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Ireland

June 23 - July 3, 2021

Classic Tour

Available

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Extend your stay! Make it a Grand Tour by combining this tour with our Scotland Tour.

The magic and delight of this beautiful land, with its spectacular scenery, vibrant culture, castles and coastlines has made Ireland a favourite of the women of the Women’s Travel club. Join us on this exclusive journey around the Emerald Isle. This delightful tour will highlight the best that this stunning country has to offer, including Northern Ireland.

 

Signature Moments

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • Walk in the footsteps of Giants at Giant's Causeway
  • Let the Cliffs of Moher take your breath away
  • Shop at Beleek Pottery, Waterford Crystal and Blareny Woolen Mills
  • Taste the world famous Guinness

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • Transportation throughout by luxury vehicle
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • 10 nights accommodation in superior first class hotels
  • 11 full Irish Breakfasts
  • 8 Dinners
  • VIP welcome breakfast at the Man O War Pub
  • Lunch at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Dinner at Michael Deane's Belfast
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Farewell dinner and entertainment at the Abbey Tavern, Howth
  • Admissions to – Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Belleek, Rathbaun Farm, Connemara Marble, Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal, Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Guided walking tour of Derry City
  • Celtic Steps Show in Killarney
  • Jameson Distillery tour and tastings
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host

Grand Tour

This tour can be combined with our Scotland Tour to become the Ultimate UK Grand Tour. Grand Tours offer an exceptional experience for an in depth tour of an area. By combining these two tours you can enjoy a seamless tour of both destinations while only having one international flight.

Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Dublin
Welcome to Ireland!

A Cead Mile Failte to the Emerald Isle is extended on arrival Dublin airport by your driver/guide before a short drive takes us to the Man ‘O War traditional Irish pub. Afterwards we travel on to our hotel to relax and unwind before an early dinner.
Accommodations: Grand Central Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Belfast
Belfast

Belfast is packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food, and super shopping. You’ll also find some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Whether it’s following in the footsteps of your favorite characters from Game of Thrones, or tracing the story of the Titanic right to it’s source, there’s something for everyone!
After breakfast we start the day at the world famous Titanic Belfast. The remainder of the day is free for you to further explore the city. This evening you will dine at a local Belfast Bistro.
Accommodations: Grand Central Hotel

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway & Derry

Leaving Belfast, drive along the coast to experience one of Ireland's popular scenic routes. Here, you will see the "Nine Glens of Antrim," which offer wonderful views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop to visit the Giant’s Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava, which has given rise to many legends. Upon arrival to Derry join a local guide for a walking tour to see the Guildhall, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Diamond and the 16th century walls. Then check into your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodations: Lough Eske Castle & Spa

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Donegal
Donegal

After breakfast, enjoy some free time in the town of Donegal. In the afternoon, visit the Belleek Pottery Factory to see how skilled craftspeople form and decorate clay to produce delicate porcelain masterpieces. Afterwards, check into your Furbo hotel and settle in before a fine dinner.
Accommodations: Connemara Coast Hotel

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Galway
Connemara & Galway

After breakfast, travel to the town of Moycullen and visit the Connemara Marble Factory. Quarried in Connemara, the soft green shades of the marble echo the colors of the countryside from which it is cut. See how it is made into many decorative items. Then head to Galway for some time on your own. Return to Furbo in time for dinner with your fellow travelers.
Accommodations: Connemara Coast Hotel

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher

Departing Furbo, travel to Ardrahan and visit Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque 150-year old farmhouse. See a variety of animals and learn about traditional farming practices. Also, enjoy tea and scones with your group while on site. Next, pass through the Burren, an area of rocky limestone hills where several unique flowers thrive. Then drive along the coast of County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher, which overlook the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince along with the Princess Bride have scenes that were filmed at this stunning landmark. Take a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary before driving to Killarney. Check into your hotel and settle into your room. Tonight, you are free to dine at one of the many restaurants or pubs scattered throughout the charming town.
Accommodations: Great Southern Hotel

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Ring of Kerry
Ring of Kerry

Set off to explore the Ring of Kerry, which consist of over 100 miles of marvelous scenery. See some of Ireland’s highest peaks on one side of the road and a coastline scattered with golden beaches and rocky headlands on the other. There will also be plenty of stops to take-in the scenery and to snap photos. Return to Killarney and visit Killarney National Park, which is closed to motorized vehicles and roughly 24,700 acres of beautiful scenery. After dinner, experience the Celtic Steps show, which gives you a taste of traditional Irish music and dance.
Accommodations: Great Southern Hotel

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Blarney Castle
Blarney & Dungarven

Leaving Killarney, journey through the rugged countryside to Blarney, where you can climb the battlements of Blarney Castle and kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence." Then head to Marine Bar for entertainment and a get-together drink. Afterwards, make your way to Waterford and check into your hotel. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Accommodations: Faithlegg House

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Waterford Crystal
Waterford

This morning, add a bit of sparkle to your day, by touring the House of Waterford Crystal. While here, learn about glass blowing, cutting and see one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Continue on to visit Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, a replica of a sailing vessel built in 1845 to transport emigrants from Ireland to North America. The visit will give you an insight as to what life on board ship was like as well as filling you in on the history of the famine years. After your visit, travel to the bustling city of Dublin and check into your hotel. You will have some time to freshen up before dinner.
Accommodations: Ashling Hotel

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Dublin
Dublin

Today, take an orientation drive around Dublin city center. See the main thoroughfares of O’Connell Street, Nassau Street and some lovely public parks as you pass by many historical sites. Next, stop at Old Jameson Distillery, which was voted World’s leading Distillery Tour for the second year (2018, 2019). While here, enjoy a fully guided immersive tour to learn about the history and process of whiskey making. End with a comparative whiskey tasting and complimentary Jameson cocktail. Then you will be able to explore some of Dublin on your own before a festive farewell. This evening, take a drive to the town of Glencullen. Discover the old-world atmosphere of Johnnie Fox's Pub as you enjoy dinner and some traditional entertainment.
Accommodations: Ashling Hotel

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Ireland - Dublin
Depart

After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say good-bye to the Emerald Isle and fabulous new friends. There is a group transfer to Dublin airport.

Grand Tour

This tour can be combined with our Scotland Tour to become the Ultimate UK Grand Tour. Grand Tours offer an exceptional experience for an in depth tour of an area. By combining these two tours you can enjoy a seamless tour of both destinations while only having one international flight.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $5529 CAD per person (sharing a room) - approx. $4130 USD

Single Occupancy - $6999 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $5230 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $250 CAD per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - April 1, 2021

*Any payments are non-refundable if you cancel after their date due, we strongly recommend travel insurance. Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Please note that if travel restrictions related to Covid-19 affect our tour travel plans, do not worry. We will reschedule our trip, free of any additional costs, for as many times as needed on future dates until travel can safely take place. It is also important to note that all our tours comply with the utmost standards of safety and hygiene protocols to ensure your well being during your visit.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 10 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Arrival & Departure transfers for those arriving outside of group times
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Irene Murray
Irene has recently retired and really enjoys to travel to fill her time. She loves to stay active and is looking forward to trying some competitive running.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Dublin
Depart from Dublin

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Ireland Tour
Grand Central Hotel

Hastings Grand Central is more than a hotel. It’s an ode to a city. Standing tall in Bedford Street, this impressive jewel fuses glamour and grandeur with a uniquely Belfast spirit. Perfectly placed in Belfast City. Just as Belfast is at the heart of the Grand Central, the Grand Central is at the heart of Belfast.

