September 12-23, 2025


  • September 12 to 23, 2025
  • Hosted by Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones
  • Land only package or Land + Flights package available

Highlights of your itinerary: 

  • Visit Kilkenny, Killarney, Galway, Belfast, Dublin, and more
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone, cruise the Cliffs of Moher, and visit the Giant's Causeway
  • Stay in a castle

Day 1 - September 12

Depart Canada

  • Depart from Canada on an overnight flight to Europe

Day 2 - September 13

Arrive and Medieval Kilkenny

You will be met on arrival at Dublin Airport by your friendly Tour Manager and local driver before we journey south to medieval Kilkenny. En route we undertake a guided tour of the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, home to many of Ireland’s most famous former, and most recent champion racehorses. While you are here, you can take a stroll through the Japanese Gardens, a mix of western and eastern cultures and one of the most beautiful gardens of its kind in Europe. This evening, we will dine as a group at our hotel. After dinner you may wish to visit Kyteler’s Pub, a local favourite where you can enjoy a refreshing pint and a live music session. Be on the lookout for resident ghost Dame Alice while you are here!

  • Overnight: Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny (4*)
  • Meals: Dinner

  • Day 3 - September 14

    Castles & Blarney

    We travel (not a long way) to Tipperary and visit one of Ireland’s best-preserved castles, Cahir Castle for a guided tour. Next, we journey to the village of Blarney where the energetic amongst you may wish to climb the 127 steps for the chance to kiss the ‘stone of eloquence. This evening, we will enjoy dinner together at our hotel. 

    • Overnight: Earls Court Hotel, Killarney (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 4 - September 15

    Ring of Kerry

    After a leisurely morning, we make the short drive to the heritage town of Kenmare. Our journey will take us to the edge of Ireland passing through quaint towns and villages, including Moll’s Gap, a mountain pass that offers breathtaking views of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountains. Later this evening you are invited to Quill’s Farmhouse for a traditional Irish dinner and entertainment.

    • Overnight: Earls Court Hotel, Killarney (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 5 - September 16

    Cliffs and Ceilis

    Heading north, we make a stop at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum to learn of the role that Foynes played in early passenger flights across the Atlantic Ocean and the legendary flying boats that carried celebrities, royalty and even refugees. Then, we will board a ferry to across the Shannon Estuary into the banner county of Clare to embark on a cruise along the Atlantic Ocean to view the mighty Cliffs of Moher. After dinner at the hotel, you are treated to an unforgettable performance by world-champion Irish dancers and some of the country’s finest musicians at Ireland’s #1 song and dance experience, Trad on the Prom.

    • Overnight: The Hardiman, Galway (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 6 - September 17

    Connemara & Kylemore Abbey

    Today we make the journey into the wilds of Connemara and visit Kylemore Abbey, a monastery founded in 1920 for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in WW1, before arriving back in Galway. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at leisure Galway where you can enjoy a ‘night on the town’. We recommend you venture out to Shop Street, a buzzing pedestrian street that is lined with great cafes, restaurants, and pubs, many featuring live music.

    • Overnight: The Hardiman, Galway (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 7 - September 18


    Today we enter the romantic domain of W. B. Yeats where we will see sites in Sligo associated with the life of the poet. We arrive at our luxurious Castle Hotel in the late afternoon with some free time for you to explore the grounds and the castle. Tonight, we dine on a meal fit for royalty in the beautiful surroundings of the Cedars Restaurant.

    • Overnight: Lough Eske Castle (5*)
    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 8 - September 19

    Giant's Causeway & Belfast 

    First on today’s agenda is a historic and fascinating walking tour of the Walls of Derry. We continue along the North Coast to walk on the shoulders of giants and the famous UNESCO world heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway. Dinner is at our hotel this evening.

    • Overnight: The Clayton Hotel, Belfast (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 9 - September 20

    Titanic & Crumlin Road Gaol 

    We undertake a panoramic tour of Belfast which will include the political walled murals along the Catholic Falls and Protestant Shankhill roads before arriving at the Harland and Wolff Shipyard to undertake a self-guided tour of Titanic Belfast. Next, we visit Crumlin Road Gaol where we learn the history of the prison that held women, children, and Republican and Loyalist prisoners. This evening is at leisure in Belfast; during your free time you may want to check out the Cathedral Quarter of town, where you will find an abundance of restaurants and pubs.

    • Overnight: The Clayton Hotel, Belfast (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 10 - September 21

    Gin & Dublin

    This morning, we will travel south to Dublin with a stop at The Listoke Distillery to carry out a tour and taste experience. Here, you will be introduced to the basics and history of the distillery and the distilling processes. We undertake a panoramic tour of the ‘fair city’ before checking into our hotel. Tonight is a free night in Dublin, a great city for dining where you can not only indulge in traditional Irish fayre, but also choose from a vast selection of fine dining restaurants and bistros that feature cuisines from around the world.

    • Overnight: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 11 - September 22

    Dublin's Fair City

    Today is yours to discover Dublin. RIT recommended visits include EPIC, where the emigration story is brought to life, the library at Trinity College to view The Book of Kells, Kilmainham Gaol, Phoenix Park, and Glasnevin Cemetery. This evening, we are treated to dinner with rousing Irish entertainment at a popular Dublin venue.

    • Overnight: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (4*)
    • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 12 - September 23

    Depart for your next adventure

    Tour Ends. A group transfer will take you to Dublin Airport for your flight home or onto the next part of your adventure.


    This tour will be escorted by Stewart Travel Group's Trusted Travel Advisors, Frances Gertsch and Kelvin Jones. With more than 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, a passion for travel and for history, and a knack for service like few others, Frances and Kelvin will ensure you are well taken care of, learn a bunch, and beyond it all, have a lot of fun. 

    Pricing & Tour Details
    • $5,090 per person, double occupancy - land only
    • $6,390* per person, double occupancy - with flights from Charlottetown

      * Based on 2024 pricing; final pricing of flights to be confirmed in November 2024. 

    • Deposit of $750 CAD per person due upon booking
    • Final payment due to Stewart Travel Group no later than May 16, 2025

    • Single Supplement $1,150 CAD per person (maximum 5 single rooms available)

    • All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
    • NOTE: A minimum of 10 passengers is required for this trip to be hosted by Stewart Travel Group.

    What’s Included

    • Airport transfers based on group arrival and departure
    • Services of an accredited Tour Manager and experienced local driver 
    • 10 nights accommodation in first class hotels including one night in a castle 
    • Full Irish breakfast daily
    • 5 evening meals in hotels
    • Traditional Irish Dinner and Entertainment at Quills Farmhouse 
    • Farewell Dinner and Hooley at Johnny Foxes (or similar)
    • Panoramic Tour of Dublin
    • Panoramic Tour of Belfast
    • Walking Tour of Derry
    • Jaunting car ride in Killarney
    • Cruise of the Cliffs of Moher
    • Trad on the Prom show in Galway
    • Gin Class at Listoke Distillery
    • Visits and admissions to: Irish National Stud, Cahir Castle, Kissane Sheep Farm, Foynes Flying Boats Museum, Kylemore Abbey, Giants Causeway, Titanic Centre, Crumlin Road Gaol
    • Transportation on a luxury motor coach
    • Services of Royal Irish Tours Tour Director
    • Accompaniment of Stewart Travel Group Hosts, Frances Gertsch & Kelvin Jones (NOTE: A minimum of 10 passengers is required for this trip to be hosted by Stewart Travel Group.)

    What’s Not Included

    • International flights
    • Meals not included in the itinerary
    • Gratuities
    • Travel Insurance
    • Items of a personal nature and any other services not mentioned above

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance that includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage loss / damage / delay, flight / travel accident, and emergency medical coverage is available and is highly recommended for all travelers. Please speak to your Trusted Travel Advisor to find the option that is best for you. 

    Terms and Conditions

    Please review Stewart Travel Group's standard terms and conditions prior to booking.