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We all have our passions... Food, wine, art, history, music, and more. At LeGrow's Travel, we design our own exclusive, specialty tours adventures with this in mind. Graciously escorted, intimate, and worry-free experiences provide an opportunity to embrace your passions in the world's most fascinating destinations. Imaginative itineraries, lots of free time, expert hosts, personal attention, and loads of extras combine to provide our most discerning guests with a trip of a lifetime. Indulge your passion on one of our specialty tours below.


12-Day Ultimate Ireland

Sep 21, 2019 - Oct 2, 2019


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ULTIMATE IRELAND

12 Days | September 21 - October 2, 2019
Land Only $8,095 CAD Per Person | Twin Share*

Welcome to the Emerald Isle. A storyteller's paradise, you'll explore the natural elements of this vibrant country, meeting some colourful characters along the way. From esteemed author and Dubliner Trevor White, to Killarney locals and the lively performers of Gaelic Roots - who will teach you a few moves - you're in for a trip rich in history, fascinating local insights and lots of laughter! Bring along a notepad and an appreciation for creativity, as we’re certain you'll be inspired in this rugged, fairytale land.


For more information or to book contact:

Vivian Billingham | Maritime Travel
Phone: 250.598.5252
Email: vbillingham@maritimetravel.ca


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Itinerary

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DAY 1:  
WELCOME TO ENERGETIC BELFAST.

Welcome to Belfast, the energetic, memorable capital of Northern Ireland. On arrival at Belfast International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative before a private transfer to your luxurious home for the next three nights. Located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, you’ll have time to get settled in. Join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travelling companions at 18:00 for an à la carte Welcome Dinner.
Hotel: Europa Hotel, Belfast (Executive Rooms).
Meals: Dinner with Wine

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DAY 2:  HIGHLIGHTS OF BELFAST.
Delve into Northern Ireland’s inspiring and heartbreaking history in Belfast. Begin the day at the Titanic Belfast Museum for a tour. You then meet Hilda, a true Belfast local having lived in the same house her entire life. During your panoramic tour, hear the history of the city and learn why Hilda is proud of its progress and current prosperity. You’ll also see the City Hall, Queen’s University, Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Hotel: Europa Hotel, Belfast (Executive Rooms).
Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 3:  GIANT'S CAUSEWAY AND LONDONDERRY.
No trip to Northern Ireland would be complete without a trip to Giant’s Causeway for a private tour with a local ranger who will explain its ancient history and impressive geography. Next, you’ll head to Londonderry with Ronan, a Local Expert and one of Northern Ireland’s best storytellers. He’ll share local tales and advise you on where best to head for lunch. The evening is yours at leisure, why not head back to your luxury hotel and make the most of its spa facilities?
Hotel: Europa Hotel, Belfast (Executive Rooms).
Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 4:  VIBRANT DUBLIN.
Take a city tour with your Travelling Concierge to see O’Connell Street, Custom House and Dublin Castle, before heading to the Little Musuem of Dublin after hours. This new experience taps into Ireland’s dynamic history in an animated way. You’ll explore the museum with its founder, respected author Trevor White, who’ll also provide you with a signed copy of his critically acclaimed book, ‘Alfie.’ Enjoy a glass of prosecco with him as you learn more about the lives of Dubliners. End the day with a Michelin-starred dinner at L’Ecrivain, famed for its delectable, classic French cuisine.
Hotel: Dylan Hotel, Dublin.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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DAY 5:  A TRULY IRISH EXPERIENCE.
Head to the iconic Guinness Storehouse, where you’ll get to explore before it opens to the public, with a private opportunity to learn to pull the perfect pint. In the afternoon enjoy some free time in Dublin. Why not head to the National Museum of Ireland or the Dublin City Gallery? If more Guinness is on your mind, ask your Travelling Concierge for his local advice on the best pubs Dublin has to offer!
Hotel: Dylan Hotel, Dublin.
Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 6 - RELAXED START
GLENDALOUGH TO KILKENNY.