Women's Travel Club Ireland Tour
Lough Eske Castle & Spa

Lough Eske Castle has a long history which is wrapped in the story of Co. Donegal and Ireland. It is a story of being carved piece by piece from local stone carried by Clydesdale horses along specially constructed roadways. It is a tale of being won, lost, ruined and restored. Powerful 14th century clans of Donegal the O'Donnells had their seat here, wealthy landowners ruled from here and Edwardian glamour was played out. In 1861 the new Lough Eske Castle, as we know it today, was built on the site of the old Brooke Mansion. Always a place for entertaining international guests since 1861, Lough Eske Castle remains full of warm Donegal hospitality today as it did over 150 years ago.

Women's Travel Club Ireland Tour
Connermara Coast Hotel

The Connemara Coast is nowadays a thriving award-winning hotel catering for many loyal guests who return year after year to appreciate its enchanting setting and enjoy the top class hospitality it provides to young and old alike.

Women's Travel Club Ireland Tour
Great Southern Hotel

We are very much looking forward to welcoming old friends and new to the Great Southern Killarney. Spectacular architecture melded with effortless service and genuine hospitality has made Great Southern Killarney an iconic retreat for over 160 years. Originally opened in 1854, the hotel was named The Great Southern Hotel for over 100 years then changed to The Malton Killarney in 2007 before returning once again in 2018 as the iconic Great Southern Killarney.

Women's Travel Club Ireland Tour
Faithlegg House

Set in a stunning woodland location with fabulous views over the Suir estuary in County Waterford, Faithlegg is a beautifully restored 18th Century mansion at its heart. Situated just 6 miles from Waterford, it’s a charming destination for a leisure break, wedding, meeting or conference.

Women's Travel Club Ireland Tour
Ashling Hotel

You’ll know when you have arrived at the Ashling Hotel Dublin – a genuinely warm welcome, spacious bedrooms, great location and friendly, professional staff all combine to offer you a unique 4 Star experience throughout your stay with them, making them the perfect choice if you are looking for hotels in Dublin city.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request

Member Reviews

See what our clients who have traveled with us have to say about this tour.

 

4 Star Rating

"Great trip, even better as I review it in my mind." Pearl

 

5 Star Rating

"All around the trip was well planned and well orchestrated. Everything went smoothly, I did not feel rushed in the mornings, ample time was given to visit shops for shopping, and the two coordinators were well prepared and dealt with any issues that came up. The group of women varied in age but was a good blend. Found everyone in good humor each day and was no doddlers which made the trip enjoyable. Our travel guide was a very well informed although at times it took a while to complete his story, he always started where he left off which was good. He was a driver that made me feel comfortable (not a wild driver). All in all the trip was excellent and I will be recommending the women's travel club to my family, friends and acquaintances." Murielle

 

5 Star Rating

"An excellent and well run tour. Everyone very friendly and fun." Donna

 

5 Star Rating

"An amazing trip with a great bunch of ladies-extremely well organized and relaxing! The perfect way for women to travel- safely! - I enjoyed every minute of everyday!!!" Heather

 

4 Star Rating

"Too numerous to mention all my favorites...but most definitely anything to do with the history of Ireland. Rathbaun Farm was fabulous, as well as all the scenic stops." Julia

 

5 Star Rating

"Enjoyed all the places we toured my least favorite was Crumlin Rd Jail." Cheryl

WTC Reply - Thanks for your feedback Cheryl. We agree and have removed the Crumlin Rd Jail from the itinerary.

 

5 Star Rating

"Really enjoyed the whole trip! Only negative comment would be to skip the dinner at Crumlin Jail." Jan

WTC Reply - Thanks for your feedback Jan. We agree and have removed the Crumlin Rd Jail from the itinerary.

 

5 Star Rating

"Very well organized tour and a nice balance of history, culture and activities " Angela

 

5 Star Rating

"I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and will be very likley to look into another for next year. Debbie and Marianne, you are very thoughtful and great to go away with especially since I am a travel virgin!!" Beverly

 

5 Star Rating

"It was a well organized tour, and met a lot of new friends." Sharron