Stud. You also visit the Horse Museum and
                                                           Dinner/Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin          Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
the Japanese Gardens. A panoramic tour of
Dublin is undertaken before arriving at your               DAY 9                                           Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
city hotel. This evening, a free night to                                                                  Gresham Hotel, Dublin
                                                           Tour Ends
explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.
                                                           Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish
Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin
                                                           breakfast in your Dublin hotel.


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DEPARTS                                                                    Twin       Triple      Single
APR 15, 22, 29 / OCT 2, 4, 11, 18                                          2199       2149        2799
MAY 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17                                                   2299       2249        2949     Prices are land-only per person
                                                                                                           in Canadian dollars. Child rate
MAY 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 / JUN 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21                   2349       2299        2999
                                                                                                           sharing under 12: $1399. Arrival
JUN 24, 28 / JUL 5, 12, 19, 26 / AUG 2, 9, 16, 23, 26, 30 /                                                & departure transfers included
                                                                           2399       2349        2999     for those who have air booked in
SEP 2, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
                                                                                                           conjunction with tour.

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Irish Twist
8 DAYS                From
                                    Wicklow • Wexford • Cork • Cobh • Spike Island • Killarney • Dingle
7 NIGHTS              $2149         Tralee • Adare • Ennistymon • Limerick • Burren • Dublin



TOUR INCLUSIONS                     DAY 1 SATURDAY                                  in the 18th & 19th centuries and later
                                                                                    converted into a prison in the 20th century.
• Transportation throughout         Welcome to Dublin
                                                                                    Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
  by luxury touring coach with      After arrival at Dublin Airport this
  services of an experienced        morning, a short drive takes us to              DAY 4 TUESDAY
  driver/guide                      Wicklow Town and an iconic pub for
• 7 nights first class
                                                                                    Killarney & Ring of Kerry
                                    lunch and refreshments before we head
  ensuite accommodation                                                             Bidding farewell to Cork City we travel
                                    off to the coastal town of Wexford.
  in feature hotels                                                                 into West Cork and the beautiful town of
                                    Dinner/Overnight—Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford
• Full Irish breakfast daily                                                        Skibbereen. From here we head north to
                                    DAY 2 SUNDAY                                    Kenmare and on through Moll’s Gap and
• 3 table d’hôte evening meals
                                                                                    the Lakes of Killarney. After some free
• Farewell Irish evening with       Dunbrody & Cork
                                                                                    time in Killarney we make our way to the
  dinner & entertainment            Follow in the footsteps of a group of
                                                                                    fishing port of Dingle, home to some of
• Welcome lunch at a                Famine emigrants as you board a replica of
                                                                                    the best, freshest and tastiest seafood
  traditional Irish pub             the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside
                                                                                    restaurants in Ireland.
• Tour famous Spike Island—one      in New Ross. From here we will make our
                                                                                    Overnight—Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle
  of the top new visits in Europe   way to Cork, not before stopping at the
                                    Marine bar for a live music session.            DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
• Tour and tasting at Kilbeggan
                                    Dinner/Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
  Distillery—Ireland's oldest                                                       Cliffs of Moher
  licensed distillery
                                    DAY 3 MONDAY                                    This morning we head to Tralee renowned
• Unforgettable cruise along                                                        for its Rose of Tralee festival. We then
  the shores of the Cliffs of       Cobh & Spike Island
                                                                                    continue to the lovely village of Adare,
  Moher with stunning views         This morning we head to the original White
                                                                                    where thatched cottages line the broad
• Visits and admissions to:         Star Line ticket office—the last port of call
                                                                                    main street. In Limerick you will view the
  Rock of Cashel, Titanic           for the ill-fated Titanic. We have a guided
                                                                                    Treaty Stone and 13th century King John’s
  Experience Cobh, Cliffs           tour at the Titanic Experience. From Cobh
  of Moher & Spike Island                                                           Castle. From Limerick we make our way to
                                    we board a ferry for Spike Island. Recently
                                                                                    Doolin for a cruise to experience the scale
• Hop-on/hop-off bus                voted "Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction,"
  tour in Dublin                                                                    and majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher
                                    Spike Island was used as a defence fortress
                                                                                    with a view that is truly breathtaking.
• Baggage handling charges
                                                                                    Dinner/Overnight—Falls Hotel, Ennistymon


