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Shamrock Royal ~ Ireland
September 11-26, 2019 | Dublin, Ireland
Shamrock Royal ~ Ireland
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DAY 1-2 SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2019

Join Howard Travel on this fabulous 16- day roundtrip Shamrock Royal tour. Our deluxe motor coach transportation will take us to the Montreal Airport where we will fly to Dublin, Ireland. Upon arrival today is leisurely as we all gather in our hotel in Malahide overlooking the Irish Sea in north County Dublin. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink and an introduction to your travelling companions before an early dinner. Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Malahide (D)

DAY 3 SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Head north through the majestic Mountains of Mourne into Saint Patrick’s Country to visit the grave of Ireland’s Patron Saint and the Saint Patrick Centre which tells his story. Afterwards we drive to Strangford, where Game of Thrones is filmed and take the ferryboat ride to beautiful Portaferry. Onwards to Belfast for a panoramic tour which will include the political wall murals located on the Protestant Shankill Road and the Catholic Falls Road—a unique cultural experience. Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast (B,D)

DAY 4 SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on the agenda this morning. In the afternoon, visit the shipyard where the Titanic was built in 1909, followed by a tour at the Titanic Experience—recently voted Europe’s top visitor attraction. The evening is free to explore the Northern capital on your own. Overnight— Europa Hotel, Belfast (B)

DAY 5 SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

This morning we take the marine drive north past the ‘Green Glens Antrim’ to Ballycastle on the North Antrim Coast and visit the Giant’s Causeway. We then continue on to Derry where a local guide will tell the “Story of Derry” on a walking tour of this historic walled city. Overnight – Kee’s Hotel, Co. Donegal. (B, D)

DAY 6 SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

We visit Belleek, home of the world famous porcelain factory. We then enter the romantic domain of W. B. Yeats via Drumcliffe where he is buried and other sites in Sligo associated with the life of the poet, before continuing to Westport. Dinner/Overnight— Westport Coast, Westport (B, D)

DAY 7 SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

Connemara remains one of the wildest and most romantic places in Ireland. Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey. Some free time this afternoon to discover the charm of Westport. Overnight—Westport Coast, Westport (B)

DAY 8 SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Enroute to Galway this morning we will pass thru’ the village of Cong location for the classic film The Quiet Man. Some time in Galway City before traversing the Burren region and viewing the mighty Cliffs of Moher. An optional medieval banquet is on offer tonight. Overnight—Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (B)

DAY 9 SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

After breakfast we head for the Kingdom of Kerry. A tour of Limerick City is undertaken before travelling to Adare and then arriving in the beautiful town of Killarney. Dinner/Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney (B, D)

DAY 10 SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

This morning we enjoy a jaunting car ride thru’ Killarney National Park. We will visit the fishing port of Dingle and view the Blasket Islands as we round Slea Head. Enjoy views of the Lakes before returning to Killarney. Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney (B)

DAY 11 SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

We take the short drive to the heritage town of Kenmare this morning. We then travel the Ring of Kerry road back into Killarney thru’ Moll’s Gap where we visit a traditional working sheep farm. Later this evening you are invited to Quill’s Farmhouse for a traditional Irish dinner and entertainment. Dinner/ Overnight—Dromhall Hotel, Killarney (B, D)

DAY 12 SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

Leaving Kerry we travel east to Blarney Castle (optional). We head to Tipperary and visit Cahir Castle and the town of Cashel, before arriving in medieval Kilkenny. Dinner/Overnight—Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny (B, D)

DAY 13 SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross. Next, onto Waterford for some free time to explore the Medieval town. You can visit the Viking Museums or the famous Crystal factory. Dinner/Overnight— Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny (B, D)

DAY 14 SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

This morning we travel through the Curragh of Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud. You also visit the Horse Museum and the Japanese Gardens. A panoramic tour of Dublin is undertaken before arriving at your city hotel. This evening, a free night to explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin. Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin (B)

DAY 15 SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

The full day is yours to explore Dublin’s “Fair City.” Check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping. Tonight, you will enjoy a farewell dinner with some lively Irish entertainment. Dinner/ Overnight—Gresham Hotel, Dublin (B, D)

DAY 16 SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your Dublin hotel. A transfer is provided to the Dublin airport where you will begin your journey home. (B)

1: Double - $4,800.00
2: Single - $5850.00
1: Transportation to and from the Montreal Airport
2: Roundtrip Airfare from Montreal to Dublin
3: Accommodations
4: Luggage Handling
5: 14 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners
6: Admissions & Entertainment
7: Guided Tours
8: Taxes and Services