2022 Ireland Reunion

    Join hosts Kevin 'Boomer' Gallant and Karen Smith on this classic tour of Ireland.

    2022 IRELAND REUNION

    October 17-26, 2022

    With hosts Kevin 'Boomer' Gallant & Karen Smith

    DUBLIN | KILLARNEY | ENNIS | TULLAMORE | KINGSCOURT 




    Highlights

    Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal or tour the renowned Medieval Museum. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it’s your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!


    Itinerary
    Day 1: Overnight Flight-Canada to Dublin, Ireland
    Day 2: Dublin (October 17,2022)
    Arrive in Dublin, and have some time at your leisure to know the place where your journey begins.

    Day 3: Dublin

    Today you will visit Christ Church Cathedral. Join your fellow travelers for canapés and cocktails in the cathedral’s crypt. (B)

    Day 4: Dublin

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin, the “Fair City.” Take in O’Connell Street, Grafton Street and the city's magnificent rows of stately Georgian townhomes. Then, enjoy a culinary and cultural adventure beginning at the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's top international visitor attraction. Explore the brewing process behind this beloved beverage and learn how to pour the perfect pint. At its spectacular Gravity Bar, enjoy a sweeping 360º view of Dublin as you savor a complimentary pint. Next, come to know Ireland's famed welcoming spirit, lively music and dynamic dancing during a fun filled evening of Irish entertainment at its very best. You will become Irish for the night as you take in the local entertainment and savor some of Ireland's most traditional dishes, such as homemade soda bread and Dublin coddle. The Irish dancers will dazzle you and the traditional Irish ballads will touch your heart. This toe tapping evening will take you on a journey that captures the true local flavor in a welcoming setting that immerses you in the magic of Irish culture that is rich in tradition and cheer. (B, D)

    Day 5: Dublin - Killarney

    Depart Dublin for Ireland’s breathtaking countryside. Visit the town of Cashel for views of the historic Rock of Cashel, the reputed location where St. Patrick preached and converted the King of Munster. Next, journey to historic Blarney Castle where you’ll have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. End your day in charming Killarney and enjoy dinner this evening at one of Killarney’s best local restaurants. (B, D)

    Built nearly 600 years ago, Blarney Castle is one of Ireland's greatest treasures. Kiss the Blarney Stone at the top and you'll never be lost for words!

    Day 6:  Killarney - Dingle - Killarney

    Set off this morning to follow what is perhaps Ireland’s most majestic coastal route – the stunning Dingle Peninsula. Stop at the Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Travel to the town of Dingle and drive the beautiful Slea Head road, where some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes are found. (B)

    Day 6:  Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Ennis

    Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family and enjoy homemade scones and tea during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm. Continue to the stunning 700 foot high Cliffs of Moher for awe inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. End your day in the charming town of Ennis. Enjoy the ambience of your historic hotel, cozy up to its roaring peat fire, and feel the warmth of Irish hospitality. Later, in a beautiful land of rolling green fields, ancient battlefields and medieval fortresses once inhabited by generations of clansmen, you can conjure up a world filled with lords and ladies, knights and damsels as you experience a true medieval banquet hosted in a real castle! The 15th century magically comes to life the moment you enter the castle. Sip honey rich mead and admire the ornate tapestries and royal furnishings before sitting down for a sumptuous four course meal and some fine wine suitable for toasting the royal court. Spirits run high with delightful song and dance performances reminiscent of this unique period. (B,D)

    Make your pilgrimage to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring to 214 m above the sea. The staggering beauty and sea spray air is invigorating.

    Day 8: Ennis - Tullamore - Kingscourt

    Start your day with a cross country journey to Irish whiskey territory. The ancient town of Tullamore has long been associated with the whiskey industry. During a visit to one of these historic distilleries, learn the process of whiskey making and delight in a tasting of the final product. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle, where you toast your fabulous trip during dinner. (B,D)


    Cabra Castle is one of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland.


    Day 9: Kingscourt

    Enjoy a day of leisure to explore on your own. (B)

    Day 10: Kingscourt - Canada

    Our wonderful tour comes to an end as we depart for the airport and back to Canada. (B)

    Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner