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North Atlantic Crossing: Montréal to Dublin - 2023

Montréal • 25-night expedition cruise with Québec, Woody Point (Newfoundland and Labrador), Nanortalik, Isortoq, Kulusuk, Siglufjörður, Ísafjörður, Reykjavík, Heimaey Island, the Faroe Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Orkney Islands, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Tobermory, Belfast • Dublin
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  • Spend a total four days in Dublin, with ample time to explore on your own, a city tour, and your choice of tours
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Kilkenny, Ireland (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $366 PER DAY

Step back in time to Kilkenny, where medieval history lives on through jaw-dropping architecture and museums. For the duration of your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the chambers and parklands of Lyrath Estate Hotel, your luxurious accommodation on the outskirts of the city. Plus, enjoy a private train tour from Black Abbey to Kilkenny Castle and learn about Kilkenny’s evolution from merchant town to brewing centre to craft capital. Don’t miss this perfect way to top off your discoveries in Northern Europe!

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights' accommodations in Kilkenny at the esteemed Lyrath Estate Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • 2 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 30:

Depart Dublin and discover Kilkenny’s highlights

This morning after breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to Dublin and set off for Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s most charming yet smallest cities, and home to several historic buildings and a number of breweries. You’ll start our tour with a photo stop at the Black Abbey, built in 1225, before continuing on by mini-train to Kilkenny Castle, a sprawling 12th-century manor and the onetime residence of several royal families.

Afterwards, we’ll explore the Kilkenny of more modern times — an arts and crafts hub — as you’ll soon uncover at the Kilkenny Design Centre, home of the National Design & Craft Gallery. This will be the perfect place to pick up gifts and specialty items before lunch on your own in the village.

Upon checking in to your hotel, you may enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the stunning Lyrath Estate. At this 17th-century manor house, you’ll enjoy all-modern amenities with a true sense of history and luxury.

Dinner is at the hotel tonight.

Included Features:

  • Kilkenny city tour
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle via mini train

Cultural Discovery:

  • Visit the Kilkenny Design Centre

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 31:

Pursue your own interests in Kilkenny

The day is yours to explore Kilkenny as you wish. Perhaps you’ll explore the grounds of the magnificent Lyrath Estate Hotel, seeking out wildlife on its 170 acres of parkland, take part in an onsite falconry experience, unwind with a spa treatment, or head to the Leisure Centre for a swim. Alternatively, you might choose to go on an excursion to nearby Jerpoint Park, Jenkinston Woods, Kells Priory, and more — your City Host will be happy to assist.

Dinner is included at your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 32:

Fly home

After breakfast, transfer to the Dublin airport for your flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Kilkenny, Ireland (Pre-Trip)

FROM $999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

Step back in time to Kilkenny, where medieval history lives on through jaw-dropping architecture and museums. For the duration of your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the chambers and parklands of Lyrath Estate Hotel, your luxurious accommodation on the outskirts of the city. Plus, enjoy a private train tour from Black Abbey to Kilkenny Castle and learn about Kilkenny’s evolution from merchant town to brewing centre to craft capital. Don’t miss this perfect way to top off your discoveries in Northern Europe!

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights' accommodations in Kilkenny at the esteemed Lyrath Estate Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • 2 included features and Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Ireland’s capital

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Dublin, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Dublin and make your way to Kilkenny

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport by a representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in Kilkenny — the magnificent Lyrath Estate Hotel. At this 17th-century manor house, you’ll enjoy all-modern amenities with a true sense of history and luxury.

Get settled in and enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight with your fellow expeditioners.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Pursue your own interests in Kilkenny

The day is yours to explore Kilkenny as you wish. Perhaps you’ll explore the grounds of the Lyrath Estate Hotel, seeking out wildlife on its 170 acres of parkland, take part in an onsite falconry experience, unwind with a spa treatment, or head to the Leisure Centre for a swim. Alternatively, you might choose to go on an excursion to nearby Jerpoint Park, Jenkinston Woods, Kells Priory, and more — your City Host will be happy to assist.

Dinner is included at your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Discover Kilkenny’s highlights

This morning after breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to Dublin and set off for Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s most charming yet smallest cities, and home to several historic buildings and a number of breweries. You’ll start our tour with a photo stop at the Black Abbey, built in 1225, before continuing by mini-train to Kilkenny Castle, a sprawling 12th-century manor and the onetime residence of several royal families.

Afterwards, we’ll explore the Kilkenny of more modern times — an arts and crafts hub — as you’ll soon uncover at the Kilkenny Design Centre, home of the National Design & Craft Gallery. This will be the perfect place to pick up gifts and specialty items before lunch on your own in the village.

This afternoon, you’ll return to Dublin to join Day 2 of the base tour and meet other expeditioners at a Welcome Reception.

Included Features:

  • Kilkenny city tour
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle via mini train

Cultural Discovery:

  • Visit the Kilkenny Design Centre

Included meals:

Breakfast

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