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Heritage Tour – Ireland & Scotland

This Tour Includes:

  • Flights from Moncton to Dublin (via Montreal) and return from Edinburgh to Moncton (via Toronto)
  • Bilingual tour manager from New Brunswick (Mary Anne Riordon Barry)
  • Air conditioned/heated coach with driver/guide (Brian Rice) throughout the tour, starting at Dublin Airport and finishing in Edinburgh
  • Full Irish/Scottish breakfast daily at each hotel
  • Four Dinners; Three Shows; and Two Boat Cruises
  • Entrance fees and guides to sites specified in the itinerary
  • All taxes and service charges at hotels, at hotel meals, and specified visitor sites

Interested in your family roots?
Contact Mary Anne for genealogy links (1.506.627.6887). Once booked, you will receive general travel info, sample wardrobe list, etc.

For more information, contact Maritime Travel
2485 King George Hwy, Unit 15 – Miramichi, NB
Next to Sobeys in Douglastown
506.622.1100 •

September 19 – October 3, 2023

$5,299 CAD per person

Travel: 15 Days
Accommodations: 14 Nights
Meals: Daily breakfast, Four Dinners




Fly Air Canada #1565 (5:45 PM) Moncton to Montreal. And #802 Montreal to Dublin.

Arrive in Dublin 8:30 AM. Meet driver/guide Brian Rice. See city highlights while driving to ‘Kilkenny Shops’ where you purchase brunch. Yum… European pastries! Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral with all its splendour and history. Tour Guinness Storehouse (state of the art museum/brewery tour) and have a fabulous sky view of the city. Enjoy National Museum of Ireland treasures and the Art Gallery. The rest of the day is yours to meander, shop, explore, relax along Grafton Street, St Stephen’s Green, Temple Bar, National archives… wherever you wish. Rest well in hotel RIU GRESHAM, DUBLIN.

Drive to Howth, Phoenix Park, and more. History tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. The remainder of the day you are at your leisure. If you want to buy individual tour admission to another venue (Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity College, Epic Center, Dublin’s Writer’s Museum) we can help you to arrange it. Tonight, a treat… “Celtic Nights” DINNER & SHOW TOGETHER at Arlington Hotel.

Drive SW to Carlow. Today you have two options to choose from: (A) Canoe/Kayak the peaceful Barrow River (w Mary Anne) from Borris Village. Paddle past Closhastia Castle (c.1590), Ballykeenan Cut canal, drop down two levels at the double lock in the gorge, go by old growth pines, verdant green pastures and granite cliffs. Wind around monastic Graignamanagh, and the 9-arch bridge and a weir. Take out near Duiske Castle, (Glass), and Cushendale Woolen Mills. (2 hours total). (B) Drive to Jerpoint Abbey, demo with border collie dogs herding sheep. The shepherd is hilarious! Tour the 12th century medieval Lost Town of Newport (and St. Nicholas’ tomb) which was discovered by the owners in the brush about 25 years ago. Enter the old church ruins. The town was abandoned in the 1600’s and Mr. and Mrs. O’Connell give it life.

Groups A and B join and go thru Co. Kilkenny and Co. Waterford. Once in Youghal, we are in Co. Cork, and we proceed to our hotel. Swim? DINNER TOGETHER at MARYBOROUGH HOTEL & SPA, CORK CITY.

Tour a variety of Southwest Cork towns of ancestral interest to passengers onboard. Stops to be determined and timed according to genealogy links. Return to Cork. Pub food? Dream at MARYBOROUGH HOTEL & SPA in CORK CITY.

See Cork! Tour the renowned Butter Museum. See cathedrals, River Lee, the English Market, quays, bridges, Blackrock Castle observatory, pubs, parks and monuments. There’s much to absorb in this old city! Drive to Macroom and on to picturesque KILLARNEY LAKE HOTEL in Co. Kerry. Have DINNER TOGETHER in their gorgeous dining room with a view. HELLO KILLARNEY!

Drive in the exhilarating, majestic Wild Atlantic Way to the Dingle Peninsula! Make sightseeing stops at medieval cone-shaped beehive stone houses (as in Star Wars, The Last Jedi) and landscapes with beauty in all directions. Return and enjoy a well-deserved rest in KILLARNEY LAKE HOTEL, KILLARNEY.

Go north. Coffee in the adorable village of Adare? On we travel to historic Limerick and then head to the coast… visit the incredible Cliffs of Moher. We leave for friendly Galway and stroll on the cobbled streets. Shop a little. CORRIB RIVER DINNER & SHOW CRUISE TOGETHER. Sleep well so you can be up early to watch the sun come up on Galway Bay. VICTORIA HOTEL, GALWAY.

Drive by ‘the fields of Athenry’ then visit Strokestown Famine Museum in Co Roscommon. You will go North to Sligo (Shippegan immigrants), see monument at Rosses Point, thru Mullaghmore, on to beautiful Co. Donegal to stay in RADISSON, LETTERKENNY.

Enter the UK (Northern Ireland) and learn about the Troubles with Brian’s tour of Derry’s city walls. Walk the path to visit World Heritage site, Giant’s Causeway. Next, we visit the world-famous Titanic Museum—you will feel as though you are part of the crew of RMS Titanic. See MA for genealogy sites in Belfast. Belfast’s oldest pub (Crown Liquor Saloon) is close to our hotel, HOLIDAY INN, BELFAST.

Cross the North Channel by ferry to Cairnryan, Scotland. Head North to the Highlands. Tour Ben Nevis distillery and stay at BEN NEVIS HOTEL, FORT WILLIAM.

Drive North thru the region of the filming of Harry Potter. This is Bonnie Prince Charlie country. Take a cruise on Loch Ness!!! Relax at BEST WESTERN LOCHARDIL in INVERNESS.

Walk the Battlefields of Culloden, visit Clava Cairns (Game of Thrones), browse and shop in Inverness. Rest well at BEST WESTERN LOCHARDIL, INVERNESS.

Drive southwards to Edinburgh. Stop in Pitlochry. See The Kelpies in Falkirk. Tour history steeped and treasure-filled Edinburgh Castle. Hotel TBA, EDINBURGH.

Fly from Edinburgh (9:am), Air Canada #807 to Toronto. #1502 Toronto to Moncton (Arrive 6:11 PM / 10:11 PM Scotland time)


Terms & Conditions:

Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, and is subject to change in case of adverse currency fluctuation. Single supplement: + $1180 CDN. Land only: $3,899 per person. A deposit of $250 per person is due at time of booking (first come, first served). Deposit is fully refundable if tour does not occur. Final payment is due by June 23, 2023. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended and may be purchased at time of first deposit. SOME ITINERARY DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. All payments are made to Maritime Travel. A valid Passport is required with at least 6 months validity “after” scheduled return date to Canada. Please advise us if you have any special dietary requirements.

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