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Emerald Isle & the Land of Ice and Fire

Ireland & Iceland in 15 Days, 13 Nights in Destination

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Embark on an adventure of a lifetime as you navigate Ireland’s historic cities, wild landscapes and vibrant culture before exploring the volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and geysers of the land of ice and fire.

Trip Highlights

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    Cliffs of Moher
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    Dublin
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    Kilkenny
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    Killarney National Park
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    Geysir Geothermal Area
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    Gullfoss Waterfall
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    Reykjavik
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    Skogafoss Waterfall
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    Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 13 Nights

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Day 2 to 4

Staycity Aparthotels - Tivoli

Location

Dublin

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Rating TripAdvisor travelers

The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Staycity Dublin City Centre, Academy Plaza Hotel, Cassidys, Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street, Maldron Hotel Kevin Street, Maldron Hotel Parnell Square, Maldron Hotel Smithfield, Staycity Aparthotels Dublin Castle, Staycity Aparthotels Saint Augustine St, Staycity Dublin City Quay, Staycity Mark Street Dublin, The Belvedere, The Gibson hotel

Itinerary

Get to know the historic cities of Dublin, Galway and Connemara and enjoy the stunning landscapes of beaches and small Irish towns in the Ring of Kerry. Next, explore the magical northern island of Iceland known for its volcanoes in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, glaciers and waterfalls in the South Shore and geysers in the Golden Circle.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to board a flight to Dublin, the Irish capital. Night on board.*

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Dublin
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Arrive at Dublin airport, meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Once settled, spend the rest of the day exploring the Irish capital at your leisure. Why not take a stroll along the banks of the River Liffey to admire the city's diverse architecture or head straight to the vibrant Temple Bar area to enjoy the cosy atmosphere of Dublin's best pubs and eateries. A number of venues in the area hold regular live music performances so be sure to catch one of these for an unforgettable start to your journey through Ireland. Overnight stay in Dublin. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar

397 Reviews

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3rd Day: Dublin
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a walking tour of Dublin. Explore the most emblematic sights and get to know the history of this wonderful capital. Pass by famous Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland and whose library is home to the legendary Book of Kells. Continue to the Temple Bar area, the cultural center of Dublin and home to colorful pubs which host live Irish music and dance performances. Learn the legend of the Ha’Penny Bridge over the River Liffey and stroll past Dublin Castle, the seat of British Rule in Ireland for over 700 years. Continue past Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland's largest church and named after the beloved patron Saint of Ireland. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy your last moments in Dublin at your leisure. Why not pay a visit to the Jameson Whiskey Distillery, or the famous Guinness Storehouse to learn all about the "black stuff". Overnight stay in Dublin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar

397 Reviews

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included
Walking Tour of Dublin

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4th Day: Dublin - Athlone - Galway
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the capital behind today as you travel to the town of Athlone, which sits on the River Shannon in the center of the county. Take a panoramic tour of Athlone to see its impressive 13th-century castle and historic streets. After some time at your leisure, continue to Galway a port city on Ireland’s west coast, where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the city center, learn about its history and explore Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs, many of which still offer traditional Irish folk music shows. Overnight stay in Galway.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nox Hotel or similar

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Activities

included
Galway City Centre Visit

Light

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Panoramic Tour of Athlone

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5th Day: Galway - Connemara - Galway
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards Connemara National Park, a beautiful cultural region, situated in County Galway. Connemara is known for its strong connection to traditional Irish culture and immaculate landscapes. Admire the rolling countryside, home to wild Connemara ponies. After a day of exploring the rich landscapes of rural Ireland, return to your hotel in Galway and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Galway.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Nox Hotel or similar

1030 Reviews

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included
Connemara National Park

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6th Day: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney
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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover one of the most iconic landscapes in Ireland: the stunning Cliffs of Moher! Stretching along the coastline for around 14-kilometers, these dramatic sea cliffs overlook the wild waters of the Atlantic. Set off towards Country Kerry, stopping along the way in Limerick, one of the oldest and most important cities in Ireland, dating back to the 12th-century. Afterwards, continue to the southwest of Ireland and into County Kerry, home to the beautiful scenery of the Killarney National Park. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Kerry.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torc Hotel or similar

255 Reviews

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included
Cliffs of Moher

Light

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Limerick & County Kerry

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7th Day: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - County Cork
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Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Ring of Kerry today, an area of immense natural beauty, glistening lakes and dramatic coastlines, home to incredible beaches and charming seaside villages. In the afternoon, head towards Cork, known as the culinary capital of Ireland and famed for its fantastic food market. It's also home to brilliant museums and art galleries and the legendary Shandon Bells. Overnight stay in County Cork.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Carrigaline Court Hotel &... or similar

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Ring of Kerry

Light

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Visit to the city of Cork

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8th Day: Cork - Kilkenny - Dublin
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the journey back to Dublin, stopping along the way at the medieval town of Kilkenny with its cobblestoned streets and imposing St. Canices Cathedral. After some time at your leisure, continue towards the capital. Arrive in Dublin and enjoy the evening at your leisure, hitting the bars or revisiting your favorite sights. Overnight stay in Dublin.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Staycity Aparthotels - Ti... or similar

397 Reviews

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Activities

included
Kilkenny Town

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9th Day: Dublin - Reykjavik
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Reykjavik. Touch down in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city in Iceland. Self-transfer* to the hotel** and get settled in before enjoying the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure.