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                                                                                                    UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
                                                                                                    • Visit to Spike Island—
                                                                                                      named Europe's "Leading
                                                                                                      Tourist Attraction" in 2017
DAY 6 THURSDAY                                    DAY 7 FRIDAY                                      • Unforgettable cruise along
Burren, Bogs & Bottles                            Dublin's "Fair City"                                the Cliffs of Moher
After breakfast today, we head from the           The full day is yours to explore Dublin's
Burren to the bog to the bottle on our way        "Fair City." Using your Hop On/Hop Off pass
to Dublin. During our journey through the         you can check out the famous streets, squares,    First Class
midlands we have a tasting and tour at            magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great    Signature Hotels
Kilbeggan Distillery, Ireland’s oldest licensed   shopping. Tonight, we visit the Abbey Tavern      Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford
distillery. Here we will learn everything about   in Howth for a traditional dinner followed by
                                                                                                    Metropole Hotel, Cork
making Irish Whiskey, uisce beatha—the            some rousing Irish music and dancing.
                                                                                                    Dingle Skelling Hotel, Dingle
water of life. This evening, a free night to      Dinner/Overnight—Camden Court, Dublin
explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.
                                                  DAY 8 SATURDAY                                    Falls Hotel, Ennistymon
Overnight—Camden Court, Dublin
                                                  Home                                              Camden Court, Dublin
                                                  Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish
                                                  breakfast in your Dublin hotel.



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DEPARTS                                                           Twin       Triple      Single                  CORK
MAY 4, 11 / OCT 5                                                 2199       2149        2799
MAY 18, 25 / JUN 1, 8, 15, 22                                     2299       2249        2899       Prices are land-only per person in
                                                                                                    Canadian dollars. Child rate sharing
JUL 6, 20 / AUG 3, 17, 31                                         2399       2349        2999       under 12: $1399. Arrival & departure
                                                                                                    transfers included for those who have
SEP 7, 14, 21, 28                                                 2299       2249        2899       air booked in conjunction with tour.

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Celtic Royal
                      From         Malahide • Boyne Valley • Cooley Peninsula • Mountains Of Mourne • Belfast
8 DAYS
                                   Glens of Antrim • Giant’s Causeway • Derry • Donegal • Drumcliffe • Sligo • Westport
7 NIGHTS              $1949        Kylemore Abbey • Connemara • Galway • Burren of Clare • Cliffs of Moher • Bunratty



TOUR INCLUSIONS                    DAY 1                                            built in 1909, followed by a tour at the
                                   Arrive Dublin                                    Titanic Experience—recently voted Europe's
• Transportation throughout
                                                                                    top visitor attraction. The evening is free to
  by luxury touring coach with     Today is leisurely as we all gather in our
  experienced driver and local                                                      explore the Northern capital on your own.
                                   hotel in Malahide overlooking the Irish Sea
  touring guide                                                                     Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
                                   in north County Dublin. Enjoy a pre-dinner
• 7 nights accommodation           drink and an introduction to your travelling     DAY 4
  in first class hotels            companions before an early dinner.
• All rooms ensuite
                                                                                    Giant’s Causeway & Derry
                                   Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Malahide
                                                                                    This morning we drive north along
• 7 full Irish breakfasts
                                   DAY 2                                            the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s
• Welcome drink on arrival                                                          Causeway. We then continue on to
                                   Saint Patrick's Country
• 4 table d’hôte evening meals                                                      Derry where a local guide will tell the
                                   Head north through the majestic Mountains
• Visit the top voted tourist                                                       “Story of Derry” on a walking tour of
                                   of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to
  attraction in Europe—                                                             this historic walled city.
                                   visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and
  Titanic Belfast                                                                   Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Donegal
                                   the Saint Patrick Centre which tells his
• Admissions to: Saint Patrick
                                   story. Afterwards we drive to Strangford,        DAY 5
  Visitor Centre, Belfast City
                                   where Game of Thrones is filmed and take
  Hall, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s
                                   the ferryboat ride to beautiful Portaferry.
                                                                                    Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
  Causeway Centre, Belleek                                                          We visit Belleek, home of the world
  Pottery, Kylemore Abbey,         Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour
                                                                                    famous porcelain factory. We then enter
  Cliffs of Moher                  which will include the political wall murals
                                                                                    the romantic domain of W.B. Yeats via
• Traverse the ancient steps       located on the Protestant Shankill Road
                                                                                    Drumcliffe where he is buried and other
  at the Giant's Causeway—         and the Catholic Falls Road—a unique
  a UNESCO World Heritage site                                                      sites in Sligo associated with the life of
                                   cultural experience.
                                                                                    the poet, before continuing to Westport.
• Walking tour of Derry City       Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
                                                                                    Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel,
• Baggage handling charges         DAY 3                                            Westport
                                   Belfast & Titanic                                DAY 6
                                   A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on
                                                                                    Connemara
                                   the agenda this morning. In the afternoon,
                                                                                    Connemara remains one of the wildest
                                   visit the shipyard where the Titanic was
                                                                                    and most romantic places in Ireland.