Travel to Glendalough, a glacial valley in County Wicklow, where you’ll explore with a Local Expert. Head on to the medieval town of Kilkenny where you’ll visit the local farmers market and enjoy a truffle tasting. From truffles to fudge, brownies and cakes, make sure you turn up on an empty stomach or stock up for the rest of your trip.
Hotel: Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny.
Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 7:  BANTER IN BLARNEY.
See the spectacular Rock of Cashel, or St. Patrick’s Rock, the traditional seat of the High Kings of Munster. You then visit Blarney Castle, where legend has it that kissing the Blarney Stone gives you the gift of the gab. In the evening you’ll enjoy dinner at the family-run Treyvaud’s restaurant. Later, try Irish dancing for yourself during a simple dance class with the Gaelic Roots, before settling in your VIP seats to watch the show.
Hotel: The Dunloe, Killarney.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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DAY 8:  SWEET RING OF KERRY.
Enjoy a morning at leisure in the comfort of your luxurious, five-star hotel, before travelling through the beautiful Killarney National Park, where sweeping mountains, lush lake lands and valleys await you as you drive along the iconic Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney for a scenic jaunting car ride before ending your day at J.M Reidy’s Bar. Here you will be hosted for an evening of entertainment with traditional, live music played by local musicians.
Hotel: The Dunloe, Killarney.
Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 9:  EXPLORING LIMERICK.
Journey along the Dingle Peninsula to witness the craggy clifftops and rolling hills have inspired films such as ‘Ryan’s Daughter.’ Head on to the village of Adare. Famous for its thatched-roof cottages and charm, this heritage town is a worthy detour for budding photographers looking to document their journey. Your travels continue to Limerick where your Travelling Concierge leads you an orientation of the city. While here you’ll see St. Mary’s Cathedral and the city’s stone, where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691.
Hotel: The Savoy Hotel, Limerick.
Meals: Breakfast

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DAY 10:  REGAL COUNTY MAYO.
Travel through beautiful Country Clare and stop to admire the Cliffs of Moher. Continue to Galway where you’ll explore with your Travelling Concierge. Journey on to the pretty village of Cong in County Mayo. This beautiful destination houses the famous Ashford Castle, where on arrival a lone piper escorts you over the drawbridge. This luxury hotel is the former home to the Guinness family and boasts sumptuous suites, antique furniture and unique historic features. The castle is set upon an idyllic 350-acre estate, making it a dreamy location for relaxing, romantic getaways. In the evening you will dine à la carte at the esteemed George V Dining Room.
Hotel: Ashford Castle, Cong.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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DAY 11 - RELAXED START
MAJESTIC ASHFORD CASTLE.

Enjoy a relaxed start in your stately abode. During your leisure time why not head for a walk on its grounds and take in the plush exterior and crisp, fresh country air? Experience Ashford Castle Your Way with a choice between a unique falconry experience or scrumptious afternoon tea. Your final day culminates with a Celebration Dinner where you can share stories from the trip with your new-found friends, over dinner and wine.
Hotel: Ashford Castle.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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DAY 12:  DEPART SHANNON.
It's time to say goodbye or 'slán' to your fellow travellers, as a transfer takes you to Shannon airport.
Meals: Breakfast



 *Price is Canadian Dollars, land only per person, based on sharing a twin room.  Single & triple rooms are on a request basis.  Please speak to your travel agent at time of booking.  Prices were valid at time of publishing.  Prices are subject to availability at time of booking. Please inquire about airfare.  A $200.oo non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.  Insurance is highly recommended, please inquire for details.  Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure (July 12/18).  Excludes: Any item not mentioned in the itinerary, personal expense, drinks, optional experiences, gratuities to your assigned Travelling Concierge, Driver and Local Guides.  We reserve the right to alter, cancel arrangements or adjust pricing according to the number of confirmed guests.  We reserve the right to vary itineraries/hotels/venues should circumstances (i.e. weather, traffic or timing) dictate, as well as cancel in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Tico #1873715