If time allows, get out and explore the cosmopolitan atmosphere and unique Icelandic cuisine of the capital or visit Reykjavik's fantastic museums on Viking heritage. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

*Optional private transfer can be added at an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

**The early check-in is at your disposal only upon availability and can be requested and paid for directly once you arrive at the hotel.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Klettur or similar

2308 Reviews

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10th Day: Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes Peninsula
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a full day excursion to the Snæfellsnes peninsula where you will get to explore the natural wonders of this location that divides the west coast of Iceland into two large bays. Start by visiting the northern part of Mýrar, home to an array of volcanic craters, including Eldborg, the largest one.

Next, head west towards the tip of the peninsula, passing the small fishing towns of Grundarfjörður, Ólafsvík, Rif and Hellissandur. You will also be passing by the Snæfellsjökull National Park, full of interesting geological phenomena and historic sites. Stop at Arrow Mountain or Kirkjufell Mountain, famous for appearing in the TV series Game of Thrones.

Here you will also find a beautiful waterfall called Kirkjufellsfoss. Make a short detour to Djúpalónssandur and take a short walk along a marked path to the lovely black pebble beach. From here, you will drive around the tip of the peninsula at the foot of Snæfellsjökull, a glaciated volcano where the famous novel “The Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne is set in. Visit Þúfubjarg, a spectacular cliff and a nesting colony for many seabirds.

Continue to Arnarstapi and Hellnar to view the beautiful coast and impressive variety of birdlife. Stop by Búðir, a charming little site located on a natural inlet. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Borgarnes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Borgarnes or similar

290 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Moderate

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11th Day: Borgarfjörður - Snaefellsnes Peninsula
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an adventure around Borgarfjörður where you will see Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring. Drive further to the historic Reykholt, home of a 13th-century chieftain, writer, poet and scholar, Snorri Sturluson. Make your way to Hraunfossar and Barnafossar, some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls before you drive back to Borgarnes.

In Borgarnes you will visit the Settlement Center—devoted to recreating Iceland’s earliest days and introducing visitors to one of the country’s most iconic heroes, Egil Skalla-Grimson. The center also houses a restaurant, a café and a souvenir shop. Drive the scenic road around Hvalfjörður Fjord (weather permitting) on your way to the last stop of the day, Þingvellir National Park.

The park is known for being the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Selfoss.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel South Coast or similar

94 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to Borgarnes

Moderate

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12th Day: Snaefellsnes - South Shore
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a full-day excursion to the South Shore. Start by visiting Seljalandsfoss, a gorgeous waterfall that drops 60 m and is part of the Seljalands River.

From here, visit the Skógar Museum and then pass by Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers before stopping by Sólheimajökull glacier where you will get to marvel at the sights of the glacier and the lagoon in front of it from a platform viewpoint. 

Finally, drive to Reynisdrangar, known for its spectacular coast and beautiful rock formations. Continue to Vik, a small town on the black beach. Overnight stay in South Shore.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel South Coast or similar

94 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to South Shore and Skogafoss Waterfall

Moderate

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13th Day: South Shore - Golden Circle - Reykjavík
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Breakfast at the hotel. Take part in an excursion to Golden Circle where you will visit the numerous hot springs and see the famous Great Geysir and Strokkur, an active geyser that shoots out strong jets every few minutes. Then, you will make your way to Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders.

As an added optional, take part in a visit to the Secret Lagoon.* Overnight stay in Reykjavík. 

*Optional visit to Secret Lagoon: Enjoy an authentic Icelandic experience by replenishing your body in warm, clean and sulfur-rich waters of the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, dating back to 1891. What makes it special are the rich natural resources of warm water coming from hot springs around it. With the pool water flowing continuously, it only takes about 24 hours for it to be completely replenished.

The water source comes straight from the Vaðmálahver, Básahver or Litli geysers and remains at a comfortable temperature of around 40 degree celsius all year round, perfect for a relaxing dip sure to help you decompress.

For Those who choose not to bathe in the lagoon, your driver and guide will take you to Skálholt, a historically significant sight nearby. For centuries it was one of Iceland’s two episcopal sees, making it a cultural and political center. The first official school in Iceland was also founded here.