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                                                                                                  • Visit Titanic Belfast—
                                                                                                    voted top attraction
                                                                                                    in Europe for 2016
Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey on the shores                                                     • Enjoy a walking tour of
of Kylemore Lough. Some free time this                                                              the famous “Walled City”
afternoon to discover the charm of Westport.                                                        of Derry
Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport

DAY 7
                                                                                                  First Class
Galway & Cliffs of Moher                                                                          Signature Hotels
Enroute to Galway this morning we will
pass thru’ the village of Cong, location for                                                      Grand Hotel, Malahide
the classic film The Quiet Man. Some time                                                         Europa Hotel, Belfast
in Galway City before driving along the                                                           Kee’s Hotel, Donegal
southern shores of Galway Bay, traversing                                                         Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
the Burren region and viewing the mighty
Cliffs of Moher. An optional medieval                                                             Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
banquet is on offer tonight.
Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty

DAY 8                                                                                                                                GIANT’S
                                                                                                                                    CAUSEWAY
Home                                                                                                                        DERRY
Sadly your tour ends today. There is a
transfer available for those heading                                                                         DONEGAL 1
                                                                                                               BELLEEK              BELFAST   2
back to Dublin Airport.

                                                                                                   WESTPORT
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APR 9, 16, 23                                                          1999    1949     2499
APR 30 / MAY 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14                                        2099    2049     2599
MAY 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 / JUN 1, 4, 8, 11, 15                   2149    2099     2649      Prices are land-only per person
                                                                                                  in Canadian dollars. Child rate
JUN 18, 22, 29 / JUL 6, 13, 20, 27 / AUG 3, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 /
                                                                       2199    2149     2699      sharing under 12: $1299. Arrival
SEP 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26                                                       & departure transfers included
                                                                                                  for those who have air booked in
SEP 28 / OCT 5, 12, 19                                                 1999    1949     2499
                                                                                                  conjunction with tour.

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Celtic Classic
                                     Culzean Castle • Loch Lomond • Loch Ness • Urquhart Castle • Culloden Moor
                     From            Eilean Donan Castle • Glencoe • Kincraig • Portree • St Andrews • Falkland Palace
15 DAYS
                                     Titanic Experience • Belfast • Giant’s Causeway • Walking Tour of Derry
14 NIGHTS            $4799           Belleek Factory • Kylemore Abbey • Cliffs of Moher • Galway Bay • Connemara



