28 July 2018 • 25 Day Iceland & Ireland Fly, Tour & Cruise Package

  • Pricing

    per person twin share from – based on guarantee cabins, see below for details

    $10,995 – based on an inside stateroom

     $12,232 – based on an outside stateroom

     $15,795 – based on a balcony stateroom 



     • Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Dublin and ex London on return inc. taxes
    • One way private car transfer from Dublin airport to hotel
    • 1 nights accommodation pre-tour in Dublin with breakfast
    • 5 night `Corners of Southern Ireland` small group tour round trip from Dublin including: 5 nights staying in boutique accommodation | Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader | Premium mini-coach transportation | Local guide in Kinsale | Daily Full Irish breakfast (B), 3 evening meals (D) | Irish whiskey tour and tasting | Entrance included to: Irish National Stud, Portumna Castle, The Skellig Experience, Molly Gallivan`s Cottage, Midleton Distillery and Kilkenny Castle
    • 1 nights accommodation post-tour in Dublin with breakfast
    • One way private car transfer from Dublin hotel to airport
    • One way economy class airfare from Dublin to London inc tax
    • One way private car transfer from London airport to the port of Tilbury
    • 15 night Aegean Odyssey cruise round trip from Tilbury including: All shipboard meals and wine/beer/soft drinks with dinner on board | A comprehensive range of included Shore excursions, with several options at selected ports | Lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers | Gratuities on board cruise ship
    • One way private car transfer from port to airport, London


     *Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD, based on full brochure fares at time of publication (09Feb18). All prices based on cash payment – credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All airfare/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply once paid. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices based on guarantee cabins with cabin numbers at the discretion of the cruise line and advised closer to departure. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer valid until 19Mar18 or until sold out/withdrawn.
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Saturday 28 July, AUSTRALIA – DUBLIN
    Fly Australia to Dublin

    Day 2: Sunday 29 July, DUBLIN
    Arrive Dublin, transfer to hotel

    Day 3: Monday 30 July,  DUBLIN – KILDARE – ENNIS
    We begin the tour in Dublin and journey to the stunning countryside of County Kildare where we stop at the Irish National Stud. Here, we’re treated to a private tour, an exclusive jockey’s-eye-view of the horses and the chance to explore the fascinating museum. Next up is Portumna Castle, a semi-fortified house in County Galway, before our journey transports us to Ennis, where we tuck into our first hearty dinner together. (D)
    ​Accommodation: (Old Grounds Hotel)

    Day 4: Tuesday 31 July, ENNIS – CLIFFS OF MOHER – KILLARNEY
    Ennis’ character-filled avenues are built for meandering, but a walking tour really brings to life the enthralling tales of rebellions and riots, myths and mysteries that swirl around these medieval lanes. When we move on to the Cliffs of Moher, your imagination will really run wild. The keen-eyed among us – or perhaps just those who packed binoculars – may even spot a resident puffin. Back on dry land we head to Killarney – gateway to the panoramic Ring of Kerry. (B). ​Accommodation: (Meadowlands Hotel)

    Day 5: Wednesday 1 August, KILLARNEY – RING OF KERRY – KILLARNEY
    Welcome to the beguiling Ring of Kerry – a town that boasts edge-of-the-world seascapes, rippling green lands, ancient forts and welcoming villages that rub shoulders with mysterious ruins. At the Skellig Experience we glimpse the lives of early Christian monks that broke bread here. (B,D). ​Accommodation: (Meadowlands Hotel)

    Day 6: Thursday 2 August, KILLARNEY– KENMARE – KINSALE
    We’re at the mouth of Kenmare Bay, in the town founded by Sir William Petty in 1670. Our first stop of the day is Molly Gallivan’s cottage. At first glance it seems to be a rustic farmhouse in a rural spot, frozen in time. But there’s more to it. More than 200 years ago, this enterprising widow supported her seven children by brewing illicit whiskey – and her home was in fact a clandestine pub. Our next stop takes us to the medieval town of Kinsale. Sea-and-sand views, cosy pubs and brightly-hued houses make this a picturesque port of call – and our final stop today. (B)
    ​Accommodation: (Actons Hotel)

    Day 7: Friday 3 August, KINSALE – MIDLETON – KILKENNY
    The cobbled streets that curve around this pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we spend the morning on a walking tour of Kinsale. Our whirlwind tour takes in its must-see sights, before we depart for the coast. It was the departure point for the last 123 passengers to board the Titanic and you’ll notice poignant markers of this around the town. It’s also home to the Old Midleton Distillery, where we see how this iconic whiskey is crafted – and sample its smooth character for ourselves. We get a final cultural fix as we absorb the medieval charm of Kilkenny before indulging in a final feast – fit for a king. (B,D)
    ​Accommodation: (Kilkenny Rivercourt)

    Day 8: Saturday 4 August, KILKENNY – DUBLIN
    Before heading back to Dublin, we make time to stroll around charismatic Kilkenny. Keep your camera poised as our coach climbs heather-clad hills and crosses fairytale glens that carpet the Wicklow Mountains. At the heart of that dramatic scenery is Avoca village, where we pay homage to an Irish institution – Ballykissangel. Pull up a stool in Fitzgerald’s Pub, made famous in the BBC TV series. Then pick up one final memento of your travels at the Woollen Mills. (B) Tour ends today, transfer to hotel for extra one night stay in Dublin

    Day 9: Sunday 5 August, DUBLIN – LONDON  Disembark 7:00pm
    Transfer to airport for flight to London, on arrival you will be collected at the airport and transferred to Tilbury pier for ship embarkation.

    Day 10: Monday 6 August, AT SEA

    Day 11: Tuesday 7 August, AT SEA

    Day 12: Wednesday 8 August, LERWICK , SHETLAND ISLANDS  8:00am – 1:00pm
    A choice of tours: Lewick walking tour, Archaeological site of Jarlshof or visit Lewick Castle

    Day 13: Thursday 9 August, AT SEA

    Day 14: Friday 10 August, HEIMAEY , ICELAND  2:00pm – 7:00pm
    Afternoon walking tour and visit to Eldfell, the ‘mountain of fire’, or visit the island’s sheer cliffs and puffin colonies with a highlights of Heimaey tour

    Day 15: Saturday 11 August, REYKJAVIK , ICELAND  9:00am – 5:00pm
    Choice of included tours: The Golden Circle Route, Blue Lagoon or discover Reykjavik’s culture

    Day 16: Sunday 12 August, ISAFJORDUR , ICELAND  10:00am – 5:00pm
    Visit the maritime museum or take a boat trip to nearby Vigur Island

    Day 17: Monday 13 August, AKUREYRI , ICELAND  9:00am – 8:00pm
    Discover the landscape of pseudo-craters, lava and geothermal fields

    Day 18: Tuesday 14 August, HUSAVIK , ICELAND  7:00am – 6:00pm
    Ideal chance to take a whale watching boat trip

    Day 19: Wednesday 15 August, AT SEA

    Day 20: Thursday 16 August, TORSHAVN , FAROE ISLANDS  8:00 – 1:00pm
    Visit the capital of the Danish Faroe Islands, discover the prolific birdlife and colourful turf roofed villages

    Day 21: Friday 17 August, KIRKWALL, SCOTLAND , UNITED KINGDOM  9:00am – 1:00pm
    See the rolling landscape and remarkable dwellings of Kirkwall

    Day 22: Saturday 18 August, EDINBURGH (NEWHAVEN), SCOTLAND , UNITED KINGDOM  8:00am – 1:00pm
    Morning sightseeing tour in Newhaven

    Day 23: Sunday 19 August, AT SEA

    Day 24: Monday 20 August, LONDON (TILBURY), ENGLAND , UNITED KINGDOM  Disembarkation from 7:00am
    Disembark Aegean Odyssey at Tilbury, and transfer to London Airport

    Day 25: Tuesday 21 August, IN TRANSIT

    Day 26: Wednesday 22 August, ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

  • Only one date available 28 July – 22 August 2018

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