Please note: The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. To guarantee your spot at Secret Lagoon, you MUST book your ticket at least 30 days in advance

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Klettur or similar

2308 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to Golden Circle

Moderate

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Visit to Secret Lagoon

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14th Day: Reykjavík - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's most iconic sites. You will then have the option to participate in the additional activity where you can bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon (additional fees)* or stroll along the walking path taking in the spectacular views of this majestic location. Overnight stay in  Reykjavík. 

*Optional Swim in the Blue Lagoon: With waters that are milky-blue and mineral rich, enjoy a visit to the Blue Lagoon, located in the middle of a lava field making it one of the most unique wonders of the world. The algae found within the waters is known for having healing properties on the skin. 

The Blue Lagoon comes equipped with an in-water bar offering soft and alcoholic drinks (first one free with your entrance ticket) and an in-water Mask Bar to slather on a silica mud mask. There are also saunas and steam rooms. 

Please note: The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. To guarantee your spot at Blue Lagoon, you MUST book your ticket at least 30 days in advance.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Klettur or similar

2308 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Blue Lagoon: Healing swim and relaxation

Light

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15th Day: Reykjavik - Canada
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Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Iceland. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to the airport for your flight back Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**Optional private transfer can be added at an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

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Pick up is estimated and will be reconfirmed in the destination.

Walking Tour of Dublin

Included activity for day 3 in Dublin

Pass by Trinity College and visit the area of Temple Bar, home to colourful pubs and Irish music. Learn about the Ha’Penny Bridge, walk past Dublin Castle and see Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00

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Moderate

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Galway City Centre Visit

Included activity for day 4 in Galway

Visit the city centre, learn about its history and enjoy Eyre Square, which is a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs and many still offer Irish folk music.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

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Light

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Panoramic Tour of Athlone

Included activity for day 4 in Athlone

Take a panoramic tour of Athlone, a town on the River Shannon, to see its impressive 13th-century castle and historic streets.

Physical rating:

Light

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Pick up is estimated and will be reconfirmed in the destination.

Connemara National Park

Included activity for day 5

Visit Connemara National Park, a beautiful cultural region, situated in County Galway. Connemara is known for its strong connection to traditional Irish culture and immaculate landscapes. Admire the rolling countryside, home to wild Connemara ponies.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00

Physical rating:

Light

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Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. To guarantee your spot at “Secret Lagoon”, you MUST book your ticket at least 30 days in advance

Visit to Secret Lagoon

Suggested activity for day 13

Wind down and relax in this visit to the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool where the water is at the perfect temperature all year round allowing you to relax and replenish.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Blue Lagoon: Healing swim and relaxation

Suggested activity for day 14 in Reykjavik

Soak up the milky-blue and mineral-packed waters of the Blue Lagoon said to have healing properties and relax while you enjoy a silica mud mask and a complimentary drink.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Dublin; Dublin - Reykjavik; Reykjavik - Canada.
  • Flight: Dublin - Reykjavik.*
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  • 13 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 13 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles in Ireland. Airport-hotel-airport transfers not included in Iceland.**
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English speaking guide.***
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Tax*, drinks, tips and airport transfers not mentioned in what's included.

*Accommodation tax in Iceland must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 666 ISK per room per night).

**The airport transfers in Iceland are not included. Optional private or shuttle bus transfers can be added as a supplement in the next step of the booking process.

*Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

About Ireland:

Note: Please keep in mind that the tour has a lot of ground to cover within a short schedule. In order to keep on track, we will be traveling for several hours per day.

The order of the itinerary may change to 2 nights in Dublin at the end of the tour and 1 night at the beginning of the tour. In all cases you will have 3 nights in Dublin in total.

About Iceland:

If travelling with Wizz Air, Easy Jet, or Fly Play, we recommend that you check your luggage online in order to avoid extra fees. The reservation only includes one piece of hand luggage per person (40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm), which must be placed underneath the seat in front of you on the plane. Additional baggage may be purchased in advance on the airline’s website. Any luggage item larger than the aforementioned dimensions that is not reserved in advance will be subject to additional charges in the airport.

Double beds in Iceland hotels are not always the standard Canadian size and can sometimes be less wide.

**The airport transfers in Iceland are not included. Optional private or shuttle bus transfers can be added as a supplement in the next step of the booking process.

We do not offer optional excursions to see the Northern Lights in Iceland as the unpredictable weather conditons mean we cannot guarantee the excursions will go ahead. If you are interested in taking any such excursion our local provider will be able to advise you when you arrive in the destination.

***You will not meet your guide until the day after your arrive in Iceland, when you begin the tour of Reykjavik.

For groups consisting of 2 to 17 people you will not have a tour leader. Instead, your English speaking driver, who is very knowledgeable, will be assisting you with local information.

  • Ireland
  • Iceland
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required.

    • Currency

      Euro.

    • Language

      English.

    • Electricity

      230 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations.

    • Time zone

      UTC.

    • Other useful information

      Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.ireland.com/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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