Your Next Getaway: Luck of the Irish to You

See more, do more, live more and go home completely without regrets.

Feeling lucky? After months of frigid weather and well below zero temperatures, we’re ready for a trip. Time to pack those bags, book time off work and jet off somewhere where the beer is flowing and the views are breathtaking. Perhaps you fly somewhere, maybe you go overseas, dare say you land on an island – where do you go? With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, our vote is…. Ireland!

Our beautiful friends at Contiki have planned the ultimate Irish getaway so that you can see more, do more, live more and go home completely without regrets. (Plus, you have the chance to do it all, FOR FREE!) Here are the details:

Where: Ireland & Northern Ireland, including Dublin, Londonderry, Galway, Cork & Kilkenny

When: Anytime between March 2019 – December 31, 2019

How Long: 7 nights accommodation

Food Included: 11 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners)

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Dublin

Your first day in Ireland – woohoo! Dublin has one of the youngest city populations in the European Union, brimming with heritage, character and more cute pubs than you could crawl in a week. Meet your Trip Manager and new travel squad, then enjoy a night on the town with as many Guinness’ as you can drink.

Day 2 – Dublin to Cork via Kilkenny

Before reaching your next destination, enjoy a bike tour of Kilkenny (psst… it includes a castle, cathedral and mountains with medieval charm) and tour Middleton’s very own Jameson’s Whiskey distillery. Then, you’re off to Cork to experience the city’s good vibes and local pubs as you stroll along the River Lee.

Day 3 – Cork to Galway via Blarney & Cliffs of Moher

Ready to sightsee and explore from dusk until dawn today? Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, a Galway walking tour – make sure your camera is fully charged for this day of stunning photo opportunities.

Day 4 – Galway

For summer travellers, choose to spend today on a boat ride to the Aran Islands where you’ll dance with horses and bike around the beautiful countryside. Winter explorers, take the day to explore this historic city full of traditional pubs, cobblestone streets and jaw-dropping art galleries.

Day 5 – Galway to Londonderry

Don’t forget to look out your windows on this part of the excursion, gazing up at the 17th-century city walls before spending your free time learning about this city’s historical journey on a walking tour.

Day 6 – Londonderry to Belfast via Giants Causeway

With another big day ahead, get your camera ready for Giant’s Causeway – the famous hexagon-shaped, naturally-formed rock columns found on the coast of Northern Ireland. Save some energy to explore Belfast this evening as you arrive in time to explore the Titanic Museum and tour the city with your local guide.

Day 7 – Belfast to Dublin

It’s your last full day in Ireland and you have one more night in Dublin – so enjoy it while it lasts! Visit the Guinness storehouse or perhaps the Merry Ploughboy Pub to get your Irish drink on one last time.

Day 8 – Depart Dublin

Enjoy your very last meal with your Trip Manager and travel group – it’s been a good ol’ Irish time in the land of green.

And that’s a wrap – what a trip! Start and end your trip in Dublin anytime between March-December 2019 with prices ranging from $1515-$2060. With trips departing weekly in the winter months and bi-weekly throughout the summer, you’re bound to find a time that works best for you and all your friends.

So let’s recap:

No Regrets included experiences on your trip:

  • Visit Blarney Castle
  • See the Cliffs of Moher {weather dependent}
  • Galway walking tour
  • See the 17th-century city walls of Londonderry
  • Visit Giant’s Causeway
  • City tour of Belfast with a local guide

Free Time Add-Ons in Ireland:

  • Guided bike tour of Kilkenny
  • Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery tour
  • Boat ride to Aran Islands {summer only}
  • Londonderry walking tour
  • Entry into the Titanic Museum
  • Guinness Storehouse visit
  • Farewell Evening at the Merry Ploughboy Pub

*‘Free Time Add-Ons’ allow you to see more, do more and experience more than you ever imagined.

Well my Guinness, this sounds like a good time! Party like the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day – or any day of the year for that matter – by planning your trip to the land of shamrocks, leprechauns and pots of gold.

If this sounds like something you want to do (and really, why wouldn’t you?!), listen up.

Contiki will be giving away a FREE trip to one lucky individual – all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:

  1. Follow @datenightyyc and @contiki on Instagram.
  2. Like our Ireland post.
  3. Tag a friend in the comments.

For full contest rules, scroll down.

You don’t need to be a leprechaun to be lucky, Calgary – so enter this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

If you’re ready to book your trip now, visit the Contiki website and enter the code DATENIGHT for your exclusive discount.

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be with you!”


Full Contest Rules:

Only available to contestants from Canada.

Date Night YYC will choose a winner by April 7th via Instagram Contest Post.

Use of Personal Information. By entering the Contest, the entrant consents to the Contest Organizer’s
collection, use and disclosure of his or her personal information collected for this Contest for the purposes of managing and administering this Contest, awarding and announcing the Prize winner and any subsequent advertising or promotion related thereto. Any personal information collected will be handled in accordance with the Contest Organizer’s Privacy Policy found on the Contiki website.

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