TOUR INCLUSIONS                      DAY 1 SATURDAY                                  real coal fire in a local pub. On our return to
                                     Glasgow                                         Inverness, you will visit Eilean Donan Castle.
• Transportation throughout
  by luxury touring coach with                                                       Dinner/Overnight—Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
                                     Meet your tour guide at Glasgow Airport,
  experienced driver and local       before a panoramic tour of Glasgow. You         DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
  touring guide                      will explore Saint Mungo’s Cathedral and
• 14 nights accommodation            Provand's Lordship. Transfer to your hotel
                                                                                     Culloden & Speyside
  in first class hotels                                                              Today we head to Perthshire via Culloden
                                     where you will enjoy a welcome drink and
                                                                                     Moor, site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden.
• Full breakfast daily               some free time.
                                                                                     Before leaving Speyside, stop at Kincraig
• 8 table d’hôte evening meals       Dinner/Overnight—Principal Hotel, Glasgow
                                                                                     for an impressive display from the Working
• Scottish evening with dinner       DAY 2 SUNDAY                                    Sheepdogs. Continue onto Perthshire for
  & entertainment
                                     Burns Country                                   a distillery visit.
• Visit the top voted tourist                                                        Dinner/Overnight—Dunkeld House, Dunkeld
  attraction in Europe—              Depart for Ayrshire, where the first stop of
  Titanic Experience in Belfast      the day is Culzean Castle. Later, continue      DAY 6 THURSDAY
                                     to Rabbie Burns Country and the Burns
• Working Sheepdog
                                     National Heritage Park.
                                                                                     St Andrews & Falkland
  performance at Kincraig
                                                                                     Depart Perthshire for Edinburgh via
• Guided tour of a whisky            Overnight—Principal Hotel, Glasgow
                                                                                     the Kingdom of Fife. You will stop at
  distillery & Cruise on Loch Ness   DAY 3 MONDAY                                    St Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest
• Visit Eilean Donan Castle,                                                         university and capital of golf. After lunch,
  the famous 13th century castle
                                     Loch Ness & Inverness
                                                                                     head to Falkland to visit the village and the
  in the Highlands                   Depart Glasgow for Inverness travelling
                                                                                     Palace, built by King James V in 1539.
                                     along Scotland’s West Coast and Loch
• Exclusive, pre-opening                                                             Overnight—Principal Hotel, Edinburgh
  tour of Edinburgh Castle           Ness. Highlights of the day include Loch
                                     Lomond, dramatic Glencoe, a visit to            DAY 7 FRIDAY
• Panoramic tours of
                                     Urquhart Castle and a cruise on Loch Ness
  Glasgow & Edinburgh
                                     in search of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
                                                                                     Edinburgh
• Walking tour of Derry City                                                         After an early breakfast in the hotel, you
  with local guide                   Dinner/Overnight—Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
                                                                                     will enjoy an exclusive, pre-opening tour
• Admissions to: Culzean Castle,     DAY 4 TUESDAY                                   of Edinburgh Castle. You will then enjoy a
  Urquhart Castle, Culloden Moor                                                     panoramic city tour of Edinburgh. Tonight,
  Visitor's Centre, Eilean Donan
                                     Isle of Skye
                                                                                     you will attend the Spirit of Scotland Show,
  Castle, Falkland Palace, Titanic   Today a day trip to the Isle of Skye, one of
                                                                                     an evening of traditional entertainment
  Experience, Giant's Causeway,      Scotland’s most beautiful islands. First stop
  Belleek Pottery, Kylemore                                                          and dinner at the Jam House.
                                     is Portree, capital of the island. You can
  Abbey, Cliffs of Moher                                                             Dinner/Entertainment/Overnight—
                                     enjoy some free time here, exploring the
• Baggage handling charges
                                                                                     Principal Hotel, Edinburgh
                                     multi-coloured harbour, or warming up by a

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                                                                                                                  • Exclusive pre-opening tour
                                                                                                                    of Edinburgh Castle
                                                                                                                  • Visit the top voted tourist
 THE BEST OF                                                                                                        attraction in Europe—
                                                                                                                    Titanic Experience in Belfast
    Ireland &
    Scotland

                                                                                                                  First Class
                                                                                                                  Signature Hotels
DAY 8 SATURDAY                                              guide will tell the "Story of Derry" on a             Principal Hotel, Glasgow

