Duration
12 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Ireland
Embark on an adventure amid the myth, history and friendly brogues of the Emerald Isle. A comprehensive 12-day tour of Ireland, including Northern Ireland, this bucket-list trip includes a special $360 discount exclusive to MyDiscoveries customers. Tour Dublin, kiss the legendary Blarney Stone for the gift of the gab, taste whiskey at the Jameson Distillery, soak up the majesty of the Cliffs of Moher and the Giant’s Causeway, and visit bookish nooks significant to literary greats Jonathan Swift and WB Yeats. No doubt you’ll be charmed by warm Irish welcomes and fairytale magic of Ireland’s spectacular scenery.
HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Included return flights to Ireland flying Qatar Airways or similar
  • MyDiscoveries exclusive savings of $360 per person
  • Includes stops in Northern Ireland
  • Guided tour of Ireland including legendary 15th century Blarney Castle, Trinity College, Kilkenny Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway and the Titanic Museum
  • Includes 16 meals

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive saving of $360 per person
Return economy flights Australia-Dublin, Belfast-Australia
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
10 nights accommodations: 2 nights Dublin, 1 night Kilkenny, 2 nights Cork, 1 night Limerick, 2 nights Sligo, 2 nights Belfast
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included with airfare purchase on package arrival/departure dates
16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary

TRAVEL DATES 
Departures in 2019: 
  • May: 09, 11, 18, 25
  • Jun: 15, 20, 22
  • Jul: 20
  • Aug: 03, 10, 24, 29, 31
  • Sep: 07, 12, 21, 26, 28
  • Oct: 10
  • Nov: 02

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Depart for Ireland
  • Day 2: Arrive in Dublin / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 3: Dublin City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4: County Wicklow, Travel to Kilkenny / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: Waterford, Jameson Distillery / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6: Kinsale, Cork / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7: Blarney, Home Hosted Lunch, Limerick / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 8: Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Travel to Sligo / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9: Donegal & Belleek / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10: Derry City Tour, Giant’s Causeway / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11: Belfast City Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12: Depart Ireland / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • Dublin: The Camden Court Hotel or similar
  • Kilkenny: Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
  • Cork: Jurys Inn Cork
  • Limerick: Clayton Hotel Limerick or similar
  • Sligo: Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club
  • Belfast: Europa Hotel Belfast

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple dates in 2019
  • Advertised Price based on a 02 Nov 2019 departure at time of publishing.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveler names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: visa, meals not mentioned, travel insurance, items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
To book your holiday now, purchase online at www.mydiscoveries.com.au or call our friendly team at 1300 404 606. 
1

Depart for Ireland

2

Arrive in Dublin

Upon arrival in Dublin, transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 6 pm, followed by a Welcome Dinner.
MEALS: Dinner
3

Dublin City Tour

Begin the exploration of Dublin with a drive through Phoenix Park, one of Europe’s largest walled city parks. More than green space, it is home to numerous monuments. You might also see fallow deer grazing in the fields. Continue on to view St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Cathedral of Ireland founded in 1191. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, was dean of the cathedral from 1713 to 1745. On O’Connell Street, admire the handsome buildings that line the city’s main thoroughfare. Next, at Trinity College, one of the oldest gospel books grabs your attention, the Book of Kells. This illuminated manuscript was created in the year 800 by Celtic monks. The afternoon is at leisure in the Irish capital. Perhaps visit the Guinness Storehouse, follow in the footsteps of your favorite writer, or browse the shops and museums.
MEALS: Breakfast
4

County Wicklow, Travel to Kilkenny

Drive south from Dublin to Glendalough for a short stop at the mystical 6th century monastic site with its round tower before driving through the hilly rolling countryside of County Kildare. Arrive in Kilkenny, a small city located on the banks of the River Nore and visit the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Waterford, Jameson Distillery

This morning, drive to Waterford, where you will have an orientation tour of the city. Continue along the coast through the seaside resort of Youghal. Next, enjoy a stop at the Jameson Whiskey distillery with tasting, before arriving in Cork. Dinner together tonight at the hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Kinsale, Cork

