Essence of Ireland and Norway

Accommodation Cruise Fly Meals Package Tour Transfers

19 Nights from $ Per Person

P&O Cruises UK

  Fly Cruise

  Norway and Ireland

  19 Nights

  PAJBMT1


Description

 

 Your Fly, Stay & Cruise package includes: 

·      Economy class flights from Sydney to Dublin, returning from London

·      12 day Country Roads of Ireland tour with Insight Vacations

-      Includes some meals, exceptional accommodation, skilled Travel Director and much more

·      Economy class flight from Dublin to London

·      1 night accommodation in London

·      7 night Norway cruise onboard Britannia

-      Includes all meals and entertainment onboard ( specialty restaurants excluded)

·      Transfers throughout

·      Port charges, fees and airline taxes

 

 Tour Itinerary

 

15 Apr 19 WELCOME TO DUBLIN.

On arrival at Dublin airport, transfers leave for your hotel at 08:30, 11:00 and 13:00. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a meal with wine.

Hotel: Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin.

Meals: Dinner with Wine

 

16 Apr 19 - RELAXED START IN DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY.

Become acquainted with Dublin’s elegant squares during an orientation of the city. Discover famous O’Connell Street, Custom House and Dublin Castle. Enjoy your VIP priority entrance to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a university insider, who will share their insights into modern life and the establishment’s impressive history. The afternoon is free to explore.

Hotel: Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin.

Meals: Breakfast

 

17 Apr 19  A JOURNEY FROM DUBLIN TO CORK.

In the morning, visit one of the country’s main racehorse breeding centres. Continue to the acclaimed 100 year old Japanese Gardens where you can ‘journey through life’ during a walk through the beautiful surrounds. Travel to the medieval city of Kilkenny, home of the world's fastest field game. The ancient Celtic sport of Hurling is over 3,000 years old and Ireland's national sport. Meet a player who will share his passion though a demonstration of skill. Continue through Cahir and see its imposing 13th century castle, featured in the film 'Excalibur', on the way to Cork. On arrival, your Travel Director will show you around the compact university city, with its vibrant waterfront and grand Georgian parades.

Hotel: Maldron Hotel South Mall, Cork.

Meals: Breakfast

 

18 Apr 19 - RELAXED START ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TO KILLARNEY.

Travel to the ruined Blarney Castle. Will you hang upside down from the ramparts to kiss the stone and ensure a lifetime of eloquence? Travel across the majestic Derrynasaggart Mountains to the peaceful town of Killarney. For your Farm-to-Table dining experience, enjoy some Irish home cooking in the kitchens of chef John Sheehan. Join John and his wife, Freda for drinks and a personal insight into classic Irish recipes that are loved throughout the world. Then, settle down for a night of great food and drink in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Hotel: Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

 

19 Apr 19 - RELAXED START RING OF KERRY EXPERIENCE.

Start your day with a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys. Take a leisurely excursion around the magnificent Ring of Kerry. Here, mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is breathtaking beyond words. Journey past lush lakelands and around towering cliffs as you appreciate sweeping sea views. Continue through delightful villages like Sneem and cross the peat bogs of the Black Mountains to Moll’s Gap to admire Queen Victoria’s Ladies View. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Maybe take the opportunity to hire a bicycle and enjoy one of the many scenic trails around the lake or through the National Park?

Hotel: Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa.

Meals: Breakfast

 

20 Apr 19 AROUND THE DINGLE PENINSULA.

In the morning, take to the wide skies, peaceful towns and coastal scenery of the Dingle Peninsula - the setting for the film Ryan’s Daughter. Drive to dramatic Slea Head at the peninsula’s far end, then continue through the picturesque thatched village of Adare and pass Limerick, famous for rhymes, before reaching your hotel located at the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, with access to the Dromoland Castle Estate.

Hotel: The Inn At Dromoland.

Meals: Breakfast

 

21 Apr 19 THE CLIFFS OF MOHER AND GALWAY.

Journey to the Visitor Centre at the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Clare Coast before a delightful drive through the strange, rocky landscape of the Burren to Galway Bay. On arrival, see the Lynch Memorial and Church of St. Nicholas, where Christopher Columbus reputedly prayed before his voyages to America. See the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to the late US President, John F. Kennedy.

Hotel: Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

22 Apr 19 - RELAXED START FREE DAY GALWAY OR ARAN ISLANDS.

Spend a day at leisure to relax and enjoy Galway. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Aran Islands - a genuine highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way. With their cliffs and spectacular coastal views, the islands are a true Irish experience.

Hotel: Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway.

Meals: Breakfast

 

23 Apr 19 LONDONDERRY.

Continue on to County Sligo, stopping at a peaceful churchyard in Drumcliffe to visit the final resting place of Ireland's famous poet, William Butler Yeats. Admire the Blue Stack Mountains of Donegal as you cross into Northern Ireland bound for the ancient walled city of 'Derry.' What better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls, still topped with cannons. Walk down steep Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the Gothic Guildhall.

Hotel: Maldron Hotel Derry, Londonderry.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

24 Apr 19 - RELAXED START WALK IN THE GIANT’S STEPS ON THE WAY TO BALLYGALLY.

Journey to the legendary Giant's Causeway, a geological masterpiece created by the cooling of lava which burst through the earth's crust millions of years ago. Next, prepare yourself for miles of breathtaking beauty as you travel along the road clinging to the Antrim Coast. Continue onto your hotel, overlooking Ballygally Bay. For those who are brave enough, perhaps check out The Ghost Room, in one of the castle’s turrets? In the evening, please join us for a finale Celebration Dinner, where old-fashioned hospitality is blended with good food and wine for an experience that delights the senses.

Hotel: Ballygally Castle.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

 

25 Apr 19 - RELAXED START  THE ANTRIM COAST TO BELFAST.

Continue around the Antrim Coast, past the huge Norman castle at Carrickfergus, to arrive in the Northern Ireland capital of Belfast. Meet Hilda, your Local Expert, for a passionate city tour including views of the City Hall, Queen's University, the Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents.

Hotel: Europa Hotel, Belfast.

Meals: Breakfast

 

26 Apr 19 DEPART DUBLIN.

After breakfast depart for the airport

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Cruise Itinerary

 

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

27 Apr 19

Southampton, England

 

Embark

28 Apr 19

At Sea

 

 

29 Apr 19

Stavanger, Norway

 

 

30 Apr 19

Flam, Norway

 

 

30 Apr 19

Sognefjord, Norway

 

 

01 May 19

Olden, Norway

 

 

01 May 19

Nordfjord, Norway

 

 

02 May 19

Bergen, Norway

 

 

03 May 19

At Sea

 

 

04 May 19

Southampton, England

Disembark

 

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

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