Scotland to Ireland                                         walking tour of this historic walled city.            Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
                                                            Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Donegal                 Dunkeld House, Dunkeld
Today we bid farewell to Scotland and fly
to Dublin for the Ireland portion of your                   DAY 12 WEDNESDAY                                      Principal Hotel, Edinburgh
journey. This evening you will meet some                                                                          Grand Hotel, Malahide
new travelling companions at the welcome
                                                            Ben Bulben & Clew Bay
                                                                                                                  Europa Hotel, Belfast
                                                            We travel south thru’ Donegal and on
reception followed by dinner.                                                                                     Kee's Hotel, Donegal
                                                            to Belleek to visit the world famous
Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Malahide
                                                            porcelain factory. We then continue                   Westport Coast Hotel, Westport
DAY 9 SUNDAY                                                to Westport on Clew Bay.
                                                            Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport       Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
Saint Patrick's Country
Head north through the majestic Mountains                   DAY 13 THURSDAY
of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to visit
the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the
                                                            Connemara
                                                            Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey on the
Saint Patrick Centre which tells his story.                                                                                          INVERNESS
                                                            shores of Kylemore Lough and cross                            ISLE OF
Afterwards we drive to Strangford, where                                                                                                    2
                                                            picturesque Maam Valley. This afternoon                         SKYE
Game of Thrones is filmed, before arriving                                                                                                  LOCH
                                                            there will be free time to explore Westport.                                    NESS
in Belfast late afternoon.
                                                            Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport               FORT WILLIAM
Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast                                                                                                          1    DUNKELD
                                                                                                                      GLENCOE
                                                            DAY 14 FRIDAY                                                              LOCH                ST. ANDREWS
DAY 10 MONDAY                                                                                                                          LOMOND

Belfast & Titanic Quarter                                   Galway & Cliffs of Moher                                                                2   EDINBURGH
                                                                                                                            GLASGOW    2
                                                            Time in Galway before driving along the
A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on
                                                            southern shores of Galway Bay, traversing
the agenda this morning. In the afternoon,                                                                                             AYR
                                                            the Burren region and viewing the Cliffs
visit the shipyard where the Titanic was
                                                            of Moher. An optional medieval banquet
built in 1909. The evening is free in Belfast.
                                                            is on offer tonight.
Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast
                                                            Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
DAY 11 TUESDAY
                                                            DAY 15 SATURDAY                                                                          GIANT’S
Giant’s Causeway & Derry                                                                                                                            CAUSEWAY

This morning we drive north via Carnlough,
                                                            Home                                                                            DERRY
                                                            Sadly your tour ends today. There is
Glenariff and Ballycastle on the North Antrim                                                                               DONEGAL 1
                                                            an early transfer available for those                             BELLEEK
Coast. We visit the Giant’s Causeway and then                                                                                                       BELFAST 2
                                                            heading back to Dublin Airport.
Dunluce Castle enroute to Derry. A local
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DEPARTS                                                                                   Twin         Single
APR 27 / OCT 5 & 12                                                                       4799         6299
                                                                                                                  The Famous Edinburgh
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25 / JUN 1, 15, 29 / SEP 28                                                4899         6399
                                                                                                                  Military Tattoo
JUN 8, 22 / JUL 6, 13, 20 / AUG 24, 31 / SEP 7, 14, 21                                    4999         6599
                                                                                                                  INCLUDED ON JULY 27,
JUL 27 / AUG 3, 10, 17                                                                    5399         6999       AUGUST 3, 10 & 17
                                                                                                                  DEPARTURES
Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars. Child rate (7­—12) sharing: $2799. Triples on request.
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Kerry Fling
                           From                          Bunratty • Limerick • Adare • Killarney • Tralee • Dingle Peninsula • Kenmare
7 DAYS
                                                         Moll’s Gap • Ring Of Kerry • Killarney National Park • Blarney • Cork • Cahir Castle
6 NIGHTS                   $1549                         Kilkenny • Wexford • Waterford • Kildare


TOUR INCLUSIONS
                                                                                                               UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
• Transportation throughout by luxury                    • Dinner and entertainment at
                                                                                                               • Dinner and entertainment at
  touring coach with experienced                           Quills Farmhouse, Muckross Park
                                                                                                                 a traditional Irish farmhouse
  driver and local touring guide                         • Admissions to: Cahir Castle, Dunbrody
• 6 nights accommodation in first class hotels             Famine Ship, Kissane Sheep Farm,                    • Visit one of Ireland’s
                                                           Irish National Stud & Gardens                         best preserved castles—
• All rooms ensuite                                                                                              Cahir Castle
• 6 full Irish breakfasts                                • Step aboard the Dunbrody Famine Ship and
                                                           follow in the footsteps of Irish Emigrants
• 3 table d’hôte evening meals
                                                         • Baggage handling charges
• Jaunting car ride through Killarney
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                                                                                                                     BUNRATTY         KILDARE
                                                                                                                            1                     CARLOW
DAY 1                                                    invited to Quill’s Farmhouse for a traditional             ADARE   LIMERICK            KILKENNY
                                                                                                                                            2
Arrive Dublin or Shannon                                 Irish dinner and entertainment.                     DINGLE  TRALEE CASHEL                NEW ROSS
                                                         Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney                   3 KILLARNEY    CAHIR WATERFORD
If you have purchased our Air & Land
package you will be met on arrival and                   DAY 5                                               SNEEM    BLARNEY CORK

transferred from Dublin airport to the
tour hotel Shannonside. An optional
                                                         Blarney & Tipperary
                                                         Leaving Kerry we travel east to Blarney Castle
medieval banquet is on offer tonight.
                                                         (optional). We visit Cahir for a tour of one of       First Class
Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
                                                         Ireland’s best preserved castles and the town of      Signature Hotels
DAY 2                                                    Cashel, dominated by the spectacular Rock of          Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
Limerick & Adare                                         Cashel, before arriving in medieval Kilkenny.
                                                         Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny              Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
After breakfast we head for the Kingdom of
Kerry. A tour of Limerick City is undertaken             DAY 6                                                 Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
before travelling to Adare where thatched
cottages line the broad main street. We
                                                         Waterford & Kilkenny
                                                         Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine
continue to the beautiful town of Killarney.                                                                   APR 15, 22, 29 / OCT 2, 4, 11, 18
                                                         emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing
Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney                                                                     Twin        Triple       Single
                                                         vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross.
DAY 3                                                    Next, onto Waterford for some free time to            1599        1549         2049

Dingle Peninsula                                         explore the Medieval town. You can visit the
                                                         Viking Museums or the famous Crystal factory.         MAY 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17
This morning we enjoy a jaunting car ride
                                                         Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny              Twin        Triple       Single
thru' Killarney National Park. Afterwards a
tour of the Dingle Peninsula.                                                                                  1699        1649         2099
                                                         DAY 7
Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney
                                                         Curragh of Kildare                                    MAY 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 /
DAY 4                                                    This morning we travel through the Curragh of         JUN 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21

Kenmare & Killarney                                      Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National       Twin        Triple       Single
                                                         Stud. Your tour ends in Dublin after a panoramic      1749        1699         2149
We take the short drive to the heritage town
                                                         tour of this vibrant city in the late afternoon.
of Kenmare & travel the Ring of Kerry road
                                                                                                               JUN 24, 28 / JUL 5, 12, 19, 26 /
thru’ Moll’s Gap where we visit a traditional
                                                                                                               AUG 2, 9, 16, 23, 26, 30 / SEP 2, 6,
working sheep farm. This evening you are                                                                       9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
                                                                                                               Twin        Triple       Single
                                                                                                               1799        1749         2199
Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars. Child rate sharing under 12: $999.

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Causeway
& Castles
5 DAYS                  From
                                               Slane • Belfast • Titanic • Giant's Causeway • Derry • Donegal
4 NIGHTS                $1599                  Enniskillen • Roscommon • Arigna • Kells • Dublin



TOUR INCLUSIONS                                                                                    UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
• Transportation throughout by modern          • Full Irish breakfast daily                        • Visit Titanic Belfast—
  touring mini-coach                           • 2 table d'hôte evening meals                        voted top attraction
• Services of an experienced local                                                                   for Europe in 2016
                                               • Titanic Experience, Giant's Causeway,
  driver/guide                                   Walking tour of Derry, Florence Court,            • Includes a stay at the
• 4 nights ensuite accommodation                 Slane Distillery, Arigna Mines                      luxurious Kilronan Castle



                                                                                                                            GIANT’S
DAY 1 SATURDAY                                 DAY 4 TUESDAY                                                               CAUSEWAY


Depart Dublin & Slane                          Donegal to Roscommon                                                      DERRY
                                                                                                        DONEGAL    1
Departing from Dublin, we make the drive       This morning we learn about traditional                                              2 BELFAST
north to the award winning Slane Distillery,   Donegal tweed, followed by shopping. We                                  FLORENCE
                                                                                                                        COURT
for a tour and tasting, before arriving into   then head to the 18th century Florence Court,
                                                                                                                    KELLS
Belfast, the capital Northern Ireland.         where we have a tour of the house and a walk        ROSCOMMON 1 ARIGNA
Dinner/Overnight—Titanic Hotel, Belfast        around the grounds. Next we head to our final
                                                                                                                                    DUBLIN
                                               overnight property—one of Ireland’s most
DAY 2 SUNDAY
                                               luxurious castle hotels.
Belfast & Titanic Quarter                      Dinner/Overnight—Kilronan Castle, Roscommon
Today we take a stroll across the street                                                           Departures from Dublin
                                               DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
to visit Titanic Belfast—the worlds leading
                                                                                                   APRIL & OCTOBER
tourist attraction. Some free time in the      Kells & Home
afternoon to explore the capital.              After enjoying a leisurely breakfast with time      Twin                Single
Overnight—Titanic Hotel, Belfast               to explore and enjoy the castle grounds & spa,      1599                1899
                                               we put on our hard hats and explore the Arigna
DAY 3 MONDAY                                                                                       MAY–SEPTEMBER
                                               Mines. Afterwards we make our way back to
Giant's Causeway & Derry                       Dublin via the ancient village of Kells.            Twin                Single
After breakfast, we head north along           Return to Dublin by 19:00                           1699                1999
the Antrim Coast for a visit to the famous
Giant’s Causeway. Take a voyage back in
time at this world heritage site that has                                                            ONLY 16 GUESTS PER
been explored for centuries. Next we                                                                 DEPARTURE!
pass through Bushmills and Portrush
on the way to Derry, where we have a                                                               Prices are per person in Canadian
walking tour of the historic "Walled City."                                                        dollars. Child rate sharing under 12:
                                                                                                   $999. Triples on request. This is a
Overnight—Abbey Hotel, Donegal                                                                     sample itinerary only. Due to flexible
                                                                                                   nature of this tour itinerary may vary.

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Best of
the West
5 DAYS                    From
                                                  Kilbeggan • Galway • Doolin • Aran Islands • Cliffs of Moher • Lahinch
4 NIGHTS                  $1499                   Spanish Point • Killarney • Ring of Kerry • Blarney • Cashel



TOUR INCLUSIONS                                                                                               UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
• Transportation throughout by modern             • Full Irish breakfast daily                                • Visit Inis Oírr and view the
  touring mini-coach                              • 2 table d’hôte evening meals                                Cliffs of Moher from the sea
• Services of an experienced local                • Kilbeggan Distillery, return Doolin to                    • Tour the world famous
  driver/guide                                      Aran Ferry, jaunting car ride through                       Ring of Kerry
• 4 nights ensuite accommodation                    Killarney National Park, Kissane
                                                    Sheep Farm, Rock of Cashel



DAY 1 MONDAY                                      DAY 4 THURSDAY
Kilbeggan & Galway                                Ring of Kerry
We leave Dublin and head towards our              The highlight today is the world famous Ring
first stop at the oldest licensed distillery in   of Kerry. Enjoy the scenic drive, with photo                               GALWAY                   DUBLIN
Ireland—Kilbeggan. After a tour we make           stops along the way plus some time for lunch                     INIS OÍRR
                                                                                                                                1

our way to the seaside town of Galway,            in one of the picturesque coastal villages. In            CLIFFS OF MOHER   DOOLIN
                                                                                                              SPANISH POINT 1
with the afternoon free to explore.               the afternoon we visit Kissane Sheep Farm for                                   LIMERICK

Overnight—Harbour Hotel, Galway                   a truly memorable sheepdog performance.                                                    CASHEL
                                                                                                                   TRALEE
                                                  This evening, we have a traditional Irish                                 2
DAY 2 TUESDAY
                                                  dinner with entertainment.                                           KILLARNEY BLARNEY
Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher                    Dinner/Overnight—Killarney Riverside Hotel, Killarney
Today we head to Doolin where we will
                                                  DAY 5 FRIDAY
catch a ferry to Inis Oírr. After free time
to explore this most eastern of the Aran          Blarney & Cashel                                            Departures from Dublin
Islands, we take the ferry back to Doolin         Leaving Killarney we head east to Blarney
for a spectacular view of the Cliffs of Moher.    Castle, built over 600 years ago, for chance                APRIL & OCTOBER
Dinner/Overnight—Armada Hotel, Spanish Point      to kiss the legendary stone (optional)! Our                 Twin                  Single
                                                  next stop on the day is in Cashel to visit the
DAY 3 WEDNESDAY                                                                                               1499                  1799
                                                  spectacular Rock of Cashel, before we
Killarney                                         make our way back to Dublin’s "Fair City."                  MAY–SEPTEMBER
After breakfast, we depart County Clare           Return to Dublin by 19:00                                   Twin                  Single
and head to Kerry with a panoramic tour
of Limerick enroute. We will stop in Adare,                                                                   1599                  1899
and then to Killarney for a jaunting car ride.
The afternoon is free in the beautiful            Prices are per person in Canadian dollars. Child rate
                                                  sharing under 12: $999. Triples on request. This is a         ONLY 16 GUESTS PER
lakeside town of Killarney.                       sample itinerary only. Due to flexible nature of this         DEPARTURE!
Overnight—Killarney Riverside Hotel, Killarney    tour itinerary may vary.

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Wild Atlantic
Experience
                      From            Kilbeggan • Aran Islands • Cliffs of Moher • Spanish Point • Killarney
10 DAYS
                                      Ring of Kerry • Blarney • Cashel • Belfast • Titanic • Giant's Causeway
9 NIGHTS              $2999           Bushmills • Derry • Roscommon



TOUR INCLUSIONS                       DAY 1 MONDAY                                     DAY 4 THURSDAY

• Transportation throughout by        Kilbeggan & Galway                               Ring of Kerry
  modern touring mini-coach           We leave Dublin this morning and head            The highlight today is the world famous
• Services of an experienced local    towards our first stop at the oldest licensed    Ring of Kerry. Enjoy the scenic drive, with
  driver/guide                        distillery in Ireland—Kilbeggan. After a tour    photo stops along the way plus some
• 9 nights ensuite accommodation      we make our way to the seaside town of           time for lunch in one of the picturesque
                                      Galway, with the afternoon free to explore.      coastal villages. In the afternoon we visit
• Full Irish breakfast daily
                                      Overnight—Harbour Hotel, Galway                  Kissane Sheep Farm for a truly memorable
• 4 table d'hôte evening meals
                                                                                       sheepdog performance. This evening,
• Admissions to: Kilbeggan            DAY 2 TUESDAY
                                                                                       we have a traditional Irish dinner
  Distillery, Arigna Mines, return    Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher                   with entertainment.
  Doolin to Aran Ferry, jaunting
                                      Today we head to Doolin where we will            Dinner/Overnight—Killarney Riverside
  car ride through Killarney
  National Park, Kissane Sheep        catch a ferry to Inis Oírr. After free time      Hotel, Killarney
  Farm, Rock of Cashel, Titanic       to explore this most eastern of the Aran
                                                                                       DAY 5 FRIDAY
  Centre, Giant's Causeway,           Islands, we take the ferry back to Doolin for
  Slane Distillery, Florence Court    a spectacular view of the Cliffs of Moher.       Blarney & Cashel
• Walking tour of Derry city          Dinner/Overnight—Armada Hotel,                   Leaving Killarney we head east to Blarney
• Cruise to the Aran Islands & view   Spanish Point                                    Castle, built over 600 years ago, for chance
  the Cliffs of Moher from the sea                                                     to kiss the legendary stone (optional)! Our
                                      DAY 3 WEDNESDAY
• Visit Titanic Belfast—recently                                                       next stop on the day is in Cashel to visit
  voted Europe's Leading              Killarney                                        the spectacular Rock of Cashel, before we
  Tourist Attraction                  After breakfast, we depart County Clare          make our way back to Dublin’s "Fair City."
                                      and head to Kerry with a panoramic tour of       Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin (or similar)
                                      Limerick enroute. We will stop in Adare, and
                                                                                       DAY 6 SATURDAY
                                      then to Killarney for a jaunting car ride. The
                                      afternoon is free in the beautiful lakeside      Slane
                                      town of Killarney.                               Departing from Dublin, we make the drive
                                      Overnight—Killarney Riverside Hotel, Killarney   north to the award winning Slane Distillery,
                                                                                       for a tour and tasting, before arriving into
                                                                                       Belfast, the capital Northern Ireland.
                                                                                       Overnight—Titanic Hotel, Belfast


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