Day 1 – Saturday October 5, 2019 – Victoria to Overnight flight to Ireland              
Fly from Victoria this afternoon to connect with our overnight flight from Calgary to Dublin.

Day 2- Sunday October 6, 2019 – Dublin
Arrive in Dublin this morning where we will transfer to our city centre hotel.  Take the rest of the afternoon to begin exploring your surroundings at leisure.  This evening join your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and live entertainment. 
Today’s Dinner is included

Day 3 – Monday October 7, 2019 – Dublin
This morning we embark on a locally guided tour of Ireland’s capital and largest city - Dublin.  See Trinity College, Georgian Dublin, Dublin Castle, O’Connell St, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  This afternoon we visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about all things Guinness. This evening is free to explore the lively city. 
Today’s breakfast is included

Day 4 – Tuesday October 8, 2019 – Dublin to Waterford
Depart Dublin this morning and cross the Irish countryside.  Our first stop of the day is the medieval city of Kilkenny.  Take some time to explore the narrow streets and imposing castle.  Next, we are off to Ireland's oldest city – Waterford.  Learn about the city’s famed crystal during a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal, before embarking on an enlightening and entertaining walking tour of the Viking sector of Waterford. 
Today’s breakfast and dinner are included

Day 5 – Wednesday October 9, 2019 – Waterford to Killarney
From Waterford we travel west into County Cork.  First, we stop at the Old Middleton Distillery for an intriguing look into whiskey production.  Next, we visit the port town of Cobh and its fascinating heritage centre.  Cobh was the major port of embarkation for millions of Irish immigrants forced to flee their homeland to escape famine and poverty throughout the 18 and early 1900s.  This afternoon we drive across the city of Cork on route to Blarney Castle where you will have the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone.  Later this afternoon we arrive in the resort town of Killarney.  Famed for its lakes, mountains and nightlife Killarney is a great place to experience live music in one of the many local pubs. Today’s breakfast and dinner are included

Day 6 – Thursday October 10, 2019 – Killarney -Ring of Kerry
Today we enjoy one of the most scenic drives in the country – The Ring of Kerry.  This route brings us between mountains and coastline and through many colourful villages.  Stop in the picturesque village of Sneem for lunch.  This afternoon we visit Killarney National Park and experience gentry life in the 1800s during a visit to historic Muckross House.  Return to Killarney for a free evening. 
Today’s breakfast is included

Day 7 – Friday October 11, 2019 – Killarney to Galway
Departing Killarney this morning we head north.  We take a short ferry ride across the Shannon Estuary to find ourselves in County Claire.  Crossing this wild, rocky, windswept landscape we make our way out to the coast and arrive at the impressive Cliffs of Moher.  Take in the stunning views from a top the cliffs and visit the immersive interpretive centre.  This afternoon we continue our travels across the Burren, a rocky barren landscape with scatterings of castle ruins.  Soon we are riding along the shores of Galway Bay.  Finally, we arrive in Galway City our home for the next two nights. 

Today’s breakfast and dinner are included

Day 8 - Saturday October 12, 2019 – Galway – Connemara Region     
Begin the day with a visit to Connemara Marble for a short tour of the marble jewellery factory where we explore the geology and heritage of Conemmara marble.  Next, we travel across the stunning countryside to Kylemore Abbey.  Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history of tragedy, romance, education, innovation and spirituality. Explore the 6-acre Victorian Walled Garden and discover woodland and lakeshore walks that will take you on a beautiful journey through the 1,000-acre estate.  Later we drive along the Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord and surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks.  Stop for a visit at a local sheep farm to learn a little of modern and traditional life in this remote region.  We conclude the day with a short stop in the picturesque village of Cong.  Famed for its hatched roof cottages and the setting of the classic 1950’s movie The Quite Man.  Return to Galway City for a free evening.      
Today’s breakfast is included


Day 9 – Sunday October 13, 2019 – Galway to Derry
This morning we continue our travels north entering County Sligo home to the legendary Irish poet W.B. Yeats.  Stop to visit the poet's grave in the small churchyard at Drumcliff.  Here you will also view the unique flat-topped Benbulbin Mountain.  Travel through the picturesque seaside town of Bundoran on the way to Donegal.  This afternoon we cross the border into Northern Ireland and arrive in the ancient walled city known as Derry to some, and Londonderry to others.
Today’s breakfast and dinner are included


Day 10 – Monday October 14, 2019 – Derry
This morning we are joined by a local guide for a fascinating tour of Derry City including the Guildhall – Derry’s City Hall, The Walls, St Columb’s Cathedral, the Peace Bridge and the Bogside Murals.  Later we visit Malin Head, Irelands most northern point, and an area steeped in history and folklore.  Take in the rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches of this remote and scenic spot before returning to Derry where a free afternoon will allow for further exploration.
Today’s breakfast is included


Day 11 – Tuesday October 15, 2019 – Derry to Belfast
Leaving Derry behind we venture further into Northern Ireland and visit one of Ireland’s most famous attractions – The Giant’s Causeway.  Legend says the unique rock formations are actually the ruins of a great causeway built by local giant Finn McCool so he could traverse the sea to Scotland. This afternoon our route leads south, crossing the breathtaking glens of Antrum before arriving in Belfast City. 
Today’s breakfast and dinner are included


Day 12 - Wednesday October 16, 2019 – Belfast to Cabra Castle
This morning we are accompanied by a local guide for a tour of Belfast City.  Our guide will take us on a journey from the city’s turbulent past to modern development.  Hear of the struggles of history as we explore different neighborhoods. Later we visit the Titanic Quarter. Learn about the great ship's construction while touring the “Titanic Experience.”  This afternoon we leave Belfast and Northern Ireland behind as we cross the border back into the Republic and make our way to Cabra Castle where we will toast the completion of a wonderful journey in the Emerald Isle in style as we dine and overnight at a real Irish Castle. 
Today’s breakfast and dinner are included


Day 13 – Thursday October 17, 2019 – Cabra Castle – Dublin Airport – Home
Departing Cabra Castle this morning we travel to Dublin Airport for our return flight home via Calgary.  Arrive home late this afternoon with new lifelong memories of the Emerald Isle.  Upon arrival a transfer will be waiting to take you back home.       
Today’s breakfast and an inflight meal are included
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HOTELS

Day 2-3: Trinity City Centre

Dublin, IRL

Day 4: Dooly's Hotel

Waterford, IRL

Day 5-6: Great Southern

Killarney, IRL

Day 7-8: Jury's Inn

Galway, IRL

Day 9-10: City Hotel

Derry, UK

Day 11: Europa Hotel

Belfast, UK
Day 12: Cabra Castle

Kingscourt, IRL

​✓ Sligo

✓ Donegal

✓ Locally guided tour of Derry

✓ Malin Head       

✓ Giant’s Causeway

✓ Glens of Antrim

✓ Locally guided tour of Belfast

✓ Titanic Experience

✓ Overnight stay at Cabra Castle

✓ Luggage handling at hotels

✓ All taxes and fees

✓ Services of a professional Tour Director  


 

What's Included

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​Photo Credit: Ireland's Content Pool & Cabra Castle

Full Itinerary

✓ ​​Cobh Heritage Centre

✓ Blarney Castle

✓ Ring of Kerry

✓ Muckross House

✓ Killarney National Park

✓ Cliffs of Moher

✓ Galway

✓ Connemara Marble

✓ Kylemore Abbey

✓ Visit to working Irish Farm

✓ Cong Village

✓ ​Killary Harbour


 

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✓ Round trip airfare from Victoria

✓ Pick up at your door (Nanimo & Victoria)

✓ Airline baggage fee for first checked bag

✓ 21 meals

✓ Transportation by deluxe charter vehicle

✓ ​Locally Guided Dublin City Tour

✓ Guinness Storehouse

✓ Irish Music Evening

✓ Killkenny

✓ House of Waterford

✓ Locally guided tour of Waterford​

✓ Old Middleton Distillery

 

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​Enchanted Ireland
13 Days: October 5 to 17, 2019​


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Tour Policies:

Early Booking: A $250 discount is offered off the first 10 seats booked and $100 off the next 10 until July 2, 2019.
Deposit and Payment: A $400 deposit per person is required within 72 hours of booking or booking may be cancelled. Full payment is required by August 2, 2019.
Airfare: 
Airfare has been included at our preferred group rate. For airfare, space should be reserved by July 2. After that date tour price with air may be significantly higher. Should you wish to book your own flights, price will be reduced by $825. Please be aware that own air packages do not include airport transfers.​
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Cancellation policy: 
Full refund less $50 per person admin fee if cancelled before July 2, 2019. From July 2 to Aug 2, 2019 non-refundable amount increases to $150. After august 2, 2019 only 40% is refundable and after August 30 only 10% is refundable. There are no refunds offered after September 20. We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance as Mile Zero Tours cannot issue refunds, no matter the reason, beyond the scope of the above mentioned policy.​

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