Start the day visiting Kinsale, a fishing port of great significance in Irish history. A former trading post, the town is known for its 800 year old church, and Georgian houses. The maritime and military history will come to life on a guided walking tour with a local guide. Return to Cork, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
MEALS: Breakfast
7

Blarney, Home Hosted Lunch, Limerick

Start out today with a stop at Blarney castle, dating from the 15th century, though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot. Visit the grounds and maybe kiss the stone of eloquence. Next, enjoy a farm visit, where the family will host a delicious lunch. Continue to Limerick where you will see the imposing King John’s Castle. This castle was built in the 13th century on the banks of River Shannon to safeguard the city. Tonight, perhaps participate in the optional Medieval Banquet* dinner for a lively evening of music, singing, storytelling, and fine dining. Optional: Knappogue Medieval Banquet
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
8

Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Travel to Sligo

First stop is at the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. This rock wall towers 700 feet over the crashing surf of the Atlantic. It’s sure to be one of the most spectacular meetings of land and water you’re likely to see. Then head to Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition. Enjoy free time to discover the historic squares and pubs of this colorful town and to view Galway Cathedral. Then travel to Sligo for overnight. This lovely town was home to a young William Butler Yeats. The poet died in 1939 in France, and ten years later his remains were re-interred here by the Irish navy. Savor dinner together at your hotel this evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
9

Donegal & Belleek

Begin a full day excursion with a drive to the gravesite of William Butler Yeats at Drumcliff. Continue into County Donegal, with its soaring sea cliffs, white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes and welcoming atmosphere. Next, crossing into the Lakeland of Northern Ireland, along the shore of Lough Erne, visit the famed Belleek Pottery factory. Here, porcelain is shaped into thin, iridescent keepsakes.
MEALS: Breakfast
10

Derry City Tour, Giant's Causeway

First stop today is Derry (Londonderry) in Northern Ireland. Your local guide will give you a walking tour around the 17th century city walls, and view the Guildhall, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall and St. Columb’s Cathedral. View the Bogside district and the symbolic Peace Bridge. Local legend and lore make visiting Ireland especially unique and there is no shortage of tales to accompany Giant’s Causeway, your next stop. The giant Finn McCool is said to have created this geological wonder so he could walk to Scotland to confront another giant. From there, the story varies. Today, a massive floor of 40,000 hexagonal stones stretches into the sea. Later, continue to Belfast.
MEALS: Breakfast
11

Belfast City Tour

Today, embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Belfast. The city is located on the western shores of Belfast Lough, at the mouth of the River Lagan. To the northwest, mountains rise to the Antrim Plateau. This lovely setting has given the city a microclimate that nurtures its green spaces. And its location on calm waters has made it ideal for shipbuilding; the most famous vessel christened here was the Titanic. Start the half day tour by exploring the Titanic Experience, a nine-gallery museum in the dockyard where the ship was built. It’s a city rich in history, architecture, and culture, and its share of political upheavals. Visit a neighborhood in West Belfast, where buildings are still scarred from The Troubles, which came to an end with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Then, view the hallowed quads of the university district and botanic garden, and visit the Ulster Museum. Finish at the colonnaded façade and towering dome of the Edwardian City Hall. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
12

Depart Ireland

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
The famously scenic island of Ireland neighbours the UK and boasts a proud history, often told with a touch of myth and a leprechaun twinkle of the eye. Count castles and pass through friendly pubs as you explore the verdant countryside and vibrant city life of Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Belfast and more. This tour of Ireland crosses off many of the country’s greatest sites, so check out the itinerary and book soon for exclusive MyDiscoveries savings of $360.

FLIGHT  Flights are included in this deal, from Australia to Dublin and Belfast to Australia.
TRANSFER
  • All transfers are included in this deal, in a modern, air-conditioned coach.
  • English-speaking driver-guide provided.

MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER
  • Ireland’s climate is influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, it doesn’t have the extreme temperatures that other countries at similar latitude would have. The average temperature is a mild 50°F.
  • A major warm ocean current called the North Atlantic Drift keeps sea temperatures mild too. Hills and mountains, mainly around the coast, shelter the rest of the island from strong winds coming off the ocean.

VISA  A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.  
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.

What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? During wintertime, tourist should bring warm clothing, warm coat, mittens.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
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