Air Canada Rouge has a direct flight from Vancouver to Dublin, Ireland and we can book you on some of their amazing fly and drive package from Air Canada Vacations. The new flights will take off 2-3 times a week from YVR (depending on the season) and fly non-stop to Ireland, making the Emerald Isle much easier to visit from the West Coast!!
Ideal for the first-time visitor, the Taste of Ireland tour covers all of Ireland's highlights including the unforgettable sights of the Cliffs of Moher and Ring of Kerry. This 9 day, 7 night tour takes you through Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Limerick. Daily departures are available.
Day 1 Depart Canada and board your flight to Dublin.
Day 2 Welcome to Dublin Upon arrival, pick up your rental car at the airport and make your way to your selected hotel (approx. 15 km). Make the most of your time and enjoy an optional tour of Dublin, including a visit to the Book of Kells at Trinity College and the National Museum of Ireland. Traditional B&B / Sandymount (superior accommodations) / Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel (Manor House accommodations) or similar (1 night)
Day 3 Dublin - Galway (breakfast included) In the morning, possible sights of interest include St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Old Jameson Distillery and some whisky tasting in the Ball o'Malt Bar. In the afternoon, drive to Galway (approx. 210 km). Traditional B&B / Forster Court Hotel (superior accommodations) / Abbeyglen Castle (Manor House accommodations) or similar (2 nights)
Day 4 Connemara (breakfast included) The western part of County Galway is known as Connemara, a land of granite mountains populated only by sheep, hundreds of lakes, small farms and thatched cottages. Its isolated splendour is an unforgettable scene for all visitors.
Day 5 Galway - Kerry - Killarney (breakfast included) Drive through the heart of County Clare, which boasts over 2,000 species of plants and flowers. Continue along the Atlantic coast to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, then on through the countryside of Limerick to Kerry (approx. 268 km). Traditional B&B / Killarney Court Hotel (superior accommodations) / Cahernane House Hotel (Manor House accommodations) or similar (2 nights)
Day 6 Ring of Kerry (breakfast included) The Ring of Kerry is an unforgettable drive around the unspoilt Iveragh Peninsula. Take in Iron-Age forts, ancient monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Drive to Killorglin, Chairciveen and Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses.
Day 7 Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Limerick (breakfast included) Drive the Dingle Peninsula and its numerous ring forts, high crosses and ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle offers dramatic landscapes with striking views of the Blasket Islands from Slea Head (approx. 205 km). Traditional B&B / Southcourt Hotel (superior accommodations) / Dunraven Arms (Manor House accommodations) or similar (1 night)
Day 8 Limerick - Dublin (breakfast included) Drive back to Dublin (approx. 205 km) for some last-minute shopping. Traditional B&B / Sandymount (superior accommodations) / Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel (Manor House accommodations) or similar (1 night)
Day 9 Return to Canada (breakfast included) Return your car to the Dublin airport and board your flight home.
* See the beautifully illuminated Book of Kells at Trinity College
* Discover the natural and unspoilt environment of Connemara
* Enjoy Killarney’s scenic location and access to the Ring of Kerry
Your Package Includes:
- Round-trip flights
- 7 nights of accommodation in selected category
- 8-day car rental in selected category, including unlimited kilometres, collision damage waiver and theft protection
- Travel kit including welcome letter, Dublin city map, general map of Ireland and Heritage book including discounts on admission to Ireland's premier tourist attractions and heritage towns
- Meals as per itinerary
**Important Notes: GPS unit is not included, Parking fees at your accommodations is not included, Day tours and visit are not included
If visiting the Emerald Isle has been on your bucket list for awhile there has never been an easier way to get there! Contact one of our Travel Specialists today at 604-736-7447 or by clicking on the button at the top of this page to book your dream